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New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

... any effects of long-term use of letrozole on bone strength or other organs. Until these are known, patients should be monitored closely. "The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to have made a key contribution to this study," says Barbara Whylie, M.B., Director of Cancer Control Policy for the Canadian Cancer...

New treatment improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

... any effects of long-term use of letrozole on bone strength or other organs. Until these are known, patients should be monitored closely. "The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to have made a key contribution to this study," says Barbara Whylie, M.D., director of Cancer Control Policy for the Canadian Cance...

Summa Health System improves stroke care using ace model of care

...prevent loss of personal independence and physical strength that can occur during routine hospitalization of older adults. The ACE Model's key components include comprehensive multidimensial assessment, functionally oriented patient-centered care, an interdisciplinary team that meets daily, a prepared enviro...

Sleep apnea, depression linked in Stanford study

...essed people. "This is the first study to show the strength of the link between the two disorders," said Ohayon, adding that even after controlling for obesity and hypertension (important factors in each disorder) the association remained strong. It remains unclear whether depression occurred before or after ...

COPD's changing face

...ay be dependent on oxygen. They have little muscle strength and can't get around. They are literally gasping for breath." "We need to make some very basic changes. We need to raise awareness of the risk of COPD for women. We also need to encourage the use of spirometry to make the diagnosis. Finally, we ne...

Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought

...y physical exercise does not alone produce sizable strength gains in healthy elderly individuals," says Guang ...ferent levels of mental effort on improving muscle strength in the elderly, Yue's study enlisted 36 healthy volunteers aged 65 to 93. One group was instructed t...

Environmental influences found to have role for development and function of the pain system

...mission system. Scientists now know that synaptic strength can also be modified for prolonged periods of time...eceives a sensory echo answering the question. The strength of the connections in the circuitry can then be set appropriately. That tactile (i.e., innocuous), r...

Jefferson scientists use gene therapy to restore function of damaged heart cells in laboratory

...ed gene therapy to help damaged heart cells regain strength and beat normally again in the laboratory. The work takes the scientists one step closer to eventual clinical trials in humans. Walter Koch, Ph.D., director of the Center for Translational Medicine of the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical C...

Study finds subtle brain damage in some HIV patients on drug therapy

... brain, Chao examined the relationship between the strength of CNV activity during the reaction-time test, with MRIs of study subjects' caudate nuclei, a substructure of the basal ganglia. She found that the weaker the CNV among HIV-positive participants the more reduced the caudate volume. "The basal ganglia...

In some people, overuse of some analgesics can lead to kidney damage

... about two doses of full-strength aspirin or extra strength acetaminophen every day for a year. (He stressed that it does not include those patients taking a dose of baby aspirin for prevention of heart attack or stroke.) "We think just some individuals are susceptible," he said. "But there is no way yet to ...

Microneedles: Report describes progress in new technology for painless drug delivery

...m metal and polymer materials that have sufficient strength to reliably penetrate the skin without breakage. Moving beyond the original and complex microelectronics-based fabrication techniques, the researchers have developed multiple manufacturing processes suitable for the mass production of microneedles ...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, November 18, 2003

...hreatening health conditions (Review, p. 835). The strength of the conclusions is limited somewhat by the scarcity of high quality research on breast cancer screening and treatment in this age group, but the authors say the results should provide information to guide clinical recommendations, clinical standar...

Lack of sun poses danger in our twilight years

... with other recent research, indicates that muscle strength and avoidance of falls also require adequate vitam...t increases the risk of falling and it reduces the strength of bone to withstand breaking due to falls. It is estimated that the health care cost of falls in th...

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain shrinkage

... difficult to establish," explained Dr. Ding. "The strength of the study lies in the large population-based sample and the consistency of the findings by gender and race."...

Moderate alcohol use may be associated with brain shrinkage

...aid. Regardless of that limitation, he said, "the strength of the study lies in the large population-based sample and the consistency of the findings by gender and race." "This study adds further to our knowledge concerning the effects of alcohol on the brain and provides new technology to investigate such...

JCI Table of Contents

...e University of Alabama at Birmingham consider the strength of the evidence in support of this finding and discuss additional research questions that should be addressed in further evaluations of this genetic variant as a putative contributor to human obesity. TITLE: The SLC6A14 gene shows evidence of assoc...

Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury

...aplegia, measuring the increase in elbow extension strength and controllable workspace. Measurements were taken on 11 individuals with cervical level spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Elbow extension was measured at different elbow angles, along with the number of times and speed in moving an object to different p...

Mayo Clinic develops new technology to improve diagnosis of arm and hand injuries and disease

...on images at 1.5 and 3 Tesla. Tesla indicates the strength of the main magnetic field used in MR imaging. High resolution images improve a physician's ability to see small structures such as tiny ligaments and nerves in the hand. This means more accurate diagnosis of injuries and diseases, and in some case...

Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems

...oping diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, but the strength and significance of these associations was reduced after accounting for changes in weight." "Our findings demonstrate the importance of low cardiorespiratory fitness in young adulthood as a risk factor for developing cardiovascular comorbidities (rel...

Concord grape juice improved memory and neuro-motor skills in animal study

...skills in certain of the coordination, balance and strength tests, according to preliminary research presented at the 1st International Conference on Polyphenols and Health recently held in Vichy, France. "In the study we subjected 45 senescent rats-meaning they were mature animals approachi...

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