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Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...stomach cancer are set to plummet a further 25 per cent
in the West over the next decade, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. Stomach cancer is the fourth most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer related death, in the world. The findings are based on the l...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...s in the course of the study. MRI, detected 98 per cent
of these aggressive pre-invasive breast cancers , ...e value of MRT was 59 per cent, compared to 55 per cent
for mammography.' The third point was that until now it was assumed that MRI was only necessary for ...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...less and often disabling pain but as few as 10 per cent
of those affected are getting adequate treatment. ...ow possible to manage persistent pain in 70-80 per cent
of patients yet fewer than 10 per cent
actually obtain pain relief, he said. Federal and State Gov...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...nadian province of Alberta, from 2004-2006, 40 per cent
of foreign-born children under five years of age who were found to have tuberculosis were international adoptees. Most international adoptees are younger than five years of age and frequently come from resource-poor countries where tuberculosis is ...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...p in terms of muscle gain with an estimated 40 per cent
or 2.5 pounds more muscle mass than the soy bevera...e drinkers. In addition, this group gained 63 per cent
or 3.3 pounds, more muscle mass than the carbohydrate beverage drinkers. I think the evidence is b...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
...s for construction. Carbon dioxide makes up 40 per cent
of its weight and it would take 1,500 times more space to store the same amount in gas form. Compared to other proposed processes for carbon storage, such as burying carbon under the sea, once the CO2 is locked inside the rock by the CICCS process,...
Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities
...ximity to nuclear facilities, and by two to 18 per cent
in children and young people up to the age of 25. Incidence rates were increased by 14 to 21 per cent
in zero to nine year olds and seven to ten percent in zero to 25 year-olds. Childhood leukaemia...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...l Excellence, recommends that people with a 20 per cent
chance of developing heart disease over the next 10 years should be offered statins. A persons chance of developing heart disease is estimated using standard risk factors such as age, sex, smoking, blood pressure and cholesterol. This risk score is...
Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients
...r six months of anti-oestrogen therapy, and 33 per cent
of the group with the greatest ER values showed a positive response which delayed the use of chemotherapy. John F. Smyth, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Edinburgh, led the research programme. He said: This is an important lan...
Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review
... patients over a 12-year period, reported a 20 per cent
increase in patients and a 62 per cent
increase in skin cancer samples processed by pathology laboratories. The figures also showed that ...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
...vered that overall prescribing had risen by 19 per cent
and there had been a five-fold increase in prescri...for AEDs during the study period. Of these, 69 per cent
were for conventional AEDs and 31 per cent
were for newer AEDs. The most commonly prescribed new...
UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD
... leading specialists in the field. Around 25 per cent
of over-60s in the UK have some degree of visual loss due to AMD, and some 14 million people in Europe currently suffer blindness through the condition, caused by defects in the retinal support cells. There is currently no treatment that prevents the...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
... widespread misuse of khat. In east Africa, 60 per cent
of the population live below the poverty line, yet sizeable numbers of khat users borrow money to obtain the drug, exacerbating poverty levels and eroding the quality of life of khat users and their communities. It is in this context, that researcher...
MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children
...es are mutated, which occurs in about 25 to 30 per cent
of blind children, the visual proteins are not transported properly to the outer segments, causing the photoreceptors to stop working and die. This year, after many years of research on a related LCA gene called RPE65 and a spectacular rescue of v...
TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
...ntly confined to the major cities and about 40 per cent
of all cases are in London. TB is also a major global problem: an estimated one-third of the world's population - nearly two billion people - are infected. Nine million people a year develop the active disease worldwide, which kills two million each ...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...0,000 heterosexual men and women found that 66 per cent
of men said their penis was average sized, 22 per cent
said large and 12 per cent
said small. 85 per cent
of women were satisfied with their partners penil...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...). Other key findings included: 42 per cent
of TB patients were from Africa, 27 per cent
from Asia, 24 per cent
from the UK and 6 per cent
from the rest of Europe. Just under a third w...
New doctors' test kit to help prevent debilitating osteoporosis
...nd women lose bone as they get older and 25-30 per cent
of men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their life-time," he said. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of breaks or cracks. It happens when bones lose minerals such as calcium faster ...
Chronic pain can drive you to distraction
...Prevalence studies indicate that as much as 44 per cent
of the populationin Canada as well as in the U.S. and Europeexperience pain on a regular basis, and that in approximately one-quarter of this group the pain is severe", said Dick. The cost of chronic pain to society is great, and Dick and Rashiq argu...
Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections
...ective or planned caesareans have risen from 6 per cent
to 13 per cent
over the 20 year period and during the same time, there has been a 70 per cent
increase in the numbe...
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