Tag: "body" at medical news
A&E doctors call for ban on pointed kitchen knives
... organs. Whereas a pointed long blade pierces the body
like "cutting into a ripe melon", say the authors. The use of knives is particularly worrying amongst adolescents, say the authors, reporting that 24% of 16 year olds have been shown to carry weapons, primarily knives. Links between easy access to do...
K-State researcher discovers compliments go a long way to improve body self-image in women
...the mirror, they see themselves as a collection of body
parts -- and they don't like what they see. Everyw...a telling us how we should look and it affects our body
image. Even cartoon characters are drawn a certain way, often sending an unrealistic message -- espe...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...ulates, collects and measures light emissions from body
tissues to diagnose critical atherosclerotic plaques (vulnerable plaques) and aggressive brain tumors. In both disease processes, early detection and precision can impact patient outcomes. Atherosclerotic plaque builds up quietly, usually causing no ...
New technique appears to stop abnormal blood vessel growth
...d in gene therapy and naturally by bacteria in the body
to carry around extra genes. Preliminary evidence indicates this technology can not only prevent blood vessel formation but also help eliminate existing blood vessels, Dr. Ambati says. Much laboratory work remains before clinical trials are consider...
Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients are admitted to hospital
...ly as it should, leading to a buildup of fluids in body
tissues. Dasta and his colleagues presented their findings in May in Washington , D.C. , at the American Heart Association's Sixth Scientific Forum on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. The researchers used ...
Home-based intervention increases physical activity in breast cancer survivors
...have on their fitness, mood, physical symptoms and body
image. "Many treatments for breast cancer are toxi...reduced fatigue and a trend showing improvement in body
image. Pinto states that improvement in psychological measures is a noteworthy outcome because a f...
Dartmouth professor finds prescription drug advertising 'walks a communications tightrope'
...on-verbal signals such as music, written words and body
language. "I found an intense switching and fusing of styles," says Glinert. "The overall function of the commercials was a blend of promotional, informational and aesthetic. It was a strange combination at times when risk messages were competing wi...
Removing the spleen may help fight leukemia, mouse model suggests
...in on the organ and cause it to enlarge. The human body
can adapt well to life without this organ, so surgically removing a diseased or damaged spleen is worth further investigation. Researchers suggest that early surgical intervention by removing the spleen and suppressing the related factors might be c...
New NHLBI-sponsored study shows programs can teach children to eat healthier
...za group had the greatest impact on the children's body
mass index (BMI) and their levels of LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. Girls and boys who consumed more dairy products were more likely to have a lower BMI. In addition, boys who consumed more desserts, snacks, and pizza were more likely to have higher BM...
Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
... or tingling in an area of skin on one side of the body
or face. Then a painful blistering rash develops i... dressing and having a shirt touch the side of the body
that is affected can be excruciating. Postherpetic neuralgia is difficult to treat. Antiviral medica...
Diabetes knowledge has little effect on improving outcomes
...surements as glycemic control, cholesterol levels, body
mass index (BMI) and death. The only correlation, not surprisingly, was that diabetes-related knowledge scores increased as years of education increased. "However, even when we controlled for other potential confounding factors as age, race, insulin ...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...States after seeing severe reactions to whole cell body
pertussis vaccine in his own children. During decades of debate, many leading researchers felt that whole cell vaccines were adequate, and that reports of severe reactions to first generation, whole cell vaccines were exaggerated. "After the experi...
OHSU researchers uncover cause, possible treatment for abdominal fat in postmenopausal women
...help explain why middle-aged women develop central body
fat. The announcement will take place during the 2005 Society for Endocrinology annual meeting today in San Diego. The OHSU research team has also conducted initial testing of estrogen replacement therapy as a possible method for counteracting the pr...
Perceptions of weight important risk factor for suicidal behavior in adolescents
CHICAGO How adolescents perceive their body
weight may be more important than their actual wei...whether one's actual weight or one's perception of body
weight is a more important risk factor for suicidal behavior. Danice K. Eaton, Ph.D., from the Cen...
Study recommends new guidelines for air bag safety in children
...hildren could be at risk and assess whether age or body
size were good measurement guidelines." Newgard lo...r indicator of risk than height or weight. Several body
changes during puberty, such as muscle mass, bone density and bone mineral content, may help explain...
Endocrine Society honors UNC physician for key contributions to hormone research
...ut debilitating hormonal disorder during which the body
excessive secretes growth hormone resulting in enlargement of the hands, feet, face, tongue, jaws and internal organs. The cause is usually a benign pituitary tumor. In addition, Clemmons' research laid the groundwork for development of the autocrine...
African-Americans more prone to higher heart weight than whites, study shows
...hy, than whites regardless of their differences in body
fat and overall body
composition. The study, available online, was to be published in an upcoming issue of Hypertension: ...
Breast cancer uses growth factors to lure stem cells
...but it would not be life-threatening. But once the body
response kicks in and accepts the metastasis as some sort of useful tissue, it really gets dangerous." The MCG researchers hypothesized that growth factors secreted by tumors cells might play a role in this acceptance. Dr. Bao-Ling Adam, a cancer res...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...gned to bind the acid with the excess metal in the body
-- the manganese -- and neutralize the toxic effect. Dr. Josephs explains, however, that there is no "home run" treatment for manganese neurotoxicity. "We don't have enough evidence that diet is absolutely the way to go; while diet modifications can...
TV confuses children about which foods are healthy, new study finds
...nd adolescents and the impact of media exposure on body
image and eating disorders. For the study, 134 children in the first through third grades were asked to respond to a questionnaire that measured their nutritional knowledge, nutritional reasoning and television viewing, once at the onset of the study...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10