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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...ludes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both frequently disabling diseases that affect approximately one million people both in the U.S. and Europe. The conference examined the literature on monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments currently approved by the FDA or likely to be approved in the near fut...

M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...udy suggests that middle-school children play them frequently to release their anger. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Cheryl K. Olson at the Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) Center for Mental Health and Media. As part of the study, researchers analysed a large sample of 1,254 c...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...for over four years. The students were interviewed frequently about smoking and symptoms of addiction. The re...to nicotine builds, the smoker starts fagging more frequently to cope with the symptoms. "While smoking one cigarette will keep withdrawal symptoms away for le...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

...ays the Singapore Cancer Society. It occurs most frequently in men and women above 40 years old, and is more common in Chinese than Malay or Indian. There is no scientific conclusion of the actual cause of gastric cancer, people with family history of gastric cancer, high consumption of smoked and salted f...

Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

...peed or alertness, says Salthouse. Psychologists frequently use tests of vocabulary, word recall, spatial relations, pattern comparison and the like to understand normal function and diagnose impairment. Experts use the scores to differentiate between diagnoses, detect changes in level of functioning or to gi...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...nes for interleukin (IL) 1A and 1B, are found more frequently in patients with lung cancer -- and especially among heavy smokers. The effect was most profound in polymorphisms in IL1B, which is central to the inflammation process, the researchers said. According to Engels, the IL1B protein is an integral part...

Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...ployment, schooling and social life.'' Patients frequently get insufficient treatment after being diagnosed with epilepsy, with proper medication, more than 70 percent of epileptics could be seizure-free, instead of the current 52 percent, Burns said. Michael R. Sperling, M.D., professor of neurology and d...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...he genes for interleukin (IL) 1A and 1B were found frequently in patients with lung cancer and especially among heavy smokers. The genes strong effect on heavy smokers suggested that the inflammatory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke. The effect was most profound in pol...

Reduction in Antidepressant Leads to Suicidal Risks

...Medicaid program. Antidepressant medications are frequently used to treat depression among children and teens, but in 2003 data emerged regarding an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior among young patients taking these drugs, according to background information in the article. In December 2003,...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...ers and members of this pathway are among the most frequently targeted for new cancer drug discovery efforts. The activation of this pathway results in cancer cell growth and cell survival, according to the background information in an article published in an advanced online publication of Nature magazine. ...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...t) or 34 of the affected ears (89 percent) and was frequently moderate or profound. Other less frequent ELSTassociated findings included aural [pertaining to the ear or hearing] fullness, aural pain, facial nerve weakness, and aural pain and facial nerve weakness combined, the authors write. Intralabyrinthi...

Canadian Children Prefer to Eat More Snacks

...oeconomically disadvantaged families and those who frequently ate while watching television. This study demonstrates that a great deal can be gained by expanding nutrition education with respect to moderation and choosing appropriate portion sizes, the researchers write....

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...o are under 50, HCC is seen seven to 10 times more frequently in men. A similar or even more pronounced gender d...rinciple. Bladder cancer, for example, occurs more frequently in males than females, and the differences may be a result of higher IL-6 levels and inflammation in...

Vegas Couples Hope Sevens Will Be Lucky Wedding Day

...nies for decades. Larger resorts and hotels that frequently host weddings designed elaborate marketing campaigns to lure couples to their venues on this historic day. The Little Chapel of the Flowers hosted around 115 weddings Saturday -- more than twice the usual number -- with the final wedding scheduled ...

Food Colour in Sausages, Burgers Could Trigger Cancer

...s from their meat products. However, E128 is still frequently used, particularly in economy sausages and burgers. Under current EU food laws, limited amounts of Red 2G are permitted for use only in certain types of breakfast sausages and burger meat. The EFSA experts said Red 2G was converted in the body in...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...igen (PSA) tests to screen for prostate cancer are frequently performed among patients for whom the PSA test is not shown to be beneficial, and clinicians with certain characteristics are more likely to order such inappropriate screening tests. Most guidelines for clinical practice do not recommend routine PS...

Electronic Medical Records can Pay You Within 16 Months

...author of the study. "Health care providers most frequently cite cost as primary obstacle to adopting an electronic medical records system. And, until this point, evidence supporting a positive return on investment for electronic health records technologies has been largely anecdotal," said Dr. Krusch. The ...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

...men after the treatment go back to the clinic less frequently for follow up check ups or cardiac rehabilitation. Thus they do not have much support and assistance in making the lifestyle changes that are necessary for recovery after a heart attack. The findings confirm a longstanding view that physicians shou...

Meth Users Involved in Violence, Sexual Risk-Taking: Study

...ijuana, and use cocaine, and to drink alcohol more frequently compared to those who had not used crystal meth. Other research is needed about how meth use is related to addiction of other substances." PIRE, or Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, is a national nonprofit public health research instit...

Rounding Up Rodeo Injuries Helps in Prevention

... injuries in pro rodeo to get a better idea of how frequently cowboys around the world are seriously hurt. As of today, says Butterwick, anyone, anywhere in the world can access this database and report a catastrophic injury. By catastrophic we mean life-changing, losing a major organ, paralysis, even death. ...

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