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Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease
...factor for severe CAD. "This suggests that factors other
than HIV play a significant role in the development of severe CAD in patients who are HIV positive. Lifestyle and traditional cardiac risk factors (hypertension, hyperlipidemia, tobacco, etc.) appear to play alarger role than HIV in the development ...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...d floors, and regular cleaning of counter tops and other
surfaces. NIH provided $7.5 million to researchers...as Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and seven other
research institutions, including the Data Coordinating Center at Rho, Inc., for the three-year study...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...e transpires, the facial musculature atrophies and other
reconstruction techniques are necessary. Over periods less than 24 months nerve transfers of the healthy contralateral facial nerve are used by means of nerve inserts. With this system, the patient can move the face at will. Facial paralysis frequent...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
... doctor visits than children who were sensitive to other
indoor allergens. Exposure to dust mite allergens was not found to exacerbate asthma symptoms. Exposure to pet allergens resulted in an increase in unscheduled visits to the doctor, but the increase was found to be of borderline significance. Researc...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
...ce, and the neutral pictures depicted buildings or other
emotionally non-involving scenes. The subjects wer...ynergistic mechanism," in which each activates the other
during recall of an emotional memory. Said Dolcos, "One way to interpret our result is that emotion ...
Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
...nduced immune response could be used to supplement other
cancer therapies or to immunize high-risk people against cancer. "We've been studying a protein called mammaglobin-A found in 80 percent of breast tumors," says Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Ph.D., the Jacqueline G. and William E. Maritz Professor of Im...
Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
...on cancer screenings lag far behind screenings for other
cancers such as breast, cervical and prostate. Co... micro video camera at its tip to detect polyps or other
suspicious matter. The colonoscope not only allows identification and localization of the disease pr...
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
... small children can become clogged with mucous and other
secretions more easily than the bigger, more developed airways of older children. Surprisingly, the RBEL study also found that African-American children tended to have less serious infections than Caucasian children. Because RSV infection is linked t...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...ron emission tomography (PET) scanning rather than other
types of imaging as the first tool to diagnose heart-vessel blockages is more accurate, less invasive and saves dollars, a study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown. The research findings were presented today (March 8, 2005) at the America...
eDocAmerica launches Hispanic Website for members
...gents and brokers, third-party administrators, and other
health care and employee benefit consultants....
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...d increased long-term mortality was independent of other
factors, including age, marriage, cardiac function...treatment or support," Jiang said. While this and other
studies have demonstrated links between depression and worse outcomes for patients with cardiovascul...
Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing
...cidence of lung cancer in men and women, there are other
gender-linked differences, including subtype of lung cancer and survival rate. "Traditionally, lung cancer has been viewed as a disease of older male smokers, but that is not necessarily the case," said the study's author, Gregory P. Kalemkerian, ...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...n and blood thickening, and secretes chemicals and other
substances in response to wounds, infections or ir... had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery; the other
half did not have heart disease. People with heart disease responded with less humor to everyday lif...
Researchers discover link between insulin and Alzheimer's
... of these growth factors, in turn, causes cells in other
parts of the brain to die. Reserachers found that insulin and IGF I were significantly reduced in the frontal cortex, hippocampus and hypothalamus all areas that are affected by the progression of Alzheimer's. Conversely, in the cerebellum, which is...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
... (SIDS). The article has been cited in at least 19 other
scientific papers, misleading physicians, their pa...of the Master Settlement Agreement, in which among other
things, tobacco companies pledged to cease their efforts to discredit research on smoking and health...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...archers have begun to estimate the contribution of other
social factors such as income or family structure ... ethnicity and language beyond the impact of those other
predictors," the authors state. "We find that acculturation has a unique contribution to the onset o...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
...right prefrontal cortex activity," he says. On the other
hand, he adds, "When a person feels safe enough in a relationship to express his or her vulnerabilities, this appears to be associated with a decrease in amygdala activity and an increase in prefrontal cortex activity. As relationships become more se...
Statement on the findings of the Women's Health Study
...er, may benefit from taking low-dose aspirin every other
day to prevent stroke. But it is important for women to weigh the risk and benefits of taking aspirin and to consult with their doctor. Above all, women, like men, should adopt the well-proven approaches that reduce the risk of heart disease eating...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
... MI is that hypersensitivity might cause plaque in other
coronary beds to become more vulnerable to rupture," says Dr. Alameddine. Although the research needs to be confirmed by randomized controlled prospective trials, the observations indicate that careful monitoring for allergic reactions should follo...
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
...o improve support for trials of new treatments and other
high quality research, to help find the most effective ways of caring for patients. These grants will help patients by speeding up the translation of research from laboratory to the clinic."...
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