Tag: "reduction" at medical news
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...anges, the authors write. These changes included a reduction
in the number of cytokine-producing CD4+ T cells (...cell) specifically targeting myelin proteins. This reduction
was found in the blood as well as in the cerebrospinal fluid of three patients who voluntarily under...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...ver, even if the IOP can be substantially lowered, reduction
of mean [average] and peak IOP does not always pre... your consideration IOP modulation rather than IOP reduction
as appropriate treatment, he concludes. This would not only lead to robust IOP reduction
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...ritin gene from the soy bean. Another problem the reduction
of bioavailable iron due to high phytate content could also be solved by introducing genes which increase the activity of phytase enzymes to break down the phytate. The authors conclude by calling for more data on the functional consequences of ir...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...e underside instead of the end of the penis Limb reduction
defects, such as small or missing toes, fingers, arms or legs Diaphragmatic hernia, or an opening in the diaphragm that allows abdominal organs to move into the chest cavity and may cause lungs to be underdeveloped Omphalocele, in which the intes...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
... group that took the medication, the relative risk reduction
is 50 percent. By this measure, the patient can be.... Far more weight should be given to absolute risk reduction
values. In their book, Rifkin and Bouwer give readers an easy way to visualize the absolute risk n...
Why women get more migraines than men
...dication. The majority, 36, reported a substantial reduction
in estimated headache frequency. These were all patients who had previously tried other treatments without success. While Charles cautioned that these results need to be confirmed with a larger study, the encouraging results are an example of how ...
Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets
...tre will enable the UK to meet its targets for the reduction
of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and thus help t...y in helping the UK to meet its 2050 target of 60% reduction
below 1990 levels. ...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
..., while cellulosic ethanol is estimated to offer a reduction
of 87 percent compared to gasoline. Ethanol is not the solution to revitalizing rural America. While higher commodity prices and cooperatively owned ethanol refineries could be a boon to independent farmers, unregulated ethanol industry growth wi...
Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
... network of counseling centers, conducted a stigma reduction
campaign called "Real Men, Real Depression," developed a mental health resources web site, and hosts a Depression on College Campuses conference annually. Eisenberg stressed that even though the incidence of mental disorders on college campuses is ...
Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
...f Internal Medicine, Gteborg University, Sweden. A reduction
in leucocyte levels of about 15% was observed in t...inflammation, but according to Ohman, the observed reduction
in both lymphocyte density and lymphocyte apoptosis by the Spanish researchers is surprising. Pigs ...
Taking animals out of laboratory research
...ting, through the use of the Three Rs refinement, reduction
and replacement. Refinement of procedures so that ...ring of any animals necessarily used is minimised, reduction
of the number of animals used to an unavoidable minimum, and ultimately replacement of animals altog...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...gh-temperature extremes. The study also showed a reduction
in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce the inten...lly. The reduced emissions scenario incorporated a reduction
in population growth and greater environmental concern, Diffenbaugh said. The researchers are curr...
Children's brain responses predict impact of sleep loss on attention
...es of four and eight who experienced a minor sleep reduction
from their baseline amount of sleep for seven consecutive nights. Behavioral attention information was collected using the NEPSY Visual Attention subtest. Event-related potentials (ERPs) were then recorded after one week of baseline sleep and after...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
...zed to receive a financial incentive of 50 percent reduction
in their co-payment per refill and half did not. ... well as during the study. On average, the co-pay reduction
was about $5 to $7 per month. A total of 103 patients completed the entire six-month randomized st...
Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050
...zheimers disease would result in a smaller overall reduction
of 9.2 million cases by 2050, because slower disease progression would mean more people surviving with early-stage disease symptoms. However, nearly all of that decline would be attributable to decreases in those needing costly late-stage disease tre...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...tract No: 7554]. Final trial analysis showed a 27% reduction
in the relative risk of cancer recurrence followin...d in the study at different times, there was a 27% reduction
in the relative risk of cancer recurrence following surgery, compared with placebo (p=0.107). Althou...
Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care
...re not significantly different. There was a slight reduction
in the rate of deaths over time at both pay-for-performance and control hospitals, although the difference in the rate of the reductions between the groups was not statistically significant. "In conclusion, this study is one of the first to evaluat...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...age 35. Low birth weight is linked to a 10 percent reduction
in hourly wages from ages 18-26, compared to the w... of normal birth-weight siblings, but a 22 percent reduction
in wages from ages 37-52. Low birth-weight children, relative to their normal birth-weight siblings,...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...astuzumab therapy was associated with a 35 percent reduction
in the risk of death, according to Edith Perez, M.D., director of Mayo Clinics Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and primary investigator of one of the trials. She is presenting results of the joint analysis at the annual meeting...
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
...table disease, with no tumor progression or slight reduction
in size, when measured at four months. Many of th...nses, it appears to have caused "significant tumor reduction
in most subjects," he added, "Axitinib has prevented the disease from progressing in most patients, ...
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