Tag: "protection" at medical news

Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens

...the risk of bacterial vaginosis. Smoking conferred protection against HPV. But sexual maturity had a significant impact on all three infections. Young women, whose breasts were more developed, more sexually mature (older gynaecological age), and who had infrequent menstrual cycles (oligomenorrhoea) were signif...

Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message

...themselves by keeping calcium out." In some cases, protection might be enough of a goal. In people with Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), some muscle-controlling nerve cells die because too much of the brain chemical glutamate binds to the cells' AMPA receptors, and so too much calci...

Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors

...ing alternatives, was effective in encouraging sun protection behaviors in a small group of college students, ac...estionnaire that assessed their sunbathing and sun protection practices. The intervention group (95 students) had two photos taken of their faces, one under norm...

Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats

...ed in rural areas. They pose a unique challenge to protection from terrorism and public health emergencies."...

Red wine protects the heart

...Surgery. "There are probably several mechanisms of protection from a cardiovascular viewpoint." He said researchers have been trying to pinpoint why red wine has a cardiovascular protective effect ever since the discovery of the so-called "French Paradox" in 1992 when researchers found a 40 percent lower morta...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...h a number of challenges and issues concerning the protection of human subjects, this "critical path" will be th...nded by Title 45 Part 46 on public welfare and the protection of human subjects. Additional benefits include the ability to apply ethical principles and regulat...

SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...it is critical for adolescents to receive extended protection against pertussis. Adding a pertussis component to the current tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccine for teens could help prevent this disease in adolescents and may help reduce the risk of transmission to the other vulnerable population, infants," con...

Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes

...r's body is fully exposed and there is very little protection during a crash. Fast vehicles, combined with immature skeletal systems, strength, coordination and judgment of many young riders, result in increased potential for injuries." The researchers examined data from six Ohio hospitals that admit a signific...

'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI

...ituated beyond the point in the obstructed artery) protection of the microcirculation during primary PCI retriev...evaluate the usefulness of distal microcirculatory protection during mechanical reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The randomized controll...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

...h damage happens during a heart attack that distal protection is simply too little, too late," said Gregg W. Sto...dged and clog arteries further downstream. Distal protection devices use a specialized guidewire and catheter to collect and remove this debris. The study evalu...

Hormone therapy increases risk of urinary incontinence

...ausal women, indicate that MHT use does not confer protection against any type of UI. On the contrary, both CEE alone and CEE + MPA increased risk of new onset UI among continent women and worsened the characteristics of UI among symptomatic women. Considerations regarding the use of hormone therapy by postmeno...

Americans support most uses of reproductive genetic testing, report on US attitudes reveals

...um "moral worth" - deserving of utmost respect and protection - also approve of this application. The report includes results from qualitative and quantitative studies of how Americans feel and think about reproductive genetic testing and how these technologies might best be regulated. Supported by a grant fro...

Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases

...indicate that the hormonal conditions that provide protection against primary exposure to sexually transmitted v...ones estradiol with progesterone provided the best protection in vaccinated mice. "These studies add to the growing evidence that we need to promote more gender-...

'EuroVacc 02' HIV vaccine trial begins in February 2005

...IV, which is considered to be a key determinant of protection against infection. According to the principal clinical investigators Prof. Giuseppe Pantaleo of CHUV in Lausanne and Prof. Jonathan Weber of Imperial College London for the clinical studies, "if this study generates promising results, EuroVacc intend...

Striking a chord with concertgoers to reduce hearing loss

...oud music at concerts and whether they use hearing protection at these venues. The study revealed that although ... hearing, 80 per cent said they never wore hearing protection at such events. "Over 40 percent of respondents said they would be willing to use hearing protectio...

Mayo Clinic identifies key cellular process in prostate and other cancers

...o describe a new mechanism by which cells lose the protection of tumor suppressors -- and therefore become vulne...cates that human prostate cancer grows without the protection of the tumor suppressor protein FOXO1. Importantly, they also show that this loss of function can be...

Risk factors affect parents' attitudes about STD vaccinations

... were 90 percent effective provided protection for an infection that could not be avoided through behavioral modification. "The most surprising result was that parents did not distinguish between STD and non-STD vaccines, but were equally favorable in their assessments regardless of the sexuall...

Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death

...den cardiac death in England are offered the least protection from available preventative measures, say researchers on bmj.com this week. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), a type of pacemaker inserted into the heart, can prevent sudden cardiac deaths. Yet in those regions with the highest death...

New way to block pox shows promise in lab study

...at CI-1033, used preventively, offered significant protection from serious illness in mice infected with a relative of the smallpox virus. Mice receiving both CI-1033 and a single dose of an infection-fighting antibody completely cleared the virus from their lungs within eight days of the initial infection. The...

Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05

...ion of carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism, and protection against oxidative stress and cell death. Russel's clinical interests include cardiac stress testing and nuclear imaging. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1984 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Houston in 1991....

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