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Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke

...s as effective as enoxaparin/warfarin, without the need for coagulation monitoring or dose adjustment. The...ves. Ximelagatran offers fixed oral dosing without need for coagulation monitoring, rapid onset and offset of action, stable pharmacokinetics with little po...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7 -- When elderly people need assistance with the activities of daily life, one might assume that the best people to care for them would be the ones who know them best--their spouses. But, as a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh report in this month's issue of th...

Carrot component reduces cancer risk

...s we are eating, rather than quantitative. We now need to take it a step further by finding out how much falcarinol isneeded to prevent the development of cancer and if certain types of carrot are better than others, as there are many varieties in existence, of different shapes, colours and sizes. "We co...

New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding

...er factors that affect quality of life such as the need for multiple tests and ease of taking the medication. O'Brien and Gage found that warfarin and Exanta were equivalent for preventing strokes and both were better than aspirin. The difference in quality of life measures among the three drugs was smal...

NIH awards USC $8.7 million to study tobacco use in China

... with tobacco at increasingly earlier ages. So the need for tobacco use research along the Pacific Rim is greater than ever." The new center's studies will build upon earlier research conducted by the USC Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center. Co-principal investigators of PR TTURC are Jennifer Un...

Birth size and adult cancer risk

...ors conclude, "Both circulatory disease and cancer need to be considered in determining the net effect of prenatal influences on adult morbidity and mortality."...

African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma

... is premature to imply that African-Americans will need to increase medication doses to effectively treat these conditions. Researchers found that, among patients with asthma, in addition to race as a factor that may affect glucocorticoid response, age, inhaled glucocorticoid dose, and basal T-lymphocyte ...

Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds

...n can be useful in helping young women balance the need to avoid unintended pregnancies with the need to build strong bones." Scholes' study, which appears in the February 2005 issue of Archives of Pe...

Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls

... diagnosed. She also said the study highlights the need for greater attention to proper growth monitoring in children. The study was funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) and a grant from the University of Pennsylvania Tr...

Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors' access to contraception

..."Although parents may intellectually recognize the need for adolescents to have access to confidential care, support for PNLs may arise from other factors such as fear of unknown others making decisions about their children's health, the desire to monitor their children's activities, and global beliefs ab...

Bone density appears to recover after adolescents discontinue injected contraceptive

...he most effective contraceptives--its side effects need to be weighed against the potential consequences of an unintended pregnancy that could result from using a less effective method." On November 17, 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a "black box warning" for DMPA, stating that prolong...

Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool

...nsic microbiology, and biodefense." To address the need for highly sensitive diagnostics, researchers built on an established method known as polymerase chain reaction that allows amplification of genetic sequences and on a technology previously used for DNA sequencing and detection of genetic polymorphis...

Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

... a result of some of their therapy," she says. "We need to try and help kids, if they are heavy, to try to lose weight before they get a transplant and to pay more attention to their weight afterward."...

Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation

...signed to provide faculty with the seed funds they need to develop novel ideas that have the potential of impacting all areas of nanotechnology. CNST's innovation fund was established in 2003 in honor of Richard Smalley, University Professor, the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and profe...

UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots

...into the brain. The findings suggest an increased need for early identification and treatment of this plaque growth for people who are at risk for stroke. Strokes are the leading reason for disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States today, and 80 percent of these strokes are cau...

Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach

...plementing multi-agency teamwork in terms of their need to rethink their roles and switch to different kinds of activities and working practices. A main focus of this new way of working is the sharing with others of information perhaps previously restricted to those in a particular specialist field, with ...

Infectious agent linked to mad cow disease found in organs other than the brain

...rion risk-classification of farm animal organs may need to be reassessed in animals suffering from inflammation due to microbial infection or autoimmune disease," said Nancy H. Ruddle, the John Rodman Paul Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at th...

Listening to fear: Helping kids cope, from nightmares to the nightly news

...tively overcome these worries. Marans said parents need to acknowledge and set aside their own fears; then...than their own interpretations, and, finally, they need to learn to interpret the "behavioral language of fear" that children employ more often than words. ...

Varicella vaccine effective on chicken pox; Impact on herpes zoster unclear

...niversal vaccination on both chickenpox and zoster need to be assessed so that the vaccine policy can be modified, if necessary."...

Migraine-sparked vision loss may increase stroke risk in women; Migraine

...likelihood of stroke," Giles said. These findings need independent confirmation from other investigators, but they indicate that women with migraine and aura should address all other stroke risk factors, particularly smoking. Women with migraine and aura should also be aware that oral contraceptives may...

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