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Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity

... use of golf carts by children in the Augusta area has resulted in an increase in injuries, Dr. Rahimi sa...perate a golf cart on roadways. Dr. Rahimi already has taken his findings to heart by taking more time to ensure no one is within range of his club or, hop...

Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...ongressman Cunningham, a prostate cancer survivor, has been a strong and long-time supporter of funding f...utes of Health. As Miss America 2005, Deidre Downs has made funding for childhood cancer research a central theme of her reign. Downs, an aspiring pediatr...

Young scientists awarded for achievements in cancer research

...rement in 1995 and still holds emeritus status. He has been a member of the AACR for nearly 50 years and has supported the Science Education Awards for college students since 1997. Thanks to Dr. Bardos' suppo...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

...every year, affecting 25 000 to 200 000 people. It has long been known that the timing of this epidemic and its spatial distribution within the "Meningitis Belt", situated between 10 and 15 North, are closely linked to climatic conditions. Involved in the AMMA programme ( 1 ), IRD and University of Paris...

Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence

...g alcohol dependence, its use in clinical practice has been limited, in part because the drug was given as a pill that patients have to take daily. "Alcoholism is a serious disease that destroys lives. As we learn more about how the brain is affected by alcohol, we are discovering how best to provide t...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...strated that abnormally low baroreflex sensitivity has been shown to be associated with worse outcomes for patients with heart disease--improvement may produce clinical benefits," Blumenthal said. Additionally, the researchers measured changes in the left ventricle -- the pumping chamber of the heart -- ...

Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management

...ral interventions to reduce adverse cardiac events has been uncertain. James A. Blumenthal, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues compared the impact of two behavioral intervention programs, aerobic exercise and stress management training, with routine medical care on psy...

Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence

...0 preventable deaths per year. The drug naltrexone has shown efficacy for treatment of alcohol dependence...ely drinking patients. The long-acting formulation has the potential to improve intervention strategies for alcohol dependence by providing a predictable p...

Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...e or in tune with their babies, a Penn State study has shown. Dr. Laura Murray-Kolb, a National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellow in child development at Penn State who led the study says, "Earlier research had shown that anemic women may experience post-partum depression and that women wi...

Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure

...pril 6 issue of JAMA. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become the leading cause of illness and death worl...rticle. The population of blacks with hypertension has the highest rate of illness and death from hypertension of any population group in the United States...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...isk of Alzheimer's disease. "No other intervention has been proven to reduce the risk of mild cognitive i...tive impairment, it is most likely that raloxifene has an estrogen-like effect on the central nervous system. According to Yaffe, it is probable that becau...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...of drug-free methods to reduce postoperative pain, has found in previous studies that the combination of relaxation and music relieved postoperative abdominal pain significantly more than painkillers. Sleep quality was measured in the music group before they started using the technique and then monitore...

Hi-tech bandages

...eir care and quality of life." Dr. McAdams already has his eye on the next stage of development for Impedimap, which will be to incorporate a wound healing system into the bandage. "There's a market for monitoring, but there's a bigger market for something that promotes healing," said McAdams....

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

...likely to start corticosteroid drug therapy, which has many long-term side effects. "Our study proves that an oral supplement which combines fish oil, soluble fiber and antioxidants is safer and causes fewer side effects than many of the medications currently available to treat ulcerative colitis," said ...

2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...heimer's Disease Research Center. Morris' research has focused on early stage Alzheimer's disease. "Inten...nterest in prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease has prompted consideration of early detection methods," he said. "The Washington University Alzheimer's ...

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

..., full implementation of cervical-cancer screening has substantially shifted the burden of HPV infection from cervical cancer mortality to management of precancerous lesions. In these countries, in addition to further reduction in incidence of cervical cancer, universal HPV vaccination might decrease the...

Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award

...at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has received the 2005 Phi Lambda Sigma-Procter & Gambl... and Gamble is given annually to an individual who has exemplified leadership qualities in support of the pharmacy profession. The individual chosen must h...

Salk's legacy, current and future challenges to vaccine development topic of briefing

...l Institute of Child Health and Human Development; has pioneered vaccines for diseases that are prevalent in infants and children WHAT: Press briefing to reflect on the historical achievement of the Salk polio vaccine and its impact on today's vaccine industry and research agenda and discuss current ...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...only one way of treating insomnia, the new finding has implications for the way sleep problems are addres..."Many physicians assume that when an older patient has insomnia, and is given a hypnotic drug to help induce sleep, the drug will make the patient likely t...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...ructor of neurology at Children's Hospital Boston, has been selected to receive the 2005 Young Investigat...f SMA disease." Sahin's previous training and work has focused on the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance. His research will continue to examine the hypo...

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