Tag: "changes" at medical news
Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's
...ns the way for targeted treatment to the brain and changes
the way we view Alzheimer's disease," de la Monte ...h and comprehensive study of the neuropathological changes
associated with diabetes mellitus, in the presence or absence of superimposed Alzheimer's Disease or...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...ices are giving cardiologists a new view of subtle changes
in a key measurement of heart health -- heart rate...electrophsysiology at Duke. "This study shows that changes
in heart rate variability just might be better in picking out those people at highest risk." In thei...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...ientific journal, guided his writing and suggested changes
in his conclusions in order to call into question the published studies showing links between secondhand cigarette smoke and SIDS. The new report was prepared by researchers at UCSF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ap...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
...e secure for the people involved, it's likely that changes
in amygdala and prefrontal cortex activity may be responsible for the accompanying increase in sharing of intimate feelings." Kalin believes that the degree to which a person may be willing to call for help probably depends on a variety of factors, i...
Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains
...ther they might even induce positive developmental changes
in the brain. Because autism is more inheritable than any other psychiatric condition, researchers also could start to explore the genetic mechanisms underlying hyperactive amygdalas - "a completely uncharted research territory," says Davidson. And i...
Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
...azilian city of Pelotas. They found that important changes
in maternal characteristics occurred over the 22 years covered by the study. Mothers were on average 4.5cm taller, 5.1kg heavier, smoked less and were more educated than those who gave birth in 1982. The women's mean number of antenatal visits increa...
Both inherited traits and tumor mutations affect response to treatment of leukemia
...ling said. "So over such a long period, even small changes
that affect the potency of cancer drugs could have a major influence on the outcome of treatment." The goal of the St. Jude study was to determine whether the success or failure of chemotherapy for ALL was linked to any of 16 common genetic polymorph...
Molecule important in cell construction also critical in learning and memory
...find a mechanism that cells use to make short term changes
in nerve cell communication permanent, but we were... skeleton is very important in making long-lasting changes
between nerve cells that result in learning."...
More training needed to care for growing geriatric population
...ts and suggests faculty development and curriculum changes
be made to better prepare future physicians to handle this growing patient base. In 2001, 53 percent of ambulatory (outpatient) visits by patients 65 and older were to nonprimary-care specialists, an increase of 13 percent from 1980. "Until recently,...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...tial drug side effects; and they should report any changes
they notice in their relative's condition."...
A safer route to school makes children more likely to walk and bike, study shows
...o Schools program is the first to evaluate whether changes
to the built environment can increase pedestrian t...habit of getting to school by car or bus, behavior changes
were less marked. Although projects funded by the Safe Routes to Schools program produced measurable...
Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
...naged with medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes
such as stress reduction, regular sleep, accommodations at school, and avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, and drugs of abuse. "The sections on the treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders are very helpful because having two or more disorders at th...
World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched
...n Tyne, and aims to involve nearly 2,000 patients, changes
that. In Britain, nearly half a million GP consul...y patients can manage their constipation by making changes
to their diet and lifestyle. The team will analyse results to determine the most cost-effective way...
Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients
... also more likely to report feeling unprepared for changes
in the patient's condition as he or she neared the end of life. Researchers found, however, that families' perceptions of palliative care changed significantly once patients were admitted to palliative care units. Among 257 families who had low expe...
Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis
...eoarthritis, we have a better understanding of how changes
in the mechanical forces on the cells may lead to degeneration of the cartilage." For their experiments, the team compared how chondrons changed over time in three different groups of mice: one group had functioning type VI collagen genes, while the ...
Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals
...r private - are needed to keep pace with the rapid changes
in reproductive genetic testing," the companion report notes, ranging from enacting limits or bans on these technologies to leaving decisions about them up to parents and their physicians. The report outlines the full range of policy options to addr...
Surgeon General at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
...e to assist them in implementing healthy lifestyle changes
by altering the family's diet and physical activity habits. CONTACTS: Venita Robinson, Director, Media & Community Relations, email@example.com , 510-428-3069 Diana Yee, Media Relations Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org , 510-428-3120...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
... Medical College of Georgia researchers have found changes
in blood vessel chemistry that may explain the dramatic flip-flop in estrogen's function that occurs in older women, taking it from a dilator of vessels to a potentially dangerous constrictor, says Dr. Richard White, MCG pharmacologist. Dr. White wil...
Most episodes of HIV 'blips' not clinically significant in patients receiving HAART
... to costly repeat testing, and sometimes result in changes
in medications. A new preliminary communication published in the February 16 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on medical applications of biotechnology, finds most blips in the study population appear to be random variations rather than clinically sig...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
..., or changed form. True drug resistance requires changes
in therapy which can be very difficult for the patient, says Siliciano. Different combinations of medications can have toxic side effects, such as lipid abnormalities and diabetes, and can be considerably harder to tolerate than the originally presc...
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