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The science behind a wrinkle-filler: Researchers discover for the first time how product works

...s produces enough collagen to make the skin appear relatively smooth. As people age, the fibroblasts become relaxed and do not stretch as easily, and therefore do not release as much collagen, causing creases and wrinkles to appear. With the injection of Restylane in this study, the relaxed fibroblasts were ...

Tobacco companies obstructed science, history professor says

...prove a link between smoking and lung cancer until relatively recently. If true, this lack of proof would absolve the tobacco companies of any blame for deaths caused by smoking and any charges of fraud for their campaign against the link between cancer and cigarettes. "But if they were lying and if people ac...

Americans believe global warming is real, want action, but not as a priority

...s not too surprising that global warming remains a relatively low priority. "One of the most important things that we found is what we didn't find," he added. "We found no references, no associations, of the impacts of climate change on either human health or extreme weather events. Yet these are, arguably, a...

Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says

...elf-theory about intelligence and motivationwith a relatively simple intervention can make a big difference. Since then, Dweck and her colleagues at Columbia have developed a computer-based version of the intervention, dubbed "Brainology," that has been tested in 20 New York City schools. Although "Brainology...

Xylitol reduces risk of cavities

...al cavity even in low doses. On the other hand, a relatively high intake is needed to counteract the production... had returned to the original levels. Despite the relatively high dose of xylitol used, no negative effects were reported, such as stomach troubles. Products w...

QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV

...titania in the world meaning we can make nano-mesh relatively easily and cheaply." But Dr Zhu said the future of nano-mesh relied on attracting an industry partner interested in developing the technology into a commercial product. "We have proven the technology works, so the initial research has been done,"...

Picture this: FSU professor's research could lead to vastly improved medical imaging

...in current use, while easy to manufacture, offer a relatively low contrast. Our experiments show that a class of materials known as single-molecule magnets might produce greater contrast in medical imaging, meaning MRIs would be much more accurate." Working at FSU and the National High Magnetic Field Laborato...

Concentrations of certain toxins in breast milk are low, study finds

... EPA. "We were pleasantly surprised to see these relatively low concentrations of VOCs in human milk," said Buckley, who also chairs the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in Ohio State's College of Public Health. "Especially for inner-city settings, which is where VOC levels tend to be the highest." ...

Children who sleep more weigh less

...ool start times, might represent one important and relatively low-cost strategy to add to other efforts to help reduce childhood weight problems....

Children who sleep less more likely to be overweight

...later school start times could be an important and relatively low-cost strategy to help reduce childhood weight problems," says Emily Snell. Snell is co-author of "Sleep and the Body Mass Index and Overweight Status of Children and Adolescents" in the Jan./Feb. issue of Child Development. "We found even an ho...

Assessing the cost of juvenile arthritis

...ediatric population," adding that the controls had relatively high rates of emergency room visits, assistive devices, surgeries, and inpatient stays, probably due to the fact that some were recruited from orthopedic clinics. When comparing direct medical costs of JIA patients with recent cost estimates for asth...

Inadequate communication reduces benefits of mammogram screening for black women

...despread availability of mammography screening and relatively high self-reported screening rates in national survey data, racial disparities persist, in part resulting from diagnosis at later stages in black women when compared to white women. Beth A. Jones, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiol...

Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients

... results may not be the same in hospitals that see relatively few patients in need of an esophagectomy. "Profoundly obese patients undergoing a THE at a high-volume center can have surprisingly and acceptably low morbidity and mortality rates, similar to those of non-obese individuals matched for co-morbiditi...

Predicting the risk of rheumatoid arthritis for early arthritis patients

.... J. Huizinga. "Although the validation cohort is relatively small and the current prediction rule should be evaluated in other early-arthritis cohorts, we believe that the current model allows physicians and patients to make an evidence-based choice regarding whether or not to initiate DMARDs, in the majority...

Chronic pain up almost 40 percent among US workers in past decade

...1996. But while the number of wellness programs is relatively high, the number of programs addressing chronic pain is not. Only 22 percent of wellness programs include a component about preventing or living with chronic pain conditions. "We have seen some improvement in the recognition of pain-related illness ...

Human circadian clocks couple to local sun time

...ndicated that city dwellers appear to experience a relatively decreased influence of local sun time relative to those living in more sparsely populated areas. The findings appear in the January 23rd issue of Current Biology and are reported by Till Roenneberg of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt, Germany; C. Jair...

UIC receives grant to find new drugs for bipolar disorder

...ium and valproic acid," Kozikowski said. "Both are relatively dated drugs that are only partially effective and produce various undesirable side effects, including weight gain." Efforts to understand the molecular target for lithium have shown that compounds that inhibit the enzyme glycogen synthase kinase-3 ...

Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa

...fatality rate for XDR-TB, especially within such a relatively short period of time, is unprecedented anywhere in the world," the authors warn. They note that South Africa is among the world's fastest growing tourist destinations, home to millions of migrant labourers, with ports and roads servicing several Af...

Pittsburgh ear study finds that fluid in the ear does not impair development in children

...ental measures. These findings, coupled with the relatively minor risk associated with ear tube surgery, provide clear support for conservative management of fluid in the middle ear, as the fluid almost always clears up spontaneously, according to Dr. Paradise. "Our recommended treatment approach for childr...

Study finds differences between blood pressure medicines and newly-diagnosed diabetes

...um channel blockers or placebo (both of which were relatively neutral), and highest with beta-blockers or diuretics. They concluded that compared to inactive sugar-pills, diuretics or beta-blockers slightly increase the risk of becoming diabetic, whereas ARBs or ACE-inhibitors significantly decrease the risk. ...

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