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Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...la that would yield a percentage probability as to whether
thespeaker was intoxicated. The only stumbling blocks could be recording quality and legalissues, such as a person's refusal to give two samples for comparison. "Now, if you ever got really, really lucky, and you found somethingthat you only ever s...
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
... Researchers at Hopkins and elsewhere are studying whether
testosterone-replacement therapy may improve men's...teoporosis in women after menopause. It is unclear whether
estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are invest...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
... emerging 'information' age." Another variable is whether
the U.S. economy could continue to provide enoughjobs. An increase in the retirement age from 65 to 70 would imply a needfor roughly 10 million new jobs, Tolley and Manton wrote. They point outthat "if the median age of the U.S. population keeps incr...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
... To date, cardiologists have not made decisions on whether
to use a stentor not based on how much money their hospitals make or lose, Peterson said.In part, that's because the costs of stenting have fluctuated as the devicesand the procedure have been perfected. But the primary reason is that moneywasn't su...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...art attack, how long you stay in the hospital, and whether
you are likely to need further hospitalization in the next few months, researchers said Tuesday (Nov. 12) at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. Duke University Medical Center researchers used detailed medical, economic, and qual...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...cted infants.They are, however, currently studying whether
there is aconnection. Perhaps the postmature and drug-addicted babies aretolerant to sugar because the opioid pathways in their brainsalready are being stimulated, Smith suggests. The drug-addictedbabies have narcotics in their blood, and postmature ...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
... first 24 hours after the women are out determines whether
they will beback," said Timothy Flanigan, M.D., associate professor of medicine and one ofthe program's leaders. "The program's intervention tries to establish a medicalrelationship with women in prison and maintain that bond. The doctors who seethe ...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
...Administration (FDA) willdecide later this year on whether
to approve the laser for clinical use. "At this point, we do not know exactly why this procedure works,"Lowe said. "We do know that there is new capillary growth into thenew channels. At Duke, we are using animal models to better understandexa...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...omized, controlled clinical trial designed to test whether
HIVIG (an immune globulin containing high levels ...e study will not be able to answer the question of whether
HIVIG is effective in reducing perinatal HIV transmission, the results not only confirm the effectiv...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...r plays anunexpectedly crucial role in determining whether
a drug will bind with aprotein like a natural ligand would. In 1996, his team followed up this finding by reporting that the waythe atoms are arranged in a molecule plays a crucial role in determininghow important water reorganization is to lig...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
.... As part of the trial, the scientists planto test whether
the whey extract will speed the healing of patients withproblem wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure sores and leg ulcers....
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...ue of cost-effectiveness is vital to understanding whether
or not ReoPro™ should be used in lower risk patient populations." Dr. Fischman suggests that further investigation is necessary to address this issue. "Future development of oral agents similar to ReoPro™ promises to...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...yes in theblood to assess blockage before deciding whether
to operate, can itself provokea stroke. This new m...e final step inassessing the blockage to determine whether
surgery is needed. This methodinvolves inserting a catheter in the leg and following the arteries up...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...ack during the previous 8 to 22 months. They asked whether
the patients thought they needed more help because of theirillness and, if so, whether
they were receiving the help they needed. Theysurveyed them again a year later to determine health ...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...r confirmed in the human gene. To determine whether
testis ACE has any real importance in malereproduction, Bernstein created recombinant knockout mice containing no somaticor testis ACE gene. He found that the male knockout mice fathered litters withmuch smaller numbers of offspring than those of typ...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...shormones they produce." Stressful life events - whether
the loss of a loved one, divorce orjob loss - as well as the daily wear and tear of living, such as trafficjams and family disagreements, set off the release of stress hormones thathelp our bodies charge up to meet the challenge. "During episodes o...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...ce in the brain,the researchers were interested in whether
Pgp prevents protease inhibitors fromcrossing that barrier. They found that when they injected protease inhibitors into mice thathad been genetically engineered not to express Pgp, brain levels of the drugsclimbed to seven-to-40 times higher ...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
... "The study still does not answer the question of whether
warfarin and aspirinshould be given to healthy individuals without known risk factors," says Fuster. Policy and clinical decisions cannot be based on one study, and physiciansstill must make individual judgments and weigh the risk and benefits. In a ...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...se. In most cases, researchersstill need to learn whether
the changes in brain function that they see afterinjury play a beneficial role by helping the brain to compensate, or if they areharmful or simply irrelevant, says Dr. Cohen. They also need to understand moreabout how plasticity occurs so they can d...
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
Two authoritative obesity experts debate whether
the benefitof anti-obesity drugs outweigh their potential medical risks.Bray argues that even modest drug induced weight loss reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until drugscan ...
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