Tag: "changes" at medical news
Researchers confirm increasing risk for heart failure in aging US population
...r the foreseeable future. These trends, as well as changes
in the management of patients with acute and chronic manifestations of HF over time, warrant further monitoring, particularly in representative U.S. communities."...
Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
...learning and coordination disabilities, behavioral changes
and a condition that is similar to Parkinson's disease. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and patients with liver disease are at highest risk from manganese toxicity. Some of these groups have developed manganese poisoning even at fairly low dos...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
... 2 percent risk of mortality and requires lifelong changes
in eating habits - but it's a life-saving operatio...process of bypassing the stomach might induce some changes
in both lipid and inflammatory metabolism," Morton said. The lowering of cardiac risk factors was es...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (first issue)
...le, atopy as measured by skin-prick allergen tests changes
during the menstrual cycle. When estrogen levels are high, wheal and flare responses increase. Also, the reaction of peripheral white blood cells to the allergen pokeweed is increased in the presence of estrogen, while testosterone inhibits the res...
Catchers mitts don't provide enough protection
...ers examined in this study continue to demonstrate changes
to the gloved index finger consistent with trauma," said Ginn. "There should be further study into glove design." The researchers used ultrasound and other testing to look at blood circulation in the hands. They also looked for enlarged fingers, a si...
The building blocks of schizophrenia and drug addiction
...iety of techniques to better understand how these changes
occur in the brain and is particularly interested...r biology." Flores' project involves looking at changes
in the gene and protein levels from brains of animal models of mental disorders. The localization, ...
New pediatrician workforce policy addresses growing challenges in health care
...e on Pediatric Workforce describe important recent changes
in the pediatrician workforce, which include: N...ply. Addressing what the report calls "fundamental changes
that will have important effects on the professional lives of pediatricians and children's health ca...
Dieting linked to increased wealth, study finds
...a $1,300 or 8 percent reduction in wealth. But the changes
varied dramatically by ethnicity and gender. Incre...Black men, and were associated with small negative changes
in the wealth of white men. Increases in BMI were linked to medium negative changes
in wealth for Bl...
Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly
...ks in the study, the researchers noted significant changes
in balance and gait. They also recorded back extensor strength improvements and significant decrease in back pain. Mayo Clinic researchers present their findings in the July 2005 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . "Most studies of falls address the ...
Brain function in schizophrenia can improve with support, holds promise for cognitive rehabilitation
...memory function in schizophrenia is in part due to changes
in the use of strategies, and does not reflect an immutable inability to learn new information," Barch said. "Individuals with schizophrenia can benefit, as much as healthy individuals, from external support for the use of effective memory strategie...
Vitamin E supplementation shows no overall benefit for major cardiovascular events or cancer
...revention of CVD and cancer, therapeutic lifestyle changes
including a healthy diet and control of major risk...t disease. Interestingly, these positive lifestyle changes
are also associated with the prevention of cancer and Alzheimer disease." (JAMA. 2005;294:107-109. A...
Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain
...abruptly discontinued use of other AEDs, but those changes
had been attributed to the seizures. "The fact th...ms," says Oaklander. "Also, in the past these MRI changes
have been considered not to cause illness. Now that we know the kind of symptoms that they may prod...
The myth of the medical malpractice claims crisis
...m was largely stable and generated few significant changes
in claim frequencies, payments, or jury verdicts. "Average payments on medical malpractice claims rose because small claims were squeezed out of the system over time, not because payments on larger claims increased," the authors explain. The authors...
Baseball food and drink: Healthy chemistry scores a surprise hit
...nking one 12-ounce beer a day for a month produced changes
in blood chemistry that are associated with a reduced risk of heart attack. Those who participated in the study showed decreased cholesterol levels, an increase in antioxidants and reduced levels of fibrinogen, a clot-producing protein, according to ...
Genomics researchers discover protein deficit that causes drug toxicity
... mechanisms which might help predict which genetic changes
could alter the effect of drugs. Prior efforts to ...olism had focused on biochemical mechanisms -- not changes
in protein levels. Background Researchers have known for decades that 1 in 300 patients of Caucasi...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...abetic patients. Treatment often entails lifestyle changes
and medication. Sometimes amputations can be avoided through bypass surgery in the lower extremities that improves blood circulation in the legs and feet; this procedure must be performed by vascular surgeons. Amputation rates can vary as much as te...
Mood lighting: Penn researchers determine role of serotonin in modulating circadian rhythm
... activity of another protein, GSK3b, which further changes
the cascade of events leading to the resetting of the clock. Sehgal points to the clinical implications for understanding the interaction between GSK3b and serotonin. Lithium, a drug commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, targets GSK3b. "Li...
Bad cholesterol: Genes make the difference
...s were interested in learning if blood cholesterol changes
due to the different diets would be the same or di...orrelations showed that the twins had very similar changes
in LDL cholesterol because they had the same genes. Some twins had one or more genes that made them ...
Molecular ballet unravels, links proteins so cell can direct own movement
...rated the structure of vinculin and showed that it changes
its shape by moving individual "cylinders" making up its head, much like the movement of fingers on a hand. The authors named this process "helical bundle conversion" and noted that this conversion was key to cellular movement. A report on that work ...
Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression
...rodes, thereby triggering an epileptic spasm. This changes
the cerebralchemistry in the area of the forehead, a region which, among other things, regulates the emotions and steers the psycho-motor reflexes. Effective therapy bad image One in two patients who previously did not respond to other therapies i...
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