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Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows

...rtility, as an old wives tale, but this effect has rarely been documented," said Paul J. Turek, MD, lead investigator who is a professor in the UCSF Department of Urology and director of the UCSF Male Reproductive Health Center. "We now have actual evidence to show patients that these recreational activitie...

Hormone drug type makes survival difference in advanced breast cancer

...y almost no risk of uterine cancer, and while that rarely happens with tamoxifen, it does happen." On the other hand, Perez said that aromatase inhibitors do carry a risk of increased joint aches and, more importantly, may cause bone loss. "The majority of patients do very well but we recommend patients h...

Bird flu -- Call for antiviral drugs to be shared

...riggered a worldwide human epidemic yet because it rarely passes between people. If it does acquire this ability, it would take 6-8 months to develop a vaccine effective against the new virus. Public health officials therefore need to consider how they would protect people during the first few months of a p...

Poor ward care is harming patients

...ibility, she adds. If the senior medical staff are rarely on the ward seeing what goes on, if they don't act as role models for their trainees, and don't make themselves available to support the nursing team then patient care suffers. Ward care is just as important as complex surgery and can be just as di...

Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?

...tack, it's remarkable that intestinal tissue is so rarely the target of an immune attack. Our findings demonstrate that the immune system has features that remain to be discovered."...

Pregnant women in the dark on prenatal screening

...ate treatment offered is termination - and this is rarely made clear at the outset." Ms Milligan said it was also important for women to be informed that the test results did not always provide clear or accurate answers. "There are many examples where women have had test results showing signs of abnorma...

Use of mammograms in men is rising, but Mayo Clinic researchers find little reason to administer

...ping breast swelling. "Men who have gynecomastia rarely have a breast tumor," says Dr. Hines. "Physicians should be able to determine if their male patients have developed gynecomastia by performing a thorough examination and taking a good medical history," she says. "Mammography may still be necessary if...

Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections

...t solely from the perspective of the consumer, and rarely consider the interests of the workers. If we are to make headway in this area, we need to appreciate the connection between treating workers with respect and improving the quality of the service that they provide." Smith has little expectation that...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...or the unexpected. "Because clinical syndromes are rarely specific for single pathogens, methods that simultaneously screen for multiple agents are important, particularly when early accurate diagnosis can alter treatment or assist in containment of an outbreak," stated W. Ian Lipkin, MD, director of the Gr...

Alzheimer's alarm over anesthetics

... with Alzheimer's, he says. Although halothane is rarely used in North America or Europe, it is commonly used in Asia and Africa because it is very cheap. "It is a seriously deadly combination when an older person receives halothane," says Mandal, because as we get older we all have more beta amyloid in ou...

Stress triggers relapse in meth abuse, OHSU study finds

...The mice even pressed a nearby inactive lever they rarely touched before in an attempt to get the drug. But demand for the drug eventually waned. "Over a few days, (the mice) generally give up," Mark explained. When the saline doses dropped to less than one per hour for three consecutive days, the mice rece...

Tipsheet: Focus on gait training, pain relief, pressure ulcers and hearing aid training

...es. We hypothesized that individuals with diabetes rarely have heel ulcers but that heel ulcers are directly related to peripheral neuropathy and diminished vascular function. We found that patients with reduced vascular function were five times more likely to have heel ulcers than patients with adequate va...

Insurance companies deny medically necessary breast reductions based on random, unproven criteria

... most patients suffer from many of these symptoms, rarely do they exhibit all. According to Dr. Wheatley, most patients are women between 30 and 50 years old who have had upper skeletal pain for years. Many of them have tried various treatments, including physical therapy and pain medications, to manage ...

Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients

... the easiest one to prevent. Previous studies have rarely investigated whether quads strengthening exercises prevent or slow progression of knee OA or changes that are visible in X-rays. None have used the highly standardized x-ray procedures employed in a new study published in the October 2006 issue of A...

Reforms to gun dealer sales practices reduce supply of new guns to criminals

...ls in the United States. However, most gun dealers rarely have a gun traced to crime. "Our study findings have important implications for policy makers as they consider ways to combat gun violence. The study underscores the importance of using crime gun trace data to identify sources of illegal guns and to...

Outpatient thyroid surgery safe for most patients, study shows

... including nine randomized studies, showing drains rarely improve outcomes. "We still use drains when somebody has a really big gland and we are going to have what we call dead space when we remove it. If you have this big open space, there is a tendency for fluid to fill that space, so we put a drain in fo...

Two-fifths of US adults report experiencing unsafe, wasteful or poorly coordinated health care

...short-term relationships with their physicians and rarely have easy access to their own medical records." The nationally representative survey of over 1,000 adults reveals widespread concerns about the affordability of health care, access to quality care, and the safety and efficiency of care. The survey...

Rare, historic medical cartoons to be featured in film series

...brary of Medicine, will feature a rich sampling of rarely screened animated medical cartoons from the 1920s to the 1960s. The film series will present a variety of medical themes and genres, including dental hygiene, physical fitness, physiology, mental health, malaria, venereal disease, cancer, radiolog...

Contagious canine cancer

... through further sexual encounters. The tumour is rarely seen in pedigree dogs because they are not allowed casual sex, but it is relatively common in strays. It does not occur in the UK, because quarantine regulations (for rabies) effectively screened it out. Professor Robin Weiss of the UCL Division o...

New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested

...almost non-existent, and mumps and chicken pox are rarely seen nowadays. And for the first time, the prospect of eradicating a specific cancer through vaccination is possible. The newly approved human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is designed to curb the 230,000 worldwide deaths due to cervical cancer, which...

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