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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

...cise regimen combining Taiji and Qigong may get an extra boost from their annual flu shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can increase the antibody response to influenza vaccine in older adults, said the studys lead author Yang Yang, an adjunct professor of kinesiology and community health, and a T...

Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

...e strongly associated with better outcomes. Taking extra showers or baths and using fans were associated with a trend toward lower risk of death. Although further studies are needed to provide specific guidance on each intervention, such as fans and air-conditioning, these results could help formulate re...

Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms

...ing dopamine neurons lose their ability to release extra dopamine, and symptoms start to appear." To test their hypothesis, the researchers gave healthy, one-year-old mice the neurotoxin 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetra-hydropyridine (MPTP) at a dose that kills about 80 percent of the dopamine cells, but ...

Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

... to help ascertain what areas of the face may need extra fat to combat the aging process. It also is a major breakthrough in facial anatomy that will have major implications for future studies on aging and possibly hold clues to the study of other diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. ...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...has become more socially acceptable to carry a few extra pounds, according to a new study. Florida State University Assistant Professor of Economics Frank Heiland and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Economist Mary Burke are the co-authors of a paper published in the academic journal Economic Inquiry t...

Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates

...s. It can cause a stay of about an average of 10 extra days in hospital at a cost of US$10,000 to $40,000....

Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction

...brain? Just pay your taxes, and then give a little extra voluntarily to your local food bank. University of Oregon scientists have found that doing those deeds can give you the same sort of satisfaction you derive from feeding your own hunger pangs. A three-member team a cognitive psychologist and two e...

Extra pay does not improve hospital performance

DURHAM, N.C. Paying hospitals extra money does not appear to significantly improve the...f pay for performance, found that paying hospitals extra money for following specific guidelines led to better patient care and outcomes. However, that study...

Study: Directly observed HIV therapy for children is promising

...sionals who administered them. For just a little extra money, we could be sure that children had 100 percent adherence to their medications, Pugatch said. We know that a high degree of adherence reduces the chances of drug resistance which can lead to treatment failure and the need to put kids on more e...

Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases

...RMD). But, unlike in the heart or brain, where the extra blood vessels can have a benefit, in the eye the new vessels wreak havoc, leaking fluid and blood and leading to vision loss. Current treatments for neovascular eye diseases include thermal lasers and anti-angiogenic drugs, which are designed to prev...

Talking sex on the factory floor in China

...service led by the factory's doctors, who received extra training. The family planning information leaflets proved popular, but very few women (5%) used the factory's free family planning service. While 100% of participants attended the first of two lectures on reproductive physiology and barrier method...

Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment

... deliver the "boost" concurrently, eliminating the extra two weeks. "When delivering high doses of radiation, we have to consider the level of side effects and the cosmetic result," explained Freedman. "In this phase II study, women reported acceptable side effects, and the cosmetic result was similar to ...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...cy measures include: Providing patients with extra emergency drug supplies that can be taken in case of program interruption. Stockpiling emergency supplies of ART and securing them against vandals and looters Distributing clinics widely throughout the treatment area, thus reducing travel requireme...

Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds

...he extremely premature kids, however, do need that extra level of care." Phibbs and his co-workers linked birth certificates and hospital discharge records of more than 48,000 very-low-birth-weight infants born in California between 1991 and 2000 with fetal and infant death certificates. They found that ...

NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference

...nence," says Dr. Tewari. "The technique entails no extra cost and very little added time in the operating room, although surgeons would have to be trained, of course." Dr. Tewari will be presenting his research (MP20, May 21, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.) showing that after 16 weeks following surgery, 95 percent ...

Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care

..., medication or program that generates one year of extra life for a healthy person at less than $100,000 is... commonly used standard is $50,000 per one year of extra life in perfect health. The diabetes quality-improvement initiative passed all these standards. E...

Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death

...ssuring anxious patients, Dr. Blatt said. Spending extra time with patients and families gives the cardiologist an opportunity to talk about heart disease, adjust medications, encourage exercise, and come up with effective strategies to improve cardiac risk factors, such as smoking, high cholesterol and hi...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

...rnell Medical College. "The technique entails no extra cost and very little added time in the OR, although surgeons would have to be trained, of course," Dr. Tewari says. "We're confident the procedure will enhance post-prostatectomy recovery, sparing men the significant loss in quality of life that chro...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

... Were 20 percent less willing to stay late or work extra if needed. Were 25 percent less likely to give "maximum effort." It appears that misery does indeed love company. When employees have to go without, they get very upset when they see the CEO pulling into the parking lot in a new Jaguar. "The p...

New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome

...patients with IBS difficult to treat. "Although extra time and effort may be needed, successful management is rewarding because it can substantially improve quality of life." IBS has a similar incidence in Europe and the USA, and is increasingly recognised in developing countries, with between 5-10% o...

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