Tag: "changes" at medical news
US study highlights clear link between increased fast-food consumption and obesity
... association between reported fast-food habits and changes
in bodyweight and insulin resistance over a 15-yea...equency over 15 years was directly associated with changes
in bodyweight in white individuals; a weaker association was recorded among black people. Increases ...
Exercise combats metabolic syndrome in older adults
...plus weightlifting. The Hopkins team measured the changes
in participants' risk factors, body fat, and muscl... drugs. "A novel finding of our study was that the changes
in disease risk factors with exercise training were more closely related to reductions in body fat, ...
Specialist available to discuss the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and patient quality of life
...ductive-age women, produces a wide variety of body changes
with both physical and emotional implications for sufferers. Many women with PCOS are found to have insulin resistance, a condition that allows excessive levels of insulin to circulate in the blood and increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes, hyperten...
Web-based tool to help clinicians make schizophrenia treatment decisions
...ly on an outpatient basis under managed care. Such changes
have led to serious problems, which includes patients not using medications correctly and/or using multiple drugs without good evidence that multiple drugs should be used. "Among patients with schizophrenia, around 20 percent are taking two or more a...
OHSU researcher says FDA could broaden access to results of clinical drug trials
...sed,, acknowledged Turner. Also, simple formatting changes
could make the FDA reviews much more user-friendly, he said. "The idea of an FDA clinical trial results database could be complementary to proposals by the American Medical Association (AMA) and other groups," Turner explained. The AMA, for example, ...
Mice with depression-like behaviors reveal possible source of human depression
...we developed an animal model that would tell us if changes
in glucocorticoid receptor function could impart the animal equivalent of depression." The researchers engineered mice that lose glucocorticoid receptors from their forebrains, specifically from the cortex and hippocampus, beginning at about three we...
Sudden death from stress linked to wonky signals in the brain
...ram analysis. The study showed that stress-induced changes
in electrical currents in the heart were accompani... activity during fits and may also show asymmetric changes
in the heart, suggesting that the relay system is by-passed. In apparently healthy people, it is po...
Non-narcotic treatment for migraines
...pidly, was gentle on the stomach and did not cause changes
in blood pressure....
Decreased sensitivity in the brain to estrogen may help explain menopausal changes
A new study suggests that agerelated changes
in how the brain responds to the female sex hormon... reproductive life, there are not only age-related changes
in estrogen levels, but also differences in how her body responds to given levels of estrogen. Rese...
Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths
...usions drawn from earlier studies showing striking changes
in death patterns among particular populations. For example, in separate studies over a decade ago of Jewish men and elderly Chinese women in California, death rates appeared to drop significantly right before important religious and cultural celebra...
Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine
...termine the shape of this protein, which undergoes changes
as it interacts with pIgR," said Rensheng Luo, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in St. Jude Structural Biology and Infectious Diseases and first author of the paper. Other authors of the paper are William S. Lewis, Richard Heath, Siva Sivakolundu, Eil...
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
...tterns especially in the presence of other subtle changes
may be a sign of a hormonal imbalance linked to a variety of serious side effects and medical conditions, according to the December 2004 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In a study of 188 women conducted by researchers at ...
Home-based treatment as effective as hospital-based treatment for hand eczema
...alen. The researchers found that, according to changes
in hand dermatitis scores, the average improvement after ten weeks was 41 percent in the home group and 31 percent in the hospital group. Overall, the researchers reported no statistically significant difference over time and between groups. "In comp...
Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs
...findings provide additional evidence that dramatic changes
in the way the FDA address patient safety are needed," Even said. Evens and Bennett are faculty physicians in the department of medicine, division of hematology/oncology, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and researchers at The ...
Moving admitted ER patients into inpatient beds faster could significantly increase hospital revenue
...imize health care costs and frequent reimbursement changes
that reduce funds for uncompensated care, it is critical that hospitals adopt interventions to more efficiently move admitted emergency department patients into inpatient beds. This would free up emergency department beds for incoming patients." To d...
Researchers report early success using saliva to detect oral cancer
...RNA can be as informative of health and disease as changes
in protein or DNA. In addition, mRNA has the key advantage over these more traditional analytes in that it can be readily extracted in bulk from a tissue or bodily fluid and processed much faster for a comprehensive picture of which mRNAs are present...
Early learning leaves lasting changes in brain, Stanford owl study shows
... of the brain lose the ability to make large-scale changes
in connections at different rates. "It's a trade-o...e world or find prey, stop making major structural changes
early in life, leaving the adult with a stable map. Other parts of the brain, such as those involved...
ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit
...to Protocol must report the location and extent of changes
in forest cover and land use are taking place. Many countries do not currently possess such information and are investigating how to achieve it. ESA is working with such countries in order to demonstrate how satellites can help fill gaps in data on l...
Children's anxiety prior to surgery linked to behavioral changes
...ely to have one or more new maladaptive behavioral changes
following surgery when compared to children with n... would have one or more new maladaptive behavioral changes
following surgery, among them separation anxiety and temper tantrums. "We identified characteristics...
Surprise! Cells have second source of phosphate
...ves it to a protein, and showed that the phosphate changes
the protein's function. Since then, scientists have found and studied thousands of other ATP-controlled proteins. While IP7 also controls protein activity, its role in cellular communication -- coordinating internal activities to respond to external...
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