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Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice
...GCG mice had decreased necrosis (cell death) and a higher
percentage of viable tissue, demonstrating that the flavonoid protected the liver from I/R injury. The next step was to determine the mechanism by which EGCG protected fatty liver cells from I/R injury. Researchers developed a technique to measure fa...
Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients
..., the prevalence of hyponatremia was significantly higher
in patients who died within 3 months (63 percent) than in those who survived 3 months (13 percent)," the authors note. "Similarly, patients with hyponatremia had significantly more advanced liver failure compared to those with normal serum sodium." T...
'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease
...r died. "Married men were heavier, older, and had higher
blood pressure and a less favorable lipid profile compared to unmarried men," Eaker said. "Unmarried men were more likely to be smokers." After the researchers made statistical adjustments for age, systolic blood pressure, body mass index, cigarett...
Unemployed women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
... face not only emotional distress, but also have a higher
risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers report...ion of cardiovascular disease, which was 1.7 times higher
among the homemakers than among employed women. Nineteen percent of the homemakers had high blood pr...
Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness
...tion with marked deterioration of memory and other higher
brain functions (cognitive decline). This is particularly significant as quetiapine had been regarded as one of the safer of the antipsychotic drugs available, say the authors. The study looked at 93 patients with dementia across the north east...
Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine
...ich indicates when neurons are working -- was much higher
in many brain areas of women than men. But when the test subjects were given nicotine, metabolic activity significantly declined in the women and slightly increased in men -- the original differences all but disappeared. According to Dr. Steven Potk...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
...e of their lives after menopause, the stakes are a higher
quality of life through their later years. In spite of evidence to the contrary, some women continue to believe that hormone therapy will provide them with better health, the authors said. Health care professionals are influenced by the needs of the...
Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation
...rmal tissue during exposure. Moreover, x-rays have higher
penetrating power than optical waves, as in laser therapy. Similarly, Mitra's methodology can deliver precise radiation as a medical therapy to shrink tumors. Part of Mitra's research was supported by a grant from the National Science...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...ionise the way scanning takes place and means that higher
quality scans can be carried out at a much faster ...e medical research," he added. As well as offering higher
quality images, the quick scanning time means that more patients will be able to take advantage of t...
Hepatitis B viral load, genotype affect liver cancer risk, study finds
...west two quintiles of viral load. "[W]e found that higher
plasma HBV DNA levels and infection with genotype ... and South America, where HCC mortality is 20-fold higher
than it is in the United States," he writes....
Single-donor islet transplantation procedure shows promise for patients with type 1 diabetes
...ecently been increased markedly by transplanting a higher
number of islets prepared from 2 to 4 donor pancreases. However, for islet transplants to become a widespread clinical reality, additional advances are still needed. In particular, restoration of insulin independence must be achieved with a single do...
Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer
...t), meaning that the number of false positives was higher
for the NMP22 test. Still, the authors say "the high specificity of cytology is offset by low sensitivity, ambiguous test results, expense, and time lag to obtain reports."...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
...cal Association online Feb. 16, unless the blip is higher
than 200 copies per milliliter of blood, or persists upon repeated testing, it does not signal that the virus has mutated, or changed form. True drug resistance requires changes in therapy which can be very difficult for the patient, says Siliciano...
Study associates alcohol use patterns with Body Mass Index
...ht low BMI values generally indicate leanness and higher
BMI values indicate being overweight. "In our study, men and women who drank the smallest quantity of alcohol one drink per drinking day with the greatest frequency three to seven days per week had the lowest BMI's," said first author Rosalind A....
Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer
...roiditis an elevated thyroid hormone state had a higher
incidence of breast cancer, while other scientists found high levels of thyroid hormones were protective against breast cancer. Studies of benign thyroid disorders have also failed to demonstrate associations between thyroid hormones and breast cance...
Uric acid may help reduce effects of spinal cord injury, Jefferson researchers find
...cid. "We know that the human uric acid baseline is higher
than that in mice, but we also know that the damage we see in the human spinal cord after injury is very similar to that seen in the mice. "Raising uric acid levels in humans similarly to the rise we cause in the mouse should be sufficient to block p...
New highly active agents against sandfly fever
... genus Leishmania, showing an efficacy equal to or higher
than that of the reference drug for treating leishmaniases, glucantime. Experiments run on mice confirmed that oral administration of these quinolines was effective and that toxicity was low for this animal. The adoption of this administration route ...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...ave risen rapidly. So they gave five progressively higher
doses of tPA the highest of which was well below ...e. I had one in my clinic today. Those people have higher
levels of d-dimer and we don't know why. It may be they have confounders, such as antibodies that mi...
Alcohol drinkers three times as likely to die from injury
...o had at least 12 drinks in the survey year, had a higher
risk of dying from each cause of injury when compa... alcohol concentrations rise more quickly, reach a higher
peak and stay elevated for a longer time in women. "Our study found that 54 to 64 percent of injury ...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
...g consistent with human data that shows men have a higher
capacity than women for maintaining or updating spatial information. What's particularly interesting, however, was the finding among older adult nonhuman primates. While we observed cognitive decline in both sexes, the sex difference no longer existe...
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