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Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...reported having a medical home.Despite significant increases
within all racial and ethnic groupsafter Child Health Plus, differences persisted for 24-hour phonecoverage and in the participants' use of their medical home foracute care, with Black, Asian and Hispanic enrollees remainingthe lowest rates. During C...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
... are looking at feeding CLA to hogs to see if that increases
the levels of CLA in pork. "If we can do this, and if higher doses of CLA are safe, we'll have a value-added pork chop that could help fight cancer and diabetes," Houseknecht says....
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...d by transmission lines andemployed in homes cause increases
in leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer andreproductive and developmental ills? Is there no risk, a possible risk, alikely risk or a certain health risk from exposure to the extremely lowfrequency electric and magnetic fields (EMF) that result from ...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...ave a chance of controlling." "Damage from increases
in cigarette smoking certainly eclipses AIDS indeveloping countries, and it will mean a new generation of children exposed tocigarette smoke. The impact on those countries' social structures and economiesis unfathomable. "It's one thing to h...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...en-age children of baby boomers,are driving recent increases
in the use of the drug by 8th-, 10th- and12th-graders. That is one of the key findings from a University of Michigananalysis of the reasons behind historic fluctuations in teen marijuana usepublished in the current (June 1998) issue of the American ...
OHSU Scientists Begin Human Trials Of A Drug Aimed At The Underlying Cause Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
...ontrol of cell growth. The abnormal BCR-ABLprotein increases
the enzymatic activity that drives the white cells toproliferate uncontrollably, inducing leukemia. Essentially, there are no brakesto stop the proliferation. The investigational drug inhibits the enzymatic activity of the renegadeBCR-ABL pro...
UCSF Researchers Seeing Increased Rates Of Unprotected Sex Among San Francisco
...ourse, up from 37 percent in 1992. "We found these increases
very alarming," Ekstrand said. "We didn't start outlooking for this. Usually when a group of men is followed over time their riskgoes down, because the questionnaire itself is an intervention, causing therespondents to reflect on their sexual behavi...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...lesterol, blood pressure, and body fat, as well as increases
in health knowledge. When compared to the control group not receiving an intervention, however, the positive differences for both intervention groups were striking. According to Dr. Harrell, When we started, I hypothesized that the individualized a...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...been too much sugar in the blood, a condition that increases
the risk ofcomplications, including cardiovascular disease, eye problems, nerve damage andkidney malfunction. Unlike most conventional diabetes management programs, DTCA's DiabetesNetCareSM adopts a population management approach, managing al...
Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk
...changes to the wheat bran, which Yokoyama believes increases
thecolon's absorption of the bran's healthy properties. The other primary methodof cereal processing is flake processing, a much gentler process that causesless change to the wheat bran. The test results are applicable only to processed wheat bran i...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...n patients whose HDL cholesterol was above 35, the increases
were lessdramatic, with simvastatin doing about twice as well as atorvastatin at bothdoses. According to the National Cholesterol Education Program, the higher theHDL, the better, and HDL above 60 appears to be protective against heartdiseas...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
... sunlight year-round." Exposure to sunlight increases
risk of getting cataracts, according to aJohns Hopkins study. "We've found there is no safe dose of exposure to the sun's ultravioletB rays when it comes the risk of cortical cataract, which means people of allages, races and both sexes shou...
Schizophrenia-Like Behavior In Rats Blocked Via Glutamate
... abnormalities, cognitive impairments, orglutamate increases
in the prefrontal cortex. Affecting about 1 percent of adults, schizophrenia is the most chronic anddisabling mental illness. It typically begins as a psychotic episode in earlyadulthood, with devastating hallucinations, delusions, social withdrawal...
Treatment Of Irregular Heartbeat Saves Money And Prevents Stroke In Older People
...trial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat which increases
a person'sstroke risk. The researchers said they believe this finding to be especiallyimportant, since people over 75 years old are at highest risk for having astroke. "For medical and economic reasons, anticoagulation treatment in the preventionof...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
... wereless common. However, this group did achieve increases
in bone mineral density. In a previous arm... said Cummings. "For the few women who do not have increases
in bone mineral density during thefirst year, almost all will achieve significant gains in bone mine...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...d more rapidly and had consistently higher average increases
inWellness scores than the placebo recipients. Twelve of the patients, however - all from the 33 in the hydrocortisone group-experienced significant adrenal suppression. None of an equal number ofplacebo recipients did. "Although the therapeutic ...
UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
...t, marijuana, a type of cannabinoid drug, actually increases
appetite.In the future, says Meng, it may be possible to use a lower dose of opioids ifthey are used in combination with a cannabinoid, producing fewer side effectsand increasing the pain relieving effects. The researchers focused their study on a re...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
...inked prenatal infection to premature birth, which increases
the risk of CP. However, the lengthy time needed to confirm a diagnosis of CP has made it verydifficult to identify what causes the disorder. "By the time the child is diagnosed, months or years after birth, the trail isalready cold," says Dr. Nelso...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...fety of platinum therapy and to provide meaningful increases
intumor response rates." In commenting on the dat... safely and effectively protect against very large increases
in thedosage of cisplatin, including lethal doses of cisplatin. To our knowledge, nodrug has ever b...
Study Shows Three-Drug "Cocktail" Needed To Keep AIDS Virus Curbed
...ntof those taking zidovudine and lamivudine showed increases
in the AIDS virus. Only 4percent of volunteers getting the stronger treatment began showing detectable viruslevels. Subjects with more virus when the study began, a greater increase in CD4 cellsduring treatment or a slower virus clearance rate were a...
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