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Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop

...ctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this widely used technique, harmless magnetic fields and radio waves are used to image blood flow in regions of the brain, and increased blood flow is a signature of higher brain activity. The pleasant images were of romantic scenes and sports; the unpleasant im...

St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix

ORLANDO -- The widely used herbal remedy St. John's wort appears to amplify the action of the popular blood-thinning drug clopidogrel, sold as Plavix, a small new clinical study finds. The effect could increase the risk of bleeding among those who take both substances, s...

The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee

...cate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture as a widely under-recognized and under-treated factor in knee OA. The study focused on 360 patients with advanced, painful knee OA, recruited through the cooperation of Boston University Medical Center and the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare Syste...

HIV testing should no longer be accorded any special status

...they warn. They believe that HIV testing should be widely accepted, without conventional voluntary counselling and testing, as patients at risk of cancer do not receive voluntary counselling and testing before chest x rays, or patients with chest infections do not receive voluntary counselling and testing b...

MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients

...out 15 years," said Dr. Wiener. "Breast MRI isn't widely used because there are concerns that it detects too many lesions that are not cancer, thereby causing too many women to undergo unnecessary biopsies. However we used a special computer program (computer assisted diagnosis), which helped us analyze t...

IADR & GSK announce 2005 Innovation in Oral Care Awards

...pes that these innovative concepts will one day be widely available to those suffering from oral diseases which today are not easily prevented or treated," said Dr. David Alexander, Director of Worldwide Professional Affairs for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. "We have been extremely pleased with the p...

Dual testing better for monitoring new cases of HIV

... States is set to make antiretroviral therapy more widely available. The Hopkins team successfully determine...dity test to the current STARHS protocol, the test widely used by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This second test measures the...

History of broken bones overlooked when treating osteoporosis

... a tendency to break." Bone densitometry has been widely available for the last ten years, so bone density has tended to be the dominant factor used by physicians in diagnosing and treating the condition, Dr. Siminoski said. "Only now are other factors like fracture history being considered."...

Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time

...ntive treatment) to prevent SSI is one of the most widely accepted practices in surgery." Dale W. Bratzler, D.O., M.P.H., of the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc., Oklahoma City, and colleagues report baseline results of an assessment of use antimicrobials to prevent SSIs for a national sample ...

Culture-specific exercise sparks interest of older women

...e was a waiting list to join. "Tai Chi has been widely practiced in China for centuries, and is a popular form of exercise there," said Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at UCSF. "The exercise program was provided at a community center where a large number of Cantonese...

Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on birth defects

...sults is that recommendations were not implemented widely enough to produce a sustained change in behaviour in a sufficiently large proportion of women to cause measurable effects, say the authors. These findings underscore the ongoing missed opportunities for prevention. In addition to recommending use of ...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

...normal one-minute Apgar score." Apgar scores are a widely used assessment of a newborn's initial condition that factors heart rate, respiration, muscle tone, reflux response and color. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that when feasible, obstetric practitioners should delay...

Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care

... several decades. Evidence-based medicine has been widely adopted and quality assurance techniques, such as ...antly less likely to prescribe aspirin, which is a widely accepted standard treatment....

A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks

...rne, diarrheal illnesses). To make the method more widely accessible, it has been implemented as a feature of the freely available SaTScan software ( www.satscan.org ). ...

COX-2 inhibitors associated with blood pressure elevation

...t edition of the journal. NSAIDs, among the most widely prescribed drugs for pain relief, are associated with gastrointestinal side effects. As a result there has been a significant preference to prescribe COX-2 inhibitors over conventional NSAIDs, even when patients do not meet specified criteria for tre...

14-year study finds that quitting smoking adds years to life

.... Randomized trials like the Lung Health Study are widely regarded as the gold standard for proof among clinical studies. "We know that people who smoke should quit smoking," said one of the study authors, John E. Connett, PhD, professor of biostatistics of the University of Minnesota School of Public Healt...

South Africa in denial over number of deaths from HIV/AIDS

... Nelson Mandela stepped into the limelight and was widely praised and admired for openly attributing the death of his son Makgatho aged 54 years to AIDS just hours after he had died. To change attitudes, many more such disclosures from respected public figures are needed in a country that has more than 5 mi...

Trial reveals safer and simpler approach to treating children with cystic fibrosis

...ssue of THE LANCET. Aminoglycoside antibiotics are widely used for the management of patients who have cystic fibrosis and chronic chest infection with a bacterium called Pseudomonas aerginosa. Currently patients are given aminoglycosides three times daily. The drugs can cause damage to kidney function and ...

Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors

...a non-toxic gas, dimethly methylphosphonate (DMMP) widely used to accurately mimic sarin and other nerve agents. The sensor element responded to as few as about 50 molecules of the DMMP in a billion air molecules. Both the nano-sizing of the metal-oxide and the unique micro-heater element of the sensor ga...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005

...tweigh Risks Colistin sulfomethate is being more widely used to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients with cystic fibrosis, but its use is controversial, as some patients experience chest tightness and bronchospasm. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto...

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