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Highlights summarized for movement disorders research at 56th annual meeting

...PD researchers much about the disease. A new study extends this research by revealing another genetic risk factor for PD within this family. Researchers from New Jersey examined genetic contributions to the age of symptom onset within members of these two families. They discovered that earlier onset age was ...

Computer system makes 'chain' of health care stronger, safer

... and medical students who care for them. The chain extends out of the hospital, too, into the offices of a patient's primary and specialty care doctors, their pharmacy, their insurance company, and beyond. And every link, or handoff, takes time, costs money, and poses a risk of problems with information tran...

Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members

...Unger, the study's lead author, said. "This study extends previous research by identifying a specific life event - job loss in the family - as a health risk factor." The study examined if a family member's job loss could help predict whether an adolescent in that family would begin smoking within the year; ...

Triple-contrast CT depicts internal injury from gunshot and stab wounds

... only for assessment of the retroperitoneum, which extends behind the peritoneum and includes the kidneys, pancreas and aorta, and was not considered reliable for demonstrating injuries within the peritoneum. Standard practice for diagnosing peritoneal injury is peritoneal lavage or observation. Observation ...

Distinguished, outstanding, innovative optometrists receive honors from UH

...ears-running from 2000 to 2003. His teaching also extends beyond the classroom, as he is active in continuing educational programming for UHCO and is often an invited speaker on the local, regional and national levels. "Dr. Miller's teaching is held in high regard by both faculty and students, and his tea...

Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow

... the rupture of a previously undetected fault that extends under the southern part of town, its existence missed by ground surveys. The fault showed up as a distinct band of discontinuity in the interferogram, with motion either side of it ranging from around five up to as high as 30 centimetres. As well as...

New system would vastly improve heart defibrillation

...ses electrical activity in the heart. An electrode extends through a vein inside of the heart and records an ECG 24/7. If the computer reads an abnormal ECG, it will deliver a strong electrical shot to the whole heart. When arrhythmia starts, it generates electrical wave vortices think of little tornado...

High blood pressure related decline in cognitive function affects adults young and old

...nds published in the same issue of the journal. It extends what has been viewed as a problem of the elderly to younger people. Hypertension is published by the American Heart Association. The authors are Penelope K. Elias, Merrill F. Elias and Michael A. Robbins of the UMaine Department of Psychology and Ma...

GMC is right to appeal over life prolonging treatment

... particular. He believes that the judgement itself extends far beyond this particular case and will inexorably lead to prioritisation of resources towards artificial nutrition and hydration and other life prolonging treatments for all legally incompetent patients who have not rejected them in advance. "If it...

Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces macugen data on treating macular degeneration

...ational drug Macugen (pegaptanib sodium injection) extends for two years in patients with neovascular or wet, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), who are at risk of losing their vision. A treatment benefit was also seen for patients who received Macugen for two years compared to those only receiving one ...

Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain

...LS," says study author Mary Abood, PhD. The study extends earlier work from Abood's group that found that TH...d. "The only FDA approved drug for ALS, riluzole, extends life on average by about two months," says Abood. "Evidence from our study suggests that a marijuana...

Scientists detail latest advances in development of prosthetic devices for paralyzed

... dimension, in an up-down motion. The current work extends this study to control movement in two dimensions. The researchers collected their data from an epileptic patient who was about to undergo therapeutic brain surgery. In routine preparation for the surgery, electrodes were implanted on the brain surfac...

Dana-Farber receives CDC grants to develop health promotion/prevention programs in the work place

...of occupational hazards and smoking." This study extends the work of the Organized Labor Tobacco Control Network, created in 2001 by DFCI, with seed financial support from the American Legacy Foundation and led by Barbeau to create a partnership between labor unions and tobacco control groups to reduce the...

Eye care for refugees, the displaced discussed at UH

...orts, he founded the Burma Border Eye Program that extends access to eye care for thousands of refugees and displaced people along the Thai-Burma border. Through the program, about 20,000 pairs of eyeglasses have been prescribed, trachoma infections and vitamin A deficiencies have been significantly suppres...

Heavy drinking raises the risk of early death after heart attack

...eople with or without heart disease. Our research extends that knowledge to episodes of heavy drinking, where even occasionally drinking too much appears to pose a risk to your health. "Heavy chronic drinking can cause serious health problems, particularly heart ailments and liver damage. It has been much ...

Intervention boosts activity in kids, especially minorities

...iovascular disease in children. It replicates and extends the Cardiovascular Health in Children (CHIC) study. The study involved third-grade children in three metropolitan Nashville public schools in differing socio-economic communities. African-American children (55 total) were the largest group, followed ...

Three-year health study of teenage girls is underway at Trenton Central High School

...s offered at the school in that it complements and extends the current curriculum while teaching principles to be used over a lifetime. It is especially geared to adolescent girls and focuses on the issues confronting them," says Dr.Ashton, who is being supported by Ellamarie Russo-DeMara,.D.O. of ShapesUSA,...

Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students

...nd The Market Mystery storybook. The program also extends the healthy eating lessons that children are learning beyond school by providing a parent letter that is sent home with each of the students. The program aligns with California and National Education Standards and meets core curriculum requirements f...

Multi-center study finds therapy boosts kidney transplants in 'highly sensitized' patients

...veral times a week a painful, costly process that extends life but usually results in a diminishing quality of life. Now, a 12-center study, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and reported in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , found that an immun...

Magnetic bracelets reduce the pain of osteoarthritis

...te these findings and determine whether the effect extends beyond 12 weeks, they conclude....

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