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Therapy for mice with prion disease could offer benefit to human beings with CJD

...research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET describe a therapeutic treatment which increased the survival time for mice with prion disease. These results could represent a new approach to treating CJD in human beings. The lack of an immune response to prions--the infectious proteins that cause scrapie...

Least-fit elderly reap greatest benefits from Tai Chi

... classes tended to improve at what the researchers describe as "significantly steeper rates" over the course of the study. This was particularly true for those lower-functioning participants who expressed the worst perceptions of their general health and reported the most symptoms of depression when the study...

Female physicians more emotionally focused and 'patient-centered' when communicating with patients

... more partnership behaviors, which the researchers describe as actively enlisting the patient in medical decisions and equalizing the status between doctor and patient. Six out of 12 studies reviewed showed significantly higher levels of active partnership enlistment on the part of female doctors, while two s...

Female physicians more emotionally focused and 'patient-centered' when communicating with patients

... more partnership behaviors, which the researchers describe as actively enlisting the patient in medical decisions and equalizing the status between doctor and patient. Six out of 12 studies reviewed showed significantly higher levels of active partnership enlistment on the part of female doctors, while two s...

Demystifying irritable bowel syndrome

...piller from Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, describe how IBS affects 10% of adults, and is more common ... disorder-which is a loose term frequently used to describe anything that we cannot adequately explain, or probable psychiatric disease. We prefer to judge the ...

Alcohol use, thrill-seeking prove bad mix for HIV-positive men

...hman says. He uses the term "sensation seeking" to describe the tendency to seek out highly arousing sensory stimulation. In their study, Kalichman and colleagues found that HIV-positive men who were sensation seekers were more likely to have unprotected sex, regardless of alcohol use, while alcohol use also ...

Easier monitoring of diabetes is focus of symposium, Aug. 18

...and Gary W. Small, Ph.D., of Ohio University, will describe advances toward developing a device that monitors glucose levels by shining a beam of near infrared light on the skin. The researchers are evaluating several possible measurement sites, including the ear, tongue and fingers. (Arnold's paper, ANYL 1...

Emory researcher claims stress-induced changes in brain can create psychiatric disorders

...n the present," said Dr. Bremner. "Patients often describe flashbacks as if a movie were playing in front of their eyes, complete with visual images, sounds and smells." Dr. Bremner theorized that the flashbacks could involve the same brain areas that are affected by seizures, most importantly the hippocamp...

Study finds Medicare overbilling may be caused by government's faulty reimbursement

... medical procedures for Medicare claims. The codes describe the extent of a physician's interaction with a patient, such as obtaining the patient's medical history, performing a physical examination, and providing various levels of medical services. Each code is tied to a payment amount. The more complex the ...

Molecular mechanism underlaying anthrax infection described by UCSD School Of Medicine researchers

...Science, the lab-culture research with mouse cells describe how a complex of Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) proteins called lethal toxin (LT) inhibits and destroys macrophages, the large white blood cells that act as the body's first defense against pathogens, and also disables the signaling mechanism triggerin...

Bicycle handlebars pose serious health risk to children

...sm. Biomechanical engineers at Children's Hospital describe this novel handlebar design in a paper published in November 2001 in Accident Analysis and Prevention. "With this prototype, we proved that it is feasible to create an energy-absorbing handlebar which will likely prevent serious handlebar injuries,"...

Team care improves stroke outcomes

...issue of CMAJ, Dr. Stephen Phillips and colleagues describe the Acute Stroke Unit at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and compare their success from 1997 through 2000 with the outcomes of stroke survivors during the 4 years before the unit was established. They report that care in the ...

Bad role models lead junior doctors to regret choice of career

... officers across the UK. Respondents were asked to describe an exchange with a supervising consultant that had seemed important or interesting and to tell the researchers how they felt about it. In 59 per cent of cases the described exchange was positive, with the house officer being praised, taught, given ca...

Pill may prevent stent complication that re-blocks arteries

... Heart Association. Restenosis is the term used to describe arteries that re-narrow following stenting, often because of accumulation of new tissue similar to scar tissue. When researchers gave the investigational drug everolimus to animals that underwent stenting, they discovered the drug reduced the growth...

UW-Madison leads $26 million study on aging

...ility and a number of neurobiological markers that describe an individual's health and aging. "These are exciting new areas of science that were not part of the first study," Ryff says. In addition to this information, MIDUS II will also begin to identify genetic differences in how these biological, social a...

Women report chronic pelvic pain not taken seriously, survey shows

...activities." In fact, 43 percent of women surveyed describe their pain as constant. More than half describe the intensity of pain as severe to unbearable (26% say it's severe, 18% say very severe, and 9% say ...

Procedure to help Parkinsons disease could shed light on psychiatric disorder

...research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET describe how electrode stimulation of a specific part of the brain to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease could also help in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders. The psychiatric condition obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is thought to be ...

Womens stroke symptoms differ from mens, often arent 'traditional' signs, study finds

... a significant difference in the way women and men describe their symptoms while they're having a stroke. And that difference may be affecting how women receive emergency stroke treatment. On the whole, the study found, women were 62 percent more likely than men to say they were feeling sensations that aren't...

Exercise, talk therapy may help relieve some symptoms of Gulf War veterans' illnesses

...on. Gulf War veterans' illnesses is a term used to describe illnesses affecting veterans who served throughout the Persian Gulf region during the war with Iraq in 1990 and 1991. According to the American Legion, thousands of Gulf War veterans suffer from chronic symptoms of fatigue, joint and muscle pain, hea...

Scripps Research Institute group designs DNA vaccine that inhibits growth of cancerous tumors

...s]." Niethammer, Reisfeld, and their collaborators describe their successful pre-clinical studies with the vaccine in an article to be published next month in the journal Nature Medicine. Though not yet tested in humans, their vaccine has the potential to treat many types of cancer, and it may provide a new s...

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