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New guidelines for managing women with abnormal pap smears

...t they simply need regular annual Pap tests and it identifies those women who are HPV positive and need further evaluation. For most women with more serious abnormalities on their Pap test, the guidelines recommend colposcopy and find HPV testing has no role. The colposcopy recommendation is an important chan...

USC researchers suggest possible cause for kidney cancer

... new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC identifies a possible origin of the mysterious cancer, potentially pointing scientists toward ways to attack the disease. Although scientists recognize that several factors seem to put people at higher risk of developing kidney cancer, no one has yet identified...

New natural method of family planning over 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds

...oductive physiology data, the Standard Days Method identifies the 12-day "fertile window" of a woman's menstrual cycle. These 12 days take into account the life span of the woman's egg (about 24 hours) and the viable life of sperm (about 5 days) as well as the variation in the actual timing of ovulation from o...

Generation x-tra large: Americans getting fatter younger, study finds

...tudy clarifies who is at highest risk for obesity, identifies an age when this risk is particularly high, and looks at how excess weight develops over time," Dr. McTigue said. "Our findings suggest that more focus needs to be placed on the young adult period, with particular emphasis on selected subpopulations....

FDG PET predicts outcome in osteosarcomas

...the therapy they undergo," said Dr. Franzius. "PET identifies patients at first diagnosis of the disease who may have a poor prognosis with the therapy usually prescribed. These patients can then be treated more aggressively. In additional studies we hope to determine whether such therapy intensification actual...

Bleach-producing enzyme found to modulate blood vessel dilation during inflammation

...of the journal Science -- is important because it identifies a previously unrecognized function for an abundant protein of the immune system and may reveal a new molecular target for the development of drugs to treat a variety of inflammatory vascular diseases. The bleach-producing enzyme, known as myeloperoxi...

Injury death rate for Canadian farm children aged 1-6 higher than national average

...tiative coordinated from Queen's that monitors and identifies farm injury patterns. The study, which spans a period from 1990 to 2000, shows an average of 10 children aged 1-6 die in accidents each year on Canadian farms and that many others have serious injuries requiring hospitalization. Most significantly, t...

Vision loss and driving performance, stroke and physical impairment

...ir activities. Investigators found that the system identifies factors relating to sitting behavior, including pr...e enough calories to nourish the body. The article identifies issues in dysphagia research, such as study design, population selection, and the standardization of...

Protein patterns in blood may predict prostate cancer diagnosis

...her specificity - that is, of the samples the test identifies as cancer, a large percentage are in fact cancer, rather than some other benign disease. "For men with marginally elevated PSA levels, the specificity of the test is 71 percent, as opposed to a very low specificity for PSA in this range," said Eman...

Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting

... stem from indoor environmental conditions, and he identifies the most common as: molds, improper use of cleaning solvents, shop chemicals, art supplies, unclean carpets and curtains, pet dander carried to school by children, and HVAC units that are insufficient to properly regulate ventilation, temperature an...

Beijing conference to address lung cancer crisis in China

...ly detection. Detection by x-ray screening usually identifies cancers beyond their early, more treatable stages, he said. And although a national trial of a newer imaging technology -- spiral computerized tomography, or CT scan -- begins this year at 30 sites including UCSF, it will be many years until the resu...

New system created by Rensselaer group speeds the mapping of blood vessel networks in live tumors

...ystem incorporated into the electronic microscopes identifies and traces all the capillaries of a living tumor in less than two minutes. The system will significantly improve the search for better cancer-fighting drugs, says Harvard Medical School's Edward Brown, a researcher in the school's Department of Radia...

Do vaccines cause asthma, allergies or other chronic diseases?

...Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, identifies flaws in proposed biological explanations for how vaccines cause chronic diseases and reviews current research on associations between vaccines and those diseases. "Anecdotal reports and uncontrolled studies have proposed that vaccines may cause par...

Public duped by media over vaccine, says report

...y slowly, even when media coverage is intense, and identifies the types of "theme" which successfully arouse public interest. "We find little evidence to support the idea that the presence of more science, scientists and science specialists in the media will increase the public understanding of science. On the...

In 15 seconds, new test will ID presence of 25 most common mutations of cystic fibrosis

... Each microsphere is run through a laser beam that identifies the presence of a mutation. After hybridization, all ACOG 25 mutations are screened in 15 seconds. A benefit of this test is allowing laboratories to run thousands of tests each week. With the dramatic increase in the desire for testing, following th...

ID Migraine screener found to be highly reliable in detecting migraine in undiagnosed patients

..." to two out of three simple questions effectively identifies migraine sufferers. The questions were: Has a headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months? Are you nauseated or sick to your stomach when you have a headache? Does light bother you when you have a headache? Acc...

Workplace exposure a significant cause of severe respiratory disease

...uropean Community Respiratory Health Survey, which identifies the degree of exposure to toxic substances for each type of job. In the study, occupational risk factors were classified in three categories. Vapors, gases and smoke released by the combustion of various materials were associated mainly with blast-fu...

Video game used for study of human navigation

...ing the brain memory systems." The Nature article identifies distinct cells that help humans determine 1) where they are (place); 2) what they see (view); and 3) what they are looking for (goal). The research team found "place" cells primarily in the hippocampus and "view" cells primarily in the parahippocampa...

New blood test could detect lung cancer in its earliest stages

... applies a computer algorithm to each protein that identifies its biologic role in the disease process. Patz calls it "fingerprinting" the protein, and he will eventually use that information to elucidate potential ways of blocking the protein's cancer-causing effects in the cell. The process begins by "fractio...

Contrast mammography reveals hard-to-find cancers

OAK BROOK, Ill. A new technique accurately identifies breast cancers that are difficult to detect with conventional mammography, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the journal Radiology. "The dual-energy contrast-enhanced digital subtraction mammography technique is feasible for ha...

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