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Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother

...mation about 37 babies, who weighed an averageof 2 pounds at birth and were born 13 weeks early in the normal 40-weekgestation period. The findings were detailed in the September issue of Developmental Psychologyby Sarah Mangelsdorf, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois;Jean L. McHale, a...

Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills

... but not for a person who just wants to lose a few pounds for cosmetic reasons," explained McCann. "Many people who try diet pills quickly regain their weight after they stop taking the drugs, so they might be tempted to continue taking them. We won't know the long-term risks of these drugs until controll...

Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts

...y the same degree of chemoprotection as one to two pounds ofbroccoli eatenweekly. The sprouts look and taste something like alfalfa sprouts, according toTalalay. Talalay founded the Brassica Chemoprotection Laboratory, a Hopkins centerthat focuseson identifying chemoprotective nutrients and finding ...

Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants

...ow-birth-weight infants whoweighed between 1 and 3 pounds from 12 centers of the NICHD Neonatal ResearchNetwork. The infants were 13 to 15 days old and were on mechanical ventilatorsbecause they were unable to breathe on their own. Because ventilator therapycan cause serious long-term problems such as chr...

Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop

...udies that indicate that a weight gain of 20 or 30 pounds after quitting may be genetically driven and that the small weight gain most quitters experience merely brings their weight up to what is considered normal. In assessing why so many of us continue to smoke, Brigham explores the behavioral economics o...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

... tooling from hard tool steelsat the rate of 2,000 pounds an hour or more, suitable for the largest autoindustry requirements. Earlier this year a broad cross section of manufacturing and tooling industrycompanies formed a consortium to scale up and commercialize the RSP Toolingtechnology. Participants in t...

Lack Of Data For New Heart Drugs Is Causing Concern

...es, which mayhave invested hundreds of millions of pounds developing a single drug, to waitfor decades to recoup their costs. He believes that tests on drugs for highblood pressure should continue after the drug is licensed. "I would like to seethe licensing agency be willing to license drugs only on the un...

Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids

...supply isbacked up by two UPS units that weigh 800 pounds each. The $4.2 million supercomputer arrived at the hospital in January and took sixweeks to install. It is now ready to begin its work. "The acquisition of this amazing technology is made possible by an anonymousdonor and an investment of approximat...

Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk

...arly inchildhood, slowing the rate at which excess pounds are put on may help reducethe risk of heart disease later in life. "The findings from the study show that the overweight 7-year-old childis not necessarily fated to become the overweight 24-year-old adult who is atrisk for heart disease," he ...

Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease

...oups, respectively,were: average weight gain, 14.7 pounds versus 9.3, and rate of lean body massgain per week, 2.0 pounds versus 1.0. The oxandrolone group also showed anincrease in muscle strength (chest, triceps, leg) o...

Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass

...iving the anabolicsteroid gained an average of 5.7 pounds more lean body mass than the patientswho got the placebo. Also, the patients who received the steroid reported lessfatigue and scored better on physical performance tests. The researchers'results are published in the April 14 issue of the Journal of...

The Merck Manual Turns 100

...a week's worth ofgroceries: two dozen eggs, three pounds of flour, one pound of bacon, one poundof butter, 10 pounds of potatoes, and a one-pound round steak. It now costs$35, far less than a week's groceries. In add...

How Little Is Too Little For A Baby's Safety? UT Southwestern Researchers Shed New Light On Size And Morbidity/Mortality In Newborns

...the lowest 3 percent in size if it weighed below 5 pounds 13 ounces.It would be in the lowest 10 percent if it weighed less than 6 pounds 6 ounces. For pre-term infants, the researchers did not find a specific threshold belowwhich infants...

Dieters need intensive support during holidays

...e of 223.2 pounds.Each had lost an average of 33.2 pounds by the time the study began. During thestudy, members of both groups continued to slim down in the three weeks beforethe holidays (an average loss of 0.3 pounds/week) and during the three weeksafter (an average loss of 0.1 pound/week). However, when ...

Study shows obesity adds years to real age

...ht for a 5-foot-4-inch woman is between 111 and128 pounds and for a five-foot-10-inch man, between 133 and 1... a 20 percent higher riskof death if he weighs 166 pounds than if he is 20 pounds lighter....

Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section

... As an example, a patient who is 5'4" weighing 175 pounds would have a BMI of 30. Joining Bell in the study were Dr. A.J. Hartle and Dr. Peter Dwane, bothat Duke....

Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...ten caused by bad management. Tens of millions of pounds are now spent on compensating those suffering fromwork related stress. Often these payments are made out of court to preventshareholders, other employees and customers knowing the truth. A Unique Collaboration Those supporting the Depression A S...

Home exercise equipment increased weight-loss success in study

...Women with home exercise equipment lost eight more pounds onaverage than women without the equipment--16.3 pounds compared to 8.1 pounds--over thecourse of the 18-month study. Participants with home exe...

UF study shows pumping iron improves strength, independence in frail elderly

...exercise, the group lifted an average of nearly 18 pounds at the start, and by the end of the training they lifted an average of nearly 47 pounds. The most incapacitated, who initially scored less than 13 points on the 26-point living activity scale, also were able to perform their daily activities more in...

Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery

...ry (NICU). All the infants weighed less than 3.3 pounds and had been born prematurely. The U.S. participants were in California. The research focused on the level of satisfaction that parents experience in their interactions with physicians and other staff in the NICU, how parents view their role in r...

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