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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

... “This review confirms that high-dose chemotherapy combined with a stem cell transplant can provide a cure for a group of patients with relapsed testicular cancer,” said Rafat Abonour, M.D., associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology and associate dean for clinical research at the ...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

A new study shows that the combined use of two minimally invasive techniquesendobronch...not statistically significant. The safety of the combined procedures was assessed by tracking of complications. One of the primary negative outcomes in bronch...

New Oncogene for Brain Cancer

...igodendroglioma, the researchers found that IGFBP2 combined with platelet-derived growth factor beta (PDGFB) results in a higher-grade form of the cancer than that caused by PDGFB alone. The high-grade tumors formed by the combination were indistinguishable in their shape and brain-invasive behavior from huma...

Pre-packed Sandwiches Saltier Than Crisps

...a problem. However, she cautioned that if it was combined with other things, such as a packet of crisps or biscuits then it could push over the required limit. CASH claims that if the nation reduced its average salt intake to the recommended maximum, it would prevent 70,000 heart attacks and strokes a ye...

Sugary Diet can Be Helpful in Shedding Off Pounds

...w-fat, high-carbohydrate diet (containing sucrose) combined with physical activity achieved the greatest healt...ow-fat, high-carbohydrate, sucrose-containing diet combined with increased exercise can be effective for slimming. The study and its findings appear in the A...

A Spoonful of Sugar can Melt Away the Pounds

...w-fat, high-carbohydrate diet (containing sucrose) combined with physical activity achieved the greatest healt...ow-fat, high-carbohydrate, sucrose-containing diet combined with increased exercise can be effective for slimming. The study and its findings appear in the A...

Penguins Altered Diet When Humans Began Hunting Whales and Seals

...s by more than 90 percent. It's estimated that the combined harvest of seals and whales resulted in more than 150 million tonnes of extra krill each year. Their dietary flexibility demonstrates the penguins' ability to adjust to large ecological changes, but that doesn't mean they'll survive the changes to ...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...dom into two groups. One was given a daily dose of combined hormone therapy (oestrogen and progestogen) and th...omen who had had a hysterectomy were split between combined hormone treatment, oestrogen only and a placebo. All women were monitored for an average of 12 mon...

Screening for Behavioral Health

...ls for screening available. Third, screening, when combined with appropriate treatment, has proven to help patients. There is a growing emphasis on the role of primary care doctors in addressing behavioral health problems, and screening for mental health issues and substance abuse is one important strategy ...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

... blood through them. A drug such as Viagra, with a combined beneficial effect both in the lung arteries and the right ventricle of the heart, offers a significant advantage," Michelakis said. "Viagra is a drug that millions of people take every year, and we've just learned something new and essential about ...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

...hermia proved in phase III study . Hyperthermia, combined with chemotherapy, improves the chances of healing...addition to operative removal of the sarcoma. This combined therapy has been applied already to a large number of patients in advance of surgery. The well resp...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...d man were 1 in 715 and 1 in 1,911, respectively.A combined scan of the heart and aorta had higher LARs, up to 1 in 114 for a 20-year-old woman. The highest organ LARs were for lung cancer and, in younger women, breast cancer. In this study, we observed a marked variation by age, sex, and scan protocol for c...

Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

... standard post-natal lifestyle. However, women who combined exercise and dieting did lose more weight than those with normal care. Returning to body weight gradually after giving birth seems to be important, because women who regain their pre-pregnancy weight within six months have a lower risk of being over...

Chemotherapy Better for Non Small Cell Lung cancer

... trials were available from trial reports and were combined in a meta-analysis. The seven trials involved a total of 988 patients. 'This is currently the best estimate of the effectiveness of this therapy, but is based on a relatively small number of trials and patients,' says lead researcher Sarah Burdett. ...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...ethroid insecticide of the organophosphate family, combined with either a standard repellent, DEET, or with a new-generation synthetic repellent. Both of these mixtures show a strong synergy in the resulting lethal and paralysing effects on the mosquitoes. However, only the association between the insecticide...

Math Model Helps Identify Genes That Attack Hepatitis C Virus

...ed clinical trials which included 400 patients and combined the clinical study with the mathematical model and identified 37 out of 22,000 genes which are key for patient response to interferon treatment. "When we know which genes are responsible for fighting the viruses which attack our liver, we will be a...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

... man were 1 in 715 and 1 in 1,911, respectively. A combined scan of the heart and aorta had higher LARs, up to 1 in 114 for a 20-year-old woman. The highest organ LARs were for lung cancer and, in younger women, breast cancer. In this study, we observed a marked variation by age, sex, and scan protocol for ...

Glaucoma can Be Cured by Oven Cleaner!

...w Seal and colleague Sanku Mallik have effectively combined nanoceria with a compound that blocks the hCAII enzyme, which is involved in producing fluid inside the eye. At around 10 nanometres wide, the nanoceria are the right size and shape to make a way into the cornea. "We hope to have a high concentr...

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Gaining Acceptance in Himachal Pradesh

...nd of doctor. Natural herbs, minerals and metals combined and prepared according to the patients' taste and potency is the benchmark of Tibetan system of medicine. It is based on the theory of five elements Sa (Earth), Chu (Water), Me (Fire), Rlung (Wind) and Nam-mkha (Space) and is very much connected an...

Non-invasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Halves Down's Syndrome Births

...pregnant women with ultrasound early in pregnancy, combined with maternal blood analysis, has reduced the numb...n increased risk of a chromosomal abnormality. The combined screening is carried out at 11 to 14 weeks of gestation. Professor Brndum-Nielsen and her team loo...

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