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Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

...e older, then you usually grow to be a pretty good size before kidney failure started making it hard for you to grow tall," she says. "In the young children, we provide a lot of nutritional support, hoping to ensure normal growth, but sometimes they grow more out than up." Perhaps even more ironically, so...

Testosterone supplements for elderly men

...ear in men over 40, leading to decreases in muscle size and strength, increased body fat and thinner bones. The changes are also associated with decreased sexual interest, fatigue, mobility problems, depression, increased risk of falling and a general sense of weakness. "Tests on younger and healthy old...

Obesity and weight gain increase risk for kidney stones

...nt each year. Researchers believe that larger body size results in increased urinary excretion of calcium ...ney stones. "The positive association between body size and the risk of kidney stone formation could not be explained by differences in the intake of dietar...

Get ready for next generation surround sound

...re capable of conveying the direction and even the size of a sound source. Both rely on arrays of loudspeakers. Generally speaking, the more loudspeakers, the better the performance, but also the greater the cost. The method being pursued at York and Sydney employs the technique of binaural sound synthes...

Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school

...ts. There were very few components of intermediate size (4 to 15) students. While many students were connected to much larger networks, they probably didn't see it that way, Moody said. In fact, they probably had no idea of their connections to the network. "Many of the students only had one partner. They...

Intellect linked to risk of suicide in young men

...ers. The strength of the link and the large sample size suggest that this finding is unlikely to be due to chance, they add. One possible explanation could be that influences on brain development during childhood also increase an individual's susceptibility to mental illness and hence suicide. Alternative...

University of Manchester makes made-to-measure skin and bones a reality using inkjet printers

...tissues and have limited control over the shape or size the tissue will grow to. It also allows more than ...ve way in which they are able to pre-determine the size and shape of the tissue or bone grown. Using the printers, they are able create 3-dimensional struct...

Editorial urges 'black-box' warning for Bextra and Celebrex

... doses for arthritis because studies of sufficient size and duration have not been reported," Furberg said. FitzGerald, who has been studying COX-2 inhibitors for more than six years, says that plans by Pfizer to study potential cardiovascular benefits of Celebrex are ill-advised. In a separate article i...

Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk

...ass graft surgery patients." Studies of sufficient size and duration to detect the expected rates of cardiovascular events in arthritis patients have not been performed with Bextra. While FitzGerald stresses that the emergence of a cardiovascular signal with a second COX-2 inhibitor rendered the argument...

The Lancet calls for the creation of a world institute for risk evaluation

...ew on what is known about a given risk, the likely size of that risk, the precision of such an estimate, areas of uncertainty that required resolution, and data supporting interventions to limit the effects of that risk. WIRE would set the global agenda on threats to human survival. It would aggregate the...

Rotary blood pump shows promise for pediatric patients

... and advances in VADs now suggest that its smaller size offers an advantage in permitting its use in women and smaller patients, including children with heart failure. These miniature devices, such as the MicroMed DeBakey Child VAD, have the potential to bring about similar results in children as they do...

Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer

...rmation on major potential confounders. The sample size allowed us to obtain stable estimates of risk and to show differences by colorectal subsite. Our results demonstrate the potential value of examining long-term meat consumption in assessing risk and strengthen the evidence that prolonged high consump...

Study finds no reduction in breast cancer risk with consumption of vegetables and fruits

...write. "The advantages of our cohort study are its size and the wide range of vegetable and fruit intake, caused by the inclusion of participants living in countries from the North to the South of Europe." " the findings from this study confirm the data from the largest pooled analysis to date, in that no...

'Healthy' patients with abdominal lymph nodes seen on CT do not need follow-up imaging

...he abdomen near the small intestines) averaging in size about 5 mm," Dr. Lucey said. "We examined hospital records a year after each of these patients had been examined, and there was no evidence that any of them had developed disease," he said. Dr. Lucey notes that there is the possibility that patients...

Consumers to benefit from organic potato breakthrough

...European perspective, you can't really find a 'one size fits all'solution to the organic problem. For instance, a potato that's popular withthe Swiss for making dishes such as tartiflette and rosti, may not suit whatthe British consumer wants for baked potato, mash and chips. "Essentially, the Blight-MO...

Injury toll in US homes tops 12 million yearly: UNC, other experts call for action

...mproving injury data collection to reveal the full size of the problem and to monitor trends is needed. "Too often the location of an incident is omitted from medical records," she said. Researchers also urged increased funding for injury control work since the problem is so big. "At ...

Study finds herpes virus in 98% of healthy participants

...ths of healthy individuals, in terms of population size and total samples collected. HSV-1, and to a lesser extent, HSV-2 are known to be the leading causes of virus-induced blindness in the Western world, with approximately 500,000 individuals having herpetic eye disease in the United States. Humans ar...

Pegaptanib provides benefit for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

...f patients with neovascular AMD, regardless of the size or angiographic subtype of the lesion or the baseline visual acuity. The rate of injection-related adverse events represents a potentially modifiable risk but necessitates vigilance, the authors caution. The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI...

Poor response to chemotherapy does not mean poor outcome for patients with rare breast cancer

...pond to the treatment, which could then reduce the size of breast tumors so that breast conservation surgery might be an option. M. D. Anderson pioneered use of the neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer through a series of clinical trials conducted at the institution between 1985 and 2002. But patien...

Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI

...ging (MRI) to measure with 94 percent accuracy the size and amount of heart muscle damaged by a heart atta...ety of methods are currently used to determine the size of an infarct by MRI, such as visual cues, but these estimates have been shown in previous studies t...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... A new study shows that moderate to severe ... risk of stroke, cancer and death. , Results of ... to severe obstructive sleep apnea were four times more ... times more likely to have a stroke (HR = ... (HR = 3.4), and 2.5 times more likely to ...
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(Date:4/14/2014)... with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important ... has found. , Depressive symptoms increased on average by 68 ... young men, who were around 25 years old when they ... their children. The results of the study were published April ... is the first to identify when young fathers are at ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Lower weight babies and babies who aren,t breastfed ... risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health ... study. , "There were good reasons to hypothesize ... inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), ... in the Child & Brain Development program. "It ...
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