Tag: "intervention" at biology news
Can female adult obesity be stopped at birth?
...xtremely important, thereby presenting avenues for intervention
before the adult onset of altered eating behavior and phenotype. The researchers also conclude that postnatal exogenous administration of NPY causes central and peripheral changes. The central effect consists of a direct suppression of endogenous hy...
Blood tests identify patients on dialysis at high risk for death from cardiovascular disease
...arlier treatment for coronary disease. "This early intervention
may correct a problem before there is irreversible damage." There has been confusion in the past over the interpretation of troponin tests in patients undergoing dialysis. "Clinicians weren't sure what to make of results that suggested the presen...
Strategies to boost womens multivitamin use fall short
...in a group of 3,438 Kaiser Permanente members. One intervention
relied on physicians and other health care profess...g of staff and repeated reminders from a full-time intervention
coordinator to implement the interventions, half of the physicians and other health care professiona...
Development of prostate drug based on UT Southwestern research
... and to significantly reduce the need for surgical intervention
and the risk of acute urinary retention. "The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial is the culmination of several decades of work demonstrating the importance of the 5-alpha reductase enzymes and the genetic or medically induced absence thereof in the dev...
Water treatment reduces risk of Legionnaires'
...at monochloramine may be the first community-based intervention
strategy for the control of Legionnaires' disease. Additional studies are needed to confirm these findings and to ensure that the use of monochloramine for water treatment does not cause other unanticipated problems, says Fields....
Study shows ulcerative colitis patients achieve remission with probiotic composition VSL#3
...ment. Within twelve months following the surgical intervention
and pouch formation, up to 37 percent of patients experience pouchitis, a syndrome characterized by increased stool frequency and fluidity, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramping, incontinence, and fever. The lead study published in the May 2003 edit...
Early diagnosis of Usher syndrome type 1 made possible by new findings
...Jewish individuals, means there are diagnostic and intervention
strategies that can be helpful in ameliorating th...g, and genetic counseling all will lead to earlier intervention
for a child who will be challenged by hearing loss and progressive blindness, while he or she can st...
Health benefits of training mothers in developing countries to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months
...ility, effectiveness, and safety of an educational intervention
to promote exclusive breastfeeding for this length...ths of this training were randomly allocated to an intervention
or control group. Exclusive breastfeeding rates were higher (79%) for mothers given counseling comp...
New study finds yogurt may help burn body fat
...position was assessed before and after the 12-week intervention
by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). "Not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight--the average weight loss was 13 pounds--they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass," Zemel said. "This is a critica...
New method for predicting prostate cancer and the risk for metastasis
...of the body. Once a metastatic cancer has spread, intervention
to save the patient's life is severely compromised. These new findings were obtained using a technique developed in Malins' laboratory combining highly sensitive and discriminating Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy with statistical analysis. ...
UNC scientists find important new clue to puzzle of addictive behavior
...ine addiction in humans would be a pharmacological intervention
targeted at reducing 'cue-evoked craving' for the drug," she said. "Our results indicate that real time increases in dopamine may play a critical role in this process and should be considered in any drug therapy for cocaine addicts." More than 20 y...
A derivative of the green tea leaf may help with Metabolic Syndrome X, a potentially deadly disorder
...Syndrome X. This study clearly shows that Tegreen intervention
can significantly decrease visceral fat depot and increase the insulin's sensitivity, presumably touching one of the pathological root causes of this potentially deadly syndrome....
Location of ulcerations in diabetic patients may be explained by blood flow
...an 70 percent of these admissions require surgical intervention
with 40 percent resulting in amputations. Of those with below knee amputations, 40 percent will require an amputation on the contralateral limb within three years. It is estimated that at least half of the amputations are preventable through improve...
Obesity prevention program aimed at second graders
...ent and 97 percent of the students remained at the intervention
and control schools, respectively. Students and cl...lf-reported physical activity levels. The six-week intervention
used colorful, one-page, double-sided newsletters to inform participants about diabetes and how it c...
It's who you know
...rison, women in the study who hadn't undergone the intervention
program were consuming 35.7 percent of their calor...spectively. "One of the reasons the women in the intervention
group were so successful at maintaining their low-fat eating habits was because registered dietitian...
Stem cell research
...vitro fertilization, some decried it as an ungodly intervention
with nature. Indeed, it is intervention
with nature, but the very ability to do so is why we are so successful as a species, and whether it ...
New proteomic techniques reveal workings of bacteria linked to cystic fibrosis
...possible, since recent studies indicate that early intervention
with antibiotics can possibly eradicate the bacteria. The UW research team analyzed samples of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the airways of children ages 6 to 36 months, the first time samples have been so thoroughly analyzed among patients so young. T...
Anthrax threat needs aggressive government action plan, say researchers
...w researchers considered the possibility that drug intervention
against anthrax could start earlier if the attack was detected by biosensors devices that sniff out anthrax spores. Although the federal government is spending many millions of dollars to develop biosensors, their use alone is insufficient and could...
Dyslexic children`s brains operate more like those of normal readers following training
...of optimism about the study is that such a limited intervention
can have a substantial effect on reading scores.``...ve, and it makes us hopeful that the best language intervention
programs in the future can alter the brains in fundamentally helpful ways,`` he said. It is likely t...
Meeting the nitrogen management challenge: Arresting the nitrogen cascade
... in determining the most cost effective points for intervention
and in the development of policies that address nitrogen emission reductions....
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