Tag: "finding" at medical news
Scientists capture images of brain in action as it's learning
...the brain in action as it'slearning -- an exciting finding
that could help in the diagnosis and treatmentof brain injuries. Remember the comic strip analogy of a lightbulb coming on in the brain to depicta person who learns and becomes aware of something? It's really a "pattern oflightbulbs" according to a s...
New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery
...increase therisk of carotid endarterectomy. "This finding
fails to support a belief of manyphysicians that African-Americans tend to have more plaque in their brainarteries. Physicians are generally less likely to recommend patients withblockages in the upper brain for carotid endarterectomy because it is ...
Walking cuts risk of heart attack in elderly men
...er, they add, "From a public healthstandpoint, the finding
that exercise that is neither strenuous nor prolongedcan benefit an individual at any age is encouraging. As personal computersinvade our lives and society becomes increasingly successful at reducing ourneed to move, opportunities for everyone to be...
Female hormones don't cause overeating and weight gain
...rily happen with Depo Provera," Pelkman says. "The finding
illustratesthe fact that you have to look at the risks associated with this easy method ofbirth control in a complete and careful way when deciding whether or not to takeit." Pelkman was also honored for her work, which forms the basis of her...
Researchers discover treatment that delays onset of insulin-dependent diabetes
... Dr. Kim. "We think this a promising first step in finding
an alternative treatment forinsulin-dependent diabetes."...
Phobias deter chronically ill from seeking regular treatment
...p as in the generalpopulation, and that makes this finding
both concerning and important." Cooper-Patrick and colleagues studied 963 individuals with chronic diseases whowere getting no regular medical care at follow-up points across 13 years andfound that 44 percent had active psychiatric disorders. The res...
Losing hostility makes heart patients healthier
...dpressure is a risk factor for heart disease, this finding
could havesignificance for health providers. "Most behavioral research with heart patients concentrates on the classic Type Apersonality," said Yori Gidron, Ph.D., head of the study. "But hostility may bethe Type A character's most toxic component....
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...inning life infected with HIV. "This extraordinary finding
is the most recent in our efforts to bring an end toAIDS, not only in the United States but in countries around the world," saysHealth and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala. "American scientistsalong with our international partners are commi...
Breast fed babies are less likely to become obese children
...Maximilians University in Munich suggest that this finding
may be an important argument in the drive to encourage breast feeding in industrialised countries. From their study of 9,357 children in Bavaria the team found that infants who were breast fed exclusively for three to five months were more than a t...
Dartmouth researchers urge caution in communicating results to public
...h how the datawere presented: the magnitude of the finding
was overstated, the comparisonreported was incorrect, and the implicit assumption -- that cardiaccatheterization always represents the best care -- was unwarranted. "These problems began with the way in which the authors chose to write thearticle,...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
...ase and cognitive decline. McDonnell said finding
a drug that offers the best of both worlds is thegoal of his research. Such drugs are known as selective estrogen receptormodulators (SERMs) because they act like estrogen in some tissues but not inothers. Tamoxifen is called a SERM because...
Among Puerto Ricans, immigrant status overrated as barrier to adequate prenatal care
...rto Ricans," Oropesa says. "PuertoRican women rate finding
a provider as the least of their problems, and only asmall percentage cite difficulties caused by lack of money or transportation.Neither does lack of education or imperfect English appear to create significantobstacles." Furthermore, Puerto...
Study to test whether antibiotics can reduce heart disease risk
...est have pioneered in thestudy of atherosclerosis, finding
that first the pigeon and then the monkey wereideal animal models that would develop the disease when fed a typical Americandiet. Wake Forest research helped pin down the role of various dietary fats andcholesterol in the development of atheroscleros...
Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway
... stimulated or exposed to narcoticpainkillers, the finding
provides the first physiological evidence that pai...by amphetamineand cocaine, in this structure. The finding
overturns the long-held assumptionthat the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens is associate...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
... helped fund this project. "We're gettingcloser to finding
the answers," Ritch said. "Although the current in...thestudy's conclusions may contribute to more than finding
better treatments forglaucoma. "The significance of their findings may go far beyond glaucoma, withb...
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...g pig tissue more than eight yearspreviously. This finding
demonstrates that pig tissue can survive in the humanbody for long periods with no ill effects. Four patients had a positive response in the antibody test. The other two testsshowed no evidence of virus or its DNA in the patients' blood. The most lik...
Researchers gaining more understanding of sleep, sleep loss, daytime sleepiness
and fatigue in healthy adults
...time fatigue," explains Vgontzas. Another finding
of the study was that light sleep was associated w...retion of IL-6 and a good sense of wellbeing. This finding
means that good sleep is associated with decreased exposureof tissues to the potentially harmful act...
Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school
... the authors. "Perhaps the most striking finding
from this study was that teachers did notrecognize...never feeling secure in their peer alliances."This finding
was discovered by asking 154 fifth grade students (87 males and 67females) to rate their own and eac...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...breastfeeding or the associatedrisk factors. This finding
and other ongoing studies will help HIV-infectedwomen make informed decisions about infant feeding." Breastfeeding is the recommended method of infant feeding in Malawi and otherdeveloping countries, where alternatives to breast milk are often scarce...
Emergency angioplasty or bypass surgery saves lives of heart attack patients with cardiogenic shock
...to view the guidelines. "The most striking finding
from our study was the large benefit at 6months for those under 75 years old. This equaled 20 more lives saved for every100 patients with heart attack complicated by shock who were treated withemergency bypass or angioplasty," said Judith Hochman, M...
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