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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...ied surgical treatment when indeed they could have had
surgery," Dr. Zincke says. The cancer survival rat...e of the patients studied with cT3 prostate cancer had
additional, or adjuvant, therapy after surgery, such as hormone therapy or radiotherapy. Dr. Zincke ...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...er. "Additionally, we recommend that men who have had
prostate radiation should be monitored for rectal cancer starting five years after treatment." She further advises that men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer ask their doctor about the approved screening methods, regardless of their a...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...ritain showed that almost all tuberculosis strains had
primary resistance to only one drug. Treatment wi... 2 drugs, became the world standard. Yet patients had
to take the regimen for 12 months. In 1956, researchers in Madras, India, found that results from t...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...ing a family history of the disease. "Men who have had
prostate radiation should be aggressively monitored for rectal cancer starting five years after treatment," said Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, lead study author with the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. "This is the first time rectal cancer risk asso...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
... simvastatin. After four weeks the untreated rats had
high levels of cholesterol and various indicators ...ted rats. Unlike the untreated rats, treated rats had
no elevation of nitrotyrosine in the retina or lipid peroxidation in the heart and retina. Relaxati...
Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...enge, depending on whether their white blood cells had
been obtained during a time when they were sufferi... diagnosis for allergic rhinitis, who also have or had
had asthma. Peripheral blood leucocytes were obtained both during rhinitis symptoms and during a per...
Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease
...erlands, followed a population of 289 patients who had
been undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis...period of one to ten years. The drugs the patients had
been taking included two anti-TNF-alpha antibodies, infliximab and adalimumab, and the TNF-alpha rec...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...articularly in the frontal lobe of the brain, also had
greater problems with cognitive functioning, as measured by tests of verbal fluency, verbal learning and memory. Schizophrenia has always been known as a disease that causes progressive worsening of symptoms and deterioration in function, but only in...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
... were inconsistent. A 1993 bus with windows closed had
an intake fraction level of 10 per million, equivalent to the value for a trap-equipped bus with windows open. The researchers said this may be because the exhaust is leaking into the cabin of the bus further up the system than the tailpipe, which i...
Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations
...nor and recognize outstanding individuals who have had
a profoundly positive effect on the well-being of children across the globe. World of Children, Inc. has become the most prestigious global award program promoting child advocacy. Their mission is to honor, illuminate and inspire on behalf of childr...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
... percent of 173 published studies that the authors had
originally considered for review. "We found that many reports on the efficacy of light therapy are not based on rigorous study designs. This has fueled the controversy in the field as to whether or not light therapy is effective for SAD or for non-s...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
... rodent diet high in carbohydrates. The obese mice had
a body fat percentage of 31 percent, compared to 2...luenza." Natural killer cells in the obese animals had
a 50 percent reduction in their killing capacity compared to lean animals, Beck said. Co-authors of ...
Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces
...ptured in the words of one individual whom we have had
the opportunity to test: 'I have always been a rather extreme introvert, uncomfortable in groups of people and in social activities. I sort of tend to want to be a hermit. However, I find it relaxing to go window-shopping in a mall. A crowd of a hund...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ulmonary embolism. About half of the patients (98) had
a multidetector CT (MDCT) examination; 100 patients had
a single-detector CT examination. The radiology examinations came back negative, and the patients d...
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...nderwent both SPECT and PET. They found that SPECT had
a sensitivity of 85% and an accuracy of 96% for detecting bone metastases, whereas PET had
a sensitivity of only 17% and an accuracy of 85%. They also found that PET was limited in its abilit...
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...hatidylinositol. Although prior work in the 1950s had
shown that phosphatidylinositol was phosphorylated in human tissues, Cantley's laboratory discovered an enzyme that could phosphorylate a unique position on phosphatidylinositol (the 3 position of the inositol moiety), revealing a new lipid not previ...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
...percent) of these ninth graders reported that they had
tried oral sex, compared to 13.5 percent who said they had
vaginal sex. Almost one-third (31.5 percent) said they intended to have oral sex within the next six...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...for inclusion in the review, "almost every website had
statements that played up the health risks from smokeless tobacco without caveat". Furthermore, "a large portion of websites directly stated or implied that the risks from smokeless tobacco and cigarettes are similar". The websites of organisations i...
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...olleagues compared eight methamphetamine users who had
not used methamphetamine for one to five years and 16 recently abstinent methamphetamine users who had
not used the drug for one to six months with 13 healthy, non-substance-using controls using a method...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
... treated with an atypical antipsychotic medication had
less change in brain volume compared with patients treated with a conventional antipsychotic medication, according to an article in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Structural brain abnormalities, ...
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