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Blood testing links common foods and IBS

...e and complex group of patients." Current research shows that the prevalence of food hypersensitivities in the general population is estimated at about 5%, and up to 65% of IBS patients attribute their symptoms to food allergies. Since this study has been conducted, the researchers have now performed a di...

Desire to stop drinking could be more important than therapy

...sed for the treatment of alcoholism. This analysis shows that the participants in the trial who attended all sessions did scarcely better than those who received no treatment. This contradicts previous analyses, which concluded that all three therapies for alcoholism were very effective. The results highl...

Discovery of T-cell 'traffic control' boosts new drug promise

...s by blocking excess S1P action. The research also shows the promise of similar strategies to prevent rejection of transplanted organs and tissues without compromising essential immune defenses. The emerging view brings together research findings on S1P's effect on both the immune system and the blood-circ...

Alternating rise and fall of SCF - NIPA levels act as switch regulating cell division

...ill arise when the cell divides. The current study shows that, in addition to a previously identified mechanism for controlling the level of cyclin B1 in the cell's nucleus, SCFNIPA also is key to controlling the level of that protein. "If the cell starts to divide before the DNA has been properly duplica...

Poor sleep not a normal part of aging

...age insomnia in these patients. If followed, data shows that doctors could help to reduce sleep disturbances in the geriatric population. The steps include (1) detection through asking patients questions, (2) elaboration of the problem, (3) determining if there is a medical or psychiatric emergency, (4) f...

Creating a new questionnaire to assess alcohol problems among college students

...rvention recommendations." "This manuscript simply shows that there is a reliable ordering of alcohol problems in college students that can be efficiently measured," said Kahler. "The measure should be useful in comparing predictors of alcohol problems in college, measuring response to alcohol interventio...

Quitting smoking could save your teeth, study shows

...l Sciences, led the research. He said: "Our study shows that people should stop smoking now if they want to increase their chances of keeping their teeth into old age. "Often the dentist is in the best position to help them stop smoking, because most people, if they are going for regular dental appointm...

Discrimination against individuals with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

...national open-access medical journal PLoS Medicine shows that such discrimination does indeed occur. Vincent Iacopino and colleagues from the organization Physicians for Human Rights, in collaboration with researchers from the The Policy Project and the Center for the Right to Health (both in Nigeria) in...

Are some medicines so good they should be free? In diabetes, the answer may be yes

... and non-essential medications alike. Our analysis shows that removing all patient costs for diabetes patients taking ACE inhibitors could save Medicare both lives and money." The same may be true for other drugs that have a major preventive benefit, she says; future studies will assess what would happen ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 19, 2005

...e Ineffective or Harmful A large national survey shows that 12 percent of U.S. adults (24 million people) consumed high doses (400 IU per day or more) of vitamin E supplements in 1999-2000 (Brief Communications, p. 116). Researchers refer to several recent clinical trials that show that high doses of vi...

Not enough is known about treating malaria in pregnancy, researchers say

... push to find new drugs," Orton explains. Research shows that pregnant women attract twice the number of mosquitoes as non-pregnant women, which probably increases their risk of contracting malaria. The disease can cause severe anemia and parasitic infection in the fetus and increase the risks of preterm b...

Diabetes drug controls blood glucose, cardiac risk

...n overweight type 2 diabetics, intensive metformin shows more benefit than [other drugs] or insulin therapy, for reducing the risk for any clinical end point related to type 2 diabetes, all-cause mortality and stroke." "Our review confirms that tight glycemic control with metformin monotherapy is one of th...

'Hospital-at-home' concept does not save money or improve outcomes, study finds

... affect health outcomes very much. The review also shows that the higher patient satisfaction may be offset by evidence that the burden on caregivers is greater. The review, an update of previous studies on the subject, appears in the July of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaborati...

Patient reminders boost immunization rates

...ol. For instance, the National Immunization Survey shows that 84.8 percent of children ages 19 to 35 months were vaccinated against chickenpox in 2003, up from 80.6 percent just a year earlier. The review pools the trial results for medical studies which were all conducted in economically developed countri...

Benign breast disease an important breast cancer risk factor

... adds evidence to a growing body of knowledge that shows women with benign breast disease have a higher risk for breast cancer, and that certain types of breast disease may predict the near-term development of breast cancer. The findings will be published in the July 21 issue of The New England Journal of...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 3

...a normal monthly menstrual cycle, but now evidence shows that women tolerate contraceptives well if they skip this bleed. An increasing number of women take oral contraceptives that combine oestrogen and progesterone (combined oral contraceptives - COC) continuously. Continuously-dosed COCs treat condition...

Minimally invasive solid tumor biopsy may replace surgery to get diagnostic specimens

...tumors in adults," says Hoffer. "Our own study now shows that this technique appears to be suitable for children as well." Hoffer is senior author of the Cancer paper. Hoffer performed the biopsies guided usually by ultrasound or CT scans to obtain images inside the patient as he inserted and manipulated t...

Fathers more involved when paternity is established in the hospital

...nt for babies born to unwed parents. The research shows that though establishing paternity at any time increases the amount of formal and informal child support and the amount of father-child visits, in-hospital establishment is associated with better outcomes. Analysis of interviews conducted a year aft...

Inhaling large amounts of salt can cause hypertension

...ay in the Open Access journal Environmental Health shows for the first time that breathing in large quantities of salt particles has just the same effect on blood pressure as eating a salty diet. Wearing face masks and plastic eyeglasses is enough to protect workers who are highly exposed to salt from salt...

Gene found in 90 percent of breast cancers may be cancer vaccine target

...Academy of Sciences and available on-line July 25, shows that the gene, normally made in small amounts in normal breast tissue, somehow becomes over-expressed in breast cancer cells. Researchers hope to use the cancer-specific protein to train the immune system to specifically attack breast cancer cells. ...

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