Tag: "healthy" at medical news
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...4 academic medical centers. A matched sample of 58 healthy
volunteers underwent MRI and were compared on brai...ume change were highlighted by the comparison with healthy
volunteers, which showed no significant reductions in gray matter volume and a trajectory similar to...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...urs after Last Dose of Ibuprofen In a study of 11 healthy
adult volunteers given a one-week course of ibuprofen, the volunteers' platelet functions returned to normal by 24 hours after stopping ibuprofen (Brief Communication, p. 506). Patients are often asked to discontinue nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory dr...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...rentiate the new drugs." He started his studies in healthy
animal models to first determine the drugs' impact on cognition, with behavioral tests as well as to analyze the drugs' impact on different circuitry involved in memory function. The early findings he's presenting in Savannah show a modest reduction ...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
...isrupt the solid foundation that is established by healthy
mother/infant interactions." The study, which is the first to focus on the effects of maternal iron deficiency on mother/child interactions, will be detailed April 5 at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, Calif. The paper is titled, "...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
... research has sharpened the boundary between truly healthy
brain aging and incipient Alzheimer's disease. After establishing sensitive methods to distinguish Alzheimer's, he went on to show that amyloid plaques histologically signal the onset of AD years and possibly decades before clinical signs of dementia...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
... (types 6 an 11). The investigators recruited 1158 healthy
women aged 16-23 onto the study from Brazil, Europe and the USA. The participants were not pregnant, had no previous abnormal cervical smears and reported a history of four or fewer partners. 277 women were randomly assigned to the vaccine and 275 to...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
...atics produce lower levels of interferon beta than healthy
people. Professor Sebastian Johnston, from Imperi...erferon responses of cells taken from the lungs of healthy
and asthmatic volunteers, measuring how effectively a cold virus (Rhinovirus) was able to replicate ...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...l as the lactational performance of 17 nonsmoking, healthy
breastfeeding women. Breast stimulation was provided by an electric breast pump and the hormonal responses were measured after they consumed a moderate dose of alcohol (0.4 g/kg). The results showed a significant decrease in oxytocin level, which co...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
... after-school hours filled with physical activity, healthy
snacks, homework and academic enrichment skills can help turn the tide of the 'obesogenic' environment of inactivity and unhealthy eating in which many children live. It appears the public also is taking an interest. "We hear a lot about putting phys...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...he brains of Alzheimer's patients when compared to healthy
brains from people in the same age range. "More importantly, we found that the decrease of synaptic protein levels in the frontal cortex of the brains of Alzheimer's patients was more severe than in other portions of the brain," explained P. Hemacha...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
... blood samples from lupus patients with those from healthy
controls. Published in the April 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), the results of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) study show a strong association of EBV-IgA ...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
...neficial to health. The study involved over 74,000 healthy
men and women, aged 60 or more, living in nine Eur...ity by 11% or 14% respectively. So, for example, a healthy
man aged 60 who adheres well to the diet (dietary score of 6-9) can expect to live about one year lo...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...heir medical records. This service is valuable for healthy
adults who suffer from sudden illness or traumatic injury -- in these cases, initially, all emergency medical treatments are provided. If patients are unable to make their wishes known because an injury to the brain is severe and prolonged, health pr...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
... in improving heart function when it complements a healthy
lifestyle of exercising, maintaining a healthy
weight, and getting eight hours of sleep."...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...condition resulting in poor vision in an otherwise healthy
eye due to unequal or abnormal visual input while the brain is developing in infancy and childhood. The most common causes of amblyopia are crossed or wandering eyes (strabismus) or significant differences between the eyes in refractive error, i.e., ...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
...condition is marked by poor vision in an otherwise healthy
eye and occurs because the brain has learned to fa...r an eye patch with atropine eyedrops covering the healthy
eye. Patching was prescribed for periods of two to six hours daily, while the eyedrops were administ...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...condition resulting in poor vision in an otherwise healthy
eye due to unequal or abnormal visual input while the brain is developing in infancy and childhood. The most common causes of amblyopia are crossed or wandering eye (strabismus) or significant differences between the eyes in refractive error, such as...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
... team show that mice that lack GPR40 receptors are healthy
and experience normal weight gain on a calorie-rich diet. These mice are, however, protected from the complications and diseases that obesity provokes. The findings thus indicate that obesity leads to increased levels of free fatty acids that stim...
Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure
... to a standardized heart size similar to that of a healthy
25 year old, rather than taking into account that ...tient heart size and comparing it to the hearts of healthy
elderly women, we showed for the first time that not only were the heart failure hearts not smaller,...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
... from August 2000 to January 2002 and enrolled 240 healthy
infants aged 7 to 11 weeks from 2 U.K. centers, with home follow-up visits at ages 2, 3, 4, and 5 months. Infants received Pnc9-MenC (n = 120) or monovalent group C meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenC) (n = 120) administered in addition to routine ...
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