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The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

...of death in women and until women are sufficiently represented and analysed in landmark studies, the treatment and medical understanding of women's heart disease will remain substandard". Women are under-treated This shortage of crucial clinical trial information on women leads to inappropriate diagnosis and t...

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

...rease the death rate. This assemblage of patients represented the largest group ever studied to assess the association between mortality and ICU-associated bloodstream infection. The researchers said that their study supports implementing interventions to prevent bloodstream infection in less severely ill pati...

Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum

...ow to effectively engage the vast supply of talent represented by willing and able older adults to improve the quality of life in communities across America. The Forum is part of The Gerontological Society of America's Civic Engagement in an Older America project and designed to help shape the policy recommenda...

New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers

...orectal cancer was almost equally common (13%), it represented a smaller proportion of deaths (11.9%). Breast ca...n Europe was breast cancer and this form of cancer represented 7.6% of all cancer deaths. Stomach cancer rates are falling in all countries, but this still account...

Striking a chord with concertgoers to reduce hearing loss

...oronto; the 204 questionnaires that were completed represented a 75 percent response rate. Bogoch, who is now in his final year of medical studies, notes the study's recommendations allow concert attendees to have a great time while being safe....

Falling in love in three minutes or less

...ng when he saw an ad for HurryDate and realized it represented a potential treasure trove of data. Kurzban teamed with Jason Weeden, who was working on his doctorate in psychology at the time, to study and interpret the data. The researchers caution that speed dating is not necessarily typical of how people us...

A much-needed shot in the arm for HIV vaccine development

...dies as from the mission-oriented approach that is represented by the new proposal." The PLoS Medicine editors hail the plan as being a "crucially important outline for vaccine development." But in their editorial, they also caution that "the goodwill surrounding it won't last unless it is quickly follow...

New theory chalenges current view of how brain stores long-term memory

...nt brain networks. For example, one's name is represented in innumerable neural circuits; thus, it is extremely difficult to forget. But each individual component is malleable and transient, and as no particular neural network lasts a lifetime, it is theoretically possible to forget one's own name. This...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...ve engineering departments of the Jacobs School is represented among the innovative projects selected in a single round of funding," said Steve Halpern, managing director of the von Liebig Center. "All of the projects demonstrated great promise, and while we are only able to make eight cash awards at this time, ...

Ethics of neuroimaging research to be focus of NIH/Stanford meeting

...NIH institutes and two institute directors will be represented at the meeting. Illes said right now research groups handle these abnormalities, which they call incidental findings, in different ways. Some try to address all cases while others hold the view that when people volunteer for a research study they sho...

Aspirin underused to reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women and young adults

...rdial infarction in women, yet women were not well represented in early randomized trials of aspirin for the prevention of initial cardiovascular disease events," Baker said. The low use of aspirin associated with younger age is also noteworthy, the authors said. "Physicians or patients may think that the risk ...

ESMO and Imedex announce partnership for the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

...ciplinary management. A total of 86 countries were represented by 2,250 attendees in 2004....

New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

...nation 42 weeks earlier. The placebo-treated group represented the natural progression of the illness. The primary outcome of the study was to measure Parkinson impairment between the beginning of the study (week zero) and the end of the study (week 42). If levodopa accelerated disease progression, then those...

Were zoo workers infected with cancer-causing animal virus?

...e whether SV40-positive reactions were specific or represented cross-reacting antibody responses, only 14 of 29 subjects demonstrated specific reactivity. Engels and coworkers commented that this suggested that much of their SV40-positive results were probably due to BK or JC virus cross-reactivity. The investi...

Elderly cancer patients are significantly under-represented in cancer clinical trials

... the study population, while patients 75 and older represented 31% of the U.S. cancer population, but only 9% of the study population. Researchers suggest that elderly patients are less likely to be asked or may be less willing to enroll in clinical trials because of concerns that the treatment will be ineffec...

Heavy, lifetime alcohol users may be toasting metabolic syndrome

...ation. The highest quartile category of intensity represented females who consumed an average of four drinks per drinking day and males who consumed an average of six drinks per drinking day. These drinkers are at 60 percent greater risk for metabolic syndrome than the lowest intensity drinkers. The lowest in...

New magnetic percutaneous system navigates vessels

... the right coronary artery. Saphenous vein grafts represented 10 percent. The target lesion was successfully crossed using MAI in 28 of 31 lesions, a 90 percent success rate, Atmakuri said.Two lesions were successfully crossed with the wire, but the balloon could not cross the lesion, leading to a success rat...

Consequences of SARS revealed

...tified 23103 people who required quarantine, which represented almost 1% of the population of the city. In Taiwan, as described by Mei-Shang Ho and Ih-Jen Su, 211945 people were quarantined for 1014 days because of suspected contact with SARS cases, which, similar to Toronto, is almost 1% of the population of Ta...

National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress

... service (9.9 percent) and education (7.4 percent) represented the next largest groups in Congress. Physicians were tied for ninth place, behind professionals from military, banking/insurance, and media/entertainment backgrounds. A majority of the 25 physicians were Republican (60 percent), and all but two serv...

OHSU study: Testosterone deprivation makes men forget

...hallow or "perceptual" processing, or whether they represented objects that occurred in nature or were artificially made, which requires deep or "semantic" processing. Participants were then shown another list containing words they'd just seen as well as new words and were asked whether they'd seen each...

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