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Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women

...on in the article. In addition, compounds known as free radicals may damage artery linings, encourage bloo...e function of blood vessels. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals and limit the damage they can cause, the authors write. Diets high in fruit and vegetable i...

Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals

...ent of students at these schools were eligible for free and reduced-cost meal plans....

Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer

...Together, the two kinases previously were known to free the oncoprotein nuclear factor kappa B (NF"B) from the cytosol, allowing it to move to the nucleus and activate genes that promote cancer growth. IKKa throws switch between tumor promotion and suppression Earlier this year in a paper published...

Reductive stress linked to heart disease

...ses are associated with oxidative stress, in which free radical molecules are produced in reaction to oxygen intake. Free radicals travel the body, triggering chemical reactions that damage proteins and causing them to form aggregates. Many people take antioxidants to prevent heart and other protein-aggre...

Fine as North Dakota wine

...ce Box restaurant in Urbana, Illinois were given a free glass of Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany a $24 prix-fixe French meal. Half the bottles claimed to be from Noahs Winery in California. The labels on the other half claimed to be from Noahs Winery in North Dakota. In both cases, the wine was an inex...

HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals

...tes were posted today to www.HealthGrades.com as a free resource for consumers. Each hospital receives a star rating based on their patient outcomes for bariatric surgery. Hospitals with above-average outcomes receive a five-star rating. Hospitals with average outcomes receive a three-star rating, and hos...

Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

...ve for providing emergency response satellite data free of charge to those affected by disasters anywhere in the world. On 24 July, the UK Environment Agency requested the aid of the Charter. Heat and fire While Britain fights floods, southern European countries are battling blazes and searing tem...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

...s National Cancer Information Center that provides free cancer information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The headquarters also features green space and gardens to showcase user-created art that expresses the personal fight against cancer. Already we have existing peer-to-peer Seco...

Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

...mpleting online surveys, the panel members receive free Internet equipment and access. Previous studies of anti-gay hate crimes have relied on samples that were smaller or not representative of the U.S. population, Herek reported. In the new study, survey respondents had an average age of 39. Most had...

UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery

... is an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from free radicals, unstable atoms or molecules that can cause cell damage. The link with ALS came when researchers sequenced the genes of people who have the inherited form of ALS and found that some of them have mutations in the gene that codes for this enzy...

Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals

...ublish hospital outcomes data, which are available free to consumers at www.healthgrades.com . Today's HealthGrades study analyzed the following six procedures and diagnoses for each hospitals female patients: Coronary bypass surgery Valve replacement surgery Interventional cardiology procedur...

Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help

... where the study occurred, students have access to free mental health and counseling services. Yet, among those with significant symptoms of depressive or anxiety disorders, anywhere from 37 to 84 percent of students didn't seek treatment, depending on the disorder. However, 72 percent of students with po...

Stevens Roundtable: Health, Technology & Society, July 11

...nd Q&A. The public and press are welcome to attend free of charge. Parking will be available nearby. Light refreshments will be served. This roundtable seminar will bring together local patients and domain experts representing, but not limited to, healthcare providers, hospital and nursing home administ...

Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction

...is simply given to others where you do not have a free choice you still get reward-center activity, said Ulrich Mayr, a professor of psychology. I dont think that most economists would have suspected that. It reinforces the idea that there is true altruism where its all about how well the common good i...

International Workshop on Cities, Science and Sustainability

...receive an economy roundtrip flight to Trieste and free accommodation during the conference....

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

...of 1,989 women treated with trastuzumab are cancer free and 92.6 percent are alive, compared with 73.1 percent and 89.4 percent, respectively, of 1,979 women who were not treated with the monoclonal antibody. In all, 397 patients in the chemotherapy group have developed a recurrent tumor or have died, com...

Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide

...c trioxide were alive and remained in remission -- free of leukemia -- three years after diagnosis compared to 66 percent of patients treated with the standard regimen of chemotherapy. The enhanced effectiveness of the experimental combination also resulted in better overall survival after three years amo...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...s long-term benefits. Animals appeared to be pain free 30 days after the last dose of a 30-day regime of D-Cycloserine. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be published in the journal Pain this fall. (It has been published on-line.) In some ways, you can think of chronic pa...

After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory

...after surgery. A total of 56 percent of those were free of seizures after the surgery. Another 26 percent were free of seizures at either two years after surgery or five years after surgery, but not both. The remaini...

Exploring better ways to determine when to change the course of treatment

...re treatment is associated with better progression free survival and overall survival. In addition to it...ents with a favorable CTC had a median progression free survival of 7.9 months and those with an unfavorable CTC had a progression free survival of 4.5 mont...

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