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Older fathers more likely to have autistic children

... five in 10,000 two decades ago. This increase is partially due to higher levels of awareness and changes in diagnosis processes, but could also reflect an increase in incidence of autism, according to the authors. Older parental age has previously been linked to abnormalities in the brain development of chil...

Molecular switch may turn off immune cells that target HIV

...r of the Nature paper. "While this might still be partially the case, our finding that defects in important functions of exhausted T cells can be reversed demonstrates that active inhibitory mechanisms may play a major role in blocking T cell function. In other words, the cells may be turned off but not perm...

Medication may promote opening of arteries following stroke

...ocess known as recanalization) in six patients and partially opened in four patients. Reocclusion, or the recurrence of the blockage, occurred in three of those individuals. The average scores of all the patients on scales used to measure the severity of strokes improved after treatment. Argatroban and oth...

American Egg Board responds to proposed USDA rule to revise WIC food package

...eggs to one dozen for children, pregnant women and partially breastfeeding women, and from 2 to 2 dozen to two dozen for fully breastfeeding women. "Eggs provide several nutrients, such as protein, iron, folate, and vitamins B6 and B12, which play an important role in the health of the women and children en...

Brain's 'gambling circuitry' identified

...es such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, are partially characterized by risk taking. To date, it is unknown whether such pathological decision making under risk is due to misperception of risk or disruptions in cognitive processes, such as learning, planning, and choice. "For example, a bipolar subject...

Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons

...sure is impacting gait. However, Shah notes it may partially be related to stroke. The study found that diabetes, vascular diseases, or cognition did not change the association of blood pressure and lower limb function. Although baseline clinical stroke had no effect on higher blood pressure being associated w...

Challenges to improving adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh and Tanzania

...rty among different populations, both of which are partially attributable to differences in nutritional status. According to Levinson and colleagues, "due to the wide range of variations in the onset of puberty and the resulting growth spurt, determining adolescent nutrient requirements should be based on phys...

With cochlear implants, earlier use leads to better speech

... child, born deaf but with a cochlear implant that partially restored hearing nine months earlier. That's the most complex speech the child uttered during a testing session that involved play with a toy train set. In contrast, a child of the same age who had a cochlear implant 31 months earlier made more soph...

Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic study finds

...No cure is known and available treatments are only partially effective. Mayo's study involved 50 fibromyalgia patients enrolled in a randomized, controlled trial to determine if acupuncture improved their symptoms. Symptoms of patients who received acupuncture significantly improved compared with the control g...

Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows

...ase may be accelerated by eating trans fat such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, according to new anima...snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils. Unlike other fats, the majority of trans fat is formed when food manufacturers tu...

Hodgkin disease type is a major determinant of prognosis

...ces in the survival of Hodgkin disease (HD) can be partially explained by the type of HD, according to a new population level study. Published in the July 15, 2006 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study reveals th...

Monkeys vaccinated against SIV survive longer after infection

...is research suggests a potential benefit of even a partially effective vaccine," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Published in this week's issue of Science and this month's issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the studies also identified a measurable marker of SIV vaccine effectiveness in m...

Very few mothers reject childhood immunisation

...dren who are unimmunised differ from those who are partially immunised in a number of ways, finds a study in th...all listed vaccines. Overall, 3.3% of infants were partially immunised and 1.1% were unimmunised. These rates were highest in England (3.6% and 1.3% respectively...

Extreme drinking

...nd illegal drug use by our kids and should be held partially responsible for all of the consequences that follow from it. At the very least, they should extract their costs and reinvest the profit in the fight against underage drinking."...

WPI team receives $1.8 million to study atherosclerotic plaque progression and rupture

...s studies, Tang has studied blood flow in arteries partially blocked by plaque, measured the stress and strain conditions that may lead to the plaque rupture, and determined--contrary to what most researchers had believed--that localized maximal stress conditions within a plaque, rather than the maximum stress...

Early treatment favored for multiple sclerosis

...for a long time. The approved treatments are only partially effective in the short-term; it has not been proven that they can prevent long-term disability. Drawbacks to treatment include the cost, adverse effects, neutralizing antibodies (immune system proteins that can interfere with the effectiveness of in...

Infants or adults? NIH ethicists argue for new bird flu priorities

...ts. So they argue for an alternative approach, one partially based on what they call the "life-cycle principle." The principle asserts that people should be permitted an opportunity to live through all stages of life, experiencing childhood, adolescence, a maturing career and family. From this perspective, th...

Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs

... are consumed because an intestinal enzyme, CYP3A, partially destroys them as they are absorbed. Grapefruit juice, but not other commonly consumed fruit juices, inhibits this enzyme, allowing more of these drugs to enter the body. It was originally assumed that the ingredients responsible for drug interaction...

M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment

...ach differs from the majority of neurosurgeons who partially cut, or suction, tumors out of the brain in the belief that it is impossible to remove all of the tumor without harming the patient. "In fact, the brain is amazing, because it is possible to remove a portion of it without affecting function,"...

New technique offers relief for patients with spinal tumors

...logy, and San Diego clinician Bassem Georgy, M.D., partially removed spinal tumors from 28 patients before repairing the spine with vertebroplasty a procedure to cement and stabilize damaged vertebrae. He used a technology that utilizes plasma-mediated radiofrequency energy combined with saline solution to g...

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