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Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists

...er, are one of the main treatment alternatives for early relapse and helps stall cancer growth. No clinical trials are yet available for the earlier vaccine regimen. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. The average time to relapse after beginning hormone therapy is approx...

Neuronal death and processing of Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease

...tly confirmed to occur "in vivo" in AD brain as an early event. The study shows the apoptotic properties of tau fragments in cultured hippocampal neurons, a neuronal subpopulation precociously affected by AD pathology. According to the authors, neurodegeneration would be perpetuated by an "autocatalytic p...

Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration

... 331 had no signs of macular degeneration, 241 had early signs, 162 had intermediate AMD and 106 had advanced AMD, the researchers found. There were no differences in the prevalence rates of AMD in MZ versus DZ twins. There were differences in whether the severity of AMD was the same for both twins dependi...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

...ican-American women should begin in adolescence or early adulthood."...

Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer

...lment. Only 27 percent of these late enrollers had early stage cancers compared to 54 percent and 40 percent in the non-Medicaid insured and the patients already enrolled in Medicaid, respectively. Dr. Bradley and her colleagues conclude, "From a policy perspective, cancer survival in the Medicaid populati...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...nfection rates, the spread generally slowed in the early 1990s, more likely from changes in sexual behaviou...ablished chains of transmission, introduced in the early and mid 1980s. This goes against the prevailing belief that one initial entry of HIV-1 was responsib...

Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents

...nd offers advice on establishing good sleep habits early to prevent future problems. Parents will learn how to teach their baby or toddler to fall asleep on his or her own - and stay asleep until morning. She provides tips on how to deal with changes in routine and other common obstacles to a good night'...

Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care

...pression was the most significant barrier named by early seniors, accounting for more than half the barrier effect. However, as age increased, the impact of anxiety decreased and eventually disappeared, while the importance of transportation/weather increased. Transportation issues accounted for nearly 85...

Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients' eating disorders

...andDental practitioners play a crucial role in the early identification, referral, and case management of their patients with eating disorders, yet little has been reported regarding current secondary prevention practices. Dental professionals are often the first health care providers to identify manifesta...

European folic acid policies are not effective enough

...ntation of folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy in planned pregnancies are not effective enough, say the authors. They explain that many women may not receive or respond to health promotion messages stressing the need to commence supplementation before conception, or may remain unaware t...

New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death

...r guideline recommends a straightforward system of early risk assessment and referral to ensure that pregnant women with pre-eclampsia are offered specialist care at the appropriate time for the best outcome for them and their baby. It is aimed at those caring for pregnant women in the community and is a ...

Sharing clinical trial results with participants may be beneficial

...th ductal carcinoma in situ. The study was stopped early because of a high rate of local recurrence. 85 (90%) of the 94 participants who responded chose to receive results; these women were more educated than those who chose not to. 68 (80%) patients received results by mail, 27 (32%) in person, two (2%) ...

Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer

...nts have advanced disease. "Ovarian cancer has no early signs and symptoms and there is not yet a screening test, such as the Pap smear for cervical cancer," Dr. Ghamande says. Despite the advanced stage of their disease at diagnosis, many women go into clinical remission following surgery and chemo...

2005 Research in Dental Caries Award

... role internationally in the development of better early caries detection methods and the relationship of early detection to diagnosis and treatment planning. She has been tireless in her efforts to educate resea...

Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results

...attacks and of ventricular fibrillation [1] . But, early use of beta-blocker treatment raises the risk of c...e immediate aftermath of a heart attack, and these early benefits and hazards tend to cancel each other out. The findings are from the 45,852-patient COMMIT...

News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

...ns more available to people who might benefit from early detection of cancer and other diseases, when treatments are most likely to succeed, and for guiding devices during minimally invasive surgery. During a four-month period, the Hopkins team tested 18 different pacemakers and 15 implantable defibrilla...

Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit

...nded, randomized, placebo controlled trial. If the early findings are repeated in the GENASIS trial, VEGF-2 treatment may result in a new class of therapeutics for the treatment of refractory angina." Richard E. Otto, President and CEO of Corautus, stated, "The long-term findings being reported in the Jou...

Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life

...vaccinations at the recommended ages or acceptably early (i.e., within minimum age allowances) and only 9 p...ected from vaccine-preventable diseases throughout early childhood--the time when children are most at risk for illness and severe complications from many va...

Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure

...rove their condition," Akar said. "By defining the early electrical changes, we hope to identify new target...t phases relative to mechanical abnormalities. The early changes involved a delay in the timing of electrical recovery of the heart muscle following each bea...

Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month

...te patients about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal can...one of the most treatable cancers if caught in its early stages," says Amy Halverson, MD, a colorectal cancer surgeon at Northwestern Memorial and an associa...

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