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DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial

...ear to provide additional benefit. There were no increases in clinical relapses, disability, drug-associated laboratory abnormalities, adverse events or the number and volume of contrast-enhancing [visible on MRI] lesions on brain MRI with BHT-3009 treatment compared with placebo, the authors write. In fact,...

RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply

...time. The three most important reasons by far were increases in excessive weight, the transmission of diabetes from parents to children as the disease spreads, and the decline in undiagnosed diabetes. In contrast, rising levels of education actually served to reduce the prevalence of the disease. Smith exami...

Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease

...y weight still falls within a normal rangemarkedly increases the risk of unhealthy plaque build-up in the arter...arteries of the heart grew in direct proportion to increases in the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). In addition, when they divided the WHR into five groups from smalle...

New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms

...e during times of stress. Participants experienced increases in several cardiovascular parameters including heart rate, blood pressure and resistance to blood flow in the skin. Microelectrodes, similar to acupuncture needles, were used to record sympathetic nerve activity following doses of intranasal cocaine...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

CORVALLIS, Ore. Substance abuse increases among recent Hispanic immigrants as they replace their traditional cultural beliefs with those of white Americans, according to new research presented today by Oregon State University assistant professor Scott Akins at the American Sociological Assoc...

Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function

...estoration of Bax corrects the signaling problems, increases energy production, and stimulates cell division. ...a cell receives signals to increase metabolism, it increases mitochondrial activity and energy production. That leads to the production of more energy than the c...

Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

...risk association between stroke and migraines also increases when other factors are added, such as recent onset of these headaches, smoking and oral contraceptive use. Women with recent onset of probable migraine with visual symptoms (within the prior year) were almost seven times more likely to have a stroke ...

Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children

...ys are more affected than girls, and the incidence increases with age. Children who are 4 to 8 years old are most likely to be using ill-fitting seatbelts or restraints. Grewal recommends that an evaluation of a child or adolescent car-accident victim include a complete work-up for vertebral, spinal cord and...

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...ading and storytelling were associated with slight increases in language skills, not a surprising finding since both activities foster language development, Zimmerman said. The researchers believe the content of baby DVDs and videos is different from the other types of programming because it tends to have lit...

Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

...hyperparathyroidisma significant complication that increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and deathincreases along with body weight, reports a study in the September Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. "We knew that in people with normal kidney function obesity leads to impairment ...

Better mobility keeps seniors healthier

... or improve mobility in older adults could produce increases in both quantity and quality of life. ...

Unemployment cuts

...gher incomes, more travel is likely, which in turn increases the likelihood of motor vehicle collisions. Alternatively, more tourism to the area may have reduced unemployment but caused more road accidents. The study also shows that as the socioeconomic status, measured here by unemployment rates, of the co...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

... Four health plan interventions not only averted increases in prescription drug spending but also preserved members use of medications for chronic conditions, according to a manuscript published today (Aug. 7) in The American Journal of Managed Care. Other studies have found that single cost-control strat...

ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain

...ponse to the drug methylphenidate (Ritalin), which increases brain dopamine levels, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. This suggests that dopamine dysfunction may be involved with ADHD symptoms and may contribute to substance abuse th...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

... value meals, the average weight of the population increases and people slowly adjust their perceptions of appropriate body weight. Given that these changes in perception may come about gradually, Heiland and Burke suggest the nations battle of the bulge may extend into the future. Heiland and Burke studied ...

Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children

... child. None of the children in the study suffered increases in liver and muscle enzymes attributed to their me...ajor concern with statins. Two boys had temporary increases in muscle enzymes apparently related to their extreme physical exercise. Four patients complained o...

European heat waves double in length since 1880

...e frequency of hot days are likely to be caused by increases in summer temperatures variability. This finding demonstrates that even a small change in the variance of daily summer temperatures can radically enhance the number of extremely hot days. "These findings provide observational support to climate mod...

Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors

...er tumors the risk of incomplete tumor destruction increases substantially. The authors also note that larger tumors near the middle of the kidney may be more difficult to ablate, possibly because they are close to large blood vessels or the ureter. RFA is an outpatient procedure in which the patient i...

AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success

... the task. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, increases the incidence of academic failure, depression and behavioral problems, says Dr. Kohler, adding that studies have shown that inadequate and disruptive sleep can lead to problems with behavior and mood along with difficulty with cognition. Ralph Down...

RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University

...ending for other medical care. Results showed that increases in drug co-payments caused people to reduce their ... cuts in prescription drug spending were offset by increases in other medical spending, according to the study that examined the experiences of workers insured t...

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