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Michigan-CDC study supports value of social restrictions during influenza pandemics

...that were most successful during the 1918 pandemic quickly enacted a variety of measures. Those planning for the next pandemic need to carefully consider how to best use these strategies to protect people and decrease the potential impact of the next pandemic in their communities. The 43 cities in the stud...

Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...tarts in a specific area of the brain but can then quickly spread to the rest of the brain "like a brush fire," Irazoqui said. "Once you find out where that focal area is, if you know the seizure is about to start you can suppress the seizure," he said. Rickus has developed a "living electrode" coated wi...

Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases

...green tea are so active that they are oxidized too quickly when mixed with other ingredients. They also dissolve in water, which cannot penetrate the skins barrier. Researchers are looking for a balanced formula that can dissolve in fats, which can permeate the skin, Dr. Hsu says. There are no cures for ...

New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments

... exciting discoveries remain to be made, even more quickly and at lower costs....

SMS your ECG to ER

...ed cell phone, so that the medical centre can more quickly pinpoint the patient. They also hope to improve the level of detail that can be sent from the cell phone to the emergency room using the Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) as opposed to the SMS text messaging system....

Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators

...ival and discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed that, when compared with hospitals in the lowest quartile, hospitals in the top quartile of performance had nearly 1 percent lower mortality among patients with AMI, 0.4 percent among patients with...

ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities

...nts are moved from more intense settings much more quickly than in the past, patients in nursing facilities are often in very serious condition as they are cared for by their physician. These work values are a reflection of this extraordinary responsibility. ACP has recommended that CMS include the propos...

Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths

...stan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan for moving quickly to reduce needless Hib related child deaths...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

...eated with the AMPAKINE , the respiratory distress quickly resolved. The drug worked in both newborn and adult rats. Interestingly, the drug on its own did not affect blood flow in animals not treated with the sedative drugs, nor did administration of the drug cause noticeable arousal in the animals. Gree...

Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas

...toma patients is 12-16 months. These tumors spread quickly to other parts of the brain, and because of this are difficult to treat and often recur. When the tumor recurs, treatment options are limited, and patients survive for an average of three to four months. "Existing treatment interventions have minim...

Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors

...under a microscope, and were able to determine how quickly the cancer cells had multiplied. Men taking flaxseed, either alone or in conjunction with a low-fat diet, were compared to men assigned to just a low-fat diet, as well as to men in a control group, who did not alter or supplement their daily diet....

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

...c, and that is that MRI breast cancer screening is quickly becoming an indispensable tool, says Dr. Vallow. Studies like these are needed to pave the way toward greater use of MRI breast cancer screening in newly diagnosed patients. However, Dr. Vallow acknowledges that MRI scans need to be faster, cheaper...

Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study

...o those who responded to the initial treatment but quickly relapsed, caused the likelihood of recovery to rise from 40 percent to 60 percent. Recovery was slower in those who did not respond to the original treatment. Depression should not be considered a normal part of aging. The scientific evidence is ...

Agent slows aging in mice

... Maine. The scientists were surprised to find so quickly that one agent showed promise: NDGA, a compound derived from creosote bushes. These common North American desert shrubs have been traditionally used by Native Americans as healing remedies. The preliminary results, to be published in August in th...

More rib fractures, but better survival rates

...ges from 5 percent to 10 percent, depending on how quickly it is administered after a person's heart stops. "This is important because every minute lost in applying CPR results in a 10 percent decrease in successful resuscitation," Geddes said. "Time is the enemy. After 10 minutes, very few are resuscitated....

Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly

... 13 subjects to walk for 45 minutes on a treadmill quickly enough to keep their hearts beating at 70 percent of their maximum rate the same aerobic intensity level recommended to maintain cardiovascular fitness. The other seven subjects simply rested. On the following morning, the researchers sampled the b...

Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher

...n damage, coma and death. If a diagnosis is made quickly enough, dialysis can help to cleanse the blood of excess nitrogen during an episode and prevent brain damage. Traditional treatments included maintaining a very-low protein diet that is still high enough in calories to avoid metabolizing any of the...

Limiting stroke damage is focus of study

... and that warming of brain tissue and pump revival quickly heals old spines and induces new ones. Now he wants to know if the new spines function and last and if this adaptive recovery also occurs when stroke is the culprit....

Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

..., the work by Zoghbi and colleagues is expected to quickly lead to clinical trials which will examine whether lithium does indeed have beneficial effects in human patients with spinocerebellar ataxia and related diseases. Citation: Watase K, Gatchel JR, Sun Y, Emamian E, Atkinson R, et al. (2007) Lithium t...

'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers

...urprised to find how severe the damage was and how quickly it occurred. It took only four weeks for liver enzymes to increase and for glucose intolerance the beginning of type II diabetes to begin." And unlike other studies, the mice were not forced to eat; rather, they were able to eat whenever they wan...

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