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Secondhand smoke in cars may lead to dangerous levels of contaminants for children

...nsafe levels of SHS. Even with the driver's window slightly open, mean respirable suspended particles (RSP) concentrations hit levels rated "hazardous" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the study, concentrations of 272 g/m3 were measured, with a peak level of 505 g/m3. In comparison, the E...

Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients

...erate during the first year, although it increased slightly during the remainder of the study. The fact that patients showed gains in isotonic strength (i.e. weight lifted with exercise machines such as leg presses) but not isokinetic strength (i.e. the speed at which weight is lifted) may have to do with the...

Twins have similar school performance to single-born children

...s than the singletons at birth. In fact, twins did slightly better in mathematics than singletons. Taking into account factors such as the child's sex, age at test, birth weight, and parents' education made little difference. Birth weight had a minimal effect on test scores although twins of extremely low...

Early statin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes reduces death, cardiovascular events

... for two years. During these two years, there was slightly less than a 20 percent reduction in the risk of ex...rs, known as rhabdomyolysis; some studies showed a slightly higher risk of hepatitis among individuals taking statins. "Use of intensive statin therapy is ofte...

For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass

...ariatric procedures performed nationwide--leaves a slightly larger stomach pouch but makes even more drastic a...nal incisions. The duodenal-switch patients were slightly heavier. Their average weight before surgery was 368 pounds, compared to 346 for gastric-bypass pat...

Eating soy protein helps control cholesterol

...ity lipid "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and slightly raises high-density lipid "good" cholesterol, according to a Tulane University study published in the Sept. 1, 2006 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology. The Tulane study gives strong support to the notion that soy protein should be part of ...

Doctors cut repeat LASIK visits dramatically

...s have noticed that some patients exit the surgery slightly farsighted not enough to seriously degrade their ...ut the results of the surgery. A few others end up slightly nearsighted. While many of these patients still see at a level around 20/20, the slight farsightedne...

Childless women risk poorer health in later life

...s have short birth intervals also appear to suffer slightly increased mortality risks. Researchers suggest that the physiological and psychosocial stresses associated with caring for young children close in age may be the important factor. This study also provides further evidence of the link between teenag...

Hormone-replacement therapy hurts hearing, study finds

...tists have found that a woman's hearing can worsen slightly when her progesterone levels are high, during the latter portion of the monthly cycle. The team also plans to study women who have gone off HRT, to see if the hearing loss might be reversible. And they say that women on the birth control pill, whic...

Study links lead exposure to brain cancer in adults

...n Wijngaarden said. Other trends that emerged were slightly higher death rates among less educated and married individuals. Scientists have suspected for years that lead is a carcinogen, which passes through the blood-brain barrier, making the brain especially sensitive to the toxic effects of lead. Van Wij...

Alcohol increases sleep intensity in young women

...ge 4 sleep (the deep sleep early in the night) was slightly increased. In addition, spectral analysis of the EEG showed signs of increased sleep intensity during non-REM (NREM) sleep after alcohol compared with placebo. "Whether this sleep pattern is beneficial or harmful is unknown at this point. Althoug...

New treatment -- first in years -- demonstrated for dangerous staph infections

...versus 31.8 percent. However, the standard therapy slightly outperformed daptomycin for S. aureus without drug resistance, at 48.6 percent success versus 44.6 percent. Neither of these differences was statistically significant, Fowler said. Both types of treatment took roughly the same amount of time -- eight...

New study links higher income with lower disability rates

...ll at a disadvantage compared with those at just a slightly higher income," said Meredith Minkler, professor of health and social behavior at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and lead author of the study, published in the Aug. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "The fact that there's a sign...

SWAN system to help blind and firefighters navigate environment

...ound application schedules sounds to reach one ear slightly faster than the other, and the human brain uses that timing difference to figure out where the sound originated. The 3-D audio beacons for navigation are unique to SWAN. Other navigation systems use speech cues such as "walk 100 yards and turn lef...

Never marrieds run highest risk of early death

...the authors, because the unmarried group were only slightly more likely to smoke than their married counterpar...ly to drink alcohol regularly. They also exercised slightly more and were less overweight. The authors say that marriage is a rough proxy for social connected...

Multiple Sclerosis in genetically susceptible twins is augmented by the northern environment

...e north tended to come to physicians for diagnosis slightly earlier than those born farther south, and that the tendency for identical twins to both be diagnosed was greater in those born in the north. The concordance (both twins being diagnosed with MS) among identical twin pairs born in the north was nea...

National trial gives 'unprecedented' support for steroid withdrawal in kidney transplants

...ate for steroid-free patients was 16 percent--just slightly higher than the nationwide average of 15 percent. Steroid-free patients, however, reaped substantial health benefits, including reduced cardiovascular risk and weight gain. Based on the three-year study results, the researchers determined that pati...

UT Southwestern orthopaedic surgeons first in area to use knee replacements designed for women

...acking: A woman's femur attaches to the tibia at a slightly different angle than a man's because most women have wider hips. The angle difference between the pelvis and the knee joint taken into account with the new implant affects how the kneecap tracks over the end of thefemur as the knee moves through a ...

Hopkins scientists show hallucinogen in mushrooms creates universal 'mystical' experience

...took place in a room outfitted like a comfortable, slightly upscale living room, with soft music and indirect, non-laboratory lighting. Heart rate and blood pressure were measured throughout. The researchers countered "expectancy" by having both monitors and subjects "blinded" to what substance would be giv...

Measuring proteins in spinal fluid may provide early clue to Alzheimer's disease

...ho did not have the APOE*4 allele, A42 levels rose slightly until about age 50 years then begin to decline slowly. On the other hand, those with the APOE*4 allele experienced a slight decline in A42 in their younger years and then a dramatic drop between ages 50 and 60 years. Levels of A42 were not associat...

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