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Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

...orest University School of Medicine, presented new results from his research on ACAT2, a cholesterol transfor...el. Recently, Rudel and colleagues confirmed these results in normal mice by using a molecule that blocks the effects of ACAT2. This study, reported for the fi...

New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks

...on-military and non-combat military controls. "Our results suggest that combat exposure may exert long-term adverse effects on cardiovascular risks," she said. "People might be interested in the implications of our study with regard to the future cardiovascular risk of Iraqi veterans, but that is hard to say...

Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth

...s related to the traffic emissions. "While these results are subject to the limitations of epidemiologic observational studies, they are provocative in providing evidence both of the importance of early exposures and of the potential importance of an environmental agent in risk of breast cancer," said Nie....

Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

...re, the greater the load on the heart. This often results from changes in blood pressure, blood glucose or cholesterol disorders such as dyslipidemia. Carotid artery distensibility was the only structural factor that significantly improved. It rose about 16 percent. Petrella said that the other factors ma...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...ascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention. These results indicate that chronic exposure to discrimination m...garding their experience of discrimination and the results were averaged over a four-year period. Coronary artery calcification was measured on the fourth yea...

Male combat veterans rank high in heart disease risk

...e number of packs smoked per day) and dividing the results into quartiles. The researchers used the standard definition of obesity, a body mass index of 30 or higher, she said. "Consistent with younger veterans of more recent wars, older men with distant combat exposure had higher odds of heavy smoking, he...

Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations

...ients were having a heart attack." Miller said the results suggest that doctors should consciously consider the effects of racial or ethnic differences when they use the tools. In addition, they point to the importance of taking ethnic differences into consideration when designing new tools. "Given the previ...

Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows

...elerated approval process for clofarabine based on results of a multicenter Phase II trial, the authors said. In the trial, 31 percent of 49 patients with ALL responded to the drug, with six of these children achieving complete remission of their cancer, according to Jeha. In addition, four children experien...

HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control

...ntraception use before HAART initiation. The study results also reinforce the strong effects of HAART on HIV disease progression. The researchers found that women who used HAART continuously were almost 3 times more likely to experience a CD4+ cell-count increase of 50 cells/mm3, over 3.5 times more likely t...

Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes

...an others. It is not known what explains this. The results from the training study show that those individual...t in part similar to what happens in training. The results from this study will help to clarify which genes are uniquely affected in Duchenne....

Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread

The results of a five-year study, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers at New York Medical College, reveal intriguing new data on the spread of the Lyme disease bacteria through the blood stream. The ability to find the Lyme spir...

Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not

..."For patients with chronic depression, the present results provide a strong basis for switching to CBASP after a medication does not produce a response and, conversely, for switching to medication after patients do not respond to an adequate trial of psychotherapy."...

Too many doctors fail to follow guidelines and to prescribe best treatments for heart patients

...lization," said Prof Komajda. "We hope that these results will encourage cardiologists to ensure that they are familiar with, and adhere to, treatment guidelines. Integrated approaches, including nurses, dieticians, generalists and cardiologists, are needed in order to improve the management of chronic hear...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

...sthma or COPD. However, they point out when their results were combined with those of prior investigators, they support the hypothesis that acetaminophen use can cause an increase in asthma risk with potential effects on the onset, progression, and severity of the disease. FAMILY MEMBERS OF ICU PATIENTS SH...

Study is first to implicate dietary fat in 'fatty liver'

...e of NAFLD and shows that fat buildup in the liver results when the liver loses its ability to manage the various influxes of fat that occur during transitions between the fasted and fed states. Identifying the origins of accumulated fat in the livers of NAFLD patients will be important in preventing and rev...

Jefferson scientists create plant factories churning out antibodies against tumor cells

...n-made monoclonal antibodies, Dr. Ko says. "These results indicate that plant biotechnology can be a useful alternative to produce monoclonal antibodies," he says. "The antibody produced in tobacco is as good as the antibody produced in animal cells," says Dr. Koprowski, noting that tobacco-derived antibod...

Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses

...or the study, the researchers compared the imaging results of 69 children who had undergone x-rays and 125 children who had undergone low-dose MDCT. They found that the mean effective radiation dose in x-rays was 0.0528 mSv and that the mean effective radiation dose for MDCT could be brought down to 0.0531 m...

FDA approves Boostrix a new US vaccine for adolescents against pertussis

... and Tetanus Diphtheria is a serious disease that results in the death of approximately five to 10 percent of infected persons, with higher death rates (up to 20 percent) in persons younger than five and older than 40 years of age. Symptoms may include malaise, sore throat and low-grade fever. As the dise...

UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery

...with conventional surgery." The study compared the results of conventional transplant surgical techniques to the results of the laser surgery. Utilizing 14 donated human corneas that were not medically suitable for transp...

Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents

...unrestricted use of sirolimus-eluting stenting but results in no (European market) or only a modest (U.S. market) increase in medical expenditure," the authors write. (JAMA. 2005;293:2109-2117. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: For funding/support and financial disclosure information, plea...

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