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Calorie restriction drastically reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
St. Louis, April 19, 2004 -- People who severely
restrict their caloric intake drastically reduce their risk of developing diabetes or clogged arteries, the precursor to a heart attack or stroke. In fact, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, some risk fa...
Alzheimers disease - recent discoveries pave the way toward new treatments
... and the greatest depletions were seen in the most severely
demented people." Mucke's talk will focus on these and other key findings from studies of transgenic mice and human brain tissues carried out at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease. One study, for example, showed that high levels of amylo...
Study: New neurons can get out of spinal cord
...ught to be a basic hurdle in restoring function to severely
damaged central nervous systems -- getting new motor neurons to migrate through the spinal cord. In their experiments, the researchers first coaxed embryonic stem cells from mice to begin their transformation into motor neurons. Once these "pre-motor...
New UNC study shows Hurricane Floyd boosted abuse and non-abuse brain injuries in children
.... "Thirty-seven, or 15 percent, occurred in the 16 severely
affected counties. Of those, we identified 20 child abuse injuries. In the other 84 counties, 108 were inflicted." The rate of child abuse brain injuries returned to close to "normal" in the hardest-hit counties six months after the hurricane while t...
FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
...f structural damage in patients with moderately to severely
active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to reduce th... to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely
active polyarticular-course juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) in patients who have had an inadequa...
Depressive symptoms in middle-aged inner-city African-Americans higher than expected
...s closely tied to decreasing social support, being severely
underweight or obese, or being hospitalized in the previous 12 months. "Identifying the risk factors in this population for depressive symptoms that diminish quality of life and lead to poor physical health is not enough. We have to design programs...
New findings on stroke prevention surgery should change medical practice
...roke in people who had no symptoms, despite having severely
narrowed arteries, highlight two important issues for stroke prevention," says Charles Tegeler, M.D., professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist. "First, we need to screen more adults for narrowed carotid arteries. Second, patients with severe car...
Obese men may have increased risk for prostate cancer recurrence after surgery
...researchers. "Our results show that moderately and severely
obese men were at an increased risk for high PSA l...tary hospitals across the country. Moderately and severely
obese patients -- defined as those having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 35 kilograms per s...
Obesity reversed in mice by destroying blood vessels that service fat cells
...investigators found that one month of treatment in severely
obese mice was enough to restore the animal's normal body weight. None of the mice used in the therapy experiment were genetically altered or prone to obesity prior to treatment; they gained weight because they ate a high-fat diet. The authors then ...
Who wants to talk about premature ejaculation?
...a frequent and distinct medical condition that can severely
impact quality of life, affecting the physical and emotional well-being of patients and their partners," says James H. Barada, M.D., urologist at the Center for Male Sexual Health, Albany, NY, and board member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North ...
Zinc therapy accelerates recovery from pneumonia
...se included indrawing of the chest when breathing, severely
raised respiration rates and low oxygen concentration in the blood. Zinc therapy also reduced the duration of severe pneumonia and overall hospital stay by an average of one day. However, the zinc did not affect the overall length of hospital stay or...
Low-income Native American women suffer high rates of domestic abuse
...irty-nine percent of the women questioned had been severely
assaulted by a partner at some point in their life...rtner who had not graduated from high school. "The severely
depressed socioeconomic conditions under which a disproportionate percentage of Native American fami...
Study finds lung transplants increase survival of cystic fibrosis patients by more than four years
...t on the waiting list was 28. All the patients had severely
impaired lung function and severe symptoms when they were placed on the waiting list. Of the 247 patients in the study, after one year, 84% of patients were alive while waiting for a transplant, and an equal percentage were alive after having a trans...
Web-based guidelines established for top respiratory killer
...ves severe emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which severely
affect the alveoli of the lungs, leading to illness and death. Smoking is a leading cause of the disease. This illness is the fourth leading cause of mortality in the United States. In 2001, over 12 million Americans carried the diagnosis. In 2000,...
Handwashing program decreases incidence of diarrhea among children in Pakistan
...n soap had 42 percent fewer days with diarrhea vs. severely
malnourished children in the control group," the authors write. The authors found similar reductions in diarrhea in households using both plain and antibacterial soap. The authors report, "We found no significant difference in diarrheal disease amon...
LSUHSC neurosurgical team discovers novel therapy for intractable hiccups
...ator in a Texas man to stop the hiccups which have severely
disrupted Shane Shafer's life following a stroke he had two years ago. This is the first reported case of its kind. When Dr. Payne activated the implant following the surgery, Shafer's hiccups stopped, and they have not as yet returned. Although hicc...
Darifenacin substantially improves quality of life for people with overactive bladder symptoms
...s on patient's quality of life). "OAB symptoms can severely
restrict people's lives. People with OAB find urge... cause patients to avoid leaving their home, which severely
restricts their lives and can result in social isolation and depression," said Con Kelleher, Consult...
Patients with severe depression improve using guidelines developed by UT Southwestern researchers
...S July 5, 2004 Results from a multiyear study of severely
depressed patients treated according to guidelines...omprehensive management tools for doctors treating severely
mentally ill patients within Texas' publicly funded mental health care system. They are the result o...
Severe sepsis causes almost 10% of cancer deaths
...the fact that these patients are likely to be more severely
immunocompromised than patients with other forms of cancer. "We found that severe sepsis is a common, deadly, and costly complication in cancer patients," write the authors. "This complication was associated with nearly a three-fold increase in the t...
AIDS toll in African heartland isn't always what people think
...related illness in the agricultural countryside of severely
affected countries of sub-Saharan Africa, where those infected are rarely tested and formally diagnosed. Weber and his colleagues at USAID and in-country governmental agencies have spent years amending surveys of rural populations in Kenya, Malawi, M...
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