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...n at baseline and then again 45 minutes after oral intake of sildenafil. Half of the patients were found to have PH. Researchers found that in all patients, sildenafil significantly lowered pulmonary arterial pressure during exercise. However, in the group without PH, pressure was reduced in both exercise a...

New study shows the benefits of eating fish greatly outweigh the risks

...l trials, the investigators also demonstrated that intake of fish or fish oil reduces total mortality--death...udies that looked at the relationship between fish intake and major health benefits as well as at the health risks of mercury, dioxins and PCBs. For benefits,...

New evidence finds an association between periodontal disease and stroke

...erum glucose, C-Reactive protein (CRP) and alcohol intake were also included as additional risk factors in this study. These confounders are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease and if left untreated, periodontitis has been shown to have harmful effects on the control of diabetes, serum gluco...

Medical experts launch global campaign against salt

...alth in a concerted effort to reduce dietary salt intake to less than 5g per day per adult (the WHO target)...each year (3). It is estimated that reducing salt intake by 6g a day could lead to a 24% reduction in deaths from strokes and an 18% reduction in deaths from...

Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain

... Conn.--Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite...as also seen in the animals," DiLeone said. Food intake is influenced by signals that travel from the body to the brain. Leptin is one of the molecules that...

Improving the patient experience one meal at a time

...n enables dietitians to assess each patient's food intake and address dietary problems as needed. Patients are responding very favorably to the new meal service. "It's been a huge success so far," said O'Brien. "The patients are more independent. They are starting to feed themselves because the food is eas...

Physicians often do not communicate important medication information

...edications and informed patients about duration of intake and adverse effects or adverse events only approximately one-third of the time." Patients receiving incomplete instructions may be less likely to take their medication properly, in part because they do not understand how to do so, they conclude. Ho...

58 percent of older hospital patients have problems eating, 31 percent leave most of their meal

...ority in ward routines and staff training. Food intake needs to be monitored in the same way as urine output and drugs. The study found that monitoring was very patchy and often only covered fluid intake. Many patients were put off by large portion sizes and the researchers suggest that serving small...

Fatty fish consumption associated with lower risk of kidney cancer in women

...ay lower the risk of RCC possibly due to increased intake of fish oil rich in eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaneoic acid as well as vitamin D," they write. "Our results, however, require confirmation because this is the first epidemiological study addressing this issue."...

Global view shows strong link between kidney cancer, sunlight exposure

...n to UVB, the researchers analyzed cloud cover and intake of calories from animal sources for their associat...ndependently. After accounting for cloud cover and intake of animal protein, UVB exposure still showed a significant independent association with incidence ra...

Calcium supplements fail to prevent bone fractures in children

...s, such as increasing vitamin D concentrations and intake of fruit and vegetables."...

Clean water project hit by funding drought

...s offer great potential for reducing the pathogen intake by people with low quality drinking water, and are therefore one of the most promising options to address United Nations Millennium Development Goal targets for reducing infant mortality.'...

Accelerating weight loss may signal development of Alzheimer's disease

...es could result in cumulative decreases in caloric intake or decreases in the quality of food consumed by individuals with dementia of the Alzheimer's type." If these results are confirmed in larger studies, they conclude, "weight loss may be a preclinical indicator of Alzheimer's disease."...

Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma

Children whose mothers had a low intake of vitamin E during pregnancy are more likely to d...n to mothers from the lowest quintile of vitamin E intake were over five times more likely to manifest early persistent asthma than children whose mothers wer...

Mayo clinic finds aspirin, other NSAIDs, may prevent or delay enlarged prostate

...study investigator, says, "The association between intake of NSAIDs and the reduction of benign prostatic hy...searchers' interest in testing the impact of NSAID intake on benign prostate hyperplasia. Dr. St. Sauver and colleagues studied 2,447 Caucasian men randomly s...

Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms

...ed fat by 42 percent and cut their overall calorie intake by 7 percent. An unintended consequence was a 67-percent reduction in the students' daily intake of calcium and a 79-percent reduction in vitamin A intake, due mostly to the removal of dairy produc...

Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better

...d snoring or sleep apnea. During the day, alcohol intake can exacerbate sleepiness, which disrupts performance and contributes to accidents even when an individual is not significantly intoxicated." Staner is also a researcher at FORENAP, an organization that specializes in early drug development and rese...

Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, clinical trial concludes

...eiving the infusions," Elena Paxton said. "His air intake got better and he had more energy. Plus, Christopher has remained relatively healthy, instead of continuing to deteriorate," she said. The treatment has worked so well for him that Christopher, who still lives in New York, was able to earn a coll...

Decrease in progression of prostate cancer

... beans and legumes, and fruit, and to decrease the intake of meat, dairy products, and refined carbohydrates. They were also provided with stress management training, which incorporated meditation, yoga and Tai Chi exercises. The plant-based diet and stress reduction were effective in significantly reducin...

High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults

...diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated ra... connection between dietary fat and dietary copper intake in 3,718 Chicago residents age 65 years and older. Participants underwent cognitive testing at the ...

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