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Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
...have higher mortality rates primarily because they more
often engage in risky health behaviors. However, ... levels of income and education were significantly more
likely both to engage in risky health behaviors and to die. For example, compared with people with ...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...minesin animal models, their fate in humans can be more
fully determined, Hechtbelieves. This is the focu...cancer is induced bytobacco-specific nitrosamines, more
effective approaches toward prevention oftobacco-related cancers can be designed. Because lung canc...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...ave been shown to improve survival at sixmonths by more
than 50 percent. "Average survival with these brain tumors isless than one year. This treatment helps prolong that," the UNC-CH neurosurgeonsays. Ewend likens the wafer to a bar of soap slowly eroding in the shower. "Thedrug within the wafer rea...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...nt women probably produces farmore damage than the more
limited and episodic use of cocaine. Profe...ecare units after birth and kills or brain-damages more
during the birth process.Smoking is also responsible for one-third to two-thirds of all cases of Sud...
Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study
... The differences between the twotechniques proved more
significant for smaller stones. The investigators sawthe only drawbacks to URS use was stent placement in patients for 4 to 14 days, depending on the size of the stone, and dependence on the surgeon's skill or experiencewith the URS....
Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers
... -- Male college athletes consume about 50 percent more
alcohol than their counterparts who don't particip... consume 10 alcoholic drinks a week, or 52 percent more
than non-athletes, who average six drinks a week. College fraternity members consume 12 drinks a we...
ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths
...ment was stopped. Those twocomplications were much more
common in people over age 75, and there was noevid...ewith diabetes or high blood pressure -- benefited more
from ACE-inhibitortreatment. In addition, the drug therapy reduced the rate of heart failure -- a ma...
Pioneer In Nuclear Medicine Wins Lifetime Award
...eby revolutionizingbiochemistry; but Wagner needed more
high-energy isotopes.) He led a resurgenceof interest in the shorter-lived isotopes produced by cyclotrons, which, unlikeCarbon 14, had the high energy needed to escape the body and be measured. Using cyclotron isotopes, in 1963 his lab becam...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...age andhealth revealed that uninsured children are more
likely to be sick as newborns,less likely to be im...prove access and utilization ofservice. Presently, more
than 3 million children who are eligible for Medicaid are notenrolled. Such underenrollment also wi...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
... examined. "Young people did not become distinctly more
conservative or conventional in the1980s, nor did ...n asking whether young people are somehow becoming more
rebellious ordelinquent in general, because the evidence indicates that this is not the case. "We ne...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...terol, but when it is oxidized, it can become even more
dangerous. Oxidation occurs when cholesterol comes in contact with "free radicals," whichare highly unstable, reactive oxygen molecules that circulate in the blood anddamage tissues. Oxidized LDL cholesterol -- fat particles that have beencombined w...
New Study Designed To Improve Outcomes In Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
...e United States,breast cancer was expected to kill more
than 40,000 women in 1997. Decades of research wit...or women to participate in the study: No more
than 70 years old Have proven metastatic breast cancer Breast cancer must not involve the brain or b...
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
...ungus from an Asian yew plant. It makes1,000 times more
taxol than the original Montana fungus, said Strobel. He thinks this new fungus may be one for focus under the agreementsigned yesterday between the New York-based drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb andCytoclonal Pharmaceutics Inc. of Dallas. ...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...chemotherapy, their disease can be controlled much more
frequently. The findings of the phase III...sed a strategy that involves treatingpatients with more
radiation, but dividing it into smaller doses. Instead ofhaving one treatment per day, all patients...
Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer
...Machan told Business Week in March. "We're finding more
uses for it than what itwas originally intended fo...hile Strobel sampled yewtrees around the world for more
of the miniature taxol factories. MSU alsoapplied for a patent on the technology, which was awarded ...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
...s." These people have between five and seventimes more
risk of suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage. The study did notdetermine why individuals stopped taking their medicine. "High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for intracerebralhemorrhage," says Thrift. About one-third of al...
Educational Intervention Can Reduce Sexual Behaviors Known To Transmit HIV
...ions can cut high-risk sexual behaviors in halfand more
than double the regular use of condoms, according ...exual risk indicators over a one-year period. The more
intervention sessionsthe participants attended, the less high-risk behaviors they engaged in. ...
Intervention can help reduce risky sexual behavior, according to results published in Science
...IDS drugs, it can be easy to forget that every day more
peoplebecome infected with HIV. Public health offi...ual acts, had higher levels ofcondom use, and were more
likely to use condoms consistently. Theseself-reported results were backed-up by a review of the par...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
...ons can cut high risk sexual behaviors in half and more
thandouble regular use of condoms. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Multisite HIV Prevention Trialenrolled 3,706 men and women in 37 inner-city,community-based clinics. Those who attended HIV prevention sessions that focusedon motivati...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...ealth at the University of Michigan, observed that more
Medicare emphasis on prevention could contribute t..., we could reduce the need for Medicare to pay for more
expensive medical procedures for beneficiaries who become sick." Dr. Stone, who presently se...
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