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Dangerous glucose-hungry cervical tumors can be detected using PET scans

... 52 percent of those whose glucose uptake measured above 10.2 went for five years without a recurrence. Si...e group of patients whose tumor glucose uptake was above the median of 10.2. "Our clinical experience has taught us that standard therapy, which includes bo...

Scent of fear impacts cognitive performance

...s. Each participant had a piece of gauze attached above their lips so that they were exposed to either chemicals from sweat or none at all during the tests. Chen compared how the chemicals from sweat impacted the speed and accuracy of participants' results on the word-association tests. When processing ...

Hormone can predict pulmonary hypertension and potential death or survival

...tudy cohort showed pulmonary hypertension readings above that level. "Despite the mixed nature of the study population, our data allows an estimation of the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in a 'real life' setting of patients with advanced lung disease, because all participants underwent right heart c...

Making multiple lifestyle changes is beneficial, achievable in lowering high blood pressure

...llion adults have prehypertension, a level that is above normal, and increases risk of heart disease and stroke. Results of the study, called PREMIER, appear in the April 4, 2006 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. "This study underscores the value of lifestyle changes--namely improving diet and increas...

JCI Table of Contents, April 3, 2006

..., essentially an enlargement of the adrenal glands above the kidneys. Interestingly, if the mother is given a cortisol-like drug called dexamethasone at this point in the pregnancy, the fetal genitalia can be restored back to the female form. Now, in a study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of ...

Chaos=Order: Physicists make baffling discovery

...y logical conclusion to Mayor Daley's famous quote above other than dismissing it as the result of a tangled tongue is sometimes disorder spawns order. Sounds impossible, right? Wrong. According to a computational study conducted by a group of physicists at Washington University in St. Louis, one may cre...

Prevalence of overweight children, teens and men in US continues to rise

...mong children and adolescents was defined as at or above the 95th percentile of the sex-specific body mass index (BMI) for age growth charts based on data collected between 1963 and 1994. Body mass index is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Obesity among adults wa...

Periodontal therapy may help diabetic patients improve sugar control

...d significantly put diabetic patients who are just above the normal HbA1c range into the healthy range and reduce their risk of serious complications from diabetes." Bascones cautioned that these findings should not be considered definitive or universally generalizable because of the study sample size. In...

Gender equality leads to better sex lives among people 40 and over

...ntage points to their sexual health and well-being above the percentages that women reported. In Western nations, two-thirds of men and women reported their sexual relationships were satisfying, and 80 percent said they were satisfied with their ability to have sex. About half of the men and one third o...

Easy to use emergency mobile device for people at risk

...cernible buttons, the device is easy to handle and above all straightforward to use. "The design is very simple, it doesn't have all the functions of a mobile phone, but that is what trial users most liked about it," explains Stefan Lilischkis, the MobilAlarm project manager at coordinating partner empiric...

New drug poised to radically change the treatment of severe anemias

... levels received increased doses. Since LIC values above 7 mg Fe/g dw are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, the primary goal of the trial was to reduce LIC levels in those with high values and maintain LIC levels in those with low values. At the beginning of the study, more than two-thirds...

Cultural approach holds the key to tackling obesity, says Yale research

...al weight and obesity being defined as 20 per cent above this figure. That change put 40 per cent of American women in the seriously overweight category. "Obesity is a major issue for health professionals as it is emerging as a worldwide healthcare epidemic" says Davidson. "The World Health Organization e...

Secret herb in tests to stop breast cancer patients' hot flushes and night sweats

...ience at least one hot flush a day of moderate and above severity for at least a month. The treatment will be for a total of three months, taking one pill a day. The team will assess the volunteers' hot flushes four times over six months from starting the trial with questionnaires and a blood sample....

Mothers often have inaccurate perceptions of their children's body weight, study shows

... children were defined as those with weights at or above 85th percentile on developmental growth charts, adjusted for their age and height. "As a society, we have a number of negative labels that we use to describe overweight people, and parents don't want their child to fall into that category. It often ...

Small Business grant helps Chadwick Optical bring Schepens Institute invention to patients

...risms pull in images missing from the visual field above and below the line of sight and alert the patient, who can then move his head and eyes to see the image directly. In Peli's prototype, the visual field expanded by 20 degrees without obstructing central vision. In the new grant Keeney proposed to ex...

More careful 'aiming' of CT cuts down on radiation without compromising image quality

...ers found that localizer radiographs were extended above the diaphragm and below the symphysis pubis in 96%...nations, respectively. Extra images were acquired above the dome of the diaphragm in 94% and below the pubic symphysis in 90% of the examinations, respectiv...

CT and ultrasound equally valuable in diagnosing pelvic pain in women

... positive predictive value for both CT and US were above 0.80. The specificity and negative predictive value were greater than 0.97. According to the researchers, the two main purposes of the study were to determine if one imaging method was better and if CT and ultrasound were helpful in the diagnosis of ...

Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have an increased risk of heart disease

...aluated whether there was a threshold level of ALT above which the risk of heart disease was elevated and found that it was higher in men than in women. Although the association between NAFLD (or elevated ALT) and predictors of heart disease has been established and the link between NAFLD and increased ris...

Particular treatments effective for alcohol dependence

...placebo medication and medical management over and above that seen with specialist-delivered behavioral therapy alone. Medical management of alcohol dependence with naltrexone appears to be feasible and, if implemented in primary, and other, health care settings, could greatly extend patient access to effe...

New technique reduces radiation exposure by 60 percent in abdominal CT of children

...40% to 67% of all medical radiation. By using the above technique, we can decrease the level of radiation risk to children, while still maintaining acceptable image quality. This is especially important because children have a longer lifetime in which to manifest radiation-related cancer," said Soroosh M...

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(Date:8/20/2014)... of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half ... of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, ... , Moreover, such teens had significantly lower iron levels ... substances. , Pregnant teens, regardless of pica, are at ... iron deficiency and anemia. Low iron in pregnant teens ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue ... and can quickly become life threatening for some children.    ... as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number ... cent of children are estimated to have food allergies.  ... mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... WORCESTER, MA Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately ... states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts ... combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public ... programs published in the Aug. 20 issue of the ... JAMA ) showed the rate of SCID in newborns ...
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