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Article ID: 564841

Comprehensive Cancer Center Celebrates Signing of Act on State-led Screening for Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Signed by the governor May 18, the new measure gives statutory authority for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programs to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Experts say the life-saving practice of expanding proven cancer screening programs benefits everyone, especially the medically under-served and the uninsured.

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21-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564829

CA-125 Change Over Time Shows Promise as Screening Tool for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Evaluating its change over time, CA-125, the protein long-recognized for predicting ovarian cancer recurrence, now shows promise as a screening tool for early-stage disease, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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21-May-2010 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564808

Surgical Procedure Offers New Option for Pediatric Patients with Rare Cancer in Abdomen

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study by a pediatric surgical oncologist from The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital shows that an adult surgery adapted for use in young patients increased the survival of children with rare tumors in the abdomen.

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20-May-2010 11:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564804

Do Endorsements Matter? It Depends, Says UAB Political Communications Expert

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Political endorsements are often ineffective, says University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) political communications expert Larry Powell, Ph.D., co-author of the book Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out.

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20-May-2010 11:15 AM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 564688

Study Examines Hearing Loss, Viagra Use

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research by a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) professor shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Findings published May 18 in Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery indicate a potential for long-term hearing loss following use of Viagra, and possibly following use of other phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) drugs such as Cialis and Levitra, although results on those drugs are inconclusive.

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18-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564631

As College Graduates Hit the Workforce, So Do More Entitlement-Minded Workers

University of New Hampshire

As thousands of Generation Y college graduates flood the workforce this spring, the nation’s employers may want to brace themselves for a new crop of entitlement-minded workers.

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14-May-2010 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 564549

Landmark Study Shows How Size of Fire Crew Influences Saving Lives and Property

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

A landmark study coordinated by NIST is the first to put numbers to the effect of changing the size of fire-fighting crews responding to residential fires.

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13-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564546

NIST Releases Successor to Venerable Handbook of Math Functions

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST has released the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) and its printed companion, the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, the much-anticipated successors to the agency's most widely cited publication of all time.

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13-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 564525

Bone Health for Men

University of North Carolina Health Care System

As men and women age into their 60s, 70s, AND 80s, their bodies gradually lose bone. This decrease in bone density puts both at risk for wrist, spine and hip fractures. While there are current bone density screening guidelines for women, guidelines do not exist for men. University of North Carolina School of Medicine bone researchers are working to change that.

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12-May-2010 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 564471

Cancer: Trapping the Escape Artist

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Cancer uses devious means to evade treatment and survive. One prime example is the way tumors express anti-cell death (anti-apoptotic) proteins to resist chemotherapy and radiation. However, the Pellecchia laboratory at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has made two recent discoveries that may help curb these anti-apoptotic proteins and make current treatments more effective.

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11-May-2010 2:15 PM EDT
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