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Many patients at risk of cardiovascular disease not receiving statin treatment

...le in the prevention of CHD. Therapeutic lifestyle changes are important for general reduction of risk overall, but patients who are more likely to develop CHD, or who have high cholesterol, should be treated with statins. The authors conclude that education should be aimed at improving the practice of phys...

Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says

...of the moderate-risk patients were counseled about changes in their diet and exercise that could decrease their risk of heart disease. "Lifestyle change is fundamental not only to keep your risk for heart attacks low, but also to give you better health overall," Ma said. The researchers are careful to point ...

Psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for hereditary cancers meeting at Jefferson June 9-10

..., with the realization that testing and preemptive changes in lifestyle to prevent disease are more cost-effective than treating disease later, she notes. Genetic testing is certainly on its way to changing the way medicine is practiced. Personalized medicine, along with genetic testing and so-called medica...

People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution

...," said NIEHS Director David Schwartz, M.D. "These changes in blood vessel reactivity may help explain this p...od to rush through. The researchers then evaluated changes in the diameter of the main artery as a result of the physical stress placed on the vessel. "We ob...

New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier

...easured adherence to recommended food patterns and changes over time. "These new findings offer valuable less... Researchers previously reported that the dietary changes made by children in the intervention group did not adversely affect the children's nutritional statu...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

... experience symptoms of visual impairment, such as changes in visual acuity, changes in color vision, blurred vision, or visual field defect, prompt ophthalmic evaluation is recommended...

High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas

...ers dealing with similar issues can inspire policy changes and tort reform that help reign in the cost of liability insurance for obstetrics/gynecology and other fields. "Something has to be done about the skyrocketing cost of malpractice premiums in our field," says Ransom, also the director of women's heal...

Knee injury causes decrease in lubrication, has implications for arthritis

...nd cause cartilage damage. But it is not known how changes in lubrication can positively or negatively impact cartilage damage. "If you injure a joint, or have been injured in the past, it would be useful to have a test that could indicate your level of risk for developing arthritis," says author Gregory D. ...

Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes

...iabetes efforts tend to focus on the microvascular changes caused by the disease: the loss of vision, kidney function or loss of limbs. However, heart disease is the leading cause of death for diabetics. "Although education and prevention of microvascular complications are important, we need to markedly incr...

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

... see the cells shining. Second, they could measure changes in the amount of light absorbed by the particle as...tibody bound to its target. According to Ivan, the changes in absorption may be particularly useful in cancer and cell research to measure molecules interactin...

'Real life' study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients

...follow-up will demonstrate if also the second peak changes or not," Dr. Cazzaniga said. Commenting on the report, Dr. Ahmad Awada from Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, Belgium, said, "At this time we do not know which patients would benefit most from upfront therapy with aromatase inhibitors compared to the...

Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem

...f sleep each night. It also discusses the hormonal changes that conspire against them. When puberty hits, the body's production of sleep-inducing melatonin is delayed, making an early bedtime biologically impossible for most teens. At the same time, the report notes, external forces such as after-school spor...

Study recommends new guidelines for air bag safety in children

...icator of risk than height or weight. Several body changes during puberty, such as muscle mass, bone density and bone mineral content, may help explain why body size isn't a good measurement of risk in children. These results were consistent with several previous studies. "Anyone who drives needs to be e...

New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery

...rgically treated heart tissue. Inflammation led to changes in the electrical properties of the atria. The inflammatory response consists of alterations in blood flow, increased permeability of blood vessels and escape of cells from the blood into the tissues. It is a normal response of tissue to injury that...

Sildenafil (Viagra) approved for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as Revatio

...ic potential of sildenafil (Viagra) in humans: The changes observed in healthy mountaineers simulate disease processes in patients suffering from chronic lung diseases. This high altitude study clearly documented the selective pulmonary vasodilatory effect of sildenafil. The substance reduces pulmonary hyper...

Johns Hopkins team finds 'ancestral' hepatitis-C virus at the root of evolution in infections

...pkins have uncovered how a majority of the genetic changes in the hepatic-C virus, the most common cause of l...the Hopkins team found that one-half of the virus' changes in its genome are in sites under attack by the body's immune system. As the virus evolves and these...

Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS

...e virus to infect. According to Quinn, "societal changes will help over the long run, but immediate and faster action requires coordinated efforts to focus on women, develop effective microbicides that women can use themselves and a gender-specific vaccine program that takes into account the different immu...

MicroRNA study opens potential revolution in cancer diagnosis

... significant progress in understanding the genetic changes in many different cancers, diagnosis and classification of tumor type remain, at best, an imperfect art. This could change quickly, thanks to the findings of a group of researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Dana-Farber Cancer I...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...system after chemotherapy; and correlating genetic changes in normal-looking tissues near breast tumors with ...ar Breast Tumors By identifying telltale genetic changes in breast tissues that appear normal, a new test may help predict the return of breast cancer after ...

It's never too late to start exercising

... old over the course of seven years to investigate changes in body composition as a pathway by which multiple diseases contribute to disability. Through annual clinic exams, home exams and telephone interviews, researchers discovered that mobility loss in older persons who do not exercise can be reduced by h...

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