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Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature

...well. Only when different methods give us the same answers should we be confident in the results," say Diamond and Kaul. In their study, Nissen and Wolski pulled together data from wide-ranging clinical trials that were not necessarily designed to track heart attacks and cardiovascular death. In addition, ...

Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance

...uestionnaire on exercise and body image. A woman's answers indicated if she had social physique anxiety. Only those women with the disorder were asked to participate in the study. The average age of the 99 participants was 19. Their average body mass index was 24.7, which is within the ideal range for body...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

... diseases internationally. This study will provide answers to what are the most important factors that contribute to changesin respiratory health from childhood to middle-age. It will enable us in the future to targetintervention strategies and therapies more effectively with the ultimate goal of preventing ...

Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis

... in Baltimore and Philadelphia get almost half the answers wrong, according to a survey by TB disease experts...t medical school graduates got three-fifths of the answers wrong (with a median score of 40 percent) for recognizing and treating latent TB, the most common fo...

Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines

...h residents getting on average three-fifths of the answers wrong. The residents also had particular difficulty in answering questions pertaining to the risk of progression from latent TB to active disease (where a patient develops TB-related symptoms), as well as those involving interpretation of diagnosti...

Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs

... occasionally it might be useful for physicians to answers inquiries from patients about their personal life or to comment on a specific topic raised by a patient, such discussions generally should be very short and clearly tie into a patients concerns, the authors of the article concluded. Those involved ...

Agent slows aging in mice

...e control group have died, the scientists will get answers to the really burning question: Will the mice fed NDGA, already well past middle age, live past the normal outer limit of old age" The longest that mice of this type usually live is around 1,000 to 1,100 days. If NDGA turns out to extend maximal l...

Folic acid supplementation lowers stroke risk

..., says: "Although this meta-analysis helps clarify answers to some questions about the role of homocysteine lowering in CVD prevention, ongoing randomised trials are needed before we can conclude that the benefit of continued use of previously deemed 'safe' vitamin supplements outweighs the risk of other adv...

Leading prevention researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1, 2007

...to prevent similar incidents in the future. Some answers may lie in research on preventing violence among youth in general. Researchers from one of the largest tests of violence prevention efforts to date will present some of the early results of their work. One of the key questions is how to focus violen...

Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women

...ty, it is limited in its ability to provide direct answers for other patterns of physical activity. Understandably, because of cost and feasibility reasons, the trial mimicked only three physical activity patterns that can occur; in real life, there are infinitely more." "Although current knowledge regardi...

Stanford researchers identify immune dysfunction in melanoma patients

... able to stop such cancers as melanoma, suggesting answers that could pave the way for better treatment of this often-fatal illness. In a small study, the scientists found that the immune cells in a majority of people with this deadly skin cancer fail to respond properly to a molecule called interferon, wh...

Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities

...d been evacuated and who had helped them. They got answers to those questions and more. "Because our semi-qualitative interviews did not include specific queries about trust and distrust, we were struck by the frequency, breadth and depth of distrust reflected in the spontaneous statements of the evacuee...

Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation

.... "At present, there remain more questions than answers regarding how to most effectively and efficiently approach dysphagia rehabilitation," Dr. Burkhead and her co-authors write. Historically, research has focused on compensatory maneuvers such as changing body position or modifying the amount or consi...

Study finds role of mid-brain in integrating heart and respiratory response to exercise

...command area of the brain. The 100-year search for answers appears to continue....

A remedy for what ails medicine

...oblem, but we do not as yet have full and reliable answers to correct it," said principal investigator Linda Pololi, MD, a senior scientist and resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis. Many women physicians and scientists believe that the current organization and culture of acad...

Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies

...d vegetable consumption among American adults. The answers are not encouraging. Despite campaigns and slogans, Americans have not increased their consumption, with 28% and 32% meeting USDA guidelines for fruits and vegetables, respectively, and less than 11% meeting the current USDA guidelines for both fruit...

Leading advocates express support for microbicide research, despite disappointing trial results

...more prevention options. So while we need concrete answers to why this happened as soon as possible, we must continue to research new options so women don't have to ask for permission to protect themselves". Dr. Kim Dickson, an African physician who serves on the boards of both GCM and AMAG, noted that care ...

Take fatigue seriously, says University of Alberta researcher

...ormation. "We're a long way from having all the answers but this study was a start. It has provided us with a great foundation for future research among individuals with cancer and other groups ranging from burned out' workers to recreational athletes and people with chronic diseases."...

Human circadian clocks couple to local sun time

...s the so-called chronotype, which is determined by answers to questionnaires that assess patterns of habitual activity and rest during work days and free time. In the present study, the authors compared the chronotypes of over 21,000 individuals living in different geographical locations across Germany. Ind...

Researchers make progress against lung disease attacking women in childbearing years

..."If we solve this puzzle, it may very well lead to answers regarding other deadly diseases like heart and vascular disease, cancer and diabetes," Krymskaya notes....

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