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Young men with prostate cancer benefit from radiation therapy

...on at appropriate dose levels has been shown to be equivalent to permanent prostate seed implant and radical prostatectomy in the treatment of patients with stage T1-2 prostate cancer," say the authors. Because younger men with localized disease respond as well as older men to radiation, the authors suggest tha...

UK grid helps fight avian flu

...0 computers were used during 4 weeks in April the equivalent of 100 years on a single computer. More than 60 000 output files with a data volume of 600 Gigabytes were created. Potential drug compounds against avian flu are now being identified and ranked according to the binding energies of the docked models. ...

Results with newer bladeless LASIK equivalent to standard microkeratome LASIK

...phthalmologist and study investigator. Given the equivalent findings thus far in eye health and vision between the two types of LASIK, Dr. Patel slightly prefers bladeless LASIK due to its potential safety, which was not measured in his study. "I'd say the short-term outcomes are equal and the risks are, in t...

Startling new facts about what Australians are eating for lunch

...to mow a lawn for an hour and a half to expend the equivalent energy to a Chicken, Cheese and Avocado Toasted Foccacia. Healthier Convenient Lunch Options Sanitarium Lunch Today Mediterranean Pasta provides 11% daily energy, 8% daily fat, 2.5% saturated fat and 20% of daily sodium intake. It also contains t...

MRI accurate and safe for diagnosing ureteral reflux

...sure from a single conventional X-ray cystogram is equivalent to that of 20 chest radiographs or six months of natural background radiation," said Dr. Teh. "MR cystography is accurate and perhaps more importantly, doesn't expose patients to ionizing radiation," he added. The full results of the study will be pr...

National survey estimates prevalence of type 2 diabetes among adolescents

... population of U.S. adolescents, these numbers are equivalent to 134,071 individuals age 12 to 19 years with diabetes, 39,005 with type 2 diabetes and 2,769,736 with impaired fasting glucose levels. "The prevalence of type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose levels is substantial among U.S. adolescents," D...

Almost 1/3 of colon cancer patients stop chemotherapy, leading to double the death rate

...erapy for colon cancer prematurely was shown to be equivalent to receiving no treatment at all. The findings add to the arsenal of reasons why colon cancer patients, and all cancer patients, need to complete their chemotherapy regimens whenever possible. Previous studies have shown that not completing chemothe...

Prenatal alcohol exposure can alter circadian rhythms in offspring

...rch confirms that alcohol exposure during a period equivalent to the third human trimester influences the abilit...ch confirms that alcohol exposure during a period equivalent to the third human trimester influences the ability to synchronize circadian rhythms to light cues. ...

Measures of health inequalities are misleading

...population, comparison of this health gap with the equivalent gap in service provision can be used to assess the need for greater access to relevant services. "Most descriptions of the national inequality targets do not specify whether the reductions required are relative or absolute, as if it does not matter,"...

Health benefits from US NIH clinical trials programme outweigh costs

... benefit of 470 339 quality-adjusted years (a unit equivalent to an additional year of healthy life) at a total cost of US$ 3.6 billion. The team concluded that the benefits of the research programme to society far outweighed the costs, with an overall projected net benefit of over US$15 billion at 10 years. ...

Researchers discover link between expectancy, visual cues and the desire to smoke

...e to smoking cues, even if the subject reported an equivalent craving level. "Although the effect of exposure to drug-associated cues has been studied with various drugs of abuse, this is the first study to show the link between expectancy levels and smoking cues," explained Dr. Alain Dagher, a neurologist who...

Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome

...ly two months old when therapy was started, an age equivalent to that of a human teenager and already had enlarged aortas. According to Dietz, a cardiologist and geneticist, after the mice were treated for six months, examination of the aorta showed no apparent differences between losartan-treated Marfan mice a...

Cinnamon, cloves improve insulin function, lower risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease

...e of these beneficial effects in humans taking the equivalent of one to two cloves per day. Earlier studies in ...ates Department of Agriculture, had shown that the equivalent of a quarter to half a teaspoon of cinnamon given to humans twice a day decreased risk factors for d...

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

... to advertisements for foods and beverages without equivalent messages about health and physical activity. Corliss Wilson Outley, Ph.D., and Abdissa Taddese of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, analyzed the advertising on Black Entertainment Television, The WB and Disney Channel--the top-ranked station...

Targeting the inflamed synovium

...d prednisolone was reported to achieve the effects equivalent to 10-fold higher doses of the free drug. Specific targeting of liposomes to inflamed cells in the synovium. In a novel experiment with a rat model, corticosteroids were encapsulated in RGD peptide liposomes targeted to bind to inflamed cells in t...

Loneliness linked to high blood pressure in aging adults

...guished Service Professor in Psychology. This is equivalent to the difference between a normal blood pressure of 120 and a level of 150 which signifies Stage 1 hypertension. Blood pressure differences between lonely and non-lonely people were smallest at age 50 and greatest among the oldest adults tested, th...

Mental disorders as common in Lebanon as in western Europe

The prevalence of mental disorders in Lebanon is equivalent to that in Western Europe, according to a study pu...disorders are common in Lebanon, with a prevalence equivalent to that in Western Europe. However, the number of individuals with mental disorders who are not rece...

'Executive' monkeys influenced by other executives, not subordinates

...fluences determine who becomes the monkey or human equivalent of Donald Trump, and who becomes a Woody Allen. The researchers -- graduate student Stephen Shepherd, postdoctoral fellow Robert Deaner and Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Michael Platt -- published their findings in the Feb. 21, 2006, issue of C...

Salmonella caught red-handed

...he disease's progress. "Knocking out" the gene was equivalent to blocking its corresponding metabolic path, thereby simulating the effect of antibiotics. The analysis demonstrated the following: in the two possible types of salmonella-related illness (diarrhoea and typhoid), the bacteria is surprisingly unaffec...

Efficiency, not more doctors, is the prescription for aging population

...of life. Their analysis found that the full-time equivalent physician input per 1,000 chronically-ill patients varied by a factor of five, from about 6 per 1,000 to almost 30 per 1,000. For example, patients treated at the Mayo Clinic used fewer than 9 physicians on average, among the lowest in the country. ...

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