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New Model Predicts Whether Patients Will Be Free Of Renal Cancer 12 Years After Initial Treatment

11 years ago from Science Daily

Physicians and other researchers have developed a unique statistical model that predicts the probability of a patient being cancer free 12 years after initial surgical treatment.

Improved Foster Care Reduces Risk Of Adult Mental And Physical Illness, Study Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

In the first controlled follow-up study ever to examine the long-term health effects of foster care programs, researchers from Harvard Medical School showed that the extremely high rates of mental...

New Kidney Protein Speeds, Improves Diagnosis Of Failing Kidneys

11 years ago from Science Daily

To tackle the gap between damage, diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury, a unique team of scientists, physicians, and medical students is focusing on a small protein found in...

Obesity And Depression May Be Linked

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research indicates people who are obese may be more likely to become depressed, and people who are depressed may be more likely to become obese. People who are obese...

Exposure Therapy May Help Prevent Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

Exposure-based therapy, in which recent trauma survivors are instructed to relive the troubling event, may be effective in preventing the progression from acute stress disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder, according...

Children's Consumption Of Sugar-sweetened Beverages

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study found that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are an increasingly large part of children and teens' diets. Teens who consume these SSBs drink an average of 356 calories per...

Little response after breast cancer test warning: MD

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A physician who flagged serious problems at a St. John's pathology lab in 2003 was not consulted two years later, when Eastern Health realized its breast cancer testing was flawed.

Drinking Tap Water Disinfected With Chlorine May Harm Fetus, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Drinking water disinfected by chlorine while pregnant may increase the risk of having children with heart problems, cleft palate or major brain defects, according to a new study.

Healthy bacteria found inside chicken eggs

11 years ago from UPI

ATHENS, Ga., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found chickens don't get the intestinal bacteria necessary for good health from the environment, but are born with...

Marijuana can causes brain damage

11 years ago from Science Alert

Long-term cannabis use causes brain abnormalities and psychotic problems equivalent to that of mild trauma in all patients, not just high risk ones, research has found.

Earlier diagnosis giving Alzheimer's a new voice

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Don Hayen has a handy way of deflecting the instant pity that comes when he reveals his Alzheimer's disease: "But I haven't lost my keys all day,"...

Toad Research Could Leapfrog To New Muscle Model

11 years ago from Science Daily

The deceptively simple, remarkably fast feeding action of toads and chameleons offers a new look at how muscles work. This fresh perspective could lead to designing more efficient electric motors,...

Globalization Exposes Food Supply To Unsanitary Practices

11 years ago from Science Daily

As the United States continues to import increasingly more of its food from developing nations, we are putting ourselves at greater risk of foodborne disease because many of these countries...

Vaccine May Double Survival In Patients With Deadly Brain Tumors

11 years ago from Science Daily

A vaccine aimed at inducing immunity to the most common and deadly type of brain tumor may stave off recurrence and more than double survival in patients, according to a...

Treatment Improves Walking Ability Of Parkinson's Patients

11 years ago from Science Daily

The use of electrical impulses to stimulate weak or paralyzed muscles, called functional electrical stimulation, is often used to help stroke or multiple sclerosis patients to walk.

New Approach To Treating Autoimmune Disease Developed

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new approach to treating such autoimmune diseases as irritable bowel syndrome using genetically-engineered regulatory T cells. This approach may be adapted to a number of autoimmune...

Link Between Inflammation, Cancer Confirmed

11 years ago from Science Daily

Chronic inflammation of the intestine or stomach can damage DNA, increasing the risk of cancer, MIT scientists have confirmed. Chronic inflammation accelerated tumor formation in mice lacking the ability to...

Gene therapy involving antibiotics may help patients with Usher syndrome

11 years ago from Biology News Net

A new approach to treating vision loss caused by Type 1 Usher syndrome (USH1), the most common condition affecting both sight and hearing, will be unveiled by a scientist...

Fewer than 1 in 5 patients receive treatment to prevent life-threatening blood clots

11 years ago from Physorg

Fewer than 1 in 5 patients received post-discharge therapy to prevent life-threatening blood clots — venous thrombosis — after hip- or knee-replacement surgery, report Rahme and colleagues in a retrospective...

HK experts use new cocktail to fight H5N1 in mice

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scientists in Hong Kong have used a cocktail of three drugs which appeared to raise the survival rates of mice infected with lethal doses of the...

Genes may determine which smoking cessation treatment works best

11 years ago from Physorg

Kicking the habit may soon become easier for the nation`s 45 million smokers. For the first time, researchers have identified patterns of genes that appear to influence how well individuals...

New method of managing risk in pregnancy leads to healthier newborns, better outcomes for moms

11 years ago from Physorg

An alternative method for obstetric care has led to lower neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission rates, higher uncomplicated vaginal birth (UVB) rates, and a lower mean Adverse Outcome Index...

Doctor who led SARS fight in Toronto dies

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Dr. Sheela Basrur, who became a trusted source of information through the SARS crisis in Toronto in 2003 as the medical officer of health for the City of Toronto, has...

Next-Gen Heart Stents May Feature Toothlike Coating [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

When arteries carrying blood to the heart muscles become blocked, doctors often clear them by performing an angioplasty (inserting a balloon to open the narrowing passageways) and then inserting a...

Gene therapy slows progression of Batten Disease

11 years ago from Physorg

Gene therapy that helps defective brain cells get rid of "garbage" appears both safe and effective at slowing down Batten disease, according to promising findings from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical...

Bush weighs in against Senate climate bill

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- President Bush weighed in Monday against a Senate bill that would require dramatic cuts in climate-changing greenhouse pollution, cautioning senators "to be very careful about running up...

Bill C-51: Targeting natural health products?

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Health Minister Tony Clement says Bill C-51 is about far more than natural health products. It's about prescription drugs, therapeutic devices and about making sure the food supply is safe...

Waiting room gadget may prove to be a life-saver

11 years ago from Science Blog

Injury risk, depressive symptoms and drug and alcohol use are the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality; yet pediatricians often lack the time to screen for these behavioral concerns....