Tag: "linked" at medical news
Study shows new antipsychotic drug prevents brain loss in schizophrenia
...ray matter in patients with schizophrenia has been linked
to social withdrawal and progressive deterioration in cognition and emotion--which are among the least responsive symptoms to medications. To see if antipsychotic drugs could slow the initial brain changes in new patients, Dr. Lieberman and colleagu...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...icians. In addition, most dentists are not closely linked
to hospitals with their related network of support systems that help facilitate clinical research in medicine. "That is where the genius of a practice-based network comes in: the NYU project, known as the PEARL (Practitioners Engaged in Applied...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
...ear zero since snuff use has not been definitively linked
to any fatal disease....
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
... the visualization of biochemical markers that are linked
with damage and recovery to the neurons in the brain. The researchers measured biomarkers in the anterior cingulum cortex, a region of the brain associated with selective attention. Levels of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), which is present only in neurons...
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...lt", situated between 10 and 15 North, are closely linked
to climatic conditions. Involved in the AMMA progr... this relationship using statistical methods. They linked
up the annual changes in atmospheric humidity and wind speed to epidemiological data collected over ...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...e of oral or injectable hormonal contraceptives is linked
with genital tract shedding of HSV-2, which had be...ng that some vaginal bacterial infections are also linked
to a higher frequency of HSV-2 shedding could be important in controlling the spread of HSV-2. "BV i...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
... 65 has persistent insomnia, and many studies have linked
common diseases of older adults with sleep problems, including heart and lung problems, arthritis and acid reflux. Incontinence, dementia and Parkinson's disease also affect sleep. "In many older adults, complaints of insomnia may be the tip of the ...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...h has shown that half of personal bankruptcies are linked
to health care costs. The federal bankruptcy reforms now under consideration in Congress do not exempt medical costs. For the new study, the researchers focused on the data from the 478 HRS study participants who became disabled during the years when...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...s, and prevalent in the dialysis process, has been linked
to numerous adverse complications in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The imbalance is caused by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), or toxic compounds, and lack of antioxidants to fight these toxins. In fact, the hemodialys...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
...BV-IgA antibodies. This variation was previously linked
to risk of lupus in younger African Americans in the Carolina Lupus Study. "The racial difference in the association between EBV-IgA and SLE is intriguing, especially since African Americans have a higher risk of SLE, tend to develop the disease ear...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
..., which can be electronically scanned and directly linked
to their health records. While enrollment in the system is only available to OHSU patients at this time, the patients do not need to be treated at OHSU for the alert to occur. The treating hospital would be informed when the patient's medical records...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...nge eating or infrequent exercise were not as much linked
to predicting future obesity as one might expect. But other weight-control behaviors, especially those that involved vomiting or laxative abuse, promoted weight gain more than weight loss, said Dr. Stice. These behaviors can lead to increased metabol...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
... whether restless legs syndrome in each family was linked
with markers on the same location on chromosome 12...ficantly greater for affected individuals from the linked
families than for affected individuals from the unlinked families. "These results further support th...
Late-breaking science presented at 57th AAN Annual Meeting
...he so-called intermediate form has previously been linked
to chromosome 19. In this study, an international team of researchers identified the responsible gene as Dynamin 2 (DNM2), whose protein helps cell membranes fuse together and separate. The mutation, found in several families from North America, Aust...
Anxious and pessimistic personalities linked to Parkinson's disease later in life
...imism are risk factors for Parkinson's disease, or linked
to Parkinson's disease via common risk factors or ...efore. This observation suggests that pessimism is linked
to anxiety, according to Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic epidemiologist and another study investigat...
Spirituality, religious practice may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease
...m, Israel. "Spirituality and religiosity have been linked
to better health outcomes," said Kaufman. "Our research addressed the question whether this link is also relevant in Alzheimer's disease." Spirituality and private religious practices accounted for 20 percent of the total variance. Kaufman said that ...
Ovary removal elevates risk for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
...ring a woman's fertile life, and this reduction is linked
to parkinsonism risk. "This is the first direct confirmation that reduced estrogen produced during adult life by the ovaries increases the risk of parkinsonism; this is also the first general population study addressing this question," says Dr. Rocc...
Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches
MIAMI BEACH Obesity is linked
to a risk of severe headaches, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April 9 16, 2005. The study measured the influence of body mass index on frequency, severity, ...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...discovery of a specific pattern of gene expression linked
to multiple-drug resistance of leukemic cells is g...ochemical mechanisms that are different from those linked
to single-drug resistance. The investigators sought to identify the specific pattern of gene expres...
Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor
...hat cap the end of cellular chromosomes, have been linked
to both the aging process and cancer development. Telomerase is an enzyme that helps regulate the length of telomeres, and in normal cells, it is not generally active past fetal development. Thus, telomeres shorten each time a cell divides, until the...
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