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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

...ate that the factors that prevent black women from receiving the same quality of care as white women may be exacerbated by the more complex treatment regimens used for more advanced breast cancer. ...

Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

... what are considered to be protective levels after receiving the vaccination. On average, he said, the Taiji group had much higher antibody responses to the vaccination than the control group, and the percentage of persons who achieved protective levels also was higher in the Taiji group. However, because of...

Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...ntly, with only 28% of patients in this population receiving spirometry. Researchers point to the issue of ageism and question whether or not a patients age influences a physicians decision to order diagnostic testing. The bad news is that we have significant room for improvement. The good news is that we ha...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

... that the XBP1 pathway can be targeted in patients receiving treatment to ensure their tumors do not become resistant to the anti-hormonal therapies. Using this discovery, Clarke also hopes to find a way to reverse resistance to anti-hormonal therapies, making it possible for women to continue treatment with f...

Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts

...n of diarrhoea was significantly lower in children receiving Lactobacillus GG and a mix of four bacterial strains than in patients receiving oral rehydration alone. The three other preparations had no significant effect. Secondary outcomes...

Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds

...n 25 percent of the participants could recall ever receiving counsel to get a test for HIV from a provider, despite their risk factors. Yet, in part because of a lack of education and prevention efforts targeted at older populations, older women appear to be less capable of accurately assessing their lifeti...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...ket for the cost of vaccines not covered or forego receiving vaccines, according to background information in the article. Grace M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Medical School, Childrens Hospital Boston and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, and colleagues examined the status of financing and distributio...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...et therapy clopidogrel for at least one year after receiving a drug-eluting stent; highlighting the importance of more intense lipid and blood pressure control; and advising cessation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) use for all UA/NSTEMI patients during hospitalization. Coronary artery dise...

Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood

...ignificant reductions in overall mortality inthose receiving treatment. An international trial looking at the...ignificant reductions in overall mortality inthose receiving treatment. The 3,845 patient Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET) is thelargest ever cl...

Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment

...the third. Correspondingly, the number of patients receiving medication-based reperfusion dropped over the study period. This is an appropriate shift, says Nallamothu: shifting patients from clot-busting medications to emergency angioplasty may save 12 to 20 lives for every 1,000 heart attack patients treat...

Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment

...man clinical trial, this time with a control group receiving chemotherapy. The researchers are also investigating the possibility of combining the electric-field therapy with low-dose chemotherapy. ...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

...l would examine patients with a variety of cancers receiving COXEN personalized, second-line drug combinations to beat their cancers, using FDA-approved agents. Many new and exciting discoveries remain to be made, even more quickly and at lower costs....

Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease

...edical Sciences, will lead a five-year study after receiving an award from the PDS under its Career Development Awards Scheme, which aims to support the careers of the UKs most promising individuals working in Parkinsons research. Dr Bedford will be using a new genetic model of Parkinsons to further understa...

SMS your ECG to ER

...eady had one heart attack a much greater chance of receiving life-saving treatment within the golden hour period. "Our Wearable Cardiac Telemedicine System can help the mobility of patients, so they can regain their independence and return to an active social life or work schedule," explains Bai, "thereby im...

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C

...) over a 12-week period. In both trials, patients receiving lubiprostone 8 mcg twice daily were nearly twice a...at was statistically significant compared to those receiving placebo (P=0.001). The long-term extension trial demonstrated that the efficacy of lubiprostone, es...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...could also improve results for all cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Using a process called Advanced Real-Time Adaptive RadioTherapy (ART), the prototype system will allow for near-real-time 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the same time radiation is being administered. MRI can provide hi...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

... with a medical home experienced no disparities in receiving preventive care reminders, which significantly improve rates of routine screening for conditions such as heart disease and cancer. For example, eight of 10 adults who received a preventive reminder had their cholesterol checked in the past five years...

Physician-researchers often less successful in obtaining NIH funding

..., or both, and the likelihood of them applying and receiving an NIH research (R01) grant for clinical and non-clinical research, between 1964 and 2004. The researchers found that the annual number of first-time physician (M.D. only) applicants was stable during the four decades studied. The average annual p...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...ltogether. The study also suggests that even after receiving reassurances that it is safe to eat chicken, it would take an average of nearly five months for most Americans to begin eating it again. The USDA reports that Americans purchase an average of 86 pounds of chicken a year; nearly 26 billion pounds ...

Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children

...nal AED prescriptions. 54 per cent of children receiving prescriptions were male and prescribing for new pa...wo years of age. 70 per cent of children were receiving just one AED, which is consistent with adult research, which suggests that 60 to 70 per cent of pati...

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