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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men

...tment, histologic grade, socioeconomic status, and year of diagnosis. Epidemiologic studies have identifi...rom prostate cancer (stage, grade, treatment, age, year of diagnosis, and socioeconomic status), do not explain why most Asian men have better survival comp...

Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis

...OA, and that number will rise to 40 million by the year 2020. Controversy now exists as to the safest and most efficacious way of treating the disease, particularly with respect to use of NSAIDs, both non-selective and selective (so-called COX-2 selective agents or coxibs). Adverse reactions related to t...

Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

...l of 27 patients (33 percent) were alive after one year and 24 (29 percent) were alive after two years. Functional outcome at one year revealed that six patients (22 percent), who lived at home before the heat wave, required care in in...

Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade

... new cases fell steadily by between 2.4 and 2.9% a year in women and men, respectively. Dysplasia, which was diagnosed in just over 8500 patients, and atrophic gastritis, which was diagnosed in just over 23,000, both fell by more than 8% a year. The fall in new cases of intestinal metaplasia and atrop...

1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established

...unt for medical costs of more than $19 billion per year in the U.S. alone. This information could lead to diagnostic tests to identify individuals more susceptible to the development of hypertension and diabetic induced kidney disease and perhaps new therapies for the prevention of end stage kidney diseas...

Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

...een less than optimal." In 2004, the most recent year for which complete data were available, 104,364 Am...me concern that the risk of death during the first year of dialysis has not shown any meaningful improvement since 1993. In contrast, the data show continue...

New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia

...ve lives. Results are expected by the end of the year and are likely to recommend more government resources to deal with the issue of persistent pain and medical and public education programs to ensure better diagnosis and treatment, said Professor Cousins. MBF Chief Medical Officer and chair of the M...

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...en tumor promotion and suppression Earlier this year in a paper published in Molecular Cell, Hung's lab established that IKKa works individually by following NF"B into the nucleus, where IKKa plays the pivotal role in the oncogene's competition with the tumor-suppressing gene p53 for access to CREB-bin...

Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

...robable migraine with visual symptoms in the prior year compared to one percent of controls. Second, and probably the most important finding, women who had probable migraine with visual symptoms who also smoked and used oral contraceptives had seven times the risk of stroke than women who had probable mig...

NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

...t but not spread easily between humans. About a year ago, the research team began asking what mutations help the virus shift its adaptability. They compared the structural proteins on the surface of bird-adapted H5N1 influenza virus with those on the surface of the human-adapted strain that caused the ...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...e median value of physical productivity losses per year due to iron deficiency was around US $0.32 per head, or 0.57% of gross domestic product (GDP) for those nations. In the WHO Africa subregion, it is estimated that if iron fortification reached 50% of the population, it would avert 570,000 disability ...

'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...nological product. "Our Heroes of Chemistry this year represent the very best in scientific innovation,"....S. market in 2006 and had worldwide sales in that year of $758 million. Harry R. Howard, Jr., who is retired, was an associate research fellow at Pfiz...

Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds

...hey progress more rapidly to AIDS and die within a year of HIV diagnosis, which leaves little opportunity for treatment or secondary prevention for their partners. For this investigation, Dr. Akers and her colleagues analyzed data collected from 514 women ranging in age from 50 to 95. The women visited ...

Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients

...etween 1,200 and 3,200 new cases are reported each year in the United States, although researchers believe the disease is highly underdiagnosed. The researchers reviewed the records of 80 patients who received high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation from July 1994 through July 1997. ...

Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men

... oral bisphosphonate therapy is less than $500 per year or if the societal willingness to pay per QALY gained is $100,000....

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...ice, which researchers started testing more than a year ago, consists of a head-mounted, battery-operated box containing the sensors, which are positioned outside the head so that the sensors are parallel to the animals actual semicircular canals, where head rotation is normally sensed. The sensors are c...

Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death

...ls strongly predicted the risk of death during the year after the initial hospital visit, even among patients who did not have heart failure. In fact, ST2 appeared to be a stronger predictor of death than was NT-proBNP, and a combination of both biomarkers gave the most accurate prediction for all study ...

Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding

...everage industries spend more than $10 billion per year to market to children in the United States, according to background information in the article. By age 2, children may already have beliefs about certain brands and 2- to -6-year-olds can recognize brands and associate them with products. In a stu...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...stimated to spend more than $1 billion dollars per year on U.S. advertising. Robinson was quick to point out that marketing is more than just television advertisements, and that it's not restricted to McDonald's. An older sibling's co-branded toy or a parent's hankering for an Ultimate Double Whopper ca...

Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...g 100 subjects in Athens and Columbus, Ohio, for a year after their recovery from a back pain injury. This...ty are estimated at $20 billion to $40 billion per year in the United States, according to the researchers. ...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... York | Heidelberg, 30 October 2014 Biological membranes ... better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto ... cells. Now, a new study provides a quantitative ... surrounding solution ions. Joanna Kotyńska and Zbigniew Figaszewski ... authors of a study describing these findings, just ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... kind to date, researchers have used DNA sequencing to ... autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at ... Institute of Harvard and MIT, and their colleagues examined ... and unrelated people. They identified changes in 107 genes ... autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a jump from the ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection ... discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them ... Journal of the American Chemical Society , one team reports ... , Timothy Zwier and colleagues at Purdue University note that ... cause serious damage to plant DNA and, as a result, ...
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