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Largest ever Asian smoking study reveals cardiovascular health risks

...ared to Western populations. The study also makes clear that there are real benefits to be gained, in terms of huge numbers of lives to be saved, by effectively implementing campaigns in Asia to quit smoking." "This is particularly so amongst women, where use of tobacco is still spreading worldwide and...

Green tea ingredient prevents Alzheimer's-like brain damage in mice

... Alzheimer's plaque burden. "If those studies show clear cognitive benefits," Dr. Tan said, "we believe clinical trials of EGCG to treat Alzheimer's disease would be warranted." Kavon Rezai-Zedah, a PhD candidate in the USF Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology was first author of the study. Ot...

Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study

...re new procedures against the standard approach to clear clogged brain arteries, the cause of ischemic stroke. Opening clogged arteries in stroke patients quickly is important, because the longer the blood supply to the brain is blocked, the more likely long-lasting brain damage will occur. Known as the...

Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol

...called good cholesterol, which helps keep arteries clear from the buildup of LDL cholesterol, the so-called...eries narrowing again after angioplasty surgery to clear them. Low levels of HDL cholesterol, he says, are defined as less than 40 milligrams per deciliter ...

One stop shop for clinical trials open for business

...ustralia, Kieran Schneemann, said today. "There is clear interest from doctors, patients and their carers in finding out what clinical trials have been conducted into particular illnesses, and what is presently underway. The industry has responded and it is important others do the same." This is the first ...

Breast-feeding still best despite environmental chemicals in human milk

...re possible. One of the points we've tried to make clear is that you cannot present risk-benefit information in a vacuum. That's why we also recommend looking at infant formulas and the chemicals in the water used to make the formulas. An example of this is the potential effects on infants from phytoestrog...

New nutritional challenges emerge for HIV care providers

... researchers in future endeavors. She says, "it is clear that micronutrients play a critical role in the maintenance of immune function and overall metabolism. We need to concentrate on defining the areas in which they may help to maximize the health status of HIV-infected patients."...

Scrapping BCG vaccination in British schools is justified

...lains the author. This has not occurred, and it is clear that the risk of tuberculosis among immigrant communities declines over time once they have settled in the United Kingdom, and that the imported disease has not led to increases in the risk of disease for the indigenous population. Under the new poli...

Should the law on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide be changed?

...training and support for health professionals, and clear conscientious objection clauses. Finally, research among doctors in the Netherlands shows that, although with the introduction of review procedures for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide the public oversight and legal control has increased, al...

Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk

... advice continues to be to stop smoking, and it is clear that all of us can benefit from healthy eating and exercising," Spitz says. "Still, our results generally show that higher intake of these foods resulted in lower lung cancer risk, and that is certainly a tantalizing preliminary finding." One of the ...

Children whose parents smoked are twice as likely to begin smoking between 13 and 21

...but continue to smoke themselves. The evidence is clear from this study that if parents don't want their children to start smoking, it is important for them to stop or reduce their own smoking," Hill said....

Hospitals that follow guidelines save lives

...bitors among all eligible patients at discharge, a clear follow-up plan, lifestyle goals, and plans for what to do in the event of recurrent symptoms," he said. Joseph V. Messer, M.D., M.A.C.C., from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, who was not connected with this study, said the GAP pr...

Science commentary stresses need for collaboration at local level in HIV-prevention studies

...he development of HIV-prophylaxis clinical trials, clear communication of research information, and the involvement of the local leaders and investigators in the development of local prevention and treatment infrastructures. All too often, they note, studies in the last several years were marked by misinf...

Why are the best malaria drugs not being used in Africa?

...se their effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The clear tension between the need to restrict drug use to slow the development of drug resistance, and the need to expand access so that malaria is treated before it becomes severe, is also a formidable barrier, they add. All of these problems can only be sol...

Chronic arthritis pain and the disappointment of u-opioid therapy

...tes study author Dr. Jason McDougall. By offering clear insights into the disappointment of u-opioid therapy, this study suggests the need for rethinking the best use of endomorphin 1 and redirecting pain management research toward more promising alternatives for long-term arthritis sufferers....

Pulmonary artery catheter use neutral for patient outcomes

... different medical settings that have not provided clear guidance on the device's efficacy or safety. "To help put the results of ESCAPE into context, we wanted to look at how the PAC performed in different settings and situations in a wide range of patients," said the DCRI's Vict Hasselblad, Ph.D., lead s...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

... determine how to treat their patients. To date, a clear approach for treating the different forms of the disease has not existed, despite many advances in the treatment of JIA. "Treatment for JIA has come a long way over the last 15 years, however, there has not been a set of treatment guidelines based on...

Scientists pinpoint inflammation gene

...fied SEPS1 as a type of "garbage truck" that helps clear cells of misfolded proteins that build up when cel...hich is rare in human genetics. This adds to other clear evidence that SEPS1 is a good target in defeating inflammation, which plays an important role in vir...

Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds

...associated with a reduced risk of SIDS. "This is a clear recommendation from the Academy of Pediatrics that looked at a number of factors that contribute to babies dying suddenly and in their sleep," Kemp said....

Practice makes perfect when implanting cardioverter-defibrillator devices

...ver the physician's background in this area, it is clear that experience counts, and it counts for a lot." "Previous studies and the Al-Khatib article suggest that, in order to do the procedure safely and have good patient outcomes, an M.D. has to have a sufficiently high volume practice. That fact was key...

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