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Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...k and several other cardiac problems. Mice treated with an experimental medication that alleviates the ske... or removed. For the new study, researchers worked with a mouse model of metabolic syndrome, a condition common among patients with chronic kidney disease t...

OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss

...egon Health & Science University, in collaboration with Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., have successfully tes...rch, the scientists gave both normal mice and mice with a cachexia-like syndrome Neurocrine's orally-administered medication that blocks the MC4 receptor in...

Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment

...atectomy, black men were more likely to be treated with radiation. Independently, marriage was also an im...ied counterparts to receive prostatectomy compared with radiation. The authors summarize, "This study confirmed the hypothesis that sociocultural factors ...

Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act

...is the first to present the perspectives of people with disabilities regarding the effectiveness of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The study asks those for whom the policy was designed how well the policy w...

Uric acid and heart disease

...colleagues from the University of Cambridge, along with investigators from the Icelandic Heart Association...has been going on for more than 50 years, starting with a paper published in 1951 which found higher serum uric acid concentrations in patients with coronar...

Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates

...val rates among young adults and older adolescents with some cancers may be partially explained by the lac...d that age-dependent survival rates among patients with sarcomas - except Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) - correlated with clinical trial participation rates. While s...

Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy

...de. Investigators have previously treated patients with related molecules, either peptides derived from th... peptides produced synthetically. Although therapy with peptides seems to reduce allergic responses, the mechanism of the response to treatment has not been...

A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors

... compound they have developed can be used together with highly sensitive positron emission tomography (PET...n holding tumor cells together and connecting them with the extracellular matrix; what happens when these interactions break down is one of the keys to dete...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...exposures to environmental toxins have been linked with higher rates of mental retardation, intellectual i...tection Agency (EPA) has entered into an agreement with the American Chemistry Council, the chemical manufacturer's trade association, to provide basic toxi...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

... hundred twenty-seven clinicians who were provided with resources, tools, and support to make possible pos...se in the number of patients who became up-to-date with screening recommendations (38.7 percent to 56.1 percent) and tests (34.4 percent to 43.2 percent). T...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...unsolicited complaints about physicians correlated with physicians whowere rude to patients and families, ...ss time available for each patient, was associated with a higher volume of complaints and higher malpractice risk.We must remember that we accepted the duty...

Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players

...gimmicks and hype. But an economist now weighs in with research showing that Cuba's government-run baseb... of outfielder Kendry Morales, whose six-year deal with the Angels came with a $3 million signing bonus. So Havana recently decided to allow foreign contrac...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

... nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes, dressed with olive oil. They had been on this diet for an avera...short, the people on the raw food diet are lighter with lower body fat. They have less bone, but they have normal markers of bone turnover, higher-than-norm...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...professional autonomy, collaborative relationships with physicians, and access to resources needed to provide quality care, are associated with higher nurse retention and lower in-patient mortality in hospitals. However less is known how these ...

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

... adults in the United States and is closely linked with heart disease," said Tongjian You, Ph.D., instruct...6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha, were associated with a lower ability to respond to insulin and use glucose. On the other hand, higher levels of the "good...

Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells

...stem cells taken from adult bone marrow into cells with many of the characteristics of sensory nerve cells...eagues first cultivated mouse marrow stromal cells with chemicals known to encourage stems cells to change into primitive neurons. The bone marrow cells too...

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...re to specific points on the forelimb of test rats with artificially elevated blood pressure rates; these ...od pressure rates in these test rats by 25 mmHg -- with the effect lasting almost two hours. "This type of electroacupuncture is only effective on elevated ...

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds

...ullying incidents. Harassment at school interferes with the ability to learn, Nishina said. "This pattern of being bullied is associated with increased rates of absenteeism from school, lower grades and feeling sick," Nishina said. "The more ...

Hepatotoxicity and statins

Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty liver disease who could benefit from their c...pecially in increasing doses, have been associated with asymptomatic elevation of aminotransferases, though this occurs in fewer than three percent of stati...

Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies

...people allergic to cats. They cultured blood cells with either GFD or with a purified human antibody as a control. Then they added the cat protein that triggers allergic react...

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