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More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...dition and now men over the age of 40 years can be screened regularly to detect the cancer. One of the most promising "tumour markers" in medicine was developed over a decade ago to detect prostate cancer and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...the supply. However, potential donors are strictly screened to make sure that the procedure does as little harm as possible to their health. People in need of liver donations include those with livers damaged by hepatitis C, cancer, alcohol consumption or primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and...

Depression and heart failure

...blished and generally have a worse outcome. They screened 357 patients diagnosed with heart failure for depr...ers feel that all heart failure patients should be screened for depression.In order to improve the outcome, these patients are treated with anti-depressants. Ma...

Need for Colon cancer screening

Colon cancer should be screened periodically once in 5 years in older people (above 50).The usual test is the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) which looks for traces of blood shed by a tumour, or the sigmoidoscopy - an examination of the lower colon. According to researchers at the F...

Eating disorder... a survey

...e team, recommends that girls aged 12-14 should be screened for eating disorders, with a particular focus on those who are overweight.The faster somebody with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the better the chances that it will be successful."...

Altering genes through calories

...tricted diet they speculate.Drugs could be rapidly screened for those that reproduce the gene-expression profile of calorie restriction, the team hopes. ...

Genes for Vision discovered

...se - estimated to be one person in 2000 - could be screened for these mutants. The newly identified genetic database could lead to new methods for slowing or staying the course of disease once it occurs. “The more we know about how the genes work, the better we will be able to find ways to treat, and possibly...

Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

... were not recommending at this point that women be screened for presence of the genes involved. "Our data demonstrate that a subgroup of pregnant women with certain genotypes appeared to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effect of cigarette smoke, suggesting an interaction between metabolic genes a...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...`Our study defines one of the problems that can be screened for in embryonic stem cells,'' said Tischfield. The mutation found in the cells ``does not present an insurmountable problem'' in developing ways to use stem cells against disease, he said. ``By knowing what kind of problems that you can find, it a...

Mild Depression may guard aged women

...heir families. During the interviews, researchers screened the subjects for depressive symptoms to determine if they met the criteria for mild depression, meaning symptoms such as occasional sleeping problems or feeling blue but not severe enough to warrant clinical intervention. The study participants' mort...

Research on Celiac Disease in children

...icated that all Type I diabetic children should be screened for CD. He also noted that there was significant risks if diabetes and CD are left untreated, such as delayed puberty, growth failure, osteopenia, osteomalacia, anemia and/or gastrointestinal lymphoma. Dr. Butzner also discussed the effect of oats o...

Lifestyle linked to prostate cancer risk

...ept their weight down, exercise regularly and were screened regularly for signs of the disease had the lowest ...int of sweating at least two times a week, and are screened regularly for prostate cancer. The researchers emphasise that their conclusions are preliminary an...

An Indian Bride with signs of SARS

...rom Jakarta via Singapore for the ceremony. He was screened twice for SARS during the journey. //The man, a cloth merchant based in the Indonesian capital, admitted himself to a hospital in Pune four days after he developed symptoms. He was tested positive for SARS after two tests, and doctors were studying w...

Exercise to Prevent Early Breast Cancer

...00 women in the control group, around 600 had been screened within two years of starting the study. Researchers asked the participants questions about their involvement in activities such as walking, jogging, dancing and swimming to calculate a weekly activity log for each woman. Results of the study show wo...

Screening Newborns Questioned

...tal retardation. Results also show mothers in the screened group reported lower overall stress than those in the clinically identified group. Children with false-positive results were twice as likely to be hospitalized than those with normal results. Mothers of children in the false-positive group also repor...

A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning

...patients who have a seizure after age 60 should be screened for vascular risk factors and treated appropriately. However, specialists say preventive treatments, such as medications, would depend on the patient’s absolute risk of stroke....

Investigations That Help Detect Lung Disease

...re effectively detect early stages of COPD.Doctors screened more than 3,000 patients over 12 weeks. More than 725 patients who took the screening questionnaire reported having signs or symptoms of COPD. Researchers tested 703 of the patients with symptoms and 10 percent of the patients without symptoms. Resu...

A Loving Relationship Found To Improve Heart Health

...h involved 600 patients, average age 60. They were screened three to four days after having a heart attack and were monitored for 12 months to assess their risk of a later heart attack. The researchers studied the degree of intimacy in close relationships rather than the number of contacts.The study revealed ...

Women not Getting Screened Adequately

... and mammogram, might be missing out // on getting screened for the number three cancer killer in women. Researchers say that women might now also need to add colorectal screenings to the list. To compare cancer-screening tests, researchers looked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2001 Beha...

Epilepsy Drugs Found To Lead To Bone Loss

...rs say older women taking epilepsy drugs should be screened for osteoporosis and counseled about the importance of getting enough calcium and taking vitamin D supplements. Researchers also say they are not sure how epilepsy drugs might be leading to bone loss, but they speculate the drugs may impair the body’...

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