Tag: "cuts" at medical news
Dartmouth researchers find where musical memories are stored in the brain
...ery, or memories, to fill in the gaps if the music cuts
out. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure brain activity, the researchers found that study participants could mentally fill in the blanks if a familiar song was missing short snippets. "We played music in the scanner [fMRI],...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
...prolol as an emergency treatment for heart attacks cuts
the risks of repeat heart attacks and of ventricular fibrillation  . But, early use of beta-blocker treatment raises the risk of cardiac shock in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack, and these early benefits and hazards tend to cancel each o...
New substance that improves the photodetection of bladder cancer gains market approval
... as a surgeon or physician visually identifies and cuts
out the cancerous tissue. This "white light" examination and resection is quite difficult for flat lesions and the experience of the individual urologist or surgeon is a considerable variable factor in successful detection. The recurrence rate under ...
Physicians call for increased funding for federal infectious disease programs
...paredness. However, IDSA is disappointed by steep cuts
in funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Also, the small increase granted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will not keep pace with inflation. IDSA is u...
States find alternate routes to health coverage
...ndured another bad budget year without making deep cuts
to their Medicaid programs. This reflects Medicaid's essential role as a source of health coverage for vulnerable populations. However, a combination of surging costs, enrollment, and uninsured has created a "perfect storm" that has driven many Medic...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
...an by washing thoroughly with soap and water; keep cuts
and abrasions clean and covered with a proper dressing (e.g., bandage) until healed; avoid contact with other people's wounds or material contaminated from wounds. Depeche Mode believes that Youki goes beyond these requirements by not involving dress...
Scientists discover recipe for life: eating the 'Polymeal' cuts heart disease by 76%
...covered the 'Polymeal', a set of ingredients which cuts
the risk of heart (cardiovascular) disease by 76% ...the medical literature on how much each ingredient cuts
heart disease, blood pressure or cholesterol levels by varying amounts, (150ml wine daily for instan...
World AIDS day: US women with HIV lack access to health care
...t provider of care for people with HIV, could face cuts
in coming years because of extremely tight budgets. Funding cuts
for AIDS programs disproportionately affect African-American women, who are more likely to be low-in...
Scientists discover enzyme crucial to HIV replication
...xplain how HIV flouts the molecular machinery that cuts
and splices RNA before it leaves the nucleus. "Unspliced RNA is like an unwieldy ball of yarn," explains Dr. Jeang. "We found that the virus also uses a human enzyme known as DDX3 to straighten its RNA before threading it through a small pore in the ...
Widely used breast cancer drug not linked to stroke
...east, as well as breast cancer recurrence. It also cuts
breast cancer risk in half among women considered at high risk for the disease. However, tamoxifen use may have potential, serious side effects. One of those side effects, an increased risk of stroke, was seen in two large randomized trials but not ...
Barbed sutures, wrinkle fillers give patients more innovative, non-surgical options
...utures are a bit like barbed wire that have little cuts
in the side of the suture, allowing the barb to catch when it is passed through tissue. The catch allows the plastic surgeon to pull on the suture once it is in place and tighten the tissue. This surgical development is expected to increase the numbe...
Health benefits of citrus topic at American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia
... Compounds in grapefruit may yield super-pill that cuts
cost of prescription drugs Researchers have known for some time that grapefruit contains compounds that can cause interactions with certain prescription drugs, particularly heart and blood pressure medications, by increasing their levels in the blo...
Study finds lean beef can be part of healthy diet for teens
...en, you are eating healthier, when in reality some cuts
of beef are going to be leaner than certain ground...ld remember is that making good choices about lean cuts
of red meat can actually be very good for one's diet." Snetselaar chose to focus ...
Researchers testing compounds that may stop replication of T-cell leukemia virus
...s known about the HTLV-I enzyme, or protease, that cuts
long strings of amino acids to form functional pro...h a fluorescent agent that reveals the location of cuts
in the amino acid chain. When researchers add a potential inhibitor compound to the substrate, they ...
Injuries to children show definite patterns
...doctor for treatment of an injury--everything from cuts
to broken bones to a peanut stuck in the nose--can take solace knowing that injuries to children--especially boys--are a fact of growing up. A new study out of the University of Alberta shows that 84 per cent of children will sustain an injury befor...
Cedars-Sinai March medical tipsheet
...t children often get more than their fair share of cuts
and bruises growing up, many parents don't know that certain play activities carry greater risks for injuries that can have long-term effects on their child's health and development. According to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medica...
Cancer cells can compress blood vessels, block entry of drugs
...ood supply in the same way that stepping on a hose cuts
off the flow of water. Using human tumors implanted in mice, the researchers administered diphtheria toxin, which kills tissue from humans but not from mice, to selectively destroy cancer cells. Analysis of the toxin-treated tumors found that both b...
AACR hosts 95th Annual Meeting
...Hodgkin's lymphoma Red blood cell-boosting protein cuts
cognitive loss from brain irradiation New diagnostic tools from proteomics to fight ovarian cancer Tobacco-induced genetic changes may be targets for intervention, prevention When: March 2731, 2004 Where: Orange County Convention Center Or...
Researchers find weaknesses in Arkansas public health system
...n-terrorist events as well, especially in light of cuts
in public health budgets. J. Gary Wheeler, M.D., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, and colleagues examined whether vulnerabilities in the public health infrastructure existed during the 2001-2002 Arkansas pertus...
Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ses and other health care providers, realized deep cuts
in profitability between 1996 and 1999 in part to ...ced Budget Act of 1997, which included the largest cuts
in the history of Medicare, an important financial cushion for teaching hospitals and graduate medic...
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