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Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...spondents said they would actively work with their doctor to identify the proper treatment. The survey also found that 71 percent of women would research the condition on their own in addition to discussing treatment options with their doctor. However, 86 percent were not certain they would know what ques...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...ding just how many migraine sufferers do not see a doctor and are not on a medication to prevent a recurrence,?said Friedman, professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology. “It’s estimated that less than 20 percent of people who should be on preventive treatment receive such treatment. Doctors and patients need ...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

...remedies may one day be just what the 21st century doctor orders. ...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

...y invasive procedure as it takes place. First, the doctor would insert the stainless steel outer stent, whic...sly on the elastic interior of the vein. Next, the doctor would insert the inner stent, surrounded by the porous nylon mesh. The inner stent is made of nitino...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

...shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

HIV survival improves if patients stay in care

...t what about those people who aren't even seeing a doctor regularly" Before this study, we had only a vague understanding of the magnitude of the problem, and we certainly didn't know whether it affected survival." While HIV is now a chronic or lifelong disease, it is one that typically strikes at a rela...

NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis

...e of opportunistic infections. Last year, an NIAID doctor treating children with this disease observed that several of them sustained unexplained rib fractures that he hypothesized could be, like osteoporosis, caused by a loss of bone mineral density. A new study, published online this week, confirms this u...

Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated

...the physician’s attention is important because the doctor may be focused on the patient’s physical complaints and unless prompted by the patient or test results is unlikely to assess the patient’s mental status. "Doctors like to quantify things. We can objectively measure blood pressure, blood sugar or ...

No-scalpel vasectomies by skilled surgeons may speed recovery

...patient considering a no-scalpel vasectomy ask his doctor where he received his training and how many of these surgeries he has done. More studies would help: "Informed patients will benefit from data showing that it is a technique associated with less pain and fewer complications." ...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

...ay fever get an allergy test, either from a family doctor or an allergist. In previous work, she found that ... drop, which lets the allergen enter the body. The doctor and patient then wait for a reaction, which could indicate an allergy. About one out of five part...

Light wine intake is associated with longer life expectancy in men

...d that to reduce your risk you should talk to your doctor about lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure, controlling your weight, getting enough physical activity and following a healthy diet and quit smoking, if you smoke. There is no scientific proof that drinking wine or any other alcoholic beverag...

Mysterious 'neural noise' actually primes brain for peak performance

...language must be essentially the same as the way a doctor reasons out a diagnosis, and right now our lab is pushing hard to find out exactly how that noise makes all these different aspects of being human possible." Pouget's work still has its skeptics, but this, his fourth paper in Nature Neuroscience on...

Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

...ack nearly half a century. Aquavella was the first doctor in the nation to serve a fellowship focused specifically in cornea surgery, in the early 1960s; he served under Dohlman, a leading figure in corneal science. The two physicians have worked together since, with Dohlman developing better artificial cor...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

...ommends making time during the holidays to visit a doctor for a diabetes test. Symptoms include excessive thirst or hunger, dramatic weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination or blurry vision. The holidays also are a perfect time to start getting healthy, she said, offering these tips: Set consistent m...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

... retired Army colonel and hepatologist, which is a doctor who specializes in treating liver disease, has enrolled 90 active-duty servicemembers in her study at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The virus, which affects the U.S. military at similar rates as the civilian population, causes tiny scars to fo...

In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly

...n fact, many elders' desire to perform well during doctor visits make them walk faster than their normal daily paces, masking changes that may be clinically relevant, researchers say. Hayes and her colleagues predict that as healthy elders begin to develop cognitive impairment, they become more variable d...

APS lecturer shows rare video of 'teacher-student' immune cell interactions in live animal

... is the Society's second highest award. A medical doctor who also earned a Ph.D. in neurology and neurosurgery, von Andrian was originally interested in microvascular integrity in the brain. But during a fellowship early in his career, he discovered his interest in the immune system, and made it his life's...

Mystery solved: Gold's power against autoimmune diseases defined

...directly in diseased tissues. In 1890, a German doctor named Robert Koch found that gold effectively killed the bacteria that caused tuberculosis. In the 1930s, based on a widely held but probably erroneous connection at the time between tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis, a French doctor, Jacques For...

Suicide risk does not increase when adults start using antidepressants, study finds

...se drugs, and those people should seek help from a doctor or therapist right away if that happens," says Simon. "But our study showed that on average, the risk of suicide actually goes down after people start taking the antidepressant." Simon agrees with the FDA's recommendations that doctors carefully mo...

Landmark discovery of a Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus receptor

...d as a multi-pigmented skin disease by a Hungarian doctor named Moritz Kaposi in 1872, it was considered to be quite rare--a medical curiosity usually found in particular populations such as older Italian men, transplant patients and young men in certain parts of sub-Saharan Africa. But then at the dawn of ...

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