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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

... adjusting for tumor size and lymph node status as well as other known factors, such as age, African American women were still more likely to die from their disease. The mortality rate among African American women was calculated to be up to 56 percent higher than whites. This study confirms statistical...

A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart

...ese problems; but this connection is certainly not well known in the radiology community, he said. ...

Patient-centered approach can backfire

... Some patients prefer that style and respond very well to it. But new research at the University of Iowa ... reported their satisfaction with the care and how well they had followed doctors' orders. Christensen, who also holds appointments in internal medicine i...

Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test

...l copyrights on the MESP materials. The MESP, as well as other Mandarin tests being developed through our collaboration, are essential tools in the emerging field of Chinese audiology, said Dr. Soli, vice president of technology transfer, House Ear Institute. The MESP is the House Ear Institutes first ...

DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

...ne, 13, 26, 38 and 50 weeks. BHT-3009 was safe and well tolerated, provided favorable trends on brain MRI ...proteins. This reduction was found in the blood as well as in the cerebrospinal fluid of three patients who voluntarily underwent lumbar puncture after comp...

Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease

...tween smoking and the 10-year incidence of AMD, as well as the possible links between smoking and other common risk factors. The participants answered a food frequency questionnaire and had retinal photos taken at five-year and 10-year follow-up exams. An interviewer-administered questionnaire assessed pa...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...ndition of the buildings interior and exterior, as well as the condition of the furnishings in the building. Neighborhoods were rated based on noise, air quality and the conditions of houses, streets, yards and sidewalks. Broken windows, bad siding on homes, cracks in the sidewalks and nearby industrial ...

Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...ent and former smokers aged 45 years and older, as well as any patient who experiences cough, shortness of breath with exertion, or wheezing, ask their doctor about having a spirometry test performed....

Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

... 40 percent of older adults. Not sleeping well can lead to a number of problems. Older adults who have poor nighttime sleep are more likely to have a depressed mood, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use more over-the-counter or prescription sl...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...dition of the building's interior and exterior, as well as the condition of the furnishings in the building. Neighborhoods and houses then were classified as fair, poor, good or excellent. Housing included both apartments and single-family homes, and housing conditions rated as fair or poor were associate...

New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms

...ne had a decrease in sympathetic nerve activity as well as in all three cardiovascular parameters, which returned to baseline levels measured before administration of cocaine.Dexmedetomidine proved to be more effective than intravenous saline, which was used as a placebo in another group of study particip...

Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function

..., and senior author Craig B. Thompson, MD. It is well known that cells that lack Bax (Bcl-2-associated X...o programmed cell death or apoptosis. What is less well understood, is why lymphocytes missing these key proteins are unable to trigger a strong immune resp...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...rted that they felt more engaged in the workout as well as revitalized and less exhausted after class than did the women in the appearance-oriented classes. The participants in the health-oriented classes reported that they also enjoyed the workout more and would be more likely to take a similar class i...

Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees

... adoptive family, notify the orphanage or home, as well as the adoptive agency. As many international adoptees have no medical history documents, systematic screening for tuberculosis is imperative, not only to the child, but also the adoptive family and the surrounding community, says Long. ...

Stress may leave your mouth a mess

...s and jaw bone due to periodontal diseases. It is well known that periodontal diseases, left untreated, can ultimately lead to bone loss or tooth loss. Individuals with high stress levels tend to increase their bad habits, which can be harmful to periodontal health. They are less attentive to their o...

Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal

...ts. Careful reexamination of research findings, as well as redefinition of safe and effective outcomes, will lead future stent technology in the optimal direction. ...

Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol

... blood levels of PCs and EL activity in humans, as well as genetic variation in their genes, is associated with variation in HDL-C levels and heart disease risk. We hope to identify polymorphisms in the genes for PCs, EL, and its inhibitor that are associated with HDL-C levels, thus supporting that thi...

Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks

... disruptive social consequences of the pandemic as well as those accompanying public health response measures" the authors write. Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, and colleagues assessed the non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented in 43 cities in ...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...mber of channels has a direct correlation with how well the device works." The research has been funded ... interference. The researchers also calculated how well the signals are transmitted through tissue. "We looked at the equivalent of the amount of skin tha...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

...oration between physicians and the hospital worked well to ensure not only that cost savings could be achieved but also that employees received pharmaceuticals that are shown by evidence to be effective....

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(Date:10/14/2014)... study published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6—a ... colon cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers by ... survival of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously considered protective, ... called sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability and prevent ... helps repair DNA damage, which can lead to cancer. ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... leading questions is how to produce enough food to ... Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts ... 40 years to feed a growing global population, and ... in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and ... Current research must tap into our knowledge of how ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... – October 14, 2014 – Scientists from The Scripps ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead an ... hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa. The study aims to ... some patients die, while others survive the inflection. ... the basic mechanism of how Lassa fever virus causes ...
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