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Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

... of the UnitedStates than the groups traditionally investigated to gauge stroke's impact onthe nation, estimated that at least 731,000 first-ever and recurrent strokesoccur each year -- 40 percent more than the 500,000 figure quoted by thegovernment. At the time this study was conducted, researchers comp...

Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?

... (total population of 7.3 million), Lindberg et al investigated possible associations between the use of cardiovascular drugs and suicide and the results of this study are published in this week's BMJ. The authors found a significant correlation between the use of calcium channel blockers and the incidence of su...

Neurotransmitter-Induced Electrical Activity Identified As Key Regulator Of Synaptogenesis

... receptor clustering. In a second step, they investigated whether electrical activity induced by activation of the glycine receptor itself might be an important component in this process. Therefore, neuronal cultures were treated with the highly selective glycine receptor antagonis...

New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies

...e, M.D., Ph.D., and Randall Ten Haken, Ph.D., have investigated the use of focal liver irradiation along with chemotherapy delivered directly to the tumor via the hepatic artery. As a result of that research, they have developed a detailed formula for estimating the risk of radiation-induced liver disease for in...

Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates

...e American Medical Association . The study investigated the association between high mortality rates, socioeconomic position, and four behavioral risk factors---cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and weight. Lantz and her colleagues examined the impact of education, income and thes...

About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care

...dentified". They say that the findings need to be investigated on a national scale to ascertain the full extent of the problem and advocate an national confidential inquiry. They suggest that one way of dealing with the problem may be to increase the seniority of the doctors assessing and treating this type o...

Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals

...n fact, the limitednumber of drugs currently being investigated in human addicts may prove to beaddictive in themselves, or create tolerance and withdrawal symptoms." GVG's anti-cocaine effects, however, have been tested more extensivelyin animals than any of the previously reported drugs. The BNL-led t...

The Problem With Fen-Phen

...tance, Maher says that thispossibility needs to be investigated carefully. "Until now, there was noparticular reason to think that these classes of drugs would interact in theblood, and physicians examining patients with pulmonary hypertension or heartvalve disease might not have asked specifically about how ofte...

Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting

...essor and chair of epidemiology. Lynch and Kaplan investigated the association of income inequality and mortality in 282 metropolitan cities in the United States. In the most extreme cases, cities that had both high income inequality and low average income, recorded a mortality rate of 139.8 deaths per 100,000 ...

"Super" Aspirin Does Super Job In Fighting Heart Attacks

...re blood flow in the blood vessel. The researchers investigated how well the drugs prevented heart attacks, deathsfrom any cause, or the need for either angioplasty or bypass surgery, whichreroutes blood flow around a blocked blood vessel. The researchers examined thedrugs' effectiveness at three intervals: 48-9...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...specific errors occurring with the Abbott PCA pump investigated in this study. A total of 2,017 MDRs describing problems with the Abbott PCA pump were reviewed for a randomly chosen year, 1993. An analysis of these reports showed that out of the cases where the device was known to be connected to the patient (308...

News Tips Friday, March 26, 1999

...clerosis. Researchers combined these two ideas and investigated the association betweeninflammation and physical a...althcare and the HarlemHospital Center in New York investigated the association between blood levels oflipoprotein (a) -- Lp(a) -- and coronary artery disease (CAD)...

Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E

..., whole grains and wheatgerm. The researchers also investigated the relationship between the intake of vitaminC, beta-carotene and folic acid -- from both food and supplements -- and LDLoxidation. None of these nutrients protected against oxidation. "The reason may be because these nutrients may not be as good o...

Inhibiting Growth Of New Blood Vessels Reduces Heart Disease Plaque In Mice

...sels in order to grow. Theseagents are also being investigated in studies of humans who have a type ofsight-robbing macular degeneration associated with the proliferation of abnormalnew blood vessels in the eye. While angiogenesis inhibitors are being used in cancer and visionresearch studies, heart dise...

New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives

...nces produce knowledge, particularlyin less easily investigated areas like sexuality. After hearing that thefederal government had pulled funding for a pair of sexual-behavior surveys, shedecided to investigate. "I wanted to find out why it was so difficult to do this kind of research,"Ericksen says. "People wh...

UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer

.... Many angiogenesis inhibitors are currently being investigated in laboratoriesaround the world. If the results continue to be encouraging, said the leadauthor of the study, Gabriele Bergers, Ph.D., a visiting postdoctoral fellow inthe Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and the Hormone ResearchInstitute ...

UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic Pregnancies

...oman without the condition. Many researchers have investigated how to transplant the pancreatic islet cellsinto people with diabetes as a way to treat the condition permanently; however,there are problems with using the islet cells for life-long diabetes controlbecause the body rejects the cells unless powerful ...

High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment

...hown to be safe to use. Quinaprilat deserves to be investigated for its potential use for promotingblood vessel growth," says Isner. The study findings may explain previous reports that ACE inhibitors can benefitindividuals who have reduced blood flow to their hearts that can cause chestpain, or angina, says Isne...

Universal antenatal HIV screening needed in areas of high prevalence

...ty of Edinburgh along with colleagues from Glasgow investigated the effect on uptake of antenatal HIV testing (which is currently low in Britain) if testing was routine unless a woman declined - ie opt-out testing. Of the 924 pregnant women studied, 816 (88.3 per cent) had an HIV test and when asked "Do you think...

Readily available emergency contraception has not replaced conventional methods in adolescents in Finland

...d this method had used it only once. The team also investigated levels of sexual activity among the adolescent girls and found that 13.3 per cent of 14 year olds, 28.8 per cent of 15 year olds and 51.5 per cent of 17 year olds had had sexual intercourse at least once. They conclude that these levels are no highe...

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