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First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school

...rs. said Lhteenmki. This may be a reflection of a diminished ability to learn new information. Lhteenmki says girls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation therapy, which has been regarded as the main cause of cognitive decline. The study also found 94 percent of brain tumor survivors co...

Low libido in menopause linked to trouble sleeping

...disturbance has been independently associated with diminished sexual desire during or after menopause. The pa...ight sweats, or both. Of them, 64 percent reported diminished sexual desire, 43 percent slept poorly, and 18 percent had major depression. It seems reasonable ...

Personality changes may help detect form of dementia

...ies displayed passive personality changes, such as diminished emotional response, disinterest in hobbies, repetitive behaviors, and growing apathy, or lack of interest, more often than those with Alzheimer's. The study involved 290 people who were part of a larger study and were tested every year for an aver...

Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students

...king, starting at a pre-college age, is related to diminished decision-making abilities, as exemplified by prefe...re not alcoholics, heavy alcohol use is related to diminished decision making abilities or disadvantageous cognitive functions." "It is also interesting to note...

'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

...ping lungs of children. "We may see an increase in diminished lung function in children of smokers because of this trend," he said....

JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

...nase. They found that blocking cleavage in the IGD diminished the loss of aggrecan and cartilage erosion in animals with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In addition, this blockade appeared to stimulate cartilage repair following acute inflammation. The authors concluded that blocking aggrecanase-medi...

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy

...uce CVD risk factors. One potential consequence of diminished HRT use is increased use of pharmacological agents, such as statins and aspirin; however, both are associated with side effects. Based on the findings of the current investigation, special attention should be paid to encouraging lifestyle strategies ...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

...the lung," said Dr. de Jongste. "In children with diminished prenatal growth, and consequently low birth weight, a disturbed lung development is associated with a relatively small airway caliber. This can cause decreased lung function and more respiratory symptoms later in life." According to the investigato...

JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007

... and survival, however the authors found that GILZ diminished the activation of Ras/Raf and in turn inhibited Ras- and Raf-dependent T cell proliferation. When GILZ was inactivated the antiproliferative effects of dexamethasone were inhibited, resulting in increased T cell proliferation. Together, the data indi...

Green tea extract protects against brain damage in new mouse model of HIV-related dementia

...2007) -- A compound derived from green tea greatly diminished the neurotoxicity of proteins secreted by the human immunodeficiency virus, suggesting a new approach to the prevention and treatment of HIV-associated dementia, also known as AIDS dementia complex. The disorder is the most severe form of HIV-related...

Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates

... expected, older adults in both cultures exhibited diminished binding processes (the ability to connect a partic... study subjects. The older subjects also exhibited diminished object processing in the lateral occipital complex. The most striking finding was that the object ...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...t as they can, leaving tissues further away with a diminished supply. Its like a pride of lion cubs fighting for their mothers milk a few may get nudged away, go without, and will eventually die. In a brain in the midst of cortical spreading depression, brain cells closest to oxygen-rich blood vessels survive,...

ACP: Residency match results for internal medicine underscore need to redesign primary care

...pulation, which will result in lower-quality care, diminished access to care, higher costs, and decreased patient satisfaction. ACP-proposed reforms call for a patient-centered health care system that builds upon the relationship between patients and their primary and principal care physicians. This model of he...

Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments

...p is identifying the gene or genes that cause this diminished supply of brain receptors. This may provide important new leads in the search for improved therapies for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and compulsive brain disorders such as drug addiction and pathological gambling." Government re...

Aging population is causing major increase in the cancer burden warn experts

...ancer, and several other forms of cancer, could be diminished by tobacco control." The 25 EU countries accounted for nearly 2.3 million of the new cases and over one million cancer deaths [2]. Lung, colorectal, breast and stomach cancers are the top four killers Lung cancer remains the biggest killer, w...

Comprehensive reforms to move toward patient-centered care released by ACP

... primary care will be higher costs, lower quality, diminished access, and decreased patient satisfaction. ACP, today, proposed a bold solution to this looming collapse: a patient-centered health care system. This model of health care delivery has been proven to result in better quality, more efficient use of ...

Response to anti-HIV therapy improved if treatment begins six months after preventive regimen

...eatment with nevirapine-containing combinations is diminished if less than six months has passed since the preventive regimen. These findings were reported by researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health and appear in the January 11 New England Journal of Medicine. Nevirapine, given once du...

Patients' requests for antidepressants can influence physician evaluation of depression

...eneral, the result may be missed opportunities and diminished quality of care," Feldman added....

Taste test may identify best drugs for depression

...explain why anxious and depressed individuals have diminished appetite. The results also show that taste is related to anxiety levels, even in generally well people....

Regulatory pathway in brain development possible basis for malformations

...l understood. "Loss of Zfp423 in mice results in diminished proliferation by precursor cells at a key time in the development of the cerebellum, resulting in its malformation," said Alcaraz. The protein encoded by Zfp423 regulates the expression of other genes and is required for normal levels of proliferat...

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