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Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model

People with a family history of pancreas cancer now have a way to accurately pr...gh risk based on clusters of family members with a history of pancreas cancer. We know how genes behave, and coupled with information about a family - who has...

Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer for women who delay childbirth

...d by their age at first birth, their breastfeeding history and hormone receptor status. Previous results from the Women's CARE Study have shown that early age at first pregnancy (younger than 25) and having many children (defined as four or more) are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, Ursin sa...

Nancy Brinker and Lance Armstrong honored with Centennial Medals at the AACR 2007 Annual Meeting

.... In choosing to share with the world his personal history with cancer, he has used his influence to advocate for cancer research and survivorship, inspiring individuals to raise funds and spurring scientists toward a cure. Through the LIVESTRONG campaign with its signature yellow bracelets worn by 55 millio...

Study of US restaurants shows no healthier foods without healthier profits

...sed on industry leadership position, strong growth history or trends, and diverse menu categories. Efforts were made to recruit executives from companies with different sales volumes ( $1B) and different types of service (Fast Food/Quick Service and Full-Service). The final count of 41 interviewees came from...

Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes

...the role of this treatment in changing the natural history of type 1 DM and to evaluate the contribution of hematopoietic stem cells to this change," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2007;297:1568-1576. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org ) Editor's Note: Please see the article for addit...

Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications

...blems independent of their diabetes, due to family history or other underlying medical conditions. "Beyond the impact on quality of life, health complications from type 2 diabetes also contribute to substantial national and individual healthcare costs," said Willard G. Manning, PhD, Professor, Harris Schoo...

Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure

...ncer. The participants were age 60 or older with a history of smoking but no prior cancer and no chest CT in the past three years. A total of 6,014 annual repeat screenings were provided. CT results prompted recommendations for further work-up on 14 percent of the 6,295 baseline screening participants and...

Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone

...ast several times per week. About 38 percent had a history of heart attack, 33 percent had diabetes, 71 percent had high cholesterol and 67 percent had high blood pressure. All participants received optimal medical therapy (OMT), which consisted of multiple medicationsincluding drugs to lower blood pressu...

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women

.... At the beginning of the study, the women had no history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. A total of 45,305 women did not use aspirin; 29,132 took low to moderate doses (one to 14 standard 325-milligram tablets of aspirin per week); and 5,002 took more than 14 tablets per week. By June 1, 2004, 9,47...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...s in the registry have diabetes, 33 percent have a history of heart attack, and well over half have previously had a catheter-based intervention or bypass surgery to treat clogged coronary arteries. Approximately 80 percent of patients would not have qualified to participate in early device-approval clinical...

Preventive health exams may provide opportunities for cancer screening

...e. These examinations generally include a medical history and a physical examination and may also include screening, counseling or immunizations. "The preventive health examination may be an auspicious time to promote cancer screening," the authors write. "The preventive health examination may afford prim...

Most first-time offenders for driving while intoxicated need help for more than just alcohol

...dy. Palmer and her colleagues wanted to know if a history of psychiatric disorders and drug abuse or depende...nt of first-time DWI offenders reported a lifetime history of drug abuse or dependence," said Palmer. "Marijuana abuse or dependence was the most prevalent, f...

Simmer to receive research in Biological Mineralization Award

...n author on six of the 36 most-cited papers in the history of the Journal of Dental Research, dating back to approximately 1955. Most recently, Dr. Simmers group has concentrated on tooth dentin. Their isolation and characterization of dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP)-derived proteins (DSP, DGP, and DPP) ha...

International and American Associations for Dental Research present awards and fellowships

...Dr. Alvares was the only editor in the independent history of CROBM. AADR Bloc Travel Grant Winners - The American Association for Dental Research received a Bloc Travel Grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to support travel for US dental students to present thei...

Where should I have my outpatient surgery?

... patient and the physician to consider the medical history and type of procedure before deciding what is best to ensure a healthy outcome." Medical procedure restrictions are being lifted and more and more procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. Some of these facilities are far from hospitals, whi...

Follow-up endoscopic surveillance in colorectal cancer patients improves survival

...e advanced neoplasia as well as those with a prior history of adenomatous colon polyps. "The results of ou...hin 18 months (6.9 percent). Patients with a prior history of adenomas were more likely to have advanced neoplastic polyps on follow-up. In addition, patients ...

Health disparities in prostate cancer stem from lack of care, not lack of knowledge

... don't have a doctor and have to repeat your whole history to an emergency room physician every time you have a medical encounter, then it's harder to develop trust in physicians. "The reassuring part of the findings is that measures to generally make health care more accessible would also potentially addr...

News briefs from the journal Chest, March 2007

...omnography in 135 unmedicated patients, who had no history of sleep disorders. Three different types of antigens, morning fasting plasma levels of von Willebrand Factor (VWF), soluble tissue factor (sTF), and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), and D-dimer were gathered and determined. Also, statistical...

Both minor and major ECG abnormalities linked with increased risk of cardiovascular events in women

...tmenopausal, asymptomatic women who were without a history of prior CVD and participating in the estrogen plus progestin group of the WHI trial, we found that minor and major baseline ECG abnormalities were associated with significantly increased risks for CHD and CVD events, independent of established risk ...

Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients

...patient reported no previous head injury or family history of seizures; he also had a normal EEG and CT scan,... epilepsy occurs in patients, even pilots, with no history of seizures especially in aircraft on sunny days. The team found several photosensitive epilepsy st...

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