Tag: "equivalent" at medical news
Harvard scientists report public health impact of 1990 Iraq invasion of Kuwait
... the oil fires -- a level of risk which is roughly equivalent
to that produced by smoking 20 packs of cigarettes. Across the entire population, this extra risk would correspond to roughly 100 premature deaths. But this smoke exposure alone is not sufficient to explain the observed elevation in the mortality ra...
Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice
...h either saline solution or with Gleevec at a dose equivalent
to that given to humans being treated for CML. Next, they exposed the mice to ordinarily lethal amounts of vaccinia. All of the Gleevec-treated mice survived, while 70 percent of the untreated mice died. This finding, if confirmed in additional anima...
'Apollo Program' for hydrogen energy needed, Stanford researcher says
... is $1.12 to $3.20 pergallon of gasoline or diesel equivalent
($3 to $7.40 per kilogram ofmolecular hydrogen)--o...he estimated meancost of hydrogen from wind ($2.16 equivalent
per gallon of gasoline). The Stanford study, unprecedented in its detail, used an inventory of moret...
New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates
...jor surgery on the energy reserves of a patient is equivalent
to running a half-marathon for a fit person, which is why it is crucial to assess a patient's fitness for surgery. We're proposing, for example, that instead of running complicated body scans, doctors can use much simpler, more reliable fitness tests...
Some male breast cancer patients may have unnecessary radiotherapy
... to be given radiotherapy than were women with the equivalent
stage of disease. Many men receive radiotherapy ro...es. Given that breast cancer-specific survival was equivalent
between these two groups, this suggests that co-morbidity rather than good prognostic factors was a ...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
...pass operations are performed the same way or have equivalent
outcomes, cardiothoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that patients who have blockages of multiple coronary arteries and undergo "complete revascularization" grafting of arteries to restore blood flow to all affected territorie...
Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells
...ichigan scientists have created the nanotechnology equivalent
of a Trojan horse to smuggle a powerful chemotherapeutic drug inside tumor cells increasing the drug's cancer-killing activity and reducing its toxic side effects. Previous studies in cell cultures have suggested that attaching anticancer drugs to n...
Drinking for just eight weeks impairs learning and memory in mice
... going straight from mouse to human, this would be equivalent
to a human that drank six to eight beers or one bottle of wine a day every day for six years could experience learning and memory deficits up to nine years after they stopped drinking alcohol." Farr said that she and Butterfield plan to continue wit...
Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D may decrease risk of PMS
...ntakes of vitamin D and calcium from food sources, equivalent
to about four servings per day of skim or low-fat milk, fortified orange juice or low-fat dairy foods such as yogurt," the authors write. "These dietary intakes correspond to approximately 1,200 mg. of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D from food source...
Smoking and obesity accelerate human ageing
... than obese individuals. Each pack-year smoked was equivalent
to a loss of an additional 18% on top of the average annual shortening of telomeres. Professor Spector states: "Our findings suggest that obesity and cigarette smoking accelerate human ageingthe difference in telomere length between being lean and be...
Flight stockings significantly reduce DVT risk, says research review
.... "Our research review shows that the modern-day equivalent
is a useful way of reducing the risk of DVT when flying, particularly on long-haul flights. They are also easy to use and have no side effects. "However, travellers should not see wearing the stockings as a substitute for following sensible advice, l...
Key to breast cancer prevention could hang in the balance
... women who undertook approximately three metabolic equivalent
hours (MET) per day, per year, of exercise, and had lower BMI levels. This level of exercise is equivalent
to about 45 minutes of brisk walking or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. The team of resea...
Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests
... women who undertook approximately three metabolic equivalent
hours (MET) per day, per year, of exercise, and ha..., the researchers found. This level of exercise is equivalent
to about 45 minutes of brisk walking or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise per day. "Given the substa...
Zero increase in prescription drug spending with generic promotion programs
...ng consumers to choose lower-cost, therapeutically equivalent
generic drugs. For example, Express Scripts offers plan sponsors its High Performance Formulary, a comprehensive, generics-based formulary that is built around generics and low-cost brands. When implemented with the right plan design, the formulary ...
GroPep news: Key psoriasis patent granted in Japan and new asthma patent filed for GroPep drug
...rations, Mr Gregory Moss-Smith, said that with the equivalent
patents already granted in the USA and Europe, the Japanese grant completes coverage of the most valuable potential markets. Exclusive, worldwide rights to the patent were obtained by GroPep in 2002 through a licence from the Northern Sydney and Cen...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...dy titers were compared to infants who received an equivalent
pediatric diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) in a previous efficacy trial. Participants were monitored for reactions to Tdap vaccine for 14 days and for adverse events for six months following vaccination. Results of the...
Shorter course of radiotherapy effective for palliation of painful bone metastases
...determine whether a shorter course of radiation is equivalent
to the standard treatment, William F. Hartsell, M....ree months after treatment, both regimens provided equivalent
pain relief, and an equivalent
proportion of patients no longer required narcotic medication. There ...
Physical activity associated with improved survival for women with breast cancer
...ncer who engaged in an amount of physical activity equivalent
to walking 1 or more hours per week had better sur...irst. Physical activity was measured as metabolic equivalent
task (MET) hours. Three MET-hours is equivalent
to walking at average pace of 2 to 2.9 mph for 1 hou...
Computed tomography has potential to offer accurate, safer method for detecting artery disease
..." Dr. Garcia writes. "This dose [in this study] is equivalent
to 2 to 3 times the dose typically administered during a diagnostic invasive angiogram. Although the long-term risks associated with this level of radiation exposure are relatively low, it raises a concern about repetitive use or use in younger indiv...
Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find
...posed to a known carcinogen and then fed the human equivalent
of one, three or six apples a day respectively over 24 weeks were up to 44 percent less likely to develop breast tumors. That study was published in the April 6, 2005, issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry....
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