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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

...on mosquitoes. Step aside sweat bees. Before long, another unwelcome, but predictable, pest will return: the ...cacy of the influenza vaccine, after learning that another study had indicated improvement in immune response to the virus that causes shingles, a disease that...

New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis

...eyond myasthenia gravis. Oral antisense may become another mode of therapy in neuromuscular disease and further study is needed, said Argov. However, these preliminary results should be evaluated with caution since this was an open label study. Argov says further research is underway to look at the effec...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...The new study found that over the next three years another 10 percent developed diabetes. The rate at which this African-American population is developing new onset diabetes is extremely important as well, Dr. Miller notes. At this rate, and combined with the group who had diabetes at baseline, more than ...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...The new study found that over the next three years another 10 percent developed diabetes. "I think that's a huge finding in and of itself," Schootman says. "Think about how many middle-aged African-Americans live in a place like St. Louis, and if our sample is at all representative of the larger community,...

New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms

...intravenous saline, which was used as a placebo in another group of study participants. Cocaine abuse in the U.S. is widespread, with nearly 35 million Americans reporting having ever tried cocaine and an estimated 7.3 million users, including 15 percent of young adults ages 18 to 25, according to the Nation...

Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

..."hardening" of the arteries) among older adults is another area of concern. The USRDS data show improvement in several indicators of the quality of dialysis care, including evidence that patients are starting renal replacement therapy at a less-severe stage of kidney disease. The increased use of fistulas ...

Chromatin remodeling complex connected to DNA damage control

...greatly slowing down replication in the absence of another replication checkpoint factor called Tof1. Shen discovered the INO80 chromatin remodeling complex as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health. His research focuses on defining its functions and mechanisms. An earlier paper from h...

Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol

...to achieve an increase in HDL cholesterol involves another enzyme that normally degrades HDL-C, and was also ...p between these enzymes and cholesterol represents another target for ultimately controlling good cholesterol. The study appears in the current issue of Cell M...

Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters

...fect of the proprotein convertases depended on yet another factor, an enzyme called endothelial lipase (EL), which breaks down HDL-C. Proprotein convertases normally reduce EL function, they reported. Thus, the loss of proprotein convertase activity leads to an increase in EL and a decline in HDL-C. Likewi...

Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...fessed a high fear of aggravating the backache and another that was less afraid of reinjury. The researchers next asked the participants to perform a series of three reaching tasks designed to simulate everyday activities, such as bending to open a mailbox or leaning to ring a doorbell. Sensors attached t...

It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say

...is not to offer medical advice but to show readers another way to evaluate health risks. In the books foreword, Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University, says Rifkin and Bouwer have been courageous in writing this book. In going to the heart of whats been lacking in risk communications and m...

Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children

...tinued with pravastatin and 17 percent switched to another statin. Analyses of 4.5-year data showed that the age of statin initiation was a strong, independent predictor for the increased thickening between the intima and media. This held true even after the researchers considered the patients gender, inti...

Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science

... our case, we took one block that loves water, and another part that does not. So when you put them in solution, the water-hating blocks try to get away from the water, and that's how you get different shapes, called micelles, to form. The system used by the scientists consisted of a tri-block copolymer co...

Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment

...nitial human study, the researchers are working on another human clinical trial, this time with a control group receiving chemotherapy. The researchers are also investigating the possibility of combining the electric-field therapy with low-dose chemotherapy. ...

Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors

... after the procedure one for a planned treatment, another for treatment of bruising around the puncture, and a third for treatment of exacerbation of a heart condition. A total of eight patients experienced complications, including temporary air pockets in the chest cavity, mild to severe pain after...

University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank

...n assess the information for a patient admitted at another UH facility. Before the Physician Portal, physicians relied on multiple data resources, and physicians at one hospital could not access patient data from other institutions within University Hospitals. Since patients are commonly transferred acros...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

...n and inexhaustible creativity as we draw close to another record breaking event, said Randal Moss, the Societys manager of futuring and innovation-based strategies. In addition to the Relay For Life event, the Society also is celebrating the recent opening of its virtual headquarters in Second Life. The n...

Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates

... transferred between patients, or from one site to another in the same patient. This could be due to short-staffed nurses having less time to follow hand hygiene recommendations and proper isolation procedures or being unable to provide adequate care to the ventilated patient. The nurses training level h...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...size, a DWA-based proton therapy system would have another benefit-it could vary both proton energy and proton-beam intensity, two variables that cannot both be adjusted at the same time in existing proton-treatment facilities. This capability could lead to "intensity-modulated proton therapy" (IMPT), the pr...

Holograms make for better vision tests

...esearchers, for using a single hologram to measure another important property, the spherical refractive error of the eye. Summary In this new test, patients view a hologram consisting of sunburst patterns; by reporting which sunburst lines appear clearest, the eye doctor can obtain information he or she ...

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