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Molecular Flaw Detected in Aggressive Breast Cancers

A molecular flaw that lets loose a particularly aggressive from of breast cancer has been discovered by the researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They suggest that targeting this flaw with selective drugs could help victims of this type of breast cancer. // The team of researchers led b...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

... Strategy targets genetic flaw thought to be key to major form of the disease THURSDAY, July ... Several years ago, this same group of researchers showed that a genetic flaw leads to the overproduction of a certain type of messenger RNA (mRNA) in ce...

Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought

...e cancer but simply makes it easier to diagnose. The study appears in the July 7 issue of Clinical Cancer Research . The Stanford team suspected a flaw in the analysis of data in the 2003 study, rather than a problem with the drug. To test this theory, they analyzed data on 1,304 men who'd had an abno...

Cell Pathway May Be Key to Lung Cancer's Spread

...xpress hope that finding will lead to treatments,, FRIDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've found a major cellular flaw that may drive the rapid spread of relapsed lung cancer. When caught early, lung cancer can often be treated. But most cases are not detected until...

Video: New Online Film Introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM) -- The First Resveratrol-Based Dietary Supplement to Address Both Cellular and Connective Tissue Aging

... about the possibility of slowing the rate of human aging using natural red wine molecules such as resveratrol. But resveratrol pills have an inherent flaw -- they narrowly address cellular aging, which is characterized by shortening of telomeres (end caps on chromosomes), loss of cellular energy produced...

Report Ignores True Value of Chicago Hospitals

...oncluding that hospitals are not meeting their obligations to merit tax-exempt status - is simply wrong. The very title of the report reveals a fatal flaw in CTBA's analysis that infects their entire report. The title sets up the false premise that charity care (i.e. free or discounted care) is the onl...

Health Reform Must Include Health Workforce, AAHC President Tells Congress

...sions, and detailed why the nation is running "out of time" to change course. Wartman argued that current problems are an outgrowth of a systemic flaw in our nation's century-old approach to health workforce policymaking that leaves responsibility for planning and managing the nation's health workfor...

New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition

... that is a leading cause of sudden death in young people. The disease is arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), in which a genetic flaw causes the muscle cells of one of the heart's main pumping centers to be replaced by fatty deposits. The end result can be a sudden loss of regular he...

Patients, Senate, House Members Identify Significant Medicare Savings While Increasing Quality of Patient Care

...on Medicare and Senators Blanche L. Lincoln (D-AR) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-17) today urged Congress to fix a flaw in the Medicare program which forces patients to undergo treatments in institutional settings when it is often unnecessary. The immediate legislative...

Huron Valley Physicians Association to Participate with my1HIE

...vide is a key element of any effort to improve care and reform the whole care process. The absence of that connectivity and coordination is a primary flaw in the current "system," said Dr. Paul Harkaway, MD, President of HVPA. "We are excited about the opportunity to work with our colleagues to use the ...

Building trust, increasing awareness among minorities

...hs, 64 percent said they doubted the ability of their health care provider. Williams said that the findings in Arab and Latina women point out the flaw in blaming all mistrust on the infamous Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male. "Intellectuals in medicine like to link all issues of...

Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive

... replacing ones studied, experts say FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Two traditional nonsurgical methods for correcting the anatomical flaw responsible for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) produce only fair to middling results, a new study shows. Experts also noted that newer proc...

Scientists exploring new compounds to target muscular dystrophy

...cs. The work is the latest in a series of developments in which a Rochester team led by neurologist Charles Thornton, M.D., has shown how a genetic flaw creates the symptoms of myotonic dystrophy, which affects about 35,000 Americans. "This is an important first step toward developing a drug treatm...

Has Hollywood's Diet Obsession Forced the US Government to Take Action?

...ing carefully examined. BDD is a mental disorder in which and individual has an excessive fixation or preoccupation with a slight or imagined physical flaw that results in emotional and social distress. Often there is a fixation on weight loss, dieting, and a belief that one is fat when in fact one may be...

