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Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows

...Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. Whats more, the gains lasted for months after the treatment was discontinued. The researchers are now considering a clinical trial to test whether the compound has a similar effect in humans with Down syndrome. "This treatment has remarkable potential," said Craig Garne...

Improved adherence to certain medications associated with longer survival following heart attack

...patient behavior patterns to maximize the survival gains of evidence-based therapies in real-world populations, which may be enhanced through the implementation of pharmacy or other preventive care programs," the researchers conclude....

Teens overlooked in cancer research

...rlooked for far too long. Statistics show that gains in survival rates for teenagers and young adults (age 15 - 29) with cancer are dismal when compared to those for youngsters and older adults with the disease. "While there have been improvements in survival in children and older adults in recent d...

Treatment discovered for deadly childhood disease

...rity of them showing normal growth and substantial gains in motor development," said Kishnani. "rhGAA is safe and the only effective treatment for Pompe disease; it is life saving." Kishnani said the young age at which the children began treatment may have contributed to their improved response compared ...

Blacks less likely to recognize overweight and obesity, study shows

... among blacks. "During this period weve seen rapid gains in obesity," said Bennett. "We think its a considerable problem that this is still not resonating among blacks and other minorities," he added. Although the prevalence of overweight and obesity is even higher among blacks (estimated at over 75 perc...

Benefits to employers outweigh enhanced depression-care costs

...ctivity of co-workers. The intervention yielded gains when the simulated costs for care were consistent with those charged in the real world, suggesting that providing such programs for workers "appears to be a good investment of society's resources," say the researchers. It will be important to see if ...

New study weighs benefits of exercise, diets

...ut in the extra time and effort and not offset the gains they make by eating more." Weiss is a part of a Washington University team of scientists who studied healthy 50- to 60-year olds whose body mass index was between 23 and 30, placing them at the high end of normal weight or overweight. Of the 34 st...

Olive Leaf report documents promising therapeutic interventions for 9-11 workers

...rashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, weight gains and elevated blood pressure, lethargy, and recurrent headaches. This is consistent with the findings of the recent Mt Sinai Study, which unveiled that roughly 70 percent of nearly 10,000 workers who were tested from 2002 to 2004 had new or substant...

UC Davis at forefront of national initiative to transform research to improve human health

... barriers that prevent the translation of research gains into medical practice have been explored and tested. "The new center has an organizational structure that is researcher-friendly and incorporates the best features of existing partnerships within and beyond the health system," Berglund said. "...

Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients

...s area, the present study's failure to demonstrate gains in isokinetic quadriceps strength in the ST group ...ainder of the study. The fact that patients showed gains in isotonic strength (i.e. weight lifted with exercise machines such as leg presses) but not isokine...

Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation

...erative interventions for building on preoperative gains in function and fitness, adapting the intervention more successfully for the TKA [knee replacement] population, and examining the cost effectiveness of exercise for patients undergoing total joint replacement." ...

Childless women risk poorer health in later life

...which indicates that marriage provides more health gains for men than women. For men, spending a long time in a stable marriage and avoiding multiple marriages and divorce contributes to long-term health. For women, too, marriage may be better for their health than they currently believe. The study show...

More aggressive treatment warranted in patients with metabolic syndrome

...needed to treat to be reduced significantly, which gains a significant improvement in the cost-effectiveness of high statin dose....

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke

...n phonological function and clinically significant gains in the lexical-semantic system. We concluded that ...municate verbally can achieve clinically important gains in communicative ability. This study also demonstrated the importance of a careful analysis of the p...

Message to older adults: embrace, don't fear the effects of sensible exercise

...ts benefited the hearts of those who made the most gains in physical fitness and for those who lost the mos..., were used to assess total body fat. "Making gains in body fitness and losing abdominal fat are truly important to the long-term health of the heart," ...

New vaccine prevents cervical cancer in teens

...the article. "HPV vaccination would produce health gains that would be worth the cost."...

NIH holds state-of-the-science conference on tobacco use, June 12-14

... make the most progress and greatest public health gains nationally and internationally? WHEN: Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m. -- 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 9:00 -- 11:00 a.m. Press Conference: Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Natcher Confere...

Small naps a big help for young docs on long shifts

...about one hour -- the interns felt that even small gains in sleep led to substantial improvements in fatigue, sleep quality and ability to care for their patients. "This is a proven method of alleviating fatigue in industries that combine high intensity with long shifts," said study director Vineet Arora,...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...ur-year international project. Without significant gains from energy efficiency efforts, China, India and B...times that of the OECD countries in 2005. Without gains in energy efficiency, such global GDP growth would raise daily global energy demand from 205 million...

Exploring the potential of cholesterol-lowering drugs for patients with systemic sclerosis

... Even for the 5 patients who experienced continual gains in CEP levels while taking atorvastatin, the numbers did not reach the levels seen in healthy individuals. For all patients, CEP counts returned to within baseline counts by the follow up session. All the patients experienced improvements in Raynaud...

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