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New test predicts pregnancy problems long before they happen

...mpsia develops dangerously high blood pressure and begins excreting protein in the urine. In some cases, the condition may progress to eclampsia, a series of potentially fatal seizures. In cases where the condition does not progress to eclampsia, children born to mothers with preeclampsia may be born prem...

Dartmouth researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. honored for pioneering work in cancer prevention

...our ideas about the dynamics of cancer, and how it begins and grows in a process known as carcinogenesis. One of his most significant contributions is the concept of chemoprevention, a term that he coined in two landmark papers published in the early 1970s. The idea of chemoprevention - using drugs, vitam...

University of Pittsburgh to lead first-ever NIMH-funded genetic study of anorexia nervosa

...fear of gaining weight and emaciation. It commonly begins during adolescence in girls and it runs in families. Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University and a co-principal investigator with the data analysis group, notes that research studies completed in the past ...

University of Pittsburgh study finds marker for blood clots in cardiac arrest patients

... and goes into cardiac arrest, the patient's blood begins to clot, a process that begins as early as six minutes after cardiac arrest and may hamper resuscitation efforts. Even after resusc...

Lancet readers to join WHO election debate

...t. The Lancet's coverage of the electoral campaign begins with a Special Report on the organisational structure and history of WHO and the election process; WHO's 192 member states have to put forward candidates by November 19, followed by shortlisting and a final decision to be made at the end of January n...

New study documents burden of irritable bowel syndrome for U.S. sufferers

...ive Americans, more commonly in women. It usually begins in late adolescence or early adult life and rarely appears for the first time after the age of 50. A survey mailed to 1,340 members of a national patient advocacy organization representing those with irritable bowel syndrome resulted in 657 responses...

Beijing conference to address lung cancer crisis in China

...y -- spiral computerized tomography, or CT scan -- begins this year at 30 sites including UCSF, it will be many years until the results can be demonstrated. "New markers and new methods for the very early detection of lung cancer are crucial to improve the prognosis of patients with lung cancer," said UCSF ...

Men more dependent on exercise than women, UF study shows

...ips to exercise. Their professional or school work begins to suffer, and they continue to exercise despite injuries, Hausenblas said. About 3 percent of the study participants 2 percent of men and 1 percent of women showed an elevated risk of developing this unhealthy reliance on exercise evidenced by thei...

Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis

... and its replacement by new bone, bone remodeling, begins to change. More bone is broken down than is replaced, and bone mass is lost. Bones weaken and eventually break easily, a condition known as osteoporosis. Sex hormones help with bone remodeling by maintaining the balance to prevent the loss of bon...

Obesity study focuses on after-school hours

...se that tends to be the age when physical activity begins to decline and weight starts edging upward. Dr. Paule Barbeau, exercise physiologist at GPI, and Dr. Donna Moore, MCG pediatrician, are co-investigators on the study....

Ceramic hip implants provide alternative for younger patients

...most patients, but after about 15 years, the metal begins to wear the plastic down, creating in some patients, osteolysis in the hip, which occurs when particles break off from the implant," said Dr. Steven Gitelis, orthopedic surgeon at Rush. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Chicago testing the...

NIAID releases 20th anniversary edition of Jordan Report on vaccine research

...d according to disease type and name. Each section begins with a brief overview, followed by a detailed description of the state of relevant vaccine research. The report contains appendices on the status of all vaccines in development and the current recommended childhood immunization schedule. Since 1982, ...

Jefferson surgeons turning to light therapy for advanced lung cancer

...l the cancer stops responding, meaning the disease begins to grow again. If the cancer has not spread beyond the chest, the patient then receives photofrin 24 hours prior to surgery to remove the tumor. During surgery, he or she receives an appropriate dose of light therapy. Of the 16 patients evaluated to...

New treatment strategy for Crohn's disease shows early promise

... physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. "It usually begins between the ages of 20 and 30, and a typical patient deals with diarrhea, abdominal pain, infections and very serious problems that require surgery," Dieckgraefe says. "It's just a terrible situation." Until now, the disease has been thought to resul...

New HIV vaccine holds promise of global effectiveness

...causing the global epidemic," he adds. "This trial begins a process that we hope will culminate in a globally effective HIV vaccine," says Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., who heads the VRC. "The first step is to develop a multiclade vaccine. If our candidate elicits an effective immune response and proves safe i...

Tissue-engineered cells transmit electrical signals in animal hearts

... contraction starts with an electrical signal that begins in the atrium, a tiny area of the heart's upper-right chamber. The signal then moves to the other chambers. Damage to the electrical pathway between the atrium and ventricles (the lower chambers) can result in complete heart block, a potentially fa...

Nation's two largest medical specialty groups issue migraine treatment guidelines

...ng or mitigating migraines. In general, prevention begins with the lowest effective dose. The goal is to give each treatment an adequate trial, avoid interfering medications and create a formal management plan with the patient. The guidelines note that migraines or other headaches are not symptoms of brain ...

First-ever conference on depression in college students to be held March 6-7 in Michigan

... have a depressive disorder. Depression most often begins in late childhood, in adolescence, or in early adulthood. Recent research on depression and suicide in college students has begun to raise the public's awareness of the issue. For example, the American College Health Association in 2000 reported tha...

Brief exposure to Mandarin can help American infants learn Chinese

...decline in foreign language speech perception that begins toward the end of the first year of life. University of Washington neuroscientist Patricia Kuhl reported today that 9-month-old American infants who were exposed to Mandarin Chinese for less than five hours in a laboratory setting were able to distin...

Bridge Medical joins NPSF and 34 organizations in convening historic Congress

... courses on Mar. 12 before the Congress officially begins with a 6 pm "Welcome Reception." [IHI President and CEO Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, is one of NPSF's "distinguished advisors."] On Mar. 14, attendees will have an opportunity to find out how to use lessons learned in other industries to improve patient ...

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