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Intimate kissing quadruples risk of meningitis in teenagers

...ng teenagers in England and the United States rose dramatically during the 1990s, but little is known about the risk factors for this disease in adolescents. The research team examined potential risk and protective factors in 15-19 year olds who had been admitted to hospital with meningococcal disease in six reg...

National study finds no effect from reducing total dietary fat

...oesn't matter? "Nutrition knowledge has progressed dramatically since the study began," said Mara Vitolins, Dr.Ph., associate professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Today, we know that reducing total fat may not be enough we need to focus on the types of fat we eat...

Scientists develop malaria forecasting tool to predict disease risk

...c in tropical countries such as Botswana increases dramatically shortly after a season of good rainfall when the heat and humidity allow mosquito populations to thrive. By using a number of climate models, we were able to compose weather predictions for such countries, which could then be used to calculate the ...

Children's asthma care improves on state health insurance program

...pecialty, preventative and acute care also dropped dramatically after enrollment. Parents reported that they had an easier time getting a medical professional on the phone for advice and in scheduling appointments. Travel times to appointments decreased. "Children had less scattering of care, meaning that they sa...

Medical debt draining Kansans' resources, threatening health care access

...) caused serious problems, and these problems grew dramatically as the amount of debt increased. The Access Project partnered on this project with the four community health centers, the Kansas Health Consumer Coalition, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, as well as with researchers at Brandeis Unive...

Researchers provide dose of education to lower blood pressure

...than the other drugs, prescribing them first could dramatically reduce health care costs. Analyses of prescribing trends suggest that prescriptions for diuretics have slowly begun to rise since the study ended and clinical guidelines have encouraged the use of diuretics either alone or in combination with other ...

OHSU scientists dispel late-night eating/weight gain myth

...ed how much and when the animals ate, which varied dramatically among the animals observed. Specifically, the researchers found that the monkeys ate between 6 percent and 64 percent of their total calories at night. This is comparable to reports in humans who take in approximately 24 percent to 65 percent of tota...

Malaria early-warning system shows promise in tackling epidemics

...ase. The risk of an epidemic in Botswana increases dramatically shortly after a season of good rainfall. Systems developed by the DEMETER project ( http://www.ecmwf.int/research/demeter/ ) make forecasts of seasonal rainfall for much of southern Africa more reliable. An important influence on rainfall in this reg...

Scientists discover genetic profile of an often-misdiagnosed chronic allergic disease of children

... the genes expressed in the esophagus did not vary dramatically between males and females with EE. Of the 574 genes, the investigators found that the expression of one gene in particular, termed eotaxin-3, was elevated in people with EE compared to people without the disease--at up to more than 100-fold greater a...

UBC/CBS researcher invents device to boost world supply, quality of blood platelets

...ood Services has patented the DLS-PM. "We hope to dramatically increase the storage time for platelets with this instrument," says Maurer, an expert in physical chemistry. "Also, we'll now know within 15 minutes which is the best platelet product for the patient." The DLS-PM, roughly the size of a large shoebo...

Researchers take aim at the causes of heart valve disease

...es determined that the cells in the valves changed dramatically once they were removed from the rough-and-tumble environment inside a beating heart. Once tested -- a process that could take up to year -- Grande-Allen's bioreactors will be used to simulate conditions that have been linked with valve disease like ...

Weight loss improves bladder control in women with prediabetes

...ases. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically in the last 30 years, due mostly to the upsurge in obesity. In addition, about 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 40 to 74--41 million people--have prediabetes, which raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease....

First two research awards from university-industry partnership

...medical research. Growth in NIH funding has slowed dramatically in recent years, and most academic research centers in response have sought alternative funding sources, including biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Industry, at the same time, has become more interested in partnering with academic research cente...

Study sets new gold standard for initial antiretroviral treatment of HIV infection

...llant notes that antiretroviral drug regimens have dramatically decreased in complexity in the last 10 years, he says that it would not have been unusual in 1996 for patients to have been taking combinations of up to 24 pills per day, in as many as five daily doses, and often with complicated food restrictions. ...

Autism Speaks makes major funding commitment for unprecedented national autism database

...e an unprecedented source of information that will dramatically increase our knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders," said Dr. Law. Today, one in 166 individuals is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to ...

Carnegie Mellon receives grant to study security issues

...ust not possible," said Morgan. "What we can do is dramatically reduce our vulnerabilities and look for ways that we can achieve other important social goals, such as improved public health." Morgan also said that identifying and improving the balance among legitimate conflicting public interests will be an impor...

Study by Einstein researchers could lead to a novel strategy for treating obesity

...ed a chronic decrease in malonyl CoA levels, which dramatically increased the rats' food intake and led to obesity that was maintained for at least four months. "We showed in this study that disrupting malonyl-CoA levels in this region of the brain impairs the nutrient-sensing mechanism by which the hypothalamus ...

Study identifies molecule essential for proper localization of blood stem cells

...hose who received cells from CaR-negative mice had dramatically fewer stem cells in their bone marrow. Additional experiments showed that the CaR-negative cells were unable to adhere to collagen I, an essential bone protein produced by the osteoblasts. "Since there are already drugs available that target this r...

Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics

...ate of pediatric practice. "Medicaid has changed dramatically over the past 20 to 30 years," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., president and chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The fear is that the government will run out of money, that Medicaid will go bankrupt. This is a crisis...

Study shows inhaled medicine improves survival for lung transplant patients

An inhaled anti-rejection drug can dramatically improve survival after a lung transplant, according to a study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh and led by lung disease specialists who are now at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The results of the study are published in the January...

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