Tag: "factor" at medical news
Water flows like molasses on the nanoscale
...e the lateral forces, the viscosity increased by a factor
of 1,000 to 10,000. On hydrophobic surfaces, they did not see such an increase in viscosity. The results of the molecular dynamics simulations support these findings, showing a dramatically decreased mobility for sub-nanometer thick water films und...
'No' doesn't always mean 'no'
... often contribute to expressions of non-consent, a factor
that should be incorporated in the design of future studies. Low participation rates are a problem in human subject research because they can lead to delays, sampling bias and increased costs. Most studies to date have focussed on participants' mo...
Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says
...le in reducing inflammation, which is also a major factor
in heart disease. Studies that have compared high and standard doses of statins have shown significant differences in the risk of negative events among the patients taking the higher doses. And that has helped lead to the current recommendations by t...
Study reports changing to a low-fat diet can induce stress
...examined for increases in corticotrophin releasing factor
(CRF) levels which can indicate high stress levels. Writing in the article, Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D., states, "Our behavioral, physiologic, biochemical, and molecular analyses support the hypothesis that preferred diets act as natural rewards and that ...
Eating cured meats frequently can lead to lower lung function and potential COPD
...n prospective longitudinal studies as a novel risk factor
for COPD. ...
20-year study shows significant rise in childhood obesity, especially among girls
...of parental education in the studied population, a factor
that has been linked to lower childhood obesity levels, young children, especially girls, have become much more overweight or obese in the last 20 years" say lead researchers Drs Ulf Holmback and Anders Forslund from Uppsala University, Sweden. ...
Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on
...Young adults who achieve and maintain optimal risk factor
levels early on could enter middle age with health...hearts. The CARDIA study initially measured risk factor
levels in 1985 in a group of 5,115 African American and white young adults, ages 18 to 30, who were ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...aid Nthlings. Smoking is the only established risk factor
for pancreatic cancer, and "short of stopping toba...presence of multiple adenomas was the largest risk factor
associated with polyp recurrence, but that age, gender and obesity played important, if lesser, role...
Low education predicts lower quality of life for prostate cancer patients
... of health care. Since health care access is a key factor
in predicting health outcomes, its significant that we were able to control for this variable, she says. The good news, she says, is that clinicians across the country can immediately begin to identify and help prostate cancer patients who are at g...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
...h and disability have not been included, and if we factor
in those costs, the overall burden would be far greater."...
Study finds lack of health insurance may be associated with increased rates of stroke
... the relative importance of hypertension as a risk factor
for stroke, says Angela Fowler-Brown, MD, MPH, the...al School. Hypertension is the most powerful risk factor
for stroke, and in our study we found that hypertension was significantly less likely to be well con...
Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic
...ransmission of influenza virus in 1918, a critical factor
in how much death rates were reduced was how soon the measures were put in place. Officials in St. Louis introduced a broad series of public health measures to contain the flu within two days of the first reported cases. Philadelphia, New Orleans a...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...d "at-risk" for at least one of the six major risk factor
categories, which included body mass index (BMI), ...that can positively affect the cardiovascular risk factor
profile of these students," concludes Lin. Teaching healthy habits Project Healthy Schools is ...
Treatment of in-hospital cardiac patients is focus of Jefferson University presentations
...ealing probably with the help of (TGF)-?, a growth factor
that promotes wound healing. The researchers are... currently looking into the role of Fibulin-2 as a factor
in the development of chronic heart failure. Members of the team who conducted this study at Thoma...
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...re under control, so it may be just that this risk factor
is under tighter control in some ethnic groups than in others, he says. African Americans are clearly getting heart failure from causes other than heart attack. According to lead researcher Hossein Bahrami, M.D., M.P.H., the message to physicians ...
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at risk for alcohol problems
... new studies help to confirm that ADHD is a risk factor
for alcohol problems; adding that parental alcoholism and stressful experiences in the family play an important role in this risk. Results are published in the April issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research . "Children with ADHD ...
CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores
...idental bites) are indirect causes. Diet may be a factor
for some people as well, though specific triggering foods have not been identified. There are no significant complications caused by unhealed canker sores, but the acute mouth pain can interfere with the ability to eat, drink, or speak and impair th...
Inhibiting blood to save the brain
...get, but this research shows that a blood clotting factor
is an important player in MS." MS is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system, causing symptoms such as loss of balance and muscle coordination, and changes in cognitive function. The disease is marked by loss of myelin, a...
Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration
...new molecular pathway in neurons. The pathway is a factor
in the degeneration of brain cells, which in turn ...of over-stimulation. The study identifies a new factor
provoking cell degeneration. It is more than likely that future research will uncover more such fact...
Research has shed light on the computer frustrations that plague older adults
...performance. "This lack of confidence is a major factor
in older adults ability to become proficient with computer technology, which unfortunately results in less computer use," said Dr. Patricia Boechler from the University of Alberta. The study also highlights the obstacles older adults experience suc...
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