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Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy

...thma and allergy. Some studies have suggested that keeping pets actually protects against later allergy - i.e., that early exposure may somehow modify an individual's immune system to tolerate specific antigens. Various attempts to modify abnormal immune responses to specific allergens, such as those to cat ...

Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message

...channel swap might be accomplishing more than just keeping the cell alive. "Calcium turns some processes on, ...t be doing more than just protecting themselves by keeping calcium out." In some cases, protection might be enough of a goal. In people with Lou Gehrig's disea...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

...ater of ESA's Ice/Oceans Unit is among researchers keeping close watch on the situation: "The widest part of the iceberg would now appear to have successfully negotiated the narrow channel between the shallow seamount to its west where it was formerly grounded and Franklin Island to the east. "It was now ...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

...protein is still able to perform its normal job of keeping the skin intact. Khavari stressed that all this work took place using human cells. "Cancer processes are very different in humans and mice," Khavari said. If they'd found these results in mouse cells, the group would still need to prove that the frag...

Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows

...rform tasks critical to independent living such as keeping track of medications or managing money. Prior clinical trials of successful treatment of depression in this age group reported improvement in emotional functioning, but had not demonstrated that improved emotional health also translated into improved...

Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms

...ucets, eating only in the kitchen and dining room, keeping shelf-stable food in plastic containers or sealable bags, taking garbage out daily and cleaning counter tops and floors regularly. Study participants had suffered at least one asthma-related hospitalization or two asthma-related emergency room visits...

St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix

...monly used to prevent heart attacks and strokes by keeping the platelets in the blood from sticking together. But it is known to be ineffective in some people, and cardiologists often struggle to find another way to thin the blood of so-called clopidogrel low-responders and non-responders who have major card...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

...as come to build a new hospital in the interest of keeping pace with future innovation, technology, and advances in patient-centered clinical care, says Associate Hospital Director for Children's and Women's Services Patricia A. Warner, MPH."Since the Mott facility was conceived in the 1950s, patient care, r...

'Marital strain' increases women's risk of death, heart disease

...art disease. Women who reported usually or always keeping their feelings to themselves when in conflict with their husbands, known as self-silencing, had more than four times the risk of dying from any cause compared to women who always show their feelings. Eaker noted that this is the first time marital ...

Researchers track program's success in curbing aggressive behavior

...ide academic circles. Turns out the game works -- keeping the students from violent behavior long into adolescence. For more than a decade, researchers at the University of South Florida College of Public Health have tested this program's effectiveness in discouraging disruptive behaviors and increasing aca...

Induction at 32 weeks possible action for expectant moms with premature membrane rupture

... co-author. "So, why take the risk of infection in keeping the baby in mom longer if there's no difference in how the babies do?" In cases of prolonged early membrane rupture, obstetricians must do a careful dance to get the unborn baby as close as possible to term, while avoiding the increased risk of infec...

Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds

...in past work, Barres and his team devised a way of keeping the neurons alive without glial cells. In this environment the neurons formed one-seventh the number of synapses compared to cells grown with glia. He added that the glia probably have many additional roles, also unknown. "Ninety percent of human bra...

Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making

.... For example, a doctor may have to choose between keeping the diagnosis of HIV infection confidential or reporting it to public health officials to protect the health of other persons who might have been exposed to the infection. The doctor must decide how to balance his or her primary responsibility to the...

Certain gun storage practices can reduce risk of youth firearm injuries, suicide

...igned to reduce accessibility of guns to youth, by keeping households guns locked and unloaded, deserve furth...s about safe storage of firearms, recognizing that keeping children safe is as important to parents who own guns as those who do not. Experience suggests that ...

Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder

...the first to find a neural circuit responsible for keeping sensors on an object during active touch." "We hope that this finding will help push the field from a focus biased by anatomy to a focus centered on functionality of neural circuits," added David Kleinfeld, a professor of physics at UCSD. "Also, thi...

Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations

...e modern era. Some common practice patterns are in keeping with published literature (e.g., use of radiation therapy), some contradict published guidelines (e.g., frequent prophylactic antiepileptic drug administration) or may conflict with published literature (e.g., relatively infrequent use of chemotherap...

Smoking causes cognitive impairment in adolescents

...d working memory. This form of memory is used when keeping information in mind and manipulating it. They also evaluated verbal learning and memory, attention, mood, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal and tobacco cravings in 41 adolescent daily smokers and 32 nonsmokers. The groups were similar in age, gender an...

Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery

...hrough the nose and into the stomach has been that keeping the digestive tract empty would help it restart more quickly. Surgeons also commonly believe that the practice reduces the likelihood of vomiting and related aspiration pneumonia. This reasoning may look good on paper, says Nelson, but like many med...

Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines

...rate of 12 to 16 breaths a minute, and they advise keeping the no-flow fraction the fraction of time in cardiac arrest without chest compressions under 0.17 (about 10 seconds out of every minute.) "We did not expect to find perfect compliance," said Benjamin Abella, M.D., assistant professor of medicine an...

Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix

...aded, the grapefruit juice can "swamp" the system, keeping the liver busy and blocking it from breaking down drugs and other substances. Drugs that use the same pathway and interact with grapefruit juice target some of the most common health problems doctors see today. The list consists of more than 50 medic...

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