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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable

...lains that when malignant prostate tumors are high grade -- more aggressive -- they are not especially responsive to radiation therapy alone. He believes the current trend away from surgery is a disservice to patients. "Patients are being denied surgical treatment when indeed they could have had surgery,"...

Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior

...are significantly less likely to become bullies in grade school, but the more television four-year-olds watch the more likely they are to bully later, according to an article in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Bullying among school chi...

Parents who don't vaccinate their children may believe vaccines cause harm

...parents of fully vaccinated children from the same grade schools. The survey was designed to determine why parents claim non-medical exemptions and to explore differences in perceptions of vaccines and vaccine information sources between parents of exempt and fully vaccinated children. The surveys were mai...

Long-term outcomes promising for patients with localized, low-grade prostate cancer

...ata indicating a small risk of progression of this grade of cancer, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. To determine the need for treatment of localized prostate cancer, patients and physicians must understand the natural history of this disease, according to background information in the arti...

Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals

...r procedures. The research argues that hospital grade physicians, when compared with specialists, can shorten length of stay and decrease inpatient costs while maintaining the quality of care. The authors conclude: 'Variations between consultants' practice may reflect a genuine special interest bias...

Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer

... only did the change occur, but as a brain tumor's grade advanced, the expression of laminin-8 increased significantly. Now, in their study of breast cancer, the researchers documented for the first time that laminin-9 switched to laminin-8, and laminin-11 (5]2^1) switched to laminin-10 (5]1^1) as non-inv...

Untreated low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ poses long-term risk

...zed as spectrum of disease varying considerably in grade and extent. However, important differences in the clinical course of low- and high-grade disease have not always been appreciated. In addition, the distinction between low-grade and DCIS and the histologically similar but lesser lesions of atypical d...

Researchers consider possible mechanistic links between obesity and asthma

...ys will narrow. In addition, there is chronic low grade systemic inflammation in the obese. This systemic inflammation appears to originate in fat tissue. Inflammation can affect the smooth muscle in the airways causing the airways to narrow excessively. There are also changes in the blood levels of h...

Presence of high-risk prostate cancer can be predicted without a biopsy, new study says

...he information we need to accurately predict tumor grade without performing a biopsy." Garzotto and his colleagues created the nomogram by statistically analyzing clinical variables collected prior to prostate biopsy. In the prospective study, they collected data on 1,699 men with a PSA of less than 10 ...

Improvements in critical care decrease risk of post-injury multiple organ failure

.... Single organ failure is defined by a dysfunction grade of one or greater on a scale of zero (best) to three (worse). Post-injury multiple organ failure is defined by a total score for the four organ systems of four or more within 48 hours after injury. Of the 1,244 severely injured patients admitted ove...

Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients with advanced disease

... widespread at the time of diagnosis. The type and grade of the disease are important in helping physicians determine appropriate treatment for patients....

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new treatment for incurable recurring form of adult brain cancer

...egorizes fast-growing glioblastoma multiforme as a grade IV cancer. Significance of the Mayo Clinic/NCCTG Research This discouraging prognosis may change as a result of the rational foundation for new therapies the NCCTG research provides. Study data showed that in 36 percent of patients suffering from r...

Don't believe the hype mineral oil won't give you zits

...d VA points out in his study that while industrial grade mineral oil may be comedogenic, cosmetic grade mineral oil is not. Comedogenic is a term used to describe cosmetics that cause comedones, more comm...

Variations in four inflammatory genes may predispose Mexican Americans to insulin resistance

...Rotter said. "In other words, it appears that low grade inflammation causes insulin resistance and is not just a consequence of insulin resistance." To be doubly certain that these gene variations were linked to insulin resistance, the investigators analyzed larger portions, or haplotypes, of both IL4 an...

Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says

...ality physical education from kindergarten through grade 12," the panelists write. "Both physical education and recess afford opportunities to achieve the daily physical activity goal without any evidence of compromising academic performance. Restoration of intramural sport programs and expansion of the sc...

Children need 60 minutes of daily physical activity, expert panel says

...ality physical education from kindergarten through grade 12," the panelists write. "Both physical education and recess afford opportunities to achieve the daily physical activity goal without any evidence of compromising academic performance. Restoration of intramural sport programs and expansion of the sc...

Young drug abusers suffer brain damage similar to early Alzheimer's, says new research

...ious study we found out that drug abuse causes low grade inflammation in the brain. Taken together, the two studies suggest that intravenous opiate abuse may be linked to premature ageing of the brain." The 34 documented drug users had a history of opiate abuse mainly heroin and methadone but were HIV ne...

A TV in the bedroom is associated with lower standardized test scores among third grade students

...ersity, Stanford, Calif., compared students' third grade tests scores on the Stanford Achievement Test (mathematics, reading and language arts sections) in the spring of 2000 with data on television and computer use collected through student surveys and telephone interviews with parents for children in six...

Child early intervention programs make for healthier adults

...re had been demonstrable program effects at second grade for both urban and suburban participants, we did not detect a significant long term effect for the suburban participants compared to other young people from Brookline. We were thrilled that the program seemed to wipe out the health disparities that a...

Free guide helps parents address hearing loss in children

...ld's development," said Dr. Gravel. "If a child in grade school can't hear certain consonants correctly, it might not even be noticed by the parents or teachers. But that child is likely to have problems in academic areas. And in early life, even mild hearing loss may cause speech and language delay. So p...

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