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The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...V infection as low as possible," she argues. "The more
condoms are used, the better it is for all of us." Why are condoms so important? "Because they are the most common method of birth control used by teens," says Morrison, "and virtually the only one they use when they have sex for the first time. Few...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...mammogram. The high resolution data might permita more
precise discrimination between benign and malignan...able in acomputationally efficient manner. Adding more
examples of a particular pattern or object to thedatabase usually does not significantly increase th...
Antimicrobial "Bug Spray" Found In Human Lung Cells
...re infectious lung diseases like tuberculosis kill more
than 7 million people every year. "People have alw...irst-line defense mechanism--they shoot out one or more
peptides that kill bacteria." After the first such compounds were identified in cells from frog...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ent, Dr. Kieburtzsays. The drug appears to be more
effective than other dopamine agonists in reducing... dopamine receptor involved in Parkinson's disease more
precisely. "Pramipexole dihydrochloride had a very good tolerability and safety profile," Dr. K...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
... Fauci, M.D. "This study suggests thatwe can make more
efficient use of TB prevention resources by focusi...grams for Clinical Research onAIDS (CPCRA) divided more
than 500 high-risk HIV-infected people with anergyinto groups that received either daily INH or plac...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...rchers have discovered is that breast milk is much more
thanjust food," says Charles V. Clevenger, MD, PhD...ect of priming the infant immune system to respond more
vigorously when laterexposed to actual pathogen proteins. A number of studies over the last ...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...well incooler nasal passages and did not mutate to more
dangerous forms. From 1973 tothe present, in collaboration with NIAID and more
recently, with Aviron, Maassabhas been refining the vaccine and proving that it is not virulent to h...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...ers of children with cancer perceive themselves as more
vulnerableto emotional and physical distress than other women in the general population,according to Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D., of the University of Rochester,Rochester, NY, and colleagues from the Sibling Adaptation to Childhood CancerCollaborative ...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...ensing (experience andcompetency are rewarded with more
driving freedom until a full,unrestricted license ...cipated in certain drivereducation courses learned more
demonstrable driving skills thanthose who didn't take the course. Role-playing and intervention-orie...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
...refugees from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, where more
than 80percent of the women are circumcised. "There are significant medical sequelae and public health ramificationsof female circumcision," the authors write. "As African communities andadvocates grapple with how to stop this practice, circ...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
... A person whose artery is 70 percent blocked or more
has four times therisk of stroke as a person with lesser blockage. Severe blockages can besurgically removed. Currently, doctors use cerebral angiography as the final step inassessing the blockage to determine whether surgery is needed. This ...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...were able to make follow-up measurements that were more
accuratethan measurements made on 2D images. ...cording to Delcker, the 3D reconstructions yielded more
precisereference points within the cerebral anatomy. "Thanks to the workstation," Delcker s...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...ort that theycommitted less vandalism and attached more
importance to helpingothers than the nonparticipan...to forcenetworks to make their television programs more
educational andinformative, yet it clearly has not achieved that goal," saidpsychologist Dale Kunkel...
Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound
... as beta blockers, dilate the vessels toallow for more
regular blood flow. The patients in this study received various prescribed drugs formigraines, including propranolol, valproic acids, antidepressants (amitriptylineor paroxetine), aspirin, or combinations of these drugs. Two-thirds o...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
... The investigators have used ultrasound in more
than 1,000 cases withpost-traumatic spine injury in which the patients' pain has been difficult toevaluate clinically. They have been able to accurately diagnose discbulges/herniations, facet joint effusions and injury to the paraspinous muscles. ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...t they do in rodents. And since human brains are more
like those of monkeys, any such damage in humans would also likely be permanent, according to McCann. "However, the neurotoxic potential of fenfluramines in humans has not been systematically evaluated," write the researchers. Moreover, "the funct...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...nzymeare available. Chen's team at Duke has spent more
than five years developing the cellline that produces the recombinant drug. The work was funded by a combinationof private contributions, foundation grants, and industrial support fromSynpac Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in the United Kingdom. If the enzyme ...
Antioxidant-Enhancing Drug Partly Rescues Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
...eated withR-PIA recovered their hearing faster and more
completely than those treated withsaline. "The R-PIA-treated animals also showed less damage and loss of sensorycells than control animals," Henderson said....
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...o maximize theireffects. Brassica isa plant genus more
commonly known as the mustard family, and includes...dietarymeans of supplying that protection. Eating more
fruits and vegetables has longbeen associatedwith reduced cancer risk, so it made sense for us to lo...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...ch it withdrew severalyears ago. Each year more
than 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancerand studies have shown that when found early the disease is treated mostsuccessfully. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncolo...
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