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Genetic link to cervical cancer

...o partner proteins that are expressed on virtually all cell types. Carrington and colleagues found that individuals who have more inhibitory than activating KIRs had a decreased risk for cervical cancer, suggesting that activation of NK cells contributes to cancer progression. NK cell activation may inc...

Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome

... program about shaken baby syndrome for parents of all newborn infants in the region before leaving the h...wealth mandated shaken baby syndrome education for all 127 hospitals with maternity wards. The program began in May 2002 in central Pennsylvania and was ex...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...998 and November 2002. Prior to their transplant, all of the patients had congestive heart failure with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 40 percent or less. The ejection fraction is a measure of the ability of the heart to pump blood. In the normal ejection fraction, the heart is capable of pumpi...

ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure

...diovascular disease, especially heart failure, for all participants and significantly more effective in reducing high blood pressure and preventing stroke in blacks. "These findings confirm ALLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics should be the preferred initial therapy for high blood pressure," Davis...

A probe, not an echo

...marelis, the key features distinguishing HUTT from all previous ultrasound imaging systems is the use of ...transducer, and only that transducer, and ignores all other pulses transmitted by neighboring transducers. The transducer is able to distinguish the ri...

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

...chotics for schizophrenia, researchers say. Nearly all of the 258 members of the American Psychiatric Association in Georgia, Ohio and Iowa responding to a survey said they considered metabolic side effects serious or very serious, say researchers from the Medical College of Georgia, University of Iowa a...

Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...line would be on top of it. The award ceremony for all three recipients will take place at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 18th in Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center....

Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research

...ontributions are matched by the AACR. In addition, all undergraduate student Annual Meeting registrants are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Student Caucus taking place on Sunday, April 17, 2005, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. This event will provide a forum for u...

Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence

... least one injection. In addition to an injection, all participants received low-intensity counseling consisting of 12 sessions during the six-month study, in addition to study medication. Long-acting naltrexone was associated with a reduction in heavy drinking within the first month of treatment, and th...

ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure

...diovascular disease, especially heart failure, for all participants and significantly more effective in r...k patients. "This analysis confirms and extends to all races ALLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics are the right first-line therapy for high blood pr...

Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...e then given iron supplements. After nine months, all of the women, those who received supplements and those who did not, as well as the group of iron sufficient women, were videotaped interacting with their babies again. Analysis of the tapes showed that the mothering of the women who were iron suffic...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...n was of borderline statistical significance. Like all drugs in its class, known as selective estrogen receptor modulators, raloxifene acts like an estrogen in some tissues and as an antiestrogen in others. The authors were unable from this study to determine the mechanism of action responsible for their...

Hi-tech bandages

...etic ulcers and sores, burns and surgical wounds - all without removing the dressing. It works using an e...lizes in the application of sensor technologies to all aspects of physiological measurement, and which developed the electrodes in the Impedimap system. Dr...

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...V prevention, condoms and access to STD treatment, all provided at no cost. In an accompanying editorial, Myron S. Cohen and Christopher D. Pilcher of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussed the implications of this work for HIV prevention efforts. Traditionally, they explained, effort...

50 years after Salk polio vaccine: Status of global eradication efforts

...the CDC, was established in 1988 and seeks to make all countries polio-free. According to WHO, there currently are 1,263 polio cases worldwide and six countries where the virus is endemic. These are Nigeria, Niger, Egypt, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Salk po...

Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award

...cognition, the society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. UK students who are members of the College of Pharmacy's chapter of PLS nominated Fink for the leadership award. The award is sponsored by Procter and Gamble is given annually to an individual who has exemplified leadership quali...

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

...ampton and one of the report authors adds: "We are all very excited about this discovery because it identifies a new way of treating and preventing bad attacks of asthma associated with the common cold.'" The team examined the interferon responses of cells taken from the lungs of healthy and asthmatic vo...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...inking problems and trouble with daily activities all of which affect the risk of falls. Nursing home r...e the elderly as a group account for 30 percent of all such prescriptions." Meanwhile, he says, falls are also a major problem for the elderly, especially ...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

...he body has the same requirements for fitness, but all these other things have intruded, television-watching and screen time being the main one. Something has to give." He encourages parents to put children in environments where they can be active and safe, such as after-school and weekend programs. "Th...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...rces, comprised of a diverse group of its members, all of whom are active in transplant medicine. The tas...w best to allocate organs to patients, and whether all organ centers should use a "survival score" to determine a patient's prognosis. "These are guideline...

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