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Mouse gene shows new mechanism behind cardiac infarction in man

...ariant of the human homologue of the gene was more common in people who had a history of cardiac infarction ...tegy based on a mice model can teach us more about common human diseases," says researcher Jacob Lagercrantz of the Gustav V research institute, Karolinska In...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

... of housing and location. Cockroach allergens were common in apartment buildings while dust mite allergens were more often found in houses. Cockroach allergen levels were highest in the Bronx and New York City, while dust mite levels were highest in Dallas and Seattle. In Dallas 70 percent of homes studied ...

Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants

...fles and the intensive care unit. RSV infection is common in children but sometimes can be hard for parents to recognize. By two years of age, 95 percent of all children have been exposed to RSV, but the symptoms can range from a mild cold all the way to serious pneumonia, which requires a child to be hospi...

Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away

...ancy. The article states that "depression is more common among disadvantaged and minority women." Exercise is recommended and seen as an effective way to counter or prevent these changes. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology endorses this and suggests 30 minutes of moderate exercise for pre...

College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers

...y binge drinking, although daily drinking was more common among those not in college. Although college students were drinking more, they weren't more likely to be diagnosed with alcohol dependence. "The results of this study provide a more encouraging message about the consequences of college drinking than ...

Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes

...ent is dialysis of which there are two types. Less common is peritoneal dialysis, where the patient's abdomi...ste, a process usually performed at home. The most common form of treatment is hemodialysis, which separates toxins and excess water artificially from the pat...

Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations

...cer. The results are part of a fiveyear study of a common form of early stage breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Led by Elizabeth B. Claus, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at Yale School of Medicine, the Yale team examined genetic and en...

Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia

... and Gynecology . "Preeclampsia is one of the most common causes of maternal mortality in the United States, but establishing a correct diagnosis can be very difficult, especially in women with hypertension prior to pregnancy," said lead author Catalin Buhimschi, M.D., assistant professor in the Department ...

New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life

...r of the lining of the abdominal wall -- is a very common cause of death in patients with cancers in the abdomen. Surgery alone has proven to have limited effectiveness, as has radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy. These new studies show that the combination of surgery and IPHC improves overall surv...

New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin

...care required by people with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia affecting people over 65. Dr. Mittelman and her colleagues found that a unique counseling and support program substantially eases the depression of spouse caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, and the effects were evident even three ye...

The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee

... On the strength of their common occurrence among older people with advanced OA of the knee, this study suggests that complete ACL tears play a major, under-reported role in the development of this debilitating disease. Yet, as Hill reports, the benefits of surgical intervention fo...

Heart surgeons publish death rates

...ds. This type of analysis will become increasingly common under the Freedom of Information Act, which is now law in the UK, and should help to promote a culture of openness and transparency in healthcare delivery, they say. The Bristol Royal Infirmary inquiry into child heart surgery deaths recommended that...

Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm

...velopment of sporadic brain aneurysm is relatively common (as autopsies have shown) many people have them and have no symptoms or warning signs that they could be at risk of catastrophic rupture that is imminently life endangering. The Key Finding The Mayo researchers are the first to identify specific...

Brain tumor with dismal prognosis in infants can be cured in older children

...dren who suffer from rare cancers, as well as more common malignancies, according to Gajjar. "Effective therapy for patients with ATRT has remained elusive until now, at least for children older than 3 years," said Gajjar, senior author of the JCO report. "The fact that we found that upfront radiation is s...

Gender a factor in who gets bypass surgery

... extended over a decade." Her study examined the common reasoning behind the discrepancy by using patient ...l Hospital Discharge Survey for 1988 and 1998. The common explanations are: 1) women do not have the appropriate diagnoses, 2) they have complicating conditi...

Both inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia

...atient's inherited genetic makeup. ALL is the most common tumor in children and affects the cells of the bon...re of chemotherapy for ALL was linked to any of 16 common genetic polymorphisms in genes that interact with the ALL chemotherapy. Polymorphisms are slight var...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

...ypnea) and rapid heart rate (tachycardia) are also common early symptoms. Lower respiratory problems, including cough and shortness of breath, typically begin 2 to 7 days after symptoms onset. The average time from exposure to symptom onset is approximately one week. Infection from patients to healthcare...

Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers

...d risk factors for esophageal cancer, and is quite common among infants born prematurely or with low birth w...wn. Esophageal cancer is three to four times more common among men than women and about 50 percent more common among African Americans than among whites. Be...

LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005

... resistance. The study noted that PCOS is the most common form of non-ovulating infertility and females are at a higher risk than men for the extreme manifestations of fatty liver disease such as cirrhosis and liver carcinoma. Omid Khorran M.D., Ph.D. a principal investigator at LA BioMed and Director, Div...

NYU'S Duster cautions against FDA approval of 'race-based' pharmaceutical

...s effect on nitric-oxide deficiency, which is more common in black heart-failure patients than in non-blacks, would be beneficial to a targeted racial population. NitroMed reported effectiveness of the BiDil in its clinical trial of 400 black women and 600 black men. NitroMed, which intends to market ...

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