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Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...at the NIH guidelines for treating asthma may have gone a little too far in requiring patients with truly mild asthma to take these anti-inflammatory drugs every day," said Homer Boushey, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF and study co-leader. "This study will need confirmation before the findings should c...

Are CT angiograms overused?

The number of CT angiograms (CTAs) has gone up substantially, but the number of pulmonary emboli found has not, leading some researchers to question the utilization of this procedure. Researchers reviewed 1,384 records of patient who underwent a CTA for suspected pulmonary embolism during a se...

Study shows Erbitux may fight colorectal cancer after other therapies fail

...ety of Clinical Oncology. "Even in people who have gone through six or more previous courses of chemotherapy, cetuximab, may fight the growth of cancer, giving patients additional months of life," says study presenter Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine o...

Ultrasound-guided biopsies are safe alternative to endoscopic biopsies of the pancreas

...ber of percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsies has gone down because gastroenterologists are doing endoscopic ultrasound biopsies, said Dr. Chintapalli. This study indicates that it is just as effective and more efficient to do ultrasound-guided percutaneous pancreatic biopsies instead, Dr. Chintapalli sa...

Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment

...owed patients with advanced cancer in Cuba who had gone into remission after being treated with shark cartilage. The results of the study were never published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) later concluded the results of the Cuban study were "incomplete and uni...

Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury

... to look at factors such as whether the women have gone through menopause, and how many children they've had." According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) there are currently 3,688 Americans waiting for a lung transplant for diseases including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary di...

University of Maryland scientist wins 2005 Kettering Prize

...ceived one of the three prizes since 1979, 12 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Brodie received a gold medal and the $250,000 prize at a gala in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2005. She and the other winners, Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D., of Stanford University (Sloan Priz...

Study shows importance of exposure age for Hanford nuclear workers' cancer risk

... other carcinogens, he said. They already may have gone through some of the cellular transformations that lead to cancer. "Also, aging brings declines in immune function and the ability to repair genetic damage," Wing said. Although radiation risks were higher for older workers in the UNC study, it would ...

Value of IVF children to society outweighs their cost to healthcare systems

...on of the cost paid by the patients themselves had gone up. "Including all hospital costs, the 'production' cost of a pregnancy had gone up from 14 000 in 1994 to 20 000 in 2002", said Dr. Granberg, "and when you add the costs of neonata...

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

...stem would be at "three point something" -- it has gone through three radical reconstructions in its three years of development so far. Transonics interface displays a possible message or messages captured from doctor's speech. The doctor can choose the one he wants, and the machine will pronounce a Pers...

Swamped city: New Orleans and nature

...olten said. "Massive amounts of federal money have gone into simply draining the city." In the 19th century, Colten explained, public health officials believed that swamp lands were a source of fumes, or "miasmas," that caused disease. Thus, they believed that they needed to somehow remove excess water ...

Men continue to have normal life after radiation for prostate cancer

...es at the beginning of treatment and is completely gone one year after treatment. "This is the first multi-institutional study of its kind," said Steven J. Feigenberg, M.D., lead author of the study and a radiation oncologist at Fox Chance Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "This study has provided us with va...

Tsunami raises questions about disaster mental health, Science reports

...ometimes she didn't know what to make of it. She'd gone to a group counseling session recently where everyone was talking about their experience in the tsunami and the troubles they've had since. "With all these people talking about their problems, how can it help?" she asked. The social worker explained ...

New blood transplant method stops fatal side effect, Stanford study finds

...ease - skin rashes and sores in his mouth - he has gone from a partial remission to complete remission. Indeed, Holmes said he noticed an immediate improvement following transplantation. "I was gaining weight and getting my energy level back," he said, "but I thought the only way to know for sure was to t...

New immune cell found to be a key to inflammatory diseases

...esearchers have already linked to an immune system gone awry. "We suspected that IL-17 is a player in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, but we didn't understand where IL-17 came from before this finding," says the study's lead investigator, Chen Dong, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of...

Reforming the NHS: Have we gone too far or not far enough?

... favour of reform, the problem is not that we have gone too far but that we have not yet gone far enough. In a second article, Jennifer Dixon calls for full implementation of the reforms already...

Researcher says flu responders can learn from 1918 epidemic

...peated the same pattern. "Someone might have gone to work on Monday, developed a headache Monday night, was in bed Tuesday and Wednesday, and was dead by Thursday," he said. "Some went peacefully, through pneumonia, which they called the 'old man's friend' because it provided an easy passage. Others...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

...lth care workers actually get a flu shot. "We have gone as far as possible with vaccination programs emphasizing education and health promotion," says Perl, an associate professor of medicine and pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "It's now time to go the extra step, requiring ...

Mental stress may be another culprit in raising cholesterol levels in healthy adults

...ol levels in all the participants in the study had gone up, as might be expected through passage of time. However, individuals with larger initial stress responses had substantially greater rises in cholesterol than those with small stress responses. The people in the top third of stress responders were...

Rate of paid-for sex with women has doubled in 10 years

...ctions than the UK. But fewer than one in five had gone to a sexual health clinic during that time. And only one in seven had been tested for HIV, although almost one in 10 said they had had a sexually transmitted infection. The authors suggest a rising divorce rate, sex tourism, and the increasing availa...

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