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Focus on weight undermines motivation for healthy lifestyle changes among people of all sizes

... discourage even non-obese people from adopting or maintaining the physical activity necessary for long-term good health," said Dr. Antronette Yancey, lead author of the study and associate professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health. "All groups may benefit from messages that shift the fo...

New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees

...ardware advances that, coupled with a novel way of maintaining a high-level magnetic resonance signal throughout the scan, will speed an MRI session. "But to maintain the high-level signal," he says," you need to be able to complete each of these smaller encodings within a couple of milliseconds." Rather than...

Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice

...e useless. In countries with reliable electricity, maintaining the cold chain is rarely a problem. The same is not true in less developed countries. Vaccines made from whole, irradiated bacteria, freeze-dried into an easy-to-transport powder, could be reconstituted just before use, explains Dr. Raz, thereby elim...

Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis

...dy reveals an unexpected property of matrilin-3 in maintaining proper BMD, a factor that was not previously examined," the authors write. "However, the mechanism of the association between increased bone density and joint degeneration is not known. Our data show that matrilin-3 deficiency results in both the inc...

University of Leeds receives Gates Foundation grant for material approach to malaria prevention

... to the design and construction of the nets whilst maintaining their inherent breathability, strength and durability." Dr Alexander said: "Not only is this potentially a safer and cheaper method of protecting people, it will also avoid the problem of chemical resistance. We're already seeing bedbugs in the mat...

Aggressive heart pacing may work best in some spinal cord patients

...st alternative in patients with ongoing difficulty maintaining their heart rate in the hours and days following a...s with cervical spinal cord injuries have problems maintaining an adequate heart rate for a time, amazingly, even some with severed cords will not need a permanent...

Enzyme inhibitor may provide strategy to treat some GI disorders, Jefferson researchers find

...enzyme Rho kinase (ROK) plays an important role in maintaining the tone of the internal anal sphincter (IAS), which is crucial for normal bowel functioning. When the IAS tone is too high or "hypertensive" the result can be constipation, anal fissures and hemorrhoids. Blocking ROK's activity, they found, could...

ACP and The Doctors Company offer liability insurance credit

...dditional discount beyond the 5 percent credit for maintaining certifications in both general internal medicine and a subspecialty. The discount is available to physicians with time-limited certificates who recertify, and it is also available to physicians with time-unlimited certificates who voluntarily recerti...

New technology addresses female fertility preservation

... with the necessary hormones for development while maintaining their normal architecture. The eggs were then used for in vitro fertilization. The fertilized eggs were implanted into a foster mother that was of a different strain than the donor egg and sperm, resulting in babies with a different coat color, provi...

Cognitive behavioral therapy appears more effective than sleep medication for treating insomnia

...p showed no significant change at 6 months on PSG, maintaining improvements seen at 6 weeks. Comparing the 2 active treatment conditions, total wake time, sleep efficiency, and slow-wave sleep were all significantly better in the CBT group than in the zopiclone group as assessed using PSG; total sleep time was n...

Smoking, eating and thinking: New research on the brain, hormones, and behavior

...t midlife complain specifically of difficulties in maintaining focus and concentration of feeling wooly-headed. But even those with younger and sharper minds are finding the information about estrogen therapy confusing. Some studies on hormone therapy indicate that estrogen supplementation can help boost brain...

Physiological markers for cutting, other self-harming behaviors by teenage girls found

...are marked by emotional instability, difficulty in maintaining close relationships, eating disorders, impulsivity, chronic uncertainty about life goals and addictive behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol. They also have major impact on the medical system by being among the highest users of emergency and in-...

SAEM endorses Institute of Medicine report on the future of emergency care in the US

... care, with a focus on systems, care protocols and maintaining competencies. The IOM report on emergency care for children describes a system where the majority of hospitals and EMS systems have inadequate training and equipment to care for children. Increased research and education on the providing optimal care...

Mixed results comparing use of manual vs. automated chest compression following cardiac arrest

...tions of rescue personnel during CPR indicate that maintaining consistent chest compressions is a difficult task. The desire to provide optimal chest compressions led to the development of automated mechanical chest compression devices. The load-distributing band (LDB) is a circumferential chest compression devi...

The appearance of your hands can reveal your age, study finds

...at focuses on the hands can be highly effective in maintaining skin thickness and fullness. Non-surgical procedures like laser treatments and chemical peels can reduce age spots. Fat injections can be used to plump up hands and reduce the visibility of veins and laser ablation of unwanted hand veins can reduce...

Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis falls shortnon adherence compounds issue

...tary nutrients that are essential for building and maintaining bone, were most common, but prescriptions for the combination were only written for 34 percent of osteoporosis patients. Next, doctors were most likely to prescribe bisphosphonates--drugs that prevent further deterioration of bone minerals--in combi...

Age-related structural change may contribute to fracture risk

...density. Their studies emphasize the importance of maintaining adequate nutrition and suggest that simple weight cut-offs for men and women could be used to predict osteoporosis. Bone Geometry and Architecture Change with Age In any complex structure, geometry and architecture are important determinants of str...

Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference

... been touted as having many potential benefits for maintaining general health, new research to be presented at The North American Research Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 24th-27th, 2006, reveals that it may have particular promise for treating a seriou...

Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy

...; and women who become unexpectedly pregnant while maintaining potentially dangerous levels of alcohol consumption. Heavy drinking during pregnancy can harm the fetus, leading to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or other prenatal alcohol-related conditions such as alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND...

Treatment for anorexia nervosa appears to have improved outcome

...ernal preoccupation and body weight and shape, and maintaining it at normal levels - was found to be significantly associated with this peak in births. A background of severe/moderate anorexia in the mother was also important. Anorexia in males and females 751 females and 62 males with anorexia were studied. C...

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