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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...nd regional or distant disease spread. Also, there can
be significant differences in survival within each stage. For example, survival at the same stage can
vary by 40 percent depending on the number of lymph nodes with disease. Dr. Alfred Neugut from Col...
Spot on treatment for acne
...rrent gold standard for acne treatment, Roaccutane can
cause a wide range of side effects, including tera...who are waiting to see whether the initial results can
be repeated in a larger study group. ...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...ac CTA after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) can
reveal unsuspected and potentially significant findings beyond the heart, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, located in Baltimore, MD. Our interest in this topic developed because...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...xpectations aren't met, the psychological reaction can
be to try to restore control by doing your own thi... attitudes and personalities. Finding a good match can
be very important in terms of how satisfied you are with the care you receive and, ultimately, wheth...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...l flu shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can
increase the antibody response to influenza vaccin...rmine whether this type of behavioral intervention can
improve influenza vaccine efficacy in older adults. Qigong (chee-kung) and Taiji (tye-chee) or Ta...
Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
...r implant to children in China using measures that can
be directly compared to published results from studies in North America. The need for these pediatric assessment tools and the audiologists who use them is ever increasing, as the number of hearing impaired children identified through Chinas early ...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...s scavenge free radicals and limit the damage they can
cause, the authors write. Diets high in fruit and vegetable intake, and thus rich in such antioxidants, have been associated with reduced rates of coronary heart disease and stroke. Vitamins C and E and beta carotene are potential mediators of the ap...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...If successful in MS, antigen-specific DNA vaccines can
be developed for prevention or treatment of related diseases, such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and myasthenia gravis, the authors conclude....
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...n patients with glaucoma. However, even if the IOP can
be substantially lowered, reduction of mean [average] and peak IOP does not always prevent progressive visual field deterioration. Samin Hong, M.D., and colleagues at the Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, studied 408 eyes of pati...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...th without understanding how a persons environment can
affect that persons health. We looked at several factors to see if they could clarify why housing conditions were contributing to the development of diabetes, but none of these factors seemed to explain the relationship at all, explains Mario Schoo...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...ls the level of glucose in the blood. The disease can
cause many severe problems, including heart and kidney disease, circulatory ailments and vision problems. The illness was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States in 2002. ...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...rosis, or so-called hardening of the arteries, and can
be detected years before a person experiences ches...bel, M.D., West German Heart Center Essen. The WHR can
be easily measured, taking only a few moments and giving more precise information on the presence of...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...h underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis may occur, which can
lead to improper therapies being prescribed, said ...is that we have to know a problem exists before we can
fix it, and now we know, said Dr. Han. Other good news is that women and men fared virtually the sam...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...e neurons suggested the existence of a system that can
temporarily compensate for the loss of the dopamine." "The dogma in the field is that Parkinson's disease involves a selective loss of dopamine neurons. The truth is, if you look at postmortem Parkinson's disease brains, you will see that both dop...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...e cause of these disturbances. Arthritis and pain can
cause frequent awakenings and interfere with falli... neurologic, urologic and psychologic disturbances can
likewise play havoc with our sleep. In fact, most all medical problems can
disturb our sleep, and t...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...n without understanding how a person's environment can
affect that person's health." This study grew ou...at all representative of the larger community, you can
see that the number of people with diabetes is growing very rapidly over time. I also think it's lik...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...naemia is a major complication of several NTDs, it can
be measured even in the most remote areas, and it changes in a predictable fashion with alterations in the burden of NTDs. Citation: Bates I, McKew S, Sarkinfada F (2007) Anaemia: A useful indicator ofneglected disease burden and control. PLoS Med ...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...boratory bench at the molecular and cellular level can
unveil discoveries that can
lead to clinical improvement at the patient's bedside. This work is expected to translate ultimately...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...that cocaines effects on the cardiovascular system can
be reversed by the use of a drug called dexmedetomidine, which is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for anesthetic purposes in operating rooms or intensive care units, said Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, associate professor of interna...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...recipients. Our results suggest that full wallets can
exacerbate impulse control problems, says author Steven L. Puller, PhD, with Texas A&M University. The authors observe that their findings could prompt policy makers to explore the possible benefits of an alternate means of disbursing cash aid paym...
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