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Study shows that forgiveness can be taught

...rease in feelings of hurt: 13% reduction in long- term experience of anger: 27% reduction in physical symptoms of stress (back ache, dizziness, sleeplessness, headache, stomach upset, etc.) 15% decrease in emotional experience of stress: 34% increase in forgiveness for person that hurt them: 105% more...

Standard treatment for rare form of deafness no more effective than placebo

...ds, methotrexate has been prescribed over the long term with the goal of preserving hearing. "The question we wanted to answer was whether methotrexate can effectively be substituted for long-term steroid use, which isn't feasible because of potential side effects," said Espeland, a professor of biostatis...

Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic

...f soft drinks maybe setting themselves up for long term trouble if undetected and untreated vitamin D deficiency puts them at risk for stunted growth and fractures," he adds. How to Get Enough? Teens and adults need to drinking more vitamin D fortified milk at least three servings a day. Today milk co...

Cancer patients find more pain relief when treatment guidelines are followed

...lock dosing with long-acting opioids, use of short term opioids and treatment of neuropathic pain is infrequent. Matchar and colleagues used their clinical decision and economic analysis model to examine the effectiveness and cost of all of these methods and found that a systematic approach to pain manage...

Study identifies risk factors for refractive surgery malpractice lawsuits and claims

...ct malpractice liability underwriting in the short term and will allow for improved patient care and risk management guidelines in the long term. It is hoped the study results lead to higher quality of care for patients through guidelines that emphasize an improved informed consent process, more preoperat...

ACP publishes 'Medical Meanings,' second edition

..." (air) and "tereo" (I carry), and was the ancient term for the windpipe or trachea, not the blood vessels. "Medical Meanings" contains more than 3,000 words and phrases; nearly a third have been revised and updated from the first edition, published in 1997. The book includes common words and expressions...

Diet high in vitamin C decreases stroke risk, especially among smokers

...erm habits and supplement use is generally shorter term and higher dose, as well as the possibility that people who take supplements may be already at greater risk of stroke may explain why no effect was found, Breteler said. Rich sources of vitamin C include oranges and other citrus fruits, strawberries...

Universal bone marrow cell spurs growth of vessels and heart muscle

...body's tissues and organs. Differentiation is the term that describes the process in which stem cells change into these specialized cells. To find out if these unique stem cells would repair heart damage, the researchers induced a heart attack in rats and introduced the hBMSC into heart tissue around t...

Repetitive work tasks linked to bone damage

...th known WMSD. "Future work will examine the long term effects of repetitive motion and the power of ergonomics or medication in preventing or lessening tissue damage," said Barr. This research is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH), the National I...

NIA statement on IOM testosterone report

...mone. Consideration of any trials to assess longer term risks and benefits of testosterone therapy should be contingent on the results of these shorter-term studies. We concur with the IOM's recommendation that any trial be designed in such a way that it elicits useful information about the effects of tes...

Drug holds promise as an alternative for sickle cell patients unable to tolerate standard treatment

... define how or if this agent can be used with long term benefit and safety. Additionally, the effect of decitabine, using the dosage schedule examined, on the non-red cell blood counts suggests that further dose finding studies will be required." In the United States, there are between 4,000 and 5,000 ch...

IU Medical School, Merck take shot at vaccinating Kenyan kids

...ions in Kenya," says Dr. Esamai. "This in the long term translates into reduced infant morbidity and mortality due to these diseases." Among those diseases are tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis B and haemophilus influenzae type B, which can cause a wide varie...

Effect of breast feeding on blood pressure may be overestimated

...be encouraged on the basis of other short and long term benefits, including improved neural and psychological development, potential protection against obesity and allergic disease, and lower blood cholesterol levels in later life, they conclude....

Caloric sweetener use grows worldwide; soft drinks are chief culprit, study shows

...ers," he said. Nielsen and Popkin used the term "caloric sweeteners" rather than added sugar because of the wide range of non-sugar products now in use. One major example is high fructose corn syrup since manufacturers add that rather than sugar to essentially all non-diet soft drinks. Other sweet...

Inflammation of placental membranes may be risk factor for cerebral palsy

...a four-fold increased risk of cerebral palsy among term and near term infants. According to background information in the article, cerebral palsy (CP), a group of nonpro...

Wanted: people to test orgasmatron

...ntist broke the news of its existence and used the term orgasmatron to describe it (10 February 2001, p 23).But despite all the coverage, few people are volunteering for the trial. "I thought people would be beating my door down to become part of the trial," says Stuart Meloy, the surgeon who patented the...

Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants

...ts in this study averaged 27 weeks gestation (full term is 38-40 weeks) and weighed an average of 1,000 grams (2.2 pounds). Participants required a ventilator and surfactant treatment to help breathing. Beginning within a few hours of birth and continuing for one week, the infants received through the ...

Caesarean delivery could increase risk of future stillbirth

...l death associated with vaginal breech delivery at term is around8.3 per 1000 births. Caesarean section reduces the risk of perinatalmorbidity and mortality associated with vaginal breech birth. The overallexcess risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy that was associated with aprevious caesarean deliver...

Variations in state laws affect elder abuse documentation

...For example, some states, including Iowa, used the term "report" in summaries when referring to what, by standard definition, is considered an "investigation." "The National Association of Adult Protective Services has a model reporting system for states to mimic. However, some states are hindered in impl...

Brain area identified that weighs rewards

...n region would be determining what neurobiologists term a "reward-prediction" error -- a comparison of a predicted with an actual reward. To demonstrate the cingulate cortex was doing just this, the researchers performed trials in which they did not give the monkey a juice reward on every trial. "When the...

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