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Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment

...ly-stage breast cancer is the same whether a woman chooses to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, the removal of the entire breast. Many factors influence a woman's decision when considering the two options. One of these factors is the time commitment for the recommended radiation course that follows a lumpec...

Study links attempted suicide with genetic evidence identified in previous suicide research

...g a gene or genes that play a role in why a person chooses to take his or her own life, says Willour. In the multi-institutional study, results of which appear in the March issue of Biological Psychiatry, the researchers examined data from 162 families with bipolar disorder. They looked at attempted suici...

Teenage alcohol and drug use: At best, parents know about it only half of the time

...act others and might go unnoticed unless the child chooses to talk about them." Bierut is also the corresponding author for the study. In terms of psychiatric disorders in general, added Sherri Fisher, project coordinator of the St. Louis site of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) ...

Location, location, location!

...to a centrally located odor port. Next, the animal chooses odor A or odor B as being the same as the test odo...its right (odor A) or left (odor B). If the animal chooses correctly, it receives a reward (a drop of water). As expected, many of the neurons actively signa...

Childhood obesity caused by 'toxic environment' of Western diets, study says

...esponsibility is not tenable in children. No child chooses to be obese," he says. "Furthermore, young children are not responsible for food choices at home or at school, and it can hardly be said that preschool children, in whom obesity is rampant, are in a position to accept personal responsibility." "If ...

Many new immigrants to US change diet -- and not for the better

...nd increase the proportion of this population that chooses the trajectory of dietary change associated with a positive health outcome. Using the New Immigrant Survey to identify immigrants' eating patterns by region of origin and to identify the prevalence of these behavioral changes will increase our unders...

Caution: New Medicare drug plan may cause headaches

...cial consequences if an eligible person eventually chooses to enroll in the program." But there's an important exception: seniors who had been covered under a "creditable" drug prescription plan will not be subject to the penalty. "Creditable coverage" is defined as a drug plan that meets or exceeds the actu...

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

... was said, but a range of options. When the doctor chooses the most appropriate (some of the most used phrases can be put in a quick access "ready menu,") and the result is a spoken Persian question in the earphones of the patient. The same process takes place in the reverse direction. Narayanan says much of...

Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research

... the data sets into categories from which the user chooses the facts and dimensions. Based on this selection, the system presents the user with an initial view of the information subset. The user is then allowed to explore this subset and further focus on the knowledge of interest by using the operations: ...

Louder neurons form more connections, Stanford research shows

...y a small number of which take hold. How the brain chooses which connections to keep and which to prune back appears to be governed by which branches have the most electrical activity-a finding that could help to explain how early experiences guide brain development. The work, published in the April 21 issue...

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