Tag: "size" at medical news
Democracy is good for your health
...ter a country's wealth, level of inequity, and the size
of its public sector were taken into account. The underlying mechanisms for this association are still unknown, but the authors suggest that democracies allow for more space for social networks and pressure groups, opportunities for empowerment, bett...
Researchers find circulating tumor cells in long-term cancer survivors
...ay healthy may have developed a way of keeping the size
of the tumor cell population in check, making breast cancer a chronic illness in these patients, he said. The next step, Dr. Uhr said, is to investigate the mechanisms for how the body and the cancer cells peacefully coexist. Such studies could revea...
Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers
...s, flight crew, and mechanics. Finally, the sheer size
of this study population allowed us to explore variations in risk for abuse in different race and age subgroups." The results showed that those classified as the heaviest drinkers (22 or more drinks per week) were 66 percent more likely to abuse thei...
Study provides clues to alcohol's cancer connection
...n tumors, and that chronic ethanol increased tumor size
and levels of the angiogenic factor and levels of the angiogenic factor and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in an experimental model. For almost a hundred years mounting epidemiological evidence has linked alcohol use to an increased risk ...
Rice cartilage experts win $1.5M NIH grant to bioengineer TMJ discs
... of the TMJ is a thin sheet of cartilage about the size
of a postage stamp that sits between the mandible and the skull. Called the TMJ disc, this sliver of cartilage cannot heal itself if it is injured or damaged. Approximately 70 percent of all TMJ disorders result from TMJ disc displacement, and there ...
Day-long drivers at risk of cardiovascular problems as a result of traffic pollution
...entrated on particles less than 2.5 micrometers in size
(much smaller than a hair), which can deposit deeply in the lungs. They found that the particles accumulated during driving came from several sources, which could be identified by the presence of certain elements. They found silicon and aluminium fro...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...ctures of her brain was not found until it was the size
of a large orange. Neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute removed the meningioma during a five-hour operation on May 4, 1999. Now, with a husband, two step-children, and two additions to the family, she anticipates her ...
Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size
...therapy before breast cancer surgery reduced tumor size
by nearly 80 percent on average, researchers from ...ors - all shrunk by more than 50 percent to a mean size
of 1.78 centimeters - which meant that many of the patients could choose lumpectomy (removal only of...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...ed sampling error associated with a sample of this size
would be +/- 3.5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The survey was released on behalf of Asthma Action America, a national asthma education campaign supported by leading organizations committed to improving asthma care in the U.S., and w...
Add an 'E' to the alphabet for identifying melanoma
...d "D" for diameter greater than 6 millimeters, the size
of a pencil eraser. The ABCD rule has been helpful in identifying early melanoma. But now the original group of NYU dermatologists who devised the rule, along with some of their younger colleagues, recommends expanding the rule to recognize...
Tumor size alone not always best for gauging treatment response
... response to treatment by revealing changes in the size
of the tumor, an anatomic change as opposed to a b... Current guidelines require monitoring only tumor size
to judge if a treatment is working, a method which, according to the study, proved to be unreliable....
Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis
....6 per cent of the population. Whereas the average size
of the human penis is around 12.5 cm or 5 inches, a micropenis spans less than 7 cm or just over two inches. A micropenis can develop from inadequate testosterone in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of fetal growth, although there may be other causes such ...
More than 41 million Americans need colorectal cancer screening
...s National Health Interview Survey to estimate the size
of the population that has not received colorectal... on screening. "This is the first time that the size
of the unscreened population has been measured, then compared to the number of tests being performed...
Obesity hinders imaging quality, diagnosis
...amount of weight the equipment can support and the size
of the area designed to accommodate the patient. Under most circumstances, quality CT images can be obtained in patients weighing up 450 pounds, and most MRI equipment can accommodate patients up to 350 pounds. Dr. Uppot calculated...
Virtual colonoscopy can help patients avoid conventional colonoscopy
... virtual colonoscopy that were 6 mm or larger, the size
at which the physician needs to decide how to treat the patient. For those polyps, the likelihood that the polyp was found at conventional colonoscopy and that it was potentially precancerous correlated closely with the confidence score of the interp...
Virtual colonoscopy shows significant promise as colorectal cancer screening option
...comes studies include: Is there a minimum polyp size
detectable by CT colonography for which patients should be referred for polyp removal? What is the minimum-sized lesion by which CT colonography sensitivity should be judged? What polyp size, if any, would physicians and more importantly their pa...
Molecular tailoring of chemotherapy with novel imaging techniques
...ures its intensity to provide a measurement of the size
of the tumor. "The bioluminescence imaging techno...breakthrough that allows scientists to examine the size
of a tumor in living mice with high sensitivity," says El-Deiry. "Since the reporter gene is always ...
Small social circles tied to heart disease death in women
...s statistically more important than social network size
for predicting coronary disease death rates. Women with small social networks were also much more likely to make less than $20,000 a year, they discovered. Although the findings point to a link between social isolation and low incomes, "it would be u...
Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores
...is burnt annually leaving an area approaching the size
of Corsica stripped of vegetation. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 95% of these fires are caused either by negligence or deliberate arson. The good news is that dryland desertification can be remedied or even reversed, using appropriate land ...
Cocaine addicts show reduced brain structure that underlies judgment
...ave found that the addicts show a reduction in the size
of the amygdala--an almond-shaped structure that i...iquely affected, the researchers also compared the size
of a neighboring structure, the hippocampus, which plays a role in learning reward and aversion. The...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10