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Visual screening could prevent 37,000 deaths from mouth cancer worldwide

...es in the early asymoptomatic stages almost always requires special, costly, and often invasive techniques. Visual screening for oral cancer is easy, effective, cheap, and saves lives."...

Leading sleep expert at Wake Forest to speak at NIH Consensus Conference

...rnet at www.videocast.nih.gov. Viewing the webcast requires software that can be downloaded free of charge from the NIH videocast website. Conference handouts will be available at www.consensus.nih.gov . The conference, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Medical Applicatio...

Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties

...s the first ever to compare data from a state that requires public reporting of angioplasty results -- New York -- with data from a state without public reporting -- Michigan. It reveals some striking differences, though it can't show a direct cause-and-effect relationship between public reporting and doctors...

Breast cancer uses growth factors to lure stem cells

...cific ways to treat cancer on cellular level. This requires an immense understanding of tumor biology and what is going on. We are trying to chip away at that puzzle." Dr. Perry is just completing a year of research in the laboratories of Drs. Bieberich and Adam. He plans to pursue a plastic surgery fellowshi...

Blood-based TB test matches up to old skin test in study among health workers in India

...who have a true infection. Moreover, the skin test requires the patient to return three days after the skin pr...n. Unlike the skin test, the interferon-gamma test requires only one visit by the patient, and its results do not rely upon the subjective interpretation of a h...

Control of TB epidemic requires more effective drugs, better tests, and focus on latent infection

... the authors say. Effective treatment of active TB requires a minimum of six to nine months of multi-drug ther...stered by using "directly observed therapy," which requires that a health care worker give a patient the drugs then watch the patient swallow them. Directly ob...

Multi-drug resistant TB persists in California

...orts. Treatment of patients with drug resistance requires considerable expertise and resources; health care ...ting prior TB treatment." "Multidrug-resistant TB requires complex management decisions, and additional resources will be required to successfully interrupt tr...

Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons

...ons eager to forgo traditional open surgery, which requires cutting through the patient's chest. But it proved so difficult and time-consuming that most surgeons abandoned it, according to John G. Hunter, M.D., co-director of the OHSU Digestive Health Center, chairman of surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine...

Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS

...over the long run, but immediate and faster action requires coordinated efforts to focus on women, develop effective microbicides that women can use themselves and a gender-specific vaccine program that takes into account the different immune responses between women and men." Also needed, he says, are cultura...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...ty to take charge of their own health, and it only requires minimal training," said Dr. Chance. "The device also has a longitudinal memory, so if something suspicious is flagged, the woman can bring the device with her to her doctor who will have results from every time it has been used." In an informal, onl...

Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease

...ve approach to treat lipid abnormalities. But this requires further investigation," says study senior author Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Keck School and head of the division of endocrinology and metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Maria Karantza, M.D., endocrinol...

National medical and public health groups sue EPA

... mercury pollution in the U.S. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to make public health its first and only priority, and the law mandates that these plants reduce their mercury pollution by up to 90 percent of current emission levels by 2008. Unfortunately, the U.S. EPA's final mercury rule delays signif...

Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries

...sound clinical guidelines and public health policy requires careful consideration of the incremental benefits, harms, and costs that are associated with new technology and its adoption into existing screening strategies, compared with the status quo," the authors write. "As a result of the rapid infusion of n...

Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

...ions, and show promise for long-term use, but this requires further evaluation. The panel also expressed concern that many insomnia sufferers self-medicate with alcohol, despite the numerous risks involved and the clear evidence that alcohol actually has a negative overall effect on the quality of sleep. Rese...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

...of the renewal process. Furthermore, no state now requires a mental or competency test as a prerequisite for ...ing lights or night vision equipment, "necessarily requires that elderly drivers learn how to use these new devices." Current technology also "requires drivers ...

Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells

...cells, according to Baker. It's a slow process and requires a high concentration of drug in the extra-cellular fluid, which can damage normal cells and tissues. When tested in laboratory mice that had received injections of human epithelial cancer cells, the nanoparticle-based therapy using folic acid and met...

Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia

...y-Oncology at St. Jude. Treatment with hydroxyurea requires periodic checkups, but the medication is relatively inexpensive and should be adaptable to countries with limited resources, he said. Ware is a co-author of the paper. Other authors of the article include Zora Rogers (University of Texas, Dallas); Ly...

Radiofrequency ablation is effective long-term treatment for kidney tumors

... of tumors deep within the kidney, which sometimes requires additional treatments. Two patients had what are called mixed tumors, and only one of them was treated successfully. Although treatment of the other mixed-tumor patient did not reduce the size of the lesion, that patient died of an unrelated brain ...

Rise in ICSI cycles suggests infertility could be affecting more men than women

...ion sperm for a good chance of fertilisation; ICSI requires just one sperm to be injected into each egg. Sperm dysfunction may also be overcome by ICSI since more than 50% of eggs usually fertilise normally, regardless of the quality of the sperm injected, provided it is viable. "It is also possible that as ...

Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research

... particular question. Current biomedical research requires analysis of patient demographics, clinical and pathology data, treatment history, and patient outcomes as well as gene expression, sequence and gene ontologies. Acharya says the extent of knowledge that can be extracted from any of the individual da...

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