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Less Education May Mean Poorer Health

High school dropouts more than twice as prone to illness as college grads, study finds WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- American adults with the least education have the worst health, a new study finds. Almost half of U.S. adults ages 25 to 74 reported being in less than very g...

African-American women still have poorer breast cancer outcomes

CHICAGO (May 4, 2009) New research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that dramatic disparities in breast cancer outcomes continue to exist for African-American women, regardless of the age at which they are diagnosed, extent of the cancer, type ...

Poor sleep quality leads to poorer prognosis after stroke

Stroke victims tend to do worse if they also have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke, according to a study presented April 28, 2009, at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Seattle. Latha Stead, M.D., professor and chair of the Depar...

Hispanics appear to face poorer quality nursing home care

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Nursing homes serving primarily Hispanic residents provided poorer quality care compared to facilities whose patients were mostly white, according to Brown University research. Details were published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Directors As...

Mortality rates higher for heart disease patients in poorer B.C. neighborhoods

Heart disease patients living in poorer areas of B.C. are up to twice as likely to die from chronic diseases than patients living in better-off areas, a University of British Columbia study has found. The research, released this week in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE , found ...

Marital problems lead to poorer outcomes for breast cancer patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio Breast cancer patients who have a poor relationship with their spouse may face a more difficult road to recovery than would other women, according to a new study. Researchers found that, over five years, patients in distressed marriages had higher levels of stress, less physical...

Minorities With Disabilities Report Poorer Health

Overall, 1 in 5 Americans lives with at least one disability, CDC says THURSDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 43 million Americans -- one in five people -- have some type of disability, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And a new CDC study ...

Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier

Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says THURSDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who live in poor neighborhoods are more likely to have sexual intercourse in early adolescence and to have their first sexual experiences with older boys, a Canadian study sa...

Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Low socioeconomic status increases a cancer patient's risk of dying, say U.S. researchers who analyzed data on almost 14,000 breast, prostate and col...

Antidepressants do work in depression while evidence for CBT is poorer say experts

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore (6 May, 2008) A new revision of clinical guidelines to help doctors manage patients with depression has challenged the rationale behind the UK governments policy of rolling out of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for milder depression. Accordin...

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Northern California Cancer Center's First-of-Its-Kind Research Reveals Low Socioeconomic Status Often Equals Poor Chance of Lymphoma Survival

...r risk of follicular lymphoma-related death in poorer neighborhoods may be linked to care required to ...us is "significantly associated with substantially poorer survival" of follicular lymphoma in California. ...d with follicular lymphoma in California, those in poorer neighborhoods had as much as a 37% increased risk ...

Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

...t Loyola University's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, "it always seems to come down to general conclusions that African-Americans may in part have poorer access to quality treatment, may be diagnosed in later stages, and may not have the same standard of care delivered as Caucasian patients, leading to ...

CuraGen Announces Expansion of CR011-vcMMAE Phase II Trial in Advanced Breast Cancer

... with metastatic breast cancer is 2 to 3 years, while patients with "triple-negative" or "basal-like" breast cancer have limited treatment options and poorer outcomes. Therefore, a significant unmet need remains for novel therapeutic approaches for patients with locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer...

CuraGen Updates CR011-vcMMAE Data at ASCO

... with metastatic breast cancer is 2 to 3 years, while patients with "triple-negative" or "basal-like" breast cancer have limited treatment options and poorer outcomes. Therefore, a significant unmet need remains for novel therapeutic approaches for patients with locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer...

FDA Advisory Panel Makes Favorable Recommendation for GlaxoSmithKline and Genmab's ARZERRA(TM) (ofatumumab)

...allenge. Patients who have not responded to current standard therapies, or whose disease has returned following prior treatments, typically experience poorer clinical outcomes such as infections and death. Less than 25 percent of CLL patients who are resistant to current treatments respond to available ther...

CuraGen to Present CR011-vcMMAE Data at ASCO

... with metastatic breast cancer is 2 to 3 years, while patients with "triple-negative" or "basal-like" breast cancer have limited treatment options and poorer outcomes. Therefore, a significant unmet need remains for novel therapeutic approaches for patients with locally advanced and metastatic breast cancer...

Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis

... pregnancy for two to three years -- as that is the most common time for a melanoma to recur. Women with advanced melanoma that has spread have a much poorer prognosis, making their situation more complex. Counseling is necessary to address very serious issues about their survivability." Melanoma Can ...

Rigel Commences Phase 2 Trial of R788 in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

...T-cell variety," said Elliott Grossbard, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer of Rigel. In general, patients with PTCL have a poorer prognosis and fewer treatment options than B-cell lymphoma patients. The standard treatment regimen for PTCL, known as CHOP, fails to provide adequat...

A First-Line Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma that can Increase Overall Survival when Compared with Sutent Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States Than in Europe

...d with Sutent in the first-line setting. Axitinib's data are particularly impressive because patients receiving second-line therapies generally have a poorer prognosis than patients in the first-line setting." About the Report Renal Cell Carcinoma (Metastatic): Axitinib's Improvements in Overal...

When to Have That Joint Replacement?

...y groups wait too long for surgery, study finds LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hispanic and African-American patients tend to have poorer joint function before undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American...
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Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

In the June issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), researchers report their findings from the first-ever study examining the prognostic value of serum HBV DNA levels for patients with liver ca...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...ut in the case of PTN and ALK, the expression data suggest that these are drivers patients with increased expression of these genes had significantly poorer outcomes in an analysis of different, independent studies." Wellstein had also been working on a method to shut off the pathway. Several years ago,...

