Tag: "sensitive" at medical news
TV viewing during lunch affects preschool children's intake
...rtunities to eat while watching TV may become less sensitive
to internal cues to satiety."...
Using HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer
...is present in almost all cervical cancers, is more sensitive
than cytology (cell examination) in detecting cerv...everal studies have shown that HPV testing is more sensitive
than cytology at detecting cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), the changes in cervical cells t...
Researchers working on a better method of detecting ovarian cancer
...a specific protein in the urine may lead to a more sensitive
screening test in the future for women with ovarian cancer. In this pilot study, urinary samples from 18 normal, healthy volunteers, 38 women with benign gynecologic disease and 35 patients in various stages of ovarian cancer were tested for levels o...
Photodynamic therapy is an alternative to removal of esophagus
...ted with dilation. Patients will be severely light sensitive
for four to six weeks after the procedure and must take care to cover their entire body before exposure to sunlight. They can gradually increase sun exposure as the photosensitizer dissipates from their system. Patients can expect chest pain and/or d...
Researchers identify potential targets for new pain therapies
...at although Kv4.2 knockout mice normally were more sensitive
to heat and touch, after injections with a chemica...causes inflammation, the knockout mice became less sensitive
to heat and touch than their wild-type siblings. But it's not because the inflammation made the knoc...
Moderate drinking associated with better cognition in women
...mited by the use of the MMSE, which "is not a very sensitive
test and doesn't address a number of cognitive domains that would be assessed by a more sensitive
neuropsychiatric evaluation. Such a study is currently ongoing in this cohort." Despite study limit...
Seniors' access to dental care found wanting
...signed to improve access to dental care need to be sensitive
to regional differences." The study grew out of an innovative program at the UB dental school, conducted in conjunction with the UB School of Social Work, that provides social services to older adults treated in UB dental clinics Called CARES, for...
Advances in chemotherapy improve outcomes in select breast cancers
...te (22.8 percent) than those patients with hormone sensitive
tumors (ER-positive) who were treated with the same chemotherapy and tamoxifen (7 percent). The improvement in overall survival rate with the newer chemotherapy regimens was 16.7 percent for ER-negative patients and 4 percent for ER-positive patients...
Studies evaluate health effects of dental amalgam in children
... adults indicated these organs might be especially sensitive
to mercury. The authors noted that children in bot...ling into the tooth. But with the arrival of more sensitive
laboratory tools in the late 1970s and into the 1980s, scientists showed that dental amalgam continu...
St. Jude unlocks mystery of very aggressive leukemia
...ted with imatinib in cell cultures were still very sensitive
to this drug," noted Richard T. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., a fellow in Sherr's laboratory and the paper's lead author. "This suggested to us that the failure of imatinib to cure the mice depended on some substance in the animal that stimulated tumor cell...
Study first to show potential of light-activated gene therapy for knee injuries
...uctive changes (genetic mutations) when exposed to sensitive
molecules like DNA. If not defended against, the changes in DNA caused by UV light would cause humans to constantly develop cancer, for instance, in exposed tissue. Thus, an SOS system evolved that calls for genetic repairs when UV light causes too m...
Cultural approach holds the key to tackling obesity, says Yale research
...portant that obesity is approached in a culturally sensitive
way, rather than just using quantitative measures ...isks associated with excess weight in a culturally sensitive
Researchers learn more about ways to regenerate the ear's hearing cells
...that are carried to the brain. The cells are very sensitive
to damage from excessive noise, infections and toxins. Once damaged, hair cells do not naturally regenerate in mammals, and their death accounts for most types of acquired hearing loss. All cells grow and divide through a process called the cell cyc...
To avoid stomach upset in arthritis patients, drug combination more effective
...l literature and then researchers conducted a more sensitive
meta-analysis of the results....
Researcher wins award from American Diabetes Association
... system in cells and cause unwanted reactions with sensitive
molecules (e.g. DNA). Beyond the direct cellular damage, oxidative stress also reduces the bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO). NO signals muscle within blood vessels to relax, widening the artery and increasing blood flow. Less NO means blood vesse...
Mayo Clinic study finds coma grossly misrepresented in the movies
...the serious situation of those in a coma and to be sensitive
to how they might be leading viewers astray." Dr. Wijdicks' concern lies primarily in what he found in the second part of his movie study, which revealed that lay viewers could not always identify inaccuracy in the depiction of coma in movies. The m...
Study of nutrients' effects on brain provides insight into appetite regulation
...ed to alter food intake. The mTOR pathway is very sensitive
to "branched-chain" amino acids, particularly leucine, Dr. Seeley explains. In laboratory studies, he and his team found that when they administered leucine directly to the hypothalamus, a brain region that controls a number of metabolic processes, a...
JCI table of contents, May 11, 2006
... that is, like most high blood pressure in humans, sensitive
to dietary salt intake. They show that Cyp4a10-/- mice had normal blood pressure when fed a normal diet, yet developed high blood pressure when fed a high-salt diet. These mice had a dysfunctional sodium channel in kidney epithelial cells, which caus...
Cultural approach is key to tackling obesity
...isks associated with excess weight in a culturally sensitive
way." Davidson also found variation in how health professionals define obesity. Although most use the BMI to measure obesity, there were different views on what BMI constitutes normal weight or obesity. "I'm glad to say there is a move towards sta...
Length of deprivation in infants affects intellectual development for years
... adapts to certain experiences that occur during a sensitive
growth period when key physical developmental chan...ffects of deprivation being cumulative, there is a sensitive
period of about 12 months during which exposure to deprivation can cause irreversible effects," she ...
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