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Signs of Alzheimer's Seen Earlier Than Thought

Second study found that individuals who were informed about their risk weren't devastated WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Giving scientists insight into the origins of a devastating illness, new research suggests that people with a genetic propensity to develop Alzheimer's disea...

Clues to Muscular Dystrophy Seen in Womb

Finding could lead to earlier, more effective treatment: researchers WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News)-- English scientists may have found a way to detect muscular dystrophy in the womb or shortly after birth, giving doctors more time to treat the disease before symptoms develop. ...

Miracle Treatment for Burn Scars as Seen on Today Show Will Also Be Featured on The Insider Tonight

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the feature of the UltraPulse CO2 fractional laser as a Miracle Treatment for Burn Scars on The Today Show , The Insider will also be featuring the treatment tonight, check your local listings for the time. Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns were int...

Breast MRI detects additional 'unsuspected' cancers not seen on mammography or ultrasound

Nearly 20% of patients with recently diagnosed breast cancer had additional malignant tumors found only by MRI, according to a study performed at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. A total of 199 patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer underwent breast MRI. "We found additional, unsuspect...

Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

Black patients more likely to experience complications, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than any other racial group to suffer serious complications after angioplasty and stenting and to require repeat procedures, but the reasons for these w...

Decrease in sense of smell seen in lupus patients

The sense of smell is a complex process of the central nervous system that involves specific areas of the brain. In fact, olfactory dysfunction is seen in various central nervous system disorders that involve immune-mediated mechanisms, such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disea...

Muscle deterioration in patients with lung disease seen connected to CO2

Jerusalem, April 22, 2009 -- Muscle deterioration in patients with lung diseases might be a direct consequence of high carbon dioxide levels in their blood, an international team of researchers headed by Prof. Yosef Gruenbaum of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has found. The incidence of lu...

High Rate of Early Heart Failure Seen in Blacks

Biggest risk factors were hypertension, obesity, study found WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks tend to develop heart failure 20 years earlier than whites, a long-running study shows. "What we found is that [early] heart failure occurs almost exclusively among blacks, an...

Study: Most young violent offenders in two NYC neighborhoods have seen someone killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio More than three-quarters of young violent offenders interviewed in two poverty-stricken New York City neighborhoods had seen someone die in a violent incident, a new study reveals. About half of them (51 percent) had been shot themselves and 78 percent said they had a close frie...

Legal and Ethical Violations Risks Seen Rising, But Not Resources to Control the Risk

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey recently conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) reveals that the declining economy may be increasing the risk of legal and ethics violations in business. In additi...

Women who are perceived as confident in job interviews also seen as lacking social skills

Piscataway, N.J. December 9, 2008 A new study in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds that women who present themselves as confident and ambitious in job interviews are viewed as highly competent but also lacking social skills. Women who present themselves as modest and cooperative, while well...

Dual-head gamma camera increases ability to detect breast tumors not seen on mammography

A dual-headed dedicated gamma camera used during molecular breast imaging (MBI) can accurately detect small breast tumors less than 2 cm in size, according to a study performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. One-hundred fifty patients who had suspicious lesions smaller than 2 cm in size ...

No Drop in I.Q. Seen After Bypass for Child Heart Surgery

Neurological Side Effects Not Found in School-Age Children with Less Complex Heart Defects PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of cardiopulmonary bypass does not cause short-term neurological problems in children and teenagers after surgery for less complex heart defects...

No drop in IQ seen after bypass for child heart surgery

The use of cardiopulmonary bypass does not cause short-term neurological problems in children and teenagers after surgery for less complex heart defects, according to pediatric researchers. The new finding contrasts favorably with previous studies that showed adverse neurological effects after new...

NHPCO Reports Growth in Number of Hospice Patients Served, 1.4 Million, With a Wider Range of Illnesses Seen by Providers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month and in honor of this time of expanded awareness, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization released updated facts and figures about hospice care in the U.S. Statistics Indicate ...

No Definitive Link Seen Between Vytorin and Cancer

Review results are reassuring, one cardiologist says TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds no definitive link between Vytorin and cancer risk, but it also suggests that the cholesterol-lowering drug cannot curb cardiovascular disease. The results of a small study p...

Calif. Nurses Laud Passage of Single-Payer, SB 840, Seen as National Model for Guaranteed Healthcare for All

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee today hailed the California Legislature's passage of a single-payer, expanded Medicare for all, style bill that would guarantee quality health care for all Californians...

Alcohol Advertisements Seen by Youth on TV on the Rise, According to a New Report by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth

12 - 20 Year Olds' Exposure Increased 38% From 2001 - 2007 WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A comprehensive review of television advertising practices by alcohol companies from 2001-2007 finds an increase in youth exposure to alcohol advertising and relatively few industry...

Incidental adrenal masses commonly seen on CT are usually benign; no follow-up needed

Incidental adrenal masses seen on abdominal CT scans of low-risk patients are almost always benign and do not need any imaging follow-up, according to a large study of patients. This finding is significant because incidental adrenal lesions are seen in about 5% of CT examinations, study authors s...

Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on 1 May 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country. On 4 May, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ...

Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Retired National Football League players have an increased risk of heart problems, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. They added that screening for cardiovascular conditions among...

Child obesity seen as fueled by Spanish language tv ads

Spanish-language television is bombarding children with so many fast-food commercials that it may be fueling the rising obesity epidemic among Latino youth, according to research led by pediatricians from the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. Latino children, who make up one-fifth of the U.S. child ...

Boosts in Managed Care Enrollment Seen Across The Board

Aetna and Health Net of California See Big Increases in PPO Enrollment New Data Release of Managed Market Surveyor from HealthLeaders-InterStudy Reveals New Trends in the Ever-Evolving Managed Care Industry NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading p...

Survey points out need for education for primary care physicians on rarely seen cancers

(PHILADELPHIA) Many primary care physicians may lack the necessary knowledge when it comes to recognizing the signs, symptoms and making proper diagnoses in cases of blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma, a recent survey indicates. But co-author Richard Wender, M.D., professor and chair ...

Striking shift seen among newly HIV-infected men regarding partners

New data from six U.S. sites show a dramatic shift by men acutely infected with HIV to choose to have unprotected intercourse only with other HIV-infected partners. While the findings showed condom use was up and the number of partners was down, the most startling effect was seen in men choosi...

Long-term improvement seen with hip replacement

Total hip arthroplasty (THA), or hip replacement, is an effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA), but most studies have only followed patients for up to one year. A new study published in the December issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritiscare )...

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 ...

Key findings for all veterans seen in depression and suicide study

ANN ARBOR, Mich. The largest and most up-to-date study of suicides among depressed veterans provides important new data that may help guide screening and treatment for all veterans. Published online today (Oct. 30), the study finds that the predictors of suicide among veterans in depression t...

Leukocyte reduction seen as significant advance in transfusion medicine

East Hills, NY (Oct. 15, 2007) -- Experts called on government and medical organizations involved in blood transfusion to reverse one of the most serious public health policy errors in the history of transfusion therapy in the United States. Neil Blumberg, M.D. and Joanna M. Heal, M.D., specialis...

Role seen for cannabis in helping to alleviate allergic skin disease

Administering a substance found in the cannabis plant can help the bodys natural protective system alleviate an allergic skin disease (allergic contact dermatitis), an international group of researchers from Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. has found. Allergic contact dermatitis...

Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen

If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified common genetic mutations between type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, suggesting that the two inflammatory disorders may stem from a shared underlying mecha...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

A newly-discovered gene boosts the risk of childhood asthma by as much as 70 percent, according to an investigation into asthma-prone infants in five countries . The culprit gene, called ORMDL3, is located on Chromosome 17, the paper, published online on Wednesday by the British science jou...

Galvus Soon To Be Seen On European Shelves

Galvus, a drug from Novartis AG has been given the green light from the European Medicines Agency. Now open to the European market, Galvus has nevertheless still no access to its American counterpart. The decision by a committee of experts at the European Medicines Agency came soon after ...

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

Just when the experts are happy about the significant improvement in containing the bird flu AUSTRALIAN scientists have reported the discovery of a new virus carried by bats that can cause serious flu-like symptoms in humans. Health and veterinary experts have singled out Indonesia, Egypt ...

Infertility is Seen in Men With SLE

The prognosis for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease that mainly affects women in their reproductive years , has improved recently, prompting a shift toward improving quality of life. For men with SLE, concerns have been raised about their future fertility. However, n...

Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's

A drug tested on lab mice slows and may even halt the progress of Parkinson's, offering the brightest pharmacological hope in decades of rolling back this tragic disease, US researchers report on Sunday. Isradipine, already licensed for treatment for high blood pressure, rejuvenated ageing do...

HIV RNA Level Seen As Little Value In Predicting Treatment

A study in the September 27 issue of JAMA says that initial research indicates that the HIV RNA level in untreated HIV positive patients has little or no effect on CD4 cell count decrease. //This finding may lead to conflicts in opinion as to when antiretroviral therapy must begin. Depletion o...

Improvement Seen in Fetal Survival Following Preeclampsia

Fetal survival following a preeclamptic pregnancy has improved substantially over the last 35 years in Norway, likely due to a reduction in stillbirths// and improvements in clinical management, according to a study in the September 20 issue of JAMA. Preeclampsia (a potentially dangerous condi...

Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer Seen Among Women Infected with Multiple HPV Types

The risk for developing the tissue abnormalities, or lesions, that typically precede cervical cancer is much higher for women infected with multiple genotypes// of the human papillomavirus (HPV) than previously reported, according to a study published in the July issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Bioma...

Alcoholism & Dependence Seen More Commonly In Early Alcohol Drinkers

Early alcohol drinkers, who begin before the age of 14 years are not only more likely to become alcoholics than those who stay away from alcohol until they're 21//, but they also tend to develop dependence on alcohol faster, and face a longer struggle with alcohol throughout their lives. The ...
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