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Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly

...e evidence was weak and conflicting. The evidence does not support a policy recommending the routine use of such supplements in all elderly people, say the authors. However, the results are sufficiently encouraging to warrant further and more expansive studies in this area of considerable public health i...

Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis

...ying this type of tuberculosis." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published comment)...

Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain

...xperienced by different groups." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying comment Michael Ross (University of Texas, USA) states: "Fenton and colleagues' study strongly suggests that gender roles and norms might influence the STI risk behaviour of men and women, and that th...

New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified

...jury following cardiac surgery." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying comment Stefan Herget-Rosenthal (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany) states: "As with any novel biomarker, it is advisable not to generalise these results. Although impressive, it should be noted that...

Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

...uires specialized equipment and experience, but it does provides definitive diagnoses. "We get answers, which is what the patients and parents want," he said. In addition to Weinberger, who was senior author on the study, the research team included Mutasim Abu-Hasan, M.D., UI assistant professor (clinical...

Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...uct is liked or disliked in a controlled situation does not always translate into acceptance in normal eating conditions," Klein said. "In our study, we used plate waste or the percentage of a product that was consumed during the usual lunch programs as a proxy for acceptance. If students consumed the sam...

Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

...Law and Bioethics at the University of Manchester, does not advocate making it a legal requirement for peo...biomedical research is well founded, he says, this does not mean that research is guilty until proven innocent. "Vigilance against wrongdoing is one thing;...

Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints

...nce for complications. This new medication really does represent a significant new option in emergency treatment of severely agitated patients, particularly because it's effective in treating agitation, whatever the apparent cause," he said. Doctors recommend that patients treated with an intramuscular i...

Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability

...leagues found that care coordination by physicians does not increase the threat of lawsuits or result in h...nt of experts in medical liability, however, there does not appear to be any basis for physicians who perform care coordination to have serious concerns abo...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ly a modest portion of the effect. While the study does not seek to disentangle the contribution of specific family-level determinants to health status, because of the study design, the authors conclude that most of the family-level effects derive not from shared genetics but from shared features of the f...

Uric acid and heart disease

...s predictive role was lost. What this paper does not do is directly address the question of whether...m uric acid is involved in causing CHD although it does suggest that serum uric acid levels are unlikely to be a major determinant of CHD. So although impr...

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Why does extra fat around the waist increase the risk of heart disease? A new study by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers and colleagues suggests that inflammation may be the key. "It is well known that obesity affects nearly one-third ...

Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message

...can kill them. But Huganir points out that calcium does a lot of things inside cells, suggesting that the channel swap might be accomplishing more than just keeping the cell alive. "Calcium turns some processes on, and it turns others off," he says. "My personal belief is that the cells might be doing mor...

Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise

...em most is extremely important." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying commentary, Marilla Lucero and Gail Williams, write that studies on a seven-valent (7PCV) and a nine-valent pneumococcal conjugate-vaccine (9PCV) in California and South Africa, respectively found sim...

Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease

...patients at risk for reproductive consequences and does not ensure that all infected tissue has been eliminated. New methods such as chemoprevention and vaccines (used to treat and also prevent) now present possible cures without invasive means, thereby eliminating these risks. Chemoprevention involves t...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

...ow we're beginning to learn what the visual system does in the real world."...

UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

...story of prior relapse," Domino noted. "This study does not mean that professionals with substance abuse d...at may be available to them through their jobs. It does mean that these special concerns need to be addressed for treatment to be effective." Domino added t...

ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)

... the high-risk groups. 5. Deferral of intervention does not improve outcome. Routine stenting is recommended on the basis of the predictability of the results and its immediate safety. 6. In patients with STEMI (ST-segment elevation - myocardial infarction), primary PCI within 12 hours after onset of che...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...llion American lives in 1918. Even if this strain does not emerge as a pandemic, infectious disease exper...at the end of the season. Also, the United States does not have the manufacturing capacity to produce enough vaccine and antivirals to meet its needs in a ...

Dental erosion

.... "As the availability of soft drinks increase so does the amount of erosion in our population," says Dr. Shipley. "The primary action patients can take to decrease their likelihood of erosion is to reduce consumption of sugary sodas, fruit juices and sports drinks." "Vegetarian diets and diets in which ...

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