Tag: "levels" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...n though their low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels
are similar to those in the general population. Si...tin. After four weeks the untreated rats had high levels
of cholesterol and various indicators of endothelial dysfunction in the vessels of the heart, eye, a...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...al basis. Dr. James and colleagues measured plasma levels
of the major intracellular antioxidant glutathione...ildren and 75 children without autism. Glutathione levels
(and also the ratio of reduced to oxidized glutathione or redox ratio) were significantly decreased ...
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...as used as a tracer because it can be picked up at levels
as low as 10 parts per trillion and is not present...sions in the area." Not surprisingly, the highest levels
of self-pollution were found with the two older buses, particularly when the windows were closed. Th...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...ic drugs in humans which produced effective dosing levels
and helped saved lives. Dr. Wright began her pioneering work in 1949, and during her forty-year career she published over 100 research papers on cancer chemotherapy and led delegations of cancer researchers to Africa, China, Eastern Europe, and the ...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...ent tobacco products are associated with different levels
of health risks, and smokeless tobacco (the most popular form of which in Europe and North America is moist snuff, held between the lip and gum) is substantially less harmful when compared with cigarettes. Estimates typically put the risk of dying f...
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...been abstinent. The researchers found elevated Cho levels
in the methamphetamine users who had not used the drug in one to six months, but normalized levels
in the longer abstainers. "In the early periods following methamphetamine exposure, the brain may un...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
...reen fluorescent protein and also produce elevated levels
of VEGF-A. The researchers then induced the devel...y differences that could be attributed to elevated levels
of VEGF-A. The transgenic mice were found to develop both benign papillomas and malignant squamous ...
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...idence of aneurysms in male mice to the same lower levels
seen in the females. In this new study, the researchers found that giving male sex hormones to female mice at the time of the angiotensin infusion turns the females into males in terms of their susceptibility. Administration of testosterone raised t...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...of the most prominent explanations of why elevated levels
of a fat-carrying protein called "lipoprotein(a)" ...s that looked for a relationship between increased levels
of Lp(a) and increases in coronary calcium, a leading indicator of coronary atherosclerosis. "We kno...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...e, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and lipid levels
largely goes undone, researchers say of findings being presented during the 10th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research April 2-6 in Savannah, Ga. "What we have found is that metabolic problems often associated with these drugs are a subst...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...cise and stress management can not only reduce the levels
of depression and distress in heart patients, but can also improve physiological markers of cardiovascular health, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. According to the re...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...exercise and stress management training can reduce levels
of depression and emotional distress, as well as improve markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with heart disease, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...treated patients with very low baseline hemoglobin levels
were more likely to have a hematologic response th... outside of clinical trials to increase hemoglobin levels
and to reduce the need for transfusion in patients with falling hemoglobin levels
approaching 10 g/d...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...were people taking sleep medication, drinking high levels
of caffeine or using existing relaxation techniques such as meditation. The music group was able to choose from six tapes that featured soft, slow music. These included one tape of Chinese folk music and five that had been found effective for reducin...
Q Chip helps make cures more effective
...ate particles on a commercial scale and avoid high levels
of waste associated with other production techniques. Berry says that other production techniques involve "throwing away a massive amount of waste." Q Chip's microparticles can also be precision loaded with drugs. "Precision and sophistication is wha...
Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions
... The researchers discovered that by increasing the levels
of CD4+ T-regulatory cells they were able to control the extent of the allergic inflammation. They injected cat allergen synthetic peptides into volunteers to stimulate the growth of the regulatory cells, and found the extent of the allergic reaction...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
Asthmatics produce lower levels
of a type of immune cell protein needed to fight o...f Southampton, found that asthmatics produce lower levels
of interferon beta than healthy people. Professor Sebastian Johnston, from Imperial College London,...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...ses Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, examined levels
of the hormones oxytocin, prolactin and cortisol, ...galactagogue. Furthermore, the increased prolactin levels
are directly associated with the lactating mothers' perception of breast fullness explaining why the...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
... men had their heart attacks. They found that high levels
of C. pneumoniae antibodies in blood were associated with the occurrence of heart attack. This association was particularly strong in blood collected one to five years before the men's first heart attacks. However, lead author Christine Arcari, PhD, ...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...e to sedentary adults whose waistlines and fitness levels
would benefit from as little as a daily half-hour walk at a moderate pace....
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10