Tag: "years" at medical news
Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic
...emergence" of a clone that caused a pandemic 40-50 years
ago could mean that community acquired MRSA will spread faster and be more widespread than previously expected, warns an international team of researchers who have been studying the bacteria. First isolated in Australia and Canada in 1953, type 80/81...
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...significant because the average patient is only 62 years
old," he says. "So, a 15-year survival is a long t...e. Dr. Zincke points to following patients over 15 years
post-treatment as a strength of the study. "The highest incidence of prostate cancer death is not re...
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
...hould be monitored for rectal cancer starting five years
after treatment." She further advises that men un...r need monitoring for rectal cancer beginning five years
after treatment. This research study was funded by a University of Minnesota Academic Health Center ...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...essively monitored for rectal cancer starting five years
after treatment," said Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, lead...r need monitoring for rectal cancer beginning five years
after treatment. Guidelines of multiple agencies and professional societies underscore the importanc...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
Almost two years
ago, the diabetes arm of the Heart Protection Stud...aily dose of the statin drug simvastatin over five years
reduced the risk of a first nonlethal heart attack by 37 percent and risk of a first nonfatal or fat...
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...deterioration in function, but only in the last 10 years
have researchers found that the brains of schizophrenics are also progressively deteriorating. "People used to think that the deterioration was inevitable, but now we're thinking that if you can prevent the acute episodes of psychosis in schizophren...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
... study groups were limited to adults ages 18 to 65 years
who met a criterion-based mood disorder diagnosis. The meta-analysis demonstrated statistically significant treatment effects for SAD, dawn simulation for SAD and bright light treatment of non-seasonal depression, the report said. "The effect size ...
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
...on has been in use for mammography for a number of years
and, according to the authors, has greatly improved the organization of mammography reports. The BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound was published more recently, and radiologists are only now beginning to gain experience using this lexicon on a daily basi...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
...red form of treatment." The study, which follows years
of debate on the relative merits of cognitive ther...py patients were less likely to relapse in the two years
following the end of treatment. According to the researchers, the return of symptoms might demonstr...
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...s who had not used methamphetamine for one to five years
and 16 recently abstinent methamphetamine users who had not used the drug for one to six months with 13 healthy, non-substance-using controls using a method of brain imaging, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), that allows the visualization...
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...mulation and amount of television watching at four years
of age, with later bullying, reported at ages six ...the number hours of television watched at age four years
is associated with an approximate 25 percent increase in the probability of being described as a bul...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...compared to the regional incidence during the five years
before the program began, and to the incidents of ...ive births during the study period. During the six years
before the study began, 49 cases of abusive head injury were identified, or 41.5 cases per 100,000 l...
AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards
PHILADELPHIA -- A little over twenty years
ago, members of the American Association for Cance... Scholar Awards in Cancer Research program. For 20 years
the AACR has endeavored through this program to reach out to minority predoctoral and postdoctoral s...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...e, which have come on the market in the last 10-15 years
are touted for an improved ability to treat the delusions and hallucinations of schizophrenia without damaging muscle control, Dr. Buckley says. Parkinson-like tremors have been associated with older antipsychotics. "These newer drugs are definitely...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...ng to a review of sports injuries treated over six years
at an academic medical center in Georgia. A review of 2,546 patients under age 19 seen by pediatric neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta between 1996 and 2002 revealed 64 sports-related injuries, 15 of which were golf-related, s...
Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards
...ress (AP) until he retired late last year after 34 years
with the world's oldest and largest news service. After two decades as a science writer and medical editor of AP's Boston bureau, he was named an AP Special Correspondent, a title given to only a handful of AP reporters. Among his many honors, in 2...
Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research
...us. He has been a member of the AACR for nearly 50 years
and has supported the Science Education Awards for college students since 1997. Thanks to Dr. Bardos' support and dedication to the future of cancer research, recipients of the award receive financial support to attend two consecutive Annual Meeting...
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...eed to epidemiological data collected over several years
in this region. The number of cases of meningitis thus appears in synchrony with seasonal climate variations, epidemic onset coinciding with the time when the winter winds are strongest. These results should be useful for the development of epidemiol...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...rticipants free of a second primary cancer after 8 years
of follow-up was similar in both groups of patients. The rate of having a recurrence of the head and neck cancer or a second primary cancer was also higher during supplementation among patients receiving alpha-tocopherol than among patients receiving...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...57 hypertensive U.S. and Canadian patients aged 55 years
or older (35 percent black) with at least 1 other cardiovascular risk factor. Participants took either a CCB (amlodipine), ACE inhibitor (lisinopril), or a thiazide-type diuretic (chlorthalidone). Other medications were added to achieve goal blood pr...
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