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High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry

...Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston explored whether a diet high in cholesterol and hydrogenated fats affected working memory in middle-aged rats (corresponding to 60 and older for humans). The investigators gave the 16-month-old rats a diet containing 2 percent cholesterol and ...

Several new techniques show promise for spinal cord repair

...trauma such as spinal cord injury, scientists have explored using OECs as a possible treatment. Several clinical trials to study transplantation of OECs into spinal cord injury patients are either ongoing or in the planning stages. The Yale researchers obtained OECs from the olfactory bulbs of adult transgen...

Research identifies patent barriers to drug importation schemes

...in cities such as Boston and Los Angeles have also explored similar plans. Additionally, at least six drug importation bills were introduced during the latest congressional term. U.S. law gives patent owners the right to exclude importation of patented drugs without their authority. Although state govern...

Radiotherapy + cetuximab significantly improve disease control and survival in head and neck cancer

... Dr. Giralt. "This combination treatment should be explored in other common epithelial malignancies that demonstrate EGFR overexpression in which radiotherapy plays a central role"....

Obese women face higher risk of colorectal cancer

...women have less muscle than men. This needs to be explored further." According to Dr. Anderson, the implications of this study are important for physicians counseling overweight and obese women about colorectal cancer screening in light of their increased risk....

Developmental issues among triplet infants

...velopment of the mother-infant relationship and we explored how the relationship developed under conditions in which mothers are caring for three infants simultaneously compared to mothers raising singletons or twins. We expected that the high stress involved in raising triplets would interfere with the mot...

Prevalence of human papillomavirus infection differs for men and women

...idemiology of anal HPV infection should be further explored for its implications for HPV vaccine development and for understanding the risk factors of anal cancer."...

2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced

...known," a three-part series on nanotechnology that explored its health and environmental effects. Witze and Siegfried raised questions about the safety of nanotech months before any other major media outlet, the judges noted. Yet they offered a balanced examination of the early studies indicating the possible...

Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US

...of U.S. residence among immigrants nationally, and explored whether counseling about diet and exercise may differ between immigrants and U.S.-born adults. The researchers used data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey. Information collected included body mass index (BMI, measured as weight in kilo...

Democracy is good for your health

...imes. Using published freedom ratings, researchers explored the effect of democracy on life expectancy and mother and infant deaths in 170 countries, representing 98% of the world's population. Overall, 45% of the countries were free, 32% partially free, and 24% not free. The highest levels of health were fou...

Faces must be seen to be recognized

...the researchers. In further experiments, they also explored whether face recognition was affected by suppressing awareness of the face image with distracting tasks such as memorizing images or sounds--a phenomenon called "inattentional blindness." The researchers found that the requirement to pay attention to...

Physician response to conflicts between faith and medicine

...sor of medicine at the University of Chicago. "We explored the ways doctors negotiate that tension, how they balance respect for a patient's beliefs against their own commitment to promote and protect a patient's health." Curlin and colleagues conducted 21 one-on-one, in-depth interviews, centered on "open-e...

Thinking of prepositions turns brain 'on' in different ways

...ive Neuropsychology. This work, which has explored how different types of words are retrieved by different parts of the brain, is part of a larger-scale investigation being carried out by Tranel and his colleagues at the University of Iowa. "For example, we have identified the anterior left ...

Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones

...ex on urine composition, and weight loss should be explored as a potential treatment to prevent kidney stone formation. For now, clinicians have an additional reason to encourage weight control in their patients," the authors conclude....

Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity

...ocrinologist who led the study. His research team explored the specific links between inactivity, low energy expenditure and obesity in an effort to devise new treatments for obesity, a public health epidemic. "Our patients have told us for years that they have low metabolism, and as caregivers, we have neve...

Poverty in Northern Ireland

... of early years provisions. Among the themes to be explored are: The need for a comprehensive joined-up Northern Ireland anti-poverty strategy with clear definitions, policies, targets and outcome measures, which would also examine the inequality impact of existing and future policies A re-examination of...

Acting techniques may help doctors empathize with their patients

Business scholars for more than 20 years have explored the concept of 'emotional labor,' or the management of emotions to present a certain image in service workers. Now, researchers from the University of Washington Business School and Group Health Cooperative have teamed up to explore how the concept c...

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

...small box. Some of the rats, from infancy, readily explored the environment and were designated "curious." Those that hesitated to emerge from the bowl used to introduce them into the environment were designated "cautious." The cautious and curious rats developed equal numbers of breast and pituitary tumors o...

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