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Mets have 60 percent chance of winning league championship series, says Bukiet at NJIT
...gecock Show, KOGO, San Diego. Interview Bukiet in person
at 518 Cullimore Hall, by telephone (973-596-8392) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Bukiet, an avid Mets fan, has used this mathematical model to determine whether it is worthwhile to wager on games during the baseball season. His picks posted on his w...
Obesity tied to higher risk of complications in spinal surgery, Jefferson neurosurgeon finds
..."Obesity and back pain is a Catch-22," he says. "A person
is obese, has back pain, and the doctor says to ex...age is, when considering elective spine surgery, a person
who is extremely overweight might consider waiting a little while and losing some weight," Dr. Ratli...
Fitness and childhood IQ indicators of cognitive ability in old age
...tarting out with the same IQ at age 11, the fitter person
at age 79 will, on average, have better cognitive function." The study also found occupation and education were associated with fitness at age 79. People in more professional occupations and with more education had better fitness and higher cogn...
Forget basal body temperature -- check out her clothes
...of them women -- were asked, "In what photo is the person
trying to look more attractive." In 60 percent of the cases -- a frequency well beyond random chance -- the judges picked the high-fertility photos. "Many things affect the clothing that women decide to put on when they leave the house, includi...
Prescribe exercise for older adults for better health
...e can significantly modify risk factors, even if a person
has been sedentary in prior years," McDermott concludes. "Health care providers can play a major role in offering effective and inexpensive primary or adjunct therapies, encourage appropriate physical activity, and dispel myths that persist as barrie...
People should be paid for donating an organ
...pate in human research, then by extension the same person
should be allowed a monetary inducement or reward for donating an organ," writes Professor Friedman. The buying and selling of regenerative products such as human hair, blood and semen occurs and human eggs are now sought openly with a price offere...
Nicotine receptors on kidneys may speed kidney damage
.... High buildups of wastes in the blood can make a person
feel sick. Kidney disease is the most common cause of secondary hypertension (high blood pressure). Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death for all people with chronic kidney disease. Even subtle disruptions in kidney function play a role...
Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery
...he secondary injury may determine whether or not a person
will walk again. If we intervene early, with appropriate medical treatment such as steroids, for example, or physically taking off the pressure from the spinal cord compression, which can cause further cell death, we can affect the secondary cascade ...
How low should we go? Researchers find no clear evidence for ultra-low cholesterol targets
...gh dose of a statin produces the same benefit in a person
who has an LDL level of 100 mg/dL as it does in a person
with an LDL level of 200 mg/dL if the two have the same overall heart attack risk. High-risk individ...
Rutgers College of Nursing to host Preparing for Natural Disasters Forum November 3
...tims. The conference registration fee is $65 per person
and includes all program materials, morning refreshments and lunch. The conference is open to all health discipline professionals including but not limited to: registered nurses, advance practice nurses, nurses, physicians, health officers, public h...
Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'
...ere associated with chronological age. The older a person
was, the shorter they were. But among the 160 people with hand osteoarthritis, the telomere length was significantly shorter than among those without the disease, even after taking account of influential factors, such as obesity, age, sex, and smok...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
...sly and significantly transferred to an uninfected person
by fingertips touching the contaminated surfaces, ...good personal and surface hygiene even when an ill person
is not present, because germs can survive on surfaces long after a person
is gone," said co-author J...
UI teams up with Cubs star, Celtics owner to fight eye disease
...any eye disease has been offered to every affected person
in the United States. "Thanks to the tremendous courage and commitment of the Lee and Grousbeck families, this project offers real hope to the patients and families affected with LCA," said Keith Carter, M.D., professor and head of the Department of...
Science of Learning Center comes to UC San Diego
...neous use of EEG and fMRI technologies in the same person
a long-standing scientific goal and technical challenge would provide high resolution, simultaneous information on both the timing and localization of brain activity that could yield insights on the process of learning. Data Sharing Facility le...
Estate of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene donates funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
... oncology. "The world knew Geoffrey Beene as a person
of singular ability and accomplishment, and the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center will embody his remarkable commitment," said Douglas A. Warner III, Chairman of the MSKCC's Boards of Overseers and Managers. "We are deeply grateful to Tom Hutton ...
FDA approves Vectibix to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
... of the Colon Cancer Alliance. "That means that a person
in the U.S. is diagnosed with colorectal cancer every four minutes, heightening the need for new therapeutic options such as Vectibix." Marketing applications were simultaneously submitted to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in April 2006 and He...
AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients
... load explains only about 5% of the variation from person
in the rate of CD4 cell loss. Thus, CD4 depletion cannot be viewed as a simple consequence of the am...
Safer suntans through science
...cited and that's great too. If this keeps even one person
from going to a tanning bed and increasing their risk for skin cancer, then it will serve its purpose," said D'Orazio....
NIAID awards $4 million to develop anti-radiation treatments
...ides. Depending on the type of radionuclide that a person
is exposed to, the particles may be excreted from the body or enter bones, organs or other tissues, which could have significant adverse health consequences. Through an initiative announced in 2005, NIAID already is working to speed the development o...
Bird flu vaccine additive may stretch supply
...e study. "What vaccines do is cause the vaccinated person
to produce antibodies in their bloodstream. The higher the antibody levels, in general, the more likely people are to be protected from getting ill or from getting infected at all. "What we found was that when the adjuvant material was included in...
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