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Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer have surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, English resear...

Social Security Institute Launches the National Obamacare Opt Out (NOOO!) Registry

Today, The Social Security Institute (SSI) announces the launch of the National ObamaCare Opt Out (NOOO!) Registry a patient-centered movement designed to allow individuals to demand that Congress not force them to join a national healthcare system, nor to purchase healthcare coverage against the...

Blacks more likely to opt for life-sustaining measures at end of life

PITTSBURGH, May 28 When faced with a terminal illness, African-American seniors were two times more likely than whites to say they would want life-prolonging treatments, according to a University of Pittsburgh study available online and published in the June issue of the Journal of General Inter...

Survey: Many Older Physicians Plan to Opt Out of Patient Care

Most Would Not Recommend Medicine As A Career IRVING, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In the next one to three years, 48 percent of physicians between the ages of 50 and 65 are planning to retire, seek non-clinical jobs, work part-time, close their practices to new patients, and/or...

Australians Opt for DIY Kits to Test for Diabetes

To visit doctors to check for diabetes? No, thank you, we can do it on our own, Australians seem to be saying increasingly . THOUSANDS of Australian shoppers are turning to supermarket shelves to get the do-it-yourself (DIY) kits. More than 39,000 of them, which measure blood sugar levels, hav...

Survival Rate Better In Men Treated For Prostate Cancer Than Who Opt For ‘Wait And Watch’ Approah

A large study involving 44,000 American men aged 65 to 80 finds that men with prostate cancer treated with surgery// or radiation had about 30 % more chances of survival than men who forego treatment. According to the American Cancer Society estimate, more than 230,000 men in the United State...

British Pupils Opt for Online Tuition from India

In the latest example of growing online interaction between Britain and India, British pupils are paying nearly 10 pounds an hour for online tuition on various subjects from teachers based in India.// More than 3,000 pupils here have been receiving such one-to-one tuition using Internet teleph...

IVF Price To Be Reduced If Women Opt For Egg Sharing Scheme

Women are to be offered reduced price in fertility treatment if they donate eggs for controversial cloning research.// The fertility watchdogs have given permission for a scheme for ‘egg sharing' so as to advance work on human cloning. They have announced that the women who agree for this sch...

NZ To Opt For Folate Fortification Of Bread

New Zealand is close to making it mandatory for food manufacturers to add folate to bread in order to reduce birth defects//. The organisation that monitors food standards in New Zealand is to produce its final assessment on the proposal by next month. Many live births and stillbirths ...

After Weight Reduction People Opt For Special Plastic Surgery to Tone Their Body

Obese patients opt for various surgical body-contouring procedures. This is done on post-bariatric surgery patients. After they lose a significant// amount of weigh their body starts’ sagging hence cosmetic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery is done. Statistics shows that about 22 % of the patients op...

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Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

...to, reviewed studies that demonstrate mixed results when examining whether or not estrogen improves the appearance of the skin and why patients should opt for tried-and-true cosmetic therapies instead. "Based on the research conducted thus far, it does not appear that topical or oral estrogens are...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

...s emphasizes mind-body connection and breath control to build strength, endurance and flexibility, particularly in the trunk muscles. Many women opt for Pilates because it can provide a nicely toned look without adding bulk. Practiced regularly, Pilates can assist with weight loss and help alleviat...

Back to Normal: Surgery Improves Outcomes for Spine Patients

... New study finds patients who opt for surgery have decreased pain, increased function ROSEMONT, Ill., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the spine disease called dege...

Oxford BioTherapeutics and GlaxoSmithKline Form Strategic Alliance to Develop Novel Cancer Therapeutic Antibodies

...o clinical proof of concept and single-digit royalties on worldwide sales of marketed GSK antibody products aimed at OBT targets. Furthermore, OBT may opt to carry forward the OBT or GSK collaboration programs that GSK chooses not to develop further. The alliance integrates OBT's expertise in the ...

Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries

...rding to data being presented at the 21st annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET). Every year, about one million Americans opt for angioplasty over bypass surgery to open their blocked arteries. New data suggests that beginning the angioplasty procedure by entering through the...

Bradmer reports progression free survival data from previous Phase II glioblastoma multiforme trials

...GBM to our knowledge. This is compelling because of recent inquiries from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which suggested that Bradmer may opt to evaluate sensitivities around the merits and use of PFS as an additional interim marker of prognostic benefit," said Dr. Alan M. Ezrin, President a...

NxStage(R) to Recognize Several Key Milestones at American Society of Nephrology's Renal Week 2007

...ve shown that when patients are educated about home modalities and given the choice of doing dialysis in the comfort of their own homes, many patients opt for that alternative. We look forward to results from studies presented at this upcoming Renal Week that will grow the body of knowledge and support b...

MRI Detects Cancers in the Opposite Breast of Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

...y gives us a clearer indication that if an MRI of the opposite breast is negative, women diagnosed with cancer in only one breast can more confidently opt against having a double, or bilateral, mastectomy," said NCI Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D. "We can now identify the vast majority of contralate...

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Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

PHILADELPHIA Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their cancer risk, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Women...

Noise pollution negatively affects woodland bird communities, says CU-Boulder study

...for the fate of ecological communities situated amid growing urban clamor. The study also is the first to indicate that at least a few bird species opt for noisy areas over quiet ones, perhaps because of their vocalization pitches, a reduction in nest predators and less competition from other songbird...

