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Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

...e in sensing cold. However, some subsequent papers questioned this theory. In the current study, the team confirmed their hypothesis by "knocking out" the gene that synthesizes the receptor, both in sensory neurons in cell culture and in mice. The cells in culture were unresponsive to cooling agents, includin...

Why GNEP can't jump to the future

...erts at the National Academy of Sciences have long questioned the practicability of the technologies GNEP plans to employ. Currently, the Government Accounting Office is now reviewing the program. This, however, leaves legislators with an information gap as they struggle to decide whether to fully fund the plan...

General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings

...k or have a medical problem, some authorities have questioned whether preventive, or general, health examinations are worth the extra time and effort," said lead author Joshua Fenton, assistant professor of family and community medicine at UC Davis. "Our study suggests they are. If people over 50 have checku...

Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis

...ng of the original Framingham cohort. Persons were questioned about recent physical activity they had engaged in on a regular basis, and between one and two years later (1993-1994) had knee X-rays. They were also asked questions about knee symptoms such as pain, aching or stiffness. Between 2002 and 2005 they w...

Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes' hearts?

...e genetic tests, Prof Heidbchel and his colleagues questioned whether the findings were due to the expression of early ARVC, especially as there was other evidence to support the second explanation. "The hypothesis that high-level endurance exercise is an underlying cause of the VA is supported by other studies...

TV viewing and physical inactivity independently associated with metabolic risk in children

...eases. As part of this study, European researchers questioned 1,921 children from three regions in Portugal, Estonia and Denmark on the hours of TV viewed and measured their activity over a 4 day period. They also measured six metabolic-risk factors (body fatness, blood pressure, fasting triglycerides, inverted...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...n controversial or unconfirmed. The researchers questioned 603 women aged 18-55 in the UK whose most recent pregnancy had ended in first trimester miscarriage (less than 13 weeks gestation) and 6,116 women whose most recent pregnancy had progressed beyond 12 weeks. The women were asked about socio-demographi...

Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation

...onal materials. Prior to surgery all patients were questioned about their level of function and were evaluated in terms of lower-extremity strength, balance, and mobility. The exercisers participated in strength training, aerobic and flexibility exercises that were individually tailored to each person's fitness...

Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions

...MJ. The usefulness of emergency contraception is questioned by Professor Anna Glasier, director of family planning and well woman services of Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust, Edinburgh, who says it does help some women some of the time, who do not want to get pregnant. Use of this form of contraception has i...

Weightlifting increases pressure within the eye

... "Patients with normal-tension glaucoma should be questioned as to a history of regular weightlifting."...

Estrens might not be the answer for osteoporosis

...behind developing estrens for use in the clinic is questioned by Roland Baron and colleagues from Yale University. They showed that although mice with osteoporosis treated with estrens showed some improvement in bone strength, their reproductive organs increased in size. Furthermore, estrens induced the prolife...

UK recommendations on the availability of common painkillers are being contravened

...endations are being contravened. The researchers questioned 107 people attending one major hospital emergency department for paracetamol poisoning between November 2001 and March 2003 as to how many tablets they had taken, and from where they had obtained them. In all, 77 of these patients said they had swa...

University of Leicester produces the first-ever 'world map of happiness'

...over 100 different studies around the world, which questioned 80,000 people worldwide. For this study data has also been analysed in relation to health, wealth and access to education. Whilst collecting data on subjective well-being is not an exact science, the measures used are very reliable in predictin...

Exercise in childhood and adolescence may stave off osteoporosis

...erence Abstract No. P260). Siqueira and colleagues questioned over 1,000 individuals aged 50 and over in southern Brazil and matched their osteoporosis history with their history of physical activity between ages 10 and 19, as judged from an internationally recognized physical activity questionnaire. Sigueira a...

Women leaders call for global action on osteoporosis

... in a recent on-line survey conducted for IOF that questioned IPG (Inter Public Group) employees, family members and friends worldwide. The interim results show that some 70% of female participants in the survey had heard "a lot" or "some" about osteoporosis, and 97% knew that osteoporosis relates to "brittle ...

Public needs to heighten awareness of dangers of elevated TVs that are larger, heavier

... the floor. About three out of every four parents questioned said the child was or may have been climbing on the furniture when the accident occurred; the other quarter reported that the TV was knocked off the stand by another person. All but one of the injuries occurred at home. The other occurred during a c...

School-based quality initiative improves childhood asthma outcomes

...orts from the Institute of Medicine. Those reports questioned the safety, quality, efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of the nation's health care system and suggested that the system is failing America because it is poorly designed and must be fundamentally changed. Pursuing Perfection was intended to be a...

Improving the patient informed consent process

...geon. Ten to twenty minutes later, the patient was questioned by a non-medical member of the office staff. All of the 120 patients using the new form correctly recalled their diagnoses and the procedure they were going to receive. The diagnoses included brain tumor vascular malformation, brain lesion, trigemina...

Study shows more than half of esophageal cancer patients now survive

...onsidered the gold standard, but its role has been questioned by some medical oncologists based on their assumption that surgery comes with a high risk of complications and small chance of survival. In many cases today, oncologists will try chemotherapy and radiation first, completely avoiding surgery. Authors ...

Patients want to know results of their clinical trials

... as Adjuvant ChemoTherapy) trial management group, questioned UK patients involved in clinical trials and asked if they would like to be notified of the results when available, and if so, how they would like the results conveyed. Advantages and disadvantages of each method were explained. A similar survey of he...

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