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Study: evidence-based programs likely to be more successful in preventing substance use by children

...itute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), involved analyzing how teachers and schools discourage substance use among middle-school students. Investigators developed research-based standards for both content and delivery practices because earlier studies showed both elements were central to the effectiveness of...

Columbia study finds differences in PSA, PSA density test measurements for Caucasian, Hispanic men

...spanic men, or there needs to be some other way of analyzing PSAD in Hispanics. "Further study in this area is certainly warranted," he said....

U.S. for-profit hospitals show higher mortality rates than non-profits, analysis shows

...e not-for-profit hospital mortality. They ended up analyzing 15 studies containing data from approximately 38 million patients hospitalized in 26,000 U.S. hospitals between 1982 and 1995. The data were adjusted for confounders such as teaching status of the hospital, the patients' severity-of-illness and hosp...

New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results

...ning no cancer was found in the breast tissue upon analyzing its surgical remains. Thirty-three percent of patients had complete clinical responses, meaning visible signs of the tumor could no longer be detected, and 17 percent of patients were converted from mastectomy candidates to lumpectomy candidates. Th...

Insurers should pay for children's costly cancer treatments

...t in reducing health care costs, but few of us are analyzing data to determine what is an unnecessary expense versus what is a very large, but justifiable, expense. " Large companies start the chain of events by pressuring medical insurers to keep down their costs per employee covered, added Breitfeld. Compan...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May (second issue)

...e oflong-term lung transplantation survivors.) By analyzing 24 specimens collected from 10 lungtransplant recipients, these investigators were attempting to use quantitative methodologies tomore completely define the T cell responses of pulmonary transplant recipients. Theydiscovered that there are very dist...

Stanford study shows now-familiar medications at core of better outlook for depressed patients

...ranged from 3,901 in 1989 to 6,385 in 2000. After analyzing the data, Stafford found that 70 percent of patients diagnosed with depression in 1987 (the year before SSRIs were introduced) were treated with antidepressant medication, while 89 percent were treated with medication in 2001. The type of anti...

More evidence of possible link between hearing loss and CVD

...d artery scans to measure atherosclerosis. We are analyzing these scans to determine if mild atherosclerosis is associated with cochlear function test results, Torre says....

Genetic connection in link between permanent hair dye use and bladder cancer risk

...s and compared them to 164 similar, healthy women, analyzing their genetic makeup through blood and urine samples.They found that in women with certain slow genes (the "NAT2 slow" phenotype), exclusive permanent hair dye use was associated with a nearly tripled risk of bladder cancer. Among women with other s...

Brain center searches for patterns

...ely kept the experiment very simple. "Then, in analyzing brain activity during those responses, we took advantage of the fact that when you present a large number of random events, some of the time there will be short patterns, like a series of circles or a sequence of alternating circles or squares," he s...

UCLA scientists discover African strain of AIDS in two American infants

...research team discovered the African strains while analyzing the genetic profile of the virus in children who had developed resistance to anti-HIV drug regimens. One infant carried the African strain D and the other had contracted a type that combined African viral strains A and G. The childrens mothers had tr...

Mayo Clinic news briefs

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- A Mayo Clinic study analyzing coronary calcium and plaque found that estrogen may slow the progression of atherosclerosis in women. Estrogen status is associated with coronary calcium ("hardening of the arteries") and plaque area independent of age and coronary heart disease risk...

Oral diabetes drug shows promise in preventing miscarriage in common infertility disorder

...ncies of patients under treatment for PCOS. After analyzing records of patients treated by Dr. Jakubowicz, Dr. Nestler and his coworkers found that of the 68 pregnancies that were treated with metformin, 6 pregnancies (8.8 percent) ended in miscarriage. By comparison, of the 31 pregnancies in the group that ...

$3 million gift from Purdue Pharma to support MGH Pain Program

...r, recognizing the benefits of fully assessing and analyzing pain and tailoring its management to individual patients' needs. Staff members in the Pain Center - anesthesiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and physical therapists - collaborate with primary care practitioners as well as...

Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene for inherited kidney and liver disease in young children

...ny in Japan. Identifying the gene in the rat, and analyzing ARPKD patients, led the researchers to realize that the human equivalent of the rat gene was the one that was abnormal in this disease. Progress on the Human Genome Project, which sequenced the candidate region on chromosome 6, aided identification o...

Study: many poor children live in pain because barriers to dental care too great

...ions with participants about their experiences and analyzing what they found. I could not get a dentist to take Medicaid, one mother said. I got the book out, the telephone book, and I went through about 10-15 dentists, and no one wanted to take Medicaid. I just gave up. Another complained about the time it t...

Study shows alcohol boosts death risk for boat passengers as well as operators

...rs leaves much of the problem unaddressed. Besides analyzing medical examiner data, investigators spent three summers interviewing and obtaining breath measurements from boaters across North Carolina and Maryland as part of their research. Before we did the study, we had a fairly good idea about the risk curve...

Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters

...ukemia. This is largely a non-spatial approach to analyzing these data. "An approach that uses the actual locations would compare the spatial distributions of the cases with those of the controls, and see if they look similar," Sherman said. "If the cases that have leukemia look like they are more clustered ...

Studying growth, poverty and well-being in Africa

...sed in the past that have been top-down in nature, analyzing how costs and benefits of reform trickle down through the economy to the poor. "Our aim is to better understand the economic, social, institutional and natural constraints that keep Africa's poor from prospering in the context of growth-oriented re...

Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease

...nt or delay heart problems. The research involved analyzing data from the continuing UNC-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, which began in 1987 with medical examinations of 15,792 people, ages 45 to 64, living in four areas. Those were Forsyth County, N.C; Jackson, Miss.; the northwest suburbs o...

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