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Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...main latent in the body for some time, but when it becomes active and begins to multiply (a process known as "shedding"), it becomes transmissible to others, particularly through sexual activity. HSV-2 is a common infection--20 to 25...

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...disease in which the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed and ulcerated, and most commonly affects people between 15 and 40 years of age. Ulcerative colitis can be attributed to an immune disorder or heredity, among other things, and is characterized by abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and fever....

The right to live gives us a right to die

... die, says Professor Grayling. The same right becomes more difficult to apply when the decision to withdraw life prolonging treatment falls to a third party - for instance when the patient is incapacitated and there is no living will. If there is disagreement among third parties, the decision ...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...ast cancer earlier, before it starts to spread and becomes more life-threatening, according to a new study by Christopher Li, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published in the April issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. "The results of this study sugge...

Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells

..."The more stress you have, the lower the threshold becomes for exciting these hypocretin neurons." Horvath and co-author Xiao-Bing Gao, assistant professor in Ob/Gyn, studied hypocretin/orexin neurons in mice using electrophysiology and electron microscopy. They found a unique, previously un-described orga...

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

... it also re-shapes the left ventricle, which often becomes distended and misshapen after a heart attack or infection attacks the heart muscle. Nearly 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure, and the number is expected to climb. "Congestive heart failure is a ventricular disease, but previous effort...

Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage

...nefit from extra emotional support. "When a woman becomes pregnant after a loss, that pregnancy is a very different experience," says Cote-Arsenault, "but the care she receives isn't necessarily different. These women are in a very different place. Most are emotionally guarded. Many experience high anxiet...

Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men

... angiographic measurement of how narrow the vessel becomes after treatment between women and men. And yet, contrary to previous reports, the study also showed that doctors re-intervene in female patients twice as often as in men. Dr. Lansky says the higher re-intervention rate in women may be related to ...

Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery

...matched normal ears. "Ear surgery, which sometimes becomes necessary, is not hazardous for hearing, as such, but in the case of chronic middle ear infection may be insufficient to retain normal hearing or restore it to normal levels," the authors write. At the 14 years' follow-up 177 (74.7 percent) of the c...

'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

...olyp removal," Turkelson says. If CT colonography becomes more popular as a colorectal cancer screening test, the resulting increase in follow-up colonoscopies "could be quite substantial," according to the report. "Patients must already wait months for an available appointment for routine colonoscopy, and ...

Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly

...only the tip of the iceberg," added Dr. Robin. "It becomes a life-and-death situation for doctors to educate and motivate their patients on their therapy and with glaucoma; this may lead to visual disability and blindness." Dr. Robin's study suggests that eye diseases including glaucoma are one of the five c...

Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says

...aints from legitimate injuries. So, Hall says, "it becomes very important to understand the nature of those symptoms that are likely to be real and who is likely to be producing fictitious symptoms." The review finds that well-motivated, younger patients, who experience no loss of consciousness, are less lik...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...f metamaterials witha negative index of refraction becomes more difficult as one aimsfor higher, more practical, frequencies, such as those in thevisible spectrum. Now, a collaboration between the University ofKarlsruhe in Germany and Iowa State University is reporting ametamaterial designed for electromagn...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic glitch in the heart's electrical system

...fects in this gene and the previous gene, swimming becomes a potentially dangerous situation." The mutations or genetic glitches in RyR2 are undetectable with a regular electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). The heart rhythm condition resulting from such genetic glitches is called catecholaminergic polymorphic vent...

Study is first to implicate dietary fat in 'fatty liver'

... too much fat, as in the film 'Super Size Me,' fat becomes deposited in the liver. This leads to a kind of liver toxicity that would be good to avoid," said Parks....

Study agrees, just do it!

...for it. For the unmotivated exerciser, an obstacle becomes a good excuse to do nothing. It's a mindset." Of all the participants, boomer-age women (40 to 55) tended to have the highest activity level and awareness of the benefits of exercise. "They are leading the way in being very health-conscious," Dr. Cou...

Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer

...oliferating but not infiltrating normal tissue, it becomes more pronounced as the cancer progresses to the invasive stage. Therefore, the genes involved and the proteins they produce may become markers that physicians can use to determine disease progression and patient prognosis. They also may become target...

Fear of falling: It's not only grandpa's phobia

...o afraid of falling that they avoid activities. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They become weak and they fall." Fear of falling was "surprisingly high" among middle-aged African-Americans who live in the inner city. About one in three people feared falling, making the fear as common among these middl...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...Hughes says. "Quite the opposite." "As information becomes available, we have to be ready to modify these regulations and best practices for safety," he continues. "If we're doing complementary studies that help to support this line of new materials and integrate those into human safety regulations, then the...

Older adults with insomnia report falling asleep faster with ramelteon

...heir sleep architecture changes, sleep by no means becomes less significant." Study Design A total of 829 older adults (ages 6493 years) were enrolled in a randomized, double-blind, 5-week study. Participants received bedtime administration of one of three treatments: ramelteon 4 or 8 mg, or placebo. Study...

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