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Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...f data and, at the same time, be less power hungry than
anything else that's out there is what makes this ...rom the low-power device. "This device uses less than
a microwatt," Irazoqui said. "It uses nanowatts." The Purdue researchers are planning to conduct a...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...ational spending on prescription drugs rose faster than
any other segment of health care spending, the hea...in constant spending, resulting in savings of more than
$6.6 million over three years. Four health plan interventions not only averted increases in prescr...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...dings (No. 3). The DHS funds will augment the more than
$3 million in funding the research team has alread.... Department of Justice. Representatives from more than
20 companies and research groups, including WPI, Carnegie Mellon, Honeywell Inc., Draper Laboratorie...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...at a matchbox-size prototype device, weighing less than
3 ounces, effectively mimics the workings of the i...The device, which researchers started testing more than
a year ago, consists of a head-mounted, battery-operated box containing the sensors, which are posit...
Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
...t least 24 hours of settling time, the dye, rather than
permeating the entire face, stayed in separate areas showing that individual facial compartments have boundaries between them that act like fences. These fences, which seem to be composed of fibrous tissue, allow the face to maintain its blood suppl...
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...es published between 2000 and 2005, including more than
500 patients, significant and problematic differences were identified in beliefs about the presence of symptoms, the need to take medications for the rest of ones life, and race-specific treatment plans. High blood pressure is a common but serious ...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...re about mild traumatic brain injury or concussion than
we have ever known, noted Dr. Lovell, including th...s that are believed to occur on a metabolic rather than
an anatomic level. fMRI can determine, through measurement of cerebral blood flow and metabolic chan...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
...w biomarker for heart failure may be more powerful than
established measures in identifying patients at in...ry biomarkers will be superior for predicting risk than
using just one. If we could harness the information these biomarkers yield to better adjust therapi...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...y found that women age 65 and older who drank more than
three cups of coffee (or the equivalent in tea) pe... day had less decline over time on tests of memory than
women who drank one cup or less of coffee or tea per day. The results held up even after researchers...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...more likely to be obese prior to becoming pregnant than
mothers whose children are born without such defec...n of 16 birth defects were more likely to be obese than
mothers of infants without birth defects: Spina bifida, a condition that occurs when part of the...
Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding
...pread. The food and beverage industries spend more than
$10 billion per year to market to children in the United States, according to background information in the article. By age 2, children may already have beliefs about certain brands and 2- to -6-year-olds can recognize brands and associate them with ...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...s, prisons are more likely to get adequate funding than
preschools, writes James Forman Jr., J.D., of Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C., in an additional accompanying editorial. In our country, when we run out of prison space, we simply build more, he writes. The result is that we have the highest...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...nugget they think is from McDonald's tastes better than
an identical, unbranded nugget." The degree of p...verage of 2.4 televisions in their homes, and more than
half the kids had a TV in their bedrooms. About one-third of the children ate at McDonald's more tha...
ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain
...rs in areas of the brain associated with attention than
it did in those without ADHD. Since levels of meth...DHD released less dopamine in response to the drug than
controls. This blunted response was associated with symptoms of inattention. Exploratory analyses al...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...MI patients. LDL (bad cholesterol) should be lower than
100 mg/dL and ideally reduced to 70 mg/dL. Blood pressure should be lower than
140/90 and for those with diabetes or chronic kidney disease, a reading lower than
130/80 is recomme...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...-based counseling did not provide any more benefit than
other programs that promote driving safety (Clinical Guidelines, p. 194). And most studies were done before the enactment of child safety seat legislation....
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...nts born between 24 and 30 weeks and weighing less than
2 pounds develop BPD. The condition is life-threat...said. Inhaled nitric oxide is going to be safer than
the corticosteroid and more effective than
both therapies, he said....
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...ecause of the diseases it's associated with rather than
because of its benefits," says Dr. Lynn. "However, researchers are also finding situations in which amyloid is beneficial, such as in long-term memory and synapse maintenance in the marine snail." ...
New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
...illion smokers, China has more cigarette consumers than
any other country a smoking prevalence of 31 perc...icians surveyed were smokers, substantially higher than
in the United States (3.3 percent), where the smoking prevalence in the general population is 20.9 p...
Quality of treatment guidelines
...s of well-conducted clinical trials. However, less than
a third of the recommendations were found to be based on high-quality evidence applicable to the populations, treatments and outcomes specified in guideline recommendations. The researchers say that physicians should be aware that official guidelines...
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