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Forerunner to insulin may predict coronary heart disease

...lp identify patients who have coronary disease and maybe those who are at high risk for developing coronary disease. Additional studies are needed to clarify the insulin findings, as well as the factors involved in the association between proinsulin and heart disease, Oh and her colleagues conclude. After...

Researchers question conventional wisdom on 'mini-strokes'

...l that reduces blood flow) play a role in TIAs and maybe even stroke? Even though risk factors are different, both events can be deadly. Short-term mortality rates indicated that 1.3 percent of TIA patients died, as did 2.3 percent of the minor stroke patients. After five years the survival rates were v...

Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought

...ms of intervening, Kurlan says. On the other hand, maybe a child isnt doing all that well. If the child is struggling in school or having trouble making friends, perhaps causes like ADHD or Tourettes should be evaluated, and treatment should be considered for that student. Kurlan first became aware of the...

Fourth annual HIV vaccine awareness day honors volunteers, promotes research

... volunteer If we talk about it each and every day, maybe it will have a ripple effect." -- an HIV vaccine study volunteer, Baltimore, MD May 18 commemorates the Fourth Annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, which honors thousands of volunteers worldwide who have literally rolled up their sleeves to receive an...

Researchers at Cedars-sinai find four more genes that may play a role in the development of malignant brain tumors

...lial brain tumors may consist of 100 or 200 genes maybe more, maybe less but that chip will be specific to the diagnosis of glial tumors. The same situation will exist...

Alcohol and drug treatment among HMO patients

...l middle-class substance abuser is," he said," say maybe a middle manager who drinks himself to sleep each night, there is a lot of serious, illegal drug use among middle-class people who have HMO coverage. In other words, it is not just poor people who get into serious trouble with substances like cocain...

Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations

...re scheduled to get the shots, maybe they should reschedule. "The ...immune response," he posed,"or maybe there are enough B-lymphocytes but they make less of the antibodies. At this po...

New antipsychotic drugs combined with nicotine patch help schizophrenics quit smoking

...alleviate some of the side effects of medications, maybe switching to the newer medications could help reduce their nicotine addiction," George said. The study involved 45 tobacco-dependent patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and who smoked about a pack of cigarettes a day. The patients were assigned...

Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer

...H School of Public Health. "It's nice to find that maybe there's something out there that is actually decreasing women's breast cancer risk." A report on the detailed study -- the first of its kind among farm women -- appears in the September issue of the journal Epidemiology. Besides Duell, now a fell...

Protease inhibitor could help prevent alzheimer's

...this mistake, then we can stop the progression and maybe even the onset of Alzheimer's disease." Tang and his research team initially discovered memapsin 2 as a possible new human protease while searching the human genome sequence database. They eventually connected its function to Alzheimer's, though th...

A key to depression

...y head," says Jacobs. "It just occurred to me that maybe this is what depression is all about." Jacobs and Fornal went on to show that activating one type of receptor for the neurotransmitter serotonin in rats' brains increased the birth of neurons. So they decided to see if Prozac, which belongs to a cla...

Personal story aims to improve 'connections' between hard of hearing and the hearing world

...ld I have noted on my 50th year physical exam that maybe my hearing was not what it might be? I don't need a hearing aid yet, but I'm hoping not to do what my father did - wait until I've lost some relationships as well."...

How alcohol may harm your baby's brain

...l may be at different stages. But now, scientists maybe one step closer to understanding how alcohol hampers the brain development ofexposed fetuses during the third trimester. "Alcohol is a 'dirty drug' as it affects a variety of systems in the brain,"said James R. West, Professor and Head of Anatomy and...

UI study indicates physicians' questions are often not pursued

...efore we canget the right answers," Ely said. "But maybe textbook authors need to make theinformation they ...id."Ultimately, we'd like to have a huge database, maybe on the web, where doctors'questions may be posted along with answers that are continually updated. I...

'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns

...doing, their lungs may work well for a fewhours or maybe even a few days, but eventually they will fail," Kays said. "If,on the other hand, you allow a newborn's little lungs to behave like littlelungs and accept moderate amounts of ventilation, we find that the babies slowlyget better and do better in the...

Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...s technically called the placenta. Chorionic villi maybe removed transabdominally, in much the same way amniocentesis is done. It alsocan be performed transcervically. Kate Bird is a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center employee who has seen the value ofearly prenatal diagnostics from several angles. As a cytogenet...

Hospitalists should work with patients' primary care physicians, according to UCSF researchers

...ality between a patient and primary care physician maybe compromised once the patient is hospitalized. The hospitalist may not honorpromises made between patient and PCP, for example, the promise not to revealcertain information to a patient's partner or family members. Another issue that arises is info...

Double-edged effect of inflammatory response discovered after brain injury

...u continue to block or antagonize its effects, you maybe doing some damage because it appears that in the chronic stages, TNF isimportant for recovery." Using genetically engineered mice deficient in TNF, the team found that 48hours after injury the TNF-knockout mice were less neurologically impaired th...

Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant

...ithdrugs that would block the increase in COX2 and maybe other 'bad signals' ofTGFb," Beauchamp said. Dr. Jason D. Morrow, associate professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; Dr.Robert J. Coffey Jr., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and professor ofMedicine and Cell Biology; and Dr. John A. Oates, Harvey...

Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of relationships

... of the study. "Our study indicates that oxytocin maybe mediating emotional experiences in close relationships." The study builds upon previous knowledge of the important role oxytocin plays inthe reproductive life of mammals. The hormone facilitates nest building and pupretrieval in rats, acceptance of ...

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