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Smoking doubles risk of degenerative eye condition
... and were asked about their smoking habits, and if they
had given up, how long ago. After taking into account other risk factors, such as alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease, the results showed that current smokers were twice as likely to be visually impaired as non-smokers. Those who had kick...
British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
Furthermore, when they
do develop the disease, they
live longer than other women, the research shows. South Asians comprise the largest ethnic group in ...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
... adult asthma sufferers fare about as well whether they
take a steroid drug every day or only during asthm... or up to $150 a month per patient less -- than if they
took the steroids every day as current NIH guidelines recommend. The multi-center study, known as th...
Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's may be delayed, says major clinical trial
...h MCI, the researchers stated in their report, but they
did note the potential importance of the findings for some patients. The data, they
said, "could prompt a discussion" between clinicians and patients on the possibility of donepezil th...
Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome
...ults, and break down the various types of seizures they
found grand mal or general tonic-clonic and partial tonic seizures to see if the kind of seizure matters as well to how well patients do. The study involved seven medical centers participating in the Multicenter Study of Epilepsy Surgery. These inc...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
...ators are optimistic about these findings and what they
represent. Rather than focusing on the effects of ...with mild cognitive impairment. In addition, while they
are not recommending treatment with donepezil for all mild cognitive impairment patients, Dr. Peters...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...ightness more than twice a week, but not daily, or they
have night-time awakenings due to asthma more than...e who have recently developed asthma. In addition, they
do not apply to patients with more frequent symptoms or more severe asthma. The results are publishe...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
...ow cells acquire malignant characteristics and how they
spread to healthy tissue," said Waldemar Debinski,...was to learn what controls this process. But, when they
measured levels of a protein that they
thought might be involved, they
found only very low levels. I...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
...a necessary component to a safe medication system, they
won't generate meaningful improvements in patient safety until they
are interfaced with other systems, such as the electronic health record, computerized provider order...
Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells
...use not only do these diseases occur naturally but they
also have the potential to be unleashed by bioterrorists," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "This new research sheds light on the mechanism Ebola virus uses to enter cells," notes NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "These findings raise t...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...re than 13,000 sequences of 16S rRNA. Most of what they
identified included the usual suspects in the inte... were surprises. Nearly two-thirds of the bacteria they
identified were novel, meaning that they
had no genetic close neighbors in the existing databases th...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
...turn-other than their own health plans-for help if they
receive unexpected medical bills or refusals for m...nce companies or government insurance programs, so they
may serve as an independent voice at a time of growing concern over patient rights, employer and hea...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...se who would benefit most from lifestyle changes), they
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...ic allergens or to declining childhood infections, they
Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?
... complications and long stays in hospital) because they
carry out difficult operations on very ill patient...oor quality data that can hamper all analyses, and they
stress that the interpretation of outlier status is still as yet unclear. They recommend a structure...
Cancer research could lead to improved detection methods
...ng this technology to early pre-cancerous lesions, they
have made important discoveries on the timing of DNA damage and the response of cells to this damage. Their research, funded by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and published in this week's edition of Nature, demonstrates that breaks occur at fr...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
...nly the tumour cells lack BRCA genes and thus only they
completely rely on PARP. The other cells in the bo...ctic treatment to kill BRCA deficient cells before they
grow out to tumours, says Dr Thomas Helleday, associate professor at Stockholm University who runs t...
Execution by lethal injection is not humane or painless suggests study
...ienced awareness and unnecessary suffering because they
were not properly sedated, concludes a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The authors believe the use of lethal injection should cease in order to prevent unnecessary cruelty and a public review into anaesthesia procedures during exe...
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
.... The test takers ranged in age from 20 to 69 when they
took the test in the 1960s. The Mayo Clinic investigators advise some caution in determining if one's personality traits may predispose to dementia. "One has to be cautious in interpreting a study like this," says Dr. Geda. "One cannot make a leap f...
Medical journal editors condemn ghostwriting
...e based on high quality and reproducible methods," they
wrote." The editors continue: "We had no problem with this manuscript's having been commissioned by a pharmaceutical manufacturer or that someone from the medical education company had performed a review of the evidence and written the draft manuscri...
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