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Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ietetic Association contains articles and research studies
you may find of interest. Below is a summary of some of this months articles. For more information or to receive a copy of a Journal article, e-mail email@example.com . Effects of Drinking Sugar-Sweetened Beverages between Meals on Pre-School Ch...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...ince then, "There really had not been any national studies
that had looked at whether hospitals were following the recommendations," said Sarah Krein, PhD, a research health scientist with the Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and a research assistant...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
...wn patients. This finding was in contrast to other studies
that did not find any significant difference betwe...e conversion, and an improved survival rate. Prior studies
by others have shown HAART treatment beneficial in preventing TB in HIV-infected individuals, but re...
When HIV and liver disease co-exist
...on strategies, the authors report. However, recent studies
have shown increasing rates of liver disease and r...er. In treating HIV/HCV co-infected patients, studies
have shown that pegylated interferon with ribavirin is better than interferon-only regimens. For pat...
Study tests oral insulin to prevent type 1 diabetes
...autoimmune attack on beta cells, he said. Animal studies
have also suggested that insulin taken orally migh...to participate in the oral insulin trial or future studies
that try to arrest the autoimmune process. To lower blood sugar levels once diabetes occurs, patie...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...ion in Alzheimers disease. OBanion notes that some studies
have found that taking medications to squelch inflammation, such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, might help reduce a persons chances of getting Alzheimers disease, while other studies, including a study of more than 2,100 people publ...
Lilly studies try to shed light on impact of race
...er diverse populations. Two retrospective Lilly studies
were unveiled today at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, Ill. They offered cursory insight into how a diverse group of patients respond to treatment with Lilly chemotherapeutic options. One study ...
Targeted initiatives can encourage people to walk more
...y's inactive lifestyles. The authors reviewed 48 studies
of different approaches to promoting walking. The most successful were tailored to peoples needs and targeted at sedentary people or at those most motivated to change. These increased walking in the target groups by up to 30-60 minutes a week on aver...
Vaxfectin-formulated measles DNA vaccine elicits long-term protection in nonhuman primates
...imates with no vaccine-related adverse events. The studies
were conducted in collaboration with Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D., Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, under a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Fo...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...ince 1942. By drawing together the results of 12 studies
that measured the penises of 11,531 men, they disc...nly 55 per cent of men were satisfied. Two studies
reported that 90 per cent of women prefer a wide penis to a long one. Other studies
pointed out that...
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls
...heories are rooted in science. Furthermore, recent studies
of carbohydrate consumption support that these foods affect satiety, and can trigger over eating. The corner stone of "Energy Up" is the self-esteem component. Almost all other programs look at low self-esteem as the result of obesity, rather than...
New biodegradable magnesium stents for coronary arteries
...nts avoid this problem. The authors caution that studies
with more patients and longer term follow-up are required to confirm the safety of biodegradable magnesium stents. They say: "For a new product such as absorbable metal stents, four months of angiographical study and 12 months clinical follow-up mi...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
... highest risk of death," said Kitzman. Previous studies
on predicting mortality have focused on systolic h... are similar to findings in large population-based studies
showing that mortality is considerably lower in diastolic heart failure compared to systolic heart f...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
... blood sugar levels to soar out of control. Recent studies
have shown, however, that insulin also provides crucial assistance in building muscle, and that its ability to do so drops off dramatically in the elderly. Now, a small but provocative study by medical researchers in Texas and California suggests t...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...ptor produces pain and irritation. "All of these studies
use natural products to understand pain mechanisms in the periphery of the body, where they are first sensed," says Julius. Ultimately, pain signals are transmitted from the peripheral nervous system into the body's central nervous system moving t...
Limiting stroke damage is focus of study
... for drug treatment," Dr. Kirov says. So Dr. Kirov studies
dendrite and spine damage that occurs in anoxic depolarization and peri-infarct depolarization and watches their recovery after a short simulated stroke. He believes by finding a way to inhibit anoxic depolarization in a slice of living brain, he ca...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...on funded study is one of the largest case-control studies
to date of genetic, environmental and occupational risk factors for Parkinson's disease or other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes. It involved 959 prevalent cases of parkinsonism (767 with Parkinson's disease) and 1989 controls recruited in Scotla...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...asure the activated clotting time (ACT). Previous studies
have found that aprotinin makes the ACT rise erron...not want to dismiss the importance of the previous studies
showing harm. "Those studies
were important, because they clearly showed that the way aprotinin was ...
Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety
...esponding to information signaling danger. Other studies
using electroencephalographic (EEG) methods had found that patients diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder had heightened activity in the left brain, whereas patients with panic disorder, panic symptoms or those...
Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection
...Hew said the findings of the study were similar to studies
in other states. Illinois dentists are performing at levels similar to dentists in other parts of the country, he said. "Dentists are not going to diagnosis cancer," he said. "They are going to find potentially dangerous lesions and refer the patie...
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