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Childhood predictors of smoking in adolescence

...arette smoking and found that salivary cotinine, a measure of uptake of environmental tobacco smoke, was a significant predictor. It is possible that efficient absorption in childhood of nicotine from second-hand tobacco smoke renders adolescents susceptible to nicotine-seeking behaviour. In a related commen...

AAN Foundation, National MS Society partner for Clinician Scientist Development Award

...nner retina and optic nerve as possible windows to measure nerve fiber damage. People with MS frequently develop inflammation of the optic nerve which can lead to blurring, vision loss, and painful eye movements. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It is characterized by numb...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...iginally chosen to fly because of their ability to measure stratospheric ozone, but were also selected in order to investigate the amount of useful information that could be retrieved from the troposphere. "The instruments are now being used to monitor a significant number of key tropospheric trace gases in...

New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent

...el, which is equivalent to 1 X 10-17 moles. (Moles measure the actual number of atoms or molecules in a sample.) Until now, the best method to differentiate between strains of Coxiella burnetii was a laboratory technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which analyzes the genes of a bacterium and yiel...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...rs a person was inactive, which is used as a proxy measure of sleep. In the 24 hours leading up to the test days, residents on a light schedule slept an average of 6 hours and 37 minutes, compared with about 3 hours for the residents on a heavy schedule. Residents' post-call ratings of sleepiness during the...

Medical students at risk for influence from pharmaceutical companies' marketing efforts

...cted a national survey of student affairs deans to measure the prevalence of school-wide policies on drug companymedical student interactions. The overall response rate of the surveys was 72.3 percent (826/1,143). The researchers found that average exposure for each student was 1 gift or sponsored activity p...

Does the workplace damage your brain?

...ore Card" Live demonstration: Neuroscientists will measure an individual's brain wave coherence during the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Speakers Include: Gary Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D. Neurologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine Memb...

A friendly reminder for HIV patients

...patients were given plasma viral load tests, which measure the amount of HIV in the blood. However, there was no significant difference in lessening the HIV amount between those with or without Jerry, according to the researchers. "Hopefully, other devices like the DMAS will be further evaluated in similar ...

Adult sickle cell drug proves effective in young children

...n comparable to those of normal children. Another measure of success of the therapy was that the study patients had improved spleen function, an important finding as many children with sickle cell anemia lose spleen function by two years of age. Participants also experienced significantly fewer incidents of...

Injury prevention could save Maryland at least $700 million per year

...the summer issue of Maryland Medicine. In order to measure the cost of injuries, the researchers calculated the number of potential years of lost work productivity due to both nonfatal and fatal injury and illness, including heart diseases, malignant growths and respiratory diseases. They also compared morta...

Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue

...ered, but few studies used a standardized scale to measure these effects. Second-generation antidepressants include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), selected norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, and other drugs. Researchers conclude that choosing the most appropriate antidepressant for a given...

Researchers link childhood asthma to exposure to traffic-related pollution

...d air samplers outside the home of each student to measure NO2 levels. In addition, they determined the distance of each child's home from local freeways, as well as how many vehicles traveled within 150 meters (about 164 yards) of the child's home. Finally, they estimated traffic-related air pollution level...

CryoSat launch will be blast from the Cold War past

...cientific community in the instance of CryoSat to measure thickness trends in marine ice cover and land ice sheets. CryoSat weighs in around 700 kg, so Eurockot, with its launcher able to deploy payloads of up to 1950 kg in mass into low-Earth orbit, successfully bid for the flight contract. After CryoSat,...

Psychologists find more sensitive tests for predicting Alzheimer's as well as changes in cognition

...ple. On the word-reading test, word repetition (to measure priming) didn't help high-risk participants to perform better, a sign that they weren't learning implicitly as well as the people who would stay healthy. The authors speculate that because high-risk participants drew less benefit from word repetitio...

'Healthy weight, healthy shape' key in preventing heart disease

... the benefits of physical exercise as a preventive measure against heart disease. Professor Hambrecht said that moderately active persons were 30-40% less likely to die from heart disease as compared to the inactive, sedentary person. He went on to say that despite this solid epidemiologic evidence, the prop...

Loss of body mass linked to development of Alzheimer's disease

...lso measured to determine their BMI, a widely used measure of body composition that is calculated by dividing...avior and motor skills. Changes in BMI are easy to measure in a doctor's office without an expensive scan," he says. Bennett and colleagues acknowledge that t...

Family history alone can imply cancer mutation risk

... thorough family history may be the most effective measure for cancer risk. Existing modeling studies report that less than 6 percent of women without a history of breast or ovarian cancer have family histories that may identify them as BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers. A small study of only 50 women with a his...

Research offers new approach to developing treatments for cocaine and amphetamine addiction

.... These knockout mice were subjected to tests that measure the abuse liability of cocaine and amphetamine. The responses of CART knockout mice to these drugs were compared to those of control mice that had CART peptides. The immediate hyperactivity produced by amphetamine, as well as the dramatic hypersensit...

Smoking seems to increase brain damage in alcoholics

...maging, a safe, non-invasive imaging technique, to measure brain volumes of the study participants. They discovered that the more severe the tobacco habit, the greater the brain injury. "In smoking alcohol-dependent individuals, smaller regional [brain] volumes are related to greater cigarette-smoking sever...

Nerve changes from diabetes begin earlier than previously known

... the study, researchers used various techniques to measure nerve changes, including patient exams, reflex and... strength tests, and nerve conduction tests, which measure how quickly nerves carry electrical signals. The nerve conduction tests, over time, provided the mos...

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