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Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form

...e and osteoporosis in women after menopause. It is unclear whether estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. Hopkins scientists also are investigating whether estrogen has a role in brain function, including preventing or delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Other authors of the...

Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect

...y brain slices, but exactly how it worked remained unclear until now. In the current study, functioning slices of mice brain were examined followingexposure to lithium, while control slices were not exposed to the drug. Theresearchers observed that lithium raised the glutamate level by slowing itsreuptake. ...

Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk

...proves its health-promotingproperties." It's still unclear to researchers how the wheat bran, raw or processed, reducesthe number of aberrant crypt cells, although it appears to involve microbialaction, according to Yokoyama. Most cereals, whether wheat bran or another type, undergo processing. Extru...

New approach supercharges immunotherapy

...at appear to be complete remissions, butit remains unclear how long they will last. After an average of 305 days, two ofthose patients had relapsed. The recurrent disease "in some cases," saidLiebowitz "appears to be less aggressive." "We can't claim to have cured anyone," added Liebowitz, "but we seem to ha...

Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute

..."There may be people using this medication who are unclear about its role and effect," said Dr. Zeltzer, who explained that Decadron is also used as achemotherapy agent in the treatment of other types of tumors. The Brain Tumor Support Program provides psychosocial support for patients,families and significa...

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients

...This is particularly important because it has been unclear if fibromyalgiawas just an imagined illness or a real syndrome," said Dr. Roland Staud, anassociate professor of medicine at UF's College of Medicine who also isaffiliated with the UF Brain Institute. "We now have good evidence thatshows that it's no...

Infant pain may have long-term effects

...accination atfour to six months. "While it remains unclear whether young infants can remember painful experiencesas actual events, there is evidence that memory for pain may be recorded at abiological level," said Porter. "At six months of age, however, most infantsappear capable of remembering-displaying f...

Breaking the worst possible news in the best possible manner

...one to save the patients' lives. If information is unclear ornot readily available or if doctors are uncaring, people also have to deal withanger, which interferes with the grieving process," Pierce explains. Relating news of death is the responsibility of the doctor who is the most awareof the events surrou...

Stress and social support linked to prostate cancer

...with 6.8 percent ofhigh-support men)." "It remains unclear exactly how high stress and low social support lead toincreased PSA levels," said Stone. "It is possible that these men engage inmore unhealthy activities, such as drinking excessively or eating poorly, thatraise their susceptibility to disease. Ot...

NIAID funds three Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Research Centers

...first recognized in the early 1980s, butit remains unclear whether it is a new illness or only newly appreciated. Afternearly 20 years of national and international research efforts, the cause orcauses of CFS remain unknown. NIAID established a CFS Research Centers program in 1991. The new four-yearawards ...

Scientists develop transgenic mouse that models Parkinson's, related disorders

... interfere with the dopaminergic system, but it is unclear whether these interventions simulate what triggers the disease in people," said Masliah. In this model, a protein that is known to accumulate in humans with Parkinson's disease predisposes the mice to the age-related degeneration of dopaminergic conn...

Treatment response to Aricept® (donepezil hydrochloride) not predicted by Apolipoprotein E4 genotype or gender

... memory decline of cognitively impaired elderly is unclear presently. Furthermore, much of the evidence concerning a correlation between ApoE4 copy number and the pathological features of AD (e.g. neuronal plaque density and the appearance of neurofibrillary tangles) is contradictory. It has been suggested...

Emergency contraception is used when needed but doesn't increase high-risk sex, according to UCSF study

...ly group. "The implications of this finding are unclear since consistency of condom and contraceptive use improved overall in both study groups from enrollment to the end of the study. For example, if a woman uses oral contraceptives inconsistently and switches to condoms but uses them more consistently ...

NHLBI-VA study finds no increased survival from beta-blocker for moderate to advanced heart failure

...rican heart failure patients as well." "It's still unclear why bucindolol had such varied effects among these patients," said Domanski. "Other trials had found an overall survival benefit, but they differed from BEST in some key ways. They used different beta blockers, had a less diverse population, with f...

College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals

...e since the 1972 presidential election year. It is unclear whether gains in political interest signal a reversal of the long-term trend toward political disengagement, Sax said. These one-year changes likely reflect students reaction to the contested 2000 presidential election and its historic aftermath. Add...

Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002

...uced risk of heart disease and stroke, it is still unclear what biological mechanisms are involved in this protective effect. Platelet aggregation, (a measure of how the blood clots) and blood cholesterol levels can be used to assess an individuals risk of ischemic cardiovascular disease, because they are c...

Good child care not harmful, has benefits, but poor care worrisome, U.S. study reveals

...e. The importance of that finding, if any, remains unclear and controversial even among the researchers. Not surprisingly, children from poor families tended to receive lower quality child care and less support and attention unless they attended subsidized centers with better-educated and trained staff. Abou...

Managed care linked to reduced hospital admission rates in California

...at the cause of decreased hospitalizations remains unclear and should be addressed in future research. Assuming that decreases in hospitalization rates reflect better disease management strategies (one of the hallmarks of managed care), then managed care may have improved integration of inpatient and outpati...

UF study shows strength training improves aerobic power in seniors

...improvement," Vincent said. Researchers say its unclear exactly how resistance exercise increases aerobic power. They speculate that the aerobic improvement may trigger metabolic or enzymatic activities that improve the bodys use of oxygen needed for energy. "Another possibility is that increased leg st...

Low socioeconomic status may influence quality of breast cancer treatment

...nosis and a shorter survival time. But it has been unclear whether these differences are because of race or socioeconomic status. To find out, Bradley and her coworkers linked Detroit cancer registry data with Medicaid enrollment files and found 5,719 women with breast cancer. Of those, 593 were insured by ...

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