Tag: "southwestern" at medical news
Cedars-Sinai part of study published in Sept. 30 New England Journal of Medicine
on laser procedure to relieve severe angina in cardiac patients
...incipalinvestigator for the medical center and the southwestern
U.S. The article,submitted on behalf of the group by three participating physicians, is entitled"Transmyocardial Revascularization with a Carbon Dioxide Laser in Patients withEnd-Stage Coronary Artery Disease." Other sites for the research, conducted...
Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks
...to humans and has affected inhabitants of the arid southwestern
U.S. Coccidioidomycosis is caused by Coccidioides immitis, which causes pulmonary illnesses in humans that range from flu-like illnesses to pneumonia. Since 1979 TOMS has been used to identify atmospheric conditions such as dust events and other a...
Arsenic in well water related to atherosclerosis
...chers studied 199 men and 264 women, in an area of southwestern
Taiwan with a high prevalence of arseniasis and high rates of blackfoot disease (BFD), a unique form of peripheral vascular disease that begins with coldness or numbness in the lower extremities and progresses to blockages of the small blood vessels ...
Eating fish cuts risk of dementia
...68 and over without dementia and living at home in southwestern
France. Their frequency of consumption of meat and fish or seafood was recorded as daily, at least once a week (but not every day), from time to time (but not every week), or never. Participants were followed up two, five, and seven years afterwards....
Satellite images predict hantaviral transmission risk
... 5 TM imagery was obtained for a study area in the southwestern
United States where HPS was initially recognized in 1993. The images were processed and HPS risk maps were generated. Logistic regression was used to estimate risk using the digital numbers in each of the three TM bands. The researchers teamed with w...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for August 2003 (second issue)
...he Finnish investigators studied a group of men in southwestern
rural Finland to understand the influence of physical activity on the longitudinal decline in pulmonary function among middle-age men (55 years average age at study start). They had complete data on physical activity, smoking habits, and decline in ...
Rare Chinese mushroom derivative can improve capacity, endurance, in sedentary elderly
...eps mushroom, found primarily in isolated areas of southwestern
China. Nutritionists have since joined with manufacturers to produce supplements using fermentation from this rare mushroom. One such product is CordyMax, made with a formula recognized in China as the fermented Cordyceps mushroom mycelial product....
Outbreak of skin infections sheds light on risk factors for bacterial resistance
...estigated a 1999 outbreak of furunculosis in rural southwestern
Alaska. The researchers conducted a case-control study in one village located in the region of the outbreak. They identified 34 persons with a laboratory-confirmed skin infection caused by community-onset MRSA, and 94 persons with no history of skin...
Arsenic ingestion from well water associated with increased risk of lung cancer
...round information in the article. Residents of the southwestern
and northeastern coasts of Taiwan had been drinkin... this risk. The study included 2,503 residents in southwestern
and 8,088 in northeastern arsenic-endemic areas in Taiwan, who were followed up for an average perio...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...opriate to the Spanish-speaking adolescents in the southwestern
United States. Additional research on Hispanic Spanish speakers with the aim of program development is critical to promote healthy sexual development in this population." (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159:261-265. Available post-embargo at www.a...