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Early therapy aids eyesight

...as very few significant signs. Doctors are able to detect it only in a detailed eye exam. In this study, doctors recruited 202 patients who had early stage glaucoma in one eye. Around half of the group was treated with medicine and laser to reduce the amount of internal pressure in the eye. The rest of the ...

Life anticipation differences identified

...ll of these factors can be modified. It is easy to detect and treat high blood pressure and, of course, people can try harder to give up smoking. With health policy targetting, lifestyle change and appropriate treatment, gaps in life expectancy could be narrowed....

Inadequate proof to justify routine prostate screen

...While the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test can detect cancer early,// there is controversy over how useful the test really is. The US Preventive Services Task Force has looked into all the research that's been done on PSA and finds that there is insufficient evidence that it improves health outcomes. He...

Fireflies help speed development of new drugs

...Researchers then used a highly sensitive camera to detect the glow in the mice as the cancer cells were destroyed by the drugs which was being tested. Researchers concluded that the results of the study indicated that the glow molecule could aid in faster testing of new drugs for cancer, blood diseases, au...

Less sleep:more risk for heart attack in women

...of the study -- and followed them over 10 years to detect any association between sleep habits and heart attacks. Each had answered questions about sleep duration in 1986, 10 years after the study began. Researchers found that women who sleep five or fewer hours have an 82 percent higher risk of heart attac...

A new way out for heroin addicts

...nd submitted regular urine samples for analysis to detect drug use. Researchers found that three-quarters of those in the first group (i.e. those who received buprenorphine daily) remained in the treatment program one year later compared to none of those in the second group who were given the placebo. Also...

Likely reason which makes analgesics work against Alzheimer's

...ed a marker molecule called FDDNP that was used to detect the presence of plaque. Plaque is a protein deposit in the brain that is the hallmark of the// Alzheimer's disease. The researchers have now used this marker to find out that the analgesics tend to bind themselves to these plaques in the brain and at...

Cervicogenic headache can be identified with a fibromyalgia test

... were administered the fibromyalgia examination to detect the presence or absence of neck pain that might be causing a headache. Researchers found that out of the group of subjects, whose average age was 44.8 years and 43.9 years for men and women respectively, 11 reported no headache, 37 had mild headache,...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...or rising PSA has proven the most effective way to detect recurrent prostate cancer. When imaging techniques have not proven particularly reliable//, the researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine tested 11C-acetate PET scans to determine their sensitivity in identifying recurrent disease...

Avoid travel to Toronto - WHO

...tem can be foolproof for a disease that is hard to detect and easily confused with other ailments in its initial phases....

Hearing loss can be detected by simple screening

...ional ability. There are several reliable tests to detect hearing loss at an early stage.// While most of hearing loss appears to be sensorineural 'nerve deafness' arising from damage to the tiny hair cells in the inner ear, hearing aids do improve outcomes for this kind of deafness. The other causes of hea...

Mammograms better than self-exam

...rs that have grown for two years, while self-exams detect cancer that has been growing for six years.// The society recommends that women in their 20s should be told about the benefits and limitations of the self-examination. Women between 20 to 39 years of age should receive a clinical breast exam every th...

Skin Cancer “Reflection” Detectin

... Now, technology called photonics may help doctors detect skin cancer much sooner. Optical scientists says it works similarly to ultrasound. "When you do ultrasound, you're measuring the time of the sound as you're imaging, where in optics, we're measuring, in a way, the time of the light to go through some...

New Weapon Against Germs

...d Trif, associates with different "receptors" that detect viruses or bacteria on the surfaces of human cells. Trif helps turn these detections of viruses and bacteria into immune system responses that fight the invaders. The study, published in the July 20 issue of Nature, found that Trif is the topmost pro...

Catching Alzheimer’s Disease Earl

... highlights the use of an electrical brain test to detect the disease earlier, which may lead to improved treatment. The test, known as an electrophysiological test, detects impaired memory, which is known to precede the disease.// Researchers found 65 percent of patients with impaired memory would have bee...

Scanning Combo Helps Detect Lung Cancer

... -- the so-called CT and PET scans -- can reliably detect early lung cancer, claims a new European study.// ...combined with selective use of PET can effectively detect early lung cancer," researcher Ugo Pastorino says in a news release. "A more conservative approach t...

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

...illion deaths a year. Since the disease is hard to detect in early and treatable stages, most cases are found only after the cancer has spread. Five year survival rates are low; in Europe, only about 10 percent of patients live that long. Studies have shown CT scans can identify the disease in an early stag...

Screening Cost-Effective for Lung Cancer

... to survival of the patient. While a CT scan //can detect early lung cancer, researchers wanted to determine...economically efficient. Thus a CT scan could help detect lung cancer in its early stages, and now this study shows that screening is a cost-effective option ...

Hidden Disease in Stroke Patients

...tient group needs to be given noninvasive tests to detect the presence of heart disease. Currently, there are no guidelines for doctors to manage heart disease in otherwise healthy patients, who are showing no signs of the disease. The study authors say when it is not obvious whether a stroke was caused by...

Detect masses in the breast

...reening technologies have become regularly used to detect masses in the breast -- many of which turn out to be cancerous.// Once a mass is detected, a biopsy may follow to determine if it is cancerous. Each year, 1.4 million women will need a breast biopsy. Now, doctors have a new way to take a biopsy tha...

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