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What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...n in brain function." Although previous studies comparing
unrelated Tourette patients with unaffected persons had failed to show differences in dopamine system function, the NIMH investigators were spurred by the fact that Tourette symptoms respond to drugs like haloperidol that block D2 dopamine receptors....
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...blems associated with HMOs over time. make data comparing
selected aspects of competing health plans available to consumers. improve the due process requirement. give the N.C. Department of Insurance broader power to ensure quality of services. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J....
New Math, High-Tech Imaging Solving Old Riddle: How Does The Brain Operate When We Think?
...ne blood test that letsdoctors diagnosediseases by comparing
levels of substances in the blood with normal rang...archers demonstrated the accuracy of their math by comparing
normalanimalbrain activity to abnormal activity caused by decreased oxygen in the blood. Theteam low...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
...ution. Other studies have been cross sectional, comparing
people exposed to noise towell-matched controls who were not subjected to noise. Evans, an environmentalpsychologist and an international expert on environmental stress (such as noise,crowding and air pollution) and his German and Swedish colleagues...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...d with three of the "new" antihypertensive agents, comparing
them to diuretics which are considered the gold standard. "This ALLHAT study should answer the bottomline question: Are any of the currently used antihypertensive agents more effective than others in preventing death or heart attacks or stro...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...nk doctors and hospitals need to makesure they are comparing
apples to apples, or rankings can become skewed andunfairly penalize high-quality medical professionals, according to cardiologistsJames Jollis of Duke University Medical Center and Patrick Romano of theUniversity of California, Davis. In a ...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...r chorioamnionitis, Gugino said. By comparing
patient records during the pregnancy with results of the laboratory analysis of placental tissue after the fetal or infant death, Gugino and colleagues found that if only one of these symptoms is present, chorioamnionitis should be suspected and pa...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...thematical model to calculatecost-effectiveness by comparing
costs and outcomes of no drug treatment toshort-course AZT therapy in pregnant women from three different settings. The settings were rural Tanzania with an HIV prevalence rate among pregnantwomen of 15 percent, an urban area of Thailand with a low ...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...tween 1976 and 1981 and a 75 percent decrease when comparing
strokeincidence from 1982 and 1987. In the minimal intervention community, there was actually an increase (5percent) in stroke incidence between 1970 and 1975, a 20 percent decreasebetween 1976 and 1981 and a 29 percent decrease between 1982 and 1987...
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
WASHINGTON - Researchers comparing
the effectiveness of treating majordepression with... did not findsignificantly different outcomes when comparing
psychotherapy and treatment withantidepressants, the authors suggest primary care physicians recomme...
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors
...other rather than their father. Therefore, comparing
the mothers HLA type with those of the transplant candidates siblings will provide clues about which sibling would be the optimal organ donor. The researchers hypothesize that prenatal exposure to maternal HLA mo...
Osteoporosis Drug Evista (Raloxifene) Cuts Newly Diagnosed, Invasive Breast Cancer Risk By More Than 60 Percent
...R) trial, a landmarkbreast cancer prevention trial comparing
the ability of tamoxifen and raloxifeneto prevent breast cancer. The STAR trial will determine the safety andeffectiveness of raloxifene in reducing the occurrence of breast cancer in womenat high risk. Enrollment for the trial is expected to begin i...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...ow-up. In addition to its involvement in the study comparing
early amniocentesis toCVS, Cedars-Sinai's prenatal program is the Los Angeles area's training site foran NIH-funded study looking at a noninvasive Down syndrome screening programbased on maternal age, maternal biochemical markers measured from blood ...
Cervical Screening Has Reduced Incidence And Mortality From Cervical Cancer
... women aged 25-54. The reduction was estimated by comparing
the projected and actual mortality. Reductions in mortality over the last 40 years in women aged over 54 years, however, are not related to the screening programme, say the authors, as few of these women would have been screened. Contact: Dr Mike Qu...
Nonintrusive Imaging Technique Useful For Identifying Language Regions In Kids' Brains
...e evaluations of children. And hehas already begun comparing
fMRI's use with the Wada test for patients withepilepsy....
BioNumerik Reports Data On Two Novel Supercomputer Engineered Anticancer Agents At 90th Annual Meeting Of The AACR
...philic Camptothecin," BioNumerik ispresenting data comparing
the antitumor activity of BioNumerik's compound,karenitecin BNP1350, to the activity of SmithKline Beecham's topotecan(Hycamptin). In these studies, conducted in mice bearing human ovariantumors, both oral and intravenous karenitecin demonst...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...r individual treatment plans." One previous study comparing
the costs of these therapies found that a month oftreatment with calcium channel blockers cost twice as much as beta blockertreatment and 20 times as much as diuretic treatment. The current study wassupported by a grant from the Agency for Health Ca...
WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths
... on infant mortality, theresearchers used a survey comparing
participating and non-participating womenwhose household incomes were a little less than double the 1988 poverty line.The study data were obtained from the 1988 National Maternal and Infant HealthSurvey, which contained measures of program participat...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
...d the results ofmore scholarly sex surveys, always comparing
our behavior to that of therespondents. But who asks these questions? And why? What effects do they have on policy andperception? In her new book, "Kiss and Tell: Surveying Sex in the TwentiethCentury" (Harvard University Press), sociologist Julia...
Balloon Procedure In The Brain? Longest Follow-Up To Date Shows Good Results
...This study indicates a need for additional studies comparing
the usefulness ofangioplasty versus medication alone," Marks says. "At this point there is noother proven therapy to treat this problem, especially for patients who arehaving continuing problems." Co-researchers include Mary Marcellus, R.N.; Alexand...
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