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Why GNEP can't jump to the future

...nment at a reprocessing site could be thousands of times greater than from nuclear weapons production. Much smaller concentrations of similar wastes at the DOEs Savannah River Site have been characterized by the National Academy of Sciences as representing "a long term safety concern." GNEP would al...

Obesity increases workers' compensation costs

...e number of workers compensation claims, had seven times higher medical costs from those claims and lost 13 times more days of work from work injury or work illness than did nonobese workers. Workers with higher ...

UQ researchers identify thousands with curable high blood pressure

...d pressure that can be cured by surgery to be ten times more common than was previously suspected. Once thought to be rare, the Endocrine Hypertension Research Centre found PAL in 10% of all hypertension sufferers, making it the commonest known curable cause. "Surgery is the only chance these people ha...

NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery

...d that the neuroArm will improve recovery and wait times for patients, and most of all, improve their quality of life following surgery so they can get back to daily life activities." The Seaman family's donation, combined with funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada, allowed for detailed pl...

Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD

...ng individuals who consumed cured meat products 14 times or more per month was 1.93, as compared with those who did not consume cured meats. An odds ratio greater than 1 implies that the event is more likely to occur within that group. "Cured meats, such as bacon, sausage, luncheon meats and cured hams, ...

Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes

...rld, indigenous people suffer from diabetes at 2-5 times the rate of non-indigenous people", says Dr Paradies. "There is a common misconception that diabetes is 'in the genes' for Indigenous people. This idea stems from the 'thrifty gene hypothesis' which proposes that cycles of feast and famine in indig...

20-year study shows significant rise in childhood obesity, especially among girls

Four-year-old girls are six times more likely to have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of mor... they were 20 years ago and ten-year-olds are five times more likely, according to research published in the April issue of Acta Paediactrica. Swedish rese...

Johns Hopkins begins aggressive screening for 'superbugs' in children

...dering tests and found the weekly model to be many times more effective than standard risk monitoring, in w...e carrying the germ (54 percent, or one and a half times as many) than were detected through routine testing, which missed 35 percent of those with MRSA. R...

Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers

... containing 400 milligrams of pentoxifylline three times per day for 60 days, while 12 took three placebo pills per day. Both groups continued to keep diaries and also returned to the clinic for examinations after 30 and 60 days, and again 60 days after completing treatment. "Patients taking pentoxifyll...

Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on

...ween the ages of 18 and 30 can mean a two to three times greater risk of later developing coronary calcium,...isk of developing coronary calcium was: Three times greater for those with blood glucose greater than 110 mg/dL compared to those who had glucose levels...

Mortality rate increases for kidney recipients with anemia

...die following their transplant, and two and a half times more likely to again require dialysis," says study author Dr. Istvan Mucsi. Anemia affects a large number of transplant recipients. "Between 15,000 and 20,000 transplant patients in the U.S. are likely to have severe enough anemia to be treated for...

Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications

...with type 2 diabetes complications are about three times higher than that of the average American without diagnosed diabetes. These complications, which can include heart disease, stroke, eye damage, chronic kidney disease and foot problems that can lead to amputations, cost a person with type 2 diabetes ...

Penn researchers show how nanocylinders deliver medicine better than nanospheres

...g paclitaxel to an animal model of lung cancer ten times longer than that delivered on spherical-shaped carriers. These findings have implications for drug delivery as well as for better understanding cylinder-shaped viruses like Ebola and H5N1 influenza. This study appeared online in Nature Nanotechnolo...

Still some way to go in tackling racism in mental health care

...ish, Indian, and Chinese groups, but three or more times higher than average in black African, black Caribb...d Chinese groups, but again they were two to three times higher than average in some "black" groups. However, unlike inpatients with mental health problems, ...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...ting procedure of kidney dialysis. Three or four times every week, you visit a special clinic and sit for four hours as your blood is removed, cleaned and returned to your body. Fatigue is your chronic companion. You may also experience low blood pressure, difficulty eating, muscle cramps and weight lo...

Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure

...panics and Caucasians. Their rate was almost five times that of Chinese Americans (1 case per 1,000 per ye...ificant difference, to no more than one-and-a-half times as likely, an insignificant difference) when researchers used statistical techniques to exclude the ...

Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone

...enced regular chest pain (angina) at least several times per week. About 38 percent had a history of heart attack, 33 percent had diabetes, 71 percent had high cholesterol and 67 percent had high blood pressure. All participants received optimal medical therapy (OMT), which consisted of multiple medicat...

General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings

...nts who had a general checkup were more than three times as likely as those who didn't to get some type of ... Patients who got checkups were also about three times as likely to get a prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, test for prostate cancer. Mammography rates...

Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths

...These procedures are performed more than 1 million times a year. Since the introduction of PCI more than 30 years ago, there have been enormous advances in the understanding and medical treatment of coronary artery disease. While PCI is known to improve survival when done to restore blood flow in a heart a...

Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents

...nhibits the function of blood platelets face three times the risk of developing dangerous blood clots, or thrombosis, inside a drug-eluting stent when compared to patients who are responsive to the drugs effects. These findings suggest that faithful adherence to antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel may no...

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