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West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

...t to limit their impact. However, these results do not provide a way of defining a possible link between the intensity of winter and the size of the epidemic. Moreover, the climate model used is founded on a period of only nine years, and possibly large variations of climate or epidemics over a larger ti...

Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis

...ncluding calcium, when compared to cells that were not exposed to GPCS, according to the researchers. Additional studies are needed to determine whether GPCS will have a similar effect in people, how much onion or GPCS is needed for a positive effect on bone health, and to determine the mechanism of acti...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...hniques such as exercise and stress management can not only reduce the levels of depression and distress ...derable promise for patients with heart disease by not only improving psychosocial functioning and reactions to mental and physical stressors, but also by ...

Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients

...published randomized controlled trials--which were not included in this analysis because they were publis...le, our results suggest that erythropoietin should not be used to increase overall survival outside clinical trials," the authors write. "Erythropoietin ma...

Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...ly iron deficient after childbirth and 31 who were not iron deficient. At 10 weeks after childbirth, the women and their babies were videotaped interacting. Half of the iron-deficient women were then given iron supplements. After nine months, all of the women, those who received supplements and those ...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...gen, a female hormone, the results of the study do not apply to men; however, the study has no data to support this. People with MCI tend to retain critical thinking and reasoning skills, but experience significant short-term memory loss. For example, they may experience trouble remembering the names of ...

Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find

...d. The sleep quality of the control group, who did not use the music tapes, also was assessed over the sa...function during the day. The only element that did not improve after listening to music was sleep disturbance. "Music is pleasant and safe and the techniqu...

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection

...y explained, efforts have focused on those who are not yet infected and on those with established infection. The highest rate of transmission in the study, however, occurred in early infection, when few infected persons are aware of their infection status or receive the antiretroviral drugs used to treat...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...ed risk of HSV-2 shedding, an association that had not previously been made. Vaginal yeast infections were not associated with increased shedding risk. If confirmed in future studies, the findings would have sig...

Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise

...where organised cervical screening programmes have not been implemented, around 35, 000 women die from th... Brazil, Europe and the USA. The participants were not pregnant, had no previous abnormal cervical smears and reported a history of four or fewer partners....

Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions

..., the body produces too many T-helper 2 cells, and not enough T-regulatory cells. This can result in asthma, hayfever and allergic eczema. The researchers discovered that by increasing the levels of CD4+ T-regulatory cells they were able to control the extent of the allergic inflammation. They injected c...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...ons for the way sleep problems are addressed -- or not addressed -- in nursing homes, and perhaps for the...in the next six months compared with those who did not have insomnia. In contrast, those who were taking hypnotic drugs to treat their insomnia at the star...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...asked to rest and watch nothing. The subjects were not told about the forces or their roles in the experi... Mattar and Gribble found that the distraction did not change the motor learning benefit from watching the video. And, when interviewed, the subjects did n...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

...source for Asian Americans whose first language is not English. Dubbed SPIRAL for "Selected Patient Infor...ation for Asian Americans whose native language is not English. It's also following a Tufts tradition providing electronic resources in our international ...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...Institute on Aging. "Happiness and well-being may not depend on a person's financial state in times of h...at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. "Money may not buy happiness, but it does seem to buy people out of some of the misery that's associated with a dec...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

... pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infection and is not sexually transmitted. It is a common illness--by a...don't. People with C. pneumoniae infections should not expect to prevent future heart attacks by getting antibiotic treatment for the bacteria, said Dr. Ar...

Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter

... American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "We could not show that the amount of minutes spent in moderate ...heir schoolwork when they get home; they will just not be able to watch as much television." Dr. Gutin noted that the findings regarding the need for vigo...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...re viable transplant candidates who probably would not have been considered before because of their age a...mine a patient's prognosis. "These are guidelines, not governances or mandates," Orens explains. We acknowledge that there are many factors practical, cu...

OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function

...and methods for disrupting thought and memory have not been well understood. By conducting this research,... defective mitochondria in Alzheimer's neurons may not move effectively and may not supply adequate levels of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an impo...

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

...ately available than level I centers, and they are not required to have teaching and research programs. ...fer the same level of care. "Previous studies have not shown any quantifiable differences in outcomes" between the two, McConnell said. One problem with co...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014—Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics present unique challenges when it comes ... developmental harm. New consensus guidelines for toxicity testing ... biological characteristics of these novel biopharmaceuticals are presented ... journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers ... Nucleic Acid Therapeutics website until November ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... and gas production are well over recommended levels in ... journal Environmental Health . High levels of benzene, ... the first to be based on community sampling by ... used to supplement official air-quality monitoring programs. , Unconventional ... readily flow to the surface. This is because they ...
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