Tag: "startling" at medical news

Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'

... fedlook like they are fasted," Kliewer said. "Its startling that you can give one hormone and flip the whole metabolic profile." "We think these findings would increase the desirability of a drug that [might work through this mechanism] to increase fat oxidation in the liver," added Maratos-Flier, noting th...

Chronic pain can drive you to distraction

...orted to be at a high level. Sixteen participantsa startling 67 per centshowed clinical impairment due to pain on their pain testing day. The remaining eight participants, or 33 per cent, showed no clinical impairment due to pain. The sample of individuals included in the study may be small, but the statisti...

Scientists use pixels to ease amputees' pain

...ale study. But this initial project has produced startling results, with four out of the five patients reporting improvement in their phantom limb pain. Some improvements were almost immediate. The Manchester team's findings were recently presented at a major conference in Denmark on the use of virtual rea...

New study shows teenage girls' use of diet pills doubles over five-year span

...nnesota's "Project EAT" (Eating Among Teens) shows startling results of 2,500 female teenagers studied over a five-year period. The study found that high school-aged females' use of diet pills nearly doubled from 7.5 to 14.2 percent. By the ages of 19 and 20, 20 percent of females surveyed used diet pills. "T...

Economic pressures can lead to unequal treatment of patients

...d and unincarcerated (paying) patients and found a startling difference. Findings from the second study will be presented on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, during the HFES 50th Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Francisco Hotel. The meeting dates are October 1620. U.S. health care costs are increasing faster than...

Public confidence in government drops as 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaches

...espond to disasters or emergencies, has dropped to startling new lows, according to a new study commissioned by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and The Children's Health Fund (CHF). The survey also showed that the majority of the ...

Whooping cough 'endemic' among UK school children

... finds a study published on bmj.com today. These startling results suggest that whooping cough is endemic among young children in the UK, with important implications for clinical practice and immunisation policy, say the authors. Previous research in several countries has shown that Bordetella pertussis (w...

Landmark study on diabetic foot infection published

...greater risk for amputation. These are some of the startling figures emanating from the first population-based study on diabetic foot infection. Researchers from Texas A&M University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the University of Washington collected data on nearly 1,700 patients ...

New survey finds rising numbers of uninsured in moderate and middle income American families

..., and our economy are at risk." The study finds a startling number of adults are now grappling with medical debt--unpaid medical bills. One of five (21%) adults, including insured and uninsured, currently has medical debt they are paying off over time, and one-third (34%) either had medical bill problems in t...

NYAS Conference highlights latest advances in primary immunodeficiencies (SCID)

...gnosis and treatment of PI 20 years ago versus the startling advances of today. Jennifer Puck, M.D., Division of Immunology & Rheumatology, University of California, San Francisco. Topic: "Translating Research Advances--Detecting Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) Early Through Newborn Screening," a ...

The science of lost sleep in teens

...eens themselves about their sleep. The results are startling and should be a wake-up call to any parent or pediatrician."...

UQ researchers show traditional Chinese exercises can help combat diabetes

...nting the growing problem of diabetes has produced startling results. The team from The University of Queensland found that by performing the Chinese exercises Qigong and Tai Chi, participants significantly improved several indicators of metabolic syndrome including HbA1c, blood pressure, bodyweight and waist...

Increasing role of acetaminophen in acute liver failure in the United States

... on a daily basis, the findings of this study were startling and led the authors to propose changes in the way acetaminophen is sold. "Efforts to limit over-the-counter package size and to restrict the prescription of narcotic-acetaminophen combinations (or to separate the narcotic from the acetaminophen) may ...

Study finds surprising links between depression, suicide, and epilepsy

...depression increased the risk of epilepsy, but the startling finding was that people with epilepsy were 4 times more likely to have attempted suicide before ever having a seizure, even after other factors were taken into account like drinking alcohol, having depression, age, and gender. The individual presence...

Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly

...r doctor's prescribed medicine regimen. This is in startling contrast to the 90 percent of doctors who believe that their patients are following the prescribed treatment. "Non-adherence to the glaucoma therapy is probably what causes patients to go blind," said Alan L. Robin, M.D., author of the study and Acad...

A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer

...s into the genetic mechanisms contributing to this startling rise in testicular cancer thanks to $625,000 of additional support from the Queensland government presented yesterday (20/04/05). Professor Peter Koopman, head of the Brisbane node of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Biotech...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...f the University of Western Ontario have developed startling evidence that people can unconsciously learn complex motor behaviors by watching such performances. Their experiments indicate that subjects who watched a video depicting a person learning a motor skill would engage their neural systems for movement ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces

...y Carnegie Mellon University psychologists reveals startling insights into how the brains of those individuals operate. Psychology Professor Marlene Behrmann and postdoctoral associate Galia Avidan have found that people with congenital prosopagnosia--in which their ability to recognize faces is impaired from ...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... Biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in ... hormone responsible for growth and resistance to drought. ... studies to determine how the hormone helps plants ... by the continuing increase in the atmosphere,s carbon ... achievement appears in the April 15 issue of ...
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