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Healthy eating reduces the chance of spina bifida

...o Dutch researcher Pascal Groenen, a balanced diet reduces the risk of a baby with spina bifida. He investigated how different nutritional components affected the risk of developing this condition. Low concentrations of myo-inositol, zinc or vitamin B12 in the blood or a slightly elevated glucose concentrat...

Air rather than oxygen for babies requiring ventilation after delivery

...ired. However, there are concerns that 100% oxygen reduces cerebral blood flow in newborn babies. Peter Davis (Royal Women's Hospital/University of Melbourne, Australia) and colleagues did a systematic review and meta-analysis of 5 trials (totalling around 1300 newborn infants) that compared resuscitation w...

New study shows sinus surgery can improve chronic fatigue

...e conclusion: functional endoscopic sinus surgery reduces the chronic fatigue of sinusitis," said Alexander C. Chester, MD, clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Chester analyzed the 11 available published scientific studies conducted on functional endoscopic sinus surger...

A glass of red wine a day may keep prostate cancer away

...that promote tumor development. The compound also reduces cell proliferation, curtailing the number of cell divisions that could lead to cancer or the continued growth of cancer cells. It also enhances apoptosis, or programmed cell death, which helps rid the body of cancerous cells. It may act as an estro...

New data show SPIRIVA significantly reduces COPD exacerbations and related health resource burden

...PIRIVA as a maintenance therapy that significantly reduces COPD exacerbations, improving patient quality of life and reducing the related burden on health resources," Professor Daniel Dusser said. In this study, exacerbations were defined as the onset of 1 clinical symptom in the past 24 hours (worsening of ...

CRESTOR leads in 1st international prospective study of statins in the metabolic syndrome

...NCEP ATP III) and raised LDL-C show: CRESTOR 10mg reduces LDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 10mg at...s (-42% and -36%, respectively; p 1 CRESTOR 20mg reduces LDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 20mg at 12 weeks (-49% vs -43%, respectively; p 1 CREST...

Transplant of pig tissue may reduce stroke size and damage

...is transplanted into an animal model of stroke, it reduces stroke size by about 65 percent, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. "What we have seen is the reduction of the size of the stroke in the brain, and the animals that received the transplant showed functional recovery in motor as well as n...

Chemists honor 'Heroes' for biotechnology achievements in health

...l studies have shown that lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease. ZETIA was approved by the U.S. FDA in October 2002 for use either by itself or together with statins for the treatment of high cholesterol. Wyeth, Pearl River, N.Y., developed Mylotarg , the first drug approved in a new...

Emselex(R) receives positive CHMP opinion for the treatment of overactive bladder

...than 6 months. Results demonstrated that Emselex reduces the number of weekly incontinence episodes by up to 77% 2 . Emselex was well tolerated and discontinuation rates due to dry mouth or constipation were very low with each dose of Emselex compared to placebo 2 . Also, central nervous system (CNS) a...

ASU researchers demonstrate new nanotech effect - moving water molecules by light

...xed with its target and the result recorded. This reduces the time needed to screen all of the drug candidates and allows as many tests as possible to be run simultaneously. "The payoff of this scientific collaboration is the first demonstrated ability to use a beam of light to move microdroplets of water a...

New report highlights lack of minorities in medicine

...uality, timely, and culturally appropriate care it reduces their quality of life and further burdens an already strained health care system."...

ICU physicians save hospitals money

...ical care interventions," said Dr. Pronovost. "It reduces hospital mortality by 30 percent." Three main barriers to implementing the intensivist model exist. The first obstacle is financial because of the hesitancy of hospital management to assume intensivists' salaries. A second concern is upsetting me...

New surgical device for long bone repair reduces X-ray exposure

...bout $100, it can be disposed of after surgery. It reduces the amount of X-rays a surgeon is exposed to on a routine basis and also can eliminate the need for using costly and cumbersome X-ray equipment. "Developing the Magnetic Targeting Device was truly a collaborative effort spearheaded by the CBI," Muele...

Long Island Breast Cancer Study data: Aspirin helps protect some women against breast cancer

...is work, we confirm reports by others that aspirin reduces the risk of breast cancer by about 20 percent in some women," said Dr. Marilie D. Gammon, professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "The risk reduction is most pronounced among daily aspirin users -- 27 percent." C...

May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...th serum CA-125, ultrasound or pelvic examination, reduces mortality from ovarian cancer. Other clinical considerations cited by the Task Force include the low prevalence of ovarian cancer and the invasive nature of diagnostic testing after a positive screening. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of...

Eating some types of fish during pregnancy may protect baby from future asthma

... the predisposition to develop asthma, and somehow reduces the risk. The children in the study were selected from the Childrens Health Study, a population-based study of school-aged children in 12 Southern California communities. One group of children had physician-diagnosed asthma by age 5, and the other gr...

Exercising after menopause may help reduce bone loss

... improves physical fitness and lower back pain and reduces some coronary heart disease risk factors in early postmenopausal women," the authors write....

Yerkes researchers discover combination of drug therapies reduces cocaine use in primates

...at controls drug abuse and addiction significantly reduces cocaine use in nonhuman primates. These findings, which appear in the June issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics , have implications for developing treatments for cocaine addiction in humans. Led by Leonard Howell, PhD,...

Zinc therapy accelerates recovery from pneumonia

...h zinc in addition to standard antibiotics greatly reduces the duration of severe pneumonia, according to a s...to the standard antibiotic treatment significantly reduces the recovery time and overall hospital stay of children with severe pneumonia," said lead author W. ...

Iron supplements help only certain non-anemic women

...searchers had shown that mild iron deficiency also reduces endurance, the capacity for physical work and exercise performance, and that iron supplementation improves exercise training. "Millions of women who are mildly iron deficient must work harder than necessary when exercising or working physically, an...

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