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M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
...cal responses to yoga as determined from blood and saliva
samples, lung function tests and goniometric (joint motion) measurements. A follow-up study that will be funded by the National Cancer Institute in July 2005 will measure the benefits of yoga on similar outcomes including more objective measures of s...
Cancer killing virus shows early promise against colorectal cancer
...rpes infection; the virus was detected in just one saliva
sample and two blood samples from one asymptomatic patient who received the highest dose. "Our primary aim in this study was to test the safety of the virus," Professor Kemeny said. "We were pleased to see that the virus could be administered safely...
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
...ul condition caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva
in the mouth when salivary glands do not work prop...les and neutralizing harmful acids. A decrease in saliva
puts patients at risk for cavities, gum disease and discomfort since foods that are consumed adhere ...
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
...ous or benign tumors or stones that interfere with saliva
flow, a rather tricky surgery to remove part or al... the gland which contributes a watery fluid to the saliva
mix that helps lubricate the mouth and tongue and digest food. The standard approach is making an in...
Smoking ban is protecting bar workers in Ireland
...ed. In non-smokers, cotinine concentrations in the saliva
declined significantly in both regions, but with a much greater decline in the Republic (80%) than in Northern Ireland (20%). Work-related exposure to secondhand smoke dropped significantly in the Republic but dropped only slightly in Northern Irela...
Avoid the hookah and save your teeth
...creased levels of nicotine and cotinine in plasma, saliva
and urine, supporting that water pipe smoking affects the periodontal tissues in the same way as cigarette smoking. "This study provides convincing evidence supporting the role of tobacco smoking as a risk factor for periodontal disease," said Krebs...
Johns Hopkins study suggests link between caffeine dependence and family history of alcoholism
...f these meetings, women were also asked to provide saliva
samples to test for caffeine use. In addition, diagnostic interviews were conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist between the second and third questionnaire assessments. The interviews required 60 to 90 minutes and consisted of the Structured C...
Mutations in HRAS gene sequence confirmed in patients with Costello syndrome
...physician referral. They extracted DNA from blood, saliva
or cell lines and performed DNA sequencing. When possible, they also sequenced the genes of the patients' parents. The results were striking. Among the patients with Costello syndrome, "We detected missense mutations in HRAS in 33 (82.5%) patients," ...
Botox for more than ironing wrinkles
...a and is effective in blocking secretion of sweat, saliva
and mucus in cases of Hailey-Hailey disease (a blistering disease usually treated by surgery or laser) among other ailments. In addition, "botulinum toxin A has important applications in proctology where it has become the most powerful non-surgical...
Study: Exercise helps speed wound healing in older adults
... while working out. The researchers also collected saliva
samples from each participant in order to measure levels of cortisol, a primary stress hormone. High cortisol levels indicate that the body is under stress; prior studies have suggested that exercise is associated with lower levels cortisol. Lastly, ...
Persistent fatigue may be the best way to predict onset of postpartum depression
...y of depression. They were also asked to provide a saliva
sample which the researchers used to measure level..., stress and feelings of fatigue and also provided saliva
samples. By the end of the fourth week, 11 of the 31 women in the study showed symptoms of depressio...
Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara
...int the new sensor detects cocaine in the blood or saliva
to a degree of a few micromolars. This is equivalent to the concentration of cocaine that would result from dropping a kilogram of cocaine into an olympic-sized swimming pool. That concentration would be the equivalent of detecting three parts per mi...
Saliva test offers new window on caffeine/stress response
Penn State researchers have shown that a simple saliva
test may offer a new way to probe the physical con...an be detected and measured via a new non invasive saliva
test, provides a window on the biochemistry of the response not offered by cortisol alone which is c...
The first clinical test for saliva-based oral cancer detection: Ready now!
...les that carry information in cells, when found in saliva
are very useful for oral cancer detection. The saliva
oral cancer RNA signature has been tested in over 300 saliva
samples from oral cancer patients and h...
Saliva component may predict future oral bone loss
...rsity at Buffalo have identified two components of saliva
that may serve as the basis for novel tests to det...lts show that above-average levels of IL-1 beta in saliva
may prove to help the dentist decide whether or not to treat the dental patient for periodontal dise...
Women attracted to men when they see interest in children refected in their faces
...d for their interest in children. Researchers took saliva
samples to measure testosterone levels. To determine interest in children, researchers showed the 39 men in the sample pairs of pictures, each of an adult and a baby. They were asked which picture they preferred. Five of the men expressed no interest...
Blood test predicts success of quitting smoking using the nicotine patch
..., may eventually be performed non-invasively using saliva
or urine samples. "The ultimate aim here is to distinguish smokers who are likely to benefit from a standard dose of nicotine patch from those who may need a higher dose patch or an alternative therapy in order to succeed in quitting," said lead rese...
Carnegie Mellon study demonstrates that lower income, education lead to greater stress levels
... men and 98 women, and then tested their urine and saliva
for stress hormones. Cohen and his co-authors found that the lower the income and education levels, the higher the levels of three stress hormones: epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol. This finding was independent of race, age, gender or body ma...
Participating in yoga during treatment for breast cancer improves quality of life
...e cortisol levels, a stress hormone collected from saliva
samples, and immune function measured from blood samples that were both collected as part of the study. M. D. Anderson recognizes the growing body of research indicating that relaxation-based interventions can contribute to the well-being of people...
Studies of married couples, soccer and hockey teams focus on brain's response to stress
...d Psychology (ISPA) in Lisbon, Portugal, collected saliva
samples from players in the Portugal Female Soccer...e the others received a placebo intranasally. From saliva
samples, the team monitored production of a stress hormone called cortisol. Standard questionnaires ...