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Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures

...men who reported a history of breast cancer with a reference group of 80,848 women who had no cancer history. W...f observation] for breast cancer survivors and the reference group," the authors write. "Except for the hip fracture rate, fracture rates were higher in the brea...

AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education

... a demonstrated commitment to patient education, a reference to the Society's patient education affiliate, The Hormone Foundation ( www.hormone.org ). Dr. Scott continued, "Both organizations have independently established links to each other's websites. It seemed very natural that we should build on this mu...

Will your kids grow up to be fat?

...ters for Disease Control and Prevention's national reference data, children with a BMI between the national 85th and 95th percentiles for age and gender are classified as at risk for being overweight, and those with a BMI greater than the 95th percentile are classified as overweight. The authors considered a ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)

...a.m. on February 15th, 2005 mistakenly contained a reference to a community-acquired pneumonia statement. This statement should not have been included. Please disregard this piece of the press release. Please contact Suzy Martin by phone at (212) 315-8631 or via e-mail at smartin@thoracic.org with question...

UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims

...percent) and data-on-file (19 percent), which is a reference to an unpublished company document. Other sources ...ks (8 percent). When reviewers tried to obtain the reference documents, 99 percent were available. UCLA researchers also checked the funding sources of the ori...

Truth in advertising

... articles (55%) and data-on-file (19%), which is a reference to an unpublished company document. Other sources ...and books (8%). When reviewers tried to obtain the reference documents, 99 percent were available. UCLA researchers also checked the funding sources of the orig...

New highly active agents against sandfly fever

...ng an efficacy equal to or higher than that of the reference drug for treating leishmaniases, glucantime. Experiments run on mice confirmed that oral administration of these quinolines was effective and that toxicity was low for this animal. The adoption of this administration route would simplify treatment of...

Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study

... gathered in this study will be used as a point of reference for further investigation. "This kind of patient-centered database is rare," she says. "I hope in five or 10 years we can conduct a similar study and use this original work as a benchmark." She adds that with more research and education, she hopes th...

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Blackwell Publishing announce partnership

...kwell publishes over 750 journals and 600 text and reference books annually, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects. The company remains independent with over 900 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, and Japan. Blackwell's mission as an expe...

AGI and USGS provide unique tsunami disaster relief

... in areas struck by the tsunami by supplying basic reference points for people working on the relief effort. Th...gion. Thus, the disaster-relief teams can take the reference directly into the field and manage the data without having to access individual maps, books, or onli...

National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure

...eries of draft risk assessments, each containing a reference dose upon which a standard could be based. Contro...sk assessment, published in 2002, proposes a daily reference dose of 0.00003 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) of body weight, which the agency said would correspo...

Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis

...ill the organisms that cause syphilis. (There is a reference to a "seething bath" curing "strange maladies" in Sonnet 153.) Shakespeare was also an actor, and he appeared in plays until at least 1603, said Dr. Ross. "It's unlikely that he would have been performing if he had been suffering from the ravages of ...

Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans

...MI categories, with normal weight individuals as a reference point. The study found the relative increase in weight-related health care spending was similar for men and women but varied substantially according to age and race. The strongest associations between obesity and spending were found among whites and ...

Researchers report early success using saliva to detect oral cancer

...eir saliva tests were as good or better than their reference work in blood. "This was primarily an exploratory study to validate our initial finding of a unique molecular signature of mRNAs in people with oral squamous cell carcinoma," said Wong. "We will follow up with a larger cohort of about 200 patients in...

Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior

...brain and overlapped all the lesions onto a common reference brain. "A pretty clear finding jumped out at us: damage to a part of the frontal lobes of the cortex, particularly on the right side, was shared by the individuals with abnormal behavior," Anderson said. "Our study shows that when this particular par...

NIH panel issues State-of-the-Science statement on end-of-life care

...eview of the published literature that served as a reference for the state-of-the-science panel and for discussion at the conference was prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Evidence-based Practice Centers Program. A summar...

Media update: GSA underscores hottest meeting topics

... situations. The participants will each draw on or reference a longitudinal digital corpus of spontaneous conversation and narrative with speakers who have moderate to late moderate AD. Dena Shenk, Director of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Gerontology Program, will be joined by Heidi Hamilton...

Controversies regarding ovarian cancer treatments addressed

... that this review could be an additional source of reference for policy-makers. ...

Perfect pitch, portable bone-health monitor

...l note of particular pitch without first hearing a reference note. It is extremely rare in the U.S. and Europe, with an estimated prevalence of less than one in 10,000. This rarity has so far been unexplained. Deutsch will report on the first large-scale study comparing the prevalence of absolute pitch in two...

Study casts doubt over widely prescribed beta blocker

...-blockers clinically, and has often been used as a reference drug in randomised controlled trials of high blood...essure. Concerns that atenolol may not be the best reference drug for comparison with other antihypertensive drugs led Bo Carlberg (Umea University Hospital, Swe...

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