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NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...e country? The patient navigator concept has been utilized in several communities with different variations and is being implemented in some form or fashion across the country. The Patient Navigator Program is part of a much larger framework of NCI initiatives focused on overcoming cancer health disparities....

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

...d brain pathology that characterizes AD, the study utilized a transgenic mouse model of AD rather than normal mice. The transgenic mice begin to develop AD-like amyloid plaques at around 3 months of age. Initially, young mice (6 weeks or 1 month of age) were placed in cages with or without running wheels for ...

Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds

...had gastric bypass surgery. The surgical technique utilized in all patients involved removal of skin and fat skin from the inner side of the upper arm. The patients' arm lift outcomes were studied an average of 50 months following surgery. These findings will be presented in an abstract at the American Assoc...

Hyperhidrosis and its treatment becoming better understood

...cularly for the underarms. Other treatments may be utilized for excessive sweating on the face, the palms, or soles of the feet.A recent survey suggests that the prevalence of primary hyperhidrosis is 2.8 percent in the U.S. population, 1.4 percent have excessive sweating in the underarms (axillary hyperhidro...

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

... have more work to do before this device is widely utilized in humans, it is an exciting prospect for patients and physicians alike." Evaluation of a New Partially-Automated, Potentially Sedationless Colonoscope (Abstract 562) A concern regarding colonoscopy screening is the discomfort associated with t...

The Gerontological Society of America chooses 2005 Hartford faculty scholars

...iefs and practices of familial caregivers who have utilized hospice care for their care recipient with progressive dementia....

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)

...year study of young adults from ages 19 to 40 that utilized regular follow-up interviews, researchers found a long-term (longitudinal) relationship between asthma and panic in a community sample of 591 men and women. The researchers found that asthma was more strongly associated with panic disorder than with ...

Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD

...disciplinary approach to treatment and surgery was utilized to plan for every conceivable situation to ensure the child remained healthy up until the moment of the transplant. To develop the MSUD transplant protocol, Dr. Mazariegos and a team of experts in genetics, pharmacology, biology, chemistry and other ...

Potent spice works to block growth of melanoma in lab test

...is a member of the ginger family. It has long been utilized in India and other Asian nations for multiple uses: as a food-preservative, a coloring agent, a folk medicine to cleanse the body, and as a spice to flavor food (two to five percent of turmeric is curcumin, for example). While researchers had thought...

New study reports the risk perceptions of natural vs 'medicalized' childbirth

...conducts in-depth interviews with ten couples that utilized natural childbirth means--both in-home and at the hospital. His findings highlight the struggles consumers deal with when approaching childbirth and the risks associated with both natural and "medicalized" childbirth. "The risks singled out by the na...

Low colon cancer screening rates leaves a million New Yorkers at risk

...ad a recent screening test. In contrast, those who utilized preventive care, such as receiving annual flu shots, were more likely to have a screening test within the recommended time interval. Dr. Thorpe and her colleagues conclude, "nearly half of New Yorkers ages 50 and older are not undergoing screening wi...

Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity

... -- are less likely to become overweight. Crossman utilized data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a school-based tool designed to assess the health of adolescents in grades 7 through 12. The study population includes a representative sample of all public and private schools in the Un...

Coffee is number one source of antioxidants

...ts ultimately depends on how they are absorbed and utilized in the body, a process that is still poorly understood, says Vinson, whose study was primarily funded by the American Cocoa Research Institute. The news follows a growing number of reports touting the potential health benefits of drinking coffee. It...

Impact of somatization on health resource usage in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

...omatization on the amount of health care resources utilized by patients with IBS. Somatization is a condition where emotional stressors trigger physical pain without the presence of disease. The new study is published in the October 2005 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. According to Spie...

Most comprehensive USA clinical trial to date shows competing medicated stents work equally well

...nufacturers produce drug-eluting stents, which are utilized in more than 750,000 coronary procedures annually, and study results have varied on whether one brand was more effective than the other. The STENT registry, which now includes approximately 14, 000 patients, is the first of its kind to gather data fr...

Study reveals $20 billion in untapped generic drug savings

...jected in the report. The generic fill rate goals utilized in the study are based on an evaluation of clinical efficacy and market dynamics of branded and generic medications. "We have only scratched the surface in taking advantage of the money-saving potential of clinically sound generic drugs," said Steve ...

Molecular Profiling Institute secures $7.5 million in Series B funding

...r Profiling President and CEO. The funding will be utilized to launch additional molecular tests in the areas of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma and to develop additional assays through collaborations in clinical trials that indicate populations of patients who may best respond to targeted cancer...

Albert Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research to Harvard's Harold F. Dvorak, M.D.

...lved in tumor angiogenesis. His work is now being utilized in very real practical applications, offering hope for angiogenesis-centered treatments to halt and even reverse tumor growth." Published in 1983 in the journal Science, Harold Dvorak, M.D. and his colleagues were the first to show that tumor cells s...

New malaria vaccine shows promise in early clinical trial

...see whether the vaccine could kill parasites] were utilized to assess the quality of the antibody response produced," say Brendan Crabb and James Beeson in an accompanying Perspective. However, they also point out that important questions remain, some of which will only be answered in additional clinical tria...

Columbia study suggests benefits of Zyflamend in the early treatment of prostate cancer

...e adverse cardiovascular effects. The more widely utilized general COX inhibitor, aspirin, is not associated with these negative side effects and, instead, has well-established beneficial effects for individuals with cardiovascular disease. Zyflamend has a biochemical action profile that resembles aspirin m...

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