Tag: "loss" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...ults is particularly attractive due to age-related loss
of function and problems with even moderate intensity exercise interventions, the authors note in their report. The study is an outgrowth of Yangs dissertation research, which yielded quantitative and qualitative evidence that its elderly participa...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...e number of patients with progressive visual field loss
was significantly larger in the group with more fluctuation. Our results suggest that glaucomatous visual field damage cannot be stabilized by only lowering the postoperative IOP but also requires reducing the long-term fluctuation of the post-oper...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
New evidence indicates that the loss
of two types of brain cells--not just one as previ...e, based on mouse models, shows a link between the loss
of both norepinephrine and dopamine neurons and the delayed onset of symptoms associated with Parkin...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...lain the role lipids and inflammation play in hair loss
and other skin disorders and facilitate the development of new treatments for these diseases. PPAR acts as a genetic switch, sensitizing the body to insulin and lowering levels of circulating glucose. In fact PPAR drugs, including Actos and Avandia...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...acquired kidney diseases which lead to progressive loss
of kidney function. Michael Dunn, M.D., dean and executive vice president, whose research focus is kidney disease, says, The Center will draw on the rich interdisciplinary environment at the Medical College, particularly thorough collaboration with ...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...cidence, treatment, and outcomes of ESRD permanent loss
of kidney function requiring "renal replacement therapy" (dialysis or kidney transplantation). "The new update describes successes, failures, and challenges for the future," comments Dr. Foley. "For example, improvements in survival expectations an...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...e fortification is common and has proven benefits, loss
of iron from both wheat and rice during the milling process means that keeping the levels of iron acceptable (40mg/kg) is difficult. This is where the authors believe genetic engineering can play a key role eg. The iron content in rice can be increa...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...or carbohydrate beverage study participants. The loss
of fat mass, while expected, was much larger than we thought it would be, says Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster. I think the practical implications of these results are obvious: if you want to gain muscle and lose fat as a res...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
...eases, left untreated, can ultimately lead to bone loss
or tooth loss. Individuals with high stress levels tend to increase their bad habits, which can be harmful to periodontal health. They are less attentive to their oral hygiene and may increase their use of nicotine, alcohol or drugs, explained Pr...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
... their protein intake, they might slow down muscle loss
as long as old age doesnt inherently interfere si... appetite. Another important contributor to muscle loss
in the elderly is a lack of exercise, he noted. Even among the elders who volunteered for the stud...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
...KD. The results raise the possibility that weight loss
might help to lower PTH levels in patients with CKDor, conversely, that other treatments for hyperparathyroidism could lead to weight loss. "We hope the findings will trigger further studies in order to better explain the reasons underlying our resu...
Better mobility keeps seniors healthier
...er with past research, which has demonstrated that loss
of mobility predicts loss
of independence, mortality, and nursing home admission, it is clear that interventions that can pres...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...ty reflects states rising concern about the steady loss
of coverage among young adults under the age of 30. Because a majority of uninsured young adults have low incomes, extending eligibility for Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) beyond age 18 would be an important poli...
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
...mally reduce EL function, they reported. Thus, the loss
of proprotein convertase activity leads to an increase in EL and a decline in HDL-C. Likewise, they showed that increased activity of proprotein convertases in the liver gives a significant boost to the protective HDL-C. Proprotein convertases ar...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...xperts own estimates show are coping with profound loss
of inner ear balance. These people often suffer f...n channel. Della Santina says people disabled by loss
of vestibular sensation often feel chronically off balance and lose the ability to keep the eyes ste...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...n when it causes a change in mental status such as loss
of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or mental fogginess. The severity, effects and recovery of concussion are difficult to determine because no two concussions are alike, and symptoms are not always straightforward. In recent years, ...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
...ough sleep can accurately predict the impact sleep loss
has on their ability to pay attention during the c... school-age children suggests that even mild sleep loss
produces marked deficits in their cognitive development and functioning. Sleep restriction can alte...
Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
...se a host of disease phenotypes, including partial loss
of body fat depots and metabolic syndrome. The fact that HIV protease inhibitors block ZMPSTE24 and have been associated with side effects similar to those observed with a genetic deficiency in ZMPSTE24 is intriguing, said Loren Fong, Ph.D., study ...
Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information
...nce that what they yearn for is possible, and this loss
may result in a range of seemingly irrational beha...mer behavior literature, write the authors. Weight loss
products, alternative medicines, and dietary supplements, are examples of product categories for whi...
Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows
...nhouse gas emission, increased pest resistance and loss
of biodiversity. For their analysis, researchers defined the term organic as: practices referred to as sustainable or ecological; that utilize non-synthetic nutrient cycling processes; that exclude or rarely use synthetic pesticides; and sustain o...
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