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ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...c heart transplant program at ACH has consistently been
recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. In 1999, the program was named one of the 10 best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the vital areas of one-year survival rate and speed of transplant receipt. In ...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
... trials from the 1970s and early 1980s, which have been
widely interpreted as showing that screening for l...cancer is ineffective. In fact, these studies have been
interpreted as indicating that screening frequently results in the overdiagnosis of lung cancer, whi...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...netic contributions to restless legs syndrome have been
consistently supported by population, family and t...ame location on chromosome 12q that had previously been
associated with restless legs syndrome. Two-hundred-seventy-six individuals were included in the st...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
... Some children aged seven to 17 who had previously been
thought too old to benefit from treatment for ambl...ted in children younger than six, it has generally been
believed that older children were unlikely to benefit from treatment, according to background inform...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...), can be achieved safely and effectively, STN has been
thought to be the preferred target. At the same time, the authors note, there does seem to be some evidence that the STN is more vulnerable during surgery and that STN patients may have more postoperative problems. Valerie C. Anderson, Ph.D., of the...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...among children age 13 through 17 years who had not been
previously treated for amblyopia, 47 percent of those who were treated with glasses, patching and near activities improved two lines or more compared with only 20 percent of those treated with glasses alone. Most children, including those who respond...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
...ost half of the children ages 13 to 17 who had not been
previously treated for amblyopia improved after being treated with glasses and eye patches, while 20 percent of children treated with glasses alone responded to treatment. Despite the benefits of treatment, most children - including those who respond...
Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors
...e Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen. "There have been
a few studies that found an increased risk of brai...tumors with cell phone use, but those studies have been
criticized for problems with the study design." For 27 people with brain tumors and 47 people withou...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...among children age 13 through 17 years who had not been
previously treated for amblyopia, 47 percent of those who were treated with glasses, patching and near activities improved two lines or more compared with only 20 percent of those treated with glasses alone. Despite the benefits of the treatment, mos...
Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit
...ening say they want to quit, many researchers have been
interested in using cancer screening results as an opportunity to motivate smokers to quit. Previous studies have found smokers recently diagnosed with medical conditions are more interested in, and successful at, quitting. Studies of low-dose, fas...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
...e cells have not invaded normal breast tissue has been
accompanied by a flattening in the incidence of tr...00 cases annually in the United States, it has not been
possible to gather enough cases to conduct randomized clinical trials to determine whether women wou...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...t never able to confirm whether bypass surgery had been
successful while the patient was still on the oper...ing table. In most cases, only after the chest had been
closed could doctors get an image of the heart and see whether blood was flowing through the newly c...
Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work
...a University of Houston mathematics professor, has been
named one of Houston's top women in technology by the Houston chapter of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC). One of 23 honorees, Canic will receive her AWC-Houston Leadership in Technology Award during the annual gala June 11 at the Inter...
Chemical present in clear plastics can impair learning and cause disease
...MacLusky said that high concentrations of BPA have been
reported in the blood of some pregnant women and that BPA contamination could adversely affect human hippocampal development, with longterm effects on children's learning ability. Also, when the ability to make estrogen is impaired, as in old age, ex...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
...k between lack of sleep (insomnia) and obesity has been
traced to hypocretin/orexin cells in the hypothalamus region of the brain that are easily excited and sensitive to stress, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the April issue of Cell Metabolism . "If these neurons are over-activated by...
Probable cause sequences for WTC collapses finalized
...ance and life safety capabilities on 9-11 had they been
available for implementation. All are being considered for NIST's upcoming recommendations. NIST also released drafts of 15 reports from three projects of the investigation: analysis of building and fire codes and practices; occupant behavior, egress...
Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise
...or and the French Army. The exercise scenario has been
designed to be sufficiently serious to justify act...nd Information Centre (MIC) in Brussels, which has been
providing active assistance during disasters for the last three years. Within France the emergency ...
Secret loves, hidden lives?
...iculty who took part in the research said they had been
bullied or harassed as a direct result of their se...mily members. Half of the people interviewed had been
physically or verbally abused by strangers on the street or on public transport. Experiences of dep...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
...treat these patients." Heart failure patients have been
routinely classified into one of two groups - those with hearts that are pumping abnormally, considered systolic heart failure, and those with hearts that pump blood out normally but have trouble filling with blood, which was typically called diastol...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...aid. The drugs, known as fibrinolytic agents, have been
proven effective in clinical trials in breaking apart blood clots in coronary arteries, restoring blood flow to heart and saving heart muscle. The doses of some of the drugs in this class are determined by a calculation that includes body weight, whi...
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