Tag: "study" at medical news
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
... a new group of physicians and scientists who will study
childhood kidney diseases. - Dr. Avner also sees patients at the Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic at Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin. The basic molecular and cellular ...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
In a study
to be published in the Aug. 21 issue of the Journa...besity and the prevalence of arterial disease. Our study
shows that people who develop fat around the middle have more atherosclerotic plaque than those who ...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...fessor of internal medicine and senior author of a study
appearing in the Aug. 14 issue of the Journal of t...rt, blood pressure and central nervous system. The study
examined results from 22 healthy adults who reported to have never used cocaine. The investigators a...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...ul and often fatal drug binges, according to a new study
in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Public Ec...s, though an online version is available now. The study
notes that for both groups the increase in hospital admissions begins shortly after the checks arriv...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...headaches can cause heart problems, according to a study
published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurolo...t could progress into a more serious problem, said study
author Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, DSc, of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...cal Associations Annual Meeting in New York. The study
surveyed 6,713 adults in Washington of which 1,69...ess which has negative consequences as well. The study
shows that 6.4 percent of whites reported using illicit drugs in the previous month, compared to 7.2...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
in the Lancet (vol. 370, 11 August 2007) could lea... well. Professor Kuhl concludes from this that Our study
demolishes a whole series of textbook dogmas. Firstly, it was always said that MRT was not able to f...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
In the first study
of how weight may affect school attendance, resear...l absenteeism than their normal-weight peers. The study
of more than a thousand 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the Philadelphia school system also determined t...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...e past. The randomized, double-blind comparative study
included 411 patients who underwent surgical proce...nd the incidence of antiproduct antibodies. The study
demonstrated that both rhThrombin and bThrombin had comparable efficacy, with 95 percent of patients...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
... experts are setting out to conduct the first ever study
to determine the true economic cost of persistent pain in Australia in a project being funded by the MBF Foundation. An estimated one in five Australians of working age suffers from relentless and often disabling pain but as few as 10 per cent of t...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...lting condition is called reductive stress. In a study
of laboratory mice with failing hearts caused by m...utant gene encoding thee alpha B-Crystallin, , the study
shows reductive stress can be addressed through new drugs that target the genetic pathway causing th...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
COLUMBUS , Ohio A new study
suggests that women with chronic issues with their...uch students from coming back, said Brian Focht, a study
co-author and an assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion at Ohio State Universit...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...he Stanford University School of Medicine. Their study
found that, as we age, the lines of communication to the stem cells of our muscles deteriorate and, without the full instructions, it takes longer for injured muscles to heal. Even then, the repairs aren't as good. But now that the researchers have u...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...h America should be screened for tuberculosis. The study
shows that in the Canadian province of Alberta, from 2004-2006, 40 per cent of foreign-born children under five years of age who were found to have tuberculosis were international adoptees. Most international adoptees are younger than five years of...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...Steven Kittner, M.D., M.P.H., senior author of the study
and staff physician at Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Eight percent of stroke cases had onset of probable migraine with visual symptoms in the prior year compared to one percent of controls. Second, and probably the most important f...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...ve-year, $9 million contract to fund a multicenter study
investigating antibiotic treatments for MRSA, a st...their immune systems. More research, including the study
supported by this NIH contract, will address the impact of MRSA resistance to various off-patent ant...
New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections
...ounced the award of two new five-year contracts to study
whether selected oral, off-patent antibiotics can effectively treat uncomplicated cases of skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) bacteria. If so, doctors could use those ant...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...aphy, and 59% for MRI. The authors conclude: Our study
suggests that the sensitivity of film screen or digital mammography for diagnosing DCIS is limitedMRI could help improve the ability to diagnose DCIS, especially DCIS with high nuclear grade. In the accompanying Comment, Dr Carla Boetes and Dr Rits...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
... University of Birmingham, UK and colleagues did a study
(the Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Treatment of t...an aspirin therapy in this age group, although the study
had limited power to detect those differences. In an accompanying Comment, Dr David Garcia, Univer...
Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts
... treatments for acute diarrhoea in children, but a study
published on bmj.com today finds that not all of these preparations are effective. Probiotics are defined as micro-organisms that exert beneficial effects on human health when they colonise the bowel. Researchers at the University of Naples tes...
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