Tag: "could" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...e and liquid propane gas, the authors noted, which could
prevent 1.3 to 3.7 million premature deaths, depending on the speed of transition. The authors argue, however, that current economic conditions and energy infrastructure in Africa make petroleum-based fossil fuels an unlikely option. "If you switch ...
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...o the many therapeutic effects of THC. These drugs could
be used to alleviate muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients, restore appetite in AIDS patients and alleviate pain and nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Such research has to be approved to ensure that it is treating patients...
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...ed the service find it helpful. Clinical ethicists could
also contribute to the continuing medical education of healthcare staff in medical ethics through lecturing and private consultations, adds the author. In light of all the evidence, we now need to introduce clinical ethicists in hospitals in the Unit...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
... "We set out to identify genes and biomarkers that could
help us make the diagnosis well before it is too l...and colleagues at Cincinnati Children's found they could
get definitive test results within hours. (These results were independently confirmed by collaborato...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
... neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) could
give an early diagnosis of renal injury in a susce.... However, testing for high concentrations of NGAL could
diagnose kidney failure in two hours. Professor Devarajan concludes: "Effective therapeutic measure...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
... both types. This indicates that soy-based nuggets could
be served and achieve acceptance." She points out that reformulation and testing with children could
also result in development of more satisfactory products for both nuggets and ravioli. "From a nutri...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...herpetic neuralgia the methods used in this trial could
be employed in studying other chronic conditions such as cancer, spinal disk disease, and the pain experienced after chemotherapy and mastectomies, Dr. Gilron notes. "The numbers of people affected are staggering, and the impact of the problem is de...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...interacting brains. Without this, the researchers could
not have looked at both brains at once, a factor that made the research possible. In fact, Montague and members of his team developed the software for hyperscanning and have made it freely available to the research community. In this study, Montague ...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...ental mechanism by which cells die a finding that could
quickly lead to improved emergency treatments for heart attack and stroke. The Cincinnati Children's researchers discovered that blocking a particular protein in mice protects the heart from injury due to loss of blood flow during a heart attack. Mo...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...elop physically faster than late developers. This could
help cut their infection risk. They conclude: "We suggest that a sexually active 18 year old with late [periods] may be more susceptible to multiple infections than a sexually active 15 year old with early [periods]."...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
... have a "fast" biological clock. The gene's enzyme could
lead to a therapeutic target for the disrupted sle... of the gene opens the window just a crack, but it could
let in a lot of light for probing the neurobiology of the brain," says co-senior author Louis Ptacek...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...opment of some types of breast cancer. Exemestane could
provide women with an alternative option to tamoxi... aromatase inhibitors. As a result, we think this could
be an effective approach to preventing it from developing in the first place." The ExCel researc...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
... counseling practices for HIV. Minimal counseling could
be performed during the consent process for the test, followed by in-depth counseling for persons who receive a positive test result, for patients who request counseling, or when the health care provider believes counseling is appropriate. ...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...n function changes in the first phase of the trial could
arise from only non-medication factors. The study enrolled 32 healthy subjects who had never suffered from depression. All underwent a one-week, single-blind placebo lead-in before being randomized to four weeks of double-blind treatment with the ant...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...in the models. Failure to capture DNR in the model could
misrepresent the component of outcome that is due to disparities in the delivery of medical care. Furthermore, DNR may be a confounder in other studies of risk factors for mortality." The study is reported in "Adjustment for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...otent" and ushered in a new era of hope that polio could
be conquered. A community celebration on April 10 will recognize Pittsburgh's own and the nation's first "Polio Pioneers" the polio victims, who, in 1953, were the first to receive the vaccine; the 15,000, mostly school children, who rolled up the...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...so that when breast tissue was later removed, they could
look for evidence of an effect. The trial they designed was the first to compare preoperative use of Herceptin and chemotherapy against use of chemotherapy alone in patients with operable breast cancer, Buzdar says. Patients enrolled in the study wer...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...injections of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) could
prevent bone weakening in mice whose kidneys had been damaged or removed. For the new study, researchers worked with a mouse model of metabolic syndrome, a condition common among patients with chronic kidney disease that includes symptoms such as obe...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
... their interviews. Approximately that same number could
identify it as the ADA. Those that did name the A...e positive changes and improvements over those who could
not name it or were unaware of a law being passed. Yet, the respondents' level of life satisfaction...
A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors
...he in vivo level of the integrin. Hence the marker could
be used to identify tumors that express this marker, assess the degree of new vessel formation in tumors, and help in the planning and monitoring of anti-angiogenic therapies which target this integrin....
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