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National Lung Screening Trial

...articipants, and help NCI reach full enrollment as soon as possible." The trial is a randomized, controlled study--the "gold standard" of research studies. Study participants will be randomly assigned--designated by chance--to receive either a chest X-ray or a spiral CT once a year for three years. Resea...

FDA approves Avapro for treatment of diabetic kidney disease in people with high blood pressure

...ted group than the control group. In addition, as soon as pregnancy is detected, patients should discontinue Avapro therapy (see boxed WARNING regarding Use in Pregnancy in full prescribing information). In earlier clinical hypertension trials, there were no significant differences in adverse events betw...

World Heart Day spotlights cardiovascular disease pandemic

...owing so quickly in certain countries that it will soon be an unbridgeable chasm," says Bonow. "The answer is deceptively simple population-based, culturally tailored prevention programs." According to the authors, the international event is timely. "World Heart Day is a driving force for encouraging g...

NIAMS scientists find biochemical 'switch' directs muscle building

Scientists may soon be able to influence muscle formation more easily as a result of research conducted in the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases' Laboratory of Muscle Biology. The researchers there and at instit...

Consortium awarded CDC grant to coordinate national health system 'radar' to catch bioterror events

... public health officials of unusual occurrences as soon as the information becomes available," says Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC. "The results of this project will help us more fully develop systems that extend our capacity to detect and respond to a terrorism attack at the earliest possible ...

Caregiving for spouse prompts women to retire earlier

...ences whether an adult in late midlife will retire soon or not, however, largely depends on the strength of the relationship between the worker and the person needing caregiving," explains Marin Clarkberg, an assistant professor of sociology at Cornell and one of the co-authors of the new study. "Caring f...

United States, Canada cooperate on study of fracture repair techniques

...group has a more successful outcome, including how soon patients return to work and their general health status and quality of life. Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., director of the NIAMS, says, "A large multicenter clinical trial of this kind involving U.S. physicians and physicians of our neighbor, Canad...

Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association moves to Web-based rapid access weekly publication

...o offer the articles to authors and our readers as soon as they are ready for publication in the identical form that will be printed four or five weeks later," he says. "Subscribers to Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association will be getting their news on a weekly basis, instead of monthly. We...

Mayo Clinic hosting national conference to help women fight their #1 killer

... man's, many women don't get the care they need as soon as they should. This symposium will help train these women to become effective educators and advocates in their communities." The symposium participants come from 28 states across the country, and nearly one-third are women of color. The participants...

Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma

.... "Because most people are treated for glaucoma as soon as they are diagnosed, little is known about the natural history of the disease," he said. "Future reports from the study will add further important information on glaucoma progression and its risk factors." The study -- called the Early Manifest Gla...

Predicting who is most likely to quit smoking

...gies to help patients quit smoking should start as soon as possible after diagnosis of cancer, when patients are most responsive, delegates were told at the European Society of Medical Oncology Congress today (19 October 2002). Dr Ian Olver, from the Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Centre, Australia, pres...

Energy density labels do not encourage overeating

... Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan," to be published soon in a new low-cost paperback edition by Avon....

How you respond to high-fat diet is linked to genes

...animal fats." But Ordovas cautioned that it's too soon to recommend widespread genetic testing to determine hepatic lipase gene type. Co-authors are Dolores Corella, Ph.D.; Serkalem Demissie, Ph.D.; L. Adrienne Cupples, Ph.D.; Patrick Couture, M.D.; Oscar Coltell, M.Sc; Peter W.F. Wilson, M.D.; Ernst J....

Pituitary tumor cells in Cushings syndrome found to express large amounts of protein receptor

...r Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "We will soon begin a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of this antidiabetic drug in patients with Cushing's syndrome who have pituitary tumors." The most common type of Cushing's syndrome is caused by prolonged high-level exposure of a hormone called ACTH ...

AIDS and cancer specimen bank at UCSF renamed and funded for five more years

...operating as the country's leading nationwide, and soon international, multi-site collection program that includes a "bank" of specimens for investigators in such fields as HIV/AIDS, related cancer and virology," said Michael S. McGrath, MD, PhD, UCSF professor of laboratory medicine, and principal invest...

Drug beats sleep?

...th a particular sleep disorder to stay awake could soon be licensed to perk up sleepy shift workers and others affected by drowsiness. The prospect is stirring up a debate about the dangers of popping a pill to counter a sleep-deprived lifestyle. Provigil, as the drug is known in the US and Britain, is ap...

Story tips from DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nov 2002

...stoms inspectors and law enforcement personnel may soon have a new instrument to detect radioactive material at airports, border crossings and ports. The HotSpotter, developed by researchers at the Y-12 National Security Complex and ORNL, detects gamma and neutron radiation and analyzes the data in just s...

Molecular tag pinpoints which breast cancer tumors are most likely to spread

... results, we will try to get it into the clinic as soon as possible, though it may be at least one year." Keyomarsi points out, however, that the specialized laboratory technique, called a western blot, used in her study is not available in most clinical laboratories that test patient samples. In order ...

Starting beta-blocker before discharge in patients hospitalized for heart failure increases usage

...ased on a concern that beta-blocker initiation too soon after a hospitalization for heart failure may worsen heart failure symptoms, said the researchers. Beta-blockers block the stimulatory effects of the neurohormones epinephrine and norepinephrine, the so-called "fight-or-flight" hormones. By blocking ...

Inaccurate arsenic test kits jeopardize water safety in Bangladesh and India

...ul in providing bacteria-free water. But officials soon found that the tubewells were reaching groundwater containing high levels of arsenic. Arsenic is a slow poison; studies have linked long-term exposure to several types of cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The World Health...

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