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Research suggests possible blood test for multiple sclerosis

...is (MS) with a simple blood test. The findings are reported in the current issue of the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. "In some patients, it is difficult to conclusively diagnose MS," said Jagannadha Avasarala, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher, who completed the study while at Wake Forest Baptist. "Identifyin...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

... to get high," says Janda. His findings were first reported in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society , the Society's peer-reviewed journal. In a test tube study designed to simulate the chemical reactions that occur with the drug when it enters the bloodstream, the researchers showed...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

...ty Health Summit in 2003, the results of which are reported in this issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Encouraging physicians to examine their own quality of care stratified by race/ethnicity data may help increase awareness, Lurie said. "It's great to have solid national and ...

Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities

... ethnic minorities, according to a national survey reported in a special disparities themed issue of Circulati...: Awareness Nearly one third of Hispanic women reported that they were not informed about stroke compared to 20 percent of African-American and 10 percent o...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

...s only used data from the 12 states in HCUP-3 that reported patient race, which were California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. Werner and her colleagues compared hospital discharge data on 928,551 acute heart attack ...

Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems

... cases to provide clear guidance on what should be reported and that mandatory reporting systems with public disclosure may actually discourage internal reporting, lead to lawsuits, and impart little benefit to patient safety. Hospital leaders, of course, have their own institutional biases, and there is some...

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

...ith acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have reported increased risks of several cancers, including Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and, to a lesser extent, anal cancer, invasive cervical cancer, and Hodgkin lymphoma. However, less well understood are the associations of these cancer risks with th...

Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

...02, the Swedish National Food Administration first reported the discovery of acrylamide in several commonly ea... was determined from food frequency questionnaires reported by the women in 1991; the women's health status was tracked via national health registers until the ...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...almost 20,000 cases in 2004 the highest number of reported cases in more than 40 years. In addition, 39 percent of cases reported to the CDC in 2003 occurred in adolescents 10-19 years of age. Adolescents, in whom classic signs a...

New hand-held information system for emergency responders

...ly since 1991, with approximately 34,000 incidents reported in 2004. A useful feature of WISER is support for ...al properties of the unknown substance, along with reported symptoms and observable signs among victims, WISER can help the user narrow the range of substances ...

SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...000 pertussis cases in 2004 the highest number of reported cases in more than 40 years. Due to these alarming statistics, it is critical for adolescents to receive extended protection against pertussis. Adding a pertussis component to the current tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccine for teens could help prev...

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

...dies of the Atkins diet, subjects were at home and reported their own diet and exercise, making it difficult to ensure accuracy. In addition to the calorie reduction and weight loss, subjects experienced markedly improved glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, as well as lower triglycerides and cholesterol....

Multi-center study shows direct link between residential radon exposure and lung cancer

...idemiology, and a co-author of the study, which is reported in the March 2005 issue of the journal Epidemiolog... vitro studies. Some previous case-control studies reported a positive or weakly positive association between lung cancer risk and residential radon concentrati...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...to fit the profile we needed." The sub-sample that reported drinking in the previous 90 days (n=297) was 88 pe...nce for housing, and not be employed; MLB drinkers reported significantly higher rates of daily or near daily drinking, drinks per day on drinking days, and dai...

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures

...es over the course of 5.1 years in 5,298 women who reported a history of breast cancer with a reference group of 80,848 women who had no cancer history. Women reported annually in questionnaires on fractures that had been diagnosed by a physician; the fractures were c...

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke

...the highest rate of obesity, nearly 40 percent, as reported in the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), according to background information in the article. Obesity is associated with a number of negative health consequences, including insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipi...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...men, a significant increase in condom use has been reported since 1990, which could explain the equilibrium re...ed. However, given that the first UK cases of AIDS reported in 1982 were probably infected within a window of 10 years prior to that time, the currently circula...

Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows

...ccessful treatment of depression in this age group reported improvement in emotional functioning, but had not ...the largest clinical trial of late-life depression reported to date, were from 18 primary care clinics across the United States. "Patients with late-life dep...

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...and a quality of life (QOL) instrument. Volunteers reported a high level of QOL in the areas of communication, eating, pain, and emotion, challenging data from previous studies. Identification of factors such as education and social support that fostered a high QOL in the present group may provide the focus f...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

...that might explain pain reduction. The results are reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional An...ion for all 12 participants. Hypnotized volunteers reported either no pain or significantly reduced pain (less than 3 on the 0-10 pain scale) in response to the...

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