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US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

...ardized jump-landing task designed to simulate the forces on the ACL during vigorous physical activity. The study participant jumps down from the elevated take-off box and lands on a force plate. He or she then immediately jumps vertically as high as possible. The force plate and a transmitter, in combinat...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...atch nothing. The subjects were not told about the forces or their roles in the experiment. The researchers ...ts did not show any conscious awareness of how the forces that they actually used compared to those that they saw on the video. However, the beneficial effect...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...f whom are active in transplant medicine. The task forces are reviewing: criteria for placing patients on a waiting list for a donor organs; pharmacological, surgical and device based intervention to successfully bridge patients to transplant. Highlights from the discussions will be presented on Saturday d...

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...f hypertension as people age." High blood pressure forces the heart to pump harder to circulate blood throughout the body. As a result, the heart muscle abnormally grows larger and this can lead to heart failure. According to recent statistics from the American Heart Association, in 2002, 65 million Ameri...

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

... surgeon to pull the heart muscle up in a way that forces the left ventricle to remodel whether it wants to or not, and returns the heart to a pointy, or ellipsoid, shape from a rounded shape." He likens the effect to turning a basketball shape into a football shape. Bolling notes that many surgeons are now...

Doing a spin with DNA

...g and unwinding of the DNA gives rise to torsional forces in the DNA, the magnitude of which increases as cell division progresses. These forces can delay the process of cell division and under certain conditions even stop it. Topoisomerase IB c...

Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS

...n as "twinning," can strengthen institutional work forces in host countries by providing staff to fill vacancies and to offer specialized training and development opportunities. Partners could include hospitals, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and public health agencies. Education and traini...

Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds

... is as though exercise or environmental enrichment forces the metabolism of amyloid precursor protein through a pathway that is less harmful and might even be beneficial. Further research will help us to understand those mechanisms, to learn how much and what kind of exercise is best, and to see if these sa...

'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows

... commonly develops from high blood pressure, which forces the heart to pump harder to circulate blood throughout the body. According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association, in 2002, 65 million Americans have high blood pressure (defined as systolic pressure of 140 millimeters of mercu...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...workers. "Our findings reinforce that these market forces are powerful," she said. The findings also shed light on the question of who bears the cost of obesity-related health care. While it is often assumed that obese workers' medical expenses are passed on to their employers and normal-weight co-workers, ...

Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern

...ed with whatever is going on," she said. "Plus, it forces me to leave my house every day, which is also good for me." Depression affects more than 18.8 million adult Americans each year 12.4 million women and 6.4 million men according to the National Institute of Mental Health and is one of the most comm...

Is the vaccine industry ailing?

... industry. A variety of social, legal and economic forces have caused pharmaceutical companies to withdraw t...ct on their bottom lines," he writes. Other market forces have made vaccines less profitable. Fifty years ago, a large private market of doctors purchased pol...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...ctice. To accelerate progress we need to align the forces for change. The best way to do that would be for the major national organizations, federal and private, to set explicit, ambitious, quantitative national goals and call for all health care organizations to meet them." He added, "We will not make hea...

Physiotherapists cure incontinence

...h as running and jumping; and it is these physical forces that push down on the bladder and force urine out," Neumann said. "Previous studies confirm that 13 per cent of 18-year-old Australian women suffer from incontinence and this figure rises to 20 per cent when women have had their first baby. But not a...

'Virtual' asthma clinic helps patients manage disease online

...s to input their symptoms and peak flow rates, and forces them to recognize whether their asthma is controlled or not." Their symptoms and peak flow rates are graphed over a two-week period, and patients receive recommendations about whether they should change their therapy. "The asthma educator provides hu...

Children need better cancer drugs, says expert panel

Market forces alone are not sufficient to produce new drugs needed for children with cancer, according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Faced with "a near absence of research in pediatric cancer drug discovery," the IOM report recommends forming...

Harvard Medical School and Project A.L.S. join forces to target ALS research

...treatments and a cure for ALS, have agreed to join forces to advance ALS research. Across Harvard, they will identify and pursue unique research opportunities for understanding and treating ALS, and will fundraise toward a projected two-year, multi-million dollar goal in support of that research. Through th...

Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem

...eens. At the same time, the report notes, external forces such as after-school sports and jobs and early school start times put the squeeze on a full night's sleep. The result: A "profound negative effect" on mood, school performance and cognitive function. Studies also show that young people between 16 and...

Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients

...arment. The latter is a tight sleeve or glove that forces lymph fluid out of the hand and arm and back into the body. "Lymphedema can occur anywhere that lymph nodes are either removed or treated with radiation therapy," Paskett said. She conducted the study with Jill Abbott, a program manager at Ohio State...

Do singlehanded general practices have a future?

...which their fate would have been decided by market forces and patients' choice, rather than through a policy based on making general practice an entirely collective endeavour."...

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