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Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ll be focusing on important clinical outcomes like blood
pressure and glucose control in diabetic patients. They believe the research could be used in two ways. Christensen and colleagues are studying whether doctors could be trained to recognize a patient's style and adapt their own style to match it. A...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
..., received sleep-quality evaluations and submitted blood
samples for analysis before injection with the influenza vaccine. Blood also was drawn three, six and 20 weeks following vaccination, and samples were sent to a Center for Disease Control-affiliated reference laboratory in New Jersey for blinded ana...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...free radicals may damage artery linings, encourage blood
clots and alter the function of blood
vessels. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals and limit the damage they can cause, the authors write....
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...live in a nursing home or take medication to lower blood
pressure appear more likely to die during or following hospitalization for heatstroke, according to a study posted online today that will appear in a later print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A meta-analys...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...f cytokine-producing CD4+ T cells (a type of white blood
cell) specifically targeting myelin proteins. This reduction was found in the blood
as well as in the cerebrospinal fluid of three patients who voluntarily underwent lumbar puncture af...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...aire assessed participants smoking status. BMI and blood
pressure were also measured. Current smokers were found to be four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and past smokers were three times as likely to have geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the disease, than those who...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...a substantial decrease in patients body weight and blood
pressure. This study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians. Which Line of Antibiotics Is Best for Chronic Bronchitis? First-line antibiotics traditionally consist of common age...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...ined strong even after other risk factors, such as blood
pressure, diabetes, age, smoking and high cholesterol levels were taken into account. Middle-aged spread is not healthy, Dr. de Lemos said. We dont have to clean our plates. Its better to throw food out than add it to our waists. Using the waist...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ve sleep apnea (OSA) can elevate the risk for high blood
pressure, stroke, heart disease, and cognitive problems. Snoring, a symptom of OSA, is a very common condition affecting nearly 40 percent of adults, and is more common among older people. Restless legs syndrome, where one experiences uncomfort...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood
pressure and boost overall fitness, suggests a sma...corded how long they walked for. Blood pressure, blood
cholesterol, weight, hip and waist girth, and overall fitness (functional capacity) were all measure...
Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?
...oglobin Colour Scale. The colour of a finger prick blood
sample, soaked into chromatography paper, is compared with the colour of blood
of known haemoglobin content depicted on the scale in 2 g/dl increments from 4 g/dl to 14 g/dl. CO...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...its each, which included an in-home health survey, blood
and urine collection, and a detailed clinical exam complete with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and coronary artery calcium scans. Calcium was more likely to be found in the arteries of patients with the greatest waist-to-hip ratio, the resear...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...em, including lowering the elevated heart rate and blood
pressure often found in cocaine users. We have fo...in reversing the actions of cocaine on heart rate, blood
pressure and vascular resistance in the skin by interfering with the ability of cocaine to increase ...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...ilibrium between the levels of amyloid-beta in the blood
and in the brain, said neuroscientist Berislav Zlo...to lower the levels of amyloid-beta circulating in blood
by sequestering more of it there, then the brain should follow and lower its levels too. This is exa...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...nto the breasts glandular tissue can it spread via blood
and lymph vessels in the body. 'If we find DCIS an...is. Instead, these DCIS are pervaded by many small blood
vessels in which the contrast medium that is injected for an MRT scan collects particularly well. Pr...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...ecause it means that we may be able to avoid using blood
products from other people or animals and automatically diminish the risk of infection and the assoc...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...ing genes, ultimately triggering production of new blood
vessels to nourish breast cancer cells, researcher...iscover whether angiogenesis - the creation of new blood
vessels - plays a role in cancer formation related to the inflammatory protein Tumor Necrosis Factor...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...f the cells' environment (including the age of the blood
supplying the tissue), not the age of the stem cell. Although Rando's research focused on the repair of acute trauma to muscles, he suspects that the same sort of problem arises on a lesser scale in repairing damage that results from the normal wea...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...oke share some common risk factors, including high blood
pressure and patent foramen ovale (PFO); both have...emic stroke (stroke caused by a blot clot blocking blood
flow to the brain). Few prior studies have addressed the different potential reasons for an associa...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...ent to help patients who get an iron overload from blood
transfusions. A breakthrough in removing excess iron from the blood
(chelation therapy), Exjade is given once-daily as a drink. Iron chelation is often necessary to pre...
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