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UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

...what a familiar environment, particularly during a long sleep period. An infant waking up in a different place than where it went to sleep, Hayes and Fukumizu suggest, may be disorienting and contribute to night-time anxiety. The study also found that toddlers with frequent sleep-related night-time crying...

Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

...als at local schools, who recall their fear of the long needles but their greater fear of the disease the vaccine was designed to prevent. Children not as lucky, who got polio and had been confined to hospital wards, some in total isolation from their parents, or handicapped by leg braces until they learn...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...reast cancer in combination with chemotherapy. The long term outcome of such treatment, however, has not yet been established, according to Buzdar, and several large and lengthy clinical trials are now under way to test for cancer recurrence and survival after use of Herceptin with chemotherapy. But resea...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...f nephrology at St. Louis Children's Hospital, has long been interested in the connections between kidney damage and bone weakening. He and other researchers have uncovered a complex network of links between the skeleton and the kidney. Hormones made in the kidney regulate activity in the skeleton and vic...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

... to follow such an extreme diet. "I think over the long term, a strict raw food vegan diet could pose some health problems," he says. "But it's not my role to tell them to eat differently. I'm simply interested in learning about the positive and/or detrimental health effects of this diet. "However," he c...

Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies

...le has the potential to prevent allergic reactions long after injections cease, Dr. Saxon says. However, further research and clinical testing would be required before it might be used in humans. He also is interested in applying this approach to develop a preventive treatment for serious food allergies. ...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...y 5 million Americans. "What we are saying is that long before the pumping chamber of the heart becomes enlarged and dysfunctional a classic sign of congestive heart failure you have early changes in the way the heart is functioning," says Dr. Gaston Kakota Kapuku, cardiovascular researcher at the Medic...

Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack

... into new and healthy heart tissue, or exactly how long their healing effects last. Adult stem cells are being used because they are readily available from the bone marrow, where they are plentiful. A special kind of bone marrow stem cell, called a mesenchymal stem cell, was separated from other kinds fo...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

... Developing wearable eye-tracking technology has long been one of Pelz's goals. His own research received a boost from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 2002, which established a cooperative agreement with Pelz's lab to develop the device. One goal of that project has been to study how people locate...

Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease

...l dosage of the drug coating must be higher on the long leg stent than in a small stent in the heart." The stent used in Erickson's leg was made by Cook, Inc., a large medical-device manufacturer that is sponsoring the clinical trial. It is coated with an anti-cancer agent called paclitaxel, which has bee...

Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks

... to development of coronary heart disease over the long term, such as cigarette smoking, lack of exercise, work stress, social isolation, anxiety and depression. The review notes that "physical exertion has an apparently paradoxic association with triggering" severe chest pain, heart attack or sudden deat...

UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants

...on now," said Hersman. "The world has been waiting long enough for a diagnostic procedure for lung health, so we're scrambling to provide that." Hersman developed his technique for polarizing xenon, the most effective in the world, with previous NIH funding. The new grants will fund research to further re...

Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision

...imal or human? In celebration of their unusually long collaboration and the publication of a new book on their careers, Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration, fellow Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) will pay tribute to Drs. Wiesel and...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...rom lawsuits stemming from these adverse events so long as they follow standard medical and manufacturing procedures. A fund should be established to cover the medical costs and lost earnings of anyone who develops complications due to vaccination or treatment. Require health care workers to be vaccinate...

Dental erosion

...uld be exercised when consuming certain foods over long periods of time," says AGD spokesperson Cynthia E. Sherwood, DDS. Acids found in common foods: Soft drinks - Phosphoric acid Fruit and fruit products - Citric and malic acids Fermented products (yogurt) - Lactic acid Grapes and wines - Tartaric ...

New generation contact lenses cut risk of severe eye infection

...of Ophthalmology. The findings are based on a year long study of patients attending the Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester, UK, with acute eye problems. All those wearing contact lenses were asked to supply details of lens hygiene, type, and pattern of wear, including whether they slept in them. Specialist...

Energy and sports drinks attack enamel

...chugging it down, it's sipping continuously over a long period," says Dr. von Fraunhofer. "Sitting and si...a soft drink all at once rather than sipping for a long period of time....

Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance

..., diabetes, and hypertension, high cholesterol has long been known as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. However, the results of the new study showed that the higher the natural level of cholesterol, the better participants did on tests of mental ability. High cholesterol was defined as > 2...

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

... immunosuppression, and other factors on short and long term survival after liver transplant, as well as fibrosis in these patients. Led by Dimitrios N. Samonakis, of the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Unit of the Royal Free Hospital in London, the study examined 195 transplantations due to end s...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

...of the iceberg, much like the wide turns made by a long trailer behind a truck or the stern of a ship." D...joining the Nordenskjld and Drygalski Basins. "As long as the rear end of the iceberg remains pinned to its west by the shallow bottom topography, a collis...

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