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may pose neurological risks

...d behavioral properties; the two groups of mice were similar in many respects, though mice in the biopsied group on average had higher body weight and poorer memory in maze tests. To get a more detailed picture of these memory defects, the authors performed a proteomic analysis of adult mouse brains; 36 pr...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

...king, alcohol consumption, parity, and periods of amenorrhea, the researchers found that long-term strenuous activity was consistently associated with poorer performance on all eight of the tests; with statistically significant results on tests of semantic memory, working memory, delayed verbal recall, and ...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

... from ovarian cancer. Women with the most lifetime ovulatory cycles had poorer survival compared with those who had fewer lifetime ovulatory cycles. Robbi...esearchers determined that those with the youngest age at menarche also had poorer survival. After diagnosis of ovarian cancer, participants whose menarche be...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...th prostate cancer to 61 percent higher for ovarian cancer patients. The poorer outcome for African-American cancer patients was supported by separate data...ems to come down to general conclusions that African-Americans in part have poorer access to quality treatment, may be diagnosed in later stages and may not h...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

...n half without loss of yield or grain quality, in the process reducing nitrogen losses by more than 50 percent. At the other extreme are the poorer countries of sub-Saharan Africa, such as Kenya and Malawi. In a 2004 study in west Kenya, co-author Pedro Sanchez and colleagues found that farmers us...

No insurance? No colonoscopy

...equent contributor to F1000 Medicine, writes that the uptake of certain types of screening has been linked to inadequate medical insurance amongst the poorer socio-economic and ethnic groups. Of the several screening modalities currently available, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and fecal occult blood testin...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

...nd get closer. Individuals with greater upper body strength and/or stronger cardiovascular systems waited longer to push the button, while subjects in poorer physical shape gave themselves a greater "margin of safety." The research expands upon previous work showing that women respond to looming sounds s...

Prenatal meth exposure linked to abnormal brain development

...ure reach developmental milestones later than others." Studies have shown that prenatal meth exposure can lead to increased stress and lethargy and poorer quality of movement for infants. "While we don't know how prenatal meth exposure may lead to lower brain diffusion, less diffusion of molecules in...
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Golimumab Phase 3 Data Show Significant Improvement In Physical Function In Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

... functioning, psychological functioning, general health perceptions and role limitations due to physical and emotional problems. Lower scores indicate poorer functioning and well- being. The Biologics License Application (BLA) and Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for golimumab were submitted earl...

Positive SPA Reply From the FDA for TopoTarget's Pivotal Trial With Belinostat in PTCL

...tial treatment with cytotoxic agents, and 5-year survival is less than 30%. T-cell Non Hodkins Lymphomas, to which PTCL belongs, are associated with a poorer outcome and survival compared to the B-cell lymphomas. The primary response rate for all PTCL subtypes remains at less than 60%, with nearly all patie...

New Dual Wavelength X-ray Diffractometer From Oxford Diffraction, Now a Part of Varian, Inc., Allows Increased Throughput for Challenging Single Crystal Analyses

...e chemistry, geology, physics, structural biology and pharmaceutical research. The trend in crystallography is towards the ability to analyze smaller, poorer crystal samples and to increase the speed of sample throughput. The significant improvement in the intensity of X-ray radiation placed on the sample f...

Newsweek International Editions: Highlights And Exclusives, May 19, 2008

...eir names associated with yours," Gross writes. "As the geography of global wealth rapidly shifts -- with rich American institutions becoming suddenly poorer and impressive pockets of wealth bulging around the globe -- naming rights have quickly evolved into what might be considered a new category of export...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BIO, and Bio Ventures for Global Health Invite Proteome Systems' CEO to Speak on TB Diagnostics Solutions At Partnering for Global Health Forum, Washington D.C.

...ent and commercialization of the active TB diagnostic tests. According to the US National Institute of Health, 8 million people worldwide, mostly in poorer countries where HIV is prevalent, develop active TB each year and 3 million die. The other panelists with Dr Harry include: Jan Gheuens, MD, PhD (mo...

Directed self-ordering of organic molecules for electronic devices

...rties at the FET site, but further away from the treated contacts the molecules dry in a more random, helter-skelter arrangement that has dramatically poorer propertieseffectively providing the needed electrical isolation for each device without any additional processing steps. The work is an example of the...

Study Suggests Risperidone Long-Acting Injection Combined with Standard Treatment Helped Delay Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar Disorder

...n occur in any pattern. The course of their illness is characterized by a requirement for more health care resources, more concomitant medications and poorer outcomes.(4) About Risperidone Long-Acting Injection Risperidone long-acting injection is the first and only long-acting, atypical antipsychotic t...

CNCA Exceeds Standards in Nutritional Supplement Quality, Protects Public

...has estimated that one of every four dietary supplements sold are subpotent, contaminated or both. Herbal products, such as Milk Thistle, have an even poorer track record. "The medical experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) were fully aware of the many quality problems in the supplement ind...

UW-Madison Chancellor Wiley Challenges State to Think About Universitys Future

...sh if state investment in higher education stalls. Wiley also believes the university will become less accessible to students from middle-class and poorer backgrounds if tuition continues to rise to replace state taxpayer support. Inexorably higher tuition will price out a talent pool that must be tapped...

Innovative health care takes more than just IT automation

...l reports have proved these new solutions to be promising, others have reported on delayed implementations, low clinician adoption and the delivery of poorer outcomes. While the failure to implement a CPOE system at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles a few years back has been widely publicized, ...
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