Gene Mutation Tied to Inherited Atrial Fibrillation

...llation may help researchers find better ways to predict, prevent and treat the heart rhythm problem, according to a new report. The mutation -- a flaw in the DNA sequence -- was discovered by Mayo Clinic researchers studying a large family with an inherited form of atrial fibrillation in 11 relatives...

Sperm Donor Fights for His Rights as a Father in U.S. Supreme Court

...th science and reproduction technology and its effects on the changing American family. The U.S. Supreme court now has the opportunity to correct this flaw in our judicial system and protect an important relationship between a loving father and his children." Leving is a nationally renowned litigator, adv...

Antipsychotics Dangerous for Elderly With Dementia

... be hospitalized during the 30 days of follow-up. The study does, however, have its limitations. "It's a carefully done study," Kennedy said. "One flaw is that the [participants] weren't randomly administered antipsychotics. There was some reason they were given an antipsychotic, such as aggression or...

Corticosteroids of Little Use Against Childhood Meningitis

...em. Neither difference was statistically significant, meaning this outcome could have happened by chance. Shah himself pointed out what he saw as a flaw of the study: It did not consider the neurological damage done by meningitis, such as hearing loss. Some studies have indicated that corticosteroid tr...

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes 'Blank Check' Healthcare Ballot Proposal

...and the meaning of these laws would be subject to change over time as different courts alter the meaning of the various definitions." "Another major flaw of this proposal is that it fails to identify the cost of this government mandate or funding mechanism," said Rich Studley, Executive Vice President f...

MedeFile Applauds U.S. Presidential Hopefuls for Advocating Widespread Adoption of Electronic Medical Records

... Company Founder, Chairman and CEO Also Points Out Fundamental flaw That May Undermine Proposed Plans to Achieve this Objective CED...y validating for MedeFile, we maintain a belief that there is a fundamental flaw in these candidates' plans to achieve system-wide adoption of the technolog...

Understanding the have-knots: The role of stress in just about everything

...erceive more threat and react with an increased stress response might seem like some kind perverse joke played by nature or at least a serious design flaw in the brain. But it makes better sense if we take the brain out of its modern, urban, civilized context. The stress response is a necessary respon...

Uninsured Benefit Once They Are Covered by Medicare

...of 65. David Schulke, executive vice president of the nonprofit, nonpartisan American Health Quality Association, said the study highlights a basic flaw in the current system. "There is lasting harm done to the health of people who are uninsured, and they are sicker when they enter the Medicare prog...

Bush proposal for HIV-positive visitors makes a bad rule worse

... Association (HIVMA). Furthermore, it does nothing to address a fundamental flaw in U.S. policy barring people with HIV from entering the United States. ...plying for residency. Furthermore, it does nothing to address a fundamental flaw in U.S. policy barring people with HIV from entering the United States. ...

Distorted self-image due to visual brain glitch, UCLA research finds

... may be able to pinpoint ways that patients brains can be retrained to perceive faces more accurately. Individuals with BDD fixate on an imagined flaw in appearance or a slight physical abnormality. To fix their problem, they tend to pursue plastic surgery -- sometimes repeatedly. They often feel ...

Statement from American Association for Homecare on New York Times Article about Home Oxygen Therapy

...by an additional 19 percent over the next two years because of previous legislation, regardless of congressional action this year. The fundamental flaw in the New York Times article is the dangerously simplistic assumption that oxygen therapy delivered to Medicare patients in their homes should cost t...

Hazards of CT scans overstated

...apolation of those extremely high radiation exposure rates down to the low CT exposures remains very controversial, Boone says. Another significant flaw in the article was the attempt to compare the Japanese bomb victims to patients receiving CT in the US in 2007, Boone says. The article did not corre...

