Tag: "researchers" at medical news
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...ich compared high blood pressure medications. The researchers
conducted this analysis to determine whether an AC...e goal blood pressures less than 140/90 mm Hg. The researchers
found: "In both racial subgroups as in the whole cohort, neither the ACE inhibitor nor the CCB was m...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...by 33 percent in a worldwide clinical trial led by researchers
at San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). The d...apparent prevention of cognitive impairment. While researchers
also observed a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, that reduction was of borderline sta...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...fficult as humans get older. But a recent study by researchers
at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne...ucted by Good. Good, one of the country's leading researchers
of drug-free methods to reduce postoperative pain, has found in previous studies that the combinatio...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...on knee injury among athletes. The study, led by researchers
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...of the game." Along with Marshall and Padua, UNC researchers
include Drs. Bing Yu, associate professor of allied health sciences in the School of Medicine; Kevin...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
... up to 40 months. From analysis of these data, the researchers
found that during early infection (the approximate...on between the Uganda Virus Research Institute and researchers
at Makerere University, Kampala, and Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University in the United ...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
... Neurology," the Potamkin Prize honors and rewards researchers
for their work in helping advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Morris is the Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and director of the Alzheimer...
Scientists discover way to control allergic reactions
...esult in asthma, hayfever and allergic eczema. The researchers
discovered that by increasing the levels of CD4+ T-regulatory cells they were able to control the extent of the allergic inflammation. They injected cat allergen synthetic peptides into volunteers to stimulate the growth of the regulatory cells, and ...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
...layed very deficient interferon responses, and the researchers
found that replacing the interferon protected these cells from infection, making them behave like normal cells again. The team now believe this discovery could lead to a potential new treatment for asthma attacks by using a device similar to an asthm...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...l. The difference was even more striking when the researchers
took into account a wide range of complicating factors -- such things as age, sex, health problems, thinking problems and trouble with daily activities all of which affect the risk of falls. Nursing home residents who were on sleep medications and ...
Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy
... Beach, Fla. The Young Investigator Award provides researchers
working in a mentored environment the support needed to initiate unique research projects that will provide invaluable information into the cause, treatment and potential cure for SMA. The award will provide Sahin with $85,000 each year for three yea...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
have turned folklore on its head by showing that alcohol consumption by women who are breast feeding reduces their milk supply, rather than boosting it. New evidence shows that alcohol consumption causes hormonal disruption, decreased lactation perfo...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
...rom PCOS. While there is no actual cure for PCOS, researchers
are working to identify effective treatments as we...to also have more severe insulin resistance. The researchers
concluded that the metabolic syndrome and its related conditions, are common in women with PCOS, put...
People can learn motor skills by watching
...o a better golf swing or building a deck. However, researchers
Andrew A.G. Mattar (presently at McGill University...cuting our own actions." In their experiments, the researchers
tested "the intriguing possibility that such a system linking observation and action could facilitat...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...syche, a new study suggests. The finding, made by researchers
at the University of Michigan Health System and th...nce eased a few years after disability set in, the researchers
say the finding has important implications for such things as personal savings, retirement planning ...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...ls. Because the subjects were in the military, the researchers
could examine blood samples that were collected an... more information about the organism. Eventually, researchers
may discover how to prevent C. pneumoniae infection altogether....
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...be leaner and fitter than their less active peers, researchers
have shown. "The leanest and fittest kids are the ones who have the most vigorous activity for longer periods of time," says Dr. Bernard Gutin, exercise physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and lead author on the study published in the Apr...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...ain cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The researchers
hope that by gaining a better understanding of the..., a well-documented occurrence in Alzheimer's. The researchers
believe it's possible that defective mitochondria in Alzheimer's neurons may not move effectively an...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...r both types of centers as being fairly even. OHSU researchers
used detailed data and innovative statistical tech... to adjust for these differences. As a result, the researchers
were able to "make the observational data look like a pseudo-randomized controlled trial," McConnell...
Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations
... unchaperoned risk allegations of misconduct, warn researchers
in a letter to this week's BMJ. However, a recent study found that nearly half of male general practitioners never and rarely used chaperones when intimately examining women, while another found only 37% of general practitioners had a chaperoning pol...
UK approval procedures will drive research overseas
...linical studies to other parts of the world," warn researchers
in a letter to this week's BMJ. They describe the problems experienced by a research team that wanted to assess the impact of modernising endoscopy services in 20 NHS trusts in England. Substantial variation occurred in the application procedures. S...
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