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Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
HOUSTON, April 5, 2005 The latest findings from
the historic Dallas Heart Study have ruled out one...ricans have a genetic mechanism that protects them from
the risks of lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). If such a mechanism is found, doctors might be abl...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...rability and in preventing the major complications from
high blood pressure. Across both racial subgroups, there was substantially higher risk of heart failure--37 percent--among participants taking calcium channel blockers compared with those on diuretics. When compared to ACE inhibitors, diuretics were ...
A probe, not an echo
... allow clinicians to distinguish malignant lesions from
benign growths in a non-invasive and highly reliab...o Marmarelis, the key features distinguishing HUTT from
all previous ultrasound imaging systems is the use of multi-band analysis with sub-millimeter ultras...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...betes and other metabolic problems that may result from
use of the newer antipsychotics for schizophrenia,...e effects serious or very serious, say researchers from
the Medical College of Georgia, University of Iowa and Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare in Ohio. How...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...uired surgery, half had a depressed skull fracture from
a golf club. The MCG study also cited the depressed skull fracture where a portion of the skull is broken on impact and underlying brain may be bruised as the most common golf-related head injury, Dr. Rahimi says. In these cases, neurosurgeons piec...
Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards
... Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting from
the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. During Haney's tenure at the AP, if there was a major story in cancer research, it was almost a certainty that Haney's byline would be on top of it. The award ceremony for all three recipients will...
Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research
... 10 winners for 2005-2006, as well as nine winners from
2004-2005 who will be attending their second AACR ...es after World War II to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from
the University of Notre Dame. He went on to hold a full professorship at the State University of New...
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...called the Harmattan, and the monsoon winds coming from
the South. In winter, Sahelo-Sudanian Africa recei...involvement in the AMMA programme (1), researchers from
the IRD and partner institutes (2) have just for the first time quantified this link between the epi...
Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis
...chers then obtained a group of isolated bone cells from
newborn rats and exposed the cells to parathyroid hormone to stimulate bone loss, then exposed some of the treated cells to GPCS. Treatment with GPCS significantly inhibited the loss of bone minerals, including calcium, when compared to cells that we...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...0,000 preventable deaths a year. Now, researchers from
the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,...e median number of heavy-drinking days was reduced from
19 days in the month prior to the study to three days per month over the six months of treatment. Th...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...y. The trial was supported by a $4.3 million grant from
the National Institutes of Health. "Our results suggest that exercise and stress management training offer considerable promise for patients with heart disease by not only improving psychosocial functioning and reactions to mental and physical stress...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...ability, and in preventing the major complications from
high blood pressure. Across both racial subgroups, there was substantially higher risk of heart failure--37 percent--among participants taking calcium channel blockers compared with those on diuretics. When compared with ACE inhibitors, diuretics wer...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...pply to the heart muscle). The trial was conducted from
January 1999 to February 2003. Participants received either routine medical care (usual care); usual care plus supervised aerobic exercise training for 35 minutes 3 times per week for 16 weeks; or usual care plus weekly 1.5-hour stress management tra...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...r among treatment groups. "In summary, the results from
this trial, with one of the largest samples ever treated with a medication for alcohol dependence, indicate that long-acting injectable naltrexone is well tolerated and is associated with a significant reduction in heavy drinking in a population of a...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...tinued about 1 year into the trial because results from
a different large trial found an increased incidence of lung cancer among smokers receiving beta-carotene.) Participants were followed for a median of 52 months. Compared with patients given a placebo, patients who received alpha-tocopherol supplemen...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
...icient and those who received supplements differed from
those who were mildly iron deficient on measures o...ess involved with their mothers. When moving away from
a mildly iron-deficient mother, the baby would depend less on mom for reassurance. Murray-Kolb sa...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...rtension has the highest rate of illness and death from
hypertension of any population group in the United...niversity, Cleveland, and colleagues analyzed data from
a subgroup of ALLHAT, a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial which compared high blood pressure ...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...ial could explain why the trial's results differed from
those of the HABITS trial. "Although it is temptin... direct evidence for the effects of estrogen alone from
these two trials, especially in the context of divergent data on the effects of exogenous estrogen, ...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...an antiestrogen in others. The authors were unable from
this study to determine the mechanism of action responsible for their finding, and whether the effect was due to the drug acting like an estrogen or an antiestrogen in the brain. However, they wrote, given that other studies have shown that estrogen ...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
... as meditation. The music group was able to choose from
six tapes that featured soft, slow music. These included one tape of Chinese folk music and five that had been found effective for reducing postoperative pain in research conducted by Good. Good, one of the country's leading researchers of drug-free...
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