Tag: "first" at medical news
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
...nell researchers believe their study is one of the first
to explore the long-term effects of sexual abuse on attachment in later life and to examine the role of childhood attachment relationships in moderating the effects of sexual abuse. "We looked at attachment because attachment theory provides a model...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
... 500 per cubic millimeter. "This new study is the first
clear demonstration that, as we expected, the three-drug cocktail actually improves survival among patients and reduces progression to AIDS," said Dr. Joseph Eron, assistant professor of medicine and associate director of UNC-CH's AIDS Clinical Trial...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...ng this population of American Indians since 1982, first
as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health when severe periodontal disease was found among them, and then for a 10-year study of periodontal disease in diabetics. The new findings on the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiov...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...O, FLA. -- The dentist's office may become the new first
line of defense in the battle to prevent stroke. ...rsity at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine are the first
to show, in a general population, that a standard dental X-ray taken on new patients to establish a ...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
... Monitoring Board (DSMB) reviewed results from the first
of four planned efficacy analyses. The protocol o...ate on which the study database was closed for the first
efficacy analysis, 445 women had enrolled, 394 had delivered 402 liveborn infants, and one or more d...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...6,000 Whitaker Foundation grant, is apparently the first
to use an MRI-guided radio-frequency probe to destroy abdominal tumors. "A handful of groups have looked at radio-frequency ablation for tumors," Lewin said. "For the most part, this has been done with ultrasound or CT to place a probe in a ...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
... Behavior later this year, compared a total of 116 first
and second graders from two elementary schools. O...borhood. Only children for whom English was their first
language were included in the study. Each child was first
given an auditory screening test. They w...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...y the only one they use when they have sex for the first
time. Few teenage girls go on birth control pills before having sex for the first
time, so if they aren't using condoms, they aren't using any kind of birth control." Morrison also t...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...fire-risk areas." Barnes chose to test the system first
on mammograms because breastcancer is a serious health threat. The <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/">American Cancer Society estimates thatin 1997 some 180,200 new cases of <AHREF="http://www.cancer.org/bcn.html">breast cancer will be...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
... more peptides that kill bacteria." After the first
such compounds were identified in cells from frog skin and cow throats by researchers at other institutions Young Hee Ko, a research associate in Pedersen's lab, suspected that CF jammed the "nozzle" on a similar bug spray. "That nozzle is a channel...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...n the severity of their symptoms, according to the first
large-scale study of the drug's effects on patient...ciation . "Pramipexole dihydrochloride is the first
of the nextgeneration of an established class of anti-Parkinson's drugs tobe launched," says the stu...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...ntibody response in the nasalpassages---a powerful first
line of defense and a key element in the preventionof influenza. School age children are major carriers of the disease. Influenzakills 20,000 people each year in the United States alone. The results of the 10-site study were announced July ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ession, cognitive and sleep problems, suggests the first
author of a newly published report on fenfluramine side effects. National Institute of Mental Health researcher Una McCann, M.D., and colleagues, report on their review of 90 animal studies on serotonin neurotoxicity and primary pulmonary hyperten...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
.... The disease is usually less severe when symptoms first
appearlater in childhood, but life expectancy extends only into the second orthird decade in such cases. Adults can be affected by a milder form of thedisease but are still incapacitated due to respiratory insufficiency. Initially, the therapy devel...
New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...ward isnamed in memory of the late McKeen Cattell, first
editor of the Journal ofClinical Pharmacology andco-founder of the college. It is presented annually to an author publishing anoutstanding researchpaper in the journal. "Individualizing treatment plans for patients is not a new idea inmedicine,...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...fconditions, including heart disease. This is the first
study to show animportant relationship between both mortality and functional status and whetherthe patient believes he or she is receiving adequate help from others inperforming daily activities. In 1993 the researchers surveyed 820 patients ...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...tobacco tax. The highly interactive system is the first
health-related project of its kind in the nation. The Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project calls for about 50 computers---housed in kiosks similar to those used for automated bank-teller machines---to be deployed in Michigan communities. It is...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
...linical trial of the drug is already under way.The first
patient enrolled in the trial, which focuses on leukemia patients, isin complete remission. Four other institutions are participating in the Phase II study: TheUniversity of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences Pritzker School ofMed...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
... cells." Finegood will explain her research at the first
lecture in the fallpresident's lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the HalpernCentre. Finegood didn't start out studying diabetes because of an interest in thedisease. "I was interested in applying engineering approaches to the study...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...stein?s original NIH grant awarded in 1988 when he first
joined the Emoryfaculty. He also is an investigat...ovascular function. In 1989 they became one of the first
laboratories inthe world to isolate and clone the gene for the angiotensin converting enzyme(ACE), w...
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