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Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable

... recommends that patients with cT3 prostate cancer seek a surgeon who performs at least one prostate surge...than one prostate cancer surgery per week. As they seek an appropriate surgeon, he encourages patients that "if someone tells you your cT3 prostate cancer i...

Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health

... individual, that influence whether and how people seek treatment for illnesses such as diabetes and high ...eople in poor urban communities are less likely to seek preventive care that could help them better manage their illnesses. In too many instances, this mean...

AACR awards scholarships for minority and underrepresented scientists

...on and cure of cancer," Foti added. "These awards seek to improve the inclusiveness of cancer research, so that no pool of potential talent goes untapped." The AACR-Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research go to full-time graduate or medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or j...

ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...t doctors and patients considering obesity surgery seek highly experienced surgeons and surgical centers whenever feasible. "There are differences among the surgeries, so patients need to understand the risks of complications from surgery as well as complications further down the road, such as gall bladde...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005

...t doctors and patients considering obesity surgery seek highly experienced surgeons and surgical centers. (These guidelines are the subject of a video news release. Call for coordinates. BMI calculators can be accessed at www. DoctorsForAdults.com, the public-patient Web site of the American College of Ph...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

...nd show a short video. Nurses were to specifically seek out fathers or father-figures who are more often involved in shaken baby syndrome cases. The parents were then asked to sign commitment statements, which also gathered demographic and other information about the responders. The regional incidence o...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...ays this group of patients should be encouraged to seek a living kidney donor since the national waiting t...s to the laboratory, where they can systematically seek to understand why kidney transplantation successfully treats heart failure."...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...ir caregivers to pay attention to insomnia, and to seek help for it." Chervin, an associate professor of neurology who directs the U-M's Sleep Disorders Center, notes that the new study is by far the largest and most comprehensive ever to focus on the relationship between sleep, falls and hypnotic drug u...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...ation. "A grand challenge directs investigators to seek a specific scientific or technological breakthrough that would overcome obstacles to solving significant development problems. In our proposed initiative, a specific Grand Challenges in Nanotechnology project would foster scientific and technological...

Suicide in one partner substantially increases suicide risk in the other

... bereaved by suicide. Men might be less likely to seek support, or have untreated or undetected mental illness, suggests the author, in a bid to explain the differences between the sexes. Being separated or divorced roughly doubled the risk of suicide, but affected both sexes to the same extent. ] The lo...

Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life

... not play a leading role in determining whether to seek medical help, he says. "I think the important thi... is that if you are questioning whether you should seek treatment for anxiety, the decision should be made based on your level of anxiety and how it's impac...

It's not all in your head

...stress is a common motivation for afflicted men to seek treatment....

Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers

...ht to mediate reinforcement. "Human studies might seek to examine whether nicotine replacement products that help people quit smoking are subject to the same interactions with alcohol," he added. King and her colleagues next plan to examine what she calls "chipper" smokers, that is, nondependent smoke...

American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers

...itinerary for their vacation while just 19 percent seek travel health advice from a healthcare professional prior to departure. Interestingly, 69 percent of survey respondents agree that safety and health are major considerations when choosing an international travel destination. ASTA surveyed more than 1...

Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression

...direct-market approach could encourage patients to seek effective care. They made brand-specific requests for Paxil®, saying they learned about the medication from a commercial; or general requests for medication, not a specific brand, saying they viewed a television program about depression which 'go...

New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines

...ed non-HIV vaccines "train" adaptive antibodies to seek out a unique protein on the protective outer coating of viruses. HIV researchers have attempted to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies long-lived, HIV-specific antibodies that can kill all or most HIV strains with a similar vaccine design. Some ...

Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations

...tion of chest pain and the time it takes people to seek treatment. Miller said these differences may make the risk assessment tools inaccurate if they are applied to other population groups. The study compared how well the tool performed in a mixed-race population in the United States versus an Asian popu...

Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds

...hased the rights to the MPH patch from Noven, will seek FDA approval for the MPH patch in 2006. Twenty-seven children with ADHD, ages 6 to 12, participated in the study, conducted at the University at Buffalo's Summer Treatment Program for children with ADHD. Pelham and co-researchers assessed the effec...

Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death

May 5, 2005 Patients motivated to seek a doctor for their death wish did so after a deliberative and thoughtful process rather than on impulse, according to a research study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . The study involved 35 cases in which patients considered ...

Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment

... test more effective methods for helping those who seek to stop using marijuana....

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