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Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic

...m a clone of one of the most common CA MRSAs which has been found in England and Scotland. They found tha...indings suggest that this particular CA MRSA clone has evolved from the earlier 80/81 type, developing resistance to meticillin antibiotics over the last 3...

Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable

...cT3 prostate cancer, a disease in which the cancer has spread locally from inside the prostate to immediately outside it, is operable and has 15-year cancer survival rates of almost 80 percent. "These patients have a better chance if they und...

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...uasive." "I've heard several patients say 'My life has changed, I'm feeling better,'" he says. "It is so powerful to hear, so powerful to witness. I would love to see the whole treatment system adopt this intervention."...

Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

... M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, who has been involved in development of this technology, and nephrologist James A. Sloand, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, serve as primary co-investigators. "The Rheos System works by electrically activating the baroreflex system based in the carotid...

Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone

... research and development, today announced that it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the Unit...mptoms in adults. Administered orally, the agent has been shown to work locally in the GI tract by activating specific chloride channels (a protein that ...

Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...Minnesotans. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Findings of this study suggest that direct radiation to the rectum increases the risk of developing rectal cancer, but does not affect the risk of cancer in o...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)

...e past century, the use of anti-tuberculosis drugs has changed tuberculosis from a disease with a 50 perc...soniazid, and, as stated, rifampin. (Streptomycin has been replaced with ethambutol in many settings.) The second treatment choice was an 8-month regimen...

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer

...tal cancer risk associated with prostate radiation has been quantified, and these findings may also have ...ased study. Radiation therapy for prostate cancer has been associated with an increased rate of pelvic malignancies, particularly bladder cancer. Finding...

Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings

...diseases but a possible metabolic basis for autism has not been well explored. Now Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute researchers report for the first time that children with autism have a severely abnormal metabolic profile indicating increased vulnerability to oxidative stress. The scient...

Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

...e ill or was hospitalized in 1986. "Poverty, which has continued to increase during the past 20 years, remains central to urban living," said Barnes, whose next book provides an in-depth look at economic costs incurred and decisions faced by the working poor in Gary, Ind. The book will be released this s...

Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia

...study of recently diagnosed schizophrenia patients has found, for the first time, that the loss of gray m...Loss of gray matter in patients with schizophrenia has been linked to social withdrawal and progressive deterioration in cognition and emotion--which are a...

More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study

...iesel is the last big source of air pollution that has yet to be reigned in," said Marshall. "As a policy...cs in school transportation, finds that California has the highest percentage of pre-1977 school buses in the country. Ten percent of California's fleet co...

AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright

...ship will be given to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of can...eptional scientist who is African-American and who has made important contributions to research in this field. Dr. Wright made her mark in cancer research ...

Last call for Annual World of Children award nominations

...hildren across the globe. World of Children, Inc. has become the most prestigious global award program p...or Kellogg Company, acknowledges an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to improving children's opportunities to learn and grow. ...

Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD

...f North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has found that light therapy effectively treats mood d...rapy 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 n...

Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

...dings raise the possibility that obesity in humans has a similar effect, scientists say. Compared to other mice of normal weight, which were otherwise identical, obese mice were 10 times as likely to die when infected with the flu virus. Four percent of lean mice died during the experiments, compared wit...

Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

New York University College of Dentistry has received a $26.7 million award from the National I...Engaged in Applied Research and Learning) Network, has an extremely large number of practitioners, and the largest and most diversified patient population ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces

... brain, we need to identify the neural system that has given rise to this altered pattern of behavior," B...tal prosopagnosia can go undetected, as the person has no means of comparison with normal face processing skills. This can have socially debilitating conse...

Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer

...tter than FDG PET for detecting breast cancer that has spread (metastasized) to a patient's bones, according to researchers from Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital in Japan. FDG PET is an imaging technique based on the increased metabolism of glucose in tumor cells. SPECT is atype of nuclear medicine scan t...

BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses

... in 78% and "oval shape" in 84%. A BI-RADS lexicon has been in use for mammography for a number of years and, according to the authors, has greatly improved the organization of mammography reports. The BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound was pub...

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