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Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children

Ill-fitting seatbelts raise the risk of serious injury to children involved in car accidents. And seat belt injuries should alert physicians to look for signs of more serious consequences, particularly spinal cord injury, which is not always immediately apparent. Unless physi...

Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol

... or EL enzyme might be targets for drug therapy to raise good cholesterol, an unmet medical need in patients with low HDL-C, says Rader. Whats more, the increase in HDL-C was shown to promote reverse cholesterol transport, the process by which HDL protects against heart disease. Low levels of HDL-C put p...

Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

...er parathyroid hormone levels in CKD. The results raise the possibility that weight loss might help to lower PTH levels in patients with CKDor, conversely, that other treatments for hyperparathyroidism could lead to weight loss. "We hope the findings will trigger further studies in order to better explai...

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

... of Medicine. There is a great need for methods to raise good cholesterol levels. Our findings suggest there may be multiple places to interrupt the metabolism of HDL-C. LDL-C can build up in blood vessel walls, increasing the risk of heart disease or stroke. By contrast, HDL-C tends to carry cholesterol...

American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life

...l team up once again to celebrate survivorship and raise money for the fight against cancer by holding the Societys third annual virtual Relay For Life in the Second Life virtual world. This years event, supported by the Societys Futuring and Innovation Center, is expected to attract nearly 2,500 globa...

Asia Pacific Family Medicine moves to BioMed Central's open access platform

... Central's open access platform will allow APFM to raise the profile and visibility of the research it publishes, said Dr. Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central's Publisher. We are honored that Wonca has selected us to publish APFM, and we look forward to delivering a top quality open access publication servic...

Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award

...still valued and rewarded. I hope I have helped to raise awareness of the desperation some cancer patients ...rage in writing their own cancer story in order to raise awareness about the challenges faced daily by cancer patients: Eric Baumann of TagesAnzeiger, Switze...

SAGE to publish British Journal of Infection Control

...number of high quality submissions to BJIC, and to raise the profile of the journal with health professionals internationally. Tracey Cooper, ICNA Editor adds, I am delighted to report to our readers that the British Journal of Infection Control moves into a new phase in September 2007, as we embark on a...

Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?

... be done to prevent future deaths. CERS works to raise awareness of the problem of rural road fatalities, and advocate policy changes impacting road design and driver behavior. For instance, CERS advocates state adoption of primary seat belt laws, which allow law enforcement officers to pull people over...

Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

...arch Unit, the papers lead author. These findings raise the prospect of novel therapies that could interfere with this process and reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease in stroke or head trauma patients. It has been known for several years that strokes and head injuries can increase the risk of Alzheime...

Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue

...ncer, especially since many people desire to work, raise children, run a household, or engage in recreation throughout their treatments, said Joseph Roscoe, Ph.D., a co-author and research associate professor of Oncology at the University's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. "It used to be that fatigue was v...

New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds

...ortant, women shouldnt be afraid or embarrassed to raise this issue with their doctor. Were expected by society to be happy when we have a child so sometimes its hard to talk about the fact that women feel sad, or that its hard being a new mother, Sleath said. The Patient Health Questionnaire and the Edi...

Policy changes have direct effect on nursing home care

...und, and a $50 per day increase would be needed to raise total nursing hours to the recommended levels. ...

New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths

...plicable conclusions. However, the article does raise concerns about whether there will be adequate staffing to carry out these new protocols. Child protection has become something of a "poisoned chalice" for paediatricians and pathologists, says the writer, as they are increasingly the target of comp...

Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life

... UC patients. "This survey highlights the need to raise awareness and engage the public in a discussion about UC," says Richard Geswell, president, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). "There's a scarcity of data relating to patient experience and opinions of UC and its treatment, so I hope ...

Tests show healthy humans not harmed by Taser

...heriff department volunteers will be exercising to raise their heart rates prior to being exposed to the Taser. Most suspects are being pursued: running, driving fast, excited in some way. This study will monitor participant vital signs while looking at that piece of the puzzle," said Vilke....

Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies

...considering adopting them. Although these policies raise difficult ethical issues, this study provides additional support for aggressively promoting smoke free homes, said lead author Donna Shelley of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health. In the ne...

New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients

... says Szaflarski. "Religious organizations tend to raise social capital. They are social groups promoting cohesiveness and support. "We want to know how people living with HIV/AIDS could benefit from these organizations."...

Smoking influences Crohn's disease

...e treated by surgery." The results of this study raise interesting questions about why smoking would affect different parts of the intestine in different ways. "Fundamental differences in small and large bowel physiology may explain the differences in location of Crohns disease in smokers," says Aldhous....

Researchers urge caution in using ESAs for cancer-related anemia

...isease have suggested that using erythropoietin to raise hemoglobin above the usual target level of 12 grams per deciliter (g/dL) is not helpful, and possibly harmful. "Additional research is urgently needed to determine the effects of ESAs on risk of thrombosis, rate of tumor growth and neovascularizati...

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