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New GP contract may not improve treatment for heart failure patients

...ubject, but as many as 41% had not read it. The report says the three performance indicators creating a patient register, obtaining echocardiographic confirmation of left ventricular dysfunction, and establish patients on an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocking...

Drug combinations improve survival for patients with heart disease

... This is the first large scale, long term trial to report the effect of different combinations of drugs to prevent deaths in patients with heart disease, The study involved over 13,000 patients who were diagnosed with ischaemic heart disease between 1996 and 2003. Cases were patients with heart disease who...

Politicians bury their heads in the sand while global flu threat mounts

...illions" of lives if it is not prevented. A recent report in the BMJ showed that avian flu (called H5N1) is beginning to jump from human to human - as opposed to transmission from bird to human only, as happened initially. This vastly increases the potential for spreading the virus across the population, as...

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

...otherapy, two major treatments for many cancers. A report on this work appears in the May 15 issue of Journal of Immunology. The study was done in cooperation with The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME), the University of Tennessee (Memphis), EMD Lexigen Research Center (Billerica, MA) and the University o...

Regular vigorous physical activity could slow progression of prostate cancer

...y 1986 to January 2000. Participants were asked to report the average time per week they took part in the following activities during the past year: walking or hiking outdoors, jogging, running, bicycling, lap swimming, tennis, squash or racquetball, and calisthenics or rowing. During 14 years of follow-up...

New blood test for ovarian cancer screening

...s are present, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the May 10 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS). Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancerdeaths in the United States and three times more lethal than breast cancer. It is usually not diagnos...

Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic plastic surgeons report that surgery to remove excess skin and fat in the upper arm, known as an "arm lift," is generally low risk. Minor complications may arise in approximately 25 percent of cases. "We concluded that an arm lift is a safe procedure, but there are complic...

Low-fat dairy foods may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

...May 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. The report from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) the first large-scale, prospective examination of a relationship between dairy intake and diabetes risk analyzes...

Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling

...stance abuse and domestic violence, according to a report from the Institute for Health Policy at Massachuse...lties at programs across the country. The current report analyzes the responses of more than 900 residents in the three specialties that focus on adult prima...

Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep

...ollege graduates were significantly less likely to report heartburn during sleep than patients without a college education. This finding may reflect college graduates' greater understanding of the survey, or other factors, such as greater access to the healthcare system, more knowledge about the risk facto...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...t and how they should be regulated, according to a report scheduled to appear in the June 1 print issue of the American Chemical Society's peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology . ACS is the world's largest scientific society. A buckyball is a soccer ball-shaped molecule made up of 60 car...

Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage

...to pay for adult coverage also were more likely to report an annual income of less than $40,000, compared to those who were willing to pay extra. Surprisingly, Davis says, consumer information about "private gain" and "public good" did not play a significant role in participants' decision-making process. Ho...

Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels

...s, Obesity, and Metabolism at Penn, and colleagues report their findings in the May 2005 issue of Cell Metabolism. The high-cholesterol, high-fat so-called "Western diet" has accelerated an epidemic of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized nations. And, underst...

Work fatigue and working overtime are associated with weight gain

...fatigue measures pre-stage for burn out. Those who report work fatigue 'feel totally worn out after a day at work', 'feel tired in the morning when they have to get up and go to work', 'have to work too hard', 'feel like totally exhausted', 'report that their work is definitely too stressful', and 'they wor...

UK is in the grip of a nationwide mumps epidemic

...al), researchers from the Health Protection Agency report that in 2004, the number of mumps notifications in England and Wales increased to 16,436 from 4,204 in 2003. Most cases were in young adults born before 1988, who would not have been routinely scheduled for MMR during childhood. The highest attack ra...

Mayo Clinic researchers use pharmacogenetic test prior to chemotherapy to reduce toxic side effects

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers report that using a genetic screening blood test prior to the start of chemotherapy can decrease the toxicity of a three-drug chemotherapy regimen, thus helping patients tolerate markedly different amounts of each of the three drugs. Mayo researchers will p...

Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer

...by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators will report at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting. Dana-Farber's Judy Garber, MD, MPH, will present the study's data (Abstract 508) on behalf of her colleagues at Yale University School of Medicine and more than 30 institutions and medi...

Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers

...utation to occur." Cleveland is senior author of a report on this work that appears in the May issue of Cancer Cell. Myc has many targets in the cell, a fact that makes it difficult to determine all of its roles in normal cells, as well as the roles of Myc alterations in individual types of cancer, said Cle...

UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night

... of Medicine at UCLA. Up to 20 percent of adults report that they have symptoms of GERD at least once a week. 4 Even among those who do not experience symptoms, GERD can still impact their sleep. Dr. Liker noted that another study that he co-authored also presented at DDW showed that symptoms were mor...

Chemo-radiation therapy treatment gives head-and-neck cancer a 1-2 punch

...neck cancer, combining chemotherapy and radiation, report that about half of patients were still alive four years after treatment. Radiation Therapy Oncology Group physicians announced results from their phase II study at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on May 14. The treatment, cal...

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