Tag: "reduces" at medical news
MDCT accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with no to moderate calcification
... 87%, respectively. "Severe coronary calcification reduces
reliable visualization of the coronary arteries and may mask vascular stenosis, but 16-MDCT has improved the visualization of coronary arteries so that those with no or moderate coronary calcification can be diagnosed accurately," said Martin Heuschm...
Internet program launched to prevent blindness in diabetic patients
...eagues will determine whether the screening indeed reduces
blindness among patients with diabetic retinopathy because ophthalmologists can act early. Diabetes can lead to changes in blood vessels in the retina called diabetic retinopathy. Digital photography is the key to the proposal. Trained nurses will ta...
Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
.... Medication Therapy Medication therapy also reduces
symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, though doctors aren't sure why. OCD symptoms usually return when children stop taking medication. "Medication therapy is based on the idea that OCD has something to do with serotonin, which is a neurotransm...
Two studies offer clues about how alcoholic behavior is 'switched' on
...277011-A is a highly selective D3-blocker and also reduces
cocaine-seeking behavior, as well as behavior involving other drugs of abuse, such as nicotine and heroin," Thanos said. While it is well known that brain circuits modulated by other neurotransmitters (such as glutamate and serotonin) also play a rol...
Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
...ion of 80 mg of atorvastatin calcium significantly reduces
circulating cholesterol levels and may have a positive effect on the progressive deterioration of cognitive function and behavior anticipated in mild to moderate AD," the authors write. "As a pilot proof-of-concept study, significant differences were...
Study suggests antibiotic may limit or prevent vision problems caused by diabetes
...ytokines were subsequently measured. "Minocycline reduces
the neuroinflammation in the retina caused by cytokines, which reduces
microglia activation, and hence, reduces
their production of neurotoxins with the net result being t...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
...udy he conducted in that country, showing that TRF reduces
cholesterol in humans as well as in animals. Five ...hat it clears toxic substances from the organ, and reduces
or stabilizes liver tumors. The group concluded that long-term use of tocotrienol might reduce overa...
Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments
...ncer, 6 months of anthracycline-based chemotherapy reduces
the breast cancer death rate over the next 10 or 1...est form of the disease, 5 years of tamoxifen also reduces
the breast cancer death rate over the next 10 or 15 years by about one third. For middle-aged women ...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...rm Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) which greatly reduces
surgical trauma for patients. Their initial findings will be presented Monday, May 16th at 11:45 a.m., at the combined annual meetings of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) experts the Triologic Society, May 13th through16th, in Boca Raton, ...
Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers
...iochemistry at St. Jude. "Curtailing cell division reduces
the chance that cancer-causing mutations will occur, which is especially important in cells that already have a mutation. Our finding suggests that it might be possible to prevent or slow the onset of certain cancers in people by reining in cell pro...
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
... by a physician and a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces
stomach acid, was prescribed. "Sleep problems impact all aspects of daily life including a person's mood and behavior as well as performance," noted Richard L. Gelula, Chief Executive Officer of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). "Awakenings from...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
...risk of colorectal adenoma and if weight reduction reduces
the prevalence of colorectal adenoma. Results show that obesity is positively associated with increased risk of colorectal adenoma and that weight reduction significantly decreases a patient's risk for developing colorectal adenoma. Colonoscopy re...
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
...ew custom-designed tungsten-antimony breast shield reduces
radiation dose to the female breast during chest CT by 43% to 73% without compromising diagnostic image quality, say researchers from the VCU Health System, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Physicians, in Richmond. For the study, the researc...
Lack of funds hampering important child health study
...s Study could pay for itself many times over if it reduces
this burden by as little as 1% a yearUS Congress needs to have the long-term vision to leave a legacy to help future generations of children, not just in the USA but throughout the world."...
Study finds drug works against scleroderma lung disease
...DIEGO-A drug that suppresses the immune system and reduces
inflammation has been shown to be effective in treating lung disease associated with the devastating connective tissue disease scleroderma, according to results presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23. The study ...
Tiny bundles seek and destroy breast cancer cells
...causes apoptosis, or cell death. The ceramide also reduces
the vascular network that feeds the tumor. In this study in mice, the ceramide bundles targeted and destroyed only breast cancer cells, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. Kester and his team first tested the ceramide-filled liposomes in a cultur...
Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease
...le cells proliferated dramatically, which normally reduces
the openness of the blood vessel. However, the openness of the blood vessel was not changed, through a process of structural reorganization of the blood vessel called vascular remodeling. In the second model, they reduced blood flow in arteries in th...
Airbags associated with increased automobile accident deaths, according to new UGA study
.... The analysis found that proper use of a seatbelt reduces
the odds of death by 67 percent for any given speed category and airbag availability. Airbags, however, cause no statistical difference in car-crash deaths, except for unseatbelted occupants at low speeds, where the odds of death are estimated to be ...
Prescription of heroin is less costly for society
...cts is less costly than methadone alone because it reduces
criminal behaviour, finds a study in this week's BMJ. The study involved treatment resistant heroin addicts taking part in methadone maintenance programmes in six cities in the Netherlands. Prior to study entry, the heroin addicts frequently engaged ...
Increased Vitamin B consumption reduces women's risk of colorectal cancer
...oping colorectal cancer and that increasing intake reduces
this risk significantly. The recommended daily die...dy shows that consuming high amounts of vitamin B6 reduces
the risk of colorectal cancer in women who drink, researchers say findings need further confirmation...
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