Tag: "year" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...primarily women and children, die prematurely each year
worldwide (400,000 in sub-Saharan Africa) from respiratory diseases caused by the pollution from such fires, according to previous studies by the researchers. The current study, published in the April 1 issue of the journal Science, concludes that b...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...primarily women and children, die prematurely each year
worldwide (400,000 in sub-Saharan Africa) from respiratory diseases caused by the pollution from such fires. The study finds that smoke from wood fires used for cooking will cause about 10 million premature deaths among women and children by 2030 in ...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...fell by 84% from 9.4 to 1.5 per 100 000 people per year
between 1996 and 2000. The incidence of patients p...treatment dropped from 11.1 to 3.5 per 100 000 per year
over the same period. The percentage of drug resistant tuberculosis also dropped. At the outset 22% ...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
...and 38 percent for the observation arm and the ten year
rates for cancer metastasizing to other parts of the body were 24 percent for the adjuvant patients versus 399 percent for the observation patients. Finally, the prostate cancer-related death rate was 16 percent for adjuvant and 22 percent for the ob...
UIC professor receives international humanitarian award
...ies. The Golden Grand Medal is awarded every other year
to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to humanity. "I am just overwhelmed and honored to receive such an outstanding award," said Epstein, who also serves as chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and is author of "Cancer-Gate: ...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...ey conclude: "We suggest that a sexually active 18 year
old with late [periods] may be more susceptible to multiple infections than a sexually active 15 year
old with early [periods]."...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... women from the U.S., Canada and Spain over a five year
period. To be eligible, women must be 35 years of...rticipate in two follow-up visits during the first year
at six and 12 months and then an annual follow-up visit during years two through five. Women w...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...itories, with an average of 54 lives lost for each year
of the last half century. However a new service based on satellite imagery can provide early warning of areas susceptible to landslides, by highlighting tiny millimetre-scale slope motion that occurs ahead of larger-scale movement. The ESA-funded Se...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...outpatient setting at least twice within the first year
following diagnosis. The findings were published ...are, and many delay beginning care for more than a year
after diagnosis. Patients who delay seeking care are much sicker when they begin care and are more ...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
... in and availability of clinical trials. The 15-45 year
age group is one of the least studied and also the least likely to be treated at a large health care institution that offers clinical trials. Participation in cancer clinical trials has been shown to improve survival. Young adults with Kaposi Sarcoma...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...nited States, causing about 79,000 more deaths per year
than the next five leading causes of death combined. "It's possible that modifying the inflammatory proteins through medication could also lower the risk of heart disease," said Barbara Nicklas, Ph.D., senior researcher and an associate professor of ...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...ofessor of education, and Juvonen are in the fifth year
of this research. "Now we have evidence that the school environment, psychological health, physical health and school achievement are all interrelated," Juvonen said. Many children are reluctant to discuss bullying incidents, and may visit the schoo...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...ing coma from severe brain injury within the first year
of injury--with up to 86 percent certainty. The study, by Theresa Pape, DrPH, and colleagues, is described in a two-part series in Volume 42, Issue 1, of the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD). They report on the development of...
Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
...nt of the 10.6 million child deaths worldwide each year
are the result of six causes: pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, neonatal sepsis, preterm delivery and asphyxia at birth. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed the most ac...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...rite pastime. An ultrasound and CT scan early this year
showed that an artery in Erickson's thigh was almo...- expected to be completed in a little more than a year
after the 60 patients have been treated - a second, larger trial will look more closely at the long-...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...C the most dangerous strain -- within their first year
of needle use. Martin also translates the problem ...nteers who reportedly distribute 250,000 needles a year
from a pickup truck mainly in African-American neighborhoods. "Limited as it is, this effort surely...
UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants
...in humans. The testing is scheduled for later this year
with Sam Patz, a collaborator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "The pressure is on now," said Hersman. "The world has been waiting long enough for a diagnostic procedure for lung health, so we're scrambling to provide that." Hersman develop...
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
...20 new cervical cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year
and approximately 3,900 deaths from the disease....
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...r. According to the American Cancer Society, this year
in the U.S. there will be approximately 40,880 women diagnosed with endometrial cancer, which is also known as uterine cancer, and 7,310 deaths from the disease. Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs....
Targeting mutant B-Raf protein reduces melanoma development
...ases of melanoma increasing at about 4 percent per year
and no effective treatments available for advanced-stage disease, it's imperative that we continue to look for important proteins that could be targeted therapeutically. Studies like this one that identify how inhibiting important melanoma regulating...
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