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Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

... what they had learned. "Assuming that future work confirms the efficacy of the intervention using more objective indicators of behavior, this appearance-based intervention can have important practical applications," the authors conclude. "Ultraviolet instant cameras are readily available, relatively inexpens...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

Envisat radar imagery confirms that the B-15A iceberg the world's largest floating object is adrift once more after two months aground on a shallow seamount. This latest development poses a renewed threat to the nearby pier of land-attached ice known as the Drygalski ice tongue....

Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques

...ntages The PhD research undertaken by Dr. Alfonso confirms that the pedicular screw system based on the radiological method obtains results similar to those produced by computer-assisted surgery. Moreover, the added advantage is that it is a much simpler procedure that has no need of neuronavigators, thus co...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...ment programs," said Bluthenthal. "The study also confirms that MLBs are consumed in potentially more hazardous amounts and settings than regular beers, and that grouping MLB drinkers with regular beer drinkers is likely to result in underestimates of alcohol consumed among MLB drinkers as well as the conseq...

Laughter helps blood vessels function better

...asoconstriction, reducing blood flow. That finding confirms previous studies, which suggested there was a link between mental stress and the narrowing of blood vessels. The results of the study, conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will be presented at the Scientific Session of the Amer...

Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified

...n The American Journal of Medicine . "This study confirms that drug-related injuries continue to be a major problem in the long-term care setting," said lead author Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD, the Dr. John Meyers Professor of Primary Care Medicine and professor of medicine and family medicine & community health a...

Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV

...istency among the tests performed on blood samples confirms that there is no danger from these blips in viral load," says study lead author and infectious disease specialist Richard Nettles, M.D., an assistant professor at Hopkins. "These blips can be attributed to random statistical artifact inherent in meas...

New evidence of retroviral involvement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

...s funded in full by Project A.L.S. The research confirms and extends the results of earlier work by Drs Garson and Al-Chalabi in which they had found evidence of retroviral involvement in a group of UK patients with ALS. The present study on Americans with ALS, done in collaboration with Drs. Robert H. Br...

AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women

...t that outcomes continue to improve." But research confirms that women may present some unique problems, Lansky said. "There is no question that the female patient is likely to have a higher cardiovascular disease risk profile," she said. "Typically women who are referred for PCI have smaller vessels; they a...

COX-2 inhibitor increases the risk of heart attack in elderly adults with no history of heart attack

...ioxx. "Aspirin mitigates the risk to individuals," confirms Lvesque. "But only in those on a low dosage of Vioxx." The study also demonstrates that the increased risk of heart attack is only present while taking the drug. "Past users of Vioxx were not at increased risk," explains Lvesque. "While the risk mor...

Wine drinkers live longer than beer guzzlers

...ncompassing various international studies, further confirms the agreement among researchers that any alcohol, in light to moderate intake, puts drinkers at lower risk for cardiovascular disease and death than non-drinkers. "It is also known from a number of studies that wine drinkers in many cultures are from...

Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies

...therapies," according the Dr. Kadish. "This study confirms the effectiveness of ICDs in preventing sudden cardiac death." Dr. Kadish was an investigator on the only other large study previously done to examine the ability of ICDs to decrease mortality among patients with heart failure. The Defibrillators i...

Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers

...ransmitted disease (STD) services. " this research confirms that parental involvement laws for minors seeking prescription contraception in family planning clinics would discourage few teenagers from having sex and would likely increase rates of adolescent pregnancy and STDs," the authors write....

FDA approves Pfizer's Lyrica for the treatment of the two most common forms of neuropathic pain

...major achievement in Pfizer's research program and confirms our leadership in bringing life-changing medicines to patients." Neuropathic pain, one of the most debilitating forms of pain, is caused by nerve damage that can result from underlying conditions, such as diabetes or shingles. Nearly half of the 18 ...

Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women

...low-up and frequent testing procedures, this study confirms previous findings that HPV infection is common in sexually active adolescent women. "We hope the results of our research increase our understanding of HPV infection in this population," said Dr. Brown, "and help others design effective interventions ...

Brain imaging reveals new language circuits

...werful variant of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms these suspicions. The study will be published December 13, 2004 in the online edition of Annals of Neurology ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/ana ). "We were surprised that the two classical language areas were densely connected to a t...

Where there's smoke, there's money

...nth in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine confirms conventional wisdom: money talks. Those Congressm...t Louis University School of Public Health. "It confirms what people have known for a while but haven't really examined. Republicans take money from the indu...

Celecoxib shows surprising activity against estrogen receptors

...ression is a marker of proliferation, this finding confirms celecoxib's antiproliferative properties," she says. "This is a preliminary, but exciting, finding that has not been reported in clinical chemoprevention studies before." To date, the study has enrolled 40 women at high risk of developing breast can...

Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning

...rtive and effective workplaces, said Judge's study confirms that the work-personal life link is "unmistakable." "We've always known that when a person brings home the stress of his or her work day, there's an impact," Seitel said. "Things don't go smoothly when mom or dad aren't relaxed; relationships suffer...

Leukemia patients survive with stem cell transplant

...y published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies are a viable and effective transplant source for thousands of leukemia patients who have no other treatment option. "As many as 16,000 leukemia patients diagnosed each year require ...

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