Muscular Dystrophy Treatment Shows Promise

...'s going wrong. This was an attempt to test one of those to see if symptoms could be fixed." Five years ago, Thornton's team showed that a genetic flaw leads to the overproduction of a certain type of messenger RNA (mRNA) in cells, which affects muscle control and other cellular functions. The cur...

Aging heart changes shape, shrinks and loses pumping function too

...ll by 8 milliliters per year, says Lima, an associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute. The flaw in using ratios, he notes, also helped to mask the gradual shrinkage of heart muscle mass. Researchers found that heart muscle mass declined by on av...

New Water-Based Acrylic Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Defeats Heat and Humidity Issue

...62 degrees C) for more than 50 hours, exceeding values of some solvent-based choices. In addition, the product's humidity resistance, which had been a flaw with previous aqueous adhesives, is outstanding, retaining more than 80 percent of its peel after prolonged exposure to moisture under severe conditio...

CCRKBA Backs Sen. Coburn's Opposition to Tenets of H.R. 327

...-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) today agreed with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn that there is a serious flaw in H.R. 327 -- the so-called Joshua Omvig Veterans' Suicide Prevention Act -- that could ultimately prevent military veterans from exercising the Seco...

Hospitals Agree to Pay Fees in Exchange for More Income, but Consumers in the Dark About What They'll be Charged Under Nunez Plan

...law requiring that all Californians buy coverage from private companies without limits on price or guarantees on benefits. FTCR said the fundamental flaw in the debate is focusing on the medical-insurance complex's interests without no attention to how much consumers and workers will be forced to pay fo...

Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

...ice with a particular gene mutation behave much like humans with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), scientists report. The rodents have a genetic flaw that prevents their brain cells from producing a protein called SAPAP3, according to a Duke University Medical Center-led study. SAPAP3 plays an im...

Vitamin E's lack of heart benefit linked to dosage

...edical Center. The findings, published early online in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, suggest that these earlier studies all had a fundamental flaw the doses used werent high enough to have a significant antioxidant effect. In fact, no studies have ever conclusively demonstrated the dose at which...

Babies Cot Dead - Why?

...of a research group that has zeroed in on one of the causes of cot death a flaw in the production of glucose. Elaborating on the challenge in front...cose levels, which exposes them to the risk of SIDS. There appeared to be a flaw in the liver glucose production which could cause blood glucose levels to f...

Study Revises Dynamin's Role in Nerve Cell Function

...chemical repair manual' for the brain and brain cells,' Dr. Ryan explains. 'So, in the future, if we find out that a particular illness is caused by a flaw in dynamin 1 function or proteins that interact with dynamin 1, we'll have answers on hand to help fix that.' Dynamin 1 is one of a family of ...

US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries

... nearly 660 doctors it employs at its three hospitals and 55 offices in the region. Geisinger is trying to address what it views as a fundamental flaw in the typical medical reimbursement system. Under the typical system, missing an antibiotic or giving poor instructions when a patient is relea...

Epogen – Overuse Dangerou

... at risk here. They need to be reassured that the right thing is being done for them.” They have urged the American Medical Association to rectify the flaw of the reimbursement system as it was putting the patient at greater risks. SRM/ ...

The Latest Chatter behind Teeth that Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb!

... the posterior cross bite. Nasal allergies also caused the children to breathe with their mouths open, leaving the tongue to pacify an itch, causing a flaw in what might have been a perfect alignment between the upper and lower jaw. According to Dr. Francisco Vazquez-Nava, lead author of the study, ...

Bottleneck: Similac infant formula off the Shelf

...Similac Infant Formula were off the shelf, after its manufacturer, the well-known Ross Products Division, recalled the product// following a suspected flaw in the bottle. No repercussions after the use of this product has been reported yet; however the company has decided to recall the product in order to...

Rett Syndrome In Men?

...he disease in baby boys was now important. "The common thinking in the past had been that Rett syndrome only affects girls, and that the genetic flaw would be so serious in boys that they would die before birth," Dr Leonard said. "Worldwide there have only been 11 previously established cases i...
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