Tag: "exposed" at medical news
Study suggests that potential Alzheimer drugs might be dangerous
...ater stages of T cell development, the researchers exposed
thymus cells to the inhibitor on days three through six of culture. They found significantly low levels of one type of T cell, CD8, and normal quantities of a second type, CD4. They concluded that gamma-secretase also influences development at the st...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...gerous second-hand smoke their young children were exposed
to, according to a new study. The results of the P... measures of exposure, says Emmons. Young children exposed
to passive, or second-hand, smoke have a higher risk of ear infections, asthma, bronchitis and pneum...
Left handers at twice the risk of inflammatory bowel disease
...planation is the amount of testosterone a fetus is exposed
to in thewomb, which may affect brain and immune system development....
Risk of lung damage from ultrasound greater than once thought
...s less pliable with age, and rips more easily when exposed
to sound waves, OBrien said. The researchers will present their latest findings at the 17th International Congress on Acoustics, to be held in Rome Sept. 2-7....
US direct-to-consumer advertising ambiguous in communication of drug benefits
...d readership to study. Consumers are increasingly exposed
to direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription products. In turn, physicians are increasingly confronted with patients who ask questions, or who make suggestions, on the basis of these advertisements. We hope that our study has provided clinic...
Excess iron intake increases risk of intestinal infections, study suggests
... In their experiments, Failla and his colleagues exposed
cells to a common form of iron...ts. Iron-laden cells were then exposed
to Salmonella enteritidis, a bacterium that causes intestinal infections in huma...
Chemical society convenes regional meeting in San Antonio, October 17-20
...inhibitors and waterproof sealing protect surfaces exposed
to the elements, and the plastic skin eliminates the need for paint. Expected to hit the market in late 2002 and sell for $15,000 - $17,000, the vehicle will be on display throughout the meeting. Other meeting highlights include: Beer, taco shell...
Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters
...Health want to know whether children born to women exposed
to pesticides during pregnancy have leukemia at higher rates than those born to women not exposed
to those pesticides. A current popular method in epidemiology is called a case-control study. The ca...
New rapid anthrax test developed through collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Roche Diagnostics. Test, which provides results in less than one hour, will be made available to United States laboratories
...in more timely treatment of patients who have been exposed
to anthrax, and it will more quickly alleviate und...s at no charge. "People who suspect they have been exposed
to anthrax should contact local law enforcement officials, who will assess the situation and take ap...
Thanksgiving meals: Cooking with chemistry
...Design. A turkey browns faster when its surface is exposed
to dry air. To reduce the amount of browning, limit the amount of sugar and protein or cover food with foil, which slows down the rate of browning by keeping the air moist. This is one of the reasons that products cooked in the microwave dont brown ...
UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit
.... Such portrayals are important because children exposed
to this type of literature have a better chance of accepting old age and grandparenting than prior generations, he said. They see that older adulthood is not sitting in a rocking chair wasting away. In 90 percent of the books, grandparents were pict...
Dead leave stain of distress on mortuary workers
...versity of the Health Sciences. Those more closely exposed
-- personnel assigned to actually handle bodies --...me of them showed signs of trepidation about being exposed
to dead bodies. These subjects were more likely to develop signs of distress over the course of thei...
Vibrating computer games should carry health warnings
...ful hands. His hands became white and swollen when exposed
to the cold and then red and painful on warming. The boy spent up to seven hours a day playing computer games, and particularly enjoyed driving games using the vibration mode on the hand held control device. His symptoms are typical of the hand-arm v...
Outdoor team sports in high-ozone environments could triple asthma risk in children
...asthma and team sports in a population of children exposed
to different concentrations and mixtures of air pollutants. Around 3500 children (who had no history of asthma) were recruited from schools in 12 communities in southern California and were followed-up for up to 5 years. 265 children reported a new d...
Researchers identify a key 'brake' of the immune response
When the body is exposed
to a foreign substance, such as a virus or bacteria, the immune system responds in an elaborate process by making cells and agents that fight off the invaders. But sometimes physicians want to be able to turn off the immune response, such as during b...
Honing the tools to identify clues to surviving cancer
... the importance of various factors in a largegroup exposed
to the same or similar environmental factors. "Long term cancer survivors have something in their biology that isdifferent from those who don't survive. If we can provide the criticaltools that will assist in determining what that is, we may enable...
Duke researchers identify the mechanisms by which drug combinations kill fungal infections
...ell. The cells were viable, but they now died when exposed
to azole drugs that fail to kill wild-type cells. Thus, these studies reveal new ways in which existing drugs can be combined to combat fungal infections and improve therapy....
Medical education lacks emphasis on adverse drug reactions, Georgetown research finds
... fewer than 50% of internal medicine residents are exposed
to this expertise and culture, the study reported. The majority of respondents to the study survey indicated a willingness to incorporate drug reaction education into their curricula if educational modules were available. Georgetown researchers, in ...
Abrupt changes in body position can trigger stroke
...tudy. The relative risk of stroke among patients exposed
to at least one trigger during a two-hour hazard period preceding the stroke was more than seven times higher compared to similar exposures during the same two-hour period the day before the stroke. The stimulus with the highest risk was a sudden...
Using cocaine during pregnancy may damage developing fetuses, causing lifelong learning disabilities
..., and a dramatic impairment in learning. "Children exposed
to cocaine in the womb may have a problem with exc...to the drug. Studies have shown that these cocaine exposed
children have increased occurrence of symptoms similar to those seen with attention deficit hyperact...
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