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Only 5 percent of cancer research funds are spent on metastases, yet it kills 90 percent of all cancer patients

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) On average, about 5 percent of total cancer research funding is spent on investigating metastases (the spread of cancer cells around the body) in Europe, yet metastatic disease is the direct or indirect cause of 90 percent of all cancer...

Making enough red blood cells

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Two small molecules ensure enough red blood cells are produced, scientists at EMBL Monterotondo and EMBL-EBI found in a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Alcohol consumption in Portugal: The burden of disease

June 1, 2010 4:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) Portugal is currently ranked eighth in the world in alcohol consumption. A new study has examined the costs that alcohol consumption has on Portugal's health system. Findings show that roughly 3.8 percent of deaths are attributable to alcohol.

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Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine

June 1, 2010 4:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Physicians) Below is information about three articles and one clinical observation being published in the June 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for articles as sources of information. Annals of Internal...

Lack of private insurance contribute to higher deaths among black heart transplant patients

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Transplant surgeons at Johns Hopkins who have reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients say that it is not simply racial differences, but rather flaws in the health care system, along with type of insurance and...

Hopes for breast cancer vaccine

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by BBC | News | Comments

US scientists say they have developed a vaccine which prevents breast cancer in mice. and they plan trials in humans.

Pivotal data for the investigational treatment PSD502 for primary premature ejaculation

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(HealthStar PR) Data summarizing the results of two pivotal studies of the investigational new drug, PSD502, a topical metered dose spray being developed for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation. These data were presented at the 2010 American Urological Association Annual...

Research finds surgery outperforms drug therapy in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

May 29, 2010 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) A 17-year-long community study looking at symptoms of enlarged prostate in over 2,000 men age 40 to 79 years suggests that surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia offers more relief from incontinence and obstruction symptoms than treatment from drug-based therapy,...

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Woman in 'forced' surgery ruling

May 27, 2010 3:44 am | by BBC | News | Comments

A cancer patient with a hospital phobia should be forced to undergo a life-saving operation if necessary, a judge rules.

Wireless patients

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could allow health-care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering...

Hey Jude: Get that song out my head!

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Some 98-99 percent of the population has, at some point, been "infected" with a song they just can't seem to shake off. This common phenomenon has rarely been researched, until Andreane McNally-Gagnon, a Ph.D. student at the University of Montreal...

Births to older mothers 'trebled'

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by BBC | News | Comments

The number of births to older mothers in England and Wales almost trebled in 20 years and is continuing to rise, figures show.

Media arrangements for the International Congress on Obesity

May 26, 2010 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Obesity) Media arrangements for the 11th International Congress on Obesity are now available.

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Busy lifestyles make us scrimp on brushing, say researchers

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | by BBC | News | Comments

One in three adults in the UK do not brush their teeth for a recommended full two minutes per day, experts believe.

9/11 'link' to male foetus deaths

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | by BBC | News | Comments

Stress caused by the 9/11 attacks may have led to an increase in miscarriages of male foetuses, US researchers say.

Premature births 'down to genes'

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | by BBC | News | Comments

Premature birth risk is genetic, researchers suspect after finding early births tend to run in families.

Blood flows differently through the brains of schizophrenic patients

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers in Germany have used a magnetic resonance imaging technique called continuous arterial spin labeling to map cerebral blood flow patterns in schizophrenic patients quickly and without using radiation or contrast agents.

Elsevier and Peking University Health Science Center develop new China online CME service

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products, tools and services, announced a new initiative for the Chinese market which involves the establishment of a strategic cooperation with Peking University Health Science Center...

Killed by cold: Heart and stroke deaths peak in winter

May 26, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Queensland University of Technology) Rates of cardiovascular disease increase dramatically in Australian winters because many people don't know how to rug up against the cold, a Queensland University of Technology seasonal researcher has found.

New pathway to cheap insulin

May 26, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) In a German-Indo collaboration, researchers from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany, have now developed a new method to cheaply produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes. The group's results...

Lack of exercise key to increased BMI in children

May 26, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Sugar Bureau) A new independent study of scientific research has revealed that, contrary to the widely held hypothesis, dietary sugars are not the driving factor behind rising body mass index levels in children in Great Britain.

Brain volume found to change following weight gain in adults with anorexia

May 26, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A team of American psychologists and neuroscientists have found that adult brain volume, which can be reduced by Anorexia Nervosa, can be regained. The research, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, revealed that through specialist treatment...

UK woman has sextuplets

May 21, 2010 2:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

A 31-year-old woman is recovering after giving birth to sextuplets at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxfordshire.

Can eGFR be a routine preoperative renal function test?

May 20, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from Japan evaluated the validity of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as a preoperative renal function parameter in patients with gastric cancer. Their study showed that eGFR was as equally reliable as creatinine...

Synthetic eye prosthesis

May 20, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Donor corneas are a rarity: in Germany alone, each year roughly 7,000 patients wait for that minuscule piece of tissue. An implant made of plastic may soon offer patients -- especially those facing their last resort -- with the chance to see again.

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