Tag: "may" at medical news
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
...turally-occurring variants of the TGF-beta pathway may
predict breast cancer risk. It is also the first s...A and TGFB1 T29C. This finding is promising as it may
eventually help us predict breast cancer risk in a large subset of the population. Indeed, breast c...
MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis
A new way of evaluating prostate tumors may
help physicians determine the best treatment strat...that analyzing prostate tissue's metabolic profile may
give clinicians additional information about the biologic status of the disease that could allow the...
Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol
...s. They say that with further refinement, the test may
make it possible to accurately assess whether patients are responding to these agents, as well as potentially others, within days of beginning therapy. In two different studies being presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Can...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...r care continuum. Examples of navigation services may
include: arranging various forms of financial supp... For example, in one community, a navigator's job may
be to coordinate transportation to medical care for patients since some residents may
have to travel...
Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction
...ve tissue under the skin. The injected ingredients may
include agents that are used to open blood vessels... nutrients, antibiotics and hormones. Mesotherapy may
be used in conjunction with dietary modification, hormone replacement therapy, exercise and nutritio...
SKCC's Gennadi Glinsky addresses predicting risk in cancer treatment outcome
... is activated in transformed (cancerous) cells, it may
contribute to the survival life cycle of cancer stem cells and promotes tumor progression and metastasis. Thus, when this signature expression is found in tumors, there is a high probability of unfavorable therapy outcome, the researchers concluded....
Alternate view for pathology of AD
...idative damage in neurons showing tau accumulation may
be a direct consequence of an antioxidant function of phosphorylated tau. This group's alternate view of protein aggregation in AD is not limited to NFTs. Lee, Smith and colleagues also believe that amyloid-beta, another aggregated protein found i...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...nsky says the higher re-intervention rate in women may
be related to the fact that women have smaller vessels, and the narrowing may
look worse in them than in men, resulting in more interventions. Re-interventions include re-expand...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
...ing tea: New research in animals suggests that tea may
be a simple, inexpensive means of preventing diabetes and its ensuing complications, including cataracts. The report, scheduled to appear in the May 4 print issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , was ...
Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
...her the same drugs that fight obesity and diabetes may
be able to also prevent a common side effect of ca...ain's aging process. Researchers believe the cause may
be chronic inflammation or oxidative stress, which occurs when cells cannot remove free radicals, or...
New research reveals working mothers do not adversely impact on children's diets
...meals, to reveal that children of parents who work may
be fed more healthily. Less healthy eating was reduced amongst mothers who worked part-time, full-time, or were unemployed, sick or disabled. Neither 'less healthy eating' nor 'unhealthy snacking' were related to whether or not the family ate meals t...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
... will travel abroad this year to places where they may
contract a potentially serious disease. To increas.... "Because many travelers don't realize that they may
be at risk for certain diseases while traveling, it's important that they see their healthcare profe...
Melbourne researchers develop safer and more effective 'aspirin'
...new class of drugs, called PI 3-kinase inhibitors, may
prove to be vitally important in treating heart attack and stroke patients by stopping formation of the problem-causing blood clots without causing excessive bleeding. "Aspirin is the most widely used anti-clotting drug , however it is only effective...
Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood
...eight rapidly during their very first week of life may
be more likely to be overweight as young adults, a...w study. The research suggests that the first week may
be a critical period for setting lifelong patterns of body weight. Researchers from The Children's ...
Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma
...st that assessing how dermatologists spot melanoma may
offer better ways of teaching the general public w...o want a mole resected [removed], because patients may
perceive subtle changes that they may
be unable to communicate."...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
...ollowing gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity may
be reduced substantially when the surgery is perfo... approximately 100 cases and a high-volume program may
achieve better patient outcome than a low-volume program," the authors conclude. "Despite the limita...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...later, although children with more serious disease may
require repeat procedures or other ear surgery, ac...l effects of the surgery and, the authors suggest, may
be associated with long-term reduction in risk of subsequent language, educational and developmental...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...thrax attack? Nearly four years later, researchers may
be closer to an answer. A study from the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University School of Medicine and University of Toronto has found that the timely use of both antibiotics and vaccination is the most cost-effective way ...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...at raising awareness that poor quality drugs exist may
cause patients excessive worry, but lack of vigila...he history of the samples prior to purchase, which may
be relevant, and we can't exclude previous improper handling or storage. Nor do we know which activi...
Virtual colonoscopy: Virtually promising
...t Thomas Imperiale, M.D., says virtual colonoscopy may
become one of the most valuable assessment tools a...nd Regenstrief Institute research scientist. "That may
be a lot to ask, but I think CT colonography (also known as virtual colonoscopy) has the potential t...
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