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Mammography screenings for breast cancer show racial and ethnic disparities

...reast symptoms and previous mammography use. "We explored stage of disease at diagnosis, tumor characteristi...is of breast cancer than white women. Researchers explored mammography use as a possible cause of the racial and ethnic differences in the rates of advanced ca...

Terahertz imaging may reduce breast cancer surgeries

...Radiology. Researchers used light waves in a newly explored region of the electromagnetic spectrum--the terahertz region--to examine excised breast tissue and determine if the removed tissue margins were clear of cancer, with good results. This technology has the potential to eliminate the need for multiple s...

The promise of a B-cell biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

...reatment of RA patients. "Both doses of rituximab explored in this study warrant further differential exploration and longer-term followup," he stresses....

Reducing the damage caused by cardiac arrest

...e Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2006 in San Francisco explored important aspects of these topics. Latinos Less Likely to Receive CPR Bystander CPR (BCPR) is known to provide improved outcomes for survivors of cardiac arrest. However, there is data showing that African-Americans are less likely to receive BCPR ...

New study finds that Ramelteon shows potential for circadian phase shifting

...e these early research findings need to be further explored in larger studies, these data are important in helping us further understand how ramelteon works in the SCN," said Louis Mini, MD, medical director, Neuroscience, at Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Lincolnshire, Ill. "This study will help us id...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

...nce using the machine, you remember." Participants explored the virtual environment - which represented the inside of an MIT building - via a joystick that allowed them to move forward, backward and sideways. All of the participants reported that the machine "may have the potential to assist their mobility in...

Homeless young people warn researchers about the dangers of cash incentives

... the University of Washington's School of Nursing explored the attitudes of young homeless people - who are increasingly being recognised as medically vulnerable members of the community - through individual interviews and focus groups. She discovered that although the majority of the 43 study participants w...

Politics weighs in: Obesity dominates in the former Soviet bloc

...me more popular." The Saint Louis University study explored the relationship between the prevalence of obesity in 24 European countries and the economy, types of foods, urbanization, availability of cars and roads, and government characteristics. Researchers examined statistics from 1997 to 2002, after the en...

Refined stem cell therapy helps paralyzed rats recover

....D. of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explored different strategies to restore motor function in paralyzed rats. They used agents to inhibit myelin-mediated axon repulsion and others to provide attractive cues within peripheral nerves. They hoped to stimulate the formation of functional muscular ...

Preventive treatment reduces risk of malaria in infants

...ez, MD, and her colleagues in Mozambique and Spain explored the intermittent administration of the antimalarial sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) to infants in their first year. Infants given SP at 3, 4, and 9 months of age were compared with those given a placebo at the same intervals. Dr. Menendez and collea...

One in 10 teenage girls have self-harmed, study shows

... asked to complete a 30 minute questionnaire which explored issues surrounding self-harm and suicidal thinking together with other personal factors such as depression, anxiety, impulsivity and self-esteem. Those who reported self-harm were asked to provide a description of the act, its motivation and its c...

Mexican Americans have higher risk of stroke recurrence

...ar events following stroke and that this should be explored in future studies. One interesting finding of the study was that MAs had better survival than NHWs following ischemic stroke, despite their increased risk of recurrence and the fact that recurrent stroke carried the same risk of dying in the two gr...

Multiple sclerosis damage found in 'normal' brain tissue

... matter," Dr. Vrenken said. The researchers also explored correlations between the areas of the brain being analyzed in the patients with MS and the level of atrophy or clinical disability present. "The results suggest that the damage to normal-appearing brain tissue plays a larger role in the progression...

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke

...r persons with aphasia: A pilot study, pg. 357 We explored the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT)...rted disability 3 months after stroke, pg. 401 We explored the relationship between upper-limb (UL) motor functional limitations and self-reported disability i...

Drinking during pregnancy linked to offspring's risk of alcohol disorders in early adulthood

... of Queensland, Herston, Australia, and colleagues explored whether maternal exposure to alcohol during pregnancy increased a child's risk of developing alcohol disorders in 2,138 participants who were followed from birth to age 21. A group of 7,223 mothers was originally interviewed at their first prenatal ...

MRI on the cheap and on the go

... means of signal detection. One alternative being explored is the use of SQUIDs (superconducting quantum interference devices), which can detect the faintest of magnetic signals but must be cooled to a temperature of near absolute zero. This requirement makes SQUIDs expensive and somewhat tricky devices to u...

Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality

...sistance Publique Hpitaux de Paris, and colleagues explored the association between allergic rhinitis and sleep in 591 patients (47 percent men, 53 percent women, average age 34) who had the condition for at least one year and who were being treated by an allergist or by an ear, nose and throat specialist. A...

Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others

...of someone else. The basis for this distinction is explored in the study reported by Simone Schtz-Bosbach, Patrick Haggard, and colleagues, who used an established method--the so-called rubber-hand illusion--for experimentally manipulating the sense of body ownership. This approach was useful because without ...

Tibotec Therapeutics announces start of largest US study on HIV treatment in women

...tance among protease inhibitors has not been fully explored in PREZISTA/rtv treated patients. PREZISTA should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. The effects of PREZISTA on pregnant women ...

Study offers new clues to brain-stomach interaction in overeating

... emotions," said Wang. "This new pathway should be explored in further studies to determine if there are any implications for treating or preventing obesity."...

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