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More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine

...n 24-hour blood pressure readings in patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis. P...itis management for patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes and further suggest need for careful evaluation of currently available as well as future ...

Baked or broiled fish may help reduce the risk of stroke

...mption on cardiovascular disease may depend on the type of fish consumed--broiled or baked fish as compare...one to three times per month; this same amount and type of fish consumption was associated with a 15 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke. Eating broiled o...

Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance

...l problems, including insulin resistance and often type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery for severely obese p...rent gains in insulin sensitivity depending on the type of surgery. Although the degree and time course of weight reduction were almost identical in the two...

Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery

...randomized controlled trial directly comparing one type of hysterectomy with another. "The introduction of...Johnson says future studies comparing hysterectomy type should focus on long-term effects, such as urinary and sexual dysfunction and the formation of fistu...

Counseling encourages exercise; environment changes may help

...tudies also made it difficult to "determine if any type of physical activity is more likely to be adopted than any other type of physical activity," Hillsdon says. Most of the studies "were not designed to examine this questio...

Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05

...ying metabolic changes associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents....

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

... tissue will grow to. It also allows more than one type of cell to be printed at once, which opens up the possibility of being able to create bone grafts. "Using conventional methods, you are only able to grow tissues which are a few millimetres thick, which is fine for growing artificial skin, but if you...

Lifestyle changes especially effective at preventing type 2 diabetes in adults aged 60 and older

...ndition that raises a person's risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Studies sho...hat while adults over 60 are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, losing a small amount of weight and increasing physical activity is especially effective...

The role of ethnicity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

...ed tomography results consistent with fatty liver, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, and no significant alcohol use. The findings showed that 333 (39.1 percent) of the newly identified cases of chronic liver disease met case definition for definite or probable NAFLD. Of the 159 patients from this group ...

Simpler 'alphabet' guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome reduce risk

...ise. For the study, the researchers focused on one type of coronary artery disease, called non-ct-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. According to the AHA, acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella term describing a group of clinical symptoms associated with chest pain (acute myocardial ischemia) cau...

Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines

...ng manual CPR, by using devices such as [a certain type of] CO2 monitors and 'smart defibrillators', which can measure CPR characteristics and provide audio feedback to alert rescuers to errors such as incorrect chest compression or ventilation rate," the authors write....

Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...was an exciting finding for us because this is the type of behavior in alcoholics for which very few effective drugs exist," Janak said. The scientists confirmed in a cell model that Ibogaine stimulated GDNF activity. Finally, they showed that a known inhibitor of GDNF blocked Ibogaine's ability to decrea...

Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics

...ists were trained in cognitive-behavior therapy, a type of psychotherapy for depression. Families and patients chose with their clinicians among possible treatment options, including cognitive-behavior therapy and medication. Collaborative care programs are widely recommended for improving management of c...

2001-2002 survey finds that many recover from alcoholism

...cohol consumed, the lower the likelihood of either type of recovery. In addition, having a personality disorder was associated with a lower likelihood of abstinent recovery. Treatment for alcohol problems modified some of these effects. "Alcohol dependence-at least when defined in terms of the DSM-IV cri...

Complementary & alternative medicine use

...using, the overall number of adults employing some type of CAM has remained remarkably consistent since we began our surveys in 1990. This says to us that these therapies are part of the fabric of modern day health care, and that we need to do more research on their safety and effectiveness - just as we ...

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

...is associated with an increased risk for a certain type of colon cancer, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA . Meat consumption has been associated with colorectal cancer in previous studies, but the strength of the association and types of meat involved have not been consistent, accordi...

Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices

...echnology to make better digital cameras, to a new type of 'amorphous steel' that could be used in everything from tennis rackets and armored vehicles to biomedical implants. (Details below) "For the very first time, each one of the five engineering departments of the Jacobs School is represented among th...

Weight loss strategies work in people with pre-diabetes

...e "an important risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes," Norris says. Pre-diabetes affects almost 12 million overweight people ages 45 to 74 in the United States. Norris and colleagues examined nine studies on weight-loss interventions among overweight and obese people with pre-diabetes. All o...

Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions

...ristics and circumstances, including age of pilot, type of flying certificate, total flight time experience, type of airplane, weather conditions, time of day, place and cause of crash. The information came from ...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI

...ent treatments do not increase cure rates for this type of cancer, and the quality of such survival is often poor because of the well-documented toxicity of standard therapy. Clearly more effective and less toxic regimens are needed." Over the next five years, research activities may also extend to glioma...

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