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A new insight into breast cancer: Breast density is directly related to breast cancer

...mply a marker of breast cancer risk. In order to address this question, Giske Ursin and colleagues, from the University of Southern California in the United States, studied the mammograms of 27 women, all diagnosed with the same type of tumour ductal carcinoma in situ (DICS). These are tumours inside the...

New memory drug works best in combination with older remedy

...l of Arts and Sciences, said these studies did not address SGS742's potential as a cure or preventive treatment for Alzheimer's disease itself. They were intended, rather, to assess its potential as a treatment for the disease's key symptom: memory loss. "Memory impairment occurs early in the disease and wor...

National medical and public health groups sue EPA

...a longer period. We must take aggressive action to address this serious health threat," said Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, executive director of the American Public Health Association....

Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

...he final version will be available at the same Web address in three to four weeks. Statements from past conferences and additional information about the NIH Consensus Development Program are also available at the Web site, or by calling 1-888-644-2667. The 12 members of this State-of-the-Science panel were n...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

... for changes in state driver's license renewals to address the risks that elderly drivers pose to other drive... adopted by state legislatures. These rules should address the unique problems posed by elderly drivers "without jeopardizing an elderly person's independence ...

Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities

...o use wheelchairs could access and operate it. To address the first challenge, they installed a folding chair and hydraulic lift system, powered by the tractor's diesel engine, onto the side of the tractor. The user can start the engine with a remote control, transfer to the lift and raise the seat via a ha...

The Lancet calls for open debate on illegal drug use

...ent. But from a health perspective, doctors cannot address the problem of illicit drug use because patients may not admit to an illegal addiction, and research into the management of conditions resulting from drug habits is lacking, states the editorial. The Lancet comments: "The Lancet does not endorse ille...

Jimmy Buffett hosts event to benefit NYU Child Study Center

...ve, community-based, non-profit organizations that address the root causes of social and environmental problems....

Young athletes' post-concussion migraine may signal greater neurocognitive impairment

...ludes symptom status and neurocognitive testing to address their recovery more fully," asserted the study's authors. "Clearly, sports-related concussion is related to increased cognitive impairments, regardless of the presence of headache. It is critical that any athlete sustaining a concussion be followed u...

Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say

... challenges and build public support for action to address the problem of conflict between health care professionals and the people they treat."To our knowledge this is the first time a list of top ethical challenges has been systematically developed by bioethicists anywhere. Such lists are often the first ...

Diabetics with high blood pressure benefit from 'water pills'

... blood pressure. "ALLHAT is the largest study to address this question, comparing four different classes of antihypertensive medication: diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and alpha receptor blockers," Whelton says. In an earlier publication (Journal of the...

Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable

...purpose, in addition to providing opportunities to address the other items of health care not provided by our current standards of visit frequency and time." "We need a new, up-to-date research agenda to explore the value of relationship-centered care," Drs. O'Malley and Greenland write. "we think that there...

PLoS Medicine refocuses world's attention on the tsunami, six months on

...ogical effects and how should the health community address them? Kaz de Jong and colleagues from Mdecins Sans Frontires discuss how their organization is responding to the Indonesian governments request for help in dealing with the psychosocial effects of the disaster. Do dead bodies pose an infection r...

What don't we know? Science presents the great unsolved scientific mysteries of our time

... essays. "Today, science's most profound questions address some of the largest phenomena in the cosmos and some of the smallest. We may never fully answer some of these questions, but we'll advance our knowledge and society in the process of trying," said Donald Kennedy, Science's editor-in-chief. "As Sc...

Researchers discover novel pathway of inflammation that contributes to lung damage in CF patients

...lab focuses on lung immunology and host defense to address the fact that, worldwide, respiratory infections are the number one killer of children. "Translational research is very important, especially with regards to young patients who suffer from such a chronic disease like cystic fibrosis," said Dr. Kolls....

Health professionals believe gender bias limits women's progression in NHS

... work there indicate that more needs to be done to address institutionalised practices and challenge stereotypical beliefs."...

USC researchers link cellular stress to drug resistance in tumors

...n California. This provides a novel explanation to address the failure of these drugs to meet initial expectations in the battle against the growth and spread of malignant tumors. In a study published in the July 1 issue of the journal Cancer Research, the USC team of researchers-in collaboration with resear...

Asthma research sounds warning for older Australians

...r Asthma and Older Australians program, which will address some of these issues and be commended to the Government funding as a national health initiative. "I also commend and look forward to the future plans of the 'Healthy Airways, Healthy Ageing' working party which was formed to further the work started ...

Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly

... Mayo Clinic Proceedings . "Most studies of falls address the effects of sedatives, weakness of the lower extremity muscles and neuromuscular diseases," says Mehrsheed Sinaki, M.D., of Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. "What we wanted to see in this study was the effects of i...

The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis

...ng of the claims process will lead to reforms that address real shortcomings in the malpractice litigation and claims payment systems, rather than respond to anecdotes or the rhetoric of crisis" the authors Bernard Black, Charles Silver, David A. Hyman and William M. Sage conclude. This study is published in...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard ... will be commercialized by a newly formed private ... and personalized medicine products. The announcement ... of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate ... automated human Organs-on-Chips platform. , "This is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can ... in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is ... ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it ... is activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome ... nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range ... the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus ... The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani , "is named ... to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic and Oriental ... the new mayfly in the Journal of Insect Science ...
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