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Use of stomach acid-suppressive medications associated with increased risk of pneumonia

...e, with almost $13 billion in sales in 1998 and an annual growth rate of three percent." Dr. Gregor states that these drugs are now widely used to treat a number of gastrointestinal diseases. "As the indications for these drugs expand further and as the population ages, the number of...

Lung function regulated by circadian rhythms

... In a new study presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), lung function was found to have a natural circadian rhythm, where it is at its peak during the late afternoon hours and at its lowest around midday. "Circadian...

Using over-the-counter drugs to treat upper respiratory infections may save $4.75 billion annually

...icans age 18 to 65, this translates into potential annual savings of $4.75 billion. Many factors involved in the treatment of common upper respiratory infections contribute to a major economic burden. This study suggests that when adults use OTC medications to treat their symptoms, not only is ther...

Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery

...he results of the Duke study Oct. 26, 2004, at the annual scientific sessions of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Las Vegas. "The issue of cognitive decline after surgery in the elderly population is a very important one that has not received adequate study," said Monk. "From past longitudinal s...

American College of Chest Physicians announces new Critical Care Institute

... announcement was made during CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the ACCP, hel...he hospital of the future." CHEST 2004 is the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, held October 23-28 in...

Smoking affects same 'feel good' brain chemical system as heroin

... the results Tuesday afternoon in a lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The new results come from a pilot study involving a small group of young male pack-a-day smokers and non-smoking comparison subjects. Despite their study's small size, the researchers say the surprisingly larg...

Skin sterol provides new information about heart disease risk

...CAD), according to data presented yesterday at the annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Additionally, sk...g statins. Patients were examined at baseline and annual clinic visits as part of the PRACTICE clinical registry (Prospective Assessment of Cardiovascular Ri...

Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed

...was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. In recent work, scientists created a BCI that collects information from hundreds of thousands of brain cells at once. In other new work, researchers have used electrodes that do not penetrate the brain to record brain activity t...

Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain

...was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. In past studies, researchers determined that the main active chemicals in the drug marijuana produce a variety of effects by connecting to specific sites on nerve cells, called cannabinoid receptors. Researchers also discovered ...

Several new techniques show promise for spinal cord repair

...was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. "New animal research brings increasing hope for sufferers of spinal cord injury," says Oswald Steward, PhD, of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. "Studies are beginning...

New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain

...was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Hormone therapy (HT), previously called hormone replacement therapy, involves administering estrogen or progesterone alone or in combination as a way to treat menopause symptoms ranging from hot flashes to osteoporosis. Althoug...

Jefferson scientists uncover new evidence to help explain statins' effects in Alzheimer's disease

...rini presents his results October 25, 2004, at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego."It's particularly important to understand the pathways involved in Alzheimer's, especially to find more specific therapies," Dr. Pedrini says. "This reveals an unsuspected pathway linking stati...

Sleep disorders often indicate multiple health conditions

...g to a new study presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the majority of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or nonrestorative sleep have a high degree of attention deficit, as well as neuromuscular and psychi...

Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for solving complex problems

...d their findings on October 25 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference. "We already know how the immune and endocrine systems of healthy medical students react to stress, along with how students respond behaviorally to this kind of stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cog...

Barriers preclude rural women from breast cancer screening

...r utilization. Moreover, despite most women having annual checkups by a doctor, more than two-thirds reported no encouragement or recommendation for a mammogram by their doctor. The authors conclude that "the results point to groups of women in need of interventions to change beliefs, reduce barriers, and i...

Mouse study: Signal overload in Alzheimer brains

...s. The findings are to be presented Oct. 25 at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience by first author Zhiping Liu, Ph.D., a research associate in pathology. "In normal adult mice, stem cells taken from the olfactory bulb returned to the olfactory bulb -- they returned to where they belong -- eve...

Jefferson neuroscientists find evidence of lead exposure affecting recovery from brain injury

...s Oct. 25, 2004, at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting in San Diego. In one test, they compared the animals' abilities to walk across a narrow beam. Normally, rats can navigate the beam with few mistakes, he says. "When we create the brain damage, initially, all of the animals make errors," he s...

Jefferson scientists find new way to convert adult human stem cells to dopamine neurons

...eports her team's findings October 25, 2004 at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego. The Jefferson scientists also found a second enzyme involved in dopamine production, and an important molecule called the dopamine transporter. Interestingly, Dr. Iacovitti notes, some of the cel...

Researchers identify brain protein that halts progression of Alzheimer's

...will present their findings October 26 at the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, Calif. "The results of this study are promising," said Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., director of the NIEHS. "More studies are needed to understand how transthyretin can be used in treating Alzheimer's pat...

Racial differences, poverty linked to mammography use

...have shown that clinical breast exams coupled with annual mammography can significantly reduce death from breast cancer in women over age 50. Despite the fact that an increasing number of women are using screening mammography, estimates indicate that only about 41 percent of women in that category are getti...

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