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Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury

...ished preliminary human research that supports his optimism in extrapolating from the new studies with cats. Those earlier studies showed that a similar reflex in bladder contraction exists in people with SCI. In January 2005, the National Institutes of Health awarded Grill a 5-year, $1.8 million grant to dev...

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...heimer's disease. "This research brings a note of optimism that there are things that we can do that may significantly improve our cognitive health," says Molly Wagster, Ph.D., program director of the NIA's Neuropsychology of Aging Branch. "In this case, more was better. Although each factor alone was capabl...

Mobile surgical units prevent delays in treating wounded combat patients in Iraq

...ly, are lower than previous experiences, providing optimism that the FRSS works and is effective," the authors state. "The use of the FRSS allowed rapid access to surgical care from the point of wounding. The outcome for those treated at the FRSS was better than in previous conflicts, but the number of casual...

Study finds women hesitant to take tamoxifen as preventive measure

...level of distress, anxiety about breast cancer and optimism about future outcomes. Post-menopausal women were given the option of either taking tamoxifen or enrolling in the STAR trial, a randomized study comparing five years of use of tamoxifen and raloxifene, another drug in the same class as tamoxifen. Res...

Decision to take tamoxifen difficult for many women

...evel of distress, anxiety about breast cancer, and optimism about the potential outcome of treatment. Post-menopausal women in the study were given the option of taking tamoxifen or enrolling in the STAR trial, a randomized study comparing five years of tamoxifen and raloxifene, another drug in the same class...

Optimism associated with lowered risk of dying from heart disease

...vascular death. However, the relationship between optimism and death has not received as much attention. Erik...tem questionnaire on health, self-respect, morale, optimism and relationships. Of the participants, 941 (466 men, 475 women) had complete information on questi...

Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others

...tic surgeon, Michael Beckenstein, MD. "Her eternal optimism encourages other people with deformities." Cliff Meidl of Hawthorne, Calif., was working construction when his jack hammer struck a buried power line that shocked him with 30,000 volts of electricity. The impact blew a hole in his skull, stopped ...

Wealth does not create individual happiness and it doesn't build a strong country, either

...red would include engagement, purpose and meaning, optimism and trust, and positive and negative emotions in specific areas such as work life and social relationships. The periodic assessment of a sample of the population would provide policymakers with a much stronger basis to gauge the well-being of the na...

Parkinson's caregivers at risk for deteriorating health

...sical health, the quality of the relationship, and optimism and pessimism. The recent study surveyed 156 of th...bereaved. The study found that the health, strain, optimism and pessimism, and quality of the relationship - mutuality - deteriorated "significantly" over 10 ye...

Iressa news backgrounder: Testing of smart drug expands at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

...g in which we study the drug because there is such optimism for the potential that drugs like Iressa represent," says Edward Kim, M.D., assistant professor in Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology. Treating stubborn brain tumors Because some brain tumors also overexpress EGF receptor, ...

Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents

...k at psychosocial resources such as control, hope, optimism and perceived support as well as post-traumatic stress symptoms. They also asked adolescents about their usual level and expression of anger and hostility, noting a correlation between those who said they expressed anger the most and those reporting ...

Large-scale analysis of women with androgen excess: thorough treatment can reduce symptoms

...ve Personal Experience" article. The study offers optimism for women suffering from most symptoms of androgen excess disorders, but it also points out that specialists must do more to inform and educate patients about the potential benefits of long-term treatment, according to Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA, wh...

School clinics best way to get birth control to students

...e contraceptives they obtained, there is cause for optimism in light of evidence that improving access to contraception increases actual rates of use among those who are already sexually active," Sidebottom and colleagues say. Under the voucher system, only 21 percent of students received all the condoms and ...

Iressa news backgrounder

...g in which we study the drug because there is such optimism for the potential that drugs like Iressa represent," says Edward Kim, M.D., assistant professor in Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology. Treating stubborn brain tumors Because some brain tumors also overexpress EGF receptor, M. D...

OneWorld Health licenses compounds from Yale, U of Washington to treat major parasitic diseases

...e-clinical development and beyond." "There is more optimism than ever these days for the development of new medicines for the treatment of devastating tropical diseases," said Gelb, of the University of Washington. "With organizations like OneWorld Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, there is h...

Mayo Clinic study finds optimists report a higher quality of life than pessimists

... helps researchers classify personality traits. An optimism and pessimism scale was developed for the MMPI in 1994. Using the scale to determine how to classify the patients, researchers found that 101 were classified as optimistic, 272 as mixed and 74 as pessimistic. Researchers said pessimists scored below ...

Angiogenic therapy offers promise for reducing claudication

..., UK, concludes: "the TRAFFIC study gives cautious optimism that experimental biotechnology can deliver a safe and effective therapy which, via new vessel formation, improves symptoms and lower-limb outcome in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Therapeutic angiogenesis in the lower limb would be espec...

Optimistic outlook may benefit lungs

...ic men. Previous studies have shown a link between optimism and enhanced well-being, while pessimism has been ...rst study to show such a link specifically between optimism and improved lung function over time. Dr. Wright said that a persons outlook may somehow influence t...

UCLA study shows contracting HIV can serve as an opportunity for positive change and growth

...author of the study. Countering the idea that this optimism in the face of tremendous hardship is only a denial of reality, the researchers point out that the women did also report the expected drawbacks of HIV-infection: being HIV-positive had a major negative impact on the womens romantic and sexual relatio...

Smokers disillusioned and over-optimistic about quitting

...ime again. Young people were also prone to extreme optimism about quitting. Eighty per cent of young smokers (age 16-29) expect they will have quit within 10 years, but in 1998 65% of people that had ever smoked were still smoking at age 40, and 46% at age 60. The widespread disaffection with smoking among sm...

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