Tag: "short" at medical news
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...s connect with muscles. Antisense is a synthetic, short
segment of DNA that locks onto a strand of mRNA and blocks production of specific proteins. This is the first time weve been able to show that antisense is effective and safe when taken orally for a neurological disease, said study author Zohar Arg...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...older men. Objectively determined estimates of short
sleep were strongly related to obesity in older men and women. Dr. Krainson notes that several studies published in recent issues of the journal SLEEP have some interesting findings about older persons and sleep: The effects of ins...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...e likely to turn cancerous. If the telomeres get short
enough, maybe the cells cant regenerate any more and maybe thats why you start to see this change, said Dr. Spechler. Perhaps the esophagus cant regenerate the normal skin-like squamous cells, and instead, it has to recruit cells from somewhere else ...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...d that Avandia carry new risk warnings but stopped short
of calling for the drug to be removed from the market. "The original meta-analysis employed one statistical model, but there are other approaches that deserve consideration as well. Only when different methods give us the same answers should we be ...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...an could only speak and understand single words or short
sentences. These symptoms got worse at the end of ...ch improved to the point where she could again use short
sentences. She was aware of her difficulties with speech and comprehension. In December 2006, she be...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...gramming because it tends to have little dialogue, short
scenes, disconnected pictures and shows linguistically indescribable images such as a lava lamp. By contrast, childrens educational programs, which make up the largest viewing category at this age, are, crafted and tested to meet developmental needs...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
...lking adaptations studied here represent a form of short
term learning from practicing on this unusual trea...at the phenomenon of brain plasticity can occur in short
intervals. When subjects returned to normal conditions (same speed for the two legs), this adaptatio...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
...ncy, found that current legislative proposals fall short
of a national strategy for health care quality and efficiency. We were surprised at the amount of support the survey showed for government leadership in key areas, and for public-private partnerships in setting a national quality agenda, said Commo...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
... health care quality and efficiency, but they fall short
of an overarching, coordinated plan that would cre...hnology and provide modest grant funding, but fall short
of removing the financial barriers to widespread adoption of information technology and creation of ...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
... and named after Pochan's son, Max. Peptides are short
chains of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Different amino acids are bonded together to form chains, which then fold up into more compact shapes with specific functions. The peptide that Schneider and Pochan and their research teams des...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...ary for accelerating protons to high energies in a short
distance. In addition to its smaller size, a DWA-based proton therapy system would have another benefit-it could vary both proton energy and proton-beam intensity, two variables that cannot both be adjusted at the same time in existing proton-tre...
Swing or take on 3-0?
...later in the week. In the afternoon, there will be short
seminars. After a brief introduction at 10, the panel will begin. An hour and a half break for lunch will follow the panel, at about 11:45. The Symposium is scheduled to end at 5. Two members of the INFORMS Section on O.R. in Sports (SpORts) will rev...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...s when they are still actively drinking or after a short
period of sobriety. However, it was unknown if non-smoking alcoholics and alcoholics who continued to smoke during abstinence would show comparable levels of recovery after a sustained period of sobriety, he said. Study authors recruited three g...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
... see many patients. Visits to the doctor often are short
and anything that is a waste of time takes away fr...patient, such discussions generally should be very short
and clearly tie into a patients concerns, the authors of the article concluded. Those involved in ...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...on pediatric cancer, are effective but have severe short
and long term side effects. More targeted and les...). Current treatments for CML are effective for a short
time, but patients ultimately relapse and die of their disease. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jerome ...
Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
...or contributing factors affecting the price is the short
shelf life of organic produce. Conventional produce can be treated with inexpensive chemicals to aid preservation. But these cannot be used for organic produce, as by definition no artificial chemicals are used during processing. With some organic...
FPG receives $8 million for autism research
...re widely used, neither has been evaluated for its short
or long-term impact on children with autism....
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...nternet (600ms vs 55 ms respectively). But after a short
period of practice, the surgeon got used to this and there were no measurable differences in the quality of the surgery using the two forms of communication. The team thinks that virtual reality prediction would also greatly aid this type of surgery...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...sical therapists improved pain and function in the short
term (Article, p. 787). At six weeks, patients who received real exercise and real advice had less pain and more mobility than a group who received sham exercise and sham advice, but at 12 months, these positive effects had almost disappeared. C...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...ill said, Previous trials have generally been very short
and could not provide information about the long-term impact of antipsychotics on death. And relatively little information has been available on the harms associated with the older conventional or typical antipsychotics. Investigators in the new s...
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