ESC Press Statement: Young adults visit doctors least at an age when risky behavior peaks
When adolescents graduate to young adulthood, their preventive care tends to fall by the wayside. A recent study has found that young adults are much less likely to use ambulatory or preventive care, even though their mortality rate is more than twice that of adolescents.
Does Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy prevent gastric cancer?
Although it has been demonstrated that Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer, it is still controversial that whether H. pylori eradication therapy is effective in primary prevention of gastric cancer. This is especially important for Yamagata Prefecture, a region of Japan with the second highest incidence of gastric cancer in the world. more
Blackcurrants fight dark circles under eyes
Researchers in Japan have completed an intensive study which highlights the beneficial effects of blackcurrants on dark circles under the eyes. more
HIV vaccine study first to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV
A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVAC(R) HIV and AIDSVAX(R) B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo. more
FDA approves first drug for treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Folotyn (pralatrexate), the first treatment for a form of cancer known as Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (PTCL), an often aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Results from PROSPECT study provide new insight into role of vulnerable plaque in coronary artery disease
Primary results from the groundbreaking PROSPECT (Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree) clinical trial were released this week. PROSPECT is the first prospective natural history study to evaluate the role of vulnerable plaque in unexpected heart attacks and the natural progression of coronary artery disease. more
Sleep loss linked to increase in Alzheimer's plaques
Chronic sleep deprivation in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease makes Alzheimer's brain plaques appear earlier and more often, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report online this week in Science Express.
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