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Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume

...rovements on PANSS total and negative subscales [a measure of disturbed thinking] with less increase in lateral ventricular volume indicate that treatment effects on brain volume and the behavioral pathology of the illness may be associated," the authors write. "Although these results must be confirmed, they...

ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...considered morbidly (or extremely) obese. BMI is a measure of height and weight. ACP's new guidelines apply to patients with BMI's of 30 and over. "BMI should be considered another vital sign," says Vincenza Snow, MD, director of clinical programs at ACP. "Patients should know their BMIs like they know thei...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

... of 40 percent or less. The ejection fraction is a measure of the ability of the heart to pump blood. In the normal ejection fraction, the heart is capable of pumping more than 55 percent of the blood volume in the ventricle. The researchers assessed the heart's pumping ability of the patients at six and 12 ...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...ality and in five of the six subcategories used to measure sleep quality. These included better and longer nighttime sleep and less dysfunction during the day. The only element that did not improve after listening to music was sleep disturbance. "Music is pleasant and safe and the technique we used in our st...

Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks

... soy oil increases heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of cardiac autonomic function. "Our findings contradict the current belief in the medical community that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids produces only long-term cardiac benefits," said the study's lead author, Fernando Holguin, MD, Emory...

Two drugs combined more cost-effective safer for managing arthritis in high-risk patients

...nto the cost analysis. Researchers used a standard measure that assesses the outcome of health care procedures or services called the quality-adjusted life-year. The measurement is designed to take into account health-related quality of life as well as the duration of survival....

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

... creating faster pulse waves. Blood pressure is a measure of the force applied against the inner walls of arteries as the heart pumps blood around the body. The systolic reading (the "upper" number in a blood pressure test), measures the maximum pressure as the heart contracts, while the diastolic reading ...

Traditional risk factors best predictor of CVD death in kidney patients

...ltration rate (GFR) of less than 60ml/min/1.732, a measure of how well the kidneys are filtering waste from blood. The study defined cardiovascular mortality as death from heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. The Cardiovascular Health Study is a longitudinal study of tradi...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...he camera as a nonjudgmental "listener" and find a measure of solace during a time of pain and grief. "We are thrilled to be able to present this award to Ms. Gibbons," said Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, chair of the AAN Foundation. "Her efforts to educate the public about Alzheimer's disease and advocate for t...

Doing a spin with DNA

...sensitive measuring devices, the researchers could measure various parameters such as the friction of the rotating DNA in a cavity of the enzyme. The research has provided new insights into the interactions between DNA and the enzyme, which are of fundamental importance for understanding cell division. DNA ...

Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers

...lapse." Rose suggested that animal studies could measure the effects of alcohol on dopamine release or other effects of nicotine thought to mediate reinforcement. "Human studies might seek to examine whether nicotine replacement products that help people quit smoking are subject to the same interactions w...

Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage

...had higher pregnancy anxiety. "It's important to measure pregnancy anxiety, not simply generalized anxiety," said Ct-Arsenault, "because generalized measures don't address the specific concerns of women in pregnancy. Having other living children did not result in lower pregnancy anxiety, results showed,...

MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis

...gh MR spectroscopy has been used for many years to measure the chemical composition of materials, including biological samples, it has not been useful for analyzing tumor specimens. In recent years, Cheng and his colleagues have been developing a spectroscopic technique called high-resolution magic angle sp...

Measuring enzymes at end of cancer pathway predicts outcome of Tarceva, Taxol

...o shows that we have a technology that can rapidly measure the true activity of CDK2 in a tumor sample," Ueno... of Kobe, Japan, the researchers devised a test to measure CDK activity and the expression, simultaneously. They found that monitoring of two isotypes of CDK a...

Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems

...ation online April 19, is believed to be the first measure of additional risk from increased body mass index (BMI) in such populations (BMI equals weight in kilograms per height in square meters). People are considered to be obese when their BMI is greater than or equal to 30 kilograms per meter squared; ov...

Sex, age and sun exposure linked to frequency of sunburns

...d wristwatch UV radiation dosimeters (devices that measure radiation) to record sun exposure and filled out diaries including details about sunburn, sun-exposure behavior, and exposure location. The average age of participants was 30 years (age range, 4 - 68 years). The researchers found that most sunburn d...

Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears

...dramatically with body mass index (BMI). (BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI greater than 25 are considered overweight, and those with a BMI of more than 30 are considered obese.) Overweight people are at least three times more likely to tear their meniscus, while the...

Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients

...omized studies. Studies used a variety of tests to measure psychiatric symptoms and psychological, social and occupational functioning. Ten trials compared shock therapy directly with drug therapy. "When ECT given without antipsychotics is directly compared to treatment with antipsychotics alone results st...

Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment

...t, you can get a visible signal that allows you to measure how much medication got to the tumor," Lanza says. "You would know the same day you treated the patient and if the drug was at a therapeutic level." Using nanoparticles, drug doses could be much smaller than doses typically used in chemotherapy, maki...

Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit

...al blood oxygen at the summit. Researchers plan to measure the amount of oxygen in their own blood along with running a battery of investigations to test their brains, lungs and muscles at this extreme altitude. At 8,850 metres, Mount Everest represents one of the most austere terrestrial environments the wo...

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