Tag: "according" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
... survival outcomes in Asian men living in America, according
to the first comprehensive ethnic analysis of Asian-American men with prostate cancer. Published in the September 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study showed that compared to white men, most Asi...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...ial differences in breast cancer survival increase according
to stage of disease, a new study finds. Published in the September 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, a retrospective analysis of survival data demonstrates that within each stage, African American women...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...potentially significant findings beyond the heart, according
to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, located in Baltimore, MD. Our interest in this topic developed because we were performing many cardiac CTA examinations, including those for bypass grafti...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...ter by hemagglutination inhibition assay. Titer, according
to Yang, refers to a measurement of the amount of antibodies in the blood. Those in the exercise intervention group participated in three one-hour classes for 20 weeks, while the control group was directed to continue their regular activities for t...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
... death among women at high risk for heart disease, according
to a report in the August 13/27 issue of Archives ...bute to the development of cardiovascular disease, according
to background information in the article. In addition, compounds known as free radicals may damage a...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...ew class of drugs to treat neurological disorders, according
to a study published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The drug, oral EN101antisense, inhibits the production of acetylcholine esterase, which is an important enzyme in the funct...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...uring or following hospitalization for heatstroke, according
to a study posted online today that will appear in...estimates ranging from 22,000 to more than 70,000, according
to background information in the articles. France alone had 14,800 deaths in a nine-day period, one-...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...ne systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, according
to an article posted online today that will appear... protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according
to background information in the article. The nerve cells axon, which transmits messages to other ne...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...lar degeneration than those who have never smoked, according
to a report in the July issue of Archives of Ophth...e leading cause of blindness in the Western world, according
to background information in the article. In addition to smoking, AMD is postulated to share other r...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...a, even if their eye pressure remains low overall, according
to a report in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Prevention of further visual field deterioration is a goal of glaucoma therapy, the authors write as background information in the article. Previous st...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...g diabetes in urban, middle-aged African-Americans according
to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology by a team of investigators from Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions. The resea...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...ikely than whites to unknowingly have the disease, according
to a RAND Corporation study issued today. Study ... groups have encouraged more people to get tested, according
to the study appearing in the August edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
... failure may find relief in the form of diuretics, according
to a new study. Italian researchers treated 15 pat...on agents, such as amoxicillin and ampicillin. But according
to researchers from the United States and Greece, second-line antibiotic use in patients with acute ...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
... actually do. Also of particular concern was that, according
to this study, spirometry testing in those patients who were 75 years and older was performed less frequently, with only 28% of patients in this population receiving spirometry. Researchers point to the issue of ageism and question whether or not a p...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...ncluding 15 percent of young adults ages 18 to 25, according
to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Life-threatening emergencies related to cocaine use include sudden cardiac death, high blood pressure, stroke and acute myocardial infarctions. We also found that dexmedetomidine was equally effective in count...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...el a spate of harmful and often fatal drug binges, according
to a new study in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Public Economics that links the monthly arrival of disability checks with a sharp rise in drug related hospitalizations and deaths. The findings by researchers at the University of California, S...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...revent cluster headaches can cause heart problems, according
to a study published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Those taking the drug verapamil for cluster headaches should be closely monitored with frequent electrocardiograms (EKGs) for p...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...al cultural beliefs with those of white Americans, according
to new research presented today by Oregon State University assistant professor Scott Akins at the American Sociological Associations Annual Meeting in New York. The study surveyed 6,713 adults in Washington of which 1,690 persons identified themse...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...er on an MRI scan, the images need to be evaluated according
to specific criteria. Unfortunately awareness of this is not yet sufficiently widespread....
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...ixfold increase in cases during the past 30 years, according
to the National Cancer Institute. Understanding how and why the cells change in some cases and not others has been a major challenge for investigators. Researchers compared telomere length and telomerase activity in biopsy specimens from 38 patie...
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