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Abdominal fat indicates severity of metabolic syndrome in obese, postmenopausal women

Chevy Chase, MD New research shows that the presence of intra-abdominal fat can indicate the existence ...etabolic syndrome. To do this, they evaluated the presence of metabolic syndrome by testing aerobic capacity, body composition, body fat distribution and infla...

U-M professor to test flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccine side by side

...dy's front-line warriors called up for duty in the presence of a threat---than people who get the shot, but they might still be protected. What he doesn't understand yet is whether other substances developed in response to the nasal spray might somehow be more effective. The study will enroll abou...

News briefs from the journal Chest, October 2004

...per or lower respiratory tract infections, and the presence of congenital conditions, including cystic fibrosis and respiratory distress syndrome. The study appears in the October issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. KIDS AND PARENTS NOT ACCURA...

Slightly increased risk of Ischemic stroke found with tamoxifen

...The researchers point out that stroke risk and the presence of other stroke risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation, all increase as women get older. "Our goal is to increase awareness of women and their physicians of the possibility of stroke with tamoxifen," Bushnell added. "This...

Chronic sinusitis sufferers have enhanced immune responses to fungi

...ons from the two groups were also examined for the presence of fungal proteins and inflammation-causing immune...e fungal spores each day, notes Dr. Kita. The mere presence of such fungi in the airways, however, is not enough to cause sinusitis because these spores can be ...

Smoking and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis

...the interaction of two specific risk factors: the presence of a gene encoding protein sequence called the shared epitope (SE), the major genetic risk factor so far defined for RA, and cigarette smoking. The results, published in the October 2004 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley...

Scientists begin validation study of test to detect recurrence of bladder cancer

...that the link accurately signifies the risk for or presence of cancer -- is the critical step to create a truly useful test. The bladder cancer test uses a technology known as microsatellite DNA analysis (MSA). Microsatellites, also known as short tandem repeats, are repeating units of one to six nucleotides...

Certain types of schizophrenia may be linked to summer birth

...atients with deficit schizophrenia, defined by the presence of negative symptoms, including inability to experience pleasure, lack of interest in socializing, speech deficits, blunted emotional response, poor eye contact, and more severe course of illness. Nondeficit schizophrenia is characterized by symptom...

Smart lights, nonstick implants and 100th birthday of electronics at science & technology meeting

...ity to switch surface properties by enzymes in the presence of cells also indicates that it may be possible to switch between bio-inert and bioactive surfaces for instance, by presenting drugs or growth factors on demand," Ulijn said. (Paper BIFrM3, Friday 9:00 AM, Room 210D) ...

Science of perception

...ewed both faces and Greebles. Yet for novices, the presence of Greebles did not affect the neural response to faces. So experience makes the difference, Tarr said. Tarr, the Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and professor of cognitive and linguistic ...

Study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds risk of ADHD greater in boys

...y and labor characteristics, low birth weight, and presence of a twin birth were not associated with ADHD. Researchers analyzed information from birth certificates of all children born in Olmsted County from Jan. 1, 1976, to Dec. 31, 1982. Children were identified with ADHD using medical and school records...

Inflammatory marker may be early sign of blood vessel blockages

...the single factor most closely associated with the presence of plaques and their severity. "This study is impo...nity, and lets us correlate those results with the presence or absence of plaques," says Bijoy Khandheria, M.D., the Mayo Clinic cardiologist who led the study....

Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances

...and can reveal sea surface features related to the presence of hurricanes. Envisat results to be revealed Launched in March 2002, ESA's Envisat satellite is an extremely powerful means of monitoring the state of our world and the impact of human activities upon it. Envisat carries ten sophisticated instr...

Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole

...nning represented here is ultimately caused by the presence of man-made pollutants in the atmosphere such as c...ves, the combination of returning sunlight and the presence of polar stratospheric clouds leads to splitting of chlorine into highly ozone-reactive radicals tha...

Riverbank filtration pulls pollutants from drinking water

...k filtration appears to significantly decrease the presence of bacteria and viruses. Water analyses also showed encouraging, though not definitive, signs that this technique can curtail Giardia and Cryptosporidium, two waterborne microorganisms that cause serious digestive ailments. The latest results confir...

Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

...ver 90 percent of births take place at home in the presence of unskilled attendants. HBLSS training results in improved management of post-partum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal death. HBLSS is unique in that it is a family and community focused, competency-based program which aims to reduce materna...

Severe sepsis causes almost 10% of cancer deaths

...urvival," said Williams. Cancer treatments and the presence of tumors can cause patients with cancer to become immunosuppressed. This hinders their ability to fight off infection, and makes them more at risk of severe sepsis than the general population. In general, cancer patients were nearly four times as li...

Cancer cell detection technology wins Kaye Award for Hebrew University researchers

...que technology for optoelectronic detection of the presence of cancer cells has been developed at the Hebrew U...nstitute of Chemistry. The technology detects the presence of telomerase, an active enzyme appearing in cancer cells that is considered a general marker for di...

Researchers find strong familial tendency in rare form of lymphoma

...a variety of measures age of onset, blood counts, presence of tumor cells in bone marrow, genetic analysis, and other criteria there were no discernible differences between the disease in patients from Waldenstrom's families and those from non-Waldenstrom's families. In a related study slated for presentati...

Doctors don't agree on diagnosis of uterine cancer

...ied uterine or endometrial cells that indicate the presence of cancer or precancerous lesions called atypical endometrial hyperplasia (AEH). "This study brought into sharp focus the fact that it is very difficult to make an accurate diagnosis from uterine biopsies," says Trimble, associate professor at...

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