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Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries, new report shows

...impact of heart disease and stroke is particularly devastating in rapidly developing societies. "These diseases e...must not forget to address these other potentially devastating and preventable conditions. In 2020, the less developed nations will have 500 million people aged ov...

Personalized treatment goal of IU breast cancer study funded by $10 million DoD grant

...d Dr. Sledge. Women with personal knowledge of the devastating disease will have a role in the research project. An important aspect of the grant, according to Dr. Sledge, is the role breast cancer advocates will play in patient education. Grant funding is available to assist with development and printing of bro...

High-tech 'phrenology' to identify children with fetal alcohol syndrome

...ome, the only preventable birth defect, can have a devastating impact on its victims, but in some cases the effects are so minimal children are denied needed assistance and benefits. The NIAAA awarded IU two grants totaling $784,334 to conduct the research and manage the data. To better define the visual charac...

Low-dose transdermal estrogen viable short-term treatment for menopausal women

...illions of women still suffer from the potentially devastating symptoms of menopause so much so that their quality of life deteriorates. Hormone therapy remains the most effective means to relieve vasomotor symptoms, and certain estrogen formulations and routes of administration that were not studied in WHI of...

University of Minnesota to lead national effort in food bio-security

..., or radiological agents could lead to potentially devastating effects on human health, as well as major economic losses to a critical sector of the economy. Historically, efforts to protect the food supply have focused primarily on preventing and reducing accidental contamination by naturally occurring agents. ...

Botulinum toxin can help musicians with dystonia

...d Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. "This is a devastating disease for a significant number of musicians, and it often affects highly accomplished performing artists. It leads to the end of the performing career in more than half of them, and we have few treatments that are effective and long-lasting." The m...

Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again

... 50-year-old man paralyzed from the neck down in a devastating motorcycle accident a year ago is learning to walk again with the help of a robot named Lokomat at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Chuck Benefield of Dallas was riding his motorcycle on a quiet country road when a car rear-ended him, throwi...

Enhanced counseling eases depression among people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease

...pression of people caring for a loved one with the devastating brain disease, and that the mental health benefits apparently are long lasting. The study is published in the May 1, 2004, issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. It is part of the NYU Spouse-Caregiver Intervention Study, a longstanding resear...

Scientists show hippocampus's role in long term memory

...owards understanding and developing treatments for devastating memory-related diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease. Suzuki's team that included NYU graduate student Marianna Yanike (lead author) and NYU post-doctoral fellow Sylvia Wirth....

Government psoriasis research funding down over last decade while NIH budget up 148%

... meeting with Congressional offices to explain the devastating impact psoriasis can have on people, and the importance of increasing research funding for this disease," said Isabel Esteviz, a Psoriasis Foundation member from Chicago, Ill. who is in Washington for the meetings. "We psoriasis patients need our fai...

National Academies news: vaccines and autism

...g research to discover the cause or causes of this devastating disorder. Resources would be used most effectively if they were directed toward those avenues of inquiry that offer the greatest promise for answers. Without supporting evidence, the vaccine hypothesis does not hold such promise." The report updat...

Patient safety study provides first national estimate of adverse events in Canadian hospitals

...(CIHR). "As we all know, adverse events can have a devastating effect for everyone involved. But pointing fingers will not solve the challenges identified today," says CIHI's newly appointed board chair, Graham Scott. "The key here is to take this information, learn from it and use those lessons to ultimately ma...

VELCADE(TM) data confirms long-term survival

...g potential of this agent in the treatment of this devastating cancer said, Dr. Jess San Miguel, Professor of Hematology, University of Salamanca, Spain. "With many ongoing studies investigating the potential usage of VELCADE TM in different stages of the disease we will continue to watch the impact of VELCADE ...

Countries need greater support and less stringent conditions if global fund goals are to be met

...l resources to affected countries to control these devastating diseases. The findings, which appear in the Lancet, are based on interviews with 137 national level respondents. They reveal that the conditions set by the Global Fund around performance-based payments will be difficult for fund recipients and sub-re...

Severe sepsis causes almost 10% of cancer deaths

... patients every year. "Our study demonstrates the devastating complication of severe infections in cancer patients. Improvement in infection control, such as early appropriate antibiotics, in this population could have a significant impact on overall cancer survival," said Williams. Cancer treatments and the p...

Tony Blair launches UK's new global AIDS strategy

... halt and reverse the spread of HIV and reduce the devastating impact of AIDS." Speaking later, International Development Secretary Hilary Benn said: "Our new strategy sets out how we will work with developing countries, other donors and multilateral organizations to coordinate international effor...

Highlights of Washington University Alzheimer's Research at National Conference

...ls are rapidly improving our understanding of this devastating disease," says John C. Morris, M.D., who is principal investigator of the University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and sees patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "Each step brings us closer to our ultimate goal: developing effective trea...

Millions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at increased risk for type 2 diabetes

...es, so I'm working hard to break the cycle of this devastating disease in future generations. I want to be around for my grandchildren and great grandchildren," she said. ...

Stanford scientists help bring study of smallpox virus into 'molecular age'

...ture before the molecular age." Given the devastating mortality rates of smallpox infection only a generation ago, there are some who are reluctant to revive the virus even for research purposes, said Relman. However, he added, the potential of using smallpox as an agent of bioterrorism tips the scales ...

UCI's Brain Imaging Center chosen to help advance nation's Roadmap for Medical Research

...cts 1 percent of the population worldwide and is a devastating illness that strikes just people enter their most productive adult years. Current treatments decrease these symptoms, but few patients who suffer from schizophrenia can return to fully productive lives. UCI investigators on this study include compute...

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