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New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments
...f the study. We believe we have found an effective way
to personalize cancer therapy. The UVa research team was able to predict the clinical responses of breast cancer patients with treated with commonly used chemotherapies, docetaxel and tamoxifen. The most exciting aspect of this research is that in...
UGA study explains why anti-smoking ads backfire or succeed
...designed for a sustained, multi-year effort. The way
the message is designed is critically important, too. Rather than using an authoritarian approach along the lines of just say no, Paek urges health communicators to emphasize that most youth dont smoke, and for good reasons. Advertising profession...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...ical treatment, as well as a targeted, leak-proof' way
of potentially delivering cells and drugs to a wound or diseased organ. Collaborations with physicians at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del., may lead to future developments for the hydrogels. Schneider recently began working with Dr. Jo...
New study examines effectiveness of tailored health messages
...ng attention to it, says Updegraff. It changes the way
people process health messages These findings can help health practitioners improve their communications with patients....
Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy
...o the brain, block vessels and cause a stroke. One way
of reducing the risk of this occurring is to give drugs that limit the bloods ability to create clots. Two commonly used options are anticoagulants that inhibit the clotting process (e.g. warfarin), and drugs such as aspirin that make blood platelets...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
...us." "Corporate interest in agriculture and the way
agriculture research has been conducted in land grant institutions, with a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as well as fertilizer companies---all have been playing an important role in convincing the public that you ...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
...l threat from every eruption. Although there is no way
ground-based monitoring can be carried out on all volcanoes across the globe, space-based monitoring helps identify the volcanoes presenting the greatest danger. Satellite radar, such as that aboard Envisat and ERS-2, allows scientists to track sm...
Wesley Research Institute study targets pharmacists to help diabetes sufferers
...ts to help people manage their diabetes may be one way
to reduce the burden of Type 2 Diabetes on our health care system, Mr Brand said. Type 2 Diabetes sufferer Ms Deborah Lennon said that being able to access advice from pharmacists would be extremely beneficial in the management of her diabetes. I...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...od flow in the heart muscle, he said. Its the best way
to assess and direct management of heart disease. ...ion. Adding the CT component to PET is a faster way
to produce cardiac images and obtain additional information about coronary calcium deposits due to a...
Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths
...Hib vaccination is a feasible and highly effective way
of preventing death related to Hib pneumonia and meningitis and could save the lives of a significant number of Asian children who die under the age of five. Bangladesh views Hib vaccine as an integral tool in our mission to improve child survival...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
... meet these performance benchmarks would go a long way
toward improving the way
care is delivered and eliminating disparities, say Commonwealth Fund authors. We know the medical...
UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery
...olding of the protein, which becomes toxic in some way
that is not known and has properties similar to mi...Parkinsons diseases, Valentine said. Is there a way
to slow down this process to give the cell more time to eliminate the misfolded proteins in all of t...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
... drinking occurred, and to assess students in this way
for several years. Researchers recruited 3,341 volunteer undergraduates (56% female, 90% non-Hispanic white) at a large Midwestern public university. Precollege paper-and-pencil and web-based surveys administered in the fall and spring semesters a...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...eliefs. While such disclosures seem an important way
to build a personal connection, a University of Ro...ch believing that self-disclosure was an effective way
to encourage patients to say more about what really troubled them. We were hoping to find that phy...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...illion fewer smokers, New York City is leading the way
on tobacco control. There arent many programs that can prevent 80,000 premature deaths this quickly. Ads from the 2006 campaign graphically depicted tobacco smokes effects on the brain, lungs and arteries, showing testimonials from sick and dying ...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...School. Analyzing food security in a more holistic way
will allow us to broaden responses beyond just foo...ts of food aid programming on these markets. One way
to preserve the integrity of markets is to employ the best-practice standards of targeting humanitar...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
...avigator" to help patients and families work their way
through the healthcare system. Diagnosis of diabetes does not automatically lead to self-management education Make a referral for diabetes self-management education a standard component of care. Develop a process for tracking it in the i...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...n to climate change in terms of the impacts to the way
of life of those who live there." The researchers found that this warming and reduced precipitation contribute to a preferential warming of the hottest days of the year. "We found that the hottest days of the year, or the 'hot tail,' warm more th...
Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
...nt could reduce such behaviors and provide a novel way
to target bullying and aggressive behaviors in the school setting," said O'Brien. An SRBD may be a problem in more than 10 percent of children. It occurs when the airway is partially blocked during sleep. The most common example is snoring. The ...
Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
...ekend even without getting on a plane." The best way
for teenagers to prevent late and long sleep on weekends is to ensure that they are getting the required amount of sleep each night. Experts recommend that teenagers get about nine or more hours of sleep each night to achieve good health and optimum...
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