Tag: "help" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...c white Americans (40% higher). The study should help
physicians more accurately apply prognostic factors to their prostate cancer patients. The authors conclude, these results argue that traditional prognostic factors for survival from prostate cancer (stage, grade, treatment, age, year of diagnosis, ...
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...e most safely and effectively used, is required to help
us understand how best to take advantage of their ...ence-based background and guidance that will be of help
to physicians, and to patients, in the use of these important commonly used agents....
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
... as fans and air-conditioning, these results could help
formulate recommendations for the prevention of heat waverelated mortality and morbidity, the authors conclude....
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...e severity than females. Researchers hope this may help
to explain gender differences in the presentation and natural history of COPD. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...hey hope that a better understanding of PPAR could help
explain the role lipids and inflammation play in hair loss and other skin disorders and facilitate the development of new treatments for these diseases. PPAR acts as a genetic switch, sensitizing the body to insulin and lowering levels of circulati...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...nd no later than 3 p.m. Stick to rituals that help
you relax each night before bed. This can include...e all the information needed to decide how best to help
you, says Krainson....
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...known links between stress and diabetes that could help
explain the increased incidence of diabetes in this population. "But a counter-argument against that would be that diabetes risk was associated with housing but not neighborhoods," he says. "We would have expected that if stress was playing a role,...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...their current lifestyle. Pedometers were used to help
participants monitor their walking and every participant recorded how long they walked for. Blood pressure, blood cholesterol, weight, hip and waist girth, and overall fitness (functional capacity) were all measured at the start and finish of the 1...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...ss effectiveness, while clinical observations will help
us learn more about kidney disease and provide data that could spark new investigations. This fits in with NIHs focus on a bench-to-bedside approach to translational research as a way of expediting clinical cures in all disciplines. Researchers at th...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...rs disease, likens the new approach to how statins help
people with heart disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before the cholesterol can glom onto a blood vessel and cause problems with blood flow; in the same way, LRP-IV lowers amyloid-beta and indirectly lowers levels of amyloid...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...esophagus. If confirmed, the research might also help
scientists find a way to prevent the bone-marrow cells from invading or to identify markers that would allow an earlier diagnosis for Barretts esophagus, which doesnt usually have symptoms. ...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...nal payment and other practice-level assistance to help
support that environment. The pilot project will.... The additional payment and support are meant to help
participating practices maintain and expand their PCMH capability. Insurers, employers, and po...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
... to ease suffering, save healthcare dollars and to help
patients get on with productive lives. Results are expected by the end of the year and are likely to recommend more government resources to deal with the issue of persistent pain and medical and public education programs to ensure better diagnosis ...
Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control
...rs in two important pathways talk to each other to help
contain the wreckage, scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the August edition of Cell. This connection between a signaling pathway crucial to DNA damage control and a pathway known as chromatin remodeling "op...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...d guy out of the contest." IKKa and IKK together help
NF"B escape into the nucleus, where it promotes cell growth and blocks programmed cell death. IKKa then works separately in the nucleus and IKK in the cytosol to induce cancer through separate pathways....
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...process is Wnt, a protein traditionally thought to help
promote maintenance and proliferation of stem cell...ready exploring how inhibiting Wnt signaling might help
provide therapy for that disease. Wnt has also popped up unexpectedly in work by researchers at th...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ng and predicting the crucial mutations that would help
the virus spread easily from person to person. ... Dr. Nabel and his colleagues have discovered will help
to prepare for a future threat, says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. While nobody knows if and ...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...rily mean they will fail in patients, who have the help
of their immune systems. More research, including the study supported by this NIH contract, will address the impact of MRSA resistance to various off-patent antibiotics. Its important to find an optimal treatment in order to stop progression of se...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...gnose breast cancer in its intraductal stage could help
prevent the development of invasive cancer, conclu...ammography for diagnosing DCIS is limitedMRI could help
improve the ability to diagnose DCIS, especially DCIS with high nuclear grade. In the accompanying...
Galileo to support global search and rescue
...s that their distress signal has been received and help
is on its way. The Galileo In-Orbit Validation Programme, which will have four satellites fitted with search and rescue transponders, will demonstrate the Galileo MEOSAR services. Galileo is a joint initiative between ESA and the European Commi...
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