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Chlamydia testing in pharmacies: Questions that need addressing

...ive treatment? Who will provide the sexual contact tracing facilities for people with newly diagnosed sexual infections? Who will provide safe sex advice, and who will address the issues of testing for other STIs in an at risk population? These difficult and sensitive issues require careful consideration if...

Wine keeps women's hearts beating healthily

... after a year.. And after at least a year, a heart tracing (ECG) was taken over 24 hours during routine activities in all the participants, to test heart rate variability or HRV. HRV measures the changes in time intervals between the beats of the heart. Decreased variability has been associated with an incre...

Stem cells of limited use for cardiac muscle repair

...to female mice that lacked sarcoglycan. By tracing the male Y chromosomes -- found only in the donated BM-SP cells -- they discovered that the injected cells located the areas of muscle damage and insinuated themselves, sometimes as separate cells and sometimes by fusing with muscle cells. In ...

Is the '3 by 5' initiative the best approach to tackling the HIV pandemic?

...and treatment into all health-care arenas, contact tracing [tracing all people who may been exposed to HIV], and treatment." Kim, however, says that "while there are no sure prescriptions against plagues like HIV," setting a clear consensus target like "3 by 5" is "indispensable." He argues that scaling u...

Consequences of SARS revealed

...tion at which to work during the outbreak. Through tracing the contacts of SARS patient, the Toronto authorities identified 23103 people who required quarantine, which represented almost 1% of the population of the city. In Taiwan, as described by Mei-Shang Ho and Ih-Jen Su, 211945 people were quarantined fo...

How brain gives special resonance to emotional memories

...dy used precise anatomical methods, which involved tracing of these regions on each subject's brain image. Thus, it was possible to precisely localize the signal coming from anatomically proximal brain regions. As expected, analysis of the behavioral data revealed evidence that the memories of emotional im...

Women exposed to frustrating noise stress snack more afterwards

...tes, the participant was asked to solve puzzles by tracing a path through a maze without crossing any lines. ...ntrol or to win (i.e. to successfully complete the tracing task). It also is possible that stressor exposure produced a need for distraction in men, that the ...

'Identify and isolate'

...ation of individuals with disease symptoms and the tracing and quarantining of anyone who has been in contact with them, are the most effective ways of stopping many infectious diseases, according to mathematical modelling by a team of Imperial College London researchers. The research, published in the lates...

New hereditary gene linked to Parkinson's disease

...ied and produced offspring. Following earlier work tracing the chromosome location of the gene responsible for this form of familial Parkinson's disease, researchers were able to pinpoint mutations in the gene of the affected families. The mutations in PINK1 (PTEN-induced kinase 1) leads to a dysfunction of ...

Researchers pinpoint brain areas that process reality, illusion

... to trick the monkeys into thinking that they were tracing ellipses with their hands, though they actually were moving their hands in a circle. They monitored nerve cells in the monkeys enabling them to see what areas of the brain represented the circle and which areas represented the ellipse. They found th...

UCI to lead first public health study exploring link between air pollution and heart disease

... worsening," said Delfino, who in another study is tracing particle effects on children with asthma. "Because of its traffic and smog levels, Southern California is a perfect place to conduct this study," Delfino added. "But it shouldn't be seen as relevant only to this area. The health impacts of fos...

ACP publishes 'Medical Meanings,' second edition

...ubrich, MD, explores the history of medical terms, tracing some back to classical roots and describing the recent coinage of others. "The etymology of a word should never be confused with its current definition," writes Dr. Haubrich. Some words, like amnesia, have retained their Greek origins, while artery ...

New system created by Rensselaer group speeds the mapping of blood vessel networks in live tumors

...n a live tumor. What used to take days of manually tracing the vessels, now takes two minutes. The diagnostic...m in the world that uses a rapid, fully automated, tracing algorithm to quickly obtain measurements from 3-D blood vessel images," Abdul-Karim says....

Researchers track elusive brain tumor cells in mice with neural stem cells modified to deliver IL-12

...potency of interleukin 12 with the extensive tumor tracing capability of neural stem cells, results in a synergistic therapeutic benefit," according to the authors. "This further extends the scope of neural stem cell therapy to include their use as vehicles for protein delivery to in vivo glioma, and therefo...

New pathway for treating hypertension-related kidney failure studied

A Medical College of Georgia researcher is tracing the pathway that leads people with hypertension to kidney damage and possible kidney destruction. He's found a key vasodilator that is degraded in hypertension and the potential for developing drugs that prevent organ damage in these patients. "In ev...

Intensification therapy studied in head and neck cancer

...plinary team of clinician-scientists at The James, tracing its roots to work in the early 90s with Drs. John Grecula, Reinhard Gahbauer, Christopher Rhoades and others in the OSUCCC. Over the past decade, the research team has fine-tuned the approach with three clinical trials to try to maximize the resour...

MRI brain scan may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before first symptoms

...to a couple of minutes. Previous methods required tracing of this structure by hand, which restricted its application to research studies. The findings suggest hippocampal volume could be valuable in predicting who is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, but the researchers emphasize that applying the tec...

Family history of hypertension is related to maladaptive behavioral responses

...participated in a mental arithmetic task, a mirror tracing task, and two interpersonal role-plays to mimic stressful mental activities. Both the males and the females in the PH + group had higher resting heart rates than the females and males in the PH group. Furthermore, those in the PH + group had their s...

Applied Biosystems introduces next generation production level DNA analysis systems

...resequencing and development of haplotype maps for tracing the origins and patterns of disease," said Michael W. Hunkapiller, Ph.D., President of Applied Biosystems. "The 3730 and 3730xl systems are expected to be valuable new tools for researchers to cost-effectively mine new genetic data resulting from seq...

Cedars-sinai surgery dept. implements innovative surgical training tool to reduce medical errors

...ion, rather than a normal recovery, he said. This tracing backward from a surgical complication to normal physiology and surgical recovery makes a profound impression on young surgeons. It has been shown that surgeons who are exposed to errors early in their careers are less likely to make them later. And...

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