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Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...eagues studied 1,520 current and former smokers at high risk for lung cancer. The patient group contained 788 men and 732 women, age 50 or older (median age 59). All patients received an initial low-dose, helical CT examination, with annual screenings over the next four years. CT depicted 3,356 nodules i...

Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection

...age in young children and other communities have a high percent of carriage," Dr. Huang said....

NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk

Pregnant women with high levels of an oral bacterium associated with tooth ...ic and other bacteria on pregnancy, and found that high levels of Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2, an oral bacterium associated with dental caries, wer...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...e record, youth improve their chances of finishing high school and making a successful transition to adulthood and becoming future taxpayers." The study is detailed in a paper, "Public Costs of Better Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents," in the current (Jan/Feb.) issue of Psychiatric Se...

Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

... the same as for heart disease: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and a high cholesterol level. People with PAD are also at high risk for heart attacks and strokes. The disease ...

Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool

...when the club is moving slowly, scaling to a loud, high pitch when the club is moving quickly. Data is also collected by a computer allowing further analysis of elements of the swing, including the duration of the backswing and downswing, the force of the release, and the swingtoswing reproducibility. Thi...

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

... their symptoms (165). While all groups had fairly high quality-of-life scores, people under the care of a family physician reported slightly more symptoms and a greater severity of those symptoms than did patients treated by an allergist and even those who self-managed their allergy symptoms after bein...

Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population

...n three communities in South Darfur, Sudan found a high number of deaths from violence and disease, according to a brief report in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA. In background information, the authors write mass violence against civilians in the west of Sudan started in 2003 and has continued. "More than ...

Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos

...some medical professionals believed it could be as high as 50 percent among CFS patients. The review, reported in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, pooled data from 29 studies in which 1,016 people with CFS received various placebos. CFS is a complex illness that has no known cause or cure. My...

Dental erosion

...l balance of the acid found in the mouth. If foods high in acid are consumed on an excessive basis, the mouth can't repair itself and the greater the chance for dental erosion, says Dr. Shipley. "As the availability of soft drinks increase so does the amount of erosion in our population," says Dr. Shiple...

New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

...the nose), 26 men and 15 women, in which he used a high density porous polyethylene (HDPP) graft to structurally reinforce the nose. Twenty of the cases were repeat surgeries, the crookedness resulting from previous rhinoplasty. The graft material provides increased strength against further trauma and pro...

New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans

...ns begin screening at a younger age because of the high incidence of colorectal cancer and a greater preva... rather than flexible sigmoidoscopy because of the high overall risk and as well as some evidence that African Americans have more right-sided cancers and p...

WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts

... prevention of conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure....

Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children

...m to determine if the child is at low, moderate or high risk for cavities and will help decide which oral ...ion to tooth decay," says Dr. Soxman. Children at high risk for cavities should be discouraged from eating starchy snacks such as crackers and chips. In fa...

Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance

...t Study and found an association between naturally high levels of blood cholesterol and better mental func...partment, found a link between naturally occurring high cholesterol and modestly better mental function in areas such as visual organization, memory, attent...

Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions

...which would - if selected for flight - provide the high temporal and spatial sampling required for a truly representative picture of tropospheric scales and processes....

Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach

...e of the Journal of Food Science. There is such a high demand for fresh products that it places a heavy b...ich in nutrients. Spinach is prized because of its high nutrient content, particularly folate and carotenoids. Folate is a vitamin B compound, responsible ...

Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems

...lowed breathing (hypopnoea). It is associated with high rates of illness and mortality. Previous studies have linked it with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease but these have not taken into account potential confounding factors. After adjustment for age and obesity such studies have not been able...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

...licy-makers on what changes can be made to reverse high mortality rates and ill-health in countries across the world. Professor Marmot believes that better working conditions have a huge impact on mortality rates, as does education. It isn't always health policy that impacts on the health of a nation. Key...

Red wine protects the heart

...c heart disease among people in France despite the high amount of saturated fats in their diet. Sumpio said there are several studies showing drinking two to three ounces of alcohol each day has a beneficial effect, but any more than that and the alcohol begins to have a negative health effect. Studies c...

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