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Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss

...itial blood tests. The blood tests reveal many deficiencies or abnormalities such as elevated uric acid level, elevated cholesterol, iron deficiency, or abnormal liver or renal function. Dr. Morin has worked in general practice for more than 30 years and is medical consultant to SureSlim Canada, which adm...

New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death

... cannot be complacent in the face of the recurrent deficiencies " writes Ian Greer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow. "The pragmatic approach of PRECOG is essential because pre-eclampsia matters."...

How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?

...essed valerian's effect on boys with developmental deficiencies and hyperactivity problems. After the children were given nightly doses for 2 weeks, they experienced an increase in total sleep time and sleep quality. In spite of growing popularity, Dr. Mahady was unable to find sufficient scientific evidence in ...

Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK

...ifferent ethnic groups' responses to institutional deficiencies in primary care, whereby ethnic minorities receive different amounts of care to white patients. "Our findings prompt questions about whether ethnic minorities receive less preventative, or more emergency treatment than their white counterparts. Thes...

CPR performance does not follow guidelines

...rmal neurological outcomes. "Whether some of these deficiencies can be improved by specific focus during training needs attention. Through better understanding of the mistakes made in a real-life cardiac arrest situation, training courses might be designed to focus on these aspects. Another approach would be to d...

Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds

...up the group that did not suffer from nutritional deficiencies malnourished children showed a 41 percent increase in aggression at age 8, a 10 percent increase in aggression and delinquency at age 11 and a 51 percent increase in violent and antisocial behavior at age 17. While social class did not play a signif...

Eye care for refugees, the displaced discussed at UH

...been prescribed, trachoma infections and vitamin A deficiencies have been significantly suppressed, more than 1,000 cataract surgeries have been carried out by volunteer surgical teams and many eye health educational messages have been relayed to refugee camp residents in hopes of increasing awareness, resulting ...

Longterm immune memory cells cells do not develop during chronic viral infections

...he expression of these cytokines, or whether other deficiencies in the pathway exist. "The normal memory CD8 T cell differentiation program that occurs after acute infection results in memory cells that are capable of long-term persistence in the absence of antigen as a result of slow homeostatic proliferation i...

Old dogs, new tricks?

...isphere as well, acting as a way to compensate for deficiencies they may have in regions that are activated in typical readers. The brain scans also showed that recovery mechanisms, usually seen in pediatric dyslexia cases, are also working in adults brains. This suggests that unlike children learning to read, ...

New insights into hormone therapy highlight when estrogen best aids brain

...rmation. The rats receiving progesterone exhibited deficiencies in learning and remembering the maze. In addition, rats treated with progesterone also showed problems remembering many items of information, while untreated rats were able to successfully remember the items. These findings suggest that progesterone...

New grant addresses minority nurse shortage

...ssionals, the health department was able to assess deficiencies and provide guidance to health care employers across the state. According to the health department's report, minorities are vastly underrepresented in the nursing population in Pennsylvania. African Americans make up almost 9 percent of Pennsylvania...

Highlights of the September Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...uring childhood may interfere with growth. Severe deficiencies may keep children from reaching their potential adult height, and even mild deficiencies over a lifetime can affect bone density and bone loss. That in turn increases a person's risk for os...

Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy

...on's 17,000 nursing homes have been sanctioned for deficiencies that put their residents at risk of harm. About one in 20 nursing home residents suffer from abuse, according to the Florida Agency of Health Care Administration, and this figure appears to understate the problem because many instances of physical an...

Iron supplements help only certain non-anemic women

...en who are not anemic, only those with tissue-iron deficiencies can benefit from taking iron supplements, concludes a new study by Cornell University nutritionists. "Supplementation makes no difference in exercise-training improvements in women with low iron storage who are not yet tissue-iron deficient or anemic...

Anemia associated with disability and poorer physical performance

...has a variety of causes, from iron or vitamin B-12 deficiencies to chronic diseases such as cancer or liver disease. In older adults, about 20 percent of 30 percent of cases have no known cause. The researchers used data from the InCHIANTI Study, a study of 1,156 older adults living in the Chianti area of Italy t...

Red palm oil as a means of combating vitamin A deficiency

...precursor of vitamin A, beta-carotene, in reducing deficiencies of this vitamin in women and children. This long-t...the project, in order to assess its impact against deficiencies in real conditions of use, in other words conditions of free voluntary acquisition by women. These w...

Zinc supplements could help treat ADHD

...ibed, but recent findings that vitamin and mineral deficiencies correlate with ADHD suggest that dietary supplements could also play a role in disease management. Researchers from Iran carried out a controlled trial to assess the benefits of prescribing supplementary zinc alongside the more conventional methylphe...

An alternative to bone-marrow donation

...e-marrow donors for patients with leukemia, immune deficiencies and autoimmune diseases. ES cells are cells derived from embryos that have the potential to grow into many different cell types. Richard Burt and colleagues identified the most effective mix of growth factors to induce mouse ES cell lines to deve...

Medical societies report critical care crisis in United States

...pending critical care workforce shortage and other deficiencies in critical care medicine before the nation enters into a full-scale critical care crisis. The Critical Care Workforce Partnership, comprised of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Am...

National Academies news: Clinical research involving children

...s at several leading medical centers after finding deficiencies in their research review programs. Most attention has focused on research involving adults, however. An effective and adequately funded system for protecting all human research participants is essential, but safeguarding child participants requires...

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