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Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

... of the JAMA/Archives journals. A meta-analysis of previous studies also published online today found that being confined to bed, not leaving home daily or being unable to care for oneself also are associated with death from heatstroke. A severe heat wave struck Europe in 2003, with death toll estimates ran...

Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...ion, the study notes that these numbers contradict previous findings in which over 70% of physicians reported ...e same when it came to spirometry testing, despite previous reports suggesting women were tested less often. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of dea...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...cent of whites reported using illicit drugs in the previous month, compared to 7.2 percent of acculturated Hispanics. However, less than 1 percent of non-acculturated, Spanish-speaking Hispanics reported use in the same time period. Their percentage/general patterns of substance use are very similar to whit...

Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

...ne in renal replacement therapy, compared with the previous year. The decline is especially encouraging at a time when type 2 diabetes mellitus, one of the major risk factors for kidney disease, has reached epidemic proportions. The data suggest that improvements in preventive care may be helping to reduce ...

Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts

... of Lactobacillus GG was not unexpected as several previous studies have shown similar results. The other effe...yces boulardii was unexpected, they say, because a previous trial showed it to be beneficial in young children admitted to hospital for diarrhoea. They conclu...

A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments

...in August 2006 that the 63-year-old woman, with no previous medical history, was brought to the hospital after falling from her bicycle and hitting her head and having a brain bleed, causing her to lose consciousness. Tests showed she had brain damage covering several lobes and an aneurysm, which was clipped,...

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

... Minnesota and Washington with a child born in the previous two years. Television, DVD and video viewing were divided into four categories: baby DVDs and videos; educational TV programs, DVDs and videos such as Sesame Street, Arthur and Blues Clues; childrens non-educational television shows and movies such...

Long heat waves boost hospital admissions

...se as the summer progresses. The results support previous studies linking heat waves with increased death rates, especially amongst the elderly. However this is the first investigation into whether heat wave intensity and duration have any effects on general health. Many heat-related diseases may be preve...

Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries

...colorectal and nonsmall-cell lung cancer, but some previous studies suggest these patients are at an increased...or blood clots in both arteries and veins included previous blood clots and older age (65 or older.) The clinical benefit associated with bevacizumab therapy ...

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

... or directional planes. Della Santina says that previous implants developed elsewhere were limited to one functioning sensor and electrode and one plane or axis of rotation, when in reality, we move in multiple directions. Every measurement in the balance device is processed in the implanted central mic...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

...ms, reported Dr. Pardini. Also, our study confirms previous research suggesting that there are neurophysiological abnormalities that can be measured even after a seemingly mild concussion, she added. The study utilized a computer-based neuropsychological test called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion and Co...

Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects

...ay have affected the results. Our study 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....

Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

...al pressure to lose weight, Heiland said, citing a previous study that 87 percent of Americans, including 48 percent of obese Americans, believe that their body weight falls in the socially acceptable range. While it seems thinness is increasingly idealized in popular culture -- images of waif-like models a...

UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life

...Laboratory in the Division of Earth Sciences, said previous studies used indirect analytical methods that were only able to suggest microbial involvement, not confirm it. We used difficult and time-consuming electron microscope techniques to conclusively confirm the microbial remains, Dr Golding said. T...

Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children

...nd colleagues began their long-term trial, several previous studies had demonstrated the short-term safety of statins in FH children. But none of them had followed patients for more than 48 weeks. Researchers enrolled 214 children between ages 8 and 18 into the single-center, randomized, double-blind, placeb...

European heat waves double in length since 1880

... in the past century. The new data shows that many previous assessments of daily summer temperature change underestimated heat wave events in western Europe by approximately 30 percent. Paul Della-Marta and a team of researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland compiled evidence from 54 high-quality...

W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research

... and to regenerate cells after injury. Building on previous research of the relationship between the age of stem cells and their ability to regenerate themselves, Dr. Wagers hopes to discover a method to slow down or reverse the natural process of aging, which may potentially lead to advances in treating age-...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...it is contained for good and cannot go back to its previous state. This is of paramount importance as ensuring the permanent storage of the CO2 has been the most controversial issue in carbon storage. Moreover, the end result is a commercial product. Fossil fuel power plants could utilise the new process b...

Cancer research summaries

...ng the 9377 recipients of blood from donors with a previous diagnosis of cancer who were excluded from the mai...from an admittedly limited number of donors with a previous history of cancer, it would seem that long-term cancer survivors might be a fairly safe donor group,...

First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school

... the ninth grade report cards of 300 children with previous brain tumors, which had been treated with surgery or radiation therapy, to 1,473 healthy children living in Finland. The study found the average grades of children who have had a brain tumor were significantly lower in each school subject, and di...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for ... bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according ... collaborators. , Led by U. of I. chemistry professor ... drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug ... to malaria and how targeting multiple pathways reduces ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... word for chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ... of the appearance of words for chili peppers in ... domesticated and highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis. ... of nine papers presented in a special feature issue ... Sciences on plant and animal domestication edited by ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... West Orange, NJ. April 16, 2014. Kessler Foundation ... for $1.8 million from the Department of Defense ... PhD, is principal investigator for the randomized, double-blinded, ... to improve bone and muscle strength after spinal ... Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation. ...
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