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Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
HOUSTON - Physicians now have a more dependable, less
expensive tool to help detect bladder cancer earlier. Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center found that a simple test that can be administered and read in the doctor's office was three times more effective than a conventi...
Researchers confirm Vioxx nearly doubled cardiovascular risks in cancer prevention study
...nted earlier. The data on these cases, however, is less
firm, Bresalier notes, because, unlike heart attacks or strokes, these problems were not "adjudicated," or validated by a separate committee. This was not a cardiovascular trial, reminds Bresalier, so while investigators reported all events, only the...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
...ng-term control, on HAART, and with viral loads of less
than 50 copies per milliliter for at least six mon...lliliter. The duration of the blips was typically less
than three days, and blips were not related to any demographic factors, such as gender or age, nor t...
Breast cancer treatment reduces risk of heart disease
... anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen are at significantly less
risk of having a heart attack or symptoms of heart... with tamoxifen. Women treated with tamoxifen were less
likely to develop symptomatic heart disease than those who did not receive tamoxifen. On further ana...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...specially women and low-motivation drinkers (those less
likely to seek out services through other means). ...ntions are relatively new," said Walters, "we have less
information about how long their effects last, or how computerized interventions compare to face-to-...
Test could improve detection of prion disease in humans
...archers found that IHC detected abnormal prions in less
than 25 percent of the sampled brain regions. The findings, according to the researchers, suggest that CDI could be used to establish or rule out the diagnosis of CJD with greater accuracy than IHC, particularly when a small number of samples are ava...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
...inking and driving, but it can also make the brain less
able to learn important life skills that can help one avoid trouble as an adult." Monti added that another important aspect of the symposium was its intent to "bridge the gap" between two quickly evolving but generally disparate areas of research, an...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
... of Internal Medicine that older physicians may be less
likely to deliver currently accepted standards car...frequently used. More experienced doctors may have less
familiarity with these strategies and may be less
accepting of them," says co-author Stephen Soumera...
Hypothyroidism associated with reduced breast cancer risk
...newly diagnosed with breast cancer were 57 percent less
likely to have the under-active thyroid gland cond...idism tended to be older when diagnosed and have a less
aggressive, indolent variety of the disease that was sensitive to estrogen treatment. "These intrigu...
Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer
...gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, are less
likely to develop breast cancer than women with no...addition, women with breast cancer were 57 percent less
likely to have hypothyroidism compared to healthy women. Analysis of breast tumor pathology demonstr...
Flu vaccination impact on elderly deaths may be over-estimated
...y likely to die over the coming winter months, are less
likely to be vaccinated during the autumn vaccination period," they stated. "Our results have obvious implications for influenza vaccination policy. The present findings, and those of at least one other study, indicate that the shortage [of influenz...
Uric acid may help reduce effects of spinal cord injury, Jefferson researchers find
... causes a tremendous amount of damage in the mice less
than 50 percent range of motion in one or two hind limb joints remain immediately following the injury," he says. Those given saline had regained movement of up to two or three joints. The uric acid-treated rats recovered to where they could support ...
NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival
... heart disease and for cardiovascular disease, and less
than half for lung cancer. In an accompanying editorial, Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, notes that the LHS findings prove that "smoking is causally responsible for the increased risk for death in smok...
Cardiology losing out as women 'turned off' by family unfriendly specialty
...applicants for these posts. In 2002 they comprised less
than 17% of trainees in the specialty and only just over 7% of consultants, figures that have changed little in a decade. This is set against rising numbers of consultant cardiologists over the same time frame - from 381 to 665 - and a large survey o...
Social Security reform proposals raise concerns for older women
...men - as well as a new generation of women that is less
likely to be married - than are minimum benefits where eligibility is tied to U.S. residency or simple Social Security eligibility. The research was supported in part by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College pursuant to a grant from t...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...ctly to the surgical incision site. The result is less
pain and narcotics use, shorter hospital stays and...bypass patients are likely to live longer and have less
need for repeat interventions like late stent or angioplasty," explains Dr. McCarthy. Leading re...
Herb used to treat diabetes works like modern-day prescription drugs, study suggests
...herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less
glucose gets into the blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels. "Lowering blood glucose levels lowers the risk of disease-related complications in people with diabetes," Hertzler said. "Also, poor compliance with diabetes m...
Alcohol drinkers three times as likely to die from injury
...use most fall deaths occur in the elderly, who are less
likely to be drinkers. Our most notable finding was that current drinking increased the risk more for drowning than for other fatal injuries," said co-author Susan P. Baker, MPH, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloo...
Over prescribing causing high rates of antibiotic resistance in south and east Europe
...e increase in antibiotic use during the winter was less
than 25%. In most countries the researchers found a growing use of the newer antibiotics (active against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms) and a decline in use of the older antibiotics (active against a narrow spectrum of micro-organisms). The au...
Trial reveals safer and simpler approach to treating children with cystic fibrosis
...e instead of three times daily is as effective and less
toxic, conclude the results of a randomised trial published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Aminoglycoside antibiotics are widely used for the management of patients who have cystic fibrosis and chronic chest infection with a bacterium called Pse...
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