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Does the college experience damage your brain?

...ing, behavior, and self-development during college years Live webcast - 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Central) - http://brainconference.mum.edu Speakers Include Andrew Newberg, M.D. , Director of Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Director of NeuroPET Research, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, Uni...

Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers

... mononucleosis. As many as 95 percent of adults 20 years and older have been infected with EBV, but show no symptoms. "Viruses that are associated with cancers typically target the cell cycle to gain control," says Robertson. "However, this is the first time that laboratory research into how EBV drives th...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...ing both screening methods. "We were hopeful some years ago that men could just have the PSA blood test, because men hate the rectal exam," Andriole says. "We've found that if you omit the DRE, you'll miss a certain percentage of cancers." Three-fourths of the men with positive PLCO screens went in for fu...

GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...ne approved for use in the U.S. for children seven years of age or older. Immunity from childhood vaccinat...d to the CDC in 2003 occurred in adolescents 10-19 years of age. Adolescents, in whom classic signs and symptoms of pertussis are often absent, may go undia...

SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix

...ed for use in the United States for children seven years of age or older. Because immunity from childhood vaccination may wane after five to 10 years, many teens are left susceptible to this highly contagious disease. Since adolescents do not commonly exhibit the classic signs and symptoms of pertussis, ...

Ethical discussion should come before research

...in a mother's womb." "There used to be a gap of 20 years or so before research in the lab could potentially... in humans," says Jones. "But now, there are fewer years to get to that point. When we're working on these techniques in the laboratory, society needs to be ...

Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans

...ten between 35 and 45 years, and more than fifteen years earlier than women in Europe and North America. The mortality rate seen among women in sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionately high compared to the incident rate, as in African American women. Their tumors tend to be very aggressive with short perio...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

... of height in meters) and changes in BMI over four years in 2,019 middle-aged African-American and white women from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). At a baseline examination and annually thereafter, participants underwent a standard protocol that included questionnaires, height and we...

Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women

...total of 72,242 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years who participated in the Women's Health Initiative ...el. Medical histories were taken each year for six years of follow-up. Only participants who were entirely free of clinical CVD and cancer at the beginning o...

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at increased risk for bone fractures

...ccurrence of bone fractures over the course of 5.1 years in 5,298 women who reported a history of breast ca...00 person-years [number of persons times number of years of observation] for breast cancer survivors and the reference group," the authors write. "Except for...

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke

... obese. Nearly 20 percent of women younger than 55 years and 7.0 percent of men in that age group qualified as class three obese. Presence of diabetes mellitis increased with increasing BMI for both men and women. Although the proportion of patients with hypertension was high for all weight categories, bl...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

... 1982 were probably infected within a window of 10 years prior to that time, the currently circulating strains may not represent the first HIV-1 lineages within the UK. If earlier strains existed they may have been unsuccessful in sustaining transmission to the present, although the absence of older strain...

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...cacy of rehabilitation for stroke patients over 75 years old. Investigators compared prestroke, admission, and discharge functional status of 305 patients age 75 and older who were hospitalized for rehabilitation following stroke. A patient's age did not affect the length of stroke rehabilitation. Fifty-th...

Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance

..., 50 females) young (between the ages of 18 and 30 years of age) and healthy moderate-to-heavy social drink...young individuals known to binge drink for several years to better understand the course of their drinking. "If binge drinkers progress to greater mood and ...

Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea

...he case histories of 590 patients between 7 and 18 years of age attending the orthodontic clinic at Case Dental School. They recorded age, gender, height and weight (abstracted from patient chart) along with tongue length and hyoid-to-mandibular-plane distance (measured from lateral cephalograms) in a line...

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

...ted $5 million to Harvard Medical School over five years to launch the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the B...onset and decline, thereby extending the healthful years of human life." To attract talented investigators to this field and the Glenn Laboratories, a signif...

Will your kids grow up to be fat?

... New research shows that children between 8 and 15 years old who are in the upper half of the normal weight... Caucasian, from East Boston, MA, who were 8 to 15 years old when their weight, height, and blood pressure were first recorded. They were again evaluated 8 t...

2005 Behavioral Sciences & Health Services Research Award

...ield of Community Dentistry in Finland is based on years of practical experience as a school and public health dentist in Eastern Finland. Since 1975, he has worked in different posts at the Universities of Kuopio, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Oulu. He has applied his broad knowledge of biostatistics and...

2005 Geriatric Oral Research Award

...ty Central Hospital. Dr. Meurman has spent over 30 years investigating preventive dentistry, oral epidemiology, oral microbiology and pathology, with special emphasis on the role of oral infections in medically compromised patients. He has been at the forefront of identifying oral complications of systemi...

Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results

...rs are proven effective long-term treatment in the years after a heart attack. But, their value as emergency treatment is uncertain and such use is limited, although current guidelines advise prompt administration unless there are contraindications. COMMIT/CCS-2 aimed to establish whether using intravenous...

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