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NIH study tracks brain development in some 500 children across US

...orms for their demographic. This suggests that in previous studies, general health disparities might have inf...ifferences were not as sharp as those described in previous reports. In fact, there were no sex differences in verbal fluency. There were also no differences ...

A first glimpse at healthy brain and behavioral development

...n, with gender effects less prevalent than in some previous studies. Boys performed better on perceptual analysis, and girls performed better on processing speed and motor dexterity. Girls also showed a slight advantage on verbal learning, but by adolescence, this advantage had disappeared. Income predi...

Children's Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury

... and Pitt will serve as the coordinating site. A previous Phase II clinical trial of induced hypothermia therapy led by Dr. Adelson at Children's found that moderate hypothermia therapy is safe and may potentially improve outcome. Results of that study were published in the journal Neurosurgery in April 200...

Alternative hormone treatment could help fight against breast cancer

...meta-analysis (a study which combines results from previous trials) of 16 trials and obtained data for 11,906 premenopausal women with early breast cancer. The authors conclude: "The results of our analysis show that LHRH agonists provide an effective additional class of agents for the treatment of premen...

US soldiers in Iraq fighting drug-resistant bacteria after injuries

...d farmland and an urban area nearby. Several previous reports have described skin carriage of Acinetobacter species in healthy people. The carriage rates have been found to vary with climate and geography. These reports may not be generalizable to US Army soldiers in Iraq, which has an extremely dry c...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...Brain , and have corroborated the conclusions of a previous study, published in 1999 by the same research team in the specialist journal, Neuron . The first name amongst the contributors is that of the researcher Waldy San Sebastin. On this occasion the research was extended to a greater number of non- hum...

Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

...ta-analysis (a study which combines the results of previous trials) on more than 32,000 women and their babies...n with chronic hypertension and pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy. In these settings, aspirin is justified. "In the more usual setting of risk at about ...

Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients

... hours, a decrease by at least 10 percent from the previous day in the number of leukocytes (white blood cells), and the ability to take oral nourishment. The authors point out that estimates show mortality may not be directly related to the pulmonary infection in up to half the hospitalized patients with C...

Psychosocial support for cancer survivors needs strengthening

...e information resource cancer patients have. While previous studies have shown about one in five women with early stage breast cancer use support services in the year following treatment (18 percent), little is known regarding participation in support groups and support group use among patients with different...

State spending keeps childless seniors out of nursing homes

...on among childless seniors by 35 percent. Citing previous research, the authors found that some states spend as little as $35 per person each year on HCBS for seniors, while other states spend more than $1,300 annually....

Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes

...ers showing the potential of GlcNAc in humans. One previous clinical study reported that 8 of 12 children with treatment-resistant autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease improved significantly following two years of treatment with GlcNAc. No significant adverse side effects were noted. Together, these findin...

Mid-life headaches may increase risk of vision problems

...id Rose. "Our findings are also consistent with a previous study linking both migraine and retinopathy with the occurrence of stroke." ...

Grain fiber and magnesium intake associated with lower risk for diabetes

... "In conclusion, the evidence from our study and previous studies, summarized by means of meta-analysis, strongly supports that higher cereal fiber and magnesium intake may decrease diabetes risk," the authors conclude. "Whole-grain foods are therefore important in diabetes prevention."...

Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease

...s docosahexaenoic acid," or DHA, a fatty acid that previous evidence suggests affects the retina, the authors write. "Higher fish consumption, both total and broiled/baked, was also inversely associated with neovascular AMD." Eating more than two medium (4-ounce) servings of fish per week or more than one med...

History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy

... said Rose. Our findings are also consistent with previous studies linking migraine and retinopathy with the occurrence of stroke....

Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death

...ized questionnaire about their feelings during the previous week, for example, whether they felt peaceful, fel...s of this study are particularly important because previous studies of survival in patients with heart failure, including those considering the role of angioten...

RAND study finds women with heart disease and diabetes less likely to receive proper care

... to a RAND Corporation study issued today. While previous research has shown that women less frequently receive expensive medical care such as angioplasty for heart disease, few studies have evaluated gender disparities in managed care settings. All the patients in the RAND Health study had either private...

States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent

...more than $1,300 per person annually, according to previous research. Regardless of how much was spent on home- and community-based services, the researchers found that doubling states' spending on services would reduce the risk of nursing home admission among childless seniors by 35 percent. Using data f...

One pill may be better than two for treating patients with high blood pressure

...density lipoprotein (HDL the "good" cholesterol), previous stroke, male gender, 55 years or older and smoking. In ASCOT-LLA, researchers examined 10,305 patients with high blood pressure and additional risk factors for heart disease with lowto-moderate cholesterol levels and found the addition of atorvastati...

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

...d paying an average of $2.83 a gallon during their previous visit to the gas station at the time they were surveyed earlier this year.) Sixty percent of employees confirmed that the price of gas has significantly reduced the amount of money they have to spend on other things, while 45 percent reported the n...

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