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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...enter show thatthe protein leptin's role in weight loss
has as much to do with burning stored fat reservesas it does with signaling the brain that the stomach is full -- a discovery that could leadto a new class of drugs that bypass the leptin brain circuit and target the fat cell itself. Duke researche...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...ar, there is no indication that any further weight loss
can be achieved by the medication alone, Levitsky ...ed for professional dietitians and clinical weight loss
personnel. Levitsky concluded that Redux not only produces a relative small weight loss
but also m...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...dely prescribed diet pills may suffer irreversible loss
of brain serotonin nerve terminals, possibly resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression, cognitive and sleep problems, suggests the first author of a newly published report on fenfluramine side effects. National Institute of Mental Health research...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Noise-induced hearing loss
may be caused partly by free-radicaloxidative dama...n the future, we may be able to rescue the hearing loss
of personsinadvertently exposed to large amounts of noise, such as those near anexplosion, for examp...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
... a variety of physiologic effects, decreases fluid loss
by thekidney. For example, angiotensin II stimulates the adrenal cortex to secretaldosterone, which regulates the body's electrolyte and water balance bypromoting the retention of sodium (and therefore of water) and the excretion ofpotassium. The ret...
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...plicated and transmitted electronically with no loss
of quality, he said. Furthermore, there is software available that would allow a radiologist to focus on or enhance a specific area of interest on the digital X-ray. This new technology can result in reducing the cost of processing...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...ey produce." Stressful life events - whether the loss
of a loved one, divorce orjob loss
- as well as the daily wear and tear of living, such as trafficjams and family disagreements, set of...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...arily mimicking what occurs after amputation. The loss
of normal signalscaused the brain to reorganize. When the researchers applied TMS to the plasticcortex, or the part of the brain that was undergoing reorganization because ofthe tourniquet, the brain?s responsiveness to stimuli increased, meaning th...
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
...s.Bray argues that even modest drug induced weight loss
reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity yet tobe defined.To see a full text version of this article, please click ...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...eydiseasescomplicated by fluid retention and early loss
of kidney function," says WilliamA. Briggs, M.D.,lead author of the study and an associate professor of medicine. "MMF showsconsiderablepromise, especially for patients who are having problems with steroids. It waswell-toleratedwith no evidence of ...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...lots. Blood clots normally form to prevent blood loss
whenblood vessels are cut or damaged. But unwanted blood clots can clog the bloodvessels and thereby trigger a heart attack or stroke. In the study, researchers tested blood samples of people to identify the"co-factors" necessary for platele...
Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of
New Oral Medications Evaluated
...ethe leading cause of blindness, renal failure and loss
of limb, according to theAmerican Diabetes Association (ADA). It also is the fourth leading cause ofdeath. Approximately $85 billion a year are estimated to be spent on directdiabetes care. Type 2 diabetes affects about 15 million Americans...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...ing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking or loss
of balance or coordination; and sudden severe headache with no known cause (often described as the worst headache in a person's life). The investigators found that only 57 percent of the study participants correctly listed at least one of these five...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...duct a major investigation of tinnitus and hearing loss
using PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanning. Lockwood and Salvi have located the precise area in the brain responsible for tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Original UB investment: $19,100 o A $1 ...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...olism. "Our next step will be to see if the weight loss
is real and sustained over time, and the second thing will be investigating whether CLA just delays the onset of diabetes for a time or if it actually prevents it from ever occurring. We also want to really nail down the effects on the whole body," H...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...wmany patients use marijuana to relieve nausea and loss
of appetite broughton by the disease and its treatments, but we don't know how THC--the activeingredient in marijuana--interacts with HIV drug therapies," said Donald I.Abrams, MD, who is principal investigator of the study. "For example, protease in...
Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers
...ercent of male and female athletes suffered memory loss
brought on by alcohol or drugs; 24 percent of male and 14 percent of female athletes reported having trouble with the law. Universities need to study the numbers as carefully as they do their teams' win-loss records, the researchers ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...ed ear infections, for example, can lead tohearing loss
or deafness. Language or other developmental delays resulting fromuntreated neurological problems can inhibit normal development and socialinteractions. Uninsured and underinsured children presently receive a patchwork of care from"safety-net" provi...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...m weakening - most older women are at risk of bone loss
andfractures, she said. In fact, one in ten white, post-menopausal women willfracture their hip at some point, she said. Therefore, it is important that all older women take steps to keep their bonesstrong, Jamal said. Taking calcium and vitamin D an...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...ealth lifestyle behaviors such as exercise, weight loss
and improved diet. Dr. Kahn, Professor Emeritus of psychology and public health at the University of Michigan, observed that more Medicare emphasis on prevention could contribute to genuine cost containment in future years. He said, "By emph...
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