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Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet

...tics control their blood sugar levels. Despite the considerable weight loss experienced by the low-carbohydrate dieters, Yancy does not recommend an Atkins-style plan for patients attempting to lose weight for the first time. "Over six months the diet appears relatively safe, but we need to study the safety for l...

New research reveals head injury in children has lasting impact

...rol Hawley continued: "It is likely that there are considerable numbers of children in the community, and back at school, who have suffered a head injury in the past and who might have subtle but important difficulties relating to that head injury." To help identify children suffering from the lingering effects o...

Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

...dical researchers of embargoed countries, there is considerable potential for a curtailment of thought that may benefit not only Americans, but people throughout the world." The editorial also reprints a statement of editorial principles by the World Association of Medical Editors. [Background: A series of fed...

Women who early in life care for elderly parents are at higher risk of poverty later

...abayashi acknowledge that such changes represent a considerable expense for federal and local governments. "But without this intervention, more elderly women are certain to live below the poverty threshold in the next 20 years after caregiving and surviving their parents," the authors wrote in their paper....

How a dietary supplement can protect against Alzheimer's disease

... studies by Greg Cole and his colleagues have shed considerable light on this protective mechanism. They say that their findings in mice show how Alzheimer's patients seem to be caught in a vicious circle, with their disease accelerating the loss of such essential fatty acids, making dietary supplements especiall...

Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population

...is, M.D., M.A.P.P. "The hospital bill savings were considerable for Medicaid and private insurers, and ultimately for the taxpayers, employers and employees who pay for that coverage." The savings don't include other chicken pox costs, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies or lost w...

Increase in childhood leukaemia may be part due to increased light at night

...em surprising, it has a logical basis and there is considerable evidence pointing towards the association. Compared with 100 years ago we are exposed to considerable light at night (LAN) during the natural hours of darkness. LAN disrupts our natural circadian rhythm...

The machinery of forgetting fears

While considerable research has been devoted to understanding the neural machinery involved in learning fears, less has been devoted to understanding how fears are diminished, according to Elizabeth Phelps and her colleagues. Thus, they have performed experiments that ...

High blood pressure related decline in cognitive function affects adults young and old

...d pressure by 10 millimeters mercury would "have a considerable beneficial effect on the preservation of cognitive abilities in the population as a whole," they write....

Chest 2004 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine

...ll as a prelude to new investigations that promise considerable changes in the future of medicine," said John Heffner, MD, FCCP, Program Chair, CHEST 2004. Attendees also will have the option of attending 17 one-day, in-depth educational postgraduate sessions on a variety of topics, such as critical care, sle...

Problematic behaviour of dementing patients exacerbated

...ccurring problem among dementing patients and is a considerable burden for the carer. Partners of apathetic patients experience more difficulty with this aspect than with all other behavioural problems. Family members often do not know the best way to deal with such problems and these therefore form a significan...

Healthy eating reduces the chance of spina bifida

...d with hydrocephalus. The fluid in the head exerts considerable pressure on the brain, as a result of which babies with spina bifida have a higher risk of brain damage....

Slightly increased risk of Ischemic stroke found with tamoxifen

...e of tamoxifen should be reduced, given the drug's considerable benefits. Rather, they say, it means that women should be screened for possible stroke risk before the drug is prescribed for them. Tamoxifen is known to increase the risk of thromboembolism -- blockage of a blood vessel by a blood clot -- but its re...

Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed

...t they imagined," Paller said. Extending upon considerable Northwestern research on what happens in the brain when people remember versus forget, the researchers were interested in what happens differently in the brain when false memories are produced. "We learned that the particular parts of the br...

Mayo Clinic finds effective treatment with minimal side effects for non-renal lupus

..., many medications used to treat this disease have considerable side effects. For example, Dr. Moder explains that one currently available immunomodulatory treatment, cyclophosphamide, puts patients at risk for infertility and cancer. "It's a significant step if the medication is effective but...

New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices

...ripping force during a 2.5-minute test period with considerable accuracy," says Nicolelis. "This finding could simplify the development process of thought-controlled prosthetic devices." A thought-controlled prosthetic device requires a computer program that can read and decode the complex language of ne...

New radiotherapy regime benefits young women with breast cancer

... group and 130 in the boost group, demonstrating a considerable improvement in recurrence rate in women treated with boost. The effect of the boost treatment was of greatest benefit in the younger women, with a reduction in 5-year local disease recurrence rate from 26% to 8.5% in women under 35 years of age. In w...

Combination therapy, not medication alone, most effective for treating children with OCD

...hat, if not adequately treated, is associated with considerable morbidity extending into adulthood. As illustrated by the fact that the overwhelming majority of POTS patients completed treatment as intended using treatment protocols intended for use by frontline clinicians, POTS treatments are both acceptable and...

Researchers shed light on cancer susceptibility using 'supermice'

...essors". Of these, the Ink4a/ARF locus has been of considerable interest since this locus is inactivated in a majority of human cancers. This locus encodes two different proteins that act together to check uncontrolled tumor development. A study to be published in the November 15 issue of Genes and Development i...

'Weekend' use matches daily drops for 'lazy eye'

...rove to normal levels by the four-month mark. This considerable degree of improvement is similar to that accomplished with daily eye patching, the mainstay of amblyopia treatment, the researchers note. "The daily burden of administering drops usually falls on the parent, and if weekend eye drops are a good optio...

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