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Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

...more, but not enough to continue playing golf, her favorite pastime. An ultrasound and CT scan early this year showed that an artery in Erickson's thigh was almost completely blocked, confirming that her troubles were caused by peripheral arterial disease, or PAD - a condition in which arteries to the arms, l...

New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk

... powdered kelp onto apple wedges, one of the rats' favorite foods. The researchers said the experimental doses of kelp consumed by the rats were roughly equivalent to the amount of brown seaweed eaten by people in Japan. Skibola and Curry took on the task of taking daily vaginal swabs to monitor the rats' me...

Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure

...anywhere she wanted to go and to picture doing her favorite things in that place. "So I pictured myself ice-skating in Hawaii," she said, "and swimming and snorkeling." After practicing self-hypnosis at home with her mother's help during the ensuing week, Hannah said the examination went much better than it h...

New survey reveals treatment goals of people with schizophrenia

...significantly higher than physicians: returning to favorite hobbies and activities, decreasing feelings of being isolated due to schizophrenia and improving physical health. A real problem with schizophrenia is the social stigma, Dr. Diamond said. "We aren't afraid of someone who is dangerous such as a drunk ...

Healthy foods choices highlighted during National Chemistry Week, Oct. 17-23

...ranberry lovers can give heartfelt thanks to their favorite fruit. An antioxidant comparison of some of the most common fruits found that the red berry in its pure form contained the highest quantity of disease-fighting phenols, an antioxidant that is thought to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as c...

Exposure to food increases brain metabolism

.... The mere display of food -- smelling and tasting favorite foods without actually eating them -- causes incre... normal-weight study volunteers responded to their favorite foods by using positron emission tomography (PET), a brain-scanning technique, to measure brain meta...

Internet program and videos net nutritional benefits for kids

...hers also encouraged students to ask parents for a favorite fruit or vegetable at the store instead of junk food. Students received recipes online for low-fat snacks and breakfast foods. The study showed that low-income students generally had less family support for diet and exercise. They also found that t...

Low infection rate in Arrow Lionheart* European trial

...mily and friends. Most recently, Gayle enjoyed his favorite pastime - watching car racing - at the Dover Downs racetrack where he was treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a NASCAR event. (For more information, visit www.pennstatelionheart.com ) Arrow International, Inc., of Reading, Pa., announced Friday, ...

Thanksgiving: A time for healthful eating?

...ecent research findings about the benefits of some favorite Thanksgiving dishes. These highlights were gathered from recent research publications and conferences of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Stuffing - Turkey's traditional Thanksgiving partner is rich in antio...

Novelty-seeking teens more receptive to tobacco advertising, new study shows

...ld name an often-advertised cigarette brand, had a favorite tobacco advertisement, and if they possessed or were willing to use a tobacco industry promotional item. Novelty-seeking was measured by the adolescents' responses to questions regarding impulsive and sensation-seeking behaviors. Forty-four percent ...

American Academy of Ophthalmology announces Special Recognition Award recipients

...n of ophthalmologists worldwide. His courses are a favorite at the Academy's Annual Meeting and his lectures are legendary in their organization, content, scholarship, innovation and lively delivery style. Dr. Jones has previously served the Academy as secretary for instruction, a member of the board of trust...

Green teas cancer-fighting allure becomes more potent

...obacco smoke and dioxin manipulate the molecule a favorite target of toxic substances to cause havoc within the body. The team isolated the chemicals that make up green tea and found two that inhibit AH activity. The two substances, epigallocatechingallate (EGCG) and epigallocatechin (EGC), are close molec...

Music therapy strikes a chord with cancer patients

...mselves, or write their own songs, or talk about a favorite set of lyrics. Patients were also encouraged to visualize a peaceful and joyful setting during each session. "The program has been very well received," says Hunter. "When a program like this is first introduced, typically we get mixed reactions. Som...

Collagen-based wound sealant

...lained. Collagen itself has long been considered a favorite material for wound treatment because it is inexpensive, easily prepared and can be readily shaped to fit the wound site, Miller said. As a natural part of the body, it also causes few allergic reactions. "Collagen is the most abundant protein in the...

Thanksgiving menu stuffed with healthy choices

...esearch findings about the health benefits of some favorite foods featured on many Thanksgiving menus. The hig...ranberry lovers can give heartfelt thanks to their favorite fruit. An antioxidant comparison of some of the most common fruits found that the little red berry ...

New National Academy of Sciences report highlights health importance of nutrients found in almonds

... eat a handful a day of almonds. Already America's favorite tree nut, almonds shine on all three counts -- providing healthful fat, protein and fiber -- as a healthful choice in a healthful diet. With a unique combination of nutrients, they offer a synergistic effect to help meet the NAS requirements for hea...

USC researchers develop new way to measure cultural adaptation of youth

... most comfortable being with people from _____; my favorite music is from _____; the holidays I celebrate are from _____; and the food I eat at home is from _____. Each statement could be answered in one of four ways: the U.S. (indicating assimilation); the country my family is from (indicating separation); ...

Cigarette marketing can undermine good parenting

...ptivity to cigarette marketing, such as what their favorite cigarette ad was or whether they would use cigarette companies' promotional items. They were assessed for smoking status at the three-year follow-up survey in 1999. Overall, the teenagers from more authoritative households were half as likely to have...

Nation's leading hospitals serving up fast food

... and make sure to exercise. So, when you see your favorite fast food restaurant inside the hospital that just told you to eat healthy, you may be getting a mixed message a message it appears many of the nation's top health institutions are sending. In a research letter published in the June 12 issue of the ...

Gene linked to testicular cancer

... that controls stem cell division. Drosophila is a favorite organism of researchers in labs. Its genome is smaller -- only 12,000 genes compared to 30,000 to 40,0000 in humans -- and the genes are easier to manipulate in the lab, Lin said. "Because of its small genome, Drosophila only has room for genes wit...

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