Tag: "levels" at medical news
Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents
...nd from relatively harmonious families with higher levels
of social support, were less likely to be unhappy about the area in which they lived....
National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
...ders a first-ever national standard for acceptable levels
of perchlorate in drinking water, EPA has issued a...at the key study examined the effects of four dose levels
in a total of 37 subjects, and that four other studies had remarkably similar results. The committe...
Carefree people care less about cancer symptoms, endanger health
.... They report that people with low overall anxiety levels
were more apt to ignore symptoms of rectal cancer ...atment. In contrast, people with at least moderate levels
of anxiety tended to quickly recognize symptoms such as rectal bleeding as a sign of serious illness...
A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020
...deaths from AIDS occur). With no change in current levels
of prevention and care, it is predicted that there will be 3.7 million new HIV infections and 2.6 million adults dying of AIDS in this region each year within the next two decades. The authors predict that combining effective prevention and treatment...
Sleeping less may be related to weight gain
... factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels
and one or more abnormal cholesterol levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, as many as one in four American adults and 40 percent of adults age 40 or older have metabolic syndrome, an increase of 61 percent over the last decade....
Shakespeare's writings indicate he may have had syphilis
...vanced case of syphilis or by testing for elevated levels
of mercury that could indicate STD treatment. Until then, "it's something that can't be proven or disproven," Dr. Ross said, but Shakespeare's own warning on his gravestone ("Blessed be the man that spares these stones,/And cursed be he that moves my...
Gene vaccine protects mice against development of Her2/neu breast cancer
..., and infects them. Inside, VRP-neu produces high levels
of the HER2/neu protein, which the dendritic cells then display on the outside of their cell surface. This is, in fact, a neat trick, says Lachman, because the function of dendritic cells is to flag the immune system by presenting "antigen," or piece...
A biomarker to predict osteoarthritis
... substance found in the blood or joint fluid whose levels
can be used to assess the presence or activity of ... Across the board, Caucasians had higher serum HA levels
than African Americans and men had higher serum HA levels
than women. The most compelling differenc...
The sustained benefits of very early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with anti-TNF-alpha therapy
...ith methotrexate showed a significant reduction in levels
of synovitis compared to their baseline scores and to their counterparts. At 24 weeks, the infliximab group had significantly fewer new telltale signs of joint erosions than the placebo group. Throughout the course of the study, up to week 104, rem...
Weight loss strategies work in people with pre-diabetes
...blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
slightly among pre-diabetics, although not significantly more than in those who did not participate in the interventions. Pre-diabetics who had frequent contacts with the health care workers providing the diet or exercise advice and who kept up with ...
Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting
...rt, and participants who initially reported higher levels
of discomfort at the start of the study saw the greatest improvements with splint use. Additionally, 10 percent of the participants in this group continued to wear the splint at night beyond the initial six-week trial. Prior to the study, nearly half...
New programme will train the next generation of health leaders
...he growing threats of infectious diseases and high levels
of mental ill health and other non-communicable diseases." The Public Health Leadership Programme is designed and directed by the Centre for Health Management at Imperial's Tanaka Business School and the European Centre on Health of Societies in Tran...
Scientists uncover new mechanism for the amygdala in fear recognition
...o distinguish fear in facial expressions to normal levels
by specifically instructing her to look at the eye region. However, this instruction had to be given each time the patient viewed a face otherwise she resumed her abnormal gaze pattern, did not fixate on the eyes and was not able to discern fear. ...
Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein
...deciliter. Both cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels
correlated with progression of patients' disease. ...ents who were found to have low C-reactive protein levels
after treatment fared better than those with higher CRP levels, regardless of their post-therapy cho...
Substance in urine predicts development of preeclampsia
...hly likely to develop preeclampsia if they had low levels
of a substance known as placental growth factor (P...oms characteristic of preeclampsia result from low levels
of PlGF and VEGF. Researchers are making plans to refine the finding into an accurate clinical test...
Environmental tobacco smoke linked to reading, math, logic and reasoning declines in children
...llion children in the United States are exposed to levels
consistent with the adverse effects seen in this s... environmental tobacco smoke, researchers measured levels
of cotinine, a substance produced when nicotine is broken down by the body. Cotinine can be measured...
Study finds that adherence to diet, not type of diet, more important factor for losing weight
...of maximum effort, participants selected their own levels
of dietary adherence. Assuming no change from base...but not with diet type. For each diet, decreasing levels
of total/HDL cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and insulin were significantly associated with weight ...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
...e, and noted in particular that hospitals had high levels
of birth trauma and other safety concerns for newborns and infants. The new study used data from the NACHRI Case Mix Comparative Database, which contains information on patients treated at NACHRI member hospitals. Risk-adjustment was done by an AHRQ...
Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits
... associated with a significant increase in urinary levels
of hippurate, a breakdown product of certain plant...ea also was associated with an increase in urinary levels
of glycine, an amino acid that has been shown to relieve muscle spasms. This may explain why the tea...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 4, 2005
... of their anticoagulant drug dose achieved similar levels
of control over blood clotting as compared to patients who went to a clinic to have blood levels
checked (Article, p. 1). Self-management patients also had fewer major complications (including deat...
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