Tag: "million" at medical news
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...from the disease this year. Right now, more than 2 million
women living in the United States have been treated for breast cancer....
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
COLUMBIA, Mo. Four million
people in the United States and 15 to 20 million
people worldwide are affected by Alzheimers disease. These numbers are likely to triple by 2050 due ...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...t of mental illness. Commonly used by around 10 million
people in east Africa and countries in the Arabian peninsula, chewing khat for its stimulant properties has also become popular in the UK among immigrants of the Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities. Whilst it is reported to have cultural functi...
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators
...58 awards for an investment of approximately $24.8 million
in the careers of investigators who are working on understanding the interaction between the human host and the infectious agentbacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic. All awardees hold tenure-track faculty positions and must be nominated by degree...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...epresent 1,871 practices, 12,957 patients and 14.7 million
patients. Of the PBRNs surveyed, most are affiliated with universities. Poor and minority patients are overrepresented in their practices. The networks common focus for research is prevention, diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors and mental healt...
New drug development facility helps move medicines to market
...ose-marie Pennisi said TetraQ, which received $8.1 million
from the Smart State Research Facility Fund in 2005, had now established its position in the market. She said TetraQ had proven there was a demand for its services, with 150 R&D contracts now completed for 43 clients. TetraQ has assisted Melbou...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...he third most common cancer worldwide. More than 1 million
men in the United States have prostate cancer, with an estimated 218,890 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2007, and more than 27,000 men expected to die this year from the disease....
GlaxoSmithKline honors cancer research pioneer Gianni Bonadonna with new ASCO Award and Fellowship
...s supported by a multi-year grant in excess of one million
dollars from GSK, will be unveiled at the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago and the first awardee will be announced at the 2007 ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium in September. Dr. Gianni Bonadonna, Chair for the Committee on Prospective Clinical Trials at...
TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
...n - nearly two billion people - are infected. Nine million
people a year develop the active disease worldwide, which kills two million
each year. ...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...urrent issue of Hepatology. An estimated 3 to 4 million
people are infected with both HIV and hepatitis B (HBV) while 4 to 5 million
people have HIV and chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The natural history of coinfection, particularly for ...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...ng the onset of the disease. An estimated 1 to 2 million
people with the disease have type 1 diabetes, which occurs when white blood cells vital to the bodys defenses against infectious diseases attack insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The insulin these cells produce regulates how the body uses...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...st cancer survivors and advocates, will invest $10 million
over the next four years in partnership with the A...nosed globally each year will double by 2030 to 27 million
cases and 17 million
deaths every year. The funding builds on Komens initial investment in ASCOs N...
International studies show high efficacy for HPV vaccine
...1,000 women in the United States and nearly half a million
women worldwide. Every day in the United States te... Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 20 million
men and women in the United States are infected with HPV, and more than six million
new infections a...
Society for Prevention Research meeting May 30-June 1, Washington, D.C.
...ening as an approach to suicide prevention. Three million
students are suspended from school for behavioral problems as a form of punishment. But there is a lack of clear evidence on effectiveness of suspension as a deterrent. Obesity rates are disproportionately high among African-American and Latino chi...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
...Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT), a seven-year, $21 million
national study funded by the National Institutes of Health. In cases of degenerative spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis, a condition that affects six times as many women as men and is especially prevalent among African-American women, surgery w...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...n 2003, reports show that asthma caused about 24.5 million
missed days of work, 12.7 million
physician office visits and 1.2 million
outpatient visits. The REACT study found that the proport...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...emands. Congestive heart failure affects about 4.8 million
Americans, with 550,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The primary symptom is shortness of breath. The goal of the study was to evaluate a test that measures the lungs' efficiency at consuming oxygen and expiring carbon dioxide. The test has been s...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
..." The American Lung Association estimates that 6.2 million
children under age 18 currently have asthma, so having a pediatrician who is able to provide your child with the necessary care for such chronic diseases can be important. 4. Association with major medical center. Pediatricians who are associated w...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...cess called "neovascularization." In total, 2 to 3 million
Americans suffer vision loss from neovascular eye disease. These include elderly patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), patients with diabetes who suffer from diabetic retinopathy (DR), and infants born with a condition called retinop...
Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007
...ng as an approach to suicide prevention. Three million
students are suspended from school for behavioral problems as a form of punishment. But there is a lack of clear evidence on effectiveness of suspension as a deterrent. Obesity rates are disproportionately high among African-American and Latino c...
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