Tag: "body" at medical news
Abandoned bones suggest TB wiped out leprosy in battle of killer diseases
... scientists, following the discovery of a shrouded body
in a sealed chamber overlooked by tomb robbers, fo...d across this discovery while examining a shrouded body
excavated by Israeli archaeologist Dr Shimon Gibson. The body
from around Jerusalem dated from the 1...
Carrot component reduces cancer risk
... effective because it stimulates mechanisms in the body
that fight cancer, although they have yet to carry out a detailed analysis in this respect....
New math model of heart cell has novel calcium pathway
...in two pieces of information the EKG field on the body
surface and the CT information for the geometrical relationship of the heart and torso" said Rudy. "Over the years, we've developed the mathematics and computer algorithms to combine these two pieces of information and solve for the electrical activ...
Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk
... the results such as age, education, smoking, and body
mass index and found that higher amounts of dairy, fruits and vegetables were associated with lower risk of functional limitations. And, among black women, risk of disability was significantly lower. The median servings for study participants consum...
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
...the editorial authors added. "Thus, it will take a body
of research on STI vaccine acceptance, such as that being conducted by Zimet et al, to ensure that once STI vaccines are available we can maximize uptake by parents and health care professionals of adolescents," they concluded....
Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive
...dy, the researchers measured hip, spine, and whole body
bone mineral densities in 170 healthy female adolescents ages 14 to 18. Of these, 80 had used DMPA, and 90 had not. Some of the 90 who had not used DMPA had used other forms of contraception, including oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptives also ...
Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests
... medical students experience prior to an exam the body
releases a compound called norepinephrine. Known a...ght or flight" compound, norepinephrine allows the body
to react quickly to an immediate threat. While measuring norepinephrine levels was beyond the scope ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...buse; and elevated cholesterol, blood pressure and body
mass index. The source of the increased risk remains a mystery, however. "We expected heart attacks and traditional cardiac risk factors to contribute to the increased risk of heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis patients, but they did not," says D...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...d CHF with cytokines. Cytokines are molecules the body
produces to regulate inflammation. Cytokines are...amined data collected on cigarette smoking status, body
mass index, and other established risk factors for heart disease. For the foundation of their analy...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
...s such as elevated cholesterol, blood pressure and body
mass index, diabetes, and alcohol abuse, indicates...sk factors: diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, body
mass index and smoking....
New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds
...radioactive Bexxar to determine how that patient's body
processes the tagged antibody. Nuclear medicine scans are used to assess how quickly Bexxar reaches the tumor and how quickly the radiation disappears from the patient's body. One to two weeks after that initial dose, the patient then receives a cust...
Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI
...ontrol subjects. They found no association between body
mass index and overall risk of either non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphomas. The authors conclude that the growing incidence in obesity is unlikely to explain the increasing incidence worldwide of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Contact: Ellen Chang, Karolinska In...
Testosterone supplements for elderly men
...o decreases in muscle size and strength, increased body
fat and thinner bones. The changes are also associated with decreased sexual interest, fatigue, mobility problems, depression, increased risk of falling and a general sense of weakness. "Tests on younger and healthy older men suggest that testoster...
Diffusion-weighted MRI can diagnose 'mad cow'-related disease in humans before symptoms show
...ious disease, the handling of tissue specimens and body
fluids requires special care. Human-to-human infection has been reported, and early diagnosis definitely plays a positive role in its prevention of spread," said Dr. Ukisu....
COX-2 inhibitor increases the risk of heart attack in elderly adults with no history of heart attack
...ns Lvesque. "This study contributes to the growing body
of evidence concerning the cardiac safety of COX-2 inhibitors."...
Yale researcher studying acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy
...e involves stimulation of anatomical points on the body
by a variety of techniques, including penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. In this study each of two groups of women will receive slightly varying acupuncture treatmen...
Feb. 1, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...se. It also contributes to the as yet inconsistent body
of evidence about the heart risks of celecoxib: Some studies have shown increased risk and others have shown no increased risk. *(This article is released online, along with the Feb. 1, 2005, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. It will be published...
Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival
...conducted between 1976 and 2000. Researchers used body
mass index (BMI) the ratio of a person's height in meters to their weight in kilograms to classify women as normal weight (BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9), or obese (a BMI above 30). Researchers also computed change in weight b...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...he KD is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, the body
is forced to burn fat for energy, a process called ketosis. The review explains that this shift in energy results in an anticonvulsant effect, though the exact mechanisms are still not fully understood. Another treatment, still in preliminary stag...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
...pinal cord, dictating almost every movement in the body
from the wiggling of a toe to the rolling of an eyeball. The new development could one day help victims of spinal-cord injuries, or pave the way for novel treatments of degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as ...
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