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Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic
... community acquired MRSA will spread faster and be more
widespread than previously expected, warns an international team of researchers who have been studying the bacteria. First isolated in Australia and Canada in 1953, type 80/81 penicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria caused skin lesions, s...
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...t when malignant prostate tumors are high grade -- more
aggressive -- they are not especially responsive t...which is 90 percent at 15 years, but they are even more
impressive due to the ages of the patients, says Dr. Zincke. "It's significant because the average p...
Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment
...rant conditioning, which proposes that behavior is more
likely to continue if it is reinforced. In the mid-70's, Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University and a co-author of this paper, began to test the effectiveness of this theory and intervention method on patients addicted to drugs. "There...
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
... sinus in the neck. While implantation is slightly more
involved, the general principle is quite similar to the implantation of cardiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results continue to be good, a larger, nationwide trial will begin. Trial patients receive the device as part of a minimally ...
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...iprostone's unique mechanism of action may offer a more
targeted approach to managing the symptoms of cons...ern countries. In the United States, it results in more
than 2.5 million visits to physicians and 92,000 hospitalizations annually. Factors contributing to...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...y diagnosed cancer in the United States this year more
than 230,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer; about 4,300 of them will be Minnesotans. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of this s...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...n contact with the tuberculosis case daily were no more
liable to develop the disease than were relatives ...he action of other drugs, pyrazinamide worked with more
bactericidal effect. Out of the multiplicity of random clinical trials that were carried out over t...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
..., since people with diabetes are two to four times more
likely than others to have a coronary event even though their low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels are similar to those in the general population. Since most patients with diabetes die from some vascular complication, Medical College of Georgia...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...says the group now plans to study cell response to more
specific allergens similar to what was done with the prostaglandin challenge. They believe these studies will contribute to a better understanding of asthma, allergy and other inflammatory disease and guide the pharmacogenetic development of new ther...
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
... New Jersey finds that in nearly half of homes and more
than half of family cars, children are exposed to ...ding to the authors. In 40 percent of homes and in more
than 50 percent of family cars, children are exposed to tobacco smoke. Additionally, fewer than half...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...ased tenfold over the last 15 years, now affecting more
than 30 of every 10,000 children in the United States. Although both genetic and environmental factors are believed to contribute to the development of autism, no firm causal evidence exists. And with no available physiological or biochemical markers...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...ic minorities. "Policy should be shaped to provide more
health-care assistance for the working poor - peop...stingly, residents in less poor neighborhoods were more
likely to stay home ill from work than those who lived in more
impoverished neighborhoods," Barnes s...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...ren on school buses collectively inhale as much or more
exhaust emitted from those buses as does the rest ...eir immune systems are less mature and they inhale more
air per body weight per day. "For every metric ton of pollution emitted by a school bus, the cumula...
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...Child Eye Care Charitable Trust, and has protected more
than 68,000 children from blindness and trained more
than 1.3 million women in nutrition and education to increase their children's well-being. Jeremia...
If you fill it, they will slurp, and slurp, and slurp ...
...ate out of the refilling bowls consumed 73 percent more
soup than did participants who ate from the normal...g the 20-minute lunch. Although they averaged 113 more
calories than those eating from normal bowls, those eating from the bottomless bowls believed they c...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
... eating disorders and other behavioral problems. A more
recent light therapy approach is "dawn simulation,...lderly. "And if eye problems such as cataracts are more
prevalent among the elderly, might light therapy aggravate the problem, even slightly?", Golden adde...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...pping in a mall. A crowd of a hundred strangers is more
relaxing than a dozen neighbors whom I know,'" Behrmann said. Behrmann and Galia said that much remains to be learned from the individuals in their research. They have begun to examine the anatomical details of the brains of their participants, and p...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...imaging technologies allow physicians to visualize more
of the arteries in the lungs, including detecting small blood clots not previously seen, but seeing more
may have little impact on the patient's outcome, a new study suggests. The study included 198 patien...
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
.... The BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound was published more
recently, and radiologists are only now beginning ...tures that the biopsy is likely to be benign or to more
confidently advocate a biopsy in a reluctant patient who has a mass with more
worrisome features," s...
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...nting cancer scientists from the United States and more
than 60 other countries to recognize world-class accomplishments in basic research, clinical care, therapeutics and prevention. ...
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