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Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

... Dr. Krainson says that, although sleep patterns change as people age, disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day are not part of normal aging. Those who have trouble sleeping are advised to see a sleep specialist at a facility accredited by the AASM. Be prepared to tell the doctor how you spend you...

Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure

...s of the week. And the remainder were not asked to change their current lifestyle. Pedometers were used to help participants monitor their walking and every participant recorded how long they walked for. Blood pressure, blood cholesterol, weight, hip and waist girth, and overall fitness (functional capa...

MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous

... Lancet (vol. 370, 11 August 2007) could lead to a change of paradigm in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. It states that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is substantially more accurate than mammography in diagnosing very early stages of breast cancer . Up to now MRI was thought to be hardly suited for ...

Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

...n cause normal skin-like cells in the esophagus to change into tougher, more acid-resistant cells of the typ...r Institute. Understanding how and why the cells change in some cases and not others has been a major challenge for investigators. Researchers compared te...

New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi

...ives a breast cancer diagnosis her entire life may change in the blink of an eye. But the nature of that change is governed by the smallest alterations that take place within the proteins of the tumor cells, dete...

Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly

...f you're exposed to the wrong environment, it will change your fate." Rando said the type of fibrosis that occurs in the aging muscle tissue is the same type seen in muscular dystrophy. He is already exploring how inhibiting Wnt signaling might help provide therapy for that disease. Wnt has also popped ...

NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

...sizes. Moreover, they found that these mutations change how the immune system recognizes the virus. Mouse antibodies that target H5N1 were up to tenfold less potent against the mutants. Dr. Nabel and his colleagues used their knowledge of receptor specificity to create vaccines and isolate new antibodies ...

Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?

... diversification is the most sustainable approach, change of dietary practices and preferences is difficult, and foods that provide highly bioavailable iron (such as meat) are expensive. Supplementation can be targeted to high risk groups and be cost-effective; yet the logistics of distribution and absenc...

Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking

...preventive treatments in elderly people may simply change the cause of death the manner of our dying, say doctors in this weeks BMJ. They call for a more sophisticated way of assessing the benefits and harms of preventive treatment in elderly people. Preventive health care aims to delay the onset of il...

Parents' depression can weigh on children

...egies for peer bullying. Sometimes its hard to change peer interactions, but just giving the child an ear can be very powerful, Janicke said. Helping parents take care of themselves and be effective listeners is a starting point....

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...ercent." New technologies being developed aim to change that by predicting the onset of seizures and immediately dispensing a chemical called a neurotransmitter directly to the area of the brain where the seizure is starting. The Purdue researchers will work with Dr. Robert Worth, a neurosurgeon at the ...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

..., characterized by how these separate compartments change as we grow older. A youthful face is characterized by a smooth transition between these compartments. As people age, contour changes occur between these regions due to volume losses and gains as well as repositioning of the compartments. Eventually...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...Injury is defined as a concussion when it causes a change in mental status such as loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or mental fogginess. The severity, effects and recovery of concussion are difficult to determine because no two concussions are alike, and symptoms are not always stra...

Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...07) -- People who fear aggravating a backache will change the way they move to prevent more pain, a new study finds. But doing so may set the stage for further injury, researchers warn. In a study published in the journal Spine, Ohio University researchers Jim Thomas and Christopher France examined 36 ad...

World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase

...hildhood or adulthoodthat have contributed to this change in disease status, Dr Dharmage said. The TAHS is unique internationally because it is the largest and longest running respiratoryhealth study in the world. Additionally TAHS is the only study that was originally a family studywith all the family memb...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...the first studies to suggest that weight norms may change and are not set standards based on beauty or medical ideals. Many economists believe that people eat more -- and thus gain weight -- when food prices drop, but thats just part of the story behind the nations dramatic weight gain since the late ...

European heat waves double in length since 1880

...y previous assessments of daily summer temperature change underestimated heat wave events in western Europe ...ighest environmental and social impacts of climate change and continue to experience devastating hot summers like the summer of 2003 more frequently in the fu...

New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds

...manipulations and higher yields, this toolbox will change the way chemists make molecules. Currently, chemists must make molecules by beginning with something that is already oxidized. But, having to start with that functionality means it must be carried and protected throughout the entire synthetic seq...

Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer

...e old or if they are cancerous. The markers do not change if the patient is a smoker. And the markers do not change with the location, stage or size of the tumor in the pancreas. Most cancers in the pancreas origin...

Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan

...ress. The analysis indicates that bills seeking to change Medicares payment structure hold the most promise for health care savings and quality improvement. The first installment of the analysis of health care bills, released in March 2007, analyzed and compared leading health care bills to expand health ca...

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