No insurance? No colonoscopy

...omi draws attention to the high prevalence of 'flat' colonic lesions since some screening methods are less likely to detect flat lesions, patients who opt for these modalities (e.g. for financial reasons) could be at risk of lesions being missed. One study cited in Inadomi's report found that "African...

Aussie meat ants may be invasive cane toad's Achilles' heel

...ogs and toads were most active, where they chose to live, and how good the frogs and toads were at escaping attacking meat ants. They found cane toads opt to live in open microhabitats and are active during the day, patterns that match those of meat ants. By contrast, native frogs are nocturnal and are s...

Engineering bouncing babies, 1 at a time

...ctices for women of all shapes and sizes." Avoiding Multiple Birth Dangers To increase the chances of a successful IVF implantation, women can opt for three or more viable embryos to be implanted in the womb during one cycle. Many, emotionally and financially exhausted, take this chance even if i...

A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the 'review nightmare'

...iology is today embarking on an experimental policy of allowing authors to opt out of re-review in an effort to dramatically speed up the publication proc...hey wish the referees to look at their manuscripts again. Where authors opt out of re-review their responses and the editors will carefully scrutinize ...

Attitudes towards assisted reproduction and preimplantation genetic diagnosis

... we can observe highly significant differences between the countries surveyed as regards the first two options: Countries where the majority would opt for assisted reproduction in a case of infertility: the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Denmark, Israel, and the Czech Republic. In Spain too, this optio...

Natural childbirth linked to stronger baby bonding than C-sections

..." said Swain. "There are plenty of good reasons for cesarean sections, and we would not want our work to be misinterpreted as proving that mothers who opt for c-sections are destined for trouble. On the contrary, we hope to provoke support from family and perhaps health professionals after C-sections. In...

Ecological Society of America criticizes administration's overhaul of the Endangered Species Act

...heir proposed projects. The administration now claims that agencies possess the expertise to judge the potential risks of their own projects and could opt to forgo the consultation. The Bush proposal would present a conflict of interest, erasing the distinction between scientific review and politics. ...

Carnegie Mellon urges industry to broaden carbon footprint calculations

...sions, including the entire supply chain of goods and services. In practice, most companies reporting their greenhouse gas emissions opt to use only tier one or the tier two boundary. To put the implications of this boundary decision into context, Carnegie Mellon researchers H. Scott Ma...

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iSource Networks Partners with inVentiv Health to Develop New Technology Platform for Reaching Healthcare Consumers

...rce Networks. "Yet, when presented with an opportunity to request information from a healthcare source by registering online, 70 percent of users will opt out rather than share their personal information. iSource Networks is intently focused on developing a solution to fulfill the need for truly personal...

Under the Microscope: 'Micro IVF'

...s. "My biggest fear is that this procedure will be misused by couples and patients who require conventional IVF, but because of the economy they opt for the lower price and subsequently, the lower chance of success. It worries me that in order to try to save money, patients may fall for a 'gimmick...

Atherotech to Exhibit its VAP(R) Cholesterol Test at Internal Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia

...ble ranges of the standard cholesterol test (i.e. those with triglycerides > 150, HDL < 40, LDL >130, total cholesterol > 200) should also opt for the more detailed VAP Test. The VAP Test is available nationwide and is covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid...

Human Genome Sciences and Morphotek(R), Inc. Announce Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize Antibodies for Oncology and Immunology

...ologies, and conducting early preclinical proof of concept studies. With respect to each antibody candidate, HGS and Morphotek will have the right to opt in to participate in development and commercialization. Under certain circumstances, HGS and Morphotek may share research and development, manufacturi...

Atherotech to Exhibit the VAP(R) Cholesterol Test at ACC.09 in Orlando

...ble ranges of the standard cholesterol test (i.e. those with triglycerides > 150, HDL < 40, LDL >130, total cholesterol > 200) should also opt for the more detailed VAP Test. The VAP Test is available nationwide and is covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid. F...

Atherotech Announces Addition of ApoAI Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Marker to VAP(R) Test

...le ranges of the standard cholesterol test (i.e. those with Triglycerides > 150, HDL < 40, LDL > 130, Total Cholesterol > 200) should also opt for the more detailed VAP Test. The VAP Test reports 20 separate components of blood cholesterol as opposed to four in a standard cholesterol te...

Amoena Helps Women Re-shape Their Lives After Breast Cancer Surgery

...ze that women will find that their choices and needs may change over several weeks, months and even years following their breast surgery, whether they opt for immediate reconstruction, lumpectomy or mastectomy," said Beth Hohl, product manager for Amoena ( http://www.us.amoena.com ), the worldwide lead...

Biopure Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results

...t approval for a study entitled "Restore Effective SUrvival in Shock" (RESUS) to be conducted in the U.S. with community notification and the right to opt out rather than individual patient consent. The NMRC has proposed subsequently a similar protocol for military casualties in the field called Op RESUS...

Better business decisions with real-time data

...es Kenilworth Square Apartments, the appliances operate on real-time. Residents can go online to check which washers and dryers are available, and can opt to receive an e-mail message when a machines cycle is finished. The company that maintains the machines monitors them via the Internet. Time may we...

Atherotech to Exhibit the VAP Test at Internal Medicine 2008

...core within the desirable ranges of the standard cholesterol test (i.e. those with Triglycerides > 150, HDL 130, Total Cholesterol > 200) should also opt for the more detailed VAP Test. The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test (Atherotech, Inc.) is the only commercially available advanced lipid profile that routin...

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