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Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
...e stillpreserving "good" cholesterol levels -- in healthy
middle-aged men and women byfeeding them modest amounts of soy foods over two one-month periods. "We're only beginning to understand the potentially powerful health benefits ofsoy," says lead author David Jenkins, a professor of nutritional sciences ...
Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
...y are much more abundant in aneurysm tissuethan in healthy
artery wall. They also attack elastin, a protein that helpsstrengthen the wall, enabling it to withstand the force of the heart's pumping."It is believed that the breakdown of elastin and another key protein, collagen,allows an abdominal aortic aneur...
Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
... health problems. "If you're looking for a healthy
blood supply, you need to have healthydonors," And..., foundthat paid student donors do not always lead healthy
lives. Paid donors were morethan three times as likely as nondonors and four times as likely as Red ...
Stimulating growth hormone production in older adults can reduce body fat and increase hormone levels
...tor, to increase productionof growth hormone in 60 healthy
men and women over age 65. GHRH is normallyproduced in the brain by the hypothalamus and stimulates production of growthhormone by the pituitary. Although growth hormone is known best for promoting growth in childhood,it has important actions...
Hopkins study shows combined hormone therapy increases muscle, decreases fat in postmenopausal women
...en-androgen therapymay improve body composition in healthy
women, but further study is necessary todetermine if this therapy is effective in other groups, including women withchronic conditions such as diabetes or cancers."...
3-D magnetic resonance imaging safer way to diagnose heart disease
...of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, eight healthy
adults andfive patients with confirmed heart disease underwent the new technique. The team reported that it allows for improved definition of the heart's arteriesand MRA compared well with conventional X-ray angiograms. The team has initiated a stud...
UMass researchers teaching computers to interpret MRIs
... bright region in the image, whereas the remaining healthy
tissueshows up as a pattern of various shades of g...,consisting of the dead or injured tissue, and the healthy
region. In addition,they want the computer to be able to give a reliable evaluation of the volume of...
Scientists at Children's Hospital and Brandeis use video games to unlock secrets of the brain's sense of direction
...y where this epileptic focus is without disturbing healthy
parts of thebrain that are important for memory, language, and other cognitive functions,surgeons monitor the electrical activity of the brain by placing wires directlyon the brain's surface. With careful attention to the teenagers' safety and clini...
Early to rise: Research offers clues to older people's sleep habits
...ier in the morning, but that both olderand younger healthy
people share the same circadian period of a little more than24 hours, countering the belief that the circadian clock has a 25-hour periodthat shortens in duration with age. "The circadian period averages 24 hours and 11 minutes in both young and old...
UNC-CH study shows compressed air sleeve prevents blood clots during hip replacement
...ery makes total hip replacement safer not just for healthy
people but foreverybody including the elderly." The study demonstrated the effectiveness of the pneumatic sleevetechnique for preventing both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, hesaid. Using them during and for several days after hi...
Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure
...failure." TNF is produced by the immune system and healthy
individuals generally have lowlevels of TNF in their blood. In people with heart failure, TNF is produced bythe heart itself. Twelve of the patients in the study received varying amounts of etanercept,given in a one-time intravenous injection, and s...
Female hormones don't cause overeating and weight gain
...tor Award. The study was conducted with 20 healthy
women between the ages 20 and 35who ate all of their meals and snacks for three days at the Penn State Food Labduring two different phases, near the beginning and end, of two consecutivemenstrual cycles. They also took sensory and other tests during ...
Study suggests need for better pain management in newborns
...inical care in a hospital nursery, infants,whether healthy
or sick, can be exposed to procedures that adults considerpainful. In one of Porter's previous studies, physicians and nurses reportedthat babies receive very little pain relief and few comfort measures duringrequired medical procedures in the hospit...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
...heballooned-out aneurysm, the graft is anchored to healthy
aorta above and belowit. "You must have normal aorta above and below the aneurysm to anchor thedevice so that the blood flows through the stented graft inside it. Thisprevents blood flow pressure from rupturing the thinned-out aneurysm," Mar...
Correlation between brain shrinkage and education found
Among the healthy
elderly, people with higher education levels exhib...to look at the biology of the reservehypothesis in healthy
older adults. "Our research shows that education exerts a protective effect," said C. EdwardCoffey,...
Combination HIV vaccine induces diverse immune response
...rent trial, which opened in May 1997, enrolled 435 healthy
men and womennot infected with HIV. Because the primary goal of this study is to assess theimmune response and safety of the vaccine combination in individuals atincreased risk of becoming infected with HIV, more than 80 percent of theparticipants h...
Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of
...shown to be associated with theability to maintain healthy
interpersonal relationships and healthypsychological boundaries with other people. The study appears in the July issueof Psychiatry. "This is one of the first looks into the biological basis for human attachmentand bonding," said Rebecca Turner, PhD...
Hearts N' Parks - an innovative North Carolina program to prevent heart disease launched
...e program designed to promote theadoption of heart healthy
behaviors among North Carolina children and theirf...wide pilot program to promote theadoption of heart healthy
behaviors, including eating rightand getting regular physical activity, to people of all ages. Its ...
Cholesterol lowering margarine may not benefit those already eating a healthy diet
...holesterol lowering margarine may not be useful in healthy
fat modified diet) Benecol, the 'cholesterol low... lipid concentrations in those already following a healthy
diet, writes Dr Charles van Heyningen in a letter in this week's BMJ. Dr van Heyningen from Univers...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...l of Medicine in1997, Ridker's group reported that healthy
individuals with the highest levelsof CRP were three times more likely to suffer a first heart attack and two timesmore likely to suffer a first stroke in an eight-year period than those with thelowest CRP levels. "Our study is the first to investi...
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