Tag: "ten" at medical news
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
...50,000 infants have travelled safely over the last ten
years, estimates Milner. He concludes by saying that so long as a child is healthy there is no epidemiological evidence to indicate that it is unsafe for it to fly during its first year. Contact: Professor Anthony Milner, Professor of Neonatology, U...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
...ch is a technique that has been available for over ten
years, where very cold temperatures are used to freeze tumors in the liver. With radio frequency ablation, the heater probe has served advantageous over cryosurgery because a much smaller probe is used, which ultimately decreases vascular complicatio...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...employees, over 9.5 million workers--almost one in ten
private sector employees in the United States--work to produce health services. Between 1988 and 1996, private health sector employment grew at a 3.7% average annual rate, substantially faster than the 1.6% annual growth in jobs in the private non-fa...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...hemotherapy, the company reported that nine out of ten
patients with recurrenttumors have experienced tum...nding,"Dr. Kirn said. "But we have only evaluated ten
patients at this point. While weare encouraged by these initial results, we remain cautiouslyoptim...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
... bone loss andfractures, she said. In fact, one in ten
white, post-menopausal women willfracture their hip at some point, she said. Therefore, it is important that all older women take steps to keep their bonesstrong, Jamal said. Taking calcium and vitamin D and exercising are some ofthose steps, she sai...
Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals
...y reported drugs. The BNL-led team used atotal of ten
techniques, including state-of-the-art medical imaging and behaviorstudies, to confirm their result. GVG was originally developed to treat epilepsy. It is already in use inEurope and Canada, where patients have been using it safely for seve...
Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease
...nstthe tumour. They then run a cluster of eight to ten
wires through the catheter.When the wires reach th...hin just as a microwave cooker heats food.It takes ten
minutes to kill all the cells in a region measuring 3 to 5centimetres across. The technique can be u...
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
...fices," said Apfelbaum. He estimates that seven to ten
percent ofsurgery is already being performed in office settings. "It's hard to predict where the trend will stop," he said. "It took years forpatients and third-party payers to accept ambulatory surgery, yet today, 70percent of surgery is performed o...
Hormone Therapy Increases Survival Of High Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
...vival rate of men in the four risk groups at five, ten
and 15 yearsfollowing treatment. These patients were treated for prostate cancer withradiotherapy alone in clinical trials from 1975-1992. The four groups are based on the largest collection of prostate cancerpatients, derived from the Radiation Onco...
Restaurant Meats Higher In Suspected Carcinogens
...d in restaurant-prepared meats at levels as muchas ten
times higher than similar fast food items previously analyzed by thescientists. The study involved beef hamburgers, steaks and pork ribs, purchasedfrom three different national restaurant chains in the Beltsville, Md., areanear Washington, D.C. ...
Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
...opments in molecular and cellbiology over the last ten
to 15 years are finally beginning to pay off in a ...ctiveness." Eventually, between five and ten
clinical trials will be conductedsimultaneously at the New Arthritis Treatment Program, Wofsy said. ...
New approach supercharges immunotherapy
...ace molecule thatrecognizes foreign tissue. Nearly ten
years ago, however, Chicago researchers Craig Thompson and JeffreyBluestone and others discovered that the immune system often requires twoparallel lines of communication -- through both CD3 and a second receptor, knownas CD28 -- before girding for b...
Small Risk Of Pill Disappears After Ten Years
...ound that women who had stopped using the pill for ten
or more years incurred no more health risks than w...relevant only while they are being used and in the ten
years after use ceases. After this time period there is little evidence to suggest any persistent a...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
...tems were still robust, white HIV-infected menwere ten
times as likely to have seen a doctor in the previous six months.Similarly, controlling for other factors, whereas 62 percent of HIV-infectedwhite men had seen a dentist in the last six months, only 45 percent of theblack men had, even though black m...
Improved Ritalin Offers Smaller Doses And Fewer Side Effects
...ent compounds known in theliterature, which have a ten
to one selectivity for inhibiting cocaine withoutinterfering with dopamine," claims Winkler. "And, we have just started ourstudies," he adds. While synthesis of the improved form of Ritalin for treatment of ADHD isready for commercial scale-up,...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
...survey of nursing home residents, foundnine out of ten
had a Do Not Resuscitate order in place, a significantly higherpercentage than in other states. The study also evaluated whether the POLST formhelped patients receive the amount of medical treatment the wanted at the end oflife. Of 91 persons from th...
Better Emergency Medical Assistance Should Be Provided At Marathons
...ey conclude that 70 athletes have died in the past ten
years in the UK at such sporting events and that t...ey conclude that 70 athletes have died in the past ten
years in the UK at such sporting events and that the "....current haphazard system....should not be ...
National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway
...ng your legs is the polite way to sit.Seven out of ten
young women say they were taught this compared to almost halfof Baby Boomer women and only one in four older women. (70 percent for womenunder age 35; 43 percent for women age 35 to 55; 25 percent for women age 55 andolder.) The random teleph...
Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
...s -immortalized human nerve cellsdeveloped at Penn ten
years ago - were successfully transplanted into a strokepatient in Pittsburgh. Recent articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery andJournal of Neurotrauma describe ongoing studies in which Penn researchers arestudying how implanted hNT cells might impro...
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Available To Discuss New Guidelines On Treatment Of Stable Angina
...e treatment mnemonic -- ABCDE -- that outlines the ten
most importanttreatment elements of stable angina management: A -- Aspirin, anti-anginal drugs B -- Blood pressure control, beta-blocker drugs C -- Cholesterol, cigarettes D -- Diet, diabetes E -- Exercise, education of the patient Other key findi...
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