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Testosterone deficiency found in one-third of diabetic men
...th type 2 diabetes and to attempt to determine the seat
of the problem in those with low free testosterone." The study involved 103 consecutive males with type 2 diabetes who were referred to the Diabetes-Endocrinology of Western New York for treatment. None of the men had been diagnosed previously with ...
Heart attack, stroke risk overlooked in diabetics
... risks that accompany diabetes tend to take a back seat
to the issue of controlling blood sugar, but are just as vital, Dr. Johnson said. "There is a 'glucocentric' view of diabetes, and our study shows that people with Type 2 diabetes are not being optimally managed for their cardiovascular risk." "Seven...
Scripps atmospheric scientist appointed to Pontifical Academy of Sciences
...tudy of epistemological problems. Candidates for a seat
in the academy are chosen, "on the basis of their eminent original scientific studies and of their acknowledged moral personality, without any ethnic or religious discrimination, and are nominated for life by sovereign act of the Holy Father." Academ...
Parents overestimate children's bike, car safety habits
...ce as likely to have children who sit in the front seat
unbelted. "The time-tested mantra that 'actions speak louder than words' clearly held true in our study. This suggests the need for injury prevention programs to stress the importance of parental role models," Ehrlich says. Some children said they re...
Child safety restraint use increasing in auto trips
...ter seats, which are demonstrably safer than adult seat
belts for younger children. Despite these advance...rcent of 4- to 8-year-olds are restrained in adult seat
belts, putting them at unnecessary risk of injury in a crash. Partners For Child Passenger Safety (P...
Europe's legacy to its children - A healthier environment?
...gether, it is now time for doctors to take a front seat
in a new specialty of environmental paediatric health. In the USA, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units were established in 1998. In 2002, the Ambulatory Pediatric Association launched the first fellowship programme in paediatric environmen...
Risk of death in car crashes reduced if all occupants wear seat belts
...ath is lowest when all occupants are restrained by seat
belts, according to a study in the January 21 issu...target pair consisted of one occupant in the front seat
and one in the back seat, both on the same side of the car. There were 61,834 cars with two front...
Pediatricians and parents key to improving quality of children's health care
...e and improve children's health often takes a back seat
to reducing the rising costs of health care an issue re-emerging as a political hot button. Yet the two are inextricably linked, Dr. Simpson said. "Poor quality health care in childhood can lead to greater consumption of health services and lost pro...
Silver cars are safest
...affect the results, such as age and sex of driver, seat
belt use, vehicle age, and road conditions, were taken into account. They found a significant reduction (about 50%) in the risk of serious injury in silver cars compared with white cars. There was a significantly increased risk of a serious injury in...
Lose weight fast the ESA way!
...antic. Although the fact that I am floating in my seat
as I observe this demonstrates that this is no ord...of the sky replaces the sea and I bump back on my seat
as Zero-G is replaced by gravity close to double that on Earth. The A-300 has been specially custom...
Yale expert warns children may lead shorter lives than their parents because of obesity
...history as a nation of taking steps like requiring seat
belts, keeping tobacco companies from our children, and more." Among his recommendations are to prohibit food advertising aimed at children or at least mandate equal time for the promotion of healthy eating and activity; rid schools of soft drinks, ...
Innovations in hearing loss detection & treatment
...hich improperly used wheelchair tie-downs or rider seat
belts resulted in minor injuries. Studies spanning 30 years indicate that the large city bus is a safe form of transportation. Wheelchair riders do not face undo risk of injury in a large city bus. New test measures the impact of hearing loss on qu...
Alcohol makes auto crash injuries worse for drivers and passengers, study finds
...rash they were in, whether they were wearing their seat
belt, or whether they had a high alcohol tolerance," says Ronald Maio, D.O., M.S., a U-M emergency medicine physician who helped lead the study. Maio directs the U-M Injury Research Center. "We as a society may be grossly underestimating the burden ...
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
...re, surgeons remotely maneuver robotic arms from a seat
in front of a console away from the patient. Instead of opening the chest and cutting the skin and muscle to view the area, surgeons make four holes (8 to 15 millimeters each) through which robotic arms are inserted. The robotic arms include one wi...
New horizons in cortical cartography
... surfaces of the brain. The cerebral cortex is the seat
of thought, learning, emotion, perception, sensation and movement. The cerebellar cortex also is important for movement and in coordinating the flow of information related to many functions, including cognitive processes as well as movement. Both ar...
One in one hundred babies in the US are involved in a car crash while in the womb
...s as non-pregnant women regarding seatbelt use and seat
position; and that pregnant women involved in crashes are more likely to be transported to the hospital for less serious injuries. The researchers obtained their data from the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traff...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, September 3, 2002
...case of mammography, the public has had a ringside seat
as scientists have struggled to apply the scientific method to a very difficult problem. Science is a human endeavor that doesn't always give crisp answers the first time, a lesson that is always worth re-learning. Eventually, we will understand the...
Seat belts offer more protection than air bags
...ttle benefit in road vehicle crashes compared with seat
belts, finds a study in this weeks BMJ. Researcher...reater for women (12%) than for men (6%). However, seat
belts provided much greater protection, with seat
belt use reducing the risk of death by 65%. Using ...
Seat belts as effective in children as in adults
...,301 adults to study the effectiveness of standard seat
belts for protecting school age children in road v... severe injury for children in the front passenger seat
was more than nine times higher for unbelted children than for belted ones, and for those in the rea...
Glutathione depletion in chronic alcohol abuse makes lungs vulnerable to life-threatening diseases
...g disease is like driving on the highway without a seat
belt," says Dr. Guidot. "Its risky behavior, but it doesnt cause injury unless you get in an accident. Alcohol doesnt cause lung disease unless you get sick, then the lungs are less able to respond to the challenges of infection." The cure for alco...