Tag: "enhanced" at medical news
Stages of memory described in new study
...ng a night's sleep were found to have improved or enhanced
memory from the previous day. "In keeping with the...d been stabilized [after several waking hours] and enhanced
[after a night's sleep] it once again became pliable so that it could be altered in the context of n...
Wavefront LASIK advances refractive surgery
...ightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Now an enhanced
version of LASIK, known as wavefront LASIK, is available. This improved system allows eye surgeons to customize the procedure for each eye, providing the possibility of even better vision. Adapted from technology that allows land-basedtelescopes to p...
CRESTOR (TM) improves apolipoprotein and lipid ratios - markers of cardiovascular disease risk
...intervention studies have clearly demonstrated the enhanced
ability of apolipoproteins and lipid ratios in pre...important markers. These studies clearly show the enhanced
ability of CRESTOR to improve key apolipoproteins and lipid ratios, and these new data reinforce the...
Contrast mammography reveals hard-to-find cancers
...e of intraductal carcinoma in situ showed a weakly enhanced
duct. The 12 benign cases either showed weak enhancement or none at all. Dr. Lewin said that the new technique is less costly than MRI, which is being used to screen high-risk women. The procedure is similar to conventional mammography with the addi...
New evidence eases some concerns about bone fracture risk with breast cancer drug
...an follow-up of patients of 33 months, anastrozole enhanced
disease-free survival by 19% and cut the incidence of new tumours in the opposite breast by 58% compared to tamoxifen. This represented an absolute difference of 1.8% in favour of anastrozole. An update at 47 months median follow up showed that the g...
Learning skills greatly limits stress for family caregivers, says Stanford study
... to participate in Coping with Caregiving or in an enhanced
support group. After 10 weeks the researchers found that the women in the skill-building course did better as determined by outcomes measures (depression, self-efficacy, use of coping strategies) than those in the support group. The caregivers' mean ...
Stanford researchers study new antiviral approach to protect women from HIV
...that naturally live in the body can be genetically enhanced
for potent antiviral activity. Modifications to this unique approach could lead to bacteria programmed to prevent infections from other sexually transmitted diseases or even respiratory viruses. Enhancing bacteria that already colonize humans is a co...
Progress shown in death rates from four leading cancers decline in overall mortality has slowed
...ost states. "Biomedical research has dramatically enhanced
our understanding of cancer and given us more effective strategies for cancer control," said Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health. "These declines in death...
New digital technique improves mammography results
...hus requiring biopsy, contrast digital mammography enhanced
only five, which would indicate a potential for a significant reduction in false positive findings and unnecessary biopsies. The diagnostic capabilities of film mammography are limited in dense breast tissue, which often obscures cancer. Even when t...
From diagnostic tool to cancer therapy
...iver radioactivity to tumours as cancer cells have enhanced
rates of glucose utilisation." The treatment would be relatively well tolerated by the body because the greatest amount of radioactivity is delivered straight to the tumour cells with relatively little of it affecting healthy tissues. The tissue mo...
UI researchers use SIREN driving simulator to study driving risk factors
...nes and used by pilots to monitor the skies. Using enhanced
visual cues, the tool allows excellent situation awareness on a small screen, and can be used to test drivers' decision-making and other abilities. In addition to these hi-tech devices, the researchers also use a range of cognitive and visual testing...
UCI researchers identify link between infant seizures
...at experimental prolonged febrile seizures in rats enhanced
the number of receptors for endocannabinoids in the part of the brain important for memory and damaged by adult epilepsy. They also discovered that a single episode of febrile seizures was enough to cause a permanent increase in the number and activi...
Study calls for major reforms in marketing of ephedra
...re fat" or, "Now you can enjoy increased vitality, enhanced
mental clarity and effective weight loss all in one." Such statements are in violation of truth-in-advertising standards, lack medical support and pose a serious threat to public health....
Mouse studies reveal immune mechanism involved in bone loss caused by estrogen deficiency
...T cells to the presence of invading organisms and enhanced
T cell activation in the bone marrow and extended T-cell lifespan. IFN-g has previously been implicated as an activator of aberrant immune expression in autoimmune diseases. "This study represents a major advance in our understanding of the mecha...
Cedars-Sinai researchers detail events that enable brain tumors to weaken immune system
...lls preferentially home to gliomas or they have an enhanced
anti-tumor activity that allows them to home there preferentially," said Christopher J. Wheeler, Ph.D., research scientist and corresponding author on both papers. "In a sense, we see two mechanisms working against each other," said Dr. Wheeler, "Re...
Doctors have feelings, too
...and principal investigator. "While learning can be enhanced
by some degree of anxiety, there is a definite har...rsened or when they experienced tragedy. Doctors' enhanced
ability to express their own emotions has proven benefits for patient and doctor. Previous studies ...
Consumers endorse researchers' enhancements to lower-quality beef
...taste testing of 103 consumers also says that beef enhanced
with a sodium and phosphate solution pass the dinn...ad product labels closely, she added, can seek out enhanced
cuts of beef for delivery to their own tables. While enhancement ingredients vary by producer, the I...
Children achieve sustained ADHD symptom improvement with long-term, once-daily use of Adderall XR
...mixed salts amphetamine product also significantly enhanced
the quality of life of children with ADHD and the improvement persisted during long-term treatment (up to two years), based on Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) scores. The scores were generated based on parents' pers...
'Enhanced' counseling, support interventions slash long-term risk of depression among AD caregivers
... of AD patients at the Center. Unlike those in the enhanced
treatment group, these spouses did not receive for...ut after 1 year, 29.8 percent of caregivers in the enhanced
treatment group had symptoms of clinical depression compared with 45.1 percent of those in the usual...
Competition among Medicare health plans not a cure-all
...iums-in many cases, no premium at all-and offer an enhanced
benefit package. At the same time, however, favorable selection meant that Medicare managed care cost the government more than if enrollees had stayed in the traditional fee-for-service program. In passing the Balanced Budget Act, which folded earlie...
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