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...typically performed with mammography, a relatively quick process in which two x-ray views of the breasts are recorded on film. Only about three out of 1,000 mammograms locates breast cancer. Patients suspected of having cancer based upon screening mammography are usually then studied with other methodolo...

Experts meet to challenge approaches of testing and developing cancer treatments

... system for targeted therapy. We know there is no quick fix to improving testing of new drugs for the complex diseases comprising all cancers, Peck and Ratain agreed. That said, the scientific community has an obligation to be self-critical and be willing to adjust current practices if they are not worki...

Alcohol makes auto crash injuries worse for drivers and passengers, study finds

...engaging in activities that require concentration, quick reaction, and precise movement. This knowledge has led to laws that set limits on the level of alcohol that drivers can have in their blood, most commonly set by states at 0.08 or 0.1 percent of blood volume. It has also led to major public-health c...

Device acts as heart's security system

...k heart problem whenever they feel ill, he said. A quick look at the data transmitted from the monitor often is all that is needed to rule out a serious problem in the heart and save the patient some anguish and perhaps an unnecessary trip to the hospital. The device, made by Medtronic, has not been approv...

Quick, cheap blood test predicts chance of surviving heart attack

...epartments for elevated levels of BNP has become a quick and accurate way to diagnose heart failure, allowing for earlier and better treatment. More recently, measuring the hormone has been shown to be a reliable way to predict future heart health in patients with heart attack or chest pain (angina). New...

Pre-term infants slower than full-terms at processing information

...ize it. "It appears that although pre-terms are as quick as full-terms to orient to a change in their environment, they're slower at encoding what they see," said Dr. Rose. Previous research has also indicated that a number of the medical risks suffered by pre-terms have an effect on processing speed. "The...

How HIV outmaneuvers the immune system

...e long-livedso-called "memory cells" that ensure a quick re-mobilization should the sametype of attacker strike again. T cells consist of two major groups: CD4-positive T helper cells (who helpother immune cells in mounting an effective response) and CD8-positivekiller T cells. HIV infects and destroys CD4...

JCI table of contents, November 4, 2002

...e long-livedso-called "memory cells" that ensure a quick re-mobilization should the sametype of attacker strike again. T cells consist of two major groups: CD4-positive T helper cells (who helpother immune cells in mounting an effective response) and CD8-positivekiller T cells. HIV infects and destroys CD4...

CDC designates new Kentucky biodefense center

...d communications research geared toward ensuring a quick response to potential terror-induced epidemics. Co-directing the center are Ron Atlas, a biologist considered a leading expert on anthrax, and Richard Clover, dean of the university's School of Public Health and Health Information Sciences. Atlas, Cl...

Lauder supports James nutrition and breast cancer study

...ormation that comes from the promotion of fads and quick fix-it schemes rather than findings of scientific fact," says Paskett. "I am grateful to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for its support in this new initiative." Last year, Paskett received a similar award to study soy and tomatoes as dietar...

Remembering stressful events may lead to later heart disease

...ment raises your blood pressure, as does walking a quick and mindless quarter-mile. But new research shows that only the former includes an emotional component, making it a stressor that keeps on giving. Testing whether ruminations about a previous task would induce the same heart racing that the original ...

Web therapy may help tinnitus sufferers cope with problem

...g of the study, which suggests that people who are quick to send an e-mail response to a study advertisement may be just as quick to drop out when confronted with a demanding treatment regimen. Also, they say, Internet study pati...

Researchers develop 'fingerprinting' for biological agents

...of easy-to-use diagnostic systems that can produce quick results in the field or in the doctor's office," said Mirkin. "Once a disruptive technology like PCR is invented, it creates a challenge for scientists to develop something even better." The new detection method involves designing probes for each di...

Ear thermometry not reliable for precise measurement of infants body temperature

...hermometry is frequently used in childrenthis is a quick method of taking temperature, and the ear is easily accessible. Rosalind Smyth and colleagues from the University of Liverpool, UK, evaluated the agreement between temperature measured at the rectum and ear in children. 31 comparisons (which included...

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Skin patch technology may increase women's libido

...your age. I wasn?t looking for a miracle pill or a quick fix; I just hoped that if the reason behind my low libido was due to my hormone levels that I could help find a way to regulate the problem." "Since our study group, which consisted of 23 postmenopausal women with no mood or affective disorder, was v...

Fit seniors better able to react when quick thinking needed, study says

...better prepared to respond to situations requiring quick thinking than a peer who logs too much time in the recliner. So say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who examined the effects of physical activity history on electrocortical indices of executive control in older adults. ...

First consensus guidelines on lightning safety issued before summer storms

... protocols. If you decide to move a victim, a few quick breaths should be administered before the person is moved. If the victim is cold or wet put a protective layer between the victim and the ground to decrease chances of hypothermia. Another article in this issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine de...

American Stroke Association kicks off American Stroke Month

...k of knowledge about stroke warning signs, lack of quick action when they occur, lack of commitment to reduce stroke risk factors, and, of course, lack of progress in reducing disability." The American Stroke Associations goal is to improve stroke care by providing resources to physicians, hospitals and h...

Brain-imaging study offers clues to inhalant abuse

...ssociated with reward and pleasure, as well as the quick uptake and clearance, may help to explain why inhalants are so commonly abused," said lead author Madina Gerasimov, a Brookhaven chemist. "For the first time, we have shown in living animals where the most commonly used solvent goes in the brain and ...

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