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NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza

...cell surface receptors. But these receptors differ slightly from the receptors on human cells, which in part explains why bird-adapted H5N1 can infect but not spread easily between humans. About a year ago, the research team began asking what mutations help the virus shift its adaptability. They compared t...

Mapping mountains from space with GOCE

... distributed, the force of gravity actually varies slightly from place to place on the surface of the Earth. Due for launch in early 2008, ESA's gravity mission GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) will provide an extremely accurate and unique picture of the Earth's gravity fiel...

New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome

...illy. Also, Morrell notes that UNH students may be slightly healthier than their peers; national rates of overweight and obesity in this group are close to 40 percent. The other good news is that these nutritional benchmarks hit students at a time and in an environment when theyre susceptible to change. L...

Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care

...at discharge and smoking cessation counseling, had slightly higher rates of improvement at pay-for-performance hospitals than control hospitals. For composite measures of heart attack treatments not subject to incentives, rates of improvement were not significantly different. There was a slight reduction in t...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...alf the Japanese patients survived one year, while slightly more than one-third of U.S. patients did. The Japanese patients as a group survived longer despite the fact that a significant number of them had to be given a lower dose of paclitaxel and for a shorter time than the U.S. patients because of toxicity...

Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race

...ficantly different. African-Americans demonstrated slightly lower incidences of grade 3/4 toxicities (constitutional, hemorrhagic and metabolic). The ALIMTA study reviewed a post-hoc analysis of pooled data from six previous trials, including one Phase III in a second-line setting and five Phase II trials ...

The general public lacks basic medical knowledge

...und or personal experience of an illness are only slightly better informed. Lucas M. Bachmann from the Univ...ckground or personal experience of an illness only slightly improved individual scores is a particular cause for concern, the authors say, and may occur because...

Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity

...thma severity and obesity in this study seem to be slightly stronger in women than men. "To our knowledge, this is one of the most comprehensive and largest all-asthma surveys showing the association between asthma severity and obesity using a broad range of severity outcomes," says Fernando Holguin, MD, MP...

Some vitamin supplements don't protect against lung cancer

...plements of beta-carotene, vitamin E, or vitamin A slightly increases a person's risk of death....

MTAS will cause irreparable harm to 10,000 junior doctors

...ver specialist registrar training. This figure was slightly higher 25% - for senior house officers. Three quarters of those polled also rejected the single interview solution proposed by the MTAS review body during the crisis in which all applicants are guaranteed one interview. 80% of respondents want th...

New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime

... adolescence to late adulthood. Religiousness dips slightly but remains high through early adulthood (people in their thirties) but then drops through middle adulthood (forties). It plateaus between middle and late-middle adulthood (people in their mid-fifties and early sixties) and then increases as people m...

Mid-life headaches may increase risk of vision problems

...headaches. Those with a history of headaches were slightly younger, more likely to be female, and more likely to be white than those without a history of headaches. The study found people with headaches were between 1.3 and 1.5 times more likely to have retinopathy than those without headaches. Among part...

History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy

... headaches. Those with a history of headaches were slightly younger, more likely to be female, and more likely to be white than those without a history of headaches. The study found people with headaches were between 1.3 and 1.5 times more likely to have retinopathy than those without headaches. Among parti...

Panel offers expert analysis on causes, prevention of stent thrombosis

...after stent placement showed that blood clots were slightly more likely to form inside drug-eluting stents than inside bare metal stents. It is not yet clear how large the difference in risk is, but available data suggest that each year drug-eluting stents hike the risk of late stent thrombosis by about 0.2 p...

Stress of deployment increases risk of child abuse, neglect in military families, UNC study shows

...ate of abuse and neglect called maltreatment was slightly higher among non-military families compared to military families. However, after the U.S. started sending larger numbers of troops to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2003, rates of abuse and neglect in military families far outpaced the rates among non-milit...

RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking

...ues. By the time children are in the eighth grade, slightly more than 50 percent have already experimented with alcohol. Those who have not experimented have seen the effects of alcohol on their friends. By seventh grade, 17 percent of the children surveyed reported that they had consumed beer in the past y...

Drinking heavy amounts of alcohol shrinks your brain

...relationship between drinking and brain volume was slightly larger in women than in men. Also, drinking heavy amounts of alcohol seemed to have the biggest negative impact on brain volume for women in their 70s. In looking at the longitudinal effects of drinking, people who had a 12-year history of heavy d...

Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students

.... During the study, the treatment group reported slightly less than one night of symptoms every two weeks, as contrasted with the control group, which reported 1.5 symptom nights. The treatment group missed less than half a school day every 30 days, while the control group missed 1.2 school days. Likewise, ...

Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart

... to a standard American diet. The participants had slightly elevated cholesterol levels, normal blood pressure and were not taking lipid lowering drugs. Researchers randomly assigned participants to either the macadamia nut diet or the standard American diet and provided all meals for the participants for fiv...

New health insurance survey -- Women have trouble affording care needed

... gap in health care coverage and access: women are slightly more likely than men to purchase coverage in the individual insurance market which is often more expensive and less comprehensive than employer coverage. Women are also more likely than men to take prescription drugs. "These findings show that com...

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