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Low levels of vitamin D in teens may affect lung function

...112 adolescents ages 16-19 found that 35% consumed below 200 IU (international units) of vitamin D, the recommended amount for this age group. The researchers found that teens who had a low dietary intake of vitamin D (157 IU or less per day) had significantly lower lung function compared with teens who co...

Extreme drinking

... the unintended message that drinking at any level below the threshold is safe and that all people are at equal risk once they cross the threshold. Clearly this is not the case. There is a huge difference between having four or 40 drinks, although both are defined as binge drinking." "Previous research f...

Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference

...ic affairs office is extending the media materials below on behalf of the North American Research Conference on Complementary & Alternative Medicine, which is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. The chair of the consortium's scientific review committee is HMS f...

PBS stops growing

...e Australia has increased by only 1.6 percent, far below the inflation rate of 3 percent. This means it is actually falling in real terms. Spending has fallen in eight of the past 15 months a pattern which is unique in the scheme's history.According to the nation's peak body for the innovative pharmaceuti...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

... non-healing infection and underwent an amputation below his left knee. As a result, Sevante had to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day with a walker and a prosthetic limb. Six months after his first amputation, he experienced similar symptoms in his right leg and decided to aggressively pu...

Age-related structural change may contribute to fracture risk

...of not dieting to a level where their weight falls below these limits. "In this age, when there is such an emphasis on being thin and losing weight, it must be said that a good balance--not too thin, not too heavy--is still best because there are drawbacks to being too light, said Whelan....

Premature or low birthweight babies at significantly increased risk of hyperactivity disorder

...isorder than children born at term. Babies at born below 34 completed weeks were almost three times as likely to develop the disorder. Low birthweight babies born at term were also at risk, the study showed. Babies born at term, but weighing 1500 to 2499 g at birth were 90% more likely to develop HKD, w...

Advanced prostate cancer remains sensitive to treatment even after holidays from chemotherapy

...t was tested and confirmed four weeks later, a PSA below 4 ng/ml and no other evidence of disease progression. "About 18 percent of the ASCENT study population was eligible for a holiday," Beer said. Researchers tested a protocol that included a PSA and clinical examination every four weeks and, for...

Penn researchers question change in 'gold standard' for assessing heart failure treatment

...ered for their patients. If patients have a result below the standard cut-off level, the cardiologist may consider a heart transplant or ventricular assist device. "The physician must consider the risk of the therapy versus the risk of keeping what the patient already has. Of all the things we do, the max...

Health risks continue well after the surgery is over

...tients drop their core temperatures during surgery below 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 degrees Fahrenheit), the complication rate from postoperative infections for certain surgical procedures may be as high as threefold." Infections and even cancer are concerns postsurgically as lower body temperature, blood tr...

OHSU researchers discover possible HIV therapy in an animal study

...re killed and, when the number of these cells drop below a certain level, a patient develops AIDS. At this point, the patient's immune system is weakened enough to allow infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are normally held at bay by a healthy human body. The infected body's in...

Cheap pedometers should no be used for public health measures, warn doctors

... range. Three out of four either exceeded or fell below 10%. And in more than one in three, the variation was greater than 50%. And in almost two thirds of these, the pedometers overestimated the actual steps taken. This is important, say the authors, because an error of 20% in 10,000 daily steps adds up...

Children of diabetics show signs of atherosclerosis

...study to demonstrate that even when blood sugar is below the diabetic range, modest increases in blood sugar can contribute to endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial dysfunction in this population shows a predisposition to atherosclerosis. Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, is linked to ove...

New PBS investment as PBS slows

...nsurance Rebate, and in 2005-06 is growing at well below the inflation rate. "It is essential that the Government continues to invest in the PBS. The headroom for innovation has been created - these new listings simply return to the PBS a portion of the expected investment in medicines that was revised out...

Team approach to rare cardiovascular, renal surgery at UT Southwestern provides impressive results

...r example, still has a small inoperable tumor mass below the vena cava, near the spot where the vein enters the liver. That tumor has been petrified by regular injections of the drug interferon. "The treatment at UT Southwestern is awesome," Mr. Enfinger said. "I'm glad I had some of the best doctors in th...

New cardiac MRI pinpoints closed arteries without surgery

...e that involves running a tube from a blood vessel below the heart up toward the heart itself, and then releasing contrast material into the arteries so they are visible on x-rays. There is a need for a preliminary, noninvasive way to assess the arteries to learn if such invasive investigation is required....

Eating habits of successful weight losers shift

...inued to remain within recommended levels and well below the national average," explains Phelan. "However, ...ry's members report consuming a diet that is at or below recommended levels of fat intake - these findings indicate that it may be possible to maintain a red...

Obesity associated with psychiatric disorders, decreased odds of substance abuse

...lence of lifetime mood disorder in those with BMIs below 30 and in those with BMIs 30 or higher translates to a population-attributable risk of 24 percent, which indicates that nearly one-quarter of the cases of obesity in the general population are attributable to the association with mood disorder," the ...

Hypertension provokes cardiac insufficiency

...al diagnosis, the survival rate of the patients is below 50%. The damages caused in the heart by arterial hypertension (the so-called hypertensive cardiopathy) constitute the principal cause of cardiac insufficiency, especially in women of advanced age. For over 15 years, scientists belonging to the CIMA...

Study identifies potential drug target for Huntington's disease

... be tolerated by healthy cells could send HD cells below a viable energy threshold and that blocking PARP1 activation could be protective." To test this hypothesis the MIND researchers first ran a computer search of their small-molecule library for potential novel inhibitors of PARP1, searching for thos...

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