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Dairy is necessary, even for lactose-intolerant children

...se intolerance is a clinical syndrome resulting in abdominal discomfort after consuming lactose or lactose-containing substances. Published in Pediatrics , the report "Lactose Intolerance in Infants, Children and Adolescents," finds that most children are able to consume varying amounts of dietary lactose wit...

A new clinical report from the AAP recommends dairy for children with lactose intolerance

...ndrome with one or more of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, and/or bloating after the ingestion of lactose or lactose-containing substances. The extent of the occurrence of the above symptoms is dependent on the amount of lactose consumed, the degree of lactase deficiency a...

Study shows prenatal diagnostic tests have low risk of miscarriage

... requires insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus to withdraw amniotic fluid. CVS is a biopsy procedure that involves removing a piece of tissue from the placenta. These samples are then cultured and chromosomes analyzed to determine abnormalities associated with Down syndro...

Study aims to identify schizophrenics at risk for type 2 diabetes

...lic syndrome, a group of risk factors that include abdominal obesity, high lipid and cholesterol blood levels and insulin resistance, is better than 50 percent in women and about 37 percent in men with schizophrenia. Dr. Kirkpatrick has a chart of weight gain based on drugs used to treat the psychosis that r...

New hope for Hepatitis C research

...acks the liver, causing flu-like symptoms, fevers, abdominal pain, depression, and for two-thirds of patients, chronic liver disease. The discovery may also shed light on why some hepatitis C patients respond better to treatment thanothers. "As there is no vaccine or cure for HCV, the only treatment on off...

AVELOX as effective as multi-dose combination therapy for intra-abdominal infections

...st common adverse events were nausea, hypokalemia, abdominal pain and constipation. The incidence of drug-related serious adverse events or premature discontinuation due to adverse events was similar for the two treatment groups. "The results of this study are important because complicated intra-abdominal i...

U of I scientist develops enzyme inhibitor that may slow cancer growth

...that "our chemical inhibitor made its way from the abdominal cavity into the mouse's liver, where the inhibitor blocked the BHMT-catalyzed reaction as we thought it would." Garrow believes BHMT inhibitors may work best in concert with other drugs. "In today's medicine, there's rarely one magic-bullet drug. W...

Other highlights in the July 5 JNCI

... Potsdam, and colleagues examined the link between abdominal obesity and colon and rectal cancer in 368,277 subjects from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. The subjects were followed for an average of 6.1 years. The authors identified 984 patients with colon cancer and 586 pa...

Heat halts pain inside the body

The old wives' tale that heat relieves abdominal pain, such as colic or menstrual pain, has been scientifically proven by a UCL (University College London) scientist, who will present the findings today at the Physiological Society's annual conference hosted by UCL. Dr Brian King, of the UCL Depar...

FDG PET takes its place as a valuable tool in diagnosing fevers of unknown origin

...t other diagnostic tests (such as chest X-rays and abdominal ultrasound) since those tests won't reveal causes for the fever," he said. In addition, PET contributed to the diagnosis of one-third of the patients, "picking up diseases that would have required other diagnostic tests," he noted. "Such an earlier d...

JCI table of contents, June 1, 2006

...ost dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes, abdominal obesity, changes in cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Previous studies have shown that the enzyme stearoyl-CoA desaturase1 (SCD1), which is highest in the liver and fatty tissue, plays an important role in these conditions. In a study appearing i...

Nervous inhibitions

...al hernia, whereby the intestine stays outside the abdominal cavity, in the umbilical cord. For both of these developmental problems - which are fairly common in humans - the fact that the mutant mice are paralysed is most likely a major contributing factor. However, at least in the case of the hernia, the lac...

Joslin-led study reveals new findings on insulin signaling in the liver

...ey have three or more of the following conditions: abdominal obesity; high cholesterol levels or triglycerides; low levels of good cholesterol; high blood pressure; and high blood glucose. The metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States, and according to a recent survey, is seen in 2...

Lack of a key enzyme dramatically increases resistance to sepsis

...thogens, and that a deficiency allows systemic and abdominal infections to be better resolved. It's known that the presence of caspase-12 as a full length protein occurs in a small percentage of people of African descent. As a result, some of these individuals are far more susceptible to severe sepsis and have...

Big hips, big belly? It's in your genes, Joslin-led study shows

...haped"? It makes a difference, since we know that abdominal obesity is linked to diabetes and many other metab...al to very obese, and including people with mostly abdominal obesity and people with subcutaneous and intra-abdominal obesity. Theorizing that fat distribution p...

Short-term yoga training expands breathing and lung capacity in young, healthy adults

...s, and individuals who have undergone thoracic and abdominal surgery, Chanavirut said....

Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours

...sents a kind of 'body shaping' effect, the loss of abdominal fat mass is potentially a very important healthy effect because abdominal fat is correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes," she adds. As part...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

...d devices also hold promise for minimally invasive abdominal and brain surgery applications, Smith said. Collaborators on the study include research and development engineer Edward Light, assistant professor of pediatrics Salim Idriss, Pratt undergraduate Kathryn Sullivan and associate professor of biomedical ...

New research suggests abdominal aortic aneurysm will afflict millions of baby boomers

...of baby boomers, are at highest risk to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a little-known but potentially fa...ing results. To date, however, the exact cause of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) remains unknown, and in its early stages, the disease often produces few, if ...

OHSU study aims to halt Alzheimer's by blocking enzyme

...riod. Side effects, which can include headache and abdominal pain, were manageable. Eric Siemers, M.D., a neurologist at Eli Lilly and lead investigator for the Neurology and Clinical Neuropharmacology studies, said his company has been interested in finding therapies for Alzheimer's disease "for a number of ...

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