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Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer

...hose who underwent surgery, a risk similar to that posed by having a family history of the disease. This is the first study to quantify rectal cancer risk associated with prostate radiation. The entire study will be published April 1, 2005 in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) journal Gast...

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer

...hose who underwent surgery, a risk similar to that posed by having a family history of the disease. "Men who have had prostate radiation should be aggressively monitored for rectal cancer starting five years after treatment," said Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, lead study author with the University of Minnesota Ca...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

...s involved answered a different question than that posed by the family member. The study appears in the second issue for April 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . REVEALING HOW THE BODY'S IMMUNE RESPONSE DIFFERS IN SARS PATIEN...

Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes

... the support they need to cope with the challenges posed by their child's illness. "Twelve months after diagnosis, many parents continued to be aware of their loss, which included the loss of a healthy child and loss of control, freedom and spontaneity. They still found some changes caused by the diagnosis...

New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health

...cy was also evident in the one condition fitness posed in positive terms. "Previous studies on personal risk assessments suggest a tendency to underestimate one's own risk of illness compared to one's peers this is often referred to as optimism bias. Our findings suggest in contrast that what may be go...

New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics

...ed to overcome the health care delivery challenges posed by that community and tried to address the substantially increased health risks they faced in this case. They observed the results of this special pilot package of diabetes health care outreach to over 500 UK Asians in Coventry and Birmingham. The si...

Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century

...ecades, and the system faces additional challenges posed by the adult immunization program, the need for adequate research and development and the requirement of biopreparedness. Walter A. Orenstein, director of the Emory Program for Vaccine Policy and Development and associate director of the Emory Vaccin...

Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients

...-lasting, serious pain without the increased risks posed by Cox-2 inhibitors and other anti-inflammatory drugs, Palmer concludes. On the other hand, younger people should be cautious of using daily opioids to treat chronic pain. "Younger people are more vulnerable to opioid tolerance and ever-escalating do...

New study has surprise findings on childhood depression

... to be resilient. Professor Najman said the study posed many questions. Evidence of the early origins of depressive symptoms in children arguably suggested a biological basis for these symptoms, as did the evidence pointing to weak social and environmental effects. The study also had implications for a ...

'Just in time' avian influenza program offered June 16

Avian influenza has always posed a serious threat to poultry producers in the Mid-Atlantic states and the DelMarVa peninsula, home to some of the nation's most prolific production centers. And recently, both the World Heath Organization and the United States' Centers for Disease Con...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...vers are often unaware of the adverse side effects posed by medications." While all states require some for...es. These rules should address the unique problems posed by elderly drivers "without jeopardizing an elderly person's independence and sense of dignity." Leg...

Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show

... glands. The Phase II study addressed the problem posed by the different rates at which children eliminate or clear topotecan from their bodies. Such differences mean that the standard drug of topotecan might help some children; in others, the drug might be either too little to kill cancer cells or so hig...

Low birth weight of a baby entails risks for the baby's father

...otally new approach by also investigating the risk posed to fathers. The study analysed the relationship between the birth weight of the baby and the parents' mortality by comparing registers that contained information on all parents whose children were born in Sweden between 1973 and 1980; a total of 783,...

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

..."we are also contributing to the specific problems posed by translating between English and Farsi." For Narayanan, one of the striking things that has emerged so far is the dependence of the system, in its current state, on the ability of users to recognize its limits and weaknesses, and work within them....

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

... whether experiments with stem cells and the brain posed any new, unique ethical dilemmas," says Faden. Although the assembled experts agreed it was unlikely that grafting human stem cells into the brains of non-human primates would alter the animals' abilities in morally relevant ways, they also felt str...

Nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious health risk in Europe

...or healthcare and other vital services. The threat posed by these weapons can only be tackled if European countries progress quickly towards a Europe free of nuclear weapons, and relevant countries - particularly Russia, France and the UK - meet their nuclear disarmament obligations. Within Europe, states...

Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol

...lines also offer a good description of the problem posed by low levels of HDL cholesterol, along with details on how HDL cholesterol metabolism works in the body with LDL cholesterol. "The guidelines should help physicians and nurses to manage their patients' blood lipid levels, including HDL cholesterol, ...

Researchers find multiple proteins that stick to medical devices

...ts," Elbert said. "No one, including us, had ever posed the hypothesis that this protein might be important in the biocompatibility of materials. Our results show the importance of large-scale techniques that emphasize discovery of new knowledge, rather than just hypothesis-testing." The Washington Unive...

Sports utility vehicles should carry health warnings, say experts

...ers of the increased risks. Addressing the hazards posed by SUVs to pedestrians is an emerging and real traffic safety challenge in the developed world, they conclude....

ICSU pursues new initiative that challenges science to do more to prevent natural disasters

...gs of the New Orleans levee system and the dangers posed by the loss of surrounding wetlands "We have found a lot of evidence that policy-makers may at times act in ignorance or simply disregard relevant scientific evidence of what's needed to prepare for or prevent devastation from a natural, predictable...

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