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Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...en less than 40 years of age, a group in which the early
identification of risk status could influence scre...fication can lead to receiving a mammography at an early
stage or even genetic testing, and avoid discovering breast cancer at already advanced stages. The ...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...t is to identify patients with depressive symptoms early
and provide the appropriate treatment or support," Jiang said. While this and other studies have demonstrated links between depression and worse outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease, the mechanisms behind the correlation are not well un...
Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing
...creased smoking prevalence among women, especially early
in the study period," said Dr. Kalemkerian. "There is still controversy as to whether or not women are more susceptible to tobacco carcinogens, but our findings suggest that women and men are affected differently by their tobacco use. For example, ...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...ning signs of an ischemic stroke may be evident as early
as seven days before an attack and require urgent treatment to prevent serious damage to the brain, according to a study of stroke patients published in the March 8, 2005 issue of Neurology , the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurolo...
Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's
...contributes to the degeneration of brain cells, an early
symptom of Alzheimer's. "These abnormalities do not correspond to Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, but reflect a different and more complex disease process that originates in the CNS (central nervous system)," the paper states. By looking at postmortem bra...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...identify high risk patients who would benefit from early
and aggressive therapy. Secondly, the devices prov...whom we need to be more aggressive if we don't see early
improvement in heart rate variability," Gilliam said. "We would expect that as their heart function ...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...vity reactions to SES should be caught and treated early
-- because those allergic to components of the drug-eluting stents appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular complications, including heart attacks. "Reports of stent thrombosis first raised suspicion of possible hypersensitivity allergic re...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...-20th century, newer medications introduced in the early
1990s, known as atypical antipsychotics, also control the often overlooked symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts, and problems remembering or concentrating (affective and cognitive symptoms). Yet "dealing with affective and cognitive impairment ...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
Women diagnosed with early
stage, noninvasive breast cancer who carry the sam...s 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., associa...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...eded to confirm the effect. For now, they say, the early
finding reinforces how important it is for patient...-drug and drug-herbal interactions is still in its early
stages, but we know that 20 percent or more of Americans regularly take complementary herbs and supp...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...rs implement intervention approaches right from an early
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...nd investigation. "Arthroscopic reconstruction of early
ACL rupture has recently been shown to lessen episodes of rotational instability compared with knees that remain ACL deficient, leading to the speculation that reconstructive surgery may reduce future degenerative damage," Hill notes. "However, in p...
HIV testing should no longer be accorded any special status
... 1980s, but times have changed and the benefits of early
diagnosis of HIV are multiple. HIV testing should now not be accorded any special status. Doctors should now undertake the test by using the same approach as used in any other test with serious implications, they conclude....
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...hones to send data about health problems, enabling early
intervention when needed, and potentially reducing hospital admissions. But they face similar problems of integration in a health service which is not a single organisation, but rather a federation of more than 700 NHS trusts, each with its own procu...
Inflammation elevates risk of cardiac death in rheumatoid arthritis patients
...heumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of early
death than others and that these deaths are mostly due to cardiovascular disease," says Sherine Gabriel, M.D., the study's senior author and Mayo Clinic rheumatologist, epidemiologist and chair of the Department of Health Sciences Research. "We suspe...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...the most feasible option in the beginning to bring early
success to saving newborn lives. The paper include...n needs to be given to the critical childbirth and early
neonatal periods- when women and children in developing countries are most likely to die and a vital...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...evere is too severe and who benefits the most from early
intervention." Other authors of the paper include Jean-Francois Avierinos, M.D.; David Missika-Zeithoun, M.D.; Delphine Detain, M.D.; Maryann Capps; Vuyisile Nkomo, M.D.; Christopher Scott; Hartzell Schaff, M.D. and A. Jamil Tajik, M.D., all of Mayo ...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
... in the ability of the endothelium to dilate is an early
event in heart disease, a process that starts at a young age," says Dr. Barnes. At four months and again at eight months, researchers used echocardiography to measure the diameter of the right brachial artery, the main artery that feeds the arm, befo...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
...s clearly critical for a favorable outcome. In its early
stages, bladder cancer is characterized by superficial tumors or lesions. In conventional screening, a cystoscope is used to visually examine the inside of the bladder, and suspected tumors are removed for biopsy. Upon positive diagnosis, the cystosc...
Chest radiographs can predict risk of death in SARS patients
...g to a new study by researchers in Hong Kong. This early
determination can allow a physician to better tailor treatment for the SARS patient. The researchers analyzed 4,369 chest radiographs from 313 SARS patients from the time of their admission into the hospital until death (in 48 of the patients) or di...
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