Tag: "environment" at medical news

End-of-life care involves a more holistic approach

...ip in Care at End of Life is designed to create an environment whereby caring for the dying patient is considered a normal part of the everyday practice of a teaching ward. "We hope that by 2010 the clinical experience of every medical student and medical resident in an Ontario teaching hospital will include pro...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...ns about how the nanoparticles might behave in the environment and how they should be regulated, according to a r...ly predict what impact buckyballs will have on the environment or in living systems, which is exactly why research of this type needs to be done in the early stage...

Study: Physicians need to be more vocal about encouraging diabetic patients to exercise

... about exercise during appointments." The physical environment in a patient's home town also appeared to influenc...s," Deshpande said. "Understanding the role of the environment may result in increased physical activity for persons with diabetes."...

Antibody combined with cancer drug shows promise against breast tumors

...tumor blood vessels, however, changes in the tumor environment cause the phospholipid to flip inside out and be positioned on the external surface. VTAs then can bind to this exposed phospholipid, causing the body's white cells to attack and destroy the vessels feeding the tumor. By targeting receptors unique to...

Birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy may affect premenopausal breast cancer risk

...affect breast cancer risk by altering the hormonal environment of the developing fetus and young infant through mechanisms not yet completely clarified." Barba and colleagues from UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions analyzed data collected from 2,382 women participating in the Western New York...

Eight aspects of early life put UK children at risk of obesity

...ese results support the theory that the early life environment can determine later risk of obesity. The study inv...netics, or by shared family characteristics in the environment such as food preferences. Duration of night time sleep may affect growth hormone secretion or reduce...

New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia

... greater). These are welcome results in a patient environment where up to 50% of patients fail to comply with their prescribed medication, leading to an increased risk of relapse. This can result in the need for rehospitalisation and potential for high socioeconomic costs. "Compliance with medication is fund...

Mayo Clinic creates 'Office of the Future'

...nd computer platform. "The idea is to introduce an environment that will encourage activity in the workplace. Jus... take a walk." This scientifically designed office environment is the practical realization of a decade of research at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Levine, an endocrinologist,...

New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery

...on. "The big advantage is that we can control the environment and design cyber tasks that target each patient's ...-reaching and grasping exercises. This therapeutic environment utilizes a "cyber grasp" exoskeleton, which fits over an instrumented data glove, to measure the pos...

NIEHS press conference for the environmental solutions to obesity in America's youth conference

...rs will join researchers to sort out how a child's environment increases the risk for obesity and to identify ways the environment can be changed to address this health epidemic. More than 700 people will gather for a two-day confe...

UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs

...er injury is an ideal model to study how genes and environment interact to produce disease in some but not all people. We hope the factors identified by DILIN research will provide clues to susceptibility to the many diseases that represent an interaction with the environment."...

Cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries not being adequately addressed

...tate studies of the roles that genetic background, environment and lifestyle play in susceptibility to cancer and pathogenesis of particular cancers. Such studies would be easier to conduct if pediatric cancer units are created in resource-poor nations and if their development promotes international cell and tis...

In those genetically predisposed, 'developmental reprogramming' could explain cancer risk

...time. To test whether estrogen, found in both the environment and in some drugs, could reprogram tissue early, Walker, Cook and their team designed a study using female rats that are genetically predisposed to development of uterine leiomyoma, the same kind of benign fibroid tumors that many women have. Typica...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

... ESC, "The ESC strongly believes that the European environment should be smoke free. Smoking has been known as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease for a long time, but its negative impact may be even stronger than previously considered. Decisions made by the individuals who stop smoking must be enhanc...

Removing the spleen may help fight leukemia, mouse model suggests

...w the combination of two factors secreted from the environment of the spleen is important in the promotion of leu... the spleen of diseased mice provides a supportive environment for cancer cells. The spleen secretes various factors, among them MCP and VEGF, which relate to the ...

New study has surprise findings on childhood depression

A child's social environment may have only a modest effect on whether very young children become depressed, according to new Australian research. "Our study found that even dysfunctional family relationships and poor communication styles have a limited impact on the observed me...

NIEHS brings researchers and leaders together to find environmental solutions to childhood obesity

...s join researchers today to sort out how a child's environment increases the risk for obesity and to identify ways the environment can be changed to address this health epidemic. More than 700 people will gather for a 2-day confere...

Exposure to aircraft noise may affect children's reading and memory

...'s issue of THE LANCET. Understanding the way the environment affects children's health is central to the prevention of illness. While the effects of air pollution are well known, less is understood about the way environmental noise affects child health. In the largest study of its kind to date, Stephen Stansfe...

$3 million NIH grant focuses on workplace obesity

...ng simple actions the company can take in the work environment such as offering healthier food selections. Although one goal is to discover what lifestyle interventions work best to reduce obesity, the researchers will not promote any particular diet or physical training. What makes this project unique among ot...

3D atlas will help navigate the spinal cord

... space designed to become the knowledge management environment for experimental and, eventually, clinical observations. Though not itself directed at a cure for the consequences of spinal cord injury, the project will accelerate progress of such research because it will permit scientists to navigate seamlessly...

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