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Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

... estimated that more than 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue) in 2007, and that 7,550 Americans will die from it. Alcohol and tobacco use are the most important risk factors for head and...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...om 1993 to 2004, analysing the records of patients diagnosed with the three most common skin cancers. They found that men were 30 per cent more likely to suffer from basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, which affected some 1,444 people a year in Northern Ireland during the study perio...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

... disease, although in life only 47 were clinically diagnosed with probable or possible Alzheimer’s disease. “We know that people can have Alzheimer’s pathology without having symptoms,” says Dallas Anderson, Ph.D., population studies program director in the NIA Neuroscience and Neuopsychology of Aging Prog...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are at double the risk of hav...Type 2 diabetes cohort. All subjects were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and had a mean age of 64 years. After five years of monitoring, stroke incidenc...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

...and adults, Hacker said. "For example, an adult diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukemia may seek medical care because of the extreme fatigue," Hacker said. "Cancer can cause fatigue directly or indirectly by spreading to the bone marrow, causing anemia and by forming toxic substances in the body that inter...

A frown or a smile? Children with autism can't discern

...process that information. That may be why children diagnosed with autism have varying degrees of impairment in communication skills and social interactions and display restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior. “They don’t pick up what’s going on ?they miss the nuances, the body language ...

Traumas like Sept. 11 make brains more reactive to fear

...ngering symptoms that were not severe enough to be diagnosed as a mental disorder. Those with lingering symptoms showed significantly more sensitive emotional reactions in the brain when stimulated by photographs of fearful faces. "Our study suggests that there may be long-term neural correlates of trauma ex...

Risk of lymphoma increases with hepatitis C virus infection

...000 records; 146,394 represented patients who were diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus, while 572,293 represen...007, it is estimated that 71,380 Americans will be diagnosed with some type of lymphoma, which will take 19,730 lives. The researchers note that this study wa...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

... To date, the registry has enrolled 40 patients diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at two major hospitals in Rhode Island over a period of nearly 2½ years. Ninety-five percent were women, and 60 percent experienced some type of stress shortly before coming to the emergency room. The intensity of the st...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...9 men with HIV for more than four years. Most were diagnosed between 1997-1998 at a VA hospital or clinic and b...He is now studying a group of people who are newly diagnosed with HIV in Houston to evaluate the effects of knowledge about the disease socioeconomics, and other...

Heavy multivitamin use may be linked to advanced prostate cancer

...sk. After five years of follow-up, 10,241 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 8,765 with localized cancers and 1,476 with advanced cancers. The researchers found no association between multivitamin use and the risk of localized prostate cancer. But they did find an increased risk of advanced...

Risk of HIV transmission highest early in infection

...nly a small proportion of infected individuals are diagnosed in early infection, thus compounding the difficulties in preventing transmission at that stage of infection. “The early infection stage can be entirely asymptomatic,?Dr. Wainberg added. “This is why people who are recently infected may not know i...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

...ends to gradually worsen—and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Researchers attached a radioactive substance to annexin A5, a protein that binds to dying cells, said Hofstra. They then used nuclear imaging that produces three-dimensional computer-reconstructed images to reveal information about bot...

Researchers identify ovarian cancer biomarkers

... in this disease, where 70 percent of patients are diagnosed after the tumor has grown large or spread. There a...liest stage and 20 percent survival among patients diagnosed with advanced disease. "All the things we could hope for are present with this approach: It has p...

It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds

...ncreasing risk for heart attack or stroke. "Men diagnosed with hypertension probably get a lot of advice on how to change their lifestyle, physical activity, and diet," said Joline Beulens, MSc, the study's lead author. "This study indicates that if they drink alcohol in moderation they may not need to chan...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

...int cartilage restoration procedures. Patients diagnosed with osteochondral injury, or cartilage injury can ask their physicians about the use of allografts or other techniques now available for cartilage restoration. OHSU physicians are involved in several trials to assess the efficacy of these treatments...

RNA splicing factor implicated in ovarian tumor cell growth

...ly is not discovered until its advanced stages. If diagnosed and treated while the cancer is confined to the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is more than 90 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. Unfortunately, only 19 percent of all cases are found in the early stages. One woman in 58 will deve...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

... that primarily affects children and is most often diagnosed before age 1. The disease can often be cured; 97 p...ubtypes of soft tissue sarcomas. The patients were diagnosed between 1914 and 1984 at medical centers in New York and Boston and were followed for an average of ...

Lithium builds gray matter in bipolar brains, UCLA study shows

...) to map the entire surface of the brain in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When the researchers compared the brains of bipolar patients on lithium with those of people without the disorder and those of bipolar patients not on lithium, they found that the volume of gray matter in the brains of thos...

New recommendations against a major opportunistic infection -- cryptococcosis

... Pasteur conducted research in France on patients diagnosed with cryptococcosis which ranks second among fatal.... A vast cohort study was performed on patients diagnosed with cryptococcosis between 1997 and 2001 in France by Françoise Dromer, head of the Molecular Mycol...

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