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Financial stress doubles periodontal disease risk

...ss and coping in a largepopulation. Psychological tests were given to identify and weigh the causes ofstress (children, spouse, financial strain, single life and work stress) inparticipants' daily lives and to measure the ability to cope with stress. To measure financial strain, study participants answe...

Workplace environment can improve eating habits

...fiber criteria and shared them on the job at taste tests and recipecontests." As a result, the trial changed the atmosphere at the work site. In addition toincreased access to healthy food, employees experienced support from theirco-workers and from management for trying to follow diets that placed them a...

Double-edged effect of inflammatory response discovered after brain injury

...neurologically impaired thaninjured normal mice in tests of strength, balance, and coordination. The sameheld true for mice who underwent tests for memory retention seven dayspost-injury. But, by two to three weeks after the injury the normal m...

Implanted defibrillators and anti-theft systems appear safe under normal circumstances

...ndjust passing through the machines," he says. In tests on 169 patients, theyfound no problems from a normal, 10-to-15 second walk through the securitygates. The researchers used a magnetic programmer tool placed over thedefibrillators to reprogram the patients' implants during the tests. Althoug...

Chronic, heavy cocaine use associated with long-lasting impaired function

...utperformed by moderate users and non-userson most tests measuring verbal memory, manual dexterity, and oth...e users were given a battery of neuropsychological tests on the 28thor 29th day after admission to the research unit. Those who reported theheaviest use, as...

Chill out: it does the heart good

...es ofemotional responsivity in both the laboratory tests and the everyday monitoringcombined were at four times greater risk of ischemia, Blumenthal said.The results of the study apply to patients with heart disease, Blumenthal iscareful to point out, adding it is still too early to tell if high levels ofe...

Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler

... chief of pediatric endocrinology at UNC-CH."Other tests allowed us to rule out other causes of these signs of prematurevirilization." A report describing the unusual case appears in the August issue of thejournal Pediatrics. Besides D'Ercole, authors are Drs. Y. Miles Yu, NatavutPunyasavatsu and D...

Simple test predicts ability to grow new blood vessels: Breakthrough in battle against heart disease, diabetes, cancer

...hnion, who led the study. "Coronary patients whose tests show littlepotential to generate new vessels could...cer and diabetespatients, on the other hand, whose tests show a high potential, would requiremore aggressive treatment than patients who show a low potential...

Combination immune therapy kills melanoma in mice

...t the current plan is to complete another round of tests inanimals this fall. "We then hope to start human trials in patients withprostate cancer by year's end," he said. Prostate cancer is a reasonablecandidate for this approach because investigators have shown that the immunesystem also starts developing...

New coating could lead to safer, more convenient asthma drugs

... polymer-coated drugs performed well in laboratory tests as wellas in testing in rats. Although the polymer coating will require extensivetesting in humans before it is approved for the marketplace, it is similar tothe material used in dissolvable sutures for closing internal wounds, Taltonsaid. He said he...

Red wine can help maintain immune system, UF researcher finds

...gment in red wine is due to antioxidants and blood tests showed thatmice who drank wine had two times more antioxidant capacity than the animals whodrank ethanol or water. Percival used cabernet sauvignon and muscadine grapes to see if the variety ofwine affected the immune response. The cabernet came from...

Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment

...spital stays for healthy babies, sensitive hearing tests shortly afterbirth may be best reserved for only a...lized diagnosis andtreatment. The issue of hearing tests for newborns is far from settled. So, Kileny and hiscolleagues are now embarking on a new study of 3...

Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation

...yavailable. The protocol included three different tests to see whether there hadbeen any infection by or t...s but these two patients were negative inthe other tests looking for evidence of PERV DNA and circulating virus. "Our next step is to refine the combination ...

Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?

...s. Thenthey gave the children IQ and comprehension tests every two years until the ageof 8, when normal, poor and dyslexic readers were identified. Comparing the newborn brain wave patterns of the three groups, theresearchers spotted several telltale differences between the dyslexics and thebetter...

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child

...d hypothyroidism during pregnancy scorelower on IQ tests than children of healthy mothers, according to a s.... Theyparticipated in a series of 15 psychological tests relating to intelligence,attention, language, reading and school problems, and visual-motor performa...

Return to play not determined by the numbers

...n hasbeen focused on the use of neuropsychological tests for assisting in thereturn-to-play decision. ...n applying them routinely without evaluation. The tests measurecognition; attention and concentration; speed of information processing andmemory, and learni...

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic

...dren were given a three-to-four-hour battery of 15 tests that measuredreading, writing and math skills. Among the tests was one that checked rapidautomatic naming by having the children read rows of letters, digits and o...

Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...invasive tests. By havingscreenings and diagnostic tests available earlier in the pregnancy, women arebette...paring the diagnostic capabilities of two invasive tests -transabdominal chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and early amniocentesis, which isdefined as amniocen...

Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth

...breastfeeding-related HIV infections. Positive HIV tests during the first weeks of life can result from inf...h as well as through breastfeeding. Subsequent HIV tests conducted over the next two years revealed that 47 of the672 infants in the study became HIV-infecte...

UI researchers discover that aggressive cancer cells may make their own blood vessels

...may be possible to develop new non-invasiveimaging tests to detect aggressive cancers. These tests may complement andperhaps even substitute for some forms of invasive biopsies." Although the UI rese...

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