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Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...to be picked up by a mammogram, the patient may be unaware that she is a potential candidate for breast cancer. But to offset this problem, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore headed by Dr. Saraswathi Sukumar, have devised a new method of detecting early stages of breast ...

Benefit of colonoscopy

...d continue throughout life. But many patients seem unaware that they are eligible for a free screen under Medicare arrangements - a telephone poll revealed that 16 per cent did not know if the FOBT was covered, and a further 10 per cent thought it was not covered....

How do patients benefit of clinical trials

... simplified consent form. Some doctors were also unaware that it is future patients who benefit more from a clinical trial. This misunderstanding could be communicated to patients. According to the researchers, doctors have a conflict of interest they want the best for their current patients, but they also...

Warning on radiowave exposure

... We often walk past cellphone base stations, often unaware of their existence. In other words, we are bathed in an invisible 'electrosmog', says Raymond S. Kasevich, an expert on electromagnetic radiation and health writing for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Some evidence shows that ...

Progression of Glaucoma could be controlled with early detection

...early warning signs and many affected patients are unaware they have the disease until it has advanced. And once someone has lost his or her vision from glaucoma, it cannot be regained. Researchers in New York and Sweden, focusing on a previous study called The Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial, conducted a stud...

New way to control hospital infection

... and add to this, nearly 40 percent of doctors are unaware their patients have catheters. He said that a patient has a 5 per cent chance of developing a urinary tract infection, for every additional day a catheter is left in. Dr. Saint concluded that simple ways like having a reminder system, which after tw...

Diabetes could become an epidemic

...It is also estimated that 1m people nationally are unaware they even have it. There is an urgent need to address// prevention of diabetes. As body fat increases the risk of developing diabetes grows. The more fat we have, the less we are able to respond to insulin, causing insulin resistance and glucose into...

HIV Screening May Increase Patient Life Span

...ions each year can be attributed to people who are unaware of their HIV-positive // status. Early identification of HIV is critical. Without treatment, a delay in diagnosis may result in irreversible damage. Two new studies show screening for human immunodeficiency virus is affordable and can prolong life ...

Men tend to deny being overweight

... Campaign. It shows the participants to be grossly unaware of their health risks from carrying excess weight. About 65% of the men who answered the questionnaire had no idea that being overweight can cause cancer while about 75% of the answers showed that men are not aware of physical inactivity increasing t...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

... nervosa are driven to be excessively thin and are unaware of the seriousness of their condition.When you talk of Anorexia Nervosa, many will remember the death of the famous talented singer Karen Carpenter who died in the prime of her youth due to the condition. There are other famous personalities who also...

Overactive brain regions can lead to anorexia nervosa

...ain's basal ganglia is responsible for women being unaware of their conditions even as they suffer from the disorder. Researchers had used positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to find out about the function and the level of activities of brain dopamine receptors. Researchers could only include women wh...

A New Product Offering protection against anthrax

...stions to the products' developer, who said he was unaware that Bio-Germ was being sold, as the products are still being tested. If in the FDAs view Bio-Germ is deemed to be violating the law, it could stop the company selling the products, or refer the matter to federal prosecutors. The Federal Trade Commi...

Scientists Warn Against Food Borne Illnesses

...resented at the meeting said that often people are unaware of the risks involved in having food borne illnesses. A healthy adult is less likely to contract a food borne illness than a young child or an aging grandparent. And a pregnant woman, her fetus, and people battling disease are especially sensitive to...

Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly

...d preventive treatments are unknown—doctors may be unaware of the recommendations for CKD, or patients may lack a single physician coordinating their medical care, said the researchers. Source: Newswise Medindia on Chronic Kidney Disease: Further Information Chronic kidney disease: This is a conditi...

Dissecting Diabetes - Is protein AKT2 the cause of type 2 diabetes?

...bjects in such research it is that most adults are unaware they are becoming glucose intolerant until they are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at their later age. Let us hope that future collaborations between the Yale and University of Pennsylvania research teams will result in further understanding ...

DNA and clones

...internal structure that scientists were previously unaware existed. It also provides clues to how active genes and 'junk DNA' might work together.// "Our genes are not uniformly distributed," said Dr Wendy Walter, head of the research team based at the Medical Research Council Human Genome Unit in US."They ...

Breakthrough in Type II Diabetes

...bjects in such research it is that most adults are unaware they are becoming glucose intolerant until they are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at their later age. Let us hope that future collaborations between the Yale and University of Pennsylvania research teams will result in further understanding ...

Women’s Heart Conditions Are Often Ignore

...still considered a disease of men. Many women are unaware that coronary heart disease is their main killer; their biggest fear is breast cancer, writes the researchers. Even more worrying is the apparent lack of awareness of cardiovascular disease in women among healthcare professionals. Women and men with...

Encephalitis Survivors Face The Risk Of Becoming Disabled

... who has been reduced to bare bones, is apparently unaware of the world around him. "Yes, some mental faculties are bound to have got affected and that is why he does not seem to respond. Our focus was on saving his life and there is not much we can do about the impairment," says Dr Bhupendra Sharma, who s...

A call to epileptic mothers to help reduce birth defects

... in the United States are unplanned, leaving women unaware and unprepared for the potential risks. The Epilepsy Foundation, through an unrestricted education grant from GlaxoSmithKline, has formulated the action plan to empower women to reduce the risks associated with anticonvulsant drugs, and establish a...

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