Tag: "role" at medical news
PSA testing alone cannot fully explain drop in deaths from prostate cancer
...en, or PSA, blood testing may haveplayed a partial role
in the declining prostate-cancer death rate observ...It is likely that some other factors are playing a role
in these declines, suchas treatment innovations for advanced disease. The results do not rule out th...
Risk factors for women remain high one year after heart surgery
...ysicians and nursepractitioners need to play a key role
in preventing future cardiac problems inpatients." Allen says health care providers should encourage patients with coronarydisease to stop smoking, modify certain lifestyle behaviors such as weightcontrol, follow a low-fat diet and increas...
Coffee: a cause of neonatal seizures?
... endogenous neuromediator, which plays animportant role
in handling stress. During stressful episodes such as oxygenstarvation, adenosine protects the nerve circuits from uncontrolled excitation,which can be detrimental. Caffeine takes the place of adenosine and prevents itfrom playing its normal role. T...
Study examines faith healing in a cell phone age
...s on the project staff, Csordas will report on the role
of faith healing in thelives of the contemporary Navajo for a special issue of Medical Anthropology Quarterly currently under review. In addition to six articles for Medical Anthropology Quarterly, the Navajo Healing Project has prepared a report for...
Researchers discover the driving force behind cancer cells in Hodgkin's disease
...owthfactor. "Now that we know IL-13 plays a major role
in the growth of at least someHodgkin's tumours, w...f." Researchers hope that the discovery of IL-13's role
in Hodgkin's tumourprogression will help them to develop targeted treatments for the disease thatcau...
Large-volume medical centers produce best clinical and economic results for complex gastrointestinal surgery
...s the Whipple procedure. To assess the role
of patient volume and surgical experience onoutcomes, the researchers grouped the 51 hospitals studied into four categoriesbased on the number of surgeries performed: minimal (10 or less surgeries peryear), low (11-20), medium (21-50), and high-volu...
Scientists at Children's Hospital and Brandeis use video games to unlock secrets of the brain's sense of direction
...he gap betweenscientists' understanding of theta's role
in animals and its role
in humans."Hundreds of papers have linked theta oscillations to spatial learning in ratsand other an...
Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure
...e lungs, it seems likelythat it would play a major role
in heart failure." TNF is produced by the immune system and healthy individuals generally have lowlevels of TNF in their blood. In people with heart failure, TNF is produced bythe heart itself. Twelve of the patients in the study received varying am...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
...st time price inflation hasplayed such a prominent role
in driving up the total pharmacy benefit cost. P>Toan cautioned that there is "no panacea for stemming the rise in prescriptiondrug costs, not even tiered copayments." He noted that copay levels should notbe set so high as to dissuade members f...
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...LOUIS, June 29, 1999 -- Where you live plays a big role
in how many andwhich medicines you take according to a study of regional prescription usepresented here today by University of Arizona researcher Brenda Motheral, Ph.D.,at a national conference of health plans and benefits managers. Conference andst...
Allergy-producing cells are also 'do-gooders,' helping stave off infections
.... "Now we've shownthat the mast cell has a crucial role
in identifying potentially dangerousbacteria and a...hite blood cells such asmast cells, its biological role
has not been clearly defined. In their experiments, Abraham and his colleagues showed that...
Controversial performance enhancer "andro" affects brains as well as brawn, say UMass researchers
...oids are responsible for puberty, they also have a role
in growth,behaviors, and brain development. "Humans taking andro could potentially be susceptible to steroid-induced rage,or increased aggression as a result of the extra source of hormone," saidVillalba. Specifically, researchers studied andro's e...
Federal agencies report on nation's children
...ional Center for EducationStatistics played a lead role
in producing the final report....
Phobias deter chronically ill from seeking regular treatment
...on psychiatric conditions should play an important role
in studies ofquality and continuity of care and in efforts to optimize health outcomes for acomplete population and not just for those who regularly use health services,"says Cooper-Patrick. Funding support for the research was provided by the Robert...
Losing hostility makes heart patients healthier
...ign, this suggests that hostility may havea causal role
in blood pressure. The Cardiac Prevention Research Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, fundedthis work....
Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of
The hormone best known for its role
in inducing labor may influence our abilityto bond...dy builds upon previous knowledge of the important role
oxytocin plays inthe reproductive life of mammals. The hormone facilitates nest building and pupret...
Hearts N' Parks - an innovative North Carolina program to prevent heart disease launched
... a major health problem that we are happy toplay a role
in helping people learn how to prevent and control it. We feelconfident that the residents of Mecklenburg County will learn a lot while havinga great time in our facility," he added. The Hearts N' Parks activities that will take place this su...
ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
...inant cytokines or proteins that play an important role
in thecascade of reactions that cause the inflammatory process of RA. ENBRELcompetitively inhibits the binding of TNF molecules to the TNF receptor (TNFR)sites. The binding of ENBREL to TNF renders the bound TNF biologicallyinactive, resulting in s...
Immunology experiment aboard historic shuttle mission
...ts at MSUdesigned an experiment that will test the role
gravity plays in the complicatedworkings of infect...ruses and other enemies. Gravity appears to play a role
because thesticking, called adhesion, occurs along the bottom of simulated blood vesselsduring exper...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...he body's reaction to injury -- plays an important role
inthe development of heart disease," says Eugene Braunwald, M.D., professor ofmedicine at Harvard University and co-author of the study conducted at Brighamand Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "One of the greatest advances in cardiology i...
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