Tag: "explored" at medical news
Study evaluates why blacks do not successfully donate kidneys
...ers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine explored
why blacks are less likely than other races to become living kidney donors, and the reasons are obesity and failure to complete the donor evaluation. "Obesity is a growing problem in the African-American community, particularly among women, and thi...
Statin use linked with decreased prostate cancer mortality rates, lower PSA levels
... Duke University and Johns Hopkins University have explored
whether statin medications affect not only prostat...nfluence prostate biology a factor that should be explored
further to examine the significance that statin medications may have on prostate cancer detection. ...
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
...ect this internal process. The scientists also explored
how microbes break down fibre in the lower gut. Certain microbes allow dietary fibre to be digested and the more effective these microbes are, the more calories are absorbed from the diet. Different people have different types of gut microbes livin...
Yoga and elevated brain GABA levels
...ary Medicine, suggest that the practice of yoga be explored
as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety, disorders associated with low GABA levels. The World Health Organization reports that mental illness makes up to fifteen percent of disease in the world. Depression and anxiety disorders both co...
Erectile dysfunction -- the canary in the mineshaft?
...erectile dysfunction (ED). Researchers from France explored
whether treatment with sildenafil a common pharmacologic treatment for ED could improve endothelial dysfunction in a rat model. Researchers administered sildenafil to fructose-fed rats to achieve plasma concentrations known to give efficacy in me...
Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments
...ve medicine. Researchers at Wake Forest University explored
whether cells in human urine possess characteristi... Los Angeles, CA, Stony Brook, NY and Seoul, Korea explored
whether cord blood stem cells can be used effectively in treating urinary incontinence in women. 3...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
ANAHEIM, Ca. (May 22, 2007) -- Early research has explored
a possible connection between lower urinary tract ...sfunction (ED). Researchers from the United States explored
the question of whether LUTS severity can impact a patients response to ED treatment. Researchers us...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...hat enrolled more than 100,000 patients. They then explored
the impact of six exclusion criteria commonly used in treatment outcome research: psychiatric problems, neurological problems, medical problems, drug use, non-compliance issues, and social and residential instability. The researchers found that wom...
Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
...onic complications associated with type 2 diabetes explored
in the Review include hypertension, nephropathy, retinopathy, dyslipidaemia, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and neuropathy. Psychiatric disorders can also be associated with type 2 diabetes with one in five adolescents in a study from Philadelp...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...selves." One intriguing possibility that will be explored
under the grant is that stem cells could be engineered to express additional therapeutic molecules to further enhance neuroprotection or to interfere with the proliferation of blood vessels. If successful, this approach could have broad treatment imp...
Even when child's cancer prognosis is poor, parent/physician communication can provide hope
...p sustain parents hopes. Few previous studies have explored
the relationship between prognostic disclosure and hope in this setting. The researchers surveyed 194 parents of children with cancer in their first year of treatment and the childrens physicians. They assessed whether there was any connection betw...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
... Joining forces to make it happen. The conference explored
the issues and set the groundwork for the ECOSOCs first Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) this summer in Switzerland. Webb concluded by stating that in order to successfully impact malnutrition it takes complementary inputs delivered through complemen...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...ly Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study explored
the treatment preferences of 226 persons age 60 and older with advanced cancer, congestive heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Trained research assistants conducted in-home interviews with participants at least every four months ...
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