January 07, 2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
is a general term for the narrowing of the small bronchi, the
smaller airways that carry air to the lungs. The two prime diseases
that make up COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters
How doctors choose to treat
their breast cancer patients -- and whether those treatment choices
follow established recommendations -- may play a larger role in
whether a cancer returns than experts have believed.
Nose May Be Best Place to Screen for MRSA
A new study finds that people
with high levels of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) bacteria in the nose are more likely to have other areas of
the body colonized by MRSA, which can cause potentially fatal
Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical
Making decisions about breast
cancer treatment based on measures of a patient's general
well-being, stress level and ability to enjoy normal life
activities is most effective in clinical trials in which quality of
life is the primary outcome, a new Canadian study shows.