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Advanced Prostate Cancer Deadlier in Younger Men

Patients under 44 were three times more likely to die, study finds FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Younger men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer don't live as long as older men facing the same diagnosis, a new study finds. "Overall, young men with prostate cancer do quite ...

Why bladder cancer is deadlier for some

Bladder cancer is much more likely to be deadly for women and African-Americans, but the reasons long believed to explain the phenomenon account for only part of the differences for such patients compared to their white and male counterparts, according to results published in the Jan. 1 issue of t...

Why Bladder Cancer Is Deadlier for Some

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bladder cancer is much more likely to be deadly for women and African-Americans, but the reasons long believed to explain the phenomenon account for only part of the differences for such patients compared to their white and male counterparts, acco...

Lung Cancer May Be Deadlier for Men

Gender is the major socioeconomic factor influencing outcomes, study finds THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely to die from inoperable non-small cell lung cancer than women, U.S. researchers report. In fact, gender is the most important factor influencing overal...

XDR-TB: Deadlier and more mysterious than ever

New research has found that XDR-TB is increasingly common and more deadly than previously known. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a growing public health threat that is only just beginning to be understood by medical and public health officials. Patients with XDR-TB are four...

Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women

Study finds more than 350 common sets of genes in patients under 45 WEDNESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic activity in breast cancer cells from younger patients could explain why tumors tend to more aggressive when they strike at a younger age. "We haven't had a good reason w...

Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows SUNDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- A breast cancer vaccine significantly reduced the risk of recurrence for patients who have a high expression of the protein HER2-neu. This type of breast cancer, representing a...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

... It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Pop star Michael Jackson probably did...

Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential

... But it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief, experts said. The swine flu outbreak could be dying down or it could simply gearing up for a deadlier resurgence in the fall and winter. "It's too early to say," Dumyati said. "At this point, it doesn't look like it has sustained transmission, but ...

Study quantifies racial disparities in cancer mortality rates between blacks and whites

...ectancy than whites, and cancer plays a major role in this disparity. African Americans are more prone to get cancer; they tend to present at a later, deadlier stage; and they have poorer survival rates after diagnosis. But to what extent are each of these three factors responsible for the disparity in ...
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April 16th Congressional Hearing on Hospital Infections

...ess standards. "Restaurants are inspected for cleanliness, but not hospitals, not even operating rooms. The consequences of inadequate hygiene are far deadlier in hospitals than restaurants. 2,500 people die each year after picking up a food borne illness in a restaurant or prepared food store. Over forty tim...
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Cigarette after Valentine snuggle deadlier for some

The proverbial cigarette after a Valentines Day snuggle can prematurely end a love affair, as new evidence emerges that a common defect in a gene significantly increases a smokers risk of an early heart attack. Researchers say that as much as 60 to 70 percent of the population has a gene defect t...

'Good' bacteria could save patients from infection infection by deadlier ones

Can it be that the stress on the use of antiseptics and antibiotics in hospitals is actually putting patients at a greater risk of suffering fatal bacterial infection? Yes, argues Mark Spigelman, a visiting professor at the Sanford F. Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases...

Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds

...acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body. By depleting this substance called arginine, the parasite may trigger a more critical and deadlier phase of the disease. The scientists believe that shedding light on this poorly understood aspect of malaria metabolism has given them new insights...

Seismic images show dinosaur-killing meteor made bigger splash

...water vapor to produce sulfate aerosols. According to Gulick, an increase in the atmospheric concentration of the compounds could have made the impact deadlier in two ways: by altering climate (sulfate aerosols in the upper atmosphere can have a cooling effect) and by generating acid rain (water vapor can hel...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

... especially vulnerable to influenza, whether the ordinary annual variety or deadlier types. The researchers will study how such patients' vaccine responses chan...y new type of virus such as this represents viral shift, and is usually far deadlier because there is no pre-existing immunity in the population. Furthermor...
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Soap and Water May not be Enough to Fight MRSA Superbug

...h CHG for Ongoing Prevention and Protection NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Headlines call MRSA (methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus) deadlier than AIDS, and the media continue to report daily on recent school closings and, in the most extreme cases, student deaths due to this drug-resistant ...
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