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Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls

...ly those that involved vomiting or laxative abuse, promoted weight gain more than weight loss, said Dr. Stice. These behaviors can lead to increased metabolic efficiency or alter the homeostatic processes. Erratic eating also promotes weight gain because a person does not get regular delivery of nutrients, sa...

The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters

... meeting on "The Biological Foundations of Music", promoted by the New York Academy of Sciences in May 2000, a...ered by the scientific community to the initiative promoted by the Foundation should be pointed out: there are over 140 posters, all of which of very high quali...

Study examines influence of celebrity endorsements of cancer screening

...orted that it made them more likely to undergo the promoted screening test, according to a new study in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Celebrity endorsements of cancer screening are becoming increasingly common. High-profile people, such as former New York City Mayor Rudolp...

ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations

... throughout Europe and the world, has consistently promoted its belief that every cancer patient is entitled to the best possible treatment available. The use of medicine is now a fundamental aspect of cancer therapy and, consequently, cancer patients need to be treated by qualified medical oncologists. Thro...

Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows

... it." The UK Government's Department of Health has promoted the idea of smoking cessation counselling by dentists, and dental students at Newcastle University are now taught how to counsel patients on this issue as part of their degree. Newcastle Dental Hospital has a full-time smoking cessation counsellor t...

Cranberry usage common for urinary tract infections

.... Cranberry products have been widely used and are promoted by various national organizations to prevent UTIs in adults. "We thought it was safe to assume that many parents might give their children cranberry products to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections," said Kemper. "We wanted to find out if we we...

Coffee is number one source of antioxidants

...sity. Although fruits and vegetables are generally promoted as good sources of antioxidants, the new finding is surprising because it represents the first time that coffee has been shown to be the primary source from which most Americans get their antioxidants, Vinson says. Both caffeinated and decaf versions...

Surprising new study shows periodontal disease affects young adults, boosts pregnancy problems

...ion in the mouth that periodontal infections cause promoted inflammation in other parts of the body, which contributed in significant ways to coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney disease and obstetric complications," White said. "Another reason was that there has been an increased emphasis on evidence-base...

Mayo Clinic research collaboration discovers why some DNA repair fails

...sh3. This change in biochemical activity, in turn, promoted DNA expansion -- rather than repair -- and changed the function of Msh2-Msh3 from friend of DNA to foe by allowing damaged DNA to go unrepaired. Without DNA repair, mutations accumulate that lead to disease. Collaboration and Support In addition to...

A molecular basis for selective therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer's disease

...lecommunications and Telemedicine, it has recently promoted the development of internationally competitive research in Biomolecular and Health Sciences....

Breath test offers hope for early detection of lung-bacteria growth in cystic fibrosis

.... "Early detection and antibiotic therapy has been promoted as a means to delay chronic bacterial lung growth and prolong life, and breath analysis may be an effective first step toward treatment," said Dr. Dan Cooper, a pediatric pulmonologist at UCI Medical Center, who led the study with F. Sherwood Rowland...

Healthgrades study: New hospital ratings show wide 'quality chasm'

...CU intensivist staffing is an indicator of quality promoted by the Leapfrog Group, and the data used in this study is part of the Leapfrog Group Survey. Table: Hospital Improvement by Procedure and Diagnoses: 2002-2004...

Scientists show how thinking can harm brain cells

...The lab studies showed that elevated levels of PAF promoted beading on dendrites and injury to synapses following bursts of synaptic activity similar to those thought to be involved in learning and memory. "This mechanism does not just apply to HIV," Gelbard said. "It applies to Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosi...

Researchers identify early warning signs for meningococcal disease in children

...f 8 hours. These early clinical features should be promoted to parents and doctors to substantially speed up diagnosis of this potentially fatal infection in children, state the authors. Dr Thompson states: "Recognising early symptoms of sepsis [infection] could increase the proportion of children identified ...

Statement on NIH research on obesity and type 2 diabetes

...8 to 13. The program was developed by NHLBI and is promoted in collaboration with several other NIH institutes, national health and youth organizations, and community-based groups. "We Can!" provides resources to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity, and reduce sedentary time. More information...

Mutation that protects against HIV infection may raise risk of West Nile virus illness

... the virus. Further investigation showed that CCR5 promoted the movement of several classes of immune system cells into the brain and central nervous system, which appeared to protect normal mice from the encephalitis (brain inflammation) characteristic of serious WNV infection. "We wanted to know if humans l...

Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems

...ntal tobacco smoke, British American Tobacco (BAT) promoted these technologies to the hospitality industry as viable options to smoking bans. Writing in this week's BMJ, researchers argue that a total ban on smoking in public places is the only way to protect all employees from environmental tobacco smoke. Th...

Free HIV tests cheaper than charging when goal is preventing AIDS

...itive, Thielman said. The free testing period was promoted with a modest advertising campaign. Once the free trial began, KIWAKKUKI's AIDS Information Center was deluged with clients. "Our colleagues at KIWAKKUKI called it the 'crash' period because it was kind of crazy," Thielman said, with nearly four time...

Researchers find molecule that may hold key to learning and memory

...nni and their colleagues, found the MEF2 repressor promoted synaptic differentiation. In a separate study, Steven Flavell, a graduate student in neurology, Greenberg, and their colleagues found the MEF2 activator inhibited the growth of dendritic spines in the rat hippocampus, an area of the brain associate...

Fighting the battle against disease - Leeds researchers take on the world

... monitored for effectiveness, and best practice is promoted in both research publications and to the people who will need to use them. "If we can demonstrate the effectiveness of new strategies in reducing health equalities in a cost-neutral way, they are more likely to be taken up by communicable disease pro...

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