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Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...years ago found 28 percent of drivers had it; that compares with about 4 percent in the general population who have the disorder. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more....

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

... and Procurement and Transplantation Network. This compares with five-year survival rates of about 70 percent for heart and liver transplants and about 80 percent for kidney transplants. About 1,000 lung transplants are performed each year in the United States. The high failure rate of lung transplants is ...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

...ause of the effects on day-to-day life." Davidson compares mental practice to physical exercise. "We all know that if an individual works out on a regular basis, that can change cardiovascular health," he says. "In the same way, these data suggest that certain basic mechanisms of the mind, like attention, ca...

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

... type 2 diabetes. It looked at how inhaled insulin compares to injected insulin as a mealtime insulin supplement for patients who are already using injected insulin daily. The report also compared use of inhaled insulin by type 2 diabetes patients who had not previously taken insulin in any form. Inhaled ins...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

...released its eighth annual "Mothers' Index," which compares the well-being of mothers and their children in 140 countries. According to the index, Sweden, Iceland and Norway ranked the highest, while Niger ranked the lowest. The report recommends that countries ensure the well-being of mothers, including pr...

Heart Attack Risk Increased by Unfair Treatment

... category had had a heart attack or angina. This compares with 98 out of 1368 in the "moderate" and 51 out of 567 in the "high" categories. The figures were adjusted to take account of traditional risk factors for heart disease, as well as socioeconomic status, gender, age, chronic job stress unfair treat...

Female Reproductive Function Influenced by Childhood Environment

...ts. Published today in PLoS Medicine, the study compares reproductive hormone levels of groups of Bangladeshi women who migrated at different periods of their life. It finds that women who migrated from Bangladesh to the UK during infancy and early childhood reach puberty earlier, are taller, and have up t...

Where is Our Soul, Asks Michael Moore

...ue to be released in the United States on June 29, compares health care in the United States to that which Islamic militant suspects receive at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. "I think when Americans see this they are not going to focus on Cuba or Fidel Castro," Moore said, referring to the controversy surrounding ...

Shortage of Doctors and Nurses Affects AIDS Treatment in Africa

...hortages are especially acute in rural areas. This compares to 901 nurses and 247 doctors per 100,000 people in the United States. Mpumelelo Mantangana, a nurse at the clinic, says her workload has soared as other nursing staff have left for better-paid jobs in the private sector or abroad. She understands ...

Study Finds Glycerin to Be a Good Source for Cattle Feed

...e're really looking at the energy value and how it compares to corn. When the animal consumes glycerin, it's absorbed, and the glycerin is used to make glucose. Actually, it's like feeding sugar to a cow. Because it's liquid, there are two things we worry about - one, how much can be used in the diet before i...

Australian Children Sleep Less, Perhaps Not Well Monitored

...outh Australia's Dr Jim Dollman. The UniSA study compares the results of two surveys the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey and the 2004 SA Physical Activity Survey that involved about 500 children from the same eight schools. It found that while children woke at roughly the same time in ...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...viously reported to be 26.8 months, a result which compares favorably to the 17 to 22 months median survival r...ase-free survival of approximately 16 months which compares favorably to the 13 months disease-free survival recently reported for gemcitabine adjuvant therapy....

Amrubicin Shows Encouraging Results for Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...landscape for small cell lung cancer." The trial compares Amrubicin and topotecan in patients with ED-SCLC that initially responded to first-line platinum-based therapy but recurred or progressed at least 90 days after completion of first-line treatment. Study participants are randomized 2:1 to receive eith...

Cord Blood Transplant Benefits Blood Cancer Patients

...ransplants. This is the first study that directly compares matched bone marrow, which is currently considered the preferred graft, with matched and mismatched umbilical cord blood. In this study, the investigators compared outcomes of pediatric leukemia patients who received unrelated bone marrow transplan...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

...and analyzed their joint effects. Dr. Maraganore compares the change in method to the difference between gazing at faint stars with a telescope versus looking at the Milky Way with the naked eye. Instead of straining to observe the effects of single DNA variants scattered randomly across the universe of the...

Mailing Pamphlets can Reduce Alcohol Consumption

...,” Dr. Wild said. “By seeing how their alcohol use compares to actual population norms, this can motivate heavy drinkers to re-evaluate their use of alcohol.” A control group of 850 drinkers didn’t receive these materials until the end of the study. All drinkers were contacted six months later to track chan...

HRT Increases Incidence and Deaths from Ovarian Cancer

... cases for every 1,000 women over five years. This compares with 19 cases in women who have never taken HRT. The Million Women Study represents a quarter of all women aged 50 to 64 in the UK. This research involved nearly 950,000 women in that age group. Around a third of the women were taking HRT and a fur...

Genetic Tests to Reveal ‘substance Abuse’ Tendencis

...e data they now have in more detail and see how it compares to findings from other studies. Source-Eurekalert...

Steroid Use Fails to Boost Pregnancy Rates in Infertility Treatments

...f existing medical trials on a topic. The review compares success rates between would-be mothers who took glucocorticoids around the time of embryo implantation and those who did not. All of the women underwent one of two types of assisted reproductive technology. In vitro fertilization (IVF) involves remov...

Scientists Tout New Prostate Cancer Test

... The key, researchers say, is "PSA density," which compares the size of a man's prostate with his levels of a cancer-related protein called prostate-specific antigen. Men with the highest PSA densities were much more likely to later be diagnosed with aggressive cancers than men with lower scores in an Orego...

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