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Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug

...delphia; University of California,San Francisco. A sixth center at Harlem Hospital in New York was added tothe Asthma Clinical Research Network in 1995....

MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery

... to spawn new tumors, which are being treated. The sixth and most recent patient is doing well, but it is still early. Duerk and Lewin are presenting their scientific methods and clinical results this week at the Fifth Scientific Meeting and Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Reso...

Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease

...ving mothers and infants will joinin observing the sixth annual World Breastfeeding Week. The aim of the event,sponsored by La Leche League International and the World Alliance forBreastfeeding Action, is to raise public awareness of the many health and otheradvantages of breastfeeding to both babies and t...

Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective

... In this study, the program was offered to 356 sixth gradestudents to help build self-esteem, improve decision-making skills,resist peer pressure, increase respect for authority and delay theonset of experimenting with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Thesestudents were compared on life style and drug...

Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths

...h Effects of Exposure to Radon (BEIR VI), is the sixth in a series by the Research Council on the biological effects of ionizing radiation. The report examines data from 11 major studies of underground miners exposed to radon, and new epidemiological data on lung cancer in the general population. Based...

Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers

...totreat head and neck cancer, during the first and sixth weeks of irradiation. The researchers found the combined treatment was more successful incontrolling the cancer and in stopping recurrence of tumors. Sixty-one percentof the combined treatment patients were still disease-free after three year...

New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark

...sper million people annually, while Colorado ranks sixth with 1.04, according toa 1987 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lightning had been thought to affect victims in one of three ways: alightning bolt hitting them directly; indirect hits by a "side flash" oflightnin...

Diabetes & Holiday Foods: Cedars-Sinai Physician Offers Tips To Maintain Healthy Holiday Balance

... holiday, your diabetes never does." Diabetes, the sixth leading cause of death by disease in the United States,is a metabolic disorder that affects the way the body uses and storesglucose, a form of sugar. During the holidays, people with diabetes shouldavoid an overabundance of sugary desserts and rich f...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nursing Administrator Receives Nursing Excellence Award

...nd the ResearchAdvisory Council. She served as the sixth president of the National Black NursesAssociation, Inc., which represents more than 150,000 African-American nursesand student nurses in the United States. During her career, she has authorednumerous articles, books, book chapters, videos and audio t...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

... nation - recently released its1998 statistics and sixth annual report card. According to the data, thedivision continues to have excellent outcomes despite the fact that it servesthe highest-risk populations based on patient age and medical condition. The largest private hospital west of the Mississippi R...

Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school

... during the 1998/1999 school year. Eighty-three sixth graders (47 male and 36 female) were asked to iden...ncreased with the initial transition from fifth to sixth grade andthen declined. Bullying was also used as a strategy to establish dominance innew peer group...

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic

...ean." The UW study looked at first through sixth graders from 102 families whoeither had a reading disability or dual disability in reading and writing. Thechildren were given a three-to-four-hour battery of 15 tests that measuredreading, writing and math skills. Among the tests was one that check...

AEDs user-friendly -- even for children

... to use. After one minute of instruction, it took sixth gradersless than 30 seconds longer than a trained professional to apply a shock thatcould restore a heartbeat." Researchers recruited 15 sixth-grade pupils from a private school inSeattle who had received parental permission to participat...

Lack of sleep alters hormones, metabolism

... glucose and hormone levels every 30 minutes onthe sixth day of deprivation and of recovery. They found profound alterations of glucose metabolism, in some situationsresembling patients with type-2 diabetes, during sleep deprivation. When testedduring the height of their sleep debt, subjects took 40 perce...

Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial

...the January issue of Clinical Cancer Research. The sixth had progression of only one tumor; all other tumors within her body remained stable. Twelve other patients did not achieve the target copper level, or could not stay at the target level for 90 days, because of disease progression. The surprising f...

Bexxar highly effective as first-line treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

... that affects the blood and lymphatic tissues. The sixth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., NHL also has the second fastest-growing incidence rate of all cancers. According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 300,000 Americans have NHL, among them 140,000 with the low-grade or transformed low-...

Scientists successfully grow insulin-secreting cells to treat diabetes

... More than 16 million Americans have diabetes, the sixth leading cause of death by disease in the United States. One approach to treating diabetes is transplantation of either the pancreas or of islet cells which contain beta cells, giving the patient a new source of insulin. Recent advances in these tech...

Analysis of study looks at why quitters return to smoking

... for returning to smoking; whereas craving was the sixth most reason cited among people who used the smoking cessation aid Zyban (bupropion HCl) Sustained-Release 150 mg Tablets. "Although some people can successfully quit smoking on their first attempt, understanding the person who returns to smoking ha...

"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers

...he Award, which this year is being awarded for the sixth time, goes to researchers who have displayed internationally recognised excellence and who have inspired and recruited young researchers. This year, more than thirty candidates were nominated. The award-winners are: Professor E.F. (Ewine) van Di...

Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes

...nance imaging was used to examine the brains of 39 sixth grade children who were representative of the public school population in Alachua County, Florida. The researchers gave the study participants verbal tests, including tests of their ability to pronounce unfamiliar words, to determine missing words i...

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