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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...th African-American men being at greater risk than other
races. Asian-American men as a single, ethnic group have the lowest incidence of disease and the lowest mortality rate. The reasons for these racial differences remain poorly studied. In particular, the risk among different Asian ethnicities is p...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...ng for tumor size and lymph node status as well as other
known factors, such as age, African American women were still more likely to die from their disease. The mortality rate among African American women was calculated to be up to 56 percent higher than whites. This study confirms statistically signif...
Spot on treatment for acne
...pical treatment or more likely in combination with other
existing treatments. The company has already been in talks with several interested companies, who are waiting to see whether the initial results can be repeated in a larger study group. ...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ns weren't met at the appointment. "We know from other
research that, in general, when people's expectati... you're told," Christensen said. Patients at the other
end of the spectrum - highly engaged, patient-centered patients treated by doctor-centered providers...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...n in China who have received cochlear implants and other
devices will soon benefit from a speech perception...ghts on the MESP materials. The MESP, as well as other
Mandarin tests being developed through our collaboration, are essential tools in the emerging field ...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
... international units of vitamin E or placebo every other
day; and 50 milligrams of beta carotene or placebo every other
day. Participants were followed up for the occurrence of heart events (including stroke, heart attac...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
... The nerve cells axon, which transmits messages to other
neurons, is eventually destroyed. The cause of MS ...f BHT-3009. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other
safety evaluations were performed at the beginning of the study, and again after five, nine, 13, 26,...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...In addition to smoking, AMD is postulated to share other
risk factors with cardiovascular disease, such as ...may also interact with AMD gene susceptibility and other
environmental risk factors. Jennifer S. L. Tan, M.B.B.S., B.E., University of Sydney and Westmead ...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
... the article for additional information, including other
authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc. Editorial: Pressure Modulation May Help Preserve VisionFluctuations in IOP have been pinpointed as a potential cause for glaucoma and a factor in wo...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... Institute, Washington University in St. Louis and other
institutions. The researchers studied men and wo...neighborhoods one a poor, inner-city area and the other
a less impoverished, suburban area that included several pockets of residents from a variety of soci...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
... by race and ethnicity, we run the risk of missing other
equally important health disparities that affect those least able to deal with them, Smith said. The study also found the rate of growth of diabetes prevalence is not as high or as dramatic as often projected. Smith found that during the period stu...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
... tied to early, hidden signs of heart disease than other
common measures of obesity, such as body mass index (BMI) or the waist circumference alone. In other
words, we may obsess about unsightly cellulite on our hips, but its the pot belly we ought to worry ...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...r diagnosis. In order to distinguish COPD from other
diseases, such as asthma, spirometry must be measured both before and after administration of medication that dilates the airways, Dr. Han explained. As such, if COPD is suspected, initial spirometric testing should include bronchodilator testing too...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...role lipids and inflammation play in hair loss and other
skin disorders and facilitate the development of new treatments for these diseases. PPAR acts as a genetic switch, sensitizing the body to insulin and lowering levels of circulating glucose. In fact PPAR drugs, including Actos and Avandia, belong t...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...n have more trouble falling asleep than persons in other
age groups. A study of adults over the age of 65 ...e than 30 minutes to fall asleep. There are many other
possible explanations for changes in older adults sleep patterns, says Dr. Krainson. Older adults m...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
.... Louis, Indiana University School of Medicine and other
institutions conducted the study. They published their findings in the Aug. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. "We looked at several risk factors to see if they could explain why some African-Americans were more likely to develop di...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...third-leading cause of chronic kidney failure. The other
major project headed by Dr. Roman and Howard J. Jacob, Ph.D., director of the Human and Molecular Genetics Center, focuses on identifying the genetic basis of susceptibility to develop glomerular disease, a condition associated with hypertension and ...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...ucation level, poverty, and rural residence, among other
variables. Akins is the lead author on the research, along with Clayton Mosher of Washington State University, Chad L. Smith of Texas State University and Jane Florence Gauthier of University of Nevada Las Vegas. Akins said the researchers hope t...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
... indicate that the shortened sequences might allow other
cells more prone to cancer to take over. The res...ists suspect that when cells can no longer divide, other
cells might infiltrate the area to make up for the loss. And those cells may be more likely to gener...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
..., can drive the growth of the tumor. Tamoxifen and other
anti-hormonal therapies cut off the tumors access to estrogen, causing the tumor to stabilize and sometimes even shrink. However according to Clarke, many cancers become insensitive to these treatments over time more than half of all recurring breas...
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