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National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining

...en ages 35 and 74 in the ARIC communities who had definite or probable heart attacks between Jan. 1, 1987, a...cks. Of these, 71.7 percent met the criteria for a definite (as opposed to a probable) heart attack. But that percentage actually was decreasing over the cour...

Women Born With Birth Defects Run Small Risk Their Children Will Have Them

...d a collaborator on thisproject, said, "We found a definite tendency for women with birth defects toalso have children with birth defects. But less than 4 percent of these women'soffspring were affected, so the absolute risk is small. Also, the only kind ofdefect with a high risk was the same defect as the m...

NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke

...iac patients will receive MRIs: Patients with a definite heart attack will be treated with currentstate-of-... occur after stabilization. For patients without a definite explanation for their chest pain,scientists hope to use the high quality image of MRI to rapidly ide...

Self-assembly of new microstructured material defies textbook physics

...red bybeads. The raft of attached beads then has a definite size, determined ultimately by the membrane's chemical composition. Far from being just anobscure footnote, the fact that the particle arrays can be self-limiting in thisway seems to be crucial for the ultimate formation of the "crystallites." Mo...

Bacterial vaginosis seems to affect miscarriage in early pregnancy

...nclude that their study is the first to describe a definite association between bacterial vaginosis and miscarriage in the first trimester, however, they concede that they are still not clear how this condition affects miscarriages. They speculate that the cause is most likely to be due to pre-existing endo...

Decline in awareness and treatment of high blood pressure could pose a serious public health threat

...f the American HeartAssociation. "We are seeing a definite leveling-off, even a deterioration, in our level ofawareness, treatment and control of hypertension, possibly because we aren'tpaying enough attention to it," says Irene Meissner, M.D., a neurologist who isleading a study at the Mayo Clinic's departm...

NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome

...The discovery of Dr. Zoghbi and her coworkers is a definite turning point,which we hope will soon lead to better diagnosis, and, ultimately, treatment,for this disorder." Rett syndrome affects roughly 1 in every 10,000 females, Dr. Zoghbisaid. Except for a few rare families in which more than one chi...

First protein 'biochips' may deliver improved detection, diagnosis

... could interact with the antibodies on the chip, a definite determination of the absence or presence of the bacterium could be made within minutes. The work to develop a biochip sensor for the food industry is being financed by the Purdue Food Safety Engineering Project with funds from the U. S. Department of...

GL701 (prasterone) significantly reduces lupus flares

...y of life parameters; and percent of patients with definite flares. Study results show that 18 percent of patients receiving GL701 experienced flares, compared to 34 percent of patients on placebo, a 46 percent reduction, which was significant (p=0.04). Moreover, no GL701 patients, compared to five place...

Beer, in moderation, cuts risk of cataracts and heart disease

...ared to other beverages," Vinson said. "There is a definite benefit from the antioxidants in the beer." Previous research by others has shown similar health benefits from antioxidants in wine. Likewise, the alcohol in beer and wine has been shown to have beneficial effects against heart disease. Bu...

"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers

...or Van Dishoek herself is now the focal point of a definite school of astronomy, one at the cutting edge of the discipline and imbued with great enthusiasm. She has published more than 125 articles in scientific journals and has an extremely high citation score. Her research has been the impetus for the con...

Should women be screened for domestic violence?

...r or former partner. Yet, for most of these women, definite or suspected domestic violence was not recorded in their medical notes. Pregnancy within the past 12 months doubled the risk of physical violence, suggesting that pregnant women are at high risk and that screening could be more appropriate for this g...

Statin drugs may lower risk of Alzheimers

... medication history in 912 people with probable or definite Alzheimers disease and 1,669 of their family members who did not have dementia. The results were adjusted for age, sex, education, and history of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The relationship between statins and risk of Alzheimers was no diffe...

Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition

...hose on certain fad diets, choline deficiency is a definite possibility. Drinking alcohol significantly increases choline metabolism; therefore, alcoholics have a much greater choline requirement and are more likely to be choline deficient. Research studies elsewhere are investigating the use of choline in al...

Early promise of simple test for diagnosing malignant hyperthermia

...ivity and specificity before this test can allow a definite diagnosis of susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia....

Statin drugs may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy

...neuropathy with no known cause. Of those, 35 had a definite diagnosis, 54 were probable cases and 77 were poss...ins for an average of 2.8 years. For those with a definite diagnosis of neuropathy, the statin users risk of developing neuropathy was 16 times higher than for...

Jurys still out on use of marijuana derivative for MS

... the limited numbers of patients, we cant draw any definite conclusions, said study author Joep Killestein, MD, of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. But these results suggest that synthetic THC and plant-extract do not improve symptoms for MS patients. There were no differences in the patients...

Picturing your pain

...s complex and often frustrating. It usually has a definite cause, like a stubbed toe or an infected tooth but sometimes it can just strike out of the blue. A harmless breeze on the face can send some people into fits of excruciating pain. Others can even be irritated by the clothes on their back. This kin...

Beyond copolymer 1

... containing the four amino acids Y, E, A, and K in definite ratios but with no uniform sequence. Although its mode of action remains controversial, this preparation clearly helps retard the progression of human multiple sclerosis (MS) and of the related autoimmune condition, studied in mice, experimental auto...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs should revolutionise treatment of heart attack and stroke

...cholesterol concentrations. The HPS study provides definite evidence that guidelines should be changed so that a statin is considered for anybody at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke-regardless of their blood cholesterol concentration. Over 20,000 UK adults (aged 40-80) with coronary disease, other ...

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