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Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature

... and Wolski analysis - using different statistical models - suggests that the earlier methodology may have resulted in inflated risk estimates. The new analysis, conducted by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,concludes "that only prospective clinical trials designed for the specific purpose of esta...

Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking

...ing data from younger populations and using linear models that use absolute risks of disease rather than all cause mortality and morbidity. If we do, the only ones to benefit will be drug companies, with increasing profits from an ageing population consumed by epidemics rather than enjoying their long life,...

Parents' depression can weigh on children

...d eats, Janicke said. Also, the behaviors a parent models affect the lifestyle choices a child makes, too. When parents are struggling, they may have less energy and not be able to provide the emotional support an overweight child needs or help organize play dates and exercise activities, Janicke said. ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue

... at least alleviated. Authors note that current models of care that focus on a single disease that dominates health care, or the care management model directed toward patients with multiple illnesses and disability, do not recognize the importance of geriatric conditions on quality of life and as markers...

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...created and the resulting lesions form. Animal models treated with green tea also showed reduced levels ...ff. After being treated with green tea, the animal models showed near-normal levels of PCNA in only the basal layers. This research is important because som...

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...dealized in popular culture -- images of waif-like models and stick-thin celebrities are everywhere -- there is a gap between the cultural imagery and the weights that most people consider acceptable for themselves and others, according to Heiland. Biological forces also play a role in the rise of obesity...

Children and young people show elevated leukaemia rates near nuclear facilities

...med including unadjusted, random and fixed effect models and the figures they produced showed considerable consistency. But the authors point out that dose-response studies they looked at - which describe how an organism is affected by different levels of exposure - did not show excess rates near nucl...

European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano

...ce at different times, to create digital elevation models and reveal otherwise undetectable changes occurring between image acquisitions. Combined radar and optical data acquired from space are also very useful when an eruption begins. The synoptic view taken from optical and radar instruments aboard Env...

When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves

...re are many places that are already functioning as models of such care, what most limited a health setting from being designated a medical home in this survey was the ability to dispense medical advice or care after hours or on weekends, according to the report. Only two-thirds of adults who have a regular ...

Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators

... test the activity of these new compounds in mouse models of ALL and move these promising new agents into the clinic for the treatment of this deadly childhood cancer. Dr. Juan Carlos Ramos focuses on adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), a deadly blood cancer that afflicts some of the most underserved c...

Future therapies for stroke may block cell death

...n testing histone deacetylase inhibitors in animal models for diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, and even stroke." Stroke can cause permanent neurological damage or even death if not promptly diagnosed and treated. It is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult d...

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

...conditions can be predicted using existing climate models as well as inputs to methods for improving the accuracy of CryoSat-2 maps of sea-ice thickness. Now on stable ice and with less than 50 km to go and clear views of Greenland in front of them the explorers are expected to reach the end of their lon...

Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site

... Fashion for Good Roundtables focus on underweight models and eating disorders gained attention worldwide. Previous roundtable participants have included designers Anna Fendi, Pierre Cardin and Laura Biagiotti, as well as fashion journalists, ambassadors and diplomats, among others. Fashion has the po...

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...e and other experiments, researchers could develop models to describe responses in toxicity pathways, and other models to estimate the human exposure necessary to produce responses in these pathways. Over time, the...

FPG receives $8 million for autism research

...nce from typically developing peers. Although both models are widely used, neither has been evaluated for its short or long-term impact on children with autism....

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

...ate type receptor," which has been shown in rodent models to boost the brain's own protein for improving age...related deficits in memory mechanisms. In primate models AMPAKINE compounds have replicated the studies in rodents and in adults patients suffering from Atte...

Aussie research goes global through new grants

...inue research on comprehensive primary health care models from Stream Four of APHCRI research; Dr Elizabeth McDonald, Menzies School of Health Research: Will participate in the Professor Ross Bailie led project examining growth faltering in remote indigenous communities, and spend time at the London Scho...

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

....D. This work also underscores the value of animal models in learning more about the pathways involved in human disease and how to target therapies that affect those pathways. NHGRI Scientific Director Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D. said, We are excited by the possibility that this study may lead to new treat...

Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats

...This study builds on Marsalas previous work in rat models using human neuronal stem cells, published in October 2004 in the European Journal of Neurosciences. In that study, significantly improved motor function, measured by a suppression of spastic movements and improved muscle tone, was shown in 40 to 5...

Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases

...he past decade, the Friedlander lab has used mouse models to develop this new approach to treating neovascular eye diseases. This approach uses adult stem cells-pluripotent cells capable of differentiating into a variety of cell types-harvested from bone marrow (and potentially peripheral and cord blood). T...

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