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Laughter helps blood vessels function better
... women, whose average age was 33. The participants had
normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood gluco...rcent during mental stress. Several volunteers had
already seen "Saving Private Ryan," says Dr. Miller, but even so, some of them were among the 14 wit...
Stroke warning signs often occur hours or days before attack
...ure the brain. The study examined 2,416 people who had
experienced an ischemic stroke. In 549 patients, TIAs were experienced prior to the ischemic stroke and in most cases occurred within the preceding seven days: 17 percent occurring on the day of the stroke, 9 percent on the previous day, and 43 perce...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
...3. Under hospital protocol, children with LTA who had
a pH of less than 7.15 and remained in respiratory...men and 66 women) and found that 13 patients (13%) had
anemia. When researchers compared nine patients with anemia to nonanemic patients with COPD and nor...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
... of those injured were white, from urban areas and had
commercial medical insurance coverage. From 1995 to 1997, there was an average of 20 hospital admissions a year. From 1998 to 2001, there were 30 admissions a year on average. Overall, motorbike-related injuries increased about 50 percent during the ...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
... and when he submitted his final draft to them, he had
removed his original conclusion about the effect of secondhand smoke on infants. Instead, he wrote that "the majority of the effects of smoking can be explained by prenatal smoking by the mother," and that postnatal (infant) secondhand smoke effects ...
College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers
CHICAGO Although college students had
higher rates of yearly, monthly, and weekly alcoho... students (24 percent of men, 13 percent of women) had
alcohol-related problems, compared with 15 percent of their noncollege-attending peers (22 percent o...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...ng more highly acculturated Hispanic peers to have had
an initial experience of sexual intercourse, accor...peaking teens were 170 percent more likely to have had
intercourse than white youth. "In terms of program development and evaluation, public health profes...
Current daily smoking may be associated with increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts
...istory, whether they were current daily smokers or had
been in the past, and psychiatric disorders. Nearly nine hundred people completed all three investigations. During the ten-year follow-up, nineteen participants attempted suicide, while 130 reported having suicidal thoughts. The researchers found th...
Cognitive behavioral therapy and medication is effective in the treatment of panic disorder
... of patients who remitted, defined as patients who had
had no panic attacks in the past month, minimal anticipatory anxiety about panic and a low score on a measure of agoraphobia [fear of going out], was significantly higher than those receiving usual care at all points--at three months, 20 percent vers...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
...The scans showed that animals that called the most had
more activity in the right prefrontal cortex and l...ontrast, those monkeys that called less frequently had
less prefrontal cortex activity and more amygdala activity. "Simply measuring brain activity in thes...
Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems
...nual Scientific Session on March 7. These patients had
a normal ejection fraction, a measure of how well ...ependent of patients' age, gender, or whether they had
coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or valve surgery. In a related poster, resear...
Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients
...evel levels that are now dismissed by physicians had
a major impact on mortality of heart failure patie... a serum sodiuim improvement at hospital discharge had
a 15.6 percent mortality rate at 60 days post discharge, compared with a 30.4 percent mortality rate...
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
..., the patients who received the drug eluting stent had
fewer cardiac events afterwards. "The ef...August of 2003 and December of 2003 -- 136 of whom had
received SES for ISR. The Emory researchers also identified 99 patients in the Emory cardiac datab...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...en August and December of 2003, 39 patients (1.9%) had
what appeared to be allergic reactions. Although n...persensitivity reactions the remaining 11 patients had
hypersensitivity symptoms (ranging from rash and hives to asthma) believed to be caused by SES. "...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...ital, a member of Clarian Health Partners. "We've had
mothers who didn't have the energy take care of their kids, people who had
resigned themselves to never work or have a career, basically a lesser quality of life. Now their si...
Common schizophrenia symptoms often overlooked by physicians, according to expert panel
...se symptoms. In a large-scale study, patients who had
not responded well to prior treatment with risperidone, olanzapine, or conventional antipsychotics were switched to ziprasidone, one of the newer atypical antipsychotics, and showed statistically significant improvement in cognitive symptoms. Not on...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
...d BRCA2. "We found that 0.8 percent of these women had
diseaseassociated mutations in BRCA1, while 2.4 percent had
such mutations in BRCA2," said Claus. "These numbers are similar to those reported for women with mo...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...es of urine and blood from 132 women, some of whom had
other causes of hypertension. The ratio between tw...he proteins correctly identified all the women who had
severe preeclampsia. "It will take several years to develop a new diagnostic test," said Buhimschi. ...
Study shows faces are processed like words
...y and the face was of normal proportions, subjects had
a great deal of difficulty identifying out of their peripheral vision the letter and the characteristics of the lips. Pelli concludes that context hinders identification and crowds what is to be identified. In a second experiment, the observers were...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
...laced briefly in a new tunnel.The cautious females had
lower stress hormone responses than the curious ones. This finding in female rats is the opposite of the result Cavigelli saw in an earlier study with male rats.The males' stress hormones were lower in the curious rodents. "These results suggest that...
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