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Veterinarians at increased risk of avian influenza virus infection
...ess to pandemic influenza vaccines and antivirals, according
to a study conducted by researchers in the Univers...mong wild and domestic birds in the United States, according
to the researchers. The greatest risk factor for infection reported by veterinarians was examining b...
TV ads may spur more stroke victims to get help sooner
...troke symptoms to go to the hospital more quickly, according
to a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. After a Canadian public awareness campaign on stroke signs, more people presented at hospital emergency departments with stroke, and the effect was particularly striking for t...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...nal stem cells survived and became mature neurons, according
to Marsala. A second study was conducted over a three-month period, with similar results. Other human stem cell transplants in the spinal cord have focused on repairing the myelin-forming cells, said co-author Karl Johe, a researcher at Neuralstem,...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
...ntially better results than non-surgical remedies, according
to Dartmouth-led research published in the May 31 New England Journal of Medicine. The paper is the second in a series detailing the findings of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT), a seven-year, $21 million national study funded by th...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...elp doctors to better tailor treatment strategies, according
to new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "This may allow doctors to better assess patient risk, and could help them determine the most appropriate plan of care based on the prognosis of the patient," said Dalane Kitzman, ...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...epression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and pain, according
to Grill. The complexity of the brain -- in which nerves project in all directions and connect with one another to form multiple, looping networks -- makes studying how deep brain stimulation works a challenge, Grill said. Grill's team created a ...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...that people with PTSD have pain-related conditions according
to their doctors. The veterans who told their primary care doctor that they had pain before PTSD treatment said that their pain was less during and after the PTSD treatment. However, this finding was based on a review of charts, so other reasons coul...
Talking sex on the factory floor in China
...and sexually transmitted diseases is no easy task, according
to the study by Xu Qian and other researchers from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Prompted by their research published in 2004, which showed a high percentage of urban women had experienced abortion p...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...us medical conditions such as stroke and HIV/AIDS, according
to a study published in the online open access journal BMC Medicine. Surprisingly, those with university degrees, a medical background or personal experience of an illness are only slightly better informed. Lucas M. Bachmann from the University of...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
... may have a causative role in Parkinson's disease, according
to a study published online ahead of print in the ...e risk of developing Parkinson's disease increases according
to the level of exposure, the results showed. The two risk factors are potentially modifiable, the...
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
...sics teams in determining if a person has drowned, according
to a study published in the June issue of Radiology. MDCT is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstrating airway froth and sediment that are indicative of drowning. "Our findings show that MDCT can be used either to facilitate or reduce th...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...cantly relieves fibroid-related symptoms in women, according
to the results of a multicenter clinical trial reported in the June issue of the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows radiologists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surrounding ti...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
...of patients with acute spinal cord injuries (SCI), according
to a study published in the June issue of the journal Radiology. "Our study demonstrates that the possibility and extent of neurological recovery after SCI can be predicted within 48 hours after injury by rigorous assessment of MR images," said co...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...s not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according
to a study in the June issue of The Journal of Tho...ave resulted in an increased risk of blood clots," according
to Dr. White. The analysis included 3,348 patients undergoing bypass or valve replacement surgery...
Help for pediatricians in treating behavioral health problems only partially successful
... pediatricians handled behavioral health problems, according
to a follow-up study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. But external factors, especially "black box warnings" from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "exerted a powerful effect on prescribing practices," said Jane Williams, Ph.D., and...
Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection
...the procedures thoroughly or at optimum intervals, according
to a new University of Illinois at Chicago study. ...d patients, only half will be alive in five years, according
to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Survival has not significantly improved in decades. The death rate ...
'Nurse cells' make life and death decisions for infection-fighting cells
...ighting cells, called T cells, live and which die, according
to research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and reported in the June issue of the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine. The infection-fighting cells, known as thymocytes or T cells, live in the thymus, an organ in the upper por...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
...hensive than those from the FDA or drug companies, according
to the study. RADARs reports provided doctors with important medical insights as well as guidance for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The study was published May 28 in Archives of Internal Medicine. Since Bennett launched RADAR in 1998, his re...
Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care
...staff nurses to prevent serious safety violations, according
to a new study by a professor in the UCSF School o...s have come closer to meeting the recommendations, according
to the analysis published in the June issue of the journal "Health Services Research." The study'...
Blood inflammation plays role in Alzheimer's disease
...disease than people with no signs of inflammation, according
to a study published in the May 29, 2007, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study, which is part of the larger Framingham Heart Study, involved 691 healthy people with an average age of 79. Blood t...
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