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Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers

...cur between these regions due to volume losses and gains as well as repositioning of the compartments. Eventually, this can result in sagging or hollowed skin and wrinkles. This is a revolutionary way of viewing facial anatomy. It not only tells us how we age, it shows us why we age the way we do, and wh...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...ed this study on women partly because their weight gains have been so dramatic, Heiland said, citing a whopper of a statistic: 33.2 percent of American women over age 20 are classified as obese, according to 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. However, men also have become heav...

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

... malnutrition in emergencies have shown that quick gains are possible. Making such gains sustainable means scaling up innovations across developing country settings, and targeting resources...

Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer

...dle school students suggests that physical fitness gains made by obese children who participated in a lifestyle-focused physical education class during the school year were lost after the three-month summer break, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one ...

Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients

...rapeutic drugs have been credited with significant gains in survival from pediatric cancers. However, they are among the most toxic medications used today. Calculating dose, route, and frequency, which are often based on a childs weight, are critical to ensure that the drug concentration in the blood is wi...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

...bacco control measures to preserve and enhance the gains already made. The committee's recommendations include: Increasing the federal excise tax on cigarettes substantially, and boosting taxes in states with lower rates to achieve greater parity in prices nationwide and thwart interstate smuggling....

UW study to clarify safety, effectiveness of hormone therapy during menopause

...inistered for a much shorter period, with positive gains in cognition later in life. The study also hopes to determine the best way to counteract the adverse effects of estrogen on the lining of the uterus, which hormone therapy regimen best mimics the menstrual cycle, and the relationship, if any, betw...

Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks

...st seven per cent the therapy group. The treatment gains made were well maintained at the follow-up assessments. The improvements made by those in the therapy group varied between individuals. The authors suggest this may be in part due to the complexity of the problems and in part due to the methods of...

Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making

...t a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making light of ones losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of sleep deprivation, Vinod Venkatraman and colleagues of Duke University studied healthy volunteers as the...

Why losing money may be more painful than you think

...stems for learning to predict financial losses and gains interact may provide important insights into why some people gamble more than others, and why some become addicted to it, Dr Seymour added....

Good news on heart attack and chest pain

...more, the new study's authors hope that additional gains in patients' outcomes can be made. They are continuing to collect data on hospitalized STEMI and ACS patients in 30 countries around the world, and to contact patients at home after their initial hospitalization to get follow-up information. GRACE no...

Dopamine-related drugs affect reward-seeking behavior

... to choose symbols associated with higher monetary gains than those who took haloperidol. As a result, the levodopa group won more money, but they did not lose less money. "The results show dopamine drives us to get what we want, but not avoid what we fear," said study author Mathias Pessiglione, PhD, w...

Are higher doses of cholesterol drugs worth the extra money? Only sometimes, study says

...not be as informative as reporting what the actual gains in life expectancy and quality of life are with po...atients. "In contrast, because of the greater life gains in patients with acute coronary syndromes, high-dose statin therapy would remain cost-effective comp...

RAND study finds school playgrounds can help fight childhood obesity

...hools as great points of policy intervention where gains in the fight against obesity could potentially be made." More research is needed, Scott said, noting that the study did not measure whether the girls in the study actually used the school facilities for exercise. The fact that girls with higher BMI...

March 30 public briefing on PEPFAR's Progress

...activities the program has supported and evaluates gains made against the AIDS pandemic. It outlines ways to build on those advances and to overcome obstacles that have hindered faster, smoother progress. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing. BRIEFING DETAILS: 11 a.m. EDT on Frida...

Where should I have my outpatient surgery?

...ent surgery is very safe, however, as the practice gains in popularity, the risk factors for certain patients should be weighed," said Fleisher. "It is the responsibility of both the patient and the physician to consider the medical history and type of procedure before deciding what is best to ensure a hea...

A new focus for health care reform -- realigning competition around patient value

...ng kind of competition. Each player in the system gains not by increasing value for the patient but by taking value away from someone else. This does not improve health outcomes per dollar spent-in fact, it often does the opposite. Health care competition does not have to be zero sum. The authors make the...

A year of added life more valuable for the young, study suggests

...ace as much as three times greater value on health gains for children and adolescents, relative to adults o...ecent studies related to how society values health gains for people of different ages," Eisenberg said. "These studies generally suggest that health gains fo...

Landmark schizophrenia treatment study reveals that medication alone is not always effective

...eded for schizophrenia patients to make meaningful gains in work, at home and in the community....

New details in schizophrenia treatment trial emerge

...ing symptoms. The patients who made the greatest gains were the ones with the poorest community living sk...t and make greater gains." Patients who made few gains in community living skills were those with higher-level psychosocial skills at the beginning of the ...

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