Tag: "moderate" at biology news
Doctors failure to reevaluate asthma severity hurts wheezing sufferers
...ins team gathered data from 1,510 patients who had moderate
asthma, as determined by self-reported symptoms an...ity estimate of mild; they deemed the other 761 as moderate
or greater. When the researchers compared the two groups with National Asthma and Education Prevent...
High-flying UC Berkeley students ride "vomit comet" in search of better way to cut bone loss in space
...uld increase peak impact forces while using only a moderate
downward pull from the shoulder straps if, at the ...them forward. "The idea is, if you could combine a moderate
downward pulling force with this forward pulling force, they'd get the same kind of impacts that you...
Hopkins Study suggests families benefit from raising children with chronic illnesses
...sickle cell disease, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, or moderate
to severe asthma. Each mother was given the opportunity to list ways her family had benefitted from raising a child with a chronic illness. Each comment was grouped into one of 10 categories, such as whether the illness brought the family closer, hel...
Two studies find supplementation and moderation are keys to lowering homocysteine
...d smoking, and individual decisions on how much to moderate
consumption of these items were all potential dete... 60 alcoholic beverages per month when compared to moderate
drinkers who drank 30 to 60 drinks per month. On the other hand, homocysteine was 23% higher among n...
UC Davis study finds heart benefits from apples & juice
... beneficial effects after only six weeks. "A very moderate
intake of apple juice or apples has the potential to reduce risk factors for heart disease in a fairly short period of time," she says. "These small diet changes might play an important role in a heart healthy diet." During the 12-week clinical study...
Coping with natural disasters along the Pacific Rim
...rofessor of Earth Sciences at Stanford. Ernst will moderate
a symposium on the social, economic and political impacts of geological and climatic catastrophes in the Pacific Rim - a vast region that includes the Pacific coasts of Australia, Asia and the Americas - during the annual meeting of the American Asso...
Exercise benefits patients being treated for early stage breast cancer
... quite capable, of participating in exercise. Even moderate
physical activity was meaningful, resulting in an increased ability to function and feel independent, says the studys lead author, Roanne Segal, M.D., medical director of the oncology rehabilitation program at Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre. Research...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $15.1 million to treat African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis
...d, to date, has not turned up any evidence of even moderate
side effects. "We are encouraged that the initial research effort has identified a lead drug that is an excellent candidate for treating African sleeping sickness and we plan to begin advanced trials of this drug next year in Africa," said T. Stephen...
Coffee may protect against bladder cancer
...eine may be reduced in smokers, while caffeine may moderate
the harmful effects of the cancer causing agents produced by smoking....
Can a vitamin a day help keep heart disease away?
...nough of the nutrient. In 1997, the FDA mandated a moderate
level of folic acid fortification of grain products. Still, most people don't get enough folic acid. Because there's evidence that high folic acid can mask a deficiency of vitamin B12, the U-M group and others have recommended that B12 be taken a...
Final results of the two Zevalin pivotal trials in radioimmunotherapy for B cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma announced by IDEC Pharmaceuticals
...ere infusion related, consisting mainly of mild to moderate
flu-like symptoms, for example, fever, chills and rigors that occurred in the majority of patients during the first infusion. Second Pivotal Trial--ZEVALIN in Rituxan-Refractory Follicular NHL Patients On the previous day Dr. Witzig delivered an ora...
UC Davis study shows spirulina boosts immune system
...inducer of interferon-g (13.6-fold increase) and a moderate
stimulator of both interleukin-4 and interleukin-1...against intracellular pathogens and parasites. The moderate
increase in the secretion of interleukin-1b, a cytokine that acts on nearly every cell of the body t...
Taking the long view: examining factors which influence Northern Spotted Owls
...cessional stages based upon the frequency of low, moderate
and severe burns over time. In contrast, clear-cut logging leaves large, regularly shaped patches with clean edges. The role of wildfire in these forests is still poorly understood, however, and the researchers point out that increased knowled...
On-line info leads to gene identification
...hope for individuals with more common diseases and moderate
renal insufficiency. Researchers at the Indiana U...ation of phosphate, such as tumoral calcinosis and moderate
renal insufficiency." By using the online resources of the Human Genome Project, Drs. Econs and ...
Moderate vitamin E supplementation may lower diabetics' cardiovascular risk
...of Clinical Nutrition, Engelen et al. found that a moderate
dose of vitamin E may correct the lipid peroxidati... that lead to increased CVD risk in diabetics. A moderate
dose of the antioxidant vitamin E slowed the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, although lipid profiles ...
Moderate alcohol consumption increases bone mineral density in elderly women
In a study of 489 post-menopausal women, moderate
drinkers had significantly higher bone mineral den...us research, this study provides new evidence that moderate
alcohol consumption appears to decrease the rate of bone turnover. This effect may result from reduc...
Aslera improves lupus disease activity and symptoms
...a to placebo among 381 women who had mild to moderate
lupus. Patients were evaluated in a randomized double-blind comparison of Aslera, 200 mg or placebo daily for 12 months. Study criteria required that patients have active disease at baseline and permitted patients to remain on background ther...
Americans still consume one-third of calories from low-nutrient 'tip of the pyramid'
...rategies are needed to educate consumers on how to moderate
their intake of EDNP foods and how to include these foods in their diet sensibly."...
Beyond the French paradox
...coronary arteries. A recent study has found that moderate
consumption of alcohol seems to inhibit the devel...age." Accumulating data support a link between moderate
consumption of alcohol and a reduced incidence of and mortality due to CHD. Atherosclerosis, the ...
Program shown to help non-alcoholics reduce drinking 66%
... on reducing alcohol intake in people with mild to moderate
alcohol problems for health and risk reasons. Base...upporting them in their own decision to abstain or moderate
their drinking, DrinkWise aims to help participants avert possible problems. For example, participa...
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