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Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men

...icities, missing significant Asian-American ethnic populations in the process. Interestingly, the data to date show that compared to non-Hispanic white Americans, some Asian ethnicities, such as Japanese-Americans, have higher survival rates, despite worse clinical disease, whereas others, such as Filipino-Amer...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...ily in traditional cultures, as Hispanic immigrant populations will naturally acculturate over time. ...

Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals

...oung men from economically disadvantaged, minority populations were considered at greater risk for school absenteeism, and that remains true; however, in this study, BMI was a better indicator of poor classroom attendance than these traditional factors or any others. Researchers attempted to control for the so...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

...of iron which can be absorbed from food) is low in populations consuming monotonous plant-based diets with little meat ie. many developing countries. In an analysis of ten developing countries, the median value of physical productivity losses per year due to iron deficiency was around US $0.32 per head, or 0.57...

Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking

...hould not carry on extrapolating data from younger populations and using linear models that use absolute risks of disease rather than all cause mortality and morbidity. If we do, the only ones to benefit will be drug companies, with increasing profits from an ageing population consumed by epidemics rather than e...

Unemployment cuts

...ion efforts targeted at economically disadvantaged populations and high-risk groups should be stressed when designing community trauma outreach programs, especially during times of economic hardships. ...

Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients

... of low plasma thiamine concentrations in diabetic populations of other countries independent of local diet; the evaluation of thiamine and thiamine derivatives to correct low plasma thiamine concentration in diabetes, reverse vascular dysfunction and prevent vascular complications; and investigation of the mech...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

... influenza vaccine. However, the lists of priority populations that emerged through evidence-based deliberations about the burden of influenza illness have improved the influenza immunization effort by clarifying steps to take in case of vaccine supply shortage. Explicit prioritization of financing for newly rec...

Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine

...s efficacy. This is important as one of the target populations for a new TB vaccine is infants. "The aim of our...hown by the appearance, especially in HIV positive populations in Southern Africa, of a strain of tuberculosis resistant to virtually all known drugs against TB. T...

Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?

...ircumcision will likely have the largest impact in populations where circumcision has been rare, they say. Yet in the US circumcision is already very commonhospital discharge data show that in 1999 around two thirds of all newborn boys were circumcised. Nevertheless, based on the data from the three African cl...

Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...pothesis that viral transmission, caused by mixing populations in a new rural location, could be responsible. It is clear that further research is needed into this important subject....

Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'

.... The Friday-class effect was more pronounced for populations which we know to be at risk for higher levels of alcohol consumption: men, and members of or frequent participants in Greek activities. We also found strong evidence that Thursday, in addition to Friday and Saturday, is associated with high prevalen...

A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses

...ious methods of targeting that identify vulnerable populations and involving those populations in both the identification of appropriate interventions, and the targeting of these interventions. L...

Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum

...th others and may not be indicative of the general populations risk of infection to the disease, and (2) social distancing with accompanying hygienic steps may be effective nonmedical ways to limit and perhaps even eradicate the disease....

Columbia dentists to improve oral health in sub-Saharan Africa

...Rwanda and Senegal, to collect data and assess the populations oral health needs. They will use the data to develop a program for three or four villages initially, and then ultimately incorporate oral health as an integral component of improving health care at all of the Millennium Village sites. The Columbia ...

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...olism of a whole animal. Studies observing human populations will be needed to provide information on human susceptibility and "background" exposures to chemicals that people face every day, so that results of the in vitro tests can be properly interpreted. These population studies may also reveal health risk...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...cess. The VINSE team reports that they can produce populations containing trillions of nanotubes with a quantum efficiency of 1 percent, a factor of 100 better than previous ensemble measurements and close to the best quantum efficiencies reported for individual nanotubes. The methods researchers use to produce ...

Smokers given more help to quit since GP performance pay introduced

...tives were introduced and among ethnicminorities - populations that often receive lower quality care. "Supporting people with diabetes to quit smoking is very importantbecause they are at an increased risk of developing cardiovasculardisease" he added. Deborah Arnott, Director of the health-campaigning chari...

Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas

...led on the trial was 5.7 months -- similar patient populations enrolled in prior NCCTG trials had a median overall survival of between 4 and 4.4 months." This study was the first application of vorinostat in targeting brain cancer. Vorinostat is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the tre...

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

...us other GNE mutations can cause HIBM and occur in populations worldwide. At this time, there is no treatment available for any type of HIBM. In their search for potential HIBM treatments, the researchers drew upon previous evidence that impairment of the enzymes that promote sialic acid production causes low ...

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