Tag: "link" at medical news
Study Says Machine Sensors Applicable To Human Ills
...he equivalentof a 'wrist watch' that is a wireless link
to a hospital," Hall says.The constant surveillance will alert physicians as soon as a patient becomesat risk so that they will be able to intervene in "the golden 20 minutes"when drug therapy can be most effective. Penn State's ARL, a Navy-oriente...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...the dopamine dysfunction there may be the "common link
between the ideational and motor components of Tourette Syndrome." Other NIMH researchers participating in the study included: Drs. Douglas Jones, Michael Knable, Thomas Hyde, Richard Coppola, Kan Sam Lee, and Julia Gorey. Twin subjects were recrui...
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...an elicit biological effects by designing drugs to link
upwith proteins just as natural ligands do. But in...but not identical properties.So while hydrogen can link
up with oxygen to form normal water, its heavierisotope -- deuterium -- can in turn form "heavy" wat...
Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well
...ons. By doing so, the researchers showed that the link
between chronic noise and reading scores is the chronic noise exposure -- not noisy episodes that might have occurred during the testing sessions. Evans and Maxwell, whose study will be published in Environment and Behavior later this year, compared ...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...tatewide network of interactive computer kiosks to link
residents with up-to-date health information. The $1 million project, which debuts at selected areas around Michigan throughout October, was funded by proceeds from the state tobacco tax. The highly interactive system is the first health-related pr...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...hich controls the production of angiotensin II-the link
between thekidneys and blood pressure control (Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1989). When blood pressure drops, the kidney attempts to counterbalance thedrop by releasing the enzyme, renin. Renin in turn catalyzes the production ofangiotens...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...increased tendency to develop blood clots may be a link
by which exhaustion relates to a future heart atta...s. Impaired fibrinolysis may provide a biological link
explaining the association between feelings of exhaustion and future heart attacks, Kop and his co-w...
Drug's Effect On Chromosomes May Explain Second Cancers
...ving cells. Muller suspects that there is a link
between the etoposide-related damageto telomeres and the secondary cancers that have been linked to the drug. This damage may lead to a rearrangement of genetic informationthat unmasks oncogenes or other secondary mutations that cause the cell...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...ns between nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol and the link
between nicotine and more severe psychological disturbances such as depression and schizophrenia. She also offers some surprising truths about the 'gains and losses' associated with smoking, citing studies that indicate that a weight gain of 20 or 30...
Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web
... computer work stationsthroughout the hospital and link
radiology with the emergency department,intensive ...nes across five buildings at the medical center to link
the network, called IMPAX. AGFA's WEB 1000 Java server will provideInternetaccess. "The ...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...ns is important, Hecht says, becausethey provide a link
between nicotine addiction and cancer that can be attributedonly to tobacco. This is in contrast to other smoke carcinogens such aspolyaromatic hydrocarbons, which occur in the diet and the general environment. Other than nicotine chewing gum, Hecht...
Stopping High Blood Pressure Drugs May Start A Stroke
.... The study offers the first evidence of a link
between discontinuingdrugs to control high blood pressure and increased stroke risk, says lead authorAmanda G. Thrift, Ph.D., of the department of epidemiology and preventivemedicine at Monash Medical School in Australia's Victoria province. ...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...coholism as well," he said. "Many people think the link
may be a deficiencyin serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain." Since alcoholism is a complex disease, it is unlikely that any single"magic bullet" will be found that will prevent or cure it, Rezvani said. Still,combining several ...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
... push the system." One significant finding was the link
between individuals using combinationtherapy and those with advanced HIV infection. The study showed that CD4 T cellcounts--which are lower in the later stages of infection because the virusenters these immune cells and kills them--were a very good ...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
...he brain, as the olfactorysystem provides a direct link
between the brain and the outside world. Getting drugs into the brain is one of neuroscience's challenges. Themolecules of many drugs are too large to cross the blood-brain barrier, thetightly woven cells in the blood vessels in and around th...
Jefferson Physician Warns Further Study Of DHEA's Safety Needed
...ency Medicine , Dr. Goldberg suggests that if the link
among high blood levels of DHEA, IGF-1, and the risk of prostate cancer can be confirmed, "regulation of DHEA makes sense. "This is a real risk factor for prostate cancer," he says. He worries that the unregulated and medically-unsupervised use ...
Education Linked To Good Health Habits, Even In Old Age
...f Psychosomatic Medicine. "Theseimportant findings link
education, which is generally defined in youngadul...ts declinewith age. In the new study, however, the link
between education and a variety ofhealth-related factors suggests "that social disparities may conti...
Wine Drinkers May Be At Lower Risk Of Certain Cancers Than Beer Or Spirits Drinkers
It is well known that there seems to be a strong link
between alcohol intake and cancers of the upper digestive tract, because of the carcinogenic effect of alcohol. But does the type of alcohol we drink make a difference? In this week's BMJ Dr Morten Gronbaek from the Copenhagen Centre for Prospectiv...
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...The team will exploit novel software techniques to link
supercomputer simulations with visualization utilities and a suite of analysis tools. The assembly of these tools will form the Digital Material: a virtual laboratory to explore and develop theories and models of defect dynamics, which combine insi...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
...y a number) rather thena patient's name is used to link
the specimen and the result to the patient. Theresult is not recorded in a medical chart that has a patient name. Theanonymous testing procedure was developed because of the stigma of AIDS in theearly days of the epidemic and concerns that there wou...
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