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Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited

...he world," says Allison Sekuler, one of the senior authors and a Canada Research Chair at McMaster. "But these results are an unusual twist on the standard 'ageing makes you worse' story, and they provide clear insight into what is changing in the ageing brain." Using computer-generated stimuli, the researc...

HIV vaccine trial breaks ground for future research

...und in the high-risk and the non-white groups. The authors suggested two plausible explanations, one for each... to resist the virus. For the non-white group, the authors suggest that biological differences in immune response or genetic markers of resistance to infection...

Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies

...that are increasingly popular with employers. The authors comment that even their own coverage from Harvard leaves them at risk for out-of-pocket costs above levels that often led to medical bankruptcy. In many cases, high medical bills coincided with a loss of income as illness forced breadwinners to los...

New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds

...lity," he adds. In addition to Kaminski, U-M study authors are Melissa Tuck, research associate for Hematolog...usan Fisher, project associate in Radiology. Other authors are Stewart Kroll from Corixa Corp.; Arne Kolstad, M.D., Ph.D., from the Norwegian Radium Hospital, ...

NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'

... Three out of five had no clinical psychology. The authors conclude: "This study suggests that in many hospitals [the target] is being achieved without adequate resource or expertise."...

Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care

... to make mistakes than other doctors, although the authors point out that it may be easier to measure errors ...s when they made a serious mistake themselves. The authors conclude: "Discussion among colleagues after a serious event has taken place is vital to understandi...

State policies decrease youth smoking, drinking and sex

...not make kids have more sex," said Dr. Bishai. The authors report in their study that further research is needed to examine the effects of state and local laws and to explore whether the societal factors that contribute to the passage of such state legislation are correlated with better parenting or healthie...

More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged

...tions, such as New York and Philadelphia***." The authors also said that an investigation of homeless person...enefits than non-psychotic homeless persons." The authors concluded that "although it would be nave to assume that treatment for substance use disorders and p...

New bedside tool gauges mortality risk in heart failure patients

...ts, including the study authors. Additional study authors include: Dr. Kirkwood F. Adams, Jr., Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Dr. William T. Abraham, Department of Cardiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio; Dr. Cl...

Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women

...o years since 1976. In 1988, Nurses' Health Study authors surveyed 72,359 women who had no history of heart ...ased risk for sudden cardiac death persisted. The authors conclude that associations between anxiety and other cardiac risk factors might account for some, bu...

New way to block pox shows promise in lab study

...loration." In addition to Dr. Reinherz, the other authors of the paper are Hailin Yang, Ph.D., Mikyung Kim Ph.D., and Pedro Reche, Ph.D., of DFCI; Sung-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., and Raymond Welsh, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School; and Tiara Morehead and Inger Damon, M.D., Ph.D., of CDC....

Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations

... a comparison for future prospective studies," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005;293:557-564. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: For funding and financial disclosure information, please see the JAMA article. Editorial: Malignant Gliomas in 2005 - Where to GO From Here? In an accompany...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...ts that occur in the United States each year," the authors write. "This is the first direct study of missing ...ve studies of its actual causes and sequelae," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005;293:565-571. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: For fundin...

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer give equivalent survival, study finds

...not accompanied by any surgical intervention," the authors write. "Consequently, we recommend avoiding the us...pond to receive more effective therapy sooner, the authors write....

Two studies find evidence that sunlight may have beneficial influence on cancer

...istics, such as lesion thickness and location. The authors conclude that sun exposure is associated with increased survival from melanoma. "It would be reasonable to speculate that the apparently beneficial relationship between sun exposure and survival from melanoma could be mediated by vitamin D," Berwick...

Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI

...oper surgical care and pathologic assessment," the authors write. Contact: Mary Lawson, University of Minneso...k of either non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphomas. The authors conclude that the growing incidence in obesity is unlikely to explain the increasing incidence world...

No magic pill for treating dementia symptoms

...e complicated by an increased risk of stroke," the authors write. "Physicians considering prescribing these d...a are expected to triple in the next 10 years, the authors said it is essential to find more effective treatments. They said non-drug therapies should always b...

Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study

...s and their family members. Along with Chang, the authors of the study are: Ian Parney, MD, PhD, and Mitchel S. Berger, MD, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF; Wei Huang, MS, and Frederick Anderson, Jr., PhD, Center for Outcomes Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Anthony Asher, MD, ...

Progesterone therapy could prevent thousands of preterm births

...igible women was reduced by about one-third. The authors of today's paper estimated that in 2002, about 30,000 recurrent preterm births occurred to women who were eligible for 17P, based on a spontaneous preterm birth recurrence rate of about 22 percent. The ACOG Committee Opinion urges more research on th...

Middle ear infections: Prescribe antibiotics or not?

...nosed received either amoxicillin or placebo. The authors report a higher rate of cure after 14 days in the group receiving amoxicillin. However, there was no statistical difference in the number of adverse events or in recurrence rates between the 2 groups....

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