Tag: "second" at medical news
First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
...r siblings, said Lhteenmki. Brain tumors are the second
most common form of cancer occurring in childhood, and the leading cause of cancer-related illness and death in this age group....
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...eening, collect over 1,000 images in less than one second
by high-speed rotation of an x-ray tube around the object. However, the data is collected in a serial fashion, essentially one piece of data at a time. Multiplexing represents an innovative solution for potentially speeding up CT scans. A widely u...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...onary artery disease, Gould recommends they seek a second
opinion and request review of their PET-CT scans for these errors in matching the PET and CT images. Alternatively, traditional or pure PET without the CT component is less subject to this problem. However, Gould cautioned: Alternative non-invas...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...ity issues to be tackled in seeking to address the second
objective (on hunger) removing the invisibility of hunger by better measuring and highlighting areas making limited progress, promoting innovations in programming, and integrating mainstream lessons from successful action in humanitarian settings (s...
Award winning book co-edited by Rutgers College of Nursing Dean updated with new information
...n College, Waterloo, Iowa, has been published in a second
edition that provides new and updated information ...of health professionals, particularly nurses, this second
edition, published by Springer Publishing Co., provides a comprehensive overview of these diseases, ...
Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients
..., further treatment options have been limited to a second
course of chemotherapy, with serious implications for quality of life. It is hoped hormone treatment could offer life-extension with negligible side effects. Dr Simon Langdon, senior lecturer in cancer research at the University of Edinburgh and th...
Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
...University of Michigan, focused on children in the second
through fifth grades who attended school in an urban public school district. Parents completed two well-validated instruments: the Conner's Parent Rating Scale (CPRS) the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire SDB Scale. Teachers completed the Conner's Teac...
Children's brain responses predict impact of sleep loss on attention
...orded after one week of baseline sleep and after a second
week of one-hour sleep restriction using a Geodesic Sensor Net. Actigraphy recordings verified sleep times during both weeks. According to the results, the ERPs accounted for 44 percent of the total variance in predicting NEPSY Visual Attention sc...
Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site
...style for mixing and matching individual pieces. A second
label will include washing instructions in Braille. Brill and Abushagur chose the name for their organization based on White Cane Day, or Oct. 15, the annual day of awareness in the United States for issues facing the blind. The day is named for ...
Physician-researchers often less successful in obtaining NIH funding
...ceived funding for a first R01 grant applied for a second
R01 grant, a lower percentage of applicants with a...o had received their first R01 grant applied for a second
R01 grant, the difference in obtaining funding between clinical and nonclinical research was again s...
Children with sleep disorder symptoms are more likely to have trouble academically
...ols in New York, was focused on the parents of 218 second
and third graders, who completed Sleep Disorders I...oms of sleep disorders and academic performance in second
and third graders, found that screening students at school with a validated school-based instrument ...
Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
...late damage as they age. To address this, in the second
set of experiments, Rossi isolated stem cells from the bone marrow of normal young and old mice, then stained those cells with a chemical that clings to a protein that's associated with DNA damage. This protein can act as a flag to highlight nearby D...
High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...each year they received a scholarship. The bills second
proposal provides for a loan repayment program to alleviate shortages of the same types of physicians. For each year of service at a high-need facility, HRSA will pay up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of an individuals educational loans. ...
Folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors
... cycles (the first interval was at 3 years and the second
at 3 or 5 years later). Contrary to what the res...f the participants in the folic acid group. In the second
follow-up interval, adenomas occurred in 37.2 percent of the participants in the placebo group and 4...
Extra pay does not improve hospital performance
... hospitals the first year and to 115 hospitals the second
year. Medicares strategy of trying to use the payment system to improve performance of hospitals is certainly laudable, said Kevin Schulman, M.D., professor of medicine and business administration at Duke and study co-author. However, we really nee...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...and an extreme increase in circulating lipids. A second
study by Maratos-Flier and colleagues published in the June 2007 issue of the American Journal of Physiology further elucidates the unique metabolic changes that occur with the consumption of a ketogenic diet. Although the purpose of both of these ...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...atment group have developed progressive disease, a second
primary cancer or contralateral breast cancer (cancer in the other breast), compared with 243 patients in the chemotherapy group. In one of the trials (NCCTG-N9831), Dr. Perez reports that the risk of weakened heart muscle was greater in the trast...
What's the fat content? Whether or not you notice depends on how you think
... before rating similarities among products. In the second
and third, participants were manipulated to tend toward collective thinking or individualistic thinking, and the fourth compared undergraduate students originally from North America and East Asia. The researchers found that individualists are less ...
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
...ture, Food and Natural Resources, are entering the second
phase of an $11 million project aimed at identifyi...t A-beta activates some of these enzymes. In the second
project, Weisman will study mechanisms of inflammation in the brain and A-betas role in creating the...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
...t of the immune system. Follicular lymphoma is the second
most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Lymphoma spreads easily through the lymph system and the bloodstream and consequently tends to be widespread when it is diagnosed. Traditional treatment often involves intensive chemotherapy, or a combinat...
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