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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men

...Asian men have better survival compared to whites, but they do explain the poorer survival of South Asian men compared to whites. ...

A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart

... and we wondered how often we would find unrelated but clinically significant findings in the heart and l...d after their procedure might have these problems; but this connection is certainly not well known in the radiology community, he said. ...

Patient-centered approach can backfire

...r-centered patients with patient-centered doctors, but not as well as patients who saw a doctor with attitudes similar to theirs. "A more passive patient who wants the doctor to take the reins is probably not as adaptable to an unwelcome role," Christensen said. "Patients who are highly keyed-in to the...

Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

... aside sweat bees. Before long, another unwelcome, but predictable, pest will return: the dreaded, oft-spotted flu bug. But as this years sniffling-sneezing season approaches, theres also a hint of hope present in the pre-germ-season air. In a study scheduled for publication in the August issue of the ...

Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women

...ractions between agents for the primary end point, but those randomized to both active ascorbic acid and vitamin E experienced fewer strokes. No additional adverse effects were observed for those taking active pills vs. placebo, with the exception of a small increase in reports of upset stomach among t...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

... eventually destroyed. The cause of MS is unknown, but evidence points to the involvement of immune cells...rogressive MS [when symptoms progressively worsen, but there still may be periods of remission]. After one, three, five and nine weeks, participants receiv...

Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease

...ip between smoking and the long-term risk of late, but not early, AMD, the authors conclude. This supports speculation that AMD is a condition with multiple etiologic factors, and such joint effects contributing to the pathogenesis (origin and development) of AMD could mirror the pathogenesis of cardiova...

Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients

... stabilized by only lowering the postoperative IOP but also requires reducing the long-term fluctuation o...nisms of retinal ganglion cell damage in glaucoma, but no single cellular or molecular cause satisfactorily explains the condition in all patients, Dr. Cap...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...nd a strong link between housing and diabetes risk but its not clear exactly how housing conditions are e... were contributing to the development of diabetes, but none of these factors seemed to explain the relationship at all, explains Mario Schootman, Ph.D., le...

RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply

... health challenges faced across the United States, but these findings suggest that the prevalence of the disease is not growing as rapidly as often claimed, Smith said. The study examined reasons for the rising rate of diabetes over time. The three most important reasons by far were increases in excess...

Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians

...an on-call obstetrician. The authors noted a small but significant increase (11.4% v. 11.9%) in the rate of cesarean deliveries when women are cared for by an on-call obstetrician rather than their regular-care obstetrician. In a related commentary, Dr. Chaim M. Bell PhD and Dr. Joel G. Ray MSc, highl...

Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease

... may obsess about unsightly cellulite on our hips, but its the pot belly we ought to worry about. In o...cal Center. Its a day-to-day, meal-to-meal battle, but its worth fighting. Even a small pot belly puts us at higher risk when compared to a flat tummy. F...

Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

... for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but new research shows that it is not used nearly enou...iate the magnitude of spirometry underutilization, but my hope is that this study will lead to more correct diagnoses and better care of patients. Spiro...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

...that kills about 80 percent of the dopamine cells, but observed no motor impairments in the mice. Surpris...ome moderately effective treatments are available, but most target the dopamine neurons only and are effective for only a limited amount of time. In light ...

Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk

...gs work showed us that this does not simply happen but it is the product of an intricate genetic program that ensures its purity, says Evans. ...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

... be that diabetes risk was associated with housing but not neighborhoods," he says. "We would have expect...s to medical care and demographic characteristics, but they also were trained to look for certain things in neighborhoods and houses. They rated neighbo...

Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure

... to do so. The study authors invited 106 healthy but sedentary civil servants between the ages of 40 an...eek. A further 42 were given the same programme, but for three days of the week. And the remainder were not asked to change their current lifestyle. Pe...

Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems

... slower than normal heart rates while on the drug, but the condition was severe enough to warrant stoppin...were initially supposed to take part in the study, but 42 percent of them did not have the EKGs done to monitor their heart activity. Many of them said eit...

Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's

...ke an indirect approach, focusing not on the brain but rather on a protein that sops up amyloid-beta in t...blem with the production of too much amyloid-beta, but its become clear in recent years that the problem is with faulty clearance of amyloid-beta, said Zlo...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

...hich were especially reliably picked up using MRI, but especially difficult to detect using mammography.'...r significantly, not simply with high-risk groups, but with all women. Expertise needed However, Professor Kuhl does not want the Bonn results to be used...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science ... mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the ... alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, Rod ... is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics and ... investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... A new study published in Cancer Research ... liver and colon cancers—can promote the development of skin ... proliferation and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously ... seven proteins called sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability ... aging. SIRT6 helps repair DNA damage, which can lead ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... is how to produce enough food to feed the ... Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that food ... to feed a growing global population, and plants are ... production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed humans ... must tap into our knowledge of how plants work ...
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