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Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...t of viewing does matter. Co-authors of the study are
Dr. Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrics researcher at...owed that by 3 months of age 40 percent of infants are
regular viewers of television, DVDs or videos and by the age of 2 this number jumps to 90 percent. ...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...terol (HDL-C). The pathway by which these proteins are
able to achieve an increase in HDL cholesterol inv...vertases and endothelial lipase, and these enzymes are
conserved in all vertebrates. Jin and Rader expect that the same pathway for controlling HDL-C will ...
Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'
... Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests. DRDs are
currently used to help evaluate the success of Dru...This means it is hard to know what sorts of deaths are
included, the demographic profile of those who died, and whether or not individuals were tapped in t...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
... effects supports heat health systems where alerts are
based on duration of hot humid days." ...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
..., Va. "Since both obesity and hyperparathyroidism are
very complex problems in CKD, establishing an asso...roviding a possible explanation for why PTH levels are
higher in obese patients, it may also be important for prognostic reasons, since malnutrition and in...
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...tify and target interventions for those people who are
at risk for further disabilities and illness. In a paper published in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers closely examined the factors that affected Health-Related Quality-of-Life for a group of older Ameri...
...es of economic hardship, certain population groups are
at higher risk of life-threatening injuries. The authors recommend that injury prevention efforts targeted at economically disadvantaged populations and high-risk groups should be stressed when designing community trauma outreach programs, especial...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...-fifths (41%) of uninsured young adults ages 19-29 are
in families below the poverty level, and 72 percen...e of a May 2006 Commonwealth Fund report. There are
misconceptions that young adults dont have health insurance by choice, said Sara Collins, lead autho...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...cant health problems associated with the condition are
vascular complications: microvascular complication...ey, have shown conclusively that diabetic patients are
thiamine deficient in blood plasma. They were also able to solve the mystery of what was happening t...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...e one or more of these geriatric conditions, which are
not considered diseases and can be missed by physi...common conditions together, and we found that they are
very common and increase dramatically in prevalence with age, she says. To me, that says that clinic...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
... of Medicine and the studys lead author. Those who are
tested tend to do so late in their disease, when they are
more likely to have overt symptoms such as opportunistic infections. Often, they progress more rapid...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...ilure and death. Between 1,200 and 3,200 new cases are
reported each year in the United States, although ... months. Eighteen of these patients, (23 percent) are
still alive today, 10 or more years after undergoing the treatment. By comparison, only two percent...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
... Institute in Baltimore, Maryland found that there are
separate adaptable networks controlling each leg and there are
also separate networks controlling leg movements, e.g., forward or backward walking. These findings ...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
... to the protective HDL-C. Proprotein convertases are
an unexpected new player in HDL-C metabolism, Jin said. By manipulating levels of the enzyme in both directions, we were able to reduce HDL-C to almost nothing or double it. That wide range of effects suggests that it may be theoretically possible to...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...festyle choices a child makes, too. When parents are
struggling, they may have less energy and not be a...activities, Janicke said. Looking at how parents are
doing themselves, how they are
doing socially and emotionally and how they are
coping with the stres...
Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
...equired for one-carbon metabolism, such as folate, are
at a decreased risk for colorectal polyps. This is the first study to examine the association between choline and colorectal polyps. Eunyoung Cho, Sc.D., of Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston and colleagues sent food-frequency questionnaires to...
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
..., but some previous studies suggest these patients are
at an increased risk for blood clots in their arteries. Frank Scappaticci, M.D., Ph.D., of Genentech, Inc. in South San Francisco, Calif., and colleagues analyzed data from five randomized controlled trials that included 1,745 patients with metast...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...e authors write. Childhood vaccines in the U.S. are
financed by a patchwork of public and private sour...in financial coverage of vaccines for children who are
underinsured (i.e., have private insurance that does not cover all recommended vaccines). In 2000, a...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...e August 8 issue of JAMA. Osteoporotic fractures are
recognized as a common and serious health problem ...e. One-third of all hip fractures occur in men and are
associated with as much illness and increased risk of death than those that occur in women. Despite ...
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...cal interventions including isolation of those who are
ill, quarantine of those suspected of having contact with those who are
ill, school and selected business closure, and public gathering cancellations. One compelling questi...
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