Tag: "different" at medical news
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...ted, but a combinatorial chemistry library of many different
protein sequences that some day might help her and...od thing, though, is that we've identified several different
affinities of binding sites so we can now test whether it's the affinity or the rate of release and ...
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
...e exposed to their own unique stresses and require different
types of virtual reality scenarios. Researcher Hunter Hoffman at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Sarah Miyahira of the Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui (Oahu, HI) will work with Raymond Folen at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii...
Charter activation brings space dimension to European emergency exercise
...opean Technological Accident '. A large number of different
French groups are participating in EURATECH, including the town and prefecture authorities, railway operator SNCF, local and regional fire services, the police and National Gendarmerie, the Ministry of the Interior and the French Army. The exercise ...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
...aled the variability among physicians for ordering different
tests and the wide range of costs. "While the search for the ideal way to treat an illness, called the 'clinical pathway,' remains a significant challenge in the medical profession, industrial engineers can assist hospitals in improving their...
Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
... People lose water and salts from their bodies at different
rates during exercise, he said. Heat and humidity ...ment may not be optimal for individual athletes of different
body types and with varying degrees of training and heat acclimatization....
Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare
...rstanding of how microbes in the gut interact with different
medicines report scientists from Imperial College London and Astra Zeneca. Personalised medicine aims to provide medical treatment tailored more precisely to the individual, maximising efficacy while reducing the risk of an adverse reaction. Accordin...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...r original shape when exposed to light of specific different
wavelengths. The work, to be reported in the April 14 issue of Nature , could have potential applications in a variety of fields, including minimally invasive surgery. Imagine, for example, a "string" of plastic that a doctor threads into the body t...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...ur understanding of possible treatment options for different
levels of asthma severity." NAEPP is expected to release updated guidelines in 2006. An expert panel will consider the results of IMPACT and other studies to determine if changes in treatment recommendations for adults with mild persistent asthma are...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
... example, the protein is able to regulate a set of different
genes. Fra-1 is what is known as a transcription ...r studies, the researchers found that more than 50 different
genes seem to be affected by Fra-1, suggesting that its effects may be even broader than this initia...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...ubjects, the researchers analyzed samples from six different
anatomical sites inside the large intestine as wel... bacteria but are genetically and biochemically as different
from bacteria as bacteria are from humans. The team also used the samples to examine how microbial c...
Cost-effectiveness of drugs may vary across borders
...olicy makers. "Because the healthcare systems in different
countries vary considerably, we shouldn't automatically assume that a new drug that gives good value for money in one country will do so an another," states Professor Michael Drummond, co-author of the study. Study results emphasized the fact that e...
One-meter waistline predicts high risk of diabetes and heart disease
...archers in Sweden set out to assess the ability of different
body measurements and biological markers to predict insulin sensitivity. Their study involved 2,746 healthy male and female volunteers aged between 18-72 years with body mass indexes from 18-60 kg/m2 and waist circumferences from 65-150 cm. Height, w...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
... risk -- suggest that participating in a number of different
activities may be as or more important than freque...ted an activity index, calculated as the number of different
activities each subject participated in over the previous two weeks. Other measurements, including ...
Prostate cancer therapy - study suggests new molecular screening theory
...els of Smad7 correlate with patients' responses to different
therapies. "If we can determine which patients are most likely to benefit from a particular therapeutic approach, we can reduce the possibility that a patient will undergo treatment that has side-effects but no benefit. More importantly, we may one d...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...k pain and 20 had neck pain. They all had received different
combinations of treatments for more than six months, including regular physical therapy, rest, oral and intramuscular/intravenous anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture, and epidural injections. The pain caused severe changes to the daily routine...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...they don't. When we ask them to pour us drinks of different
types, they tend to pour too much. When we ask th...hey be [accurate] if researchers and students have different
definitions of how big a single serving is?" A "standard drink" is generally defined as a beverage t...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...searchers developed a classification system of six different
types of thrombotic aneurysms and the best way to treat each type. At UCSF Medical Center, surgeons perform more than 400 brain aneurysm procedures a year, and while all are not thrombotic, when this type does arise it presents particular challenges ...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...es pregnant after a loss, that pregnancy is a very different
experience," says Cote-Arsenault, "but the care sh...t necessarily different. These women are in a very different
place. Most are emotionally guarded. Many experience high anxiety and stress. There is a loss of i...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
... Anderson Cancer Center have explained how and why different
forms of ovarian cancer evolve in a discovery that...ment, direct the cancer cells to take a variety of different
forms, depending on which of the genes is turned on. The researchers reported their finding in the A...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...mbers. Sometimes, the doctors involved answered a different
question than that posed by the family member. The... from other atypical pneumonias that require quite different
approaches to the management of patients. The study was published in the second issue for April 200...
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