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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

...dults often do not reach what are considered to be protective levels after receiving the vaccination. On avera... group, and the percentage of persons who achieved protective levels also was higher in the Taiji group. However, because of the small sample size, the percentage...

Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women

...a carotene are potential mediators of the apparent protective effect of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular disease. Nancy R. Cook, Sc.D., of Brigham & Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues tested the effects of these compounds in the Womens Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study, whic...

Hispanic drug use rises in US culture

...rnia, you have large Hispanic enclaves that have a protective buffering effect for new residents. But we wanted ... researchers hope to find new ways to maximize the protective effects of low-acculturation, such as the emphasis on family in traditional cultures, as Hispanic im...

Metabolic study in mice could lead to 'good cholesterol' boosters

...ases in the liver gives a significant boost to the protective HDL-C. Proprotein convertases are an unexpected new player in HDL-C metabolism, Jin said. By manipulating levels of the enzyme in both directions, we were able to reduce HDL-C to almost nothing or double it. That wide range of effects suggests that...

Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine

...ld. However, the vaccination is only thought to be protective in preventing severe forms of the disease and is not effective in adults. In addition, antibiotics to deal with infection must be administered over many months and are becoming increasingly ineffective as the bacteria develop resistance to the drugs ...

Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS

...n their siblings. Sun exposure appears to have a protective effect against MS, said study authors Talat Islam,...immunoactive vitamin D. The study also found the protective effect of sun exposure was seen only among female twin pairs, but Mack says this novel finding must ...

Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression

...igher among men, and previous studies have shown a protective effect of female hormones. Seventy-four female and 78 male patients participated in the study, which analyzed 24 polymorphisms in 12 genes involved in cancer progression. Researchers tested for association of specific polymorphisms with overall su...

Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors

...ated that it is flaxseed that primarily offers the protective benefit." The researchers will present their res...showed that flaxseed is safe and associated with a protective effect on prostate cancer," Demark-Wahnefried said. The researchers hope to next test the effectiv...

Vaxfectin-formulated measles DNA vaccine elicits long-term protection in nonhuman primates

...ted with the company's Vaxfectin adjuvant elicited protective levels of neutralizing antibodies in juvenile (1 ...ge. In a separate study, the same vaccine elicited protective levels of neutralizing antibodies in infant (6 10 weeks old) nonhuman primates with no vaccine-rela...

Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse

...ons of maltreatment, its prevalence, risk factors, protective factors, prevention, assessment and diagnosis, out...reases the risk to their child. But there are also protective factors which decrease the risk of abuse such as supportive grandparents or accessible mental healt...

Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu

...tests showed that mice receiving either of the two protective H5N1 mAbs had levels of virus in the lungs that were 10 to 100 times lower than those in control mice, and little or no virus moved beyond the lungs. The investigators also tested the therapeutic potential of the human H5N1 mAbs. Using blood produ...

HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants

...ctive vaccines designed to generate these types of protective antibodies."...

COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy

...the same time as hormone replacement therapy, this protective effect was lost. Whether taking estrogen actually confers cardioprotection remains controversial. It seems likely that benefit is conferred only on women who commence estrogen close to the time of menopause; such women were the object of this stud...

Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack

...ners, results showed. One difference in the protective pattern among drinkers involved those who drank pr... heart attack, negating any of alcohol's potential protective effect. Dorn emphasized that no one should interpret these finding as a reason to begin consuming a...

Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may protect against childhood asthma and allergies

...rs who never ate fish. The study did not find any protective effect against asthma or allergic diseases from ma...udies in the same children have found evidence for protective effects of vitamin E and D and zinc during pregnancy in reducing the risk of childrens wheeze and as...

How will responders respond?

...orking during the event Feeling confident that protective equipment will be available The researchers surveyed 306 healthcare workers from five urban hospitals on three hypothetical scenarios: a public riot, an infectious disease outbreak and a regional power outage. The workers included doctors and nur...

Obesity increases risk of injury on the job

...ical activity programs, such as the need to remove protective clothing for midday exercise and a lack of time because of additional employment or home responsibilities. ...

Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine

...uld destroy the vaccine. They also had to devise a protective coating that would remain intact when exposed to stomach acid but would dissolve in the chemically neutral environment of the small intestine. Through extensive research and testing, the students solved these problems. They refined a room-temper...

Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis

...t to an annual rate of -0.25 percent. "Because the protective effect of testosterone treatment on brain atrophy was observed in the absence of an appreciable anti-inflammatory effect, this protection may not be limited to MS, but may be applicable to those with non-inflammatory neurodegenerative diseases," incl...

Coenzyme Q10 does not improve Parkinson's disease symptoms

...conclude. "Future studies will need to explore the protective effects of CoQ10 at the highest effective dose (eq... of patients both sufficient to clearly define the protective potential of this compound in Parkinson's disease."...

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