Tag: "levels" at medical news
Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award
...ical research at State and Commonwealth Government levels
is widely recognised and he also spends considerable time raising awareness of medical research by addressing various community and business groups throughout Australia. Under Professor Mendelsohn's leadership, the Howard Florey Institute is now Aust...
Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health
...tudies had suggested that tamoxifen improves lipid levels
by reducing low density lipoprotein levels-resulting in lower total cholesterol-which is related to cardiovascular health. The findings add to growing knowledge about tamoxifen's cardiovascular effects after breast cancer treatment. In 2004, the same...
High overnight blood pressure linked to increased blood sugar levels
...ystem indicates that they also tend to have higher levels
of glucose (blood sugar). That could put these so...groups had nearly identical average blood pressure levels
over the 24-hour period they were studied, but the non-dippers did not have the overnight reduction ...
Study finds Herceptin may have role in bladder cancer treatment
... of bladder cancer patients in this study had high levels
of the HER2 protein. Recently reported research found the targeted drug Herceptin given along with chemotherapy to women with HER2-positive breast cancer cut the risk of recurrence in half. Here, researchers found Herceptin may also play a role in tr...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...rain chemistry that result from decreased estrogen levels
as she approaches menopause. There are other non-estrogenic treatments for hot flashes that researchers have identified that do work. Women and their physicians should talk about what treatment options are available and what might work best with the ...
New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
...etect EPCA in the blood and then measured the EPCA levels
in 46 patients, including those with prostate canc...er of its faculty. The researchers found that EPCA levels
were high in 11 of 12 prostate cancer patients (92 percent) and low in all of the healthy individual...
Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk
...ate that in some postmenopausal women, even modest levels
of alcohol consumption may elevate their risk of breast cancer." Using data from the Nurses' Health Study a project led by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital that has tracked the health of 122,000 registered nurses since 1976 Chen and her collea...
Study finds prostate cancer in 25% of high-risk men with 'normal' PSA levels
...Urological Association, suggesting biopsy when PSA levels
exceed 2.5. The Fox Chase study did not evaluate if earlier diagnosis of these men increased overall survival....
Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents
...rates were high. Clearly," she added, "these high levels
of psychiatric symptomology demonstrate a need for psychiatric services." The results also show that adolescents receiving psychiatric services were more likely to be abstinent from both alcohol and drugs than those not receiving those services. "T...
Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring
...k, also suggests a potential link between elevated levels
of maternal toxoplasmosis gondii antibody and increased risk for schizophrenia among adult offspring. Dr. Brown noted, "While it's as good an idea as ever to wash hands before eating and to cook meat thoroughly, these studies are too preliminary to ...
Minority youths self-esteem grows, not shrinks over time
...relations). Those adolescents who reported higher levels
of support, and perceived a positive school climate reported higher levels
of self-esteem, but family experiences were the most strongly related to the changes. "While an inc...
While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea
... to healthy cells, and that when HSP90 is blocked, levels
of proteins that make cancer cells grow drop. Drug makers are currently working on ways to block HSP90, which is known as a promiscuous chaperone protein because it binds to many different cells and receptors in the body. It turns out that those res...
Study concludes primary IGF-1 deficiency is a frequent cause of short stature
...growth hormone deficiency typically have low blood levels
of IGF-1. IGF-1 plays a principal role in stimulat...GF-1 deficiency is characterized by abnormally low levels
of IGF-1 in the presence of normal or elevated growth hormone levels. Most children with short statu...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer
...ncluding prostate cancer, are associated with high levels
of PSA in the blood. Overall PSA responses occ...l." DN-101 works by producing much higher blood levels
of calcitriol (1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol) than the body can produce from dietary vitamin D or vi...
Heart scan surprises: CT reveals many non-heart problems, too
.... It calls for specialized training, education and levels
of experience for both radiologists who read CTCA images and the technologists who conduct the scans. Performing diagnostic-quality scans requires fine-tuning of the scanning parameters that relies on the combined expertise of the radiologist and tec...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
... markers that could demonstrate lower inflammation levels
in the airways. The two markers used and their key indicator levels
were: exhaled nitric oxide levels
below 22 parts per billion (ppb) and an absence of eosinophils (a ...
High levels of estrogen during pregnancy associated with improvement in psoriasis
CHICAGO Increased levels
of estrogen that occur during pregnancy may be ass...pregnancy and correlated progesterone and estrogen levels
in pregnancy with psoriatic change. Jenny E. Murase, M.D., of the University of California, Irvine, ...
Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials
...c T cell immune response, C reactive protein (CRP) levels
and peripheral blood T cell subpopulations, may also be applicable as surrogate markers for the clinical effect of the drug. "The notion of personalized therapy is an exciting new model for treating patients and is especially applicable in Crohn's d...
The link between physical activity and ovarian cancer
...wed a decrease in risk of ovarian cancer with high levels
of moderate recreational physical activity, but no...sk of ovarian cancer among women engaged in higher levels
of moderate but not vigorous recreational physical activity," the authors state. They add that the r...
New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors
... to SU11248 by studying their tumor for expression levels
of the targets of the drug, such as vascular epithelial growth factor receptor and platelet-derived growth factor receptor. The drug is under development by Pfizer Inc....
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