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Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand

...outside when it's cold or handle anything chilled, like cold meat. They also can't hold heavy objects." ...rtery, which Dr. Johnson describes as clotted much like a clogged lead pipe. The artery's blood flow is then restored by replacing the section of blocked ar...

Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels

...imic the natural ligand rather than a sledgehammer like the potent pharmaceutical drugs that too powerfully activate LXRs throughout the body." The hope is that these will decrease cholesterol without increasing triglycerides. One of the main questions facing the study of complex metabolic diseases is, i...

Barriers prevent many Hispanics from participating in research studies

...pate if the researcher spoke Spanish, if they felt like the process would have a health benefit to them, if the research had a direct benefit to the Hispanic community and if they could do their part on weekends rather than weekdays. The findings could help researchers recruit more Hispanic people, which ...

Active vaccine prevents mice from developing prion disease

...nsmissible to humans, then we would need a vaccine like this to protect people in hunting areas." Currently, an outbreak of chronic wasting disease is occurring in some Western states, and the disease's geographic range is expanding. Two cases in wild deer have recently been reported for the first t...

Work fatigue and working overtime are associated with weight gain

...up and go to work', 'have to work too hard', 'feel like totally exhausted', 'report that their work is definitely too stressful', and 'they worry about their work even when they are off duty'. Working overtime was defined as working over 40 hours a week. Among women, dissatisfaction in combing paid work a...

GMC needs to get its head out of the sand over revalidation

...lic has also been told that revalidation is rather like an MOT test for doctors, yet there are no clear st...ndividual doctors. "As a practising doctor I would like to be able to show my patients that I am practising at a standard which is safe and up to date," he ...

Melbourne trailblazer scoops medical research award

...arch is humbling," Professor Mendelsohn said. "I'd like to acknowledge the dedicated Howard Florey Institute staff, whose research will ultimately make a difference to the lives of those affected directly and indirectly by brain disorders." "They are our unsung heroes and praise should be given to them." ...

Two-thirds of patients brush off their dentist's advice, study suggests

...oing to comply with the advice of health providers like dentists who have their best interests at heart, they must accept the consequences." The Newcastle researchers are carrying out further research into how advice is given in the dental chair, and whether this can be specially adapted for each individu...

Surgery to treat vocal-cord spasms shows high success rate

... of 30 and 50, spasmodic dysphonia at first sounds like laryngitis, or a scratchy throat. As the disorder worsens, patients are rendered nearly mute and left with a half-broken voice. Many listeners mistake the disorder for stuttering, a contagious illness or mental incapacity. People who suffer from s...

Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec

...eevec. "Increasingly, there will be more drugs like Gleevec that are very specific in their action, and patients' responses to them will be dictated by their tumor biology," said Michael C. Heinrich, M.D., principal investigator of the study. "Performing molecular tests on patients' tumors will be use...

New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise

... the cancers can still be cured. But PSA testing, like many disease-screening procedures, misses some cases of cancer and in other cases erroneously highlights noncancerous conditions. "This new blood test, when coupled with PSA screening, may help reduce the number of both unnecessary biopsies and undet...

Still have to swab those tonsils, Mayo Clinic study finds

...h patients but also with her own daughter. "It was like I was killing her," she says of a recent occurrence. The study was conducted prospectively with 130 patients undergoing tonsillectomy and in some cases, removal of the adenoids as well. Approximately three-fourths of the patients were children and o...

Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents

... or go un- or under-treated." "While this may seem like common sense, few alcohol and other drug (AOD) programs for adolescents currently have the resources to provide psychiatric services in practice," concurred Michael Dennis, a senior research psychologist at Chestnut Health Systems. "Moreover, many m...

An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer

...ted colon cancer. If we can prove that medications like statins are an effective means to prevent cancer at a reasonable cost, chemotherapy may be the best alternative to frequent colonoscopy in patients with ulcerative colitis." In addition to Rubenstein and Higgins, the study was co-authored by Akbar Wa...

Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis

.... "In the traditional axial view, the tumor looked like it was arising from the kidney, but using the three views, we saw it was actually involving the adrenal gland," he said. "The multiple views increase our confidence in diagnosis as well as accuracy." Wake Forest Baptist is one of a few centers in the...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...is group has shown how dioxin and other substances like cigarette smoke manipulate a major cancer-causing molecule, the aryl hydrocarbon (AH) receptor, which frequently plays a role in turning on genes that are oftentimes harmful. Two years ago the team discovered that AH activity is inhibited by a chemi...

Antibody combined with cancer drug shows promise against breast tumors

...her conventional therapies," Dr. Thorpe said. VTAs like 3G4 target tumor vessels by selectively binding to a certain component in the membranes of endothelial cells that line tumor blood vessels. This component, called an anionic phospholipid, faces the interior of cells in normal blood vessels. In tumor...

Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

...ther withdraw from or seek out sensory stimulation like movement, sound, light and touch. This translates into troublesome behaviors at school and home." Normally, we process and adapt to sensory stimulation in our daily environment. But children with ADHD are unable to adjust, and instead might be so d...

UCLA study assesses cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B drugs

...and many insurers for treating a chronic condition like hepatitis B is roughly $50,000 or less per quality-adjusted life-year gained, which is a standard measure used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. According to Kanwal, the study showed that only two strategies fell well wi...

New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva

...ng problem of resistance to targeted therapy drugs like Iressa and Tarceva. In a report to appear in Proc...new drugs may be able to avoid. EGFR inhibitors, like Iressa (gefitinib) and Tarceva (erlotinib), are used to treat advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (N...

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