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Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success

...n 5.5 pounds at birth increases the probability of dropping out of high school by one-third, reduces yearly earnings by about 15 percent and burdens people in their 30s and 40s with the health of someone who is 12 years older. The study, presented May 22 in Washington, D.C. at the National Summit on America...

Benchmark fetal surgery study finds timeliness to be critical factor in success of treatment

...nt numbers of treatment failures, so patients were dropping out in the amnioreduction arm because they were failing therapy, whereas they were dying in the laser therapy," says Dr. Crombleholme. Statistically, these patients are considered to have had the same outcome: a treatment failure. So, ultimately, t...

UGA study finds that caffeine cuts post-workout pain by nearly 50 percent

Athens, Ga. -- Although it's too soon to recommend dropping by Starbucks before hitting the gym, a new study suggests that caffeine can help reduce the post-workout soreness that discourages some people from exercising. In a study to be published in the February issue of The Journal of Pain, a team of Unive...

Poor readers have higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior

...e at significantly higher risk for suicide and for dropping out of school than typical readers, according to a study by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researchers. "In our study, poor readers were three times more likely than typical readers to consider or attempt suicide and six times more l...

Nearly nine of 10 who seek individual market health insurance never buy a plan

...as employers cope with rising health care costs by dropping health benefits or increasing employee cost-sharing through higher deductibles, workers and their families are being squeezed. When people lose coverage, many who turn to the individual insurance market find that coverage is unobtainable or unafforda...

Drug addiction treatment sees drop in success rate

...users who came back to start treatment again after dropping out of treatment increased from 22.9% in 1998 to 48.6% in 2002....

Children living near major roads face higher asthma risk

...sed the further away a home was from a major road, dropping to background rates at roughly 150 meters (not quite two blocks). Study sites included the cities of Alpine, Anaheim, Glendora, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Elsinore, Long Beach, Mira Loma, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Dimas, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria a...

Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes

...a split-second later that we can't get it back, or dropping a bag of groceries, or realizing that our gas tank is nearly empty on a lonely stretch of highway, we all make mistakes that aren't just annoying, but potentially costly. Now, a team of University of Michigan researchers has looked inside the human b...

Prisons not adapting to needs of aging inmate population

... living that are specific to prison. These include dropping to the floor rapidly when an alarm goes off, climbing onto a top bunk, hearing orders from correctional officers, standing in line to be counted, and walking to the dining hall, which may be a considerable distance from a prisoner's cell "When an a...

Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara

...he concentration of cocaine that would result from dropping a kilogram of cocaine into an olympic-sized swimming pool. That concentration would be the equivalent of detecting three parts per million in blood. Still, this is not yet sensitive enough for use in the emergency room, since a person with .3 parts p...

Men in their 50s have more satisfying sex lives than men in their 30s

...ties. Satisfaction with erections averaged 2.83, dropping sharply once men reached their fifties. Men in their twenties scored 3.63, men in their fifties 3.03 and men in their seventies 1.60. Ejaculation averaged 3.28 and showed a more measured decline with age, falling more sharply for men in their s...

Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate

...mber of episiotomies performed around the world is dropping following a general shift toward reserving the surgical procedure for emergencies. A May 2005 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association cast doubt on many of the rationales offered for routine episiotomy. That evidence review found ...

New technique puts brain-imaging research on its head

...They have done experiments on humans with the head dropping forward, and plan to study different acceleration profiles, including rotations. "This method is a starting point that we hope will take the guesswork out of brain matter deformation analysis," Bayly said. "We can now quantify brain deformation fro...

Private Finance Initiative may have had its day in the NHS

... investment in hospital building projects - may be dropping because of its high cost, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. Hospital trust boards initially welcomed the financing system, which they were told was the major way they could fund new facilities, paying investors back in annual instalments. But con...

Women's health suffers under welfare reform, study says

...elfare reform is working because welfare rolls are dropping and this reverses a decades-long trend," said George Kaplan, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. "But there has been virtually no attempt to ask what effect these changes would have on the health of the af...

Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer

...ce with the exercise regimen was about 82 percent, dropping to 76 percent during the second three-month period. According to feedback, distance from the campus was a factor in the dropout rate. Testing was conducted before the intervention, at three months, and at six months. Measurements for some immune fu...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

...ompliance with the exercise regimen was about 82%, dropping to 76% during the second three-month period. According to feedback, distance from the university was a factor in the dropout rate. There were no significant differences between the two groups in education, cancer treatment or stage, age, overall hea...

Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice

...rotective pathway by preventing oxygen levels from dropping enough to trigger the inflammation stop signal. To explore this possibility in an animal model, Dr. Sitkovsky and his colleagues induced lung inflammation in three groups of mice. The first group of 15 mice did not receive any supplemental oxygen. Wh...

Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics

....4 percent decrease. Triglycerides also improved, dropping from 299 mg/dL to 257 mg/dL, a 14 percent decrease. LDL decreased from 129 mg/dL to 92 mg/dL -- a 28.7 percent improvement. HDL rose from 43 mg/dL to 55 mg/dL -- a 21.8 percent increase."With a normal pharmaceutical intervention, you see a decrease ...

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