Tag: "out" at medical news
Sex selection popular among infertile women
... ethical and social implications before the cat is out
of the bag," said Jain. "Prior to this study, there has been no data to indicate what the demand might be." Researchers conducted a survey of female patients at a hospital-based infertility clinic to determine the demand and preferences for nonmedica...
Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
..., former Executive Director of IADR, and is funded out
of donations from members and sponsors. Dr. Song w...urage outstanding young dental scientists to carry out
research, attend the annual IADR General Session, and compete in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Awards Com...
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
...ding clopidogrel to current therapies benefits one out
of every 100 patients. So, for every million patients having a heart attack, giving this simple additional treatment for about two weeks would save 5,000 lives and prevent another 5,000 repeat heart attacks or strokes. As there are an estimated 10 mi...
Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'
...have fully reported their injection drug practices out
of fear of the government's war on drugs. This could lead to increased risky syringe behaviors, which contribute to the spread of HIV. More research is needed to monitor the effects of Thailand's drug policy," said Susan Sherman, co-author of the stu...
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
... these health problems. Dr. Graham-Bermann points out
that the direction of these effects--in other words, whether post traumatic stress disorder causes illnesses or illnesses cause post traumatic stress disorder--is presently unknown. The research also indicated that substance abuse and the overall he...
Study suggests smoking while pregnant may increase chromosomal abnormalities in fetal cells
...or 10 or more years). The women were asked to fill out
a smoking questionnaire concerning their smoking habits. The researchers found that when comparing genetic data between smokers and nonsmokers (controls) there were important differences for the proportion of structural chromosomal abnormalities (sm...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...in plastic containers or sealable bags, and taking out
the garbage on a daily basis. Other measures include repairing leaky faucets, frequent vacuuming of carpeted areas and damp-mopping of hard floors, and regular cleaning of counter tops and other surfaces. NIH provided $7.5 million to researchers at t...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
... provokes the normal smile are chosen. On carrying out
the muscular transplant, the surgeons have to foll...o on. Its surgical repair treatment can be carried out
by static or dynamic techniques. A static technique is suitable for patients over 70. In general it ...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...lastic containers or sealable bags, taking garbage out
daily and cleaning counter tops and floors regularly. Study participants had suffered at least one asthma-related hospitalization or two asthma-related emergency room visits during the six months prior to enrollment in the study. They also had a posi...
Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
...dates are unknown and are often difficult to tease out
from among the thousands of gene products found in a typical organism. This "blindness" in the welter of potential cellular targets means that the process of designing therapeutic drugs is neither precise nor efficient. The BU research team sought ...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...CT often put patients through angiograms that turn out
to be normal. PET avoids most false positives, as well as false negatives, because the images have higher resolution." An angiogram is a moderately invasive procedure that involves threading a catheter through a vein in the leg and injecting a speci...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...nternal Medicine , researchers found that only 26% out
of 1700 women in the Greater Boston area had documentation of their family history of breast cancer. Further data showed that minority women were significantly less likely to have this information asked about or recorded than white women. "A woman ...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
...icult to get a score of eight or greater, pointing out
how important it is to identify patients with depressive symptoms early and provide the appropriate treatment or support," Jiang said. While this and other studies have demonstrated links between depression and worse outcomes for patients with cardi...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...t rate variability just might be better in picking out
those people at highest risk." In their analysis o...an look at and easily understand." Gilliam pointed out
that the cardiologists are "in uncharted waters" when it comes to the new devices, their role in the...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...ection Agency in 1997. The tobacco company carried out
this disinformation campaign even after the landmark 1998 settlement between all of the major U.S. tobacco manufacturers and 46 states. In the settlement, the tobacco firms agreed to pay the states $206 billion over the first 25 years and continuing ...
Study: Two brain systems regulate how we call for help
MADISON - The willingness to call out
in distress to get help from others appears to be ...ety may depend on being careful about when to call out
for help. The UW researchers wanted to know what brain systems determine why one individual is very ...
Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems
...on fraction, a measure of how well the heart pumps out
blood. "Our findings are encouraging because there...left ventricle, which squeezes or ejects the blood out
to the rest of the body. When the mitral valve does not close well, blood can flow from the ventricl...
Portable system offers dialysis patients 'liberating' changes
...is, where the patient's abdominal membrane filters out
waste, a process usually performed at home. The most common form of treatment is hemodialysis, which separates toxins and excess water artificially from the patient's blood. Hemodialysis usually takes place in clinics or hospitals, though some units ...
Study shows faces are processed like words
...ubjects had a great deal of difficulty identifying out
of their peripheral vision the letter and the characteristics of the lips. Pelli concludes that context hinders identification and crowds what is to be identified. In a second experiment, the observers were presented with a context that proved to ma...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
Curious female rats, more willing to step out
and explore their environment, survive breast and pituitary tumors longer than their more cautious sisters, says a Penn State researcher. Dr. Sonia Cavigelli, assistant professor of biobehavioral health, says that her study of 80 female rats from bir...
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