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International gathering of experts to share retinoblastoma breakthroughs

...childhood cancer. Retinoblastoma is the third most common cancer in infants after leukemia and neuroblastoma (nerve cancer). Retinoblastoma that has spread outside the eye is among the deadliest childhood cancers, with an average survival rate of less than 10 percent. Successful treatment of this disease of...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...0%). Although colorectal cancer was almost equally common (13%), it represented a smaller proportion of deat...rogramme, downward trends in mortality for several common cancer killers were established and that trend looks set to continue", Boyle predicted, "although th...

Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer

...ersity of Pisa in Italy. Liver cancer is the most common organ malignancy worldwide and generally carries a poor prognosis. Surgical resection removing the cancerous portion of the liver is considered the best hope for a cure. Unfortunately, most patients do not qualify for surgery. Liver transplantatio...

Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues

... the prevention and treatment of three of the most common health issues for women heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis, write the authors. "The intent was good," said Naughton, an associate professor of public health sciences. "There was some evidence showing the drugs might be beneficial for heart dis...

PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms

...ovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms has been a common practice for the past 10 years in the United States, Europe and Asia. During that time, significant improvements in treatment outcomes have been observed among patients treated with endovascular devices as compared with standard open surgery. Curre...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)

...isodes of asthma generally in association with the common cold. Viral infections, predominately with rhinovirus, account for up to 85 percent of childhood asthma exacerbations and daily symptoms. The investigators claim that there are usually minimal symptoms between episodes. The 1-year study directed a...

Studies examine coffee drinking and risk of liver and colorectal cancers

...e risk of colorectal cancer. Coffee consumption is common throughout the world, but the benefits or risks of the drink are not completely known. Evidence suggests that coffee consumption may be associated with a decreased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a type of liver cancer. The evidence for any a...

New test improves detection of bladder cancer

...of biotechnology. Bladder cancer is the fifth most common malignancy in the United States, according to background information in the article. Early detection improves prognosis, treatment options, and quality of life. Although the 5-year survival rate is 95 percent when tumors are detected while they are c...

Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer

...der cancer, Grossman says, which is the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Five-year survival is...ul and frequent urination. Tobacco use is the most common risk factor, accounting for about 50 percent of bladder cancer, Grossman says. To conduct the study,...

Another look finds promising proteomics test is not biologically plausible

...otocols involved in these investigations should be common across laboratories so that results from one lab can be verified by others. "We are moving in that direction," he adds. "The technology being used to develop a variety of proteomic diagnostic tests is getting better and we are getting more reproduci...

Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking

...red via the internet. "BMIs use elements that are common to effective brief interventions," said Scott Walt...e computer interventions basically pull from these common elements. In fact, many drinkers seem to prefer this format. It's a way to save face, and drinkers...

Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function

...impairments, such as "blackouts," are particularly common among young drinkers and may be at least in part due to disrupted neural plasticity in the hippocampus, which is centrally involved in the formation of autobiographical memories. The symposium concluded that many serious adult mental disorders hav...

Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer risk

...nderson Cancer Center have found that women with a common thyroid gland disorder appear to have a reduced ch...h hypothyroidism and compare the incidence of this common condition with a carefullyselected matched control group. The study compared the medical records of ...

Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer

According to a new study, women suffering from a common thyroid problem called hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, are less likely to develop breast cancer than women with normal thyroid function. The study, published in the March 15, 2005 issue ...

Bacteria collection sheds light on urinary tract infections

...biotics as growth promoters in animals. E.coli is common bacteria found in humans and animals. Thousands of E.coli live in the organs of humans and animals and provide multiple benefits such as aiding in digestion of certain nutrients. However, E.coli is also commonly associated with illnesses caused by ea...

Social Security reform proposals raise concerns for older women

...iversity of Texas, Austin, examines the three most common proposals for the reinstatement of minimum benefits. Her goal was to project how women who reach age 62 between 2020 and 2030 would fare under the three different designs. The analysis was made using data from the 1992 Health and Retirement Study. Th...

Age should not be a factor in determining heart transplantation eligibility, researchers say

...be placed on a heart transplant waiting list. Some common contraindications include a smoking habit, a drug or alcohol addiction, excess weight, or a mental disease, Wang said. However, Wang added that more than half of all institutions that currently offer heart transplants in North America consider age a ...

Mayo Clinic identifies key cellular process in prostate and other cancers

...ostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in men (skin cancer is first) and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, exceeded only by lung cancer. In 2005, the American Cancer Society estimates 232,000 new cases will be diagnosed. While one in six men will be...

High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks

... workers who constantly work with rodents." Other common household allergens known to affect asthma include...ldren had at least one positive skin test to other common indoor and outdoor allergens. "Unfortunately, many clinicians do not take mouse allergen into consi...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

...n the brain during development turn out to rely on common but overlooked cells, called glia. These cells were known to support the neurons in adults, but had never been fingered as players in forming the connections between neurons, known as synapses. The Stanford University School of Medicine researchers w...

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