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Trained nurses and laypersons perform well as preschool vision screeners

...nged to present isolated, crowded Lea Symbols at a closer distance, laypersons were as accurate as the eyecare professionals using the original test, in which a line of symbols was presented. "We are excited to have identified the best-performing tools for vision screening of preschool children, and to have...

Women missing out in heart treatment more needed in clinical trials

...ur significantly more often in women, so they need closer monitoring when undergoing antiarrhythmic treatment; Aspirin is proven as a primary preventive for heart attack in males, but questionable for women. The reasons it appears not to be effective in primary heart attack prevention are unclear as yet; ...

Family environment is a significant predictor of adolescent obesity

...tes this can be attribute to several factors. "The closer children are to their parents, the more likely they are to internalize the values and norms that their parents promote or model. Nearly two-thirds of adults are overweight and 30 percent are obese," she says. "Other reasons might include over eating ...

Scientific breakthrough will help protect astronauts and spacecraft

...lt was drained of electrons and then reformed much closer to the Earth in a region usually thought to be relatively safe for satellites. " When the radiation belts reformed they did not increase according to a long-held theory of particle acceleration. Instead, by using scientific instruments in Antarcti...

New research on closer health relationships

...d the project would provide an evidence base for a closer relationship between State and Federal health services, and better integration between hospitals, general practice and community care organisations. "Australia is facing some big discussions about delivery of health services. We hope our work will a...

Promising diagnostic tools for multiple sclerosis developed at Yale

...not cause disease. "Our results bring us one step closer to pinpointing more accurate diagnostic tools to aid in designing treatments for individual MS patients," said Ruddle, who is also Interim Deputy Dean and Interim Vice Chair of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale....

Researchers link childhood asthma to exposure to traffic-related pollution

...ls in 10 Southern California cities found that the closer children live to a freeway, the greater their chan... as NO2 levels increased. They also found that the closer the students lived to a freeway, the higher the NO2 levels outside their homes. NO2 levels also corr...

BIDMC investigators receive award to study pathways responsible for obesity, type 2 diabetes

...lism; this funding will enable us to move one step closer to the goal of advancing diabetes treatment and prevention." Diabetes afflicts more than 18 million individuals in the United States, with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year. The chronic disease is a major risk factor for heart disea...

Homing in on blood pressure genes may lead to targeted therapy

...e Research meeting. "The findings bring us a step closer to developing targeted therapies for patients with high blood pressure who might otherwise be started on medications that won't help," said lead author Sandosh Padmanabhan, Ph.D., specialist registrar at the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovas...

Prevalence of 'risky' sex among gay men doubled in Scotland over six years

...as increased risky sexual behaviour among gay men, closer analysis of the findings showed that this did not fully explain the trends. The increasing prevalence of unprotected anal sex with casual partners was actually higher among those who were not optimistic about HIV treatment. The findings prompt the ...

Chromium picolinate linked with reduced carbohydrate cravings in people with atypical depression

...ed at in small studies and this trial may bring us closer to understanding the connection." Study Design The study, "A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Exploratory Trial of Chromium Picolinate in Atypical Depression: Effect of Carbohydrate Craving" was an 8 week, multi-center trial of 113 randomized ad...

Low-cost alternative drugs can help patients with problems controlling blood pressure

...cs reduce the uptake of sodium at an early region, closer to where blood is filtered to produce urine. A region more "downstream" also takes back sodium from the urine. If too much is taken back in the first region, then the kidney adjusts by taking up less sodium in the second region. But such an adjustmen...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)

...earest asbestos source rocks. Yet people who lived closer to naturally occurring asbestos deposits had a greater chance of developing the disease. The authors explained that a major strength of the study was the very large number of mesothelioma cases used to assess the potentially weak association between ...

Meeting MRSA targets largely down to chance, says expert

...ated, rates in the subsequent year will tend to be closer to the overall average rate (a phenomenon known as regression to the mean). This immediately explains reports of hospitals slipping significantly down the league table from one year to the next. He believes that, if MRSA rates are to be used to asses...

Microbicide field praises agreement to license new AIDS drugs

...d by a non profit entity, these companies bring us closer to the time when we can put new prevention tools i...The more compounds we have in clinical trials, the closer we'll get to having an effective product ready for distribution." The microbicide field has built a...

African-Americans have worse quality of life after heart attack or unstable angina

...f life," he said. So he said physicians should pay closer attention to follow-up care among their African-American patients. "Be sensitive to residual symptoms of angina, physical limitations and poorer quality of life in blacks after an acute coronary syndrome, so that additional therapies may be offered t...

Generous home-poured alcoholic beverages may lead to overindulgence

...the size of drinks." Kerr added that this study's closer look at individual drinks also resulted in larger estimates of monthly alcohol consumption than estimates based on standard drinks. "This discrepancy is larger for women," he said, "because a larger proportion of their drinks are wine and spirits....

Eating out often may add to kids' cardiovascular risk

...cular disease, and we realized we needed to take a closer look at our young people to see when risk factors emerge and why," she said. "We're concerned because we know that children who have cardiovascular risks grow up to be adults who have these risks." The project initially included 759 participants, bu...

Kidney-damaging protein offers clue to new treatment

...echanisms of kidney cell injury moves us that much closer to preventing this life-altering damage from happening. "If we can develop a drug that will inhibit or turn off the TSP-1 gene function, then severe kidney damage could be prevented--even during a 30-minute disruption in blood flow," he said. "Since...

Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

...reasing the odds that the surgeons begin searching closer to the target. The system consists of a three-dimensional brain atlas that was built up by combining the brain scans of 21 post operative DBS patients into one another using sophisticated computer-mapping methods. To predict the location of the targe...

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