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More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...s the subjects were given low doses of THC and had much
lower concentrations in their blood. However the two male subjects experienced their reactions with blood concentrations of 4.7ng/ml and 6.2 ng/ml, respectively. Favrat and colleagues found that both subjects reported severe anxiety and impaired psyc...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ical factor contributing to night-waking is not as much
co-sleeping or separate sleeping arrangements, but rather changes in where the infant sleeps during the night and during naps. "In other words, it is consistency in sleeping arrangements from sleep onset until awakening that appears to be critical,"...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...ILL -- North Carolina family physicians contribute much
to society because the great majority of them participate regularly in one or more volunteer community service activities, a unique new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Often, that unpaid service has no connection with whe...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...the 10 rounds of the game. That person decided how much
money to give the other subject. That sum was then.... The other subject, 1,500 miles away, decided how much
of the money he or she kept and how much
he or she left for the other subject. Each interaction of t...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...elanogaster and the mouse. Scientists have learned much
about human gene function by studying animals, given the many genes that have been conserved through evolution, and both animals have been a key source of information regarding the genetic and molecular biology of circadian rhythms. As expected, the ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... four years and study investigators hope to see as much
as a two-thirds reduction in the incidence of breast cancer among women in the treatment group. Aromatase inhibitors are currently being used to treat breast cancer in women around the world and results from a study published in a March 2004 iss...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...niversity of Minnesota Medical School. "NAION is a much
more serious condition because it can lead to permanent vision loss." All of the patients had at least one arteriosclerotic risk factor, including hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, or hyperlipidemia. All of the patients also had a low cu...
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...so suggest that it may be possible to reduce by as much
as 40 percent the time severely agitated patients ... resort. We want to minimize the exposure to it as much
as possible," he said, adding that reducing the time in restraints, and the time patients are agitat...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...er diagnosis. Patients who delay seeking care are much
sicker when they begin care and are more likely to infect others. The CDC has identified linking HIV patients to appropriate care, prevention services and treatment soon after receiving a positive diagnosis as a primary prevention objective. "Prev...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...A new use of the drug Herceptin appears to offer a much
more powerful treatment advantage than expected fo...taneous use of chemotherapy and Herceptin offers a much
more potent treatment than use of these drugs sequentially, or alone," says lead investigator Aman B...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...of treatment: married men in all three groups were much
more likely than unmarried men to receive curative treatment over watchful waiting, and they were also more likely than their unmarried counterparts to receive prostatectomy compared with radiation. The authors summarize, "This study confirmed the ...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
...ized countries during recent decades, and there is much
debate about exposure to pets in early life and la...ther peptides derived from the allergen itself, or much
smaller peptides produced synthetically. Although therapy with peptides seems to reduce allergic res...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...y. The European Commission recently proposed a much
tougher regulatory framework for industrial chemicals, known as the "REACH" program (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals). Under the program, both European and non-European manufacturers doing business in Europe must submit more...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
...clear case of exploitation." Cuban fans griped so much
about the exodus of baseball talent that authoriti... I doubt the typical Cuban baseball fan would find much
consolation in this."...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...ation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much
as 50 percent, researchers at the Susan Samueli Ce...frequencies lowered increased blood pressure by as much
as 40 to 50 percent. Overall, the researchers found that a 30-minute treatment reduced blood pressur...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...reported at least one incident. We didn't know how much
bullying we would find over a few random days." Bullying includes name-calling, making fun of others, spreading nasty rumors and physical aggression. Verbal harassment was more than twice as common as physical in the study. Bullying occurs in one for...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
... d1) found in cat dander and saliva that causes so much
misery in allergy sufferers. On the other end sits a piece of human antibody (called IgG Fc1) that docks to a cell receptor that can be recruited to stop allergic reactions. The investigators named the chimeric molecule GFD, or gamma Feline domestic...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
... the answer is likely to be self-preservation: Too much
calcium inside nerve cells can kill them. But Huga...ome muscle-controlling nerve cells die because too much
of the brain chemical glutamate binds to the cells' AMPA receptors, and so too much
calcium gets ins...
US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad
...n with only government and drug industry input, is much
weaker regarding patient protections than the Declaration. The FDA has led the charge against many substantive improvements in several international ethics documents. Its efforts have been least successful with the Declaration of Helsinki, explaining...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...ndings not only show that patients with OSA are at much
higher risk of cardiac death during sleep; they also indicate that the 6 a.m.-noon peak of cardiac deaths in the general population is even higher for those who don't have sleep apnea. "Because so many people have sleep apnea and are more likely to d...
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