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Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma

...ded minor degrees of scoliosis, were generally not otherwise problematic for the patients and only caused breathing problems during vigorous exercise. Airway problems that hinder breathing during exercise were diagnosed for another 15 patients - 13 had vocal cord dysfunction and two had a condition known as la...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...is study shows us that by treating the skeleton or otherwise decreasing phosphorous levels, we have the potential to produce a decrease in vascular calcification and marked improvements in cardiovascular outcome." To follow up, Hruska plans a more direct study of the effects of BMP-7 on vascular calcification...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

... they can't refer to someone's body parts, but can otherwise put them down," Juvonen said. "Many classrooms have rules about sexual harassment, but not about other forms of verbal bullying. It's a bizarre and confusing message to send to kids that certain insults are okay, and others are not. "Many schools hav...

Hepatotoxicity and statins

...be used in patients with chronic liver disease who otherwise need statin therapy."...

Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...That could be good news--finding cancers that we'd otherwise find at a late stage," said the study's lead author, Stephen J. Swensen, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "However, a number of these are probably non-lethal or slow-growing cancers that the ...

NYU College of Dentistry study equates poor oral health with preterm birth risk

...cessfully deliver high-risk pregnancies that might otherwise have ended in miscarriage. It has been estimated that hospital-related costs for each preterm delivery were about $75,000 in 2002 representing a total cost of approximately $36 billion, according to the March of Dimes and other organizations that tr...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

...ring skin tissue and spread - a step that turns an otherwise benign tumor into a killer. "When we blocked this sequence we also blocked the cancer from spreading," said Khavari, who is also chief of dermatology at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The group found this sequence by studying skin...

New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues

...destructively detect prints on surfaces that might otherwise be undetectable by conventional methods, says Worley. It wont replace traditional fingerprinting, but could provide a valuable complement to it. Unlike traditional methods in which fingerprints can often be photographed at the crime scene, the new te...

Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session

... student to conduct research in another country or otherwise outside their home institution. Dr. Daronch will spend six months at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, on a research project entitled "Biological Effects of Near-UV Radiation from Dental Curing Sources". IADR/Lion Dental Research Award for ...

MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients

...enign or malignant and can show cancers that would otherwise be missed. "This is the first time a prospective study has been done that shows that MRI (using a contrast agent) can work in a real life community setting - the setting in which most breast cancer patients are diagnosed and treated," said Jonathan...

Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting

...sentations will be in the Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Plenary Sessions (Distinguished Lecture Series) "From Proprietary Trade School to Integral Component of the Academic Health Center The Long Journey to Academic Acceptance", J. Bernard Machen (President, University of Florida, Gainesville, U...

Older women can benefit from chemotherapy to treat breast cancer

...regimens in older women with breast cancer who are otherwise in good general health, according to a study in the March 2 issue of JAMA. "The incidence of breast cancer increases with increasing age, and almost half of all new breast cancers in the United States occur in women 65 years of age or older," the a...

Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go

...fy things, such as DNA or bacteria, that you would otherwise need a laboratory to do." Research has shown that fluids in the mouth contain ions, drugs, bacteria, viruses, hormones, antibodies, growth factors, DNA and RNA. While some rapid saliva tests are already in use, such as alcohol and drug tests that c...

Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on birth defects

... estimate that thousands of pregnancies that would otherwise have been healthy were affected by neural tube defects in the study area alone since 1992. The most likely explanation for these results is that recommendations were not implemented widely enough to produce a sustained change in behaviour in a suffic...

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...with nicotine reversing brain responses that would otherwise take place. Along with better understanding nicotine's grip on the brain, when it comes to smokers, this finding will enhance researchers' appreciation for the distinctions between the sexes. "Gender differences regarding the effects of nicotine on...

Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks

...c researchers have found that obese individuals in otherwise good health who donated a kidney had outcomes similar to their non-obese counterparts. The study is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Transplantation. In a retrospective study of more than 500 patients, at an average of eleven ...

NHLBI study shows smoking cessation programs improve survival

...mild to moderately abnormal lung function but were otherwise healthy when they enrolled in the study. Participants were assigned to either a 10-week intensive smoking cessation program or to usual care (no intervention). The intervention program included behavior modification and use of nicotine gum, with a co...

Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making

...et each other know the basis of our disagreements, otherwise decision-making styles can be paternalistic and based more on a physician's position and power than on ethical reasons," he added. The Hippocratic Oath stressed commitment to the patient and the patient's good -- an important and still meaningful pa...

Children's Hospital Oakland opens new $5.6 million infectious disease lab

...ill allow us to conduct research that we could not otherwise perform," said Bertram Lubin, M.D., senior vice president of research at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland and president of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). "Some of our most talented scientists will be using thi...

Substance protects resilient staph bacteria

...n from natural human defense mechanisms that would otherwise kill the bacteria, according to scientists at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health. S. epidermidis is one of several hard-to-treat infect...

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