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Most people with diabetes do not meet treatment goals

...on in adults over age 40, this form of diabetes is strongly linked to obesity, inactivity, family history of diabetes, and racial or ethnic background. Diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations, and new onset blindness in adults and is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Many ...

Major risk factors identified for sudden infant death syndrome

...n, type of bedding used, and sleeping arrangements strongly suggest a basis for further substantial reductions in SIDS incidence rates."...

Many children with autism may receive complementary or alternative treatments

...ed, noting that the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly encourages clinicians to discuss such practices in a non-accusatory, nonjudgmental manner. In the article, Dr. Levy suggests ways that physicians can creatively engage parents regarding their beliefs about autism and how to treat it. For ...

Phone counseling helps smokers quit

... point, Swan says, the type of counseling programs strongly associated with a greater likelihood of smoking. "Use of the pro-active telephone counseling program appears to have resulted most consistently in a reduced chance of smoking over the course of follow-up," he says. Several individual...

Modest exercise can prevent weight gain

...versity Medical Center randomized controlled trial strongly suggests that not only can 30 minutes of daily walking prevent weight gain in most sedentary people, but that any further exercise can lead to additional loss of weight and fat. The researchers said that their study provides the first scientific ba...

Even moderate amounts of exercise can prevent weight gain

...nd hip circumference measurements. "These findings strongly suggest that, absent changes in diet, a higher amount of activity is necessary for weight maintenance and that the positive caloric imbalance observed in the overweight controls is small and can be reversed by a modest amount of exercise. Most indiv...

Cancer markers news backgrounder: Future of cancer diagnosis, treatment lies in tumor 'barcode'

...for markers of head and neck cancer, which also is strongly associated with smoking. Eventually, a drop of blood from a smoker or former smoker could "predict lung and head and neck cancer risk as well as optimal treatment, possibly within a decade," says Mao. "To do a good biomarkers study, you must have a v...

Study suggests possible clue to miscarriage

...IC 1 might have actions favouring viability and is strongly localised at the materno-fetal interface, it is tempting to speculate that changed production of MIC 1 in the placenta is part of the mechanism initiating spontaneous pregnancy loss. If a causal link between low MIC 1 and miscarriage is confirmed, th...

Nutrition 21 seeks FDA approval of diabetes-related health claims

...those benefits directly to consumers. Our Company strongly supports FDA Commissioner, Mark B McClellan's, MD, PhD, position as stated at a Food Drug Law Institute last April that, ' . . . better health information to consumers is needed now more than ever, as the problem of obesity worsens and as millions of...

Researchers identify key risk factor for cataracts

...reous body. "We found that nuclear cataracts were strongly correlated with high levels of vitreous liquefaction, independent of age," Beebe says. "In other words, if we subtracted out the effect of age on cataract formation, we still saw a very strong effect of vitreous liquefaction." Beebe's hypothesis is t...

American Lung Association calls on governors and legislatures to stand up for public health

...r local ordinances. The American Lung Association strongly opposes preemption and supports communities' rights to pass ordinances protecting the health of their citizens. AVERAGE STATE CIGARETTE EXCISE TAXES ROSE DRAMATICALLY Legislatures once again found that raising tobacco taxes made good public hea...

Whole-body PET/CT scan appears useful for determining tumor stage

...apeutic options as well as the patients' prognoses strongly depend on the tumor stage, according to background information in the article. Thus, accurate tumor staging encompassing the entire body is of essential importance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a combined modality including positron emission...

Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent

...communications.org.uk Early media registration is strongly recommended, as places at the conference are limited....

A pair of discoveries helps unravel complex genetics of inflammatory bowel disease

...tudies and the tendency for IBD to run in families strongly suggested a genetic component to the disease, says... in the 131 ulcerative colitis offspring, and thus strongly suggested a link between the gene variant and ulcerative colitis. They then replicated this finding...

Drug company fees for FDA reviews havent accelerated approvals, study finds

...r the ongoing decrease in drug approval times. "We strongly believe that nearly all of the decrease in approval times would have been achieved had the FDA been appropriated these funds directly, instead of relying on industry user fees," says co-author Michael Chernew, Ph.D., a health economist from the U-M S...

Specialty medical societies offer evidence-based conclusions on inhaled steroid treatment for asthma

...rds to the effect of ICS therapy on BMD, the panel strongly supported the conclusion that ICS use is not associated with a reduction in BMD in children with asthma. The panel also supported the conclusion that ICS use is associated with skin thinning and easy bruising in adults and children, but that dose, d...

Major advance in chemotherapy in breast cancer

...n Breast Cancer Foundation. "The Komen Foundation strongly supports educating patients and physicians about the scientific benefits, as well as the high quality of patient care, associated with well-designed clinical trials." "BCIRG 001 is the first large adjuvant trial conducted by the Breast Cancer Interna...

Protein that predicts tamoxifen resistance is identified

...ch genes, and found that MTA-1 was a gene that was strongly over-expressed in the tamoxifen-resistant tumors. To date, scientists have found only a few other genes or proteins over-expressed in tamoxifen-resistant tumors, making the new discovery an important one for determining how a tumor will respond to tr...

Brain area identified that weighs rewards

...emotional inputs from the limbic system. And it is strongly connected to structures involved in making decisio... we found a direct linear relationship between how strongly these neurons fired and the amount of fruit juice that was delivered," said Platt. "And what really ...

DuPont-led scientists unveil key nanotechnology discovery with use of DNA

...elopment scientists found that single-stranded DNA strongly interacts with carbon nanotubes to form a stable DNA-carbon nanotube hybrid that effectively disperses carbon nanotubes in an aqueous solution. As a follow-up to that initial work, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from DuPont, the Massachuset...

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