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Taller people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

... atrial fibrillation. "Tall patients may need more aggressive attempts to attenuate risk factors. Controlled trials should evaluate stature in treatment and control arms," Dr. Langberg said. He noted that this study just used a snapshot of the health information of the patients at a single point in time, althou...

Scientists discover new genetic subtypes of common blood cancer

...ns in an individual patient might help predict how aggressive the disease would be. For this deeper analysis, the researchers created an algorithm based on a recently developed computational method designed to recognize individuals by facial features. It is called non-negative matrix factorization, or NMF. In t...

Stem cell transplants improve recovery in animal models for stroke, cerebral palsy

...d." He hopes one day stem cell therapy, along with aggressive physical therapy and possibly tPA can work synergistically to reduce that disability. "These are not going to be cures, but this level of recovery is significant, and could help get somebody out of a bed and into a wheelchair or out of a wheelchair t...

OMS to participate in an international clinical trial to optimize brain tumor therapy

...ed in the trial. "Brain tumors are among the most aggressive and fatal adult tumors," stated Walter J. Curran, Jr, MD, Group Chair of the RTOG. "By joining forces with other international cancer experts, such as the EORTC, and utilizing the promising new OncoMethylome Sciences' test, we hope to contribute to a...

Capsaicin shows promise in inhibiting growth of pancreatic cancer

... death in the United States and is one of the most aggressive cancers, with an extremely poor prognosis....

JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006

... T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) leads to an aggressive disease called adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) or a related condition called HAM/TSP, following an asymptomatic period of 30 years. HTLV-1 infects blood cells called CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, but only the CD4+ subset becomes leukemic. To better un...

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

...downward spiral from violent television viewing to aggressive behavior to social isolation to viewing more violent television," the authors write. "Exposure to violent television could, therefore, be the catalyst for a cyclical system leading toward an aggressive, socially isolated lifestyle." (Arch Pediatr A...

Research suggests that immune response protects against brain tumor development

...oup were 339 cases of glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and lethal type of brain tumor, as well as 117 cases of midgrade anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) and 154 cases of low-grade gliomas (LGG). The research team considered recent studies that suggest immune system activity in the brain may protect against br...

Mayo Clinic study finds two genes predict outcome for breast cancer patients

...rther research is needed to determine whether more aggressive or additional treatments will improve the outcomes of women identified to be at high risk by means of this marker." Breast cancer is diagnosed in approximately one million women each year, and claims the lives of over 40,000 in the United States. Mo...

New hope for tissue regeneration and joint repair

...ontrolled, and perhaps even eliminated, with early aggressive treatment, few therapeutic approaches offer hope for repairing tissue once the damage has been done. One promising strategy is the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are capable of extensive self-renewal and adaptable to forming all kinds o...

St. Jude develops more affordable ALL follow-up test

...hey might be successfully treated with a much less aggressive follow-up treatment. The new test could give hos...because of immune system suppression caused by the aggressive treatment, Ribeiro noted. Therefore, in addition to improving supportive care for patients, investig...

Kids with cavities overweight, not underweight

...eight. A study of children ages 2-5 who underwent aggressive dental treatment under general anesthesia in the operating room by UB's pediatric dentists at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo found that at least a quarter of the patients were over the recommended weight for their age or close to it, un...

Maintenance therapies offer lasting heart health benefits

...the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio found that aggressive therapy with statin drugs early in ACS results in ...eceived statin therapy early in an event (8,037 on aggressive therapy, 7,958 on conservative therapy). Overall, the incidence of all-cause mortality was statisti...

Very high-intensity statin therapy shows promise for inducing regression of coronary atherosclerosis

...potential for a more optimistic strategy, in which aggressive lipid-modulating strategies can actually reverse the atherosclerotic disease process. The observed increases in HDL-C in the current study suggest that therapies designed to simultaneously lower LDL-C while raising HDL-C have the potential to substan...

Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness

...nts hospitalized for uncontrolled heart failure to aggressive treatment with intravenous diuretics or to ultrafiltration. They evaluated patients during treatment, upon discharge from the hospital, and at 10, 30, and 90 days. Patients lost significantly more water weight with ultrafiltration, required fewer me...

Better communication between families, health care providers can reduce cost, length of stay in ICU

...ritical, says Daly. Decisions to limit or withdraw aggressive treatments in dying patients are often delayed as families wait for the care team to raise the subject, as professionals wait for families to indicate they're ready for this discussion, and sometimes simply as a result of lack of clarity about who sh...

Combination therapy improves AIDS-related lymphoma outcome

Combining aggressive HIV therapy and chemotherapy significantly improve...e greatest benefit for HIV patients suffering from aggressive malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This benefit was most pronounced in HIV patients without severely ...

New insights into the link between rheumatoid arthritis and cancer

...exceptionally severe and longstanding RA activity, aggressive treatment may reduce the risk by reducing cumulative inflammation. "From a drug safety perspective," he notes, "our results provide background data that should be considered essential for the evaluation of lymphoma risk following therapy with TNF bl...

Helicobacter-pylori status might predict prognosis after surgery for gastric cancer

...me". If confimed, these results could lead to more aggressive treatment for patients who are H-pylori negative, he adds....

Researchers use embryonic model to reprogram malignant melanoma

...er biology," Kulesa said. One of the hallmarks of aggressive cancer cells, including malignant melanoma, is their unspecified, plastic nature, which is similar to that of embryonic stem cells. The Hendrix lab has shown that the unspecified or poorly differentiated cell type serves as an advantage to cancer c...

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(Date:7/31/2014)... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida State University researcher found ... of the toxic components of the oil released during ... spill, but not the most toxic contaminants. , In ... Assistant Professor Olivia Mason found a species of bacteria ... perhaps benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene compounds that were ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... While previous studies have shown that marine noise can ... scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter and ... France have demonstrated that boat noise stops embryonic development ... hares, (specifically the sea slug Stylocheilus striatus ... to swim away and later feed on toxic alga ...
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