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BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...ternational experience shows that presumed consent improves donation rates and we would like to see a public debate on this issue to ascertain the best way forward....

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...nt with the antibody trastuzumab and chemotherapy improves survival in women with operable HER-2 positive breast cancer. At the ESMO Conference Lugano, Issa Dahabreh from the University of Athens reported the results of a meta-analysis of 5 trials involving more than 13,000 women whose breast cancer was am...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...hemotherapy and antibody trastuzumab chemotherapy improves survival in women with operable HER-2 positive breast cancer. Issa Dahabreh from the University of Athens conducted the meta-analysis of 5 trials involving more than 13,000 women whose breast cancer was amenable to surgery, and found that it helps ...

A Role Model Spouse can Pass on Good Health Habits

...ests. "We consistently find that when one spouse improves his or her behaviour, the other spouse is likely to do so as well," said study co-author Tracy Falba, Ph.D. "It isn't clear which spouse drives the change, but it is clear that these things happen together," said Falba, a visiting assistant profes...

Envisat Captured Breath of Volcano

...to track small changes in the Earths movement that improves their ability to predict volcanic eruptions. Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, InSAR for short, involves mathematically combining different radar images, acquired from as near as possible to the same point in space at different times, to cre...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

... by a functional knee brace protects the graft and improves knee stability and function when the patient returns to sport after surgery and rehabilitation, explains Dr. Birmingham. Others believe that the additional support provided by a brace is not necessary. To address this uncertainty, Dr. Birmingham and...

Tumor Blood Flow can Improve Chemotherapy

...ous findings that suggested blocking VEGF at first improves the tumors vasculature, or blood vessel system, by eliminating weak and faulty vessels, while temporarily sparing healthy, normal blood vessels. The investigators reasoned that if they treated tumors with bevacizumab first, the temporarily improved...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

Co-operation between GSF and clinic improves outlook for sarcoma patients: Effectiveness of loc...tudy . Hyperthermia, combined with chemotherapy, improves the chances of healing and survival of patients with low-lying, soft tissue sarcomas. At the Annual...

Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance

... on tests. Alfro says that good nutrition also improves mental and behavioural performance. She adds that obesity, which is a result of eating unhealthy food, not only impacts childrens physical health but also psychosocial health. A study of self reported quality of life in children and adolescents sho...

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...rly show this reduces the incidence of anaemia and improves iron stores in newborns. And, more importantly, these benefits extend beyond the early neonatal period," the Daily Mail quoted her, as saying. Anaemia is a shortage of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin in the blood that causes paleness, tiredness, shortn...

Cost-effective Treatments for Breast Cancer

...fter two to three years of tamoxifen significantly improves disease-free survival compared to tamoxifen alone. Ms. Nancy Risebrough from the HOPE Research Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and Dr. Nicole Mittmann from the HOPE Research Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto ...

New Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatments Found Cost-effective

...after two to three years of tamoxifen considerably improves disease-free survival compared to tamoxifen alone. Ms. Nancy Risebrough from the Hope Research Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and Dr. Nicole Mittmann from the Hope Research Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toront...

Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment

...out treatment-limiting side effects, which in turn improves the ability of stroke patients to perform such essential activities of daily living as dressing themselves, maintaining good personal hygiene, and reaching for and grasping everyday objects. This is the largest long-term study to evaluate repeated ...

Anemia Drug Overused and Could Hasten Death in Some, Say Experts

...d to FDA's satisfaction that it restores vigor and improves quality of life. "There is a fine line between rights of the First Amendment speech and the protection of the American public against false and deceptive advertising," said Richard Pazdur, director of FDA's Office of Oncology Drug Products. "The Am...

Nurturing Our Nurses for Healthcare Par Excellence

...n healthcare. When the morale is high, it directly improves patient outcomes. Caring for our Nurses Plan of Action It is imperative to strike a balance between demand and resources. Excessive workload on the nursing staff is a huge compromise on patient care. Hospital managements need to address th...

Death and Disability from Brain Injury Reduced, Emory Researchers Report

...clerosis. "This is the first therapy exists that improves the outcome of brain injury patients," says Dr. Wright. Emory's researchers designed a clinical trial to assess the promise of progesterone for treatment of TBI. Their three-year pilot study, called ProTECT (which stands for "Progesterone for Traumat...

Angioplasty Reduces Long-term Cardiac Risk in Heart Patients With 'silent' Ischemia

...o determine whether PCI compared with drug therapy improves long-term outcome of asymptomatic patients with silent ischemia after a heart attack. A total of 201 patients with a recent heart attack, silent myocardial ischemia verified by stress imaging, and one- or two-vessel coronary artery disease took par...

Adolescents Brains Fully Develop Between 10-12 Years

...tion. We dont know whether everyones performance improves more slowly in adolescence, or whether some children continue to improve while others do not, or whether our standard tests can measure what really changes in adolescence, she notes. As we follow these children over time, we will have a better unders...

Retinol Lotions Enhances Skin, Reduces Overall Aging

...rst systematic, double-blind study showing that it improves any kind of aging photoaging as well as natural aging, said co-author John J. Voorhees, M.D., the Duncan and Ella Poth Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the U-M Medical School. You can rub it anywhere, and it wi...

Unique Electrical Stimulation Device to Restore Mobility in Stroke Survivors

...the medical centre have also shown that the device improves walking co-ordination, speed and blood flow, and decreases the effort required in walking. "Our patients have been very enthusiastic about this remarkable device, which, together with a comprehensive rehabilitation regimen, has helped them retrain ...

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