Tag: "levels" at medical news
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...than did other groups. White women reported higher levels
of risk behaviours than other ethnic groups, but w...ck African and black Caribbean men reported higher levels
of sexual risk behaviour and higher incidence of STIs compared to white, Indian and Pakistani men. ...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...spital, USA) and colleagues looked at whether high levels
of a protein called neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) could give an early diagnosis of renal injury in a susceptible population. They took blood and urine samples from 71 children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. 20 patient...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...response to vigorous exercise. Despite the varying levels
of cardiovascular conditioning for the 74 patients in this group, each patient had interpreted their normal physiologic shortness of breath as being abnormal. "Being kids, they thought they should be able to do anything they want without limits," Wei...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
...nning)," say the researchers. A win may also boost levels
of self confidence, assertiveness or patriotism, all of which might lead to violence, they add. Other research shows that domestic violence is more likely when the male assailant's local team wins. Winning is also likely to be associated with the cel...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
... periods before the age of 12, have high oestrogen levels
and develop physically faster than late developers. This could help cut their infection risk. They conclude: "We suggest that a sexually active 18 year old with late [periods] may be more susceptible to multiple infections than a sexually active 15...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...IM (intramuscular formulation). Initial agitation levels
were high, ranging from 6.5 to 6.9 on a scale that ranges from a high of 7.0 to a low of zero. Within 30 minutes, whether the patients were psychotic, or had abused alcohol or drugs, their agitation scores dropped to a normal range. In addition to q...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ous and colleagues found that people with elevated levels
of serum transferrin saturation an indicator of iron overload who consume high levels
of dietary iron, have an increased risk of cancer and cancer mortality. Specifically, they found th...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
... in the blood. They showed that higher phosphorous levels
were directly linked to vascular calcification, a ...brought on by kidney damage had normal phosphorous levels
and decreased signs of vascular calcification. "We already have treatments available that can contro...
Uric acid and heart disease
... CHD although it does suggest that serum uric acid levels
are unlikely to be a major determinant of CHD. So...to reducing both one's risk of CHD and one's serum levels
of uric acid, uric acid levels
do not help to usefully predict the risk of CHD....
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...s, bone mineral density, markers of bone turnover, levels
of vitamin D and inflammatory markers such as C-re...group also had less inflammation, indicated by low levels
of C-reactive protein, which is made by the liver as a response to inflammation in the body. They al...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...has anti-inflammatory effects. To gauge production levels
of the proteins, the scientists took small samples...just under the skin, from the abdomen and measured levels
of messenger RNA (mRNA), which carries the genetic code instructions for cells to create the protein...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...March 28, 2005 -- Acupuncture treatments using low levels
of electrical stimulation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much as 50 percent, researchers at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine have found. In tests on rats, the researchers found that electroacupuncture treat...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
... loss program that balances metabolism and hormone levels
has stabilized a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure, says a leading Canadian General Practitioner. The Metabolism Correcting program begins when people who enroll are given a series of blood tests tha...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...tatins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels
by inhibiting the liver's production of cholestero...y and may be related to higher serum concentration levels
of statins. Patients with decreased hepatic drug metabolizing activity due to cirrhosis or other liv...
NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk
Pregnant women with high levels
of an oral bacterium associated with tooth decay a...d other bacteria on pregnancy, and found that high levels
of Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2, an oral bacterium associated with dental caries, were signi...
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...at are tied to the natural fluctuations in hormone levels
during menopause, and this distinction may have serious implications for women's treatment decisions." Hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness are clearly tied to the menopausal transition, and there is some positive evidence for a menopausal ...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
...y also be related. Researchers evaluated bacterial levels
in the saliva of 297 women in their third trimeste...ow birth weight and preterm delivery, while higher levels
of the bacteria Lactobacillus casei (L. casei) during pregnancy positively affected the birthweight....
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...0 times per hour. This significantly lowers oxygen levels
in the bloodstream, elevates nighttime blood press...OSA symptom relief and in raising nighttime oxygen levels
in the blood, however. "At the very least, the study may help us better understand why people shoul...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
... Yet policy makers at the federal, state and local levels
have resisted providing IDUs with easier access to clean needles from physicians, pharmacies, the police or other readily available sources. In 1997 Congress enacted Public Law 105-78, which prohibits federal funding of any program that distributes ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...Salem Jr, Sally A. Frautschy, and Greg M. Cole Low levels
of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been reported in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), as has evidence for an AD protective effect of increased marine fish consumption, a main source of DHA. T...
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