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Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary lung cancer (OPLC), are more likely to have localized disease at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However,...

European Consumers Share a High Interest in Healthcare, but Hold Varied Views on Many Health Issues New TNS Healthcare Study Reveals Both Differences and Similarities in Health Views across Europe

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90% of consumers across the five major European markets--the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain-share an interest in health, according to a new study by TNS Healthcare, a Kantar Health Company. European woman are significantly more concerned with health...

Major study highlights weight differences among 3-19 year-olds with type 1 and 2 diabetes

A major study of three to 19 year-olds has provided vital data on the weight problems faced by the growing number of children and young people with type 1 diabetes, which is more prevalent in younger age groups than type 2 diabetes. The findings of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Group, ...

Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) --Cocaine users appear to have less activity in the parts of their brains that monitor behaviors and emotions, a finding that researchers think may make them mo...

Morehead Presents Webinar on "He Said...She Said: How Gender Differences Impact Physician Engagement"

This is Part II of II Part Webinar Series on "How Generation and Gender Impact Physician Engagement" Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 -- Morehead, the human capital research firm, will host a webinar titled "He Said...She Said: How Gender Differences...

DNA differences may influence risk of Hodgkin disease

A new analysis has found that certain variations in genes that repair DNA can affect a person's risk of developing Hodgkin disease. Published in the April 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that differences in these genes should b...

No differences in survival or neonatal outcomes in pregnancy-associated colorectal cancer

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) In one of the first studies to examine maternal and newborn health risks and colorectal cancer, UC Davis researchers have found that women diagnosed with the disease during or shortly after their pregnancies have the same survival as women who have the disease and are not pre...

Ethnic differences found for fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

A new study suggests that the metabolic response to obesity and insulin resistance, particularly as it pertains to the liver, differs among ethnic groups in the U.S. African-Americans are more resistant to the buildup of fat in the abdominal adipose tissue and liver, and to high triglyceride level...

An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction

A paper published online by the journal Circulation on 8 December 2008 concluded that, while men and women have a similar in-hospital death rate following acute myocardial infarction, women with STEMI had an adjusted mortality rate almost twice as high as men (10.2% versus 5.5%). These differenc...

Large health differences between population groups in Norway

There are large health differences between groups of immigrants in Oslo. Compared with Norwegians, the differences are also great. The differences are seen for risk factors and actual diseases. This is shown in a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Five of the largest immigra...

Money motivates doctors to reduce ethnic differences in heart disease treatments

Financial incentives for doctors can improve the management of coronary heart disease (CHD) and reduce ethnic differences in quality of and access to care, according to Dr. Christopher Millett, Consultant in Public Health at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine in London in the UK, and his colleag...

Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Allsup Finds Knowing the Differences Means Savings for People with Disabilities

Pre-existing conditions, high prescription drug costs can limit Medicare benefits for individuals with disabilities Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- One of the longest awaited events for individuals with disabilities is the day they finally become eligible f...

Towson Student Wins Courage Award, Turns Facial Differences Into Positive Tool

Honored at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erin Hope Williams, a Baltimore native born with a rare congenital deformity who turned her differences into a positive teaching tool, will be the proud recipient of the 2008 Patients o...

Researchers find differences in swallowing mechanism of Rett syndrome patients

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found that the reflux and swallowing problems that are common symptoms in patients with Rett syndrome and other neurological impairments, may be caused by a different mechanism than they are in healthy individuals. The finding leave...

Gender differences and heart disease

NEW YORK (July 1, 2008) -- Women may respond less favorably than men to cardiovascular disease (CV) drug-treatments for enlarged heart, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center physician-scientists. For the first time, researchers have uncovered that women derive ...

States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care

Those that have the most access to insurance tend to have healthier children WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of children's health care in America varies widely from state to state, as does their access to insurance and care and the likelihood of living long and healt...

Global study reveals differences in standard of care for osteoporosis across the world

Barcelona, Spain, May 25 2008 In a first-of-its-kind study in osteoporosis, one in four women surveyed from Europe, North America, and Australia reported having one or more bone fractures since the age of 45 years. Among women considered to be at high risk for a fracture, only 26% reported use o...

Depression diversity: Brain studies reveal big differences among individuals

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Depressed people may have far fewer of the receptors for some of the brains feel good stress-response chemicals than non-depressed people, new University of Michigan Depression Center research shows. And even among depressed people, the numbers of these receptors can vary gr...

USC study finds evidence of gender-related differences in development of colon cancer

Los Angeles, April 15, 2008 -- A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) has found evidence that supports gender-related differences in the development and survival of metastatic colon cancer. The study, which will be published in the April 15 issue of the journ...

Report: 'Life And Death' Differences in U.S. Child Well-Being Exist Between Top and Bottom States, Youths Up to Three Times More Likely to Die Before Adulthood in Some Parts of U.S.

The Forgotten 2008 Campaign Issue? "Shocking" Disparities Show That "Geography Matters" for U.S. Children; AZ, SD, NV, AR, SC, TX, OK, NM, MS and LA Identified as 10 Bottom States by Key Child Well-Being Measures WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states of Louisiana ...

