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Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures

... "Better diagnosis and treatment of depressionmay lead to decreased fracture-related morbidity and mortality."The study followed 7,414 women recruited from four sites around the UnitedStates between 1986 and 1988. All of the women were Caucasian and 65 years ofage or older at the start of the study. The...

Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An Aneurysm Two Years Ago

... moved to the West Coast,recruited Richards as the lead singer and formed his own Coasters group. Formore than two decades, the aggregation toured the world and helped keepappreciation for '50s music alive. After Nunn died, Richards became owner andmanager of the group, renaming it Billy Richards' Coaster...

Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases

...ght(1 percent) risk of clot formation, which could lead to a heart attack In a typical procedure, the stent is implanted in the artery after theballoon has opened it up. However, it is becoming increasing common forcardiologists to automatically implant the stent before seeing if the balloonachieved the ...

Common Dental Bleaching Ingredient May Promote Growth Of Precancerous Oral Lesions, UB Dental Researchers Find

...op in theoral cavity," said Barry C. Boyd, D.M.D., lead researcher on the study. "Therecent increase in oral use of hydrogen peroxide, especially with the advent ofcosmetic dentistry, has brought this issue to the fore." Results of the study were presented here today (March 12, 1999) at thecombin...

UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet

...ism. The digestive problem might actually lead to the disorders' symptoms,whose basis has long be...nlypossible that these genetic abnormalities could lead to the metaboliceffects Dr. Cade mentions, though there is not substantial support for thatat this t...

Unlocking Secrets Of The Body's Inner Clock; Researchers Discover Key Control Mechanism For An Area Of The Brain That Regulates Sleep

...h on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology and lead author of theJournal of Neuroscience study. "Now we have powerful evidence that a substancewe call orphanin alters the response of this area of the brain to light." Orphanin (also known as nociceptin, or OFQ), is a peptide, orcombination of a...

Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids

..."I amconfident that our partnership with them will lead to extraordinary advances notonly at Sick Kids but at the many other centres who will be able to access thisincredible resource." "Almost overnight the volume and complexity of biological information has grownexponentially," explains David Wharry, Pr...

Socioeconomic Status Linked To Enlarged Hearts, Heart Disease Risk

...rch issue of Health Psychology. "The pathways that lead to enlarged left ventricles and consequent heart diseasemay differ for African American and white children and adolescents," they say. "In the African Americans, we found that low socioeconomic status was associatedwith greater hostility, and in turn...

Possible Mechanism For Estrogen Memory Enhancement Found

...about the mechanism of long-termpotentiation could lead to highly refined treatments for Alzheimer's disease.Researchers are studying compounds that are similar or related to estrogen inthe hope of finding a drug precisely targeted for the treatment of disease whileavoiding unwanted side-effects. USC neur...

Low-Tech Treatment Proves A Life-Saver In Research Breakthrough

... this simpletreatment, most of them can recover to lead perfectly normal lives." Matthay, a senior scienti...d blood loss,such as from a car accident, can also lead to ARDS, as can blood-borneinfections, including some that affect AIDS patients. ARDS patients becom...

MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand

...n). Basic research on human haptics could lead to better ways of evaluatinghand impairments. "Audio and visual tests are very sophisticated," Dr.Srinivasan said, "but the tests clinicians have for the sense of touch, forexample, are very primitive." This is primarily because the human haptic syst...

Standardization Of Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Offers Hope To Patients Nationwide

... this equipment in developing similaruses that may lead to additional FDA 510K approvals for other types of cancers. ThermoChem-HT, a component of the Thermo-Chem System?, used for regionalhyperthermia, is being developed under comprehensive standards covering design,manufacturing, installation an...

Early Intervention Key To Repairing Hole In Heart Disease

...ed showing symptoms, usually at a later age," says lead author Dr. MichaelGatzoulis, a senior fellow in U of T's department of medicine and a staff cardiologist at the Toronto Hospital (TTH). "We have shown this is wrong, andthat surgery earlier in life will actually prevent future symptoms." Because pati...

Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk

... Heart Association. Alan R. Sinaiko, M.D., lead author of the study and professor ofpediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, saysnew findings show that the risks factors associated with cardiovascular diseasein adults -- high blood pressure, obesity, high cholestero...

'Motion Blindness,' Not Just Poor Memory, Causes Alzheimer's Patients To Lose Their Way

...t because they can't see wherethey're going," says lead author Charles Duffy, a neurologist atthe University's Strong Memorial Hospital whose team made thefinding using computer patterns that look like snowflakes rushingtoward the viewer. "Many of these patients are basically blind tothe kinds of cues mos...

New Contact Lens Material Could Lessen Risk Of Eye Infection

...n the lens surface. This increasein protein could lead to such problems as infections and blurred vision. "The sulfoxide hydrogels, on the other hand, possess characteristics that setthem apart from the rest of the hydrogel systems," says Mukkamala, and may offerfresh possibilities for the design of ne...

Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed

...cally beginsin young people and left untreated may lead to impairment in functioning and even to suicideattempts, according to a new study by Brown University researchers, the largest study ever conducted on this age group. In an analysis of 33 children and adolescents diagnosed with BDD (apreoccupation w...

Postmenopausal Women Reap Heart Benefits From Foods Containing Vitamin E

...es oxidized it can damage blood vessels, which may lead toatherosclerosis. Some vitamins, including vitamin E, are called antioxidantsbecause they inhibit oxidation. "When a fat such as LDL undergoes oxidation, it is more prone to collect inblood vessels to form plaque. Over time, the plaque narrows the...

Brain Activity Differs In Introverts And Extroverts, UI Study Shows

...t research scientist in psychology and the study's lead investigator."We found more evidence that people might be shy or outgoing because of the waytheir brains are structured." Previous studies have shown that introversion and extroversion are based onvariations in brain function, but those studies did ...

Sexually Oriented Internet Sites Are Popular And Non-Problematic For Most People, But Pose Risks For Some

...mpulsivity and relateddisorders," according to its lead author, Dr. Alvin Cooper of the San JoseMarital and Sexuality Centre. "In addition it may be useful in theidentification of other issues that may be going on in users' lives for whichthey wish to escape by turning to their keyboards."...

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