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Negative side effects downplayed in prostate cancer treatment guides, U-M study finds

...for the materials was above the ninth-grade level typical for health information but above the average reading ability of American adults. Materials were also written in passive, third-person, clinical language and contained dense pages full of text with no graphics, photos or other visual elements to engag...

Mayo researchers invent targeted imaging probe to aid early Alzheimer's diagnosis

...hat interfere with brain communication and produce typical Alzheimer's symptoms. These include: deep and chronic forgetfulness, and loss of awareness. The Experiment The Mayo Clinic research team of neurologists, neuroscientists, biochemists and peptide synthesis specialists designed a derivative of the hu...

Northwestern Memorial tests 'pacemaker' for stomach

...h essentially looks and operates very similar to a typical cardiac pacemaker, will be tested to see if it is a safer, less invasive alternative to other surgical treatments for weight loss. Manufactured by Transneuronix, this system consists of an electrical pulse generator, about the size of a pocket watc...

Rare risk: Adolescent binging on marijuana linked to stroke

...some of whom are inexperienced. It sounds like the typical way many teens use it," Dr. Geller says. "Although reported strokes associated with marijuana use are few, marijuana use may represent a genuine risk factor for stroke, especially in the adolescent and particularly in the cerebellar circulation." ...

Dental X-rays during pregnancy associated with low birth weight babies

... (For example, a full mouth 21 x-ray series has a typical dose of 1.6 mGy [milligray] of radiation, whereas a series of 4 "bitewing" x-rays has a dose of 0.22 mGy). For their analysis, the authors categorized the cumulative radiation exposure into three dose groups: 0 mGy (no dental x-rays), 0.1-0.4 mGy, an...

Lower temperatures improve outcomes after bypass surgery

...finitely worth the benefits to our patients." In a typical bypass procedure, a heart-lung machine takes over ...per minute fared better that those rewarmed at the typical rate of 0.56 degrees Celsius per minute. During the standard, faster rewarming process, the temperat...

LSUHSC microsurgeon performs 1st ever eyelid reattachment

...ccident as well. Using 20 times magnification (the typical magnification at which microsurgery is performed is 4-7 times), the procedure was especially challenging because of the damage inflicted by the violent tearing and the size of the surgical instruments not made for such a delicate procedure. Khoobehi...

Research study profiles indoor tanners

... Some critics of indoor tanning suggest that typical clients don't understand the risk/reward profile of indoor tanning. However, Stepp noted that the research points to a clear awareness among regular indoor tanners at professional salons of both the health benefits and the potential risks involved w...

Study shows opioid growth factor safe for treatment of pancreatic cancer

...d survival was increased from 5.6 months under the typical treatment with gemcitabine, to 9.1 months with OGF," Zagon said. "Some patients survived from 21 to 23 months." Zagon said preclinical studies of OGF indicate that it may be useful in the treatment of other cancers that rely on OGF for growth such as...

Calorie restriction drastically reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes

...h 18 age- and gender-matched individuals who ate a typical Western diet. Holloszy's team found the two g... group was about 130/80, which is standard for the typical American. In comparison, the calorie restriction group's average was about 100/60, akin to the blood...

A rose by any other name

...ene. Showing the subjects a movie, rather than the typical visual stimuli used in such experiments usually a series of carefully selected slides or photos turned up some surprising results. Essentially, rather than presenting one type of stimulus and then looking for the response, the brain areas themselve...

Study finds low activity levels among nursing home residents regardless of restraint

.... "Based on our observations, we estimate that the typical resident in a high-restraint home spends between 19 and 20 hours in bed each day. That estimate drops in low-restraint homes, but by only an hour a day," said Schnelle. "The conclusion we draw is that all residents seem to be spending too much time i...

Proven at last - alcohol consumption increases risk of gout

... assessed as the quantity consumed relative to the typical ethanol content of alcoholic drinks: 12.8 g for one can of beer, 11.0 g for a glass of wine, and 14.0 g for a shot of spirits. Compared with people who did not drink, alcohol consumption was linked to gout risk, with higher overall consumption increa...

Duration of hospital stay has shortened for patients with heart attack

...ss than one week today. In the United States, the typical length of stay for patients with an uncomplicated AMI is approximately five days, the article states. However, considerable variation exists in the duration of hospitalization for patients with AMI. Frederick A. Spencer, M.D., from the University of...

Hopkins' young researchers honored for their contributions

...eir own mentors think may be too ambitious for the typical five-year graduate student stint or two- to four-year postdoc position. For example, immunology graduate student Hao Jiang had to develop a cell-free experimental system before he could tackle the real question at hand -- how the immune system learn...

One form of vitamin E appears beneficial in reducing bladder cancer risk

...nce of 15 milligrams of vitamin E from their diet; typical dietary intake is 8 milligrams per day." Many vegetables, nuts, fruits and oils contain both forms of vitamin E, but those richest in alpha-tocopherol include almonds, red and green peppers, spinach, mustard greens, sunflower seeds and vegetabl...

Acrylamide in food: Unraveling exposure and risk

...e amino acid asparagine with carbonyl compounds at typical cooking temperatures. Studies using the enzyme asparaginase have been shown to significantly reduce acrylamide levels in lab models of heated foods. ( AGFD 109 , Tuesday, March 30, 2:10 p.m., Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom A.) Hot chemistry: how ac...

Rochester, BCM test bird-flu vaccine in humans

...ntial to rip quickly through a human population. A typical flu virus that normally circulates in humans causes tens of thousands of deaths each year, even though most people have some immunity against this "normal" flu. But avian flu is feared by doctors because hardly anyone carries any defenses. "People g...

Too much sleep can lead to restless nights

...icipants were asked how many hours they slept on a typical workday, not including naps, and whether they had any complaints about the quality of their sleep and sleep's effect on their daily activities. Long sleepers reported more problems with falling asleep, waking up during the night, awaking too early, f...

Blood-forming stem cells fail to repair heart muscle in Stanford study

...ers of green cells, but none of them made proteins typical of heart muscle. However, the green cells did produce proteins commonly made by blood cells. By 30 days, very few green cells remained in the heart, and those that did still produced blood proteins rather than heart muscle proteins. Balsam ...

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