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Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys

...rs were not surprised that boys showed higher risk levels than girls in the area of prior offenses, Gavazzi said, and that girls had higher risks for family and parenting issues, mental health, traumatic events and health issues. But it was surprising that girls exhibited more risk for psychopathy, which i...

Diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve predictors of cardiovascular risk

...e, recent findings have indicated that testing CRP levels in the blood may be a new way to further assess cardiovascular disease risk. For people with type 2 diabetes, the risk of cardiovascular disease is two to four times that of the general population, thus making this population a very high-risk group....

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

...human immune system were limited by relatively low levels of success in engraftment of HSCs and the failure of the engrafted cells to produce fully functional immune cells. Engraftment is the process in which stem cells infused into the body are accepted, after which they produce the various types of blood ...

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

...ers, the transgenic mice developed low blood sugar levels on the zero fat diet. Both symptoms were reversed with dietary fat, and in fact on a normal diet, the transgenic mice were no different than normal mice in terms of body weight, body fat, metabolic rate and food intake. The effect of added dietary fa...

Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on

...eptors in strains of mice with genetically varying levels of D2 receptors. Earlier Brookhaven studies have s...ene therapy" in mice with normal to moderately low levels of D2s, supporting the idea that receptor up-regulation could play a role in the treatment of alcoho...

Regular vigorous physical activity could slow progression of prostate cancer

CHICAGO Men with higher levels of physical activity may reduce their risk of dyin...roups or for substantially high, but not moderate, levels of activity," according to background information in the article. However, many of these studies did...

Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease

...cium significantly reduces circulating cholesterol levels and may have a positive effect on the progressive deterioration of cognitive function and behavior anticipated in mild to moderate AD," the authors write. "As a pilot proof-of-concept study, significant differences were not expected, but benefits ide...

Low-fat dairy foods may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

...Study. "Our study found that men consuming higher levels of dairy products, especially low-fat dairy foods,...s. Results showed that those men consuming higher levels of dairy foods had significantly less risk of developing type 2 diabetes than did those consuming th...

News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005

...re the operation had significantly improved oxygen levels with only a slight increase in bleeding. This group had a significantly shorter ventilation period following the surgery, an average of 3.8 hours compared to 6.9 hours, as well as a significantly shorter stay in the ICU. They also had significantly...

Sensor warns of gastrointestinal problems

...ssed in using the sensor to measure carbon dioxide levels in the brains of intensive care patients, as this can provide information about the patient's recovery. Further the sensor can be adapted to measure other substances such as glucose or specific ions. Sebastiaan Herber's research is being funded by T...

Study suggests antibiotic may limit or prevent vision problems caused by diabetes

...ep further to show that in early diabetes elevated levels of cytokines activate microglia, which produce neu...the course of diabetes, the team compared the mRNA levels of cytokines in the retinas of rats with diabetes to healthy rats. Increasing mRNA levels are an ind...

Researchers consider possible mechanistic links between obesity and asthma

...excessively. There are also changes in the blood levels of hormones derived from fat tissue in the obese t...lammatory and obese individuals have higher leptin levels than lean individuals. Leptin is found at higher levels among asthmatics regardless of the extent o...

Kids at risk for lead poisoning don't get necessary testing

...and also those identified with elevated blood lead levels through screening, were the least likely to get fo...t of children in Medicaid with elevated blood lead levels identified through screening got the necessary follow-up testing to prevent lead poisoning, and of t...

Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century

...third-party payers that has resulted in record low levels of vaccine-preventable diseases and record high levels of immunizations among children. According to the article, however, problems with vaccine supply, c...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...ldren because even modest elevations of blood lead levels can be harmful. However, screenings are only effe...,682 Medicaid-enrolled children with elevated lead levels who had follow-up testing done. The study included children ages six years or younger who had a scre...

Statin therapy cost-effective for a wider range of individuals

...e cost-effectiveness for participants with varying levels of vascular disease risk. They found a 22% relative reduction in the costs of hospitalisations for vascular events in the statin group, with similar proportional reductions in every sub-category of patients studied. Overall, the cost of avoiding a ma...

Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity

...t drinks instead of milk, which can decrease their levels of protein, calcium, zinc, and vitamins A and C. The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on School Health has stated that the consumption of soft drinks in schools can lead to obesity. Despite this, one study showed that out of 523 school dist...

Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels

...k in explaining the relationship among diet, lipid levels in blood, and atherosclerosis. The research team s...R activity throughout the body, reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, they also lead to high levels of triglycerides. Surmising that a targeted approach mi...

Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?

...xicology journal. They show that total cholesterol levels in animals dropped by 42 percent, and LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels dropped up to 62 percent, after their diets were supplemented with a concentrated form of Vitamin E ...

Sex differences in the human brain

... - 10.15 Donald Pfaff: Differences in transcript levels in specific regions of male and female brains during the period of CNS sexual differentiation. Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York 10.15 - 10.45 COFFEE 10.45 - 11.15 Roger Gorski: Cerebral dimorphism,...

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