Tag: "new" at medical news
Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters
Researchers have identified a new
player in the control of so-called good cholestero...uncovered in mice operate similarly in humans, the new
discovery could point the way to therapies that protect against heart disease by boosting concentrat...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...e August 8 issue of JAMA. The number and cost of new
vaccines routinely recommended for children and ad...om state policy makers and clinicians suggest that new
gaps have arisen in financial coverage of vaccines for children who are underinsured (i.e., have pri...
Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics
...PIs before the pandemic gained full force. The new
study finds that cities whose NPIs were sustained and layered with multiple tactics had the best outcomes. In addition to quarantine and isolation, the NPIs examined in this study were school closures and cancellation of public gatherings. Public h...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...nd. - Purdue University researchers have developed new
miniature devices designed to be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotech sensor for implantation in the eye to treat glaucoma. Findings will be detailed in three research papers being presented at the Enginee...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...on drug costs allowed the health plan to invest in new
initiatives to improve the health outcomes of patients with chronic disease, such as reducing the co-payments for insulin and diabetic testing supplies to encourage medication adherence and monitoring. Another co-author, Ronald H. Small, M.B.A., vi...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...o they can generate the knowledge that may lead to new
medical treatments and save lives. Krekelberg is the only researcher in New Jersey named a 2007 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.Working at the neural systems and network levels, Krekelberg and his research team plan to pinpoint those areas of ...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...iously held theories regarding aging and may offer new
ways to help turn back the clock, UT Southwestern ...tions of the face. It could also aid in developing new
and improved cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques, Dr. Rohrich said. Understanding how f...
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...re impedes effective treatment, as emphasized in a new
study published in Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In a systematic review and metasynthesis of eleven qualitative studies published between 2000 and 2005, including more than 500 patients, significant and problematic differenc...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...ant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop new
drugs to combat agents of bioterrorism. The one-year, $880,000 grant will fund the college's new
Institute for Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences. The center will discover new
and effective medicines...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
A potential new
biomarker for heart failure may be more powerful than established measures in identifying patients at increased risk for death from several causes. In a report to appear in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that has received early onl...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...udy supports previous evidence as well as provides new
evidence for the associations between maternal obesity and particular categories of birth defects, the authors conclude. Future inquiries are needed to unravel the underlying reasons for these associations....
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...l change the way they move to prevent more pain, a new
study finds. But doing so may set the stage for fu...ope the study findings will help physicians create new
treatments for backaches, a common ailment. Eight out of 10 adults will suffer from back pain at som...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...- and prescribing aldosterone receptor blockade, a new
drug category that wasnt available previously for ... a greater emphasis on smoking cessation. Also new
in the guidelines is the call for more intense lipid and blood pressure control. More stringent LDL ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
... Data on Heart Risk Finds Evidence Uncertain A new
analysis of data on the effects of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (sold in the United States as Avandia) found that the risk for heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease is uncertain: Neither increased nor decreased risk is established. ...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
... to normal lung development and functioning. The new
study findings, reported in the August 2007 issue ... in terms of the safety profile for this promising new
therapy, Ballard said. Prevention of BPD in very premature infants has included the use of vitamin ...
Decision aid for diabetes
...ecision aid for patients with diabetes Testing new
TB vaccineswhat are the regulatory issues" Please...84 5745 (fax) Montori.Victor@mayo.edu Testing new
TB vaccineswhat are the regulatory issues? In a policy paper in this weeks PLoS Medicine, Michael B...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
Green tea could hold promise as a new
treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and...most layer where skin cells continually divide and new
cells push the older ones to the skin surface, where they eventually slough off. After being treated...
World's largest respiratory health study launches next phase
...grespiratory health research study, is launching a new
research phase focussing on the 21,000brothers and sisters of the original sample. The TAHS (formerly the Tasmanian Asthma Survey) is a collaboration between the MenziesResearch Institute in Tasmania, University of Melbourne and Monash University.Sen...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...ptable to carry a few extra pounds, according to a new
study. Florida State University Assistant Professor of Economics Frank Heiland and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Economist Mary Burke are the co-authors of a paper published in the academic journal Economic Inquiry that argues that the balloon...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...ts on sometimes contradictory medical studies" A new
book, co-written by a Johns Hopkins University pro... seeks to examine health questions like these in a new
light. Authors Erik Rifkin and Edward Bouwer are not physicians; both are environmental scientists w...
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