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'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
... olefin technology. In fact, the process yields 93 percent
selectivity to 1-hexene with world-class product p...carpeting, plastics and other products, uses 30-40 percent
less energy than petroleum-based PDO. Bio-PDO is also being marketed as a glycol replacement in form...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...arent doing enough now in fact, between 16 and 27 percent
of older adults are eating less than the USDAs recommended daily allowance of protein. Elderly people may eat less protein for a number of reasons, said Paddon-Jones, including cost, the fact that many foods may not taste as good to them as they on...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...same researchers showed that by 3 months of age 40 percent
of infants are regular viewers of television, DVDs or videos and by the age of 2 this number jumps to 90 percent. For both papers, the researchers conducted random telephone interviews with more than 1,000 families in Minnesota and Washington with a...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...dical decision-making. Researchers found that 16 percent
of these patients reported refusing one or more medical or surgical interventions recommended by their physician. The most frequently refused interventions were cardiac catheterization and surgery, with refusal rates of over 10 percent. Other interve...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...engineered to express high levels of PCSK5A had 50 percent
higher HDL-C than control mice, says senior author Daniel J. Rader, MD, the Cooper/McLure Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Penn. Increased HDL-C is due to decreased endot...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...thout health insurance. Despite comprising only 17 percent
of the under-65 population they account for 30 percent
of the uninsured in that group. Two-fifths (41%) of uninsured young adults ages 19-29 are in familie...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...al Health and Retirement Study. They found that 50 percent
of older adults had a moderate to severe form of a... to help with activities of daily living. Just 2.6 percent
of survey participants without any of the geriatric conditions were dependent on others for help wit...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...eat among African-American women, who represent 73 percent
of new HIV cases in women over age 50. Older peo...were not currently sexually active. More than 60 percent
of the participants had never been tested for HIV, although more than half of them could be describe...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...undergoing the treatment. By comparison, only two percent
of patients treated with oral melphalan and prednisone have survived more than 10 years. According to lead researcher, Vaishali Sanchorawala, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and clinical director of...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...ime out to take care of themselves. More than 33 percent
of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Prior studies conducted elsewhere have shown that overweight children have a poorer quality of life than normal-weight p...
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
...patients treated with the combination therapy, 3.8 percent
experienced blood clots in their arteries, compared with 1.7 percent
of patients on chemotherapy alone.There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...l recommended vaccines). In 2000, approximately 14 percent
of children were underinsured for vaccines in the ...mple, for vaccines given in the private sector, 46 percent
of states did not provide publicly purchased varicella (chickenpox) vaccine to underinsured children...
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...ly men, with white men at age 60 years having a 29 percent
chance of experiencing such a fracture during thei...s among men with a prior fracture ranged from 14.5 percent
at age 65 years to 33.6 percent
at age 85 years. Osteoporosis prevalence in the absence of a prior c...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...o years," Irazoqui said. "Epilepsy affects about 1 percent
of the global population, and of that 1 percent, 30 percent
don't respond to any drugs. There is no cure or treatment for those 30 percent." New technologies ...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...efits increased with age coffee drinkers being 30 percent
less likely to have memory decline at age 65 and rising to 70 percent
less likely over age 80. Caffeine consumers did not seem to have lower rates of dementia. We real...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...rmation in the article. In 2003 and 2004, about 51 percent
of women aged 20 to 39 were classified as overweight or obese. D. Kim Waller, Ph.D., of the University of Texas, Houston, and colleagues interviewed 10,249 women in eight states whose babies were born with birth defects between 1997 and 2002. The ...
Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...t, McDonalds french fries, about three ounces of 1 percent
fat milk (or apple juice for one child who was not...ng over the same foods in unmarked packaging (48.3 percent
vs. 36.7 percent
for hamburgers, 59 percent
vs. 18 percent
for chicken nuggets, 76.7 percent
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
... More likely to have finished high school (71.4 percent
vs. 63.7 percent) and to be attending four-year colleges (14.7 percent
vs. 10 percent) More likely to have health insurance coverage (70.2 percent
vs. 61.5 percent) Les...
New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
...than any other country a smoking prevalence of 31 percent
among the general population. Physicians can play ...first-of-its kind-study, researchers found that 23 percent
of 3,552 hospital-based physicians surveyed were smokers, substantially higher than in the United St...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...rtum decision-making, with results showing that 17 percent
of all mother-infant pairs were identified as not ready. This study also identified those factors most related to the unreadiness of mother-infant pairs to leave the hospital. These included: being a first-time mother, being black and non-Hispanic,...
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