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New drug proves helpful for treating long-term insomnia

...hown to help people suffering from insomnia and it establishes that studies of longer-term drug treatment of insomnia are not only feasible but can be safely performed." The research findings appear in the Nov. 1, 2003, issue of the journal Sleep. The researchers randomized 788 patients aged 21 to 69 into a six-...

NIAID initiative addresses primary immune deficiency diseases

...ational Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative establishes the Primary Immunodeficiency Research Consortium (PIRC), a coalition of the world's most prominent researchers in the field of primary immunodeficiency diseases, to help prioritize and coordinate research directions and develop new resources for the ...

Communications training leads to better medical student performance, according to new study

...erican Medical Association. "We believe this study establishes that the systematic teaching ofcommunication skills is critical to effective and humane healthcaredelivery," said Michael Yedidia, Ph.D, of New York University's WagnerGraduate School of Public Service, the study's senior author. "We're hopefulthat o...

Stanford researchers weigh risks vs. benefits of self-referred body scanning

...ed norm in the public mind before medical research establishes its effectiveness. "Currently, there are no guidelines for how these services are advertised or marketed," said Illes. She and her group are currently working on another paper that explores the marketing techniques employed by the whole-body CT scann...

Internal medicine organizations agree on principles of recertification program

... organization, headquartered in Philadelphia, that establishes requirements for board certification and recertification of doctors of internal medicine. Doctors who pass the ABIM-administered certification and recertification examinations are considered "board-certified" internists. ACP-ASIM, also headquartered ...

Researchers discover 'doorways' into brain cells

...at plug into the same protein receptors. The brain establishes memory pathways by adjusting the strength of the connections, called synapses, among certain neurons. Synapses are located on doorknob-shaped spines that extend from neuronal branches called dendrites. "We first began to look for specific endocytic...

GERD and other GI disorders may disrupt sleep

...ple with GERD," said Dr. Orr. "Although our study establishes that there is a difference between GERD patients and healthy adults for subjective measures of sleep quality, our findings indicate that the objective measures were not appreciably different between the two groups."...

Macrophages from human lymphoma patients cause mouse lymphoma in mice, UCSF study finds

...phages from healthy donors did not. "This research establishes that macrophages can cause disease as opposed to current dogma which asserts that the purpose of these cells is benevolent, solely to assist in fighting disease," said the study's lead investigator, Michael S. McGrath, MD, PhD, UCSF professor of labo...

New Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrics program focuses on patient advocacy

...Indianapolis campus. Specifically, the Dyson grant establishes collaborative partnerships between the IU schools and family and community service organizations: the Hispanic Education Center, the Julian Center and the Indiana Parent Information Network. "The initiative seeks to give pediatric residents the tools...

Faster detection of bacteria in water, food

...ute of Technology have developed a new method that establishes genetic markers for bacteria in water, food, and biological and medical samples. The patented system uses the genetic material in bacteria such as E. coli to quickly and accurately identify and "fingerprint" the bacteria. The speed of the detection ...

Cancer center study shows state's workplace smoking laws are effective

... homes in 1999. Being unable to smoke in ones home establishes norms against smoking around non-smokers, while also protecting children from asthma and other serious illnesses that can be triggered by secondhand smoke, explained Gilpin. The UCSD report is based on analysis of the large, cross-sectional Californ...

Alzheimers disease with psychotic behaviors aggregates in families

... Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, the study establishes that AD with psychosis (AD+P) may aggregate in families. There was a significant association between family members psychosis and the occurrence of AD plus psychosis of their siblings, said Sweet. Among the siblings, the odds of exhibiting psychosis ...

Cycled light promotes growth in pre-term infants

... cycled light versus near darkness. "Cycled light establishes a day/night rhythm, mimicking the circadian rhythm cues that are established for full-term babies in the womb," said Brandon. "We know adults rely on circadian rhythms for health, growth and development, and pre-term babies grow within a rich circadi...

Teaching human side of patient care is best done at the bedside, say medical educators

...at treats the students and residents with respect, establishes an atmosphere of trust and collaboration, and addresses the human needs of the learners, who also are under a great deal of stress." he pointed out. Results of the survey found that attending physicians may exert a powerful influence on the attitud...

Penn researchers: Protein may be the essential piece to the pathway by which insulin controls blood sugar

...nd Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the experiment establishes Akt2, a signaling enzyme also found in humans, as essential for maintaining blood sugar levels. Birnbaum and his colleagues publish their findings in the June 1st issue of the journal Science. Although most of the biochemical reactions have not yet b...

Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies

... for Clinical Trials at the NINDS, said This study establishes the effectiveness of tricyclic medication for chronic tension headache and provides new information about the benefits of the combined medication and behavioral treatment. These findings suggest new avenues of research in the prevention and treatmen...

MRI-guided catheter ablation

...ficant shift away from X-ray-guided techniques and establishes the feasibility of performing cardiovascular intervention under MRI guidance." Lardo presented some of his findings at a scientific conference of the American Heart Association in New Orleans last month. The new technique was also described in a rece...

New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain

...millisecond and to the right degree. Each I-neuron establishes complex if-then gates onto thousands of neighboring neurons and is therefore "in charge" of controlling their activity. The gates allow I-neurons to rapidly switch their focus onto any one neuron that they are connected to. This ingenious design prin...

NIH grant keeps University of Maryland on the cutting edge of complementary and alternative medicine

...ind/body therapies and herbal remedies. The grant establishes the University of Maryland as a Specialized Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, one of only nine research centers in the country to receive this prestigious NIH designation. "This grant confirms our position as a national leader in...

UI study shows classification system for evaluating childhood hip disease may be unreliable

...ith Perthes disease each year. The Stulberg system establishes five patient outcome categories based on radiographs. Each category describes a different shape or relationship between the femoral head and the hip socket. Each category is associated with the potential for, and the onset of, degenerative joint dise...

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