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Mayo Clinic recommends broadening treatment to battle recurrence of endometrial cancer

...is, physicians would be able to better predict and focus treatments on anticipated routes of the disease and its relapse....

Future of clinical medicine research is at risk, warns professor

...ny young doctors, whose faster training track will focus only on clinical activities. Also, younger consultants appointed under the new consultant contract will have fewer opportunities to be involved in clinical research, he will say. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Greening, will highlight the key r...

USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer

...ancerous ones), targeted drugs such as BAY 43-9006 focus exclusively on a few targets specific to cancer cells. In this case, the compound aims to work in two ways: by directly inhibiting critical growth pathways of the cancer cells (even potentially killing the cells), while also attacking the blood vesse...

Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies

...aracteristics and goals, but CAM training programs focus on preparing students for practice, and few practitioners learn how to conduct research. At the same time, because CAM use is becoming so widespread, all doctors, nurses, and other health care providers should receive education about these treatment...

Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response

... a chemical accident or a terrorist attack, is the focus of a research project at the University at Buffalo's Center for Multisource Information Fusion. "Responders immediately begin knitting together a picture that makes sense of what is happening based on the flow of reports they receive from the...

A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020

...nline January 11, 2005, suggests that an exclusive focus on one or the other of these alternatives will yield minimal benefits--failing to integrate the two approaches could have a catastrophic effect on the global toll of HIV/AIDS by 2020. In this modeling study the authors analyze the epidemic in sub-Sah...

Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers

...n and improve renal blood flow. Studies will also focus on hemodynamic improvement, reduced ventricular and atrial volumes and improved renal function, as well as whether the CRS therapy may have a sustained effect after removal, offering hope for potential therapeutic recovery. ...

Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy

...y RA lung disease is treated as well as the design focus of drugs developed to treat it. The Mayo Clinic research paper describes a staining method the team refined for identifying markers in RA patients' lung tissues. The results establish two key points never before fully documented in the laboratory: ...

More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction

...curing cancers at an extremely high rate, then the focus moves to quality of life," says Patrick W. McLaughlin, M.D., clinical professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School and director of Providence Hospital Radiation Oncology, with cancer centers in Southfield and Novi, bot...

Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions

... in fatal plane crashes." The researchers will now focus on nighttime flying in different weather conditions and develop test programs to improve aviation safety, such as routine spot checks, or checking on drinking behavior during pilots' biannual physical exams, that might help reduce alcohol-related cra...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI

...Mayo investigator-initiated research projects that focus on adult gliomas, the most common form of tumors t... generation of cancer researchers. Project 1 will focus on understanding the mechanisms by which tumor cells are killed using radiation and drugs that inhib...

Shepherds whistle while they work and brains process sounds as language

...uage center. Data from both tasks showed a common focus of brain activity near the temporal-parietal junction among the silbadores. "Our results provide more evidence about the flexibility of human capacity for language in a variety of forms," said Corina. "These data suggest that left hemisphere langua...

Society of Hospital Medicine selects John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to publish The Hospitalist Newsletter

...he SHM. Hospitalists are physicians whose primary focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. There are at present approximately 11,000 hospitalists nationwide, and this number is projected to grow to more than 30,000 by the end of the decade....

NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research

...NIDDK's Liver Disease Research Branch. "The major focus of this Action Plan is to stimulate translation of...e NIH created the Liver Disease Research Branch to focus and accelerate research on liver disease at the NIDDK and to coordinate liver-related research acros...

Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure

...re control of their experience by teaching them to focus on being somewhere else, potentially helping them to deal with the anxiety and pain caused by the catheterization. Forty-four children participated in the study. All had been through at least one distressing VCUG in the past. About half, including Ha...

Ethics of neuroimaging research to be focus of NIH/Stanford meeting

...n those normal brains aren't so normal? That's the focus of a Jan. 6-7 meeting in Bethesda, Md., sponsored by the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine, designed to help research institutions set standards for their brain imaging studies. Judy Illes,...

Exercise combats metabolic syndrome in older adults

...ble online Dec. 30, is believed to be the first to focus on the role of exercise training in treating metabolic syndrome in older persons, a group at high risk for heart disease and diabetes. "Older people are very prone to have the metabolic syndrome," said lead study investigator and exercise physiolog...

Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus

... Development (JRRD) includes a dozen articles that focus on the multidisciplinary field of rehabilitation medicine, including a comparison of male veterans to other male residents of community nursing homes, a description of a new test for evaluating tinnitus pitch and loudness, a molecular study of osseoi...

Patient protection laws don't favor health providers

...industry observers and others. He also conducted a focus group with nine health care lawyers from across the country and conducted interviews at four of the largest national health plans. Hall found that most of the patient protection laws are dominated by provisions that are directed primarily at patients...

ASTRO patient education campaign wins award

... recognized." In the fall of 2003, ASTRO conducted focus groups to discover how much the public and cancer patients knew about the different treatment options. What they found was that the public knew very little about radiation therapy and had trouble differentiating between chemotherapy and radiation the...

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