Tag: "eight" at medical news
New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks
...unities (ARIC) study." Based on their responses to eight
questions about their history of military service and combat exposures, 2,054 men were classified as non-veterans, 2,131 were designated non-combat veterans and 1,183 were listed as combat veterans, she said. "Those exposed to combat served during th...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
...there probably are some things that happen in even eight
weeks." Researchers studied the combined effects of personalized physical exercise and Mediterranean-style diet plans in volunteers with pre-clinical risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study reported preliminary data from the larger random...
Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations
...ts from the research, conducted at Wake Forest and eight
other medical centers, are reported in the May iss... symptoms who came to the emergency departments of eight
U.S. medical centers and one medical center in Singapore. Any patient who came in with symptoms that...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program ID's gene variant that increases colon cancer risk
...GFBR1*6A) a mutated gene present in nearly one in eight
people and the most commonly inherited cancer susceptibility gene identified so far might be responsible for a significant proportion of familial colorectal cancers. The study, published by researchers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwes...
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
...xposure to the event as well as assessing them for eight
probable mental disorders. Level of exposure was d...ted to the likelihood of having one or more of the eight
probable disorders assessed. Third, that a wide range of probable mental disorders was elevated, in ...
Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses
... shorten the examination time to a factor of about eight
to twenty, making sedation unnecessary," said Dr. Mulkens. Dr. Mulkens' study also shows another advantage of the use of MDCT in these children. "MDCT displays the whole region of the ear, nose and throat in one examination, which is not possible wit...
Diabetes and pizza: Slow and steady insulin delivery wins the race
...dministered slowly via the pump over the following eight
hours. Volunteers ingested nothing but water in th...ed by extending the time of delivery of insulin to eight
hours without varying the total amount of insulin administered." Gabbay cautions that this method of...
Three UCSD scholars elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
...ring and the Institute of Medicine, is one of only eight
scientists to be elected into all three national academies. Chien is the founding chair of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, consistently one of the nation's top ranked. Professor Cox, 49, is a specialist in the areas...
Innovative study finds way to 'bio-synthesize' an anti-cancer compound
...ellamides are small cyclic peptides (consisting of eight
amino acids), scientists had at first thought that...t, TIGR scientists looked for every combination of eight
amino acids constituting the cyclic patellamides in the draft genome. Ravel's group found the sequen...
Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling
...m more that 4,800 residents completing training in eight
specialties at programs across the country. The current report analyzes the responses of more than 900 residents in the three specialties that focus on adult primary care internal medicine, family practice and obstetrics/gynecology to questions ab...
Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens
...fter waking supported alertness and mood for about eight
hours. For a teen who starts his day at 6:30 am, a lunchtime nap could keep him going till 8 or 9 pm. However, Carskadon warns that afternoon naps don't help morning fatigue the next day. "In order to help adolescents do their best, parents need to...
Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project
...lifying round March 15, Dowdall and Hall tied with eight
others for first place, with Team ContAInment being the only U.S. team in that top group. In the national elimination round April 15, they were the top-scoring team in their division. Now, advancing to the third of four rounds, they will compete in...
Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children
...red to white children, black children were: Nearly eight
times more likely to sustain burns or gunshot wounds; Seven times more likely to be struck by a car; Six times more likely to be assaulted (the number includes cases of child abuse); Nearly five times as likely to drown; and Had a greater risk of...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...ical patients consisted of 35-year-old men with an eight
year history of ulcerative colitis, which was inactive at the time of enrollment in the study. Using this model, the study followed the cohort until age 90 or until death, whichever occurred first. To determine if statin chemoprevention is more cost-...
Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers
...t. Jude investigators also showed that tumors from eight
of 14 patients with BL also over-expressed the Odc gene, which indicates that this gene is an important target of Myc in this cancer. Together, these findings suggest that DFMO would be effective in preventing certain cancers, such as BL, by disablin...
Multiple views from CT scans may improve diagnosis
... faster multidetector CT scanners that can capture eight
or more slices at once opened the door to alternate views. With proper processing, these other views are of similar quality to the original axial images. In some cases, physicians reformat the data to view an organ from the front. Called the coronal ...
60 per cent of first-time mums say prolonged labour will affect them for life
...xperience will affect them for life, but more than eight
out of ten still found giving birth exciting. Those are two of the key findings of a survey of over 250 women published in the May issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. A team of Swedish researchers, led by Astrid Nystedt from Umea University, studie...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
... only a few specific problems. In the study, every eight
weeks, researchers checked 40 children with stable asthma who were eligible for inhaled steroid reduction. If clinically indicated, their steroid dose was halved. At each subsequent visit, in an effort to determine the degree of airway inflammation,...
Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials
..., respectively, were in clinical remission at week eight
compared to 14.9 percent of those on placebo. In ..., respectively, were in clinical remission at week eight
compared to 5.7 percent of those receiving placebo. Infliximab was generally well tolerated with a...
Lower doses of chemotherapy equally effective in most children
...out an 80 percent chance of overall survival after eight
years. Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, sees an average of 20 new patients each year affected with ALL....
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