Gender differences in language appear biological

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Although researchers have long agreed that girls have superior language abilities than boys, until now no one has clearly provided a biological basis that may account for their differences. For the first time -- and in unambiguous findings -- researchers from Northwestern Un...

New child health data show state-to-state differences in quality of care

A new government survey reveals children with special health care needs, such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and asthma, don't consistently get the care that is federally recommended and that there are vast state-to-state differences. This is the first time standardized data a...

Gene expression differences between Europeans and Africans affect response to drugs, infections

Differences in gene expression levels between people of European versus African ancestry can affect how each group responds to certain drugs or fights off specific infections, report researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Expression Research Laboratory at Affymetrix Inc....

Study finds significant differences in protocols hospitals use to determine brain death

A survey of some of the top hospitals in the country has found that protocols followed to determine brain death differ significantly among those institutions. In the January 22 issue of the journal Neurology, a team of researchers reports finding that brain death protocols at hospitals cited as t...

Use of opioids for pain in ERs on the rise, but racial differences in use still exist

In the last 15 years, use of opioid medications to treat patients with pain-related emergency department visits has improved although white patients were more likely to receive opioids than patients of a different race/ethnicity, according to a study in the January 2 issue of JAMA. In the 1990...

Racial and ethnic differences in the biology of breast cancer tumors

ATLANTA Scientists from the National Cancer Institute are looking into the racial and ethnic differences in the biology of breast cancer tumors and are presenting their findings this week at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Rac...

Genetic and behavioral differences add to prostate cancer disparities

ATLANTA African-American men face an observable disadvantage versus Caucasian men when it comes to prostate cancer survival. Not only is prostate cancer detected later in African Americans, it is often more aggressive and harder to treat. Findings on the social and biological factors influe...

Genetic differences point to ethnic and racial disparities in colorectal cancer risk

ATLANTA Risk of developing colorectal cancer is known to differ across ethnic and racial groups, and now an analysis of 26 studies, involving over 25,000 participants shows that some of these disparities might be explained by distinct patterns of genetic inheritance. A team of researchers, led by...

Survey shows gender differences are factor when surgeons in training choose a subspecialty

CHICAGO (November 9, 2007) A gender difference exists among surgeons who choose a surgical subspecialty, particularly when they evaluate the factors that may influence their career choice, according to results of a new survey published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College ...

Study reveals differences in cancer stage presentation between rural and urban patients

CHICAGO (November 9, 2007) New research published in the November issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that urban colorectal and lung cancer patients present at later stages of disease than rural patients do. This finding is contrary to the common assumption that rural ...

Large VA study finds seasonal differences in blood pressure

ORLANDO, Nov. 5 Fewer people treated for high blood pressure return to normal pressure levels in the winter compared to those treated in the summer, Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers reported at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2007. The five-year study analyzed electronic hea...

No racial differences seen in outcomes after liver transplantation

Minority patients do not necessarily have worse outcomes after liver transplantation. When treated at the same medical centers as Caucasians, they fare just as well. These are the results of a new study in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the ...

Study examines ethnic differences in sleep quality and blood pressure

In the United States, African Americans have higher blood pressure and are at greater risk of hypertension than whites. In addition, African Americans report poorer sleep quality and exhibit a smaller nighttime decrease in blood pressure than whites, a phenomenon called blood pressure dipping. ...

Racial and ethnic differences in colorectal cancer emphasize importance of screening

Philadelphia, PA, October 15, 2007 New research presented at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology emphasizes the importance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among racial and ethnic minorities, who have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer compared ...

Major ORAC Differences Among Top Antioxidant Beverages

POTOMAC, Md., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and nutrition researcher Kimberly Day tested three of the top selling antioxidant drinks on the market to determine if they are delivering the benefits they claim to offer. Ms. Day sent samples of MonaVie, Xango, and Thai-Go to Brunswick Laboratori...

Major differences revealed in how local authorities in the UK support disabled people

Diverse local authority policies and practices throughout the UK are making big differences to the uptake and operation of direct payments a system for supporting people who are receiving community care by enabling them to purchase their own care. New research from the Economic and Social Researc...

Gene Studies of Male-Female Differences Often Flawed

Too often, statistics are weak or unsubstantiated, review finds TUESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Claims of male-female differences in how genes affect disease often lack proper documentation or validation, experts report in the Aug. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associ...

Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

Racial differences in breast cancer survival increase according to stage of disease, a new study finds. Published in the September 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, a retrospective analysis of survival data demonstrates that within each stage, Africa...

Large Geographic Differences in EpiPen Prescriptions in the U. S.

A new study suggests strong variation in the occurrence of anaphylaxis between the northern and southern U.S. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal without treatment with epinephrine. The striking north-south differences in EpiPen prescribing, a marker of anaphylaxis risk, cu...

Individual Differences in Sleep Structure are Biologically Determined

Researchers have long observed significant differences in normal peoples sleep. Some are light sleepers, whereas others sleep deeply. Some fall asleep right away, while others take their time . Such sleeping pattern variability has long been attributed solely to differences in circumstance...
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