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International trial finds benefits of breast MRI in women at high risk

...er age 25 (mean age 45) with at least a 25 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer to compare screening performance of MRI and mammography in high-risk patients. Each of the women underwent MRI, mammography and a clinical breast exam. The researchers found that MRI had a 1.1 percent diagnostic yield, and m...

Other highlights in the December 1 JNCI

...ung cancer. Individuals in the highest quartile of lifetime exposure-days had more than twice the risk of lung cancer compared with those with no chlorpyrifos exposure. The authors note that this result was not anticipated and that the lung cancer association should be interpreted cautiously until it is confi...

Iris Murdoch's last novel reveals first signs of Alzheimer's disease

...tunity to study someone's writing style over their lifetime could help researchers improve current diagnostic tests for Alzheimer's. Under the Net, Murdoch's first published work, The Sea, The Sea which was written during the prime of her creative life and her final novel, Jackson's Dilemma, written just b...

Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores

...ion stress from environmental changes. During the lifetime of DesertWatch, data gathered from multiple spacecraft including ESA's Envisat will be used to assess desertification trends over time, developing standardised geo-information products to enable cross-border comparisons. DesertWatch products are als...

Diabetes among older adults imposed an estimated $133.5 billion cost in 1990's

... disease mounted to $133.5 billion over the entire lifetime of this group. Since the analysis was limited to a narrow age group -- Americans born between 1931 and 1941 -- the total cost of lost productivity due to diabetes for all ages is much greater, the researchers note. "This study makes excelle...

HPV vaccine shown effective at reducing cancer-causing infections

...he highest incidence of this ubiquitous virus; the lifetime risk for HPV infection is about 80 percent in men and women, he says. About 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the United States. Penile cancer is rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancers in men; the risk is h...

Heavy, lifetime alcohol users may be toasting metabolic syndrome

...er of drinks in a lifetime; frequency is the total lifetime drinking days; intensity is volume divided by freq...ay, averaged over a lifetime. Researchers studied lifetime drinking patterns using a large population-based sample from northwestern New York state, developed ...

Women's reproductive factors and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis

...asing duration for breastfeeding. Looking at total lifetime breastfeeding, regardless of number of children, women who had breast-fed for between 13 and 23 months had a 20 percent reduction in the risk of RA compared with women who did not breastfeed. Women who had breast-fed for at least 24 months two full...

Socio-economic factors sway African-Americans

...ave started, although Blacks are more likely to be lifetime nonsmokers than Whites, according to researchers. Differences between Black and White cessation rates are reduced considerably when comparisons factor in gender, educational levels, age, marital status and geographic region, says Dr. Gary King, asso...

Blacks less likely to start smoking, less likely to quit

Blacks are more likely to be lifetime nonsmokers than whites, but they're less likely to quit smoking once they've started, according to a new study of more than 240,000 Americans. However, differences in rates of quitting were based on social and economic factors, not race, the study sa...

Therapy, medication combination superior for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

...of 6 and 9 years old or during the teen years. The lifetime prevalence of OCD for the entire population is between 2 and 3 percent, according to the researchers. "Our study is consistent with several other studies in showing that SSRI treatment alone is helpful for many children and adolescents, bu...

Soy likely doesn't affect fertility, according to research in monkeys

...r reduce ovarian hormones both which would reduce lifetime exposure to estrogen. However, these changes in the menstrual cycle could also impair fertility. In a study of monkeys, which have menstrual cycles similar to those of women, Kaplan and colleagues tested the hypothesis that the estrogen in soy ca...

DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'

...ring vision, with materials that will last for the lifetime of a blind person. Although images will initially...latform materials that are pliable and will last a lifetime within the eye, constructing a completely wireless device for clinical use and performing the comput...

A glass of red wine a day may keep prostate cancer away

... study is that in addition to being surveyed about lifetime alcohol consumption, participants were asked about...nsumption, as investigators were unable to examine lifetime intake as was done in the current Fred Hutchinson study. "One of the reasons we wanted to do this...

Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite

...ts fuel left, opening up the prospect of a mission lifetime of another seven years." Achache added that the satellite has been working almost perfectly since the start, with its ground segment data distribution capabilities increasing steadily in line with growing user expectations, with online near-real tim...

Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...al adult height, and even mild deficiencies over a lifetime can affect bone density and bone loss. That in turn increases a person's risk for osteoporosis. Average calcium intake for girls 9 to 13 years old is 69 percent of the recommended level and only 55 percent for girls ages 14 to 18. The study found th...

New UNC, EPA 9/11 study suggests that pollutants posed small cancer risks

...me, we concluded that there was little increase in lifetime cancer risk from these compounds among people living in the vicinity of the World Trade Center. That was assuming that people lived in that vicinity for 70 years. "At the same time, we are concerned that there might be harmful effects among the offsp...

Largest study of its kind finds male breast cancer on the rise

...n in adolescent boys, can come and go over a man's lifetime and "men may think new growth of breast tissue is just another occurrence of this condition," she explains. Furthermore, Giordano and the researchers found that the most common types of cancers in men were invasive ductal carcinoma, found in 93.4 per...

Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members

... and cultural variables, including questions about lifetime smoking (Did the student ever try smoking, even a few puffs?) and past 30-day smoking (Did the student smoke on at least one of the 30 days preceding the survey?). When retaking the survey in seventh grade, the students who reported a job loss in the...

Early childhood ear infections linked to asthma

...examine the association of ear infections with the lifetime prevalence of asthma or the prevalence of wheezing...ren with three or more ear infections during their lifetime were twice as likely to have asthma than those children without ear infections. Wheezing also was ...

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