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Breakthrough in hormonal breast cancer therapy

...eration in early breast cancer where women who are otherwise 'healthy' routinely take hormonal treatment for up to 5 years after initial tumour-removing surgery. Perhaps the most important of these, as presented in Oslo today, is the benefit of anastrozole in reducing the risk of developing abnormalities of ...

Reduction in HIV-1 incidence among rural Ugandans gives hope to other African countries

...rpreted, can provide information of the success or otherwise of intervention programmes. Nevertheless, ongoing high rates of HIV transmission across sub-Saharan Africa, even in the more successful countries such as Uganda, and in high-risk populations elsewhere, means that simple, affordable, and effective bio...

New scanner holds promise of better breast cancer detection

...om malignant abnormalities in addition to locating otherwise undetected cancers....

Prostate cancer incidence trends reveal extent of screening-related overdiagnosis

...nt overdiagnosis, or the detection of cancers that otherwise would not have been detected within the patient's lifetime. These findings appear in the July 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "This information is of great importance because considerable morbidity can be associated with tr...

Researchers warn antipsychotic drug

... had been prescribed olanzapine, most of whom were otherwise not known to be diabetic. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition in which a person experiences an extreme rise in blood glucose level coupled with a severe lack of insulin, which results in symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain ...

Hairy treatments for winter ills

...of large quantities of the plant extracts that are otherwise expensive or difficult to source. Hairy roots are named after the shape of the very fine roots that can be formed by plants that are infected by certain bacteria. Scientists are investigating ways to use this natural process to produce cheaper ingre...

New, non-invasive surgical procedure to eliminate epileptic seizures

...specific form of temporal lobe epilepsy, who would otherwise be candidates for the traditional surgery, are eligible to participate in this clinical trial. It is estimated that up to 1 percent of the U.S. population has epilepsy and that 20 percent of those patients have the type of epilepsy that may benefit f...

Tiny wounds on eye may lead to big problems in certain cases

... abrasions show up as bright spots on an otherwise smooth, dull surface, thus the name "corneal staining." "Optometrists monitor staining to make sure that the cornea is healthy and that it's interacting normally with the contact lens," ...

First study of Viagra(R) in black men demonstrates treatment as effective, well tolerated

...se and treat the diseases associated with ED which otherwise may not have been identified." In the study of black men, treatment with Viagra was well tolerated. No serious adverse effects directly related to treatment were observed and side effects were mild to moderate. No patients discontinued treatment du...

Some patients are candidates for combined heart bypass, lung transplant surgeries

... be safe and effective for a group of patients who otherwise would not receive a transplant," Patel said. "We have shown that we can improve the quality of life of these patients without increasing the amount of time the patient is on the table. Also, their length of stay in the hospital was similar to those t...

Continued disruption of movement among alcoholics despite abstinence

...e important to the individual," she said, "who may otherwise believe that with sobriety, there is performance recovery after a brief abstinence. Unfortunately, this is not always the case."...

Dartmouth team finds uneven relationship between newborn intensive care and death rates

...more neonatologists or more beds, babies who would otherwise be cared for by their mothers on obstetrical units are instead admitted to intensive care units and receive more diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Does this occur? If so, is that good or not? These are important questions for future research....

Pfizers 'tune-up for life' (TM) identifies heart disease risks among race fans

...exual functioning and overall health that may have otherwise gone without being addressed, said Dale Glasser, Ph.D., Medical Director, Sexual Health, Pfizer Inc. At the screenings, participants received health information, advice on reducing their risk factors and recommendations to see their own physician ...

Nutrition status affects cognitive impairment in the elderly

... higher scores on one of the assessment tests, but otherwise no effects of B vitamins or tHcy were apparent. These findings have important implications for the design of preventative nutritional strategies aimed at delaying cognitive decline in the elderly. In an accompanying editorial, Smith discusses findi...

NIH-funded UCSD rheumatic diseases center to facilitate collaboration, speed discoveries

... who have overlapping interests, but who might not otherwise interact and share information. UCSD will serve a...te high risk, innovative approaches that might not otherwise be undertaken. The following are among the many researchers and projects in the RDCC: Salvatore A...

USC researchers find ozone lowers sperm counts

...lower sperm counts and decreased sperm motility in otherwise healthy, fertile men. Sokol reported on this work at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. She and her colleagues analyzed more than 8,000 sperm samples donated by 50 men in the Los Angeles area over a three-year period (Janua...

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (TM) more effective in epilepsy patients when used earlier

... been diagnosed with epilepsy, while about 181,000 otherwise healthy Americans of all ages develop epilepsy each year. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by two or more, unprovoked recurrent seizures. These electrical storms in the brain, which are caused by faster-than-normal activity...

Beth Israel Deaconess study documents outstanding surgical outcomes for diabetes patients

...pecially good news for diabetes patients who might otherwise have to undergo amputation, explains Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D., Chief of Vascular Surgery at BIDMC. The findings suggest that these patients would be at low risk for complications in lower extremity revascularization surgery, which is performed to resto...

Tests reveal subtle signs of Alzheimer's before clinical symptoms appear

...eful to detect early signs of AD in people who are otherwise symptom-free, providing one more way to identify t... in people with a strong family history or who are otherwise considered at high risk of developing the disease. The study also provides new data about the course...

Analyses of Violence Against Women Act suggest legislation saved US $14.8 billion

...ears, saved $14.8 billion in net social costs that otherwise would have been incurred. The analyses, done for the first time, concentrated on costs related to direct property losses, medical and mental health care, police responses, victim services, lost productivity, death and reduced quality of life. Res...

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