A special report in the New England Journal of Medicine [1] brings initial analysis of data from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) registries, showing that the incidence of breast cancer in women in the US fell by 6.7% in 2003, and stayed at the same level in 2004. The decrease was evident only in women who were 50 years of age or older, and solely involved cancers that were estrogen receptor-positive. The investigators suggested that a plausible ex...

Rates of infection by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may have peaked in late October, but the pandemic flu virus continues to be a potential source of illness in all age groups, including the elderly, according to a new report by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services.

In its most recent Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report "Testing for H1N1 in America," Quest Diagnostics analyzed results of more than...

Stress levels and cultural considerations affect how much and for what reasons college students exercise, according to research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's 56th Annual Meeting in Seattle.

One study, conducted by Rafer Lutz, Ph.D., found that college-aged women who do not exercise regularly are even less likely to be physically active when under stress. But those with consistent exercise levels accumulate more physical activity when experiencing similar emotion...

Patients keep their kidneys for longer with CellCept - The analysis showed that after three years treatment with CellCept + tacrolimus, kidney survival was 85.9% versus 80.3% with patients taking sirolimus + tacrolimus immunosuppressants. The outcome was even better for higher risk patients with a kidney survival rate of 74.5% vs 57.5%[i]. The new data were presented at the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), Geneva, Switzerland. Previous data have shown that CellCept gives a surv...

Bristol-Myers Squibb today announced that the European Commission has granted Marketing Authorization for NULOJIX® (belatacept), a new biologic agent for the prophylaxis of graft rejection in adult patients receiving a kidney transplant.

Belatacept is the first molecule with a new mechanism of action approved in a decade in kidney transplantation. By acting selectively on the immune system to prevent graft rejection, belatacept helps safeguard renal function, which is increasingly r...

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