Tag: "healthy" at medical news
Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds
...y, such patterns suggest that continued streams of healthy
and select immigrants may be important in maintaining a health profile for several U.S. ethnic groups. "The force of death is not the same for everyone," the study concluded. "The force of death in the contemporary United States is stronger for t...
Brains of those in certain professions shown to have more synapses
...d synapses (the connections between neurons) in 16 healthy
people. Basedon family interviews, the subjects were then divided by their profession and amount of education, witha high-level category corresponding to skilled occupations requiring more than a high school degree. The researchers examined tissue f...
Sex education learning tool finds global market
...oftware program on safer sex, AIDS, alcohol abuse, healthy
eating habits and how to cope with stress. The success of the program has seen over 62 countries as far afield as Nepal, Namibia, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates request CD Roms or download the software from the centre's web site. The popula...
Studies suggest that eating chocolate may be good for your heart
...ance and moderation, chocolate can contribute to a healthy
diet." Researchers from the U.S. and Argentina presented results of several studies measuring the effects of chocolate consumption on markers for human heart health. Dr. Keen presented findings from a preliminary clinical study that suggested that pl...
Genetic test for melanoma developed at UCSF
... out only the cancerous cells and leave behind the healthy
ones, LeBoit said....
Cancer-preventive potential of white tea
...nst cancer. "White tea, and tea in general, is a healthy
alternative to other popular drinks, such as sodas..."But to be on the safe side, one should maintain a healthy
lifestyle that includes a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, and avoidance of smo...
'Smart scalpel' detects cancer cells in seconds
...y malignant growths while minimizing the amount of healthy
tissue removed. In effect, the patented device would tell a surgeon when to stop cutting."We can quickly identify a cell population that has abnormal protein content, as do tumor cells, by passing only a few hundred cells - a billionth of a liter - t...
Methamphetamine abuse linked to long-term damage to brain cells
...in chemicals that indicate whether brain cells are healthy
or are diseased or damaged. "We found abnormal brain chemistry in the methamphetamine users in all three brain regions we studied. In one of the regions, the amount of damage is also related to the history of drug use--those who had used the most m...
UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used
...education about work, drugs, weight loss and other healthy
practices, she said. Researchers did not investigate inpatient cardiac rehabilitation efforts since those are short-term, lasting only as long as patients are hospitalized. People who could benefit from longer-term rehabilitation include those who ...
Dietary bioflavonoids induce DNA breaks, may contribute to infant leukemia
...esearchers, using blood and bone marrow cells from healthy
newborns and adults, as well as leukemic cell lines, were able to determine the mechanism of DNA damage. The bioflavonoids, like the drugs VP16 and Dox, inhibit the action of an enzyme known as topoisomerase II (topo II), which helps to cleave apart...
Being spiritual may be good for your health
...ituality has been shown to reduces stress, promote healthy
lifestyle choices and increase our feelings of belonging to a social network -- all of which are associated with lower mortality," says Shah, professor of public health sciences. "And we're talking about spirituality, not necessarily religiosity." Sh...
UF study shows pumping iron improves strength, independence in frail elderly
...ior studies during the past decade have shown that healthy
elderly people benefited from exercise, Meuleman said. However, little research has been done on how it affects people as debilitated as the UF study participants, who were living in nursing homes or the VA hospital's geriatric ward. For the latest ...
An active life helps to ward off Alzheimer's
...lzheimer's disease, with a mean age of 73, and 358 healthy
people, with a mean age of 71. Among the activitie...an the gamut from gardening to racquet sports. The healthy
participants had been more active between the ages of 40 and 60 than had the patients with Alzheimer...
Brain scans of Gulf War veterans show brain damage
...ort that sick Gulf War veterans when compared with healthy
veterans had 20 percent less brain cells in the br...tern United States. The tests were also done on 18 healthy
veterans from the same battalion. Investigators performing the tests were blinded to group identitie...
Study: crime, lack of PE, recreation programs lead U.S. adolescents to couch-potato lifestyles
...Larsen and her colleagues believe that introducing healthy
activity habits during childhood and adolescence will lead to more active adults who lead longer, healthier lives. "School is really the perfect place to start," she said. "If we can get schools to provide safe and accessible places for kids to be a...
Researchers create a strong new molecule in the fight against AIDS
...tegrase inhibitor may prevent HIV from taking over healthy
cells Researchers have created a new molecule th...o stopping integrase, which inserts viral DNA into healthy
cells, would allow doctors another chance to stop the onset of AIDS if the other drugs are unsuccess...
The bone marrow is the source of mature liver cells
...ctors. It is at least theoretically possible that healthy
genes could be inserted into hepatic stem cells fr... existing cancer cells, and then the marrow from a healthy
donor is infused into the patient. Dr. Theise and co-workers subsequently examined liver tissu...
Chemist uses DNA to trigger an alternative chemotherapy method
...the drug nor the catalyst can get together. Thus, healthy
cells are unharmed. Taylor says it may take many years to develop a therapy based on his method, but he is optimistic that the method provides another direction, one that could rapidly respond to viral diseases or cancer as fast as they mutate. He...
Aerosol form of cyclosporine hits key cellular target in lung transplant patients, researchers report at international meetin
...as much less, and in fact was no different from 15 healthy
control subjects. The University of Pittsburgh is the only center engaged in a clinical study of aerosol cyclosporine, a concept that researchers originated there eight years ago. They are currently about half-way into a National Institutes of Heal...
Testosterone skin patch improves sexual functioning in surgically menopausal women
...estore testosterone levels to the normal range of healthy
young women." The research team enrolled 75 wom...e levels that were below average in comparison to healthy
young women, and despite daily oral estrogen replacement therapy, all reported having less active o...
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