Tag: "been" at medical news
Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia
...re to common infections. Similar associations have been
reported for type 1 diabetes and allergies in children. "Whether early exposure to one or more specific infections, or to a spectrum of non-specific agents, protects against each of these disparate diseases remains to be clarified. Nevertheless, we c...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...ted, or positive. "For a number of years now, it's been
known that when a malignancy happens in the breast...ssue is different." Electrocardiograms, which have been
used for years to assess heart muscle, also are based on the theory that normal and diseased tissue ...
Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales
There has been
a significant fall in serious violence in England (13%) and Wales (20%) over the last five years, according to a major study into trends in serious violence by Cardiff University. The research led by the University's Violence Research Group analysed...
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
...about 10 percent of patients older than 60 who had been
evaluated in the emergency department of a large teaching hospital and had a chest radiograph done for any reason. The medical charts and radiographs were then reviewed in detail to determine whether the patient had a moderate-to-severe vertebral fra...
Class effect of statins in elderly patients
... However, evidence supporting this assumption has been
limited, and prescribing practice suggest that some statins are preferred over others. Zhou and colleagues compared the effectiveness of 5 commonly prescribed statins in a head-to-head retrospective analysis of data 18 000 elderly patients who had AM...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
... and experience of the surgeon. Although there has been
an increase in the combined CEA-CABG procedure, the actual benefits to patients are not yet clear. "We sought to explore the use of these combined procedures in Canada, to evaluate its utilization over time, and to assess outcomes," said study author...
K-State professor takes chemistry to another world
...as State University professor Chris Culbertson has been
working with NASA to investigate how such hazardous conditions affect humans at the cellular level and how to lessen such conditions, thus allowing astronauts to work in a healthier environment. Culbertson, an assistant professor of chemistry, is an...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...t, is the variability in the way this question has been
approached. Selnes and McKhann note that the surgical procedure itself varies among different institutions and surgeons. Similarly, there is wide variance in study populations and control groups, follow-up periods, and statistical analysis. It is cur...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...y the disease. Essential tremor has not previously been
linked with an increase risk for cognitive difficu...reutzfeldt-Jakob disease, some cases of which have been
linked to mad cow disease. There is also no known way to prevent infection with prions, which are ab...
New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines
...ed neurophysiologist. While the device has already been
tested in the lab and in a hospital emergency room, the Georgia Tech football program recognizes the need for improved concussion assessment and plans to test this new technology. DETECT may have other potential cognitive testing applications, such ...
UT Southwestern lead site for study of a new multiple sclerosis drug
...the neurodegenerative disease."There really hasn't been
a lot of research or treatment options for patient...r. Hawker said. "The drug depletes B-cells and has been
used to treat other autoimmune diseases such as lupus." As the lead testing site, UT Southwestern do...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
... alcohol. Factors leading to liver disease had not been
thoroughly studied in Southern Italy, so researchers, led by Gaspare Maria Pendino of Reggio Calabria, assessed the prevalence and etiology of altered liver tests in the general population of Cittanova, a small southern Italian town. They generated ...
UQ develops West Nile virus treatment
...e diagnostic reagent also developed by Dr Hall has been
licensed for sale in the U.S. and will be used to track the spread of the disease in animals and birds in North America. Dr Hall said it was very satisfying to see his research being used in North America, where West Nile virus was a serious problem...
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer
...y component. To date, over 80 different genes have been
found to be defective in tumour samples taken from patients with this disease. Professor Koopman's team used state of the art technology, funded by the Queensland State Government, The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council, to...
ENDO 2005 press conferences
Five topics have been
selected for this years onsite press conferences reporting the most current information and recent discoveries in the field. Day One: Learn about the connection between natural and synthetic compunds, called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), t...
ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner
... and development, as well as an individual who has been
a strong supporter of the educational and research...ions to GI endoscopy. To date, 10 individuals have been
so honored and are accorded the same benefits as all other ASGE members. Congressional Service Aw...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...the report says. The breakfast cereals that have been
a key part of WIC food packages for women and children should be whole-grain varieties only, the report says. Some popular breakfast cereals are whole grain, but others do not provide whole grains' health benefits, such as protection against heart d...
'Surprising' findings reported about iron overload
...have a different genetic mutation that has not yet been
discovered, or that they do not, for some reason, develop hemochromatosis/iron overload despite their high blood levels of iron." He said that the NEJM paper is the first report from analysis of the massive data arising from the study, called the He...
Menopause and African-American women
... anything less." Alexander said this rage also has been
reported by white women and is perhaps a "coming o... all of the women were aware of the option and had been
offered a prescription by their clinician, Alexander said....
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
...ding safer for infants of HIV-infected mothers has been
an urgent research priority. A study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Zimbabwe and Harare (Zimbabwe) City Health Department found that exclusive breastfeeding substantially reduces the transmission o...
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