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Air pollution may trigger asthma in young athletes

..., which might have been made worse by ozone to the point it was diagnosed. Rather, these children developed new cases of asthma. Children doing several team sports are more likely to be serious athletes. "Team sports are an indicator of kids who do a lot of physical activity," he says. "Theyre breathing mo...

Mammography screening-the debate continues

...g which this benefit is achieved, that is, at some point sufficiently distant from the onset of screening. Therefore, the screening itself must continue for a sufficiently long time to realize its benefit, namely the reduction in case-fatality rate. (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper)....

Researchers identify for the first time proteins vital to maintaining nervous system architecture

...emory and learning," Dr Hobert says. "Our findings point to the importance of factors, previously unidentified, involved in keeping the anatomy of the nervous system intact. More research will elucidate the proteins functions." Dr. Hobert named the proteins ZIG for two reasons: Each protein has two immunog...

Misclassification of death may influence perceived value of cancer screening

...specific mortality is the most widely accepted end point in randomized clinical trials of cancer screening. However, the validity of this end point assumes that the cause of death can be accurately determined. An alternative end point, all-cause mo...

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002

...d not change from the baseline measurements at any point in the study. However, platelet aggregation was inhibited after six weeks of exercise, which meant the blood was less likely to form clots. The changes brought about by exercise persisted even after two weeks of deconditioning. Researchers conclud...

Filatov Eye Institute contests validity of recent study

...occurred more frequently. The Academy was quick to point out, however, that it is difficult to compare results from the reviewed studies with current practices using the most recent generation of lasers because of the rapid evolution of LASIK technology and techniques. Dr. Filatov, trained at Yale, Harvar...

High turnover rate may undermine HIV/hemophilia care

...s, according to the researchers. For example, they point out that investing in specialized training represents a considerable investment over and above simply getting a professional degree. Training for a nurses employment in a hemophilia treatment center ranges from $2,000 to $5,000, according to the rese...

'Use it or lose it?' study suggests mentally stimulating activities may reduce Alzheimer's risk

... was rated on a five-point scale, with the highest point assigned to participating in an activity every day or about every day and the lowest point to engaging in an activity once a year or less. During the follow-up period, 111 people in the study...

Nutrition education with a food label focus helps diabetics over 65 meet treatment goals

...ideal level of less than 200 mg/dl. However, they point out, "The relationship between dietary fat and saturated fat intake and risk factors for cardiovascular disease were not discussed until week six of the intervention, and the recommendations for total and saturated fat intake were not presented until...

Obesity growing threat to world health

...y the government in the 1960s and has grown to the point where hunting has become impossible. "I dont think theres a wild animal within 50 kilometers there," LaVelle said. In the past, people often walked for days hunting bush food a diet low in fat. Today their diet consists of packaged and processed f...

New relief for morning sickness

...ereas p6 acupuncture involves only one acupuncture point classically associated with nausea and vomiting.Dr Smith believes this research is particularly important as it provides good quality evidence for a complementary therapy. Women now have an additional option to manage their morning sickness. They fun...

Volume of mammograms read may influence accuracy of diagnosis

...y the results of this study deserve follow-up, but point out that perhaps U.S. radiologists who "enjoy" interpreting mammograms feel more confident about their skills and, as a result, read more films. Moreover, they say, artificial test environments may not reflect real-world consequences. They conclude...

Clue to women's greater knee injury risk in basketball, soccer, volleyball

...om the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill point to a particular risk factor for ACL injury in women: greater anterior shear force, or forward slippage of the tibia, that is applied to the knee during sports-related stop-jump tasks. "Data from soccer, volleyball and basketball suggest that women ...

Aggressive ovarian cancer may be linked to blood disorder

...ment outcomes for patients. What we find may also point to novel prevention approaches for our patients. Although surgery successfully removed most of the cancer in 87 percent of all patients with and without thrombocytosis, the investigators found that almost half the patients with thrombocytosis prior ...

Researchers determine best possible drug option for cardiac arrest

... patients. This study followed patients up to the point of hospital admission, but a much larger trial is needed to verify whether more patients receiving amiodarone go on to survive to discharge from hospital....

Hormone replacement therapy: its role in breast cancers detected between screenings

...lso used HRT (hormone replacement therapy) at some point in their lives, the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona heard today (Wednesday 20 March). Mrs Hege Wang, a researcher at the Cancer Registry, said that in addition, these women tend to have denser breasts, and this may be why their tu...

Surgeons dont offer women choices of treatment as often as they could

...atment, continued Mrs Schou Bredal. The important point here is that surgeons should be aware of this fact, and that they should try to assess the needs of the women individually before giving a recommendation. It could be argued that female surgeons have more empathy with their patients and therefore mo...

Novel anti-coagulant clears hurdle

...ntages of interrupting the clotting cascade at the point of Factor Xa activation is that it sits at the intersection of the two classical pathways for blood clot formation and limits the generation of thrombin, Alexander said. Heparin works by inhibiting the action of circulating thrombin, meaning that...

Surgeon warns that hospitals need to face the resource implications of breast reconstruction surgery

...nd this issue needs to be addressed, he said. The point of carrying out this study was to try to measure the additional time needed to perform breast reconstruction after mastectomy because this has important resource implications. Extra theatre staff are needed, operating sessions are longer, and there ...

Bone loss resumes when hormone replacement therapy stops, but at normal rate

...veral years before their bone loss declines to the point where they would have been had they never started treatment. tained use of hormone replacement over many years may increase a womans risk of breast cancer. Results from PEPI allow doctors to consider other strategies, such as prescribing hormon...

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