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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable

...at currently only 3 to 4 percent of urologists are doing more than one prostate cancer surgery per week. As they seek an appropriate surgeon, he encourages patients that "if someone tells you your cT3 prostate cancer is inoperable, don't give up." With more common use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tes...

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...gg says. "In general, we tend to punish people for doing things that are wrong, so it's not necessarily intuitive to reinforce positive behavior when it does occur in our patients. But once the patients began to respond to the reinforcements, it changed the counselors. The counselors want the patients to g...

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

Psychiatrists are doing a "modest" job of monitoring for weight gain, diabetes and other metabolic problems that may result from use of the newer antipsychotics for schizophrenia, researchers say. Nearly all of the 258 members of the American Psychiatric Association in Geor...

Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation

...arket, aiming to target young people in cities. In doing so it predicted that smoking uptake would increase, especially among women, belying the tobacco industry claim that advertising only encourages brand switching. The documents also suggest that BAT planned to cull the cigarette-processing workforce in...

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

...d be ideal if the surgeons could see what they are doing so they don't close the chest being one conduit short," said Fitzgerald. "Now for the first time the surgeons can take a picture with a direct way to assess how efficient their procedure has been." As a cardiac surgeon, Pelletier said he app...

Secret loves, hidden lives?

...l number of staff, in a minority of services, were doing thoughtful and innovative work. Despite these barriers the desire to meet and get to know other people was one of the strongest messages from the research. Most people wanted to fall in love and have more gay and lesbian friends. David Abbott, Res...

Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells

... factor." What they learned got them interested in doing further research with Fra-1. For example, the protein is able to regulate a set of different genes. Fra-1 is what is known as a transcription factor. It is one of many proteins that "reads" the genetic material in cells. If effect, transcription fac...

College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do

...teaching them what a drink is," added White. "Not doing so would be like telling people that it's OK to have one order of french fries per day without telling them whether we mean small or super-sized." White suggested that college itself would be a good place to start, either during freshman orientation ...

Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children

... studies, but we are not benefiting them at all by doing that."...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...-oscillating heads shouldn't worry, as it won't be doing them any harm. However, if they bought an electric toothbrush to get their teeth as clean as possible then it is worth investing in a brush with a rotating-oscillating head. "Toothbrush choice is as much about personal preference as anything else, an...

Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments

...of the gene (CT and TT) that are less effective at doing so provide more therapeutic benefit to patients, Wu says. Patients with CT variant had a median survival of 29 months and those with a TT variant survived an average of 42 months. On the other hand, patients with the CC variant survived an average of...

New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease

...or goals of the guidelines is to say we need to be doing screening for patients at higher risk, and if thes...y about the kidneys next.' Fortunately, you may be doing both at the same time." However, some anti-HIV drugs are themselves toxic to the kidneys, so the gui...

Milk thistle does not reduce deaths from liver diseases, best studies find

...ng for more research funding. "We should consider doing randomized clinical trials with higher doses of silymarin," Dr. Rambaldi concurs. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine , a part of the National Institutes of Health, studies in laboratory animals suggest that si...

Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys

.... The results also point to the fact that "we are doing a massive disservice to girls by giving them 'passes' early on in their criminal careers." Courts often ignore early offenses by girls because they don't take as seriously those crimes committed by females. The result is that when they do commit crim...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...ployees are paid less than normal-weight employees doing similar jobs, leading many people to attribute the...e brunt of obese workers' higher medical costs. In doing so, they also examined a broader, unsettled question in health economics: Who actually bears the cos...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...est practices for safety," he continues. "If we're doing complementary studies that help to support this line of new materials and integrate those into human safety regulations, then the industry is going to be better off and the environment is going to be better off." The American Chemical Society is a no...

An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer

... strategies for colon cancer prevention, including doing nothing, annual colonoscopy, colonoscopy every five years, statin alone, and statin in combination with colonoscopy annually, every five years or every 10 years. By age 47, 6.3 percent of patients in the "do nothing" strategy, meaning they did not re...

New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors

... uses to inactivate a cancer cell and keep it from doing its malignant work, the harder it is for a cell to escape the drug. Physicians enrolled 105 participants at eight sites. Patients took the drug as a pill once a day for four weeks, then went without the drug for two weeks to complete the cycle. Patie...

Nutrition gene key in regulating immune system

...out how GCN2 puts T cells to sleep. "Whatever it's doing doesn't appear to be killing the T cells. It would be nice to be able to mimic the effect of IDO by using a drug that activates this pathway." Now that they have a knockout, comparative studies with regular mice can determine other genes that might b...

Jefferson researcher's results show promise for metastatic eye melanoma

...just as well and some did better. The treatment is doing something to prolong survival. "If we're right," Dr. Sato says, "we could delay metastases." Dr. Sato also found a response in other tumors in the body besides the liver a potentially important finding, he says. Patients in the study lived on avera...

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