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Contrary to previous findings, smoking is detrimental to patients with Alzheimer's

...erly in the United States, affecting 4.5-5 million adults -- 10 times more than those affected by Parkinson's disease. The disease is marked by the accumulation of two distinct brain lesions -- beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles -- which accumulate in specific brain regions critical to learnin...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005

..., administered pulmonary function testing to 7,685 adults ages 40 and over. By using C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as an indication of total system burden of inflammation, researchers were able to determine each individual's amount of systemic inflammation. Results showed that smoking was associated wit...

HIV-infected parents report limiting physical contact with their children

...nt Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Of adults receiving care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the U.S., 28 percent have children younger than 18 years old, according to background information in the article. These children, although not infected themselves, may be greatly affected by th...

Why North America is not a rhythm nation

... more? George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin North American adults have problems perceiving and reproducing irregular...ty of Toronto, found that Bulgarian and Macedonian adults process complex musical rhythms better than North American adults, who often struggle with anything ...

UCLA brain scientists crack mystery of how alcohol causes intoxication

...dings could eventually help identify children and adults at higher risk of developing alcohol dependency, so these individuals can make an informed decision about whether to drink. The study results may also speed the development of new drugs that target alcohol-sensitive GABA receptors, leading to better...

Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine

...ole of migraine in precipitating a stroke in young adults appears to be independent from the usual risk factors and from the consumption of wine, cigarettes and the contraceptive pills," he said. Co-authors with Giles's are Jason McGowan; Leah MacCLellan, M.S.P.H..; Braxton D. Mitchell, Ph.D.; Crystal Pir...

Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day

...d been left in a car by adults. One in four of the adults were aware that they had left a child in a car, but half either did not realise, or simply forgot, that they had done so. Almost half of the children were being looked after by an adult as part of childcare. Of these 54 children, 32 had been left by ...

Cell phone users drive like old folks

... exceeding 0.08. The new study included 20 older adults (ages 65 to 74, with average age 70) and 20 younger adults (ages 18 to 25, with average age 20). All of them had normal vision and a valid driver's license. Pr...

Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations

...n of individual practice patterns and outcomes for adults with malignant glioma. The Glioma Outcomes (GO) Project enrolled 788 patients at 52 clinical sites, both academic and community practices, between December 1997 and July 2000. The enrollment criteria included adult patients with primary grade III or ...

Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI

...oked at lymph node evaluations from nearly 117,000 adults who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer between 1988 and 2001. Only 37% of patients had received adequate lymph node evaluation--i.e., 12 or more lymph nodes examined. However, the proportion of patients who received adequate lymph node evaluat...

COX-2 inhibitor increases the risk of heart attack in elderly adults with no history of heart attack

...k with one of the COX-2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart attack--a group previously considered low-risk. The study, sponsored by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, examin...

New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause

...ica a condition that affects nearly 40 percent of adults at some point during their lifetime. "Our study not only found that we can use MR neurography to accurately image the sciatic nerve, but also shows that we can effectively diagnose and treat sciatic pain that is not caused by a herniated or damaged ...

Screening for osteoporosis prevents hip fractures in older adults

...bilitating, traumatic experience for 340,000 older adults annually. The researchers found that using a machine to estimate bone density by measuring the tissues' ability to absorb X-rays was associated with a 36 percent reduction in hip fractures over six years compared with usual medical care. The stu...

Preschoolers not getting enough fiber

...t high-fiber foods are more likely to grow up into adults who consume adequate fiber." The study is detailed in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in a paper, Dietary Fiber Intake by American Preschoolers is Associated with More Nutrient-Dense Diets. The authors are Kra...

Exercise helps reduce symptoms of depression, UT Southwestern researchers find

...e alone in treating mild to moderate depression in adults aged 20 to 45 showed that depressive symptoms were reduced almost 50 percent in individuals who participated in 30-minute aerobic exercise sessions three to five times a week. The results, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Pr...

January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...SION Twenty-five percent of adolescents and young adults will experience a depressive episode by age 24, ye...y care. In a cross-sectional study of 10,962 young adults aged 16 to 29 years with significant depressive symptoms, more than one quarter (26 percent) of the ...

Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy

... Preventive Medicine (ACPM) found that 43% of U.S. adults aged 40 and older who are at increased risk of car...tion plan." Survey Findings and Implications Of adults age 40 and older, approximately 42% were classified as being at increased risk for heart disease. Y...

Baked or broiled fish may help reduce the risk of stroke

...rent types of fish meals and the risk of stroke in adults aged 65 years and older (average age = 72.7 years). Diet was assessed in 4,775 adults in 1989 1990 using a food questionnaire, which included how often, on average, patients consumed br...

Generation gap found in chronic pain

... examined detailed data from 5,823 black and white adults treated at the U-M Multidisciplinary Pain Center over eight years. They were divided into two groups: those under age 50, and those over age 50. During their evaluation for pain treatment, the patients completed standardized questionnaires that asse...

Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy

...f New Mexico, a group of 32 healthy, dementia-free adults between ages of 60 and 87 were drawn from a larger...problems with prospective memory could alert older adults to the presence of a genetic risk for Alzheimer's. He says, "It could be useful for someone to reco...

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