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Brief motivational interviews work best long term for college students sent to alcohol counseling

...of a BMI." White added that her study helps to illustrate that studies that do not follow students for a long time may miss important effects of interventions. She used the term "sleeper effects" to describe clinical improvements that are not apparent right after treatment, but emerge some time later. ...

Targeted nanoparticles incorporating siRNA offer promise for cancer treatment

...matical model of siRNA-mediated gene silencing, we illustrate several practical considerations that we believe will be directly relevant to the clinical application of siRNA-based therapeutics in cancer therapy." ...

MTAS will cause irreparable harm to 10,000 junior doctors

...us polls published Online with the Comment clearly illustrate the disillusionment most doctors feel about MTAS. In a poll of 3,255 consultants and junior doctors, only 10% thought the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) process, of which MTAS is part, was an improvement over specialist registrar training. This fi...

JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

... high-fat dietinduced insulin resistance. The data illustrate how exercise can enhance muscle insulin sensitivity and the authors suggest that increasing muscle DGAT activity may offer a potential new approach to prevent and treat insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. TITLE: Acute exercise increases triglyc...

Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life

...epression compared to other diseases The findings illustrate that UC takes a heavy psychological toll, which is further brought to light when comparing UC patient responses to the survey responses of people with three other chronic health conditions migraines, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and asthma, who were al...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...fant death and health complications. "These data illustrate how a medical intervention that is effective when applied to an appropriately selected case can have significant adverse effects when applied to a low risk population. "Caesareans are not without risk for mothers or babies, and should be based on ...

Food and drink, and what it says about us

...e been very different to ours this conference will illustrate the many similarities particularly in our cultural behaviour, agriculture, trade patterns, architecture and domestic contexts. Researchers at the University say there is a lot that the study of food and drink in archaeology can tell us and it isn...

Hebrew University research shows developmental problems for siblings of autistic children

... Prof. Yirmiya said that while the research does illustrate some developmental problems with siblings of children with autism, the fact is that to a large extent these problems resolve themselves at a young age without any intervention. Therefore, it is not clear whether prevention programs should be recommen...

Traditional Chinese medical beliefs still relevant in Beijing

...am shang huo." Various perspectives on shang huo illustrate how multiple medical traditions can interact within a single oral health culture. Understandings the existing oral health culture in Beijing, such as shang huo, can aid in the development of future oral health programs and assist oral health-care pra...

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

...w vision devices by these people was emphasized to illustrate and underscore the adjustments and adaptations that have enabled them to maintain independence. The video, which eventually won the 2003 Telly Award, also featured a virtual home to which adaptations were made and an educational section on the A...

Is most published research really false?

...ecision in accepting the research hypothesis. They illustrate their findings by providing a new framework for early stopping rules in clinical research (i.e., when should we accept early findings from a clinical trial indicating the benefits as true?). "Obtaining absolute 'truth' in research, say Djulbegovic...

Americans believe global warming is real, want action, but not as a priority

...the global warming story: Highlight local impacts; illustrate how climate change is impacting people and places already, such as in Alaska; describe the potential impacts on human health; talk honestly about remaining uncertainties; and tailor both the messages and the messengers so they resonate with the value...

Asia-European collaboration addresses water management in Indonesia

...t issues - from source to sea. "In Sumatra, we illustrate the problems that peatland development can bring for downstream communities, including increased likelihood of floods during the rainy season and fire during the dry season. In East Kalimantan, the film footage focuses on the impacts that destructio...

U-M, Harvard team propose way to make the most of health dollars

...aluated as thoroughly as the U-M program, but both illustrate the potential of the VBID approach. The authors acknowledge challenges to implementing VBID, including the initial short term increase in cost that would result from increased utilization of medications and tests by appropriate patients, and the l...

Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine

... panels attached to the retinas. These scenarios illustrate potential clinical applications of technologies currently under development, says Professor Combs. For instance, devices that can sense and transmit heart and breathing rates already exist and implantable lenses are well-known. Other emerging techn...

Less sugary drinks during childhood may cut disease risk

...metabolic syndrome in early adolescence. They also illustrate several possible disease trajectories that may be avoided by certain measures during early childhood. The researchers also point out that only girls were included in the study. "Family history does play a role, but it appears that we can prevent the...

Medical text takes on an Aussie style

...alian style and descriptions have been modified to illustrate clinical practice in Australia and New Zealand. Drug names now reflect the terminology used in Australia." Ms Nicol said there were many critical differences between American and Australian medical terminology. "For example epinephrine is widely ...

Novel program enhances dementia caregivers' quality of life

...sically, spiritually and emotionally--and helps to illustrate why caregiving research is a priority for NINR and NIA." The REACH II study included 642 individuals, more than 200 each of Hispanic, white and African American caregivers of persons with dementia. The caregivers within each ethnic/racial group wer...

Friends have greater sway on college students' beliefs on drinking behavior

...cally drank five or more drinks at one sitting. To illustrate the influence of social networks, 96 percent of the 5-plus-drink group said their friends drank a similar amount and believed that "other students" on campus drank a similar amount. "Disbelief in the campaign message may have resulted from the behav...

Studies identify food sources of disease and drug resistance

...Infectious Diseases, now available online, further illustrate the point, one adding a new bacterial culprit to the mix and the other showing that use of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock increases the risk of antibiotic resistance in humans. In one study, investigators led by Katri Jalava, DVM, of...

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