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March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... the United States approximately 7 percent of the adult
U.S. population has transferrin saturation levels greater than 41 percent, and are at increased risk. The authors suggest that simple dietary restrictions may help to reduce the cancer risk associated with high transferrin saturation. They add that...
Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
...ransform, in the laboratory, stem cells taken from adult
bone marrow into cells with many of the characteri...- found in the ear. The results suggest that these adult
stem cells could be used to treat deaf patients in the future, said Dr. Hashino, an associate profes...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...e the first clinical trial in the United States of adult
mesenchymal stem cells to repair muscle damaged by... study is designed to test the safety of injecting adult
stem cells at varying doses in patients who have recently suffered a heart attack. An estimated ...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...s overdue for another one. The VTEUs now enrolling adult
volunteers are University of California at Los Angeles (Joel Ward, M.D., Principal Investigator) University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (James Campbell, M.D., Principal Investigator) University of Rochester School of Medicine an...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
...me for infants and adults. During the testing, an adult
observer held an infant in her arms using a "baby ...ed the infant to see the stimulus display, but the adult
observer could not. The adult
observer watched the infant's looking behavior via closed-circuit vide...
Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
...hville, Tenn., and colleagues reviewed data on all adult
patients who underwent liver transplant for end-stage liver disease at Vanderbilt University Medical Center between January 1, 1991 and July 31, 2003 to determine which of a number of previously identified risk factors had the greatest impact of the ...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
...in Iceland and 5 per 1000 in Japan. Differences in adult
mortality among countries are large and growing. The probability of a man dying between age 15 and 60 years is 8.3% in Sweden, 82.1% in Zimbabwe, and 90.2% in Lesotho. Health inequalities also exist within countries there is a 20-year gap in life ex...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
... in Sierra Leone to 81.9 in Japan. Differences in adult
mortality among countries are large and growing The probability of a man dying between 15 and 60 is 8.3% in Sweden, 82.1% in Zimbabwe and 46.4 % in Russia. Of the 45 million deaths among adults aged 15 years and over in 2002, 32 million were due t...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...plore fetal and early-life factors associated with adult
breast cancer, including whether exposure to hormo...nd epidemiological research, which have focused on adult
life exposures and experiences," said Trichopoulos, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Preventio...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...re and especially sharp increases in childhood and adult
obesity. The long-term consequences of the child obesity epidemic have yet to be seen, says Ludwig, who directs the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital Boston. Obesity is known to increase risk for heart disease and cancer,...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...ients. The researchers found that among 2,783 ICU adult
patients, 269 developed a unit-associated bloodstream infection over approximately a 20-month study period. According to the authors, bloodstream infections are a common healthcare associated infection among intensive care unit patients. They said ...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...f the primary group; the average control rates for adult
black Americans is 10 percent. Among community group participants, 8 percent quit smoking; 4 percent is the average among black Americans. Overall, community care group participants were twice as likely to reach cholesterol and blood pressure level...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...h previous studies of young girls, adolescents and adult
women. In this respect African-American women do not seem to benefit from educational attainment in the same way that white women do." "The lack of an observable benefit on BMI for educated African-American women is particularly alarming given their ...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...ts to improve their own sleep, highlighting common adult
sleep disorders. This completely revised edition of Sleeping Through the Night also presents updated advice from Dr. Mindell including: Giving newborns the right start on sleep Handling nursing and sleep Solving nap problems Information on cosl...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...pg 115 This study investigates quality of life in adult
men who received a total laryngectomy as treatment for laryngeal cancer and who use a tracheoesophageal (TE) prosthesis to speak. Thirty men who use TE speech as their primary mode of communication completed a general information form and a quality o...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...tly classified 80% of apneic and 78% of non-apneic adult
snorers into high- and low-Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI) groups. (Sleep apnea is a temporary suspension of breathing during sleep, with potentially serious consequences.) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) wondered w...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
... between their first childhood visit and the young adult
follow-up. Compared with children with a BMI less than the 50th percentile, girls and boys between the 50th and 74th percentile were five times more likely to become overweight. Boys and girls with a BMI between the 75th and 84th percentile were up t...
Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
...wana's high rates of HIV--more than a third of its adult
population is infected--make it a prime candidate for publicly available ARV treatment. Africa's first public ARV clinic opened in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city, in January of 2002, and was immediately inundated with patients, some of whom had to...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...soflurane is known to produce these actions in the adult
brain but it had not been appreciated that such effects could also occur in the fetal brain, he said. Besides the oxygenation studies, the researchers also examined the brain tissue from the exposed fetuses and found no evidence of neurodegeneration ...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...ave concluded that secondhand smoke can exacerbate adult
asthma and cause eye, throat and nasal irritation." "The new study shows clearly that Philip Morris continues to orchestrate a behind-the scenes effort to undermine the credibility of the health warnings their web site acknowledges," Glantz says. In ...
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