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Doctors warn: Do not rely only on what young athletes say when managing concussions

... A concussion is any alteration of mental status resulting from the brain being jolted inside of the skull due to a blow to the head or upper body. Symptoms can include amnesia, dizziness, confusion, headache, nausea, disorientation and sometimes loss of consciousness. "Generally, an athlete who sustains a...

Live H5N1 avian flu virus vaccines show protection in animal studies

...older temperatures ("cold-adapted") to prevent the resulting vaccine viruses from spreading beyond the relative...l upper respiratory tract. Large quantities of the resulting cold-adapted viruses were grown in chicken eggs. The safety of the vaccine viruses was evaluated i...

Unique laboratory could make pavements more user-friendly

...an be used to study changes in pedestrian capacity resulting from changes in the physical dimensions of pedestrian environments, or the need to step up, across or down from a bus or train to a platform, for example. This will help in the design of pedestrian spaces and transport interchanges. "There's enormo...

Malaria treatment efficacy compromised in certain HIV-positive patients

A weakened immune response resulting from HIV infection can lead to trouble when it comes to treating malaria, according to a new study appearing in the Oct. 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. "Our study demonstrates that HIV-1 infected patients with s...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

... They also had nasal polyps, or tissue outgrowths resulting from the inflammation, which, Lane says, are parti... minimum of nine months to see if polyps and their resulting symptoms returned. Ten in the surgery group had their polyps return within six months, while 12 rem...

Pine tree bark reduces diabetic leg ulcers

...re patients treated with oral and local Pycnogenol resulting in a 74.4 percent decrease in ulcer size within six weeks. According to Dr. Gianni Belcaro, a lead researcher of the study, the majority of diabetic leg amputations common to the lower leg and feet, begin with the formation of skin ulcers. Impair...

Pall system to detect blood bacteria given CE mark

...d proliferation of the bacteria during incubation, resulting in a measurable decrease in oxygen content. The st...ria strains. Each sample was tested after 48 hours resulting in 100 percent detection of the contaminating bacteria. Pall, the leading global provider of filtra...

Mayo clinic discovers new type of sleep apnea

...is narrowed, momentarily cutting off breathing and resulting in noisy snoring. With central sleep apnea, the brain does not send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. The newly discovered type, complex sleep apnea, is a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apneas. Patients with c...

The lower the blood pressure the better

...ic to demonstrate the benefits of medical research resulting from public investment. Australia is a world leader in health and medical research on a per capita basis, our research output is twice the OECD average. Medical research makes good health and economic sense. A report by Access Economics shows that...

When preventing pre-eclampsia, a little carbon monoxide goes a long way

...may prevent syncytiotrophoblast cell death and the resulting injury to fetus and mother. Dr. Graeme Smith and colleagues examined this hypothesis using tissue from term human placentas obtained following elective caesarian section from nonsmoking, low-risk women. When cultured tissues were exposed to oxidati...

Chronic alcohol exposure can affect brain protein expression

...xicity, and observed abnormal behavior in the fish resulting from chronic alcohol exposure. Results of the research appeared in the Aug. 15 online edition of the European Journal of Pharmacology. Five proteins were found to be overexpressed and three were found to be underexpressed. These proteins are thought...

Analysis of Spanish flu cases in 1918-1920 suggests transfusions might help in bird flu pandemic

...rmed avian flu A/(H5N1) have been reported to WHO, resulting in 141 deaths. WHO says H5N1 virus is widespread in birds, particularly poultry which seems to be the source of the Asian infections. Widespread prevalence of the virus in birds increases the chance of transmission from bird to human. When human c...

Analysis shows blacks have poorer diabetes control than whites

...ists and to identify ways to prevent or reduce the resulting health problems. Poor blood sugar control can result in long-term complications such as blindness, amputation and end-stage kidney failure. The researchers analyzed studies that measured sugar control among blacks and whites using a blood test for ...

Imaging technique may prevent injury during ablation for atrial fibrillation

...e heart (the atria) become rapid and disorganized, resulting in an irregular heartbeat often greater than 300 beats per minute. AF has been shown to increase significantly the risk for congestive heart failure and stroke. ...

Grasso, Stevens alumni deploy next generation information systems platform

...undle' multi third party platforms together with a resulting decrease in data security, our integration actually increases data security."...

Consensus reached on new guidelines for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death

...blood supply and therefore oxygen, not necessarily resulting in a cardiac arrest or the death of the heart attack victim. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death, but the terms are not synonymous. The new ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines outline recommendations on the evaluation and treatme...

Link between autism and abnormal blood-vessel function and oxidative stress

...chemical imbalance in the patients' blood vessels, resulting in high levels of thromboxane an indicator of platelet activity and prostacyclin, an indicator of constricting endothelial cells. During normal function, thromboxane and prostacyclin work together to maintain the integrity of vessels. In response t...

Updated International AIDS Society guidelines recommend new goal of undetectable viral load

... a deterioration in immune function and eventually resulting in disease progression," said community advocate, Jules Levin from NATAP. "Now that the IAS guidelines have been updated, doctors must aim for an undetectable viral load if they have the drugs available - none of us should be complacent." Detectab...

Panel updates guidelines for treatment of adult HIV infection

...syndrome (AIDS) has grown to pandemic proportions, resulting in 25 million deaths worldwide and an estimated 40 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to background information in the article. Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy are important for clinicians worldwide given...

Childhood obesity caused by 'toxic environment' of Western diets, study says

...ppressing the effectiveness of the hormone leptin, resulting in increased food intake and decreased activity. Second, insulin promotes the signal that seeks the reward of eating carried by the chemical dopamine, which makes a person want to eat to get the pleasurable dopamine "rush." Calorie intake and exp...

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