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Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer

...t PET was limited in its ability to reveal certain types of cancer lesions. "Bone is the most common site of breast cancer metastasis. Up to 90% of patients dying with distant breast cancer have bone metastases. Bone is also the most frequent recurrence site after treatment for primary breast cancer," said...

Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...ions about the emotional and social aspects of all types of sex, to get them thinking about whether their perceptions match their own situations," she said. One troubling finding of the study was the teens' perception of the health risks of oral sex. Most of the participants recognized that there is some r...

Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior

...viewing along with obesity, inattention, and other types of aggression. Third, our findings suggest some steps that can be taken with children to potentially help prevent bullying. Maximizing cognitive stimulation and limiting television watching in the early years of development might reduce children's su...

Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

... hypothesis, which postulates that distinct cancer types preferentially metastasize to organs that are optimally suited for them. Our results indicate that the 'seeds' can actively modify the 'soil' and prepare it for later metastatic arrival." While it is now accepted that tumors can stimulate developmen...

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

... Bariatric Surgery ACP guidelines discuss several types of obesity (bariatric) surgical procedures and cautions that none have randomized, controlled trials comparing surgery with non-surgical control groups. Furthermore, all have possible side effects, ranging from surgical complications to gall bladder ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005

... year is small to moderate. ACP discusses several types of obesity (bariatric) surgical procedures and cautions that none have randomized, controlled trials comparing surgery with non-surgical control groups. Furthermore, all have possible side effects, ranging from surgical complications to gall bladder ...

Genetic link to cervical cancer

... has been associated with the progression of other types of cancer including gastric and prostate cancer. Exactly how inflammation might promote cervical cancer remains unknown....

A probe, not an echo

...ithmic tools enable HUTT to differentiate separate types of tissue based on their distinctive "frequency-de...hnology is its potential to reliably differentiate types of tissue based on their multi-band signatures caused by their varying attenuation patterns. This pr...

Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity

... easy targets for head and spine injuries in these types of moving accidents because their heads are larger proportionally to their growing bodies, he says. The MCG authors suggest precautionary guidelines and safety training programs to reduce golf-related injuries, proper storage of golf equipment and ad...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...or study. However, they also found that two common types of bacterial infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV) and vaginal Group B streptococcus (GBS), were related to an increased risk of HSV-2 shedding, an association that had not previously been made. Vaginal yeast infections were not associated with increa...

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

...t the effectiveness of a vaccine targeting the HPV types associated with 70% of cervical cancers (types 16 and 18) and 90% of genital warts (types 6 an 11). The investigators recruited 1158 healthy women aged 16-23 onto the study from Brazil, Europe and the USA. The participants were not pregnant, had no p...

Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

...control allergic reactions." There are a number of types of T-cells in the body including T-helper 1, which are important in autoimmune diseases, T-helper 2, which are important in allergies, and T-regulatory cells. In allergic diseases, the body produces too many T-helper 2 cells, and not enough T-regulat...

PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum

...risingly positive statistic compared to many other types of cancer. Clearly, early detection is a key to curing prostate cancer. To put this controversy in perspective, a forum on "Controversies in the Screening and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer, will be held on Sunday, April 17, Room 204 Anaheim Conv...

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

...er studies have reported patient outcomes for both types of centers as being fairly even. OHSU researchers used detailed data and innovative statistical techniques, borrowing from the field of economics, to adjust for these differences. As a result, the researchers were able to "make the observational data...

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...series of mutant mouse models of many human cancer types that also have been used to study cancer-associated genes. The topic of Dr. Jacks' talk is "Modeling cancer in the mouse." Sara A. Courtneidge, Ph.D. , Director and Professor in the Cell Adhesion and Extracellular Matrix Department at the Burnham In...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...cine was higher than I expected," Hong said. "Many types of alternative medicine have not been tested for s...50 and over. The survey asked about the use of six types of alternative medicine: chiropractor, acupuncture, massage therapy, breathing exercises, herbal med...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...mammography, primarily appear to have altered the types of breast cancer that are being diagnosed most frequently in the United States, as we have found that the number of invasive cases being diagnosed has stabilized, while more cases of in situ breast cancer are being diagnosed," said Li, an assistant m...

Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes

... also associated with an increased risk of various types of cancer. Children and adolescents are becoming more and more obese and are also developing these complications. In the U.S. this has meant that the next and coming generations may be the first in modern history to be sicker and a shorter lifespan...

Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder

...to their own unique stresses and require different types of virtual reality scenarios. Researcher Hunter Hoffman at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Sarah Miyahira of the Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui (Oahu, HI) will work with Raymond Folen at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii to ex...

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

... technique can be readily extended to target other types of cancer or disease processes that have known sur...noparticles are also more biocompatible than other types of optically active nanoparticles, such as quantum dots. Gold is a chemically inert material that is...

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(Date:10/14/2014)... (Oct. 14, 2014)—It,s been millions of years since ... team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life ... airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications ... breathe but to enhance the sense of smell and ... animals," said Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... new kind of stem cell that can become either a ... according to a study published today in the journal ... type contradicts current theory on how organs arise from cell ... of, and future treatment for, liver cancer., Thanks to stem ... being made up of more than 200 cell types. The ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... MA – A team of scientists led by ... (UMMS) and the University of Miami Miller School ... a key genetic pathway underlying bipolar (manic depressive) ... drugs for treating bipolar affective disorder, as well ... The new findings, published online this week in ...
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