Tag: "anomaly" at medical news
NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US
...RI could use the database to help determine if the anomaly
is within the normal range of variation, or if it is cause for concern. A researcher studying an environmental toxin or genetic disease that affects brain development could use the database to help determine where and when development has strayed fr...
Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease
...h and the Food and Drug Administration. DiGeorge anomaly
is marked by the lack of a functioning thymus, a g...ack and fight off infections. Babies with DiGeorge anomaly
also can have a range of problems including heart defects and unusual facial features. However, abou...
Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says
... at a significantly lower rate. Mroczek said the anomaly
could be traced to how these types of attitudes affect personal choices. "It's possible that the key with neuroticism is having just the right amount," Mroczek said. "If you are too laid back, you may not be taking your health seriously enough. The...
Doctor urges health-care workers to be alert to suicide risk amongst cancer patients
...e in the general female population." One apparent anomaly
was that, although poor prognosis was associated with higher risk, pancreatic cancer, which has generally a very poor outlook, did not carry any higher suicide risk than that of other cancers. Refusal by the patient of either surgical or radiotherapy...
Study identifies part of brain responsible for tone deafness
...le for this condition and what possible anatomical anomaly
could correlate with this "music disorder." "The results were consistent across samples in highlighting a reduction in white matter concentration in the right inferior frontal gyrus of amusic individuals," explained Dr. Isabelle Peretz of the Unive...
Arctic summer ice anomaly shocks scientists
...each the North Pole without difficulty. "If this anomaly
trend continues, the North-East Passage or 'Northern Sea Route' between Europe and Asia will be open over longer intervals of time, and it is conceivable we might see attempts at sailing around the world directly across the summer Arctic Ocean within...
Pre-scan warnings would have caused extra distress say women with problem fetuses
... are likely to be told that their baby has a fetal anomaly
when they have their 20 week scan, providing exten...t it was better to know as early as possible if an anomaly
had been detected as it gave them more time to prepare, tempered their excitement and made their pla...
Pregnancy complications still high for women with diabetes
...maternity population. The rate of major congenital anomaly
(mainly heart and nervous system defects) was 46 per 1000 births in women with diabetes (48 per 1000 births for type 1 diabetes and 43 per 1000 for type 2 diabetes), more than double than that in the general maternity population. Because of this incr...
New MRI clues identify stroke victims at risk of skull hemorrhaging
...patients, and the hyperintense MCA sign, a special anomaly
detected on MRI, was found in five of the 10. The 14 patients who did not develop hemorrhaging had no parenchymal enhancement or hyperintense MCA sign. According to the researchers, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) remains the only dru...
World Water Day: Space tool aids fight for clean drinking water
...ission, which was lost at launch in 2005 due to an anomaly
in the Russian launcher, CryoSat-2 will fly an enhanced radar altimeter instrument, called the Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radar Altimeter (SIRAL) which will allow it to improve the resolution of the measurements by increasing the number of se...
Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña
...ean coverage. Current altimetry-derived sea level anomaly
measurements show differences in SSH of 60 cm betw...-area view provided by altimetry-derived sea level anomaly
data complements other in-situ sources, including the 70 buoys of the Tropical Ocean Atmosphere (TAO...
Smoking while pregnant causes finger, toe deformities
...d 2002, finding 5,171 children born with a digital anomaly
where the mother smoked during pregnancy but did not suffer from other medical complications, such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure. The study authors discovered pregnant women who smoked one to 10 cigarettes per day increased the ri...
...tional screening and quality control to ensure the anomaly
identified in the cable supplied to it is eliminated. Dr Sutton said the field exchange and additional screening will delay Ventracor's global clinical trial program, including the CE Mark and US Feasibility trials which were targeted for completio...