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Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...tient visits between 1993 and 2000, as reported in two
national databases from the National Center for Health Statistics. One dataset reported health-care services provided by office-based physicians; the other documented visits to hospital outpatient departments. Ma said the teen counseling rates are mu...
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
...sted in clinical trials in about one and a half to two
years. The spherical nanoparticles are a few thousand times smaller than the dot above this "i," yet each can carry about 100,000 molecules of the metal used to provide contrast in MRI images. This creates a high density of contrast agent, and when t...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
..., dual-stage surgery known to be performed at only two
other centers in the U.S., doctors at the Universi... patient was in intensive care at UAB Hospital for two
days following the surgery, and will be in the hospital until sometime next week, doctors said. ...
Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit
...hout acclimatizing you would be unconscious within two
minutes, and death would follow rapidly. The normal pressure of oxygen in the blood is 12 to 14 kiloPascals. For someone who is sick with pneumonia, oxygen levels can drop to 7 or 8 kiloPascals, critical enough to require admission to an intensive c...
Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia
...r nursery school at least once a week, or at least two
half day sessions a week at a playgroup, mother and toddler group, or at a childminder with a minimum of four children attending). Results were similar for cases diagnosed between 2-14 years and for cases diagnosed between 2-5 years. "Our results pro...
Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace
...hed online today by THE LANCET. People who inherit two
copies of a mutation in a gene called HFE are pred...FE mutation and identified 47 participants who had two
copies of the mutation and 1338 individuals who had one copy of the mutation. 46 of the 47 newly ide...
54 per cent of air passengers experience significant reduction in oxygen levels
...ere on long haul flights that lasted for more than two
hours and the remaining 29 were on short haul flights. The measurements obtained from both groups were very similar. None of the subjects had severe cardio-respiratory problems and no-one required permission from their doctor to fly. "The House of L...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
... death was not statistically different between the two
groups, but an excess risk of stroke remained in the combined CEA-CABG group of 6.8 percent compared to 1.8 percent in the CABG group. "Because the stroke risk of the combined surgical procedures remained significantly higher than in the CABG procedu...
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...r Treatment Group conducted a clinical trial using two
different approaches to combined therapies. Using ...nt. While overall toxicity was similar between the two
age groups, specific moderate and severe toxicities occurred more frequently in the elderly. Severe ...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...th improvements in cancer treatments over the last two
decades, children with soft tissue sarcomas are living longer. Several investigations have reported that these children have an increased risk of second cancer, but estimates of the risk have varied widely, ranging from three to thirteen times the r...
Reducing malarial transmission in Africa
...rial of 497 children in Uganda treated with one of two
leading combination therapies. One regimen was an artemisinin-based combination consisting of artemether and lumefantrine (co-artemether, trade names CoArtem and Riamet). The other was a combination of CQ and SP - currently under consideration in sev...
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...a plus in developing the working relationship. The two
researchers have known each other since their years at Duke University Medical Center. "We stayed in touch over the years. Ideas grew up during our conversations during professional conferences, based on our mutual interests," Smith said. "He knew th...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...reased the level of the protein in the brain after two
weeks of treatment, providing the proof of princip...ter than two-fold increase in survival of patients two
years later, which translated into a 37 percent reduction in risk overall from this deadly and diffi...
Second consecutive UH win puts national spotlight on pharmacy student
... Pharmacy student to take first-place honors. The two
victories underscore the college's emphasis on the...y, the success of our students in this competition two
years in a row is a positive reflection of the quality education they receive from our faculty." T...
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer
... Koopman said. "The results are extraordinary for two
reasons. First, it is concrete proof of the link between cancer and normal embryonic development. Second, it may mean that our susceptibility to testicular cancer is sealed from a very early stage indeed." Among the known risk factors for developing...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
...he case of a 48-year-old divorced white woman with two
children who worked full time and had no chronic health problems. She complained of wrist pain and feeling "down" for a month or so, loss of interest in activities, fatigue, low energy, poor appetite and poor sleep. Role 2 was a 45-year-old divorced ...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...ined to portray six roles. They were representing two
clinical conditions: symptoms consistent with majo...ysicians recommended primary care follow-up within two
weeks for 33 (22 percent) of 149 standardized patients with symptoms of major depression and for 22 ...
Access to mammography may worsen
... week. Nearly half (47 percent) reported a wait of two
or more weeks for screening mammography. In high-v...for both diagnostic and screening mammography were two
to three times higher than in low-volume facilities, with some facilities reporting waiting times of...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...analysis revealed that mice with NOS3 had a mix of two
chemical forms of the enzyme. The form of NOS3 th... pressure). Patients who develop hypertrophy have two
to three times the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease, including heart failure and sudden card...
ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner
...three months. Three awards are available annually: two
for ASGE members in North America to travel abroad to an ASGE-member site, and one for an international member to come to a North American ASGE-member site. The award was named to honor Dr. Don Wilson, who was a strong advocate and supporter of inter...
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