Tag: "themselves" at medical news
Canadian researchers discover a natural defence mechanism for Alzheimer's disease
... in order to manufacture microglia that can anchor themselves
more solidly to plaques and that are equipped with enzymes with more efficient plaque-destroying capability. "Stem cells should be harvested from the patients themselves, thus limiting the risks of both rejection and adverse effects," says Dr. Rives...
Not every stutterer is a problem case
...gn of the effort involved when they try to express themselves
is that their speech, for example, is accompanied by grimaces or movements of the arms or head. Furthermore, stutterers in general avoid situations in which they have to speak. Parents whose child often falters when speaking and makes long pauses sho...
Boys face greater burns risk than girls, says new research
Boys are almost twice as likely as girls to burn themselves
and children under three face particular risks, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. A team from Malmo University in Sweden looked at 148 children up to the age of six who were taken to the University...
Let patients use their own terms to describe ethnicity
...estions, including whether participants considered themselves
Latino or Hispanic. Participants were also asked...rongly preferred using their own words to describe themselves
using a single term, for example, white, black or African American; Hispanic or Latino. Among the L...
Animal models show that anabolic steroids flip the adolescent brain's switch for aggression
...make young people "pop off" for years, a danger to themselves
and to others. Melloni and others researchers also are concerned that drug use during a critical window in brain development can change their wiring for good. He says, "Because the developing brain is more adaptable and pliable, steroids could chan...
Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded
...ent costs, they won't be able to cover those costs themselves
indefinitely, Dr. Saag warned. Notwithstanding the promising findings on HAART's cost-effectiveness, "Providing drugs alone is not enough," he said. "We must focus now on creating appropriate incentives for providers to care for HIV patients. The cur...
Better communication between families, health care providers can reduce cost, length of stay in ICU
...ndividual," Daly said. "The whole team has to ask themselves
the question, 'What outcome would this person find acceptable?' If we can do a better job of being clear and consistent as a health care team, we can be more supportive of families facing these important, life-altering decisions."...
UCI researchers identify first compound to block progression of Alzheimer's disease
... mice were placed inside a dark box to familiarize themselves
with that context. After a few seconds, a light went on and a door was opened to a second, darker compartment. As mice prefer to stay in the dark, they moved to the dark compartment where they were given a mild foot shock. At a later time, the mice w...
Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña
...s flown on ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon began to prove themselves
valuable means of monitoring and analysing ENSO events on a wider scale. In particular, researchers are utilising altimetry data to monitor the exchange of warm water across the Pacific in order to evaluate different theories of the build-up to ENSO ...
BIDMC's Harvey Goldman, MD, receives distinguished pathologist award
...the first instructor to be honored by HMS students themselves
in the early 1970s and has continued to receive honors and recognition from recent classes. Goldman's research in the field of gastrointestinal pathology has focused on inflammatory conditions of the esophagus, stomach and intestines. In the early 19...
Growth-factor therapy improves endothelial cell production and mobility in arterial disease
...ial cells enable communication between the vessels themselves
and circulating blood cells, allowing the blood to flow smoothly. Individuals with PAD have decreased blood flow to the muscles of the legs, caused by the blockage or narrowing of the arteries, often leading to intermittent pain during walking. Re...
Body image relates to sexual risks taken by men and women differently
...Nearly all (97 percent) of the students identified themselves
as heterosexual. Most said they were Protestant (40 percent) or Catholic (38 percent). A little more than half (254) of the students indicated that they were or had been sexually active. Meghan Gillen, who conducted the study as part of her master'...
Diabetic patients often overestimate healthy body weight
... reporting normal-BMI height and weight considered themselves
to be overweight, leading the authors to speculate...g pregnant face a higher risk of complications for themselves
and their babies. One out of every 10 health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications...
ECG transmission from ambulance cuts time to direct clot removal
...ster than the 96 minutes for those who transported themselves
and the 78 minutes for those whose transmission fa...ld always call for an ambulance instead of driving themselves
to a hospital if a heart attack is suspected. While it may seem intuitive that a patient could get t...
Gold nanorods may make safer cancer treatment
...chers were able to get the nanoparticles to attach themselves
to the cancer cells. In this latest study, researchers incubated two malignant oral epithelial cell lines and one benign epithelial cell lines with nanorods conjugated to anti-EFGR. Not only were the malignant lines clearly identifiable as such under...
Strength of cocaine cravings linked to brain response
...o their bloodstream, through which they could give themselves
cocaine injections by pressing a lever. Some rats voluntarily gave themselves
higher doses of cocaine than others did, an indication that they were more addicted to the cocaine. ...
Molecule targets and kills tumor cells, starves blood supply
...us) were treated with ARC, 50 to 70 percent killed themselves
within 24 hours. Normal lung cells exposed to two to four times higher concentrations of ARC were unharmed. "Our results suggest that while ARC induces cell death in tumor cells very efficiently, it only causes a cell-cycle block in normal cells," s...
ESC statement on the CHARISMA trial on Clopidogrel (Plavix)
... seeking the advice of their doctor may be putting themselves
in grave danger." For more information, please see current ESC guidelines for "Percutaneous Coronary Intervention" (1) ( http://www.escardio.org/knowledge/guidelines/PCI-Guidelines.htm ) and "Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Presenting Without P...
Brain-scanning technology reveals how we process brands and products
...ile indicating whether each word was applicable to themselves
and someone else. The sample group was also scanne... literally, since it's now apparent that consumers themselves
No-hands origami: New DNA self-assembly makes more complex structures, more easily
...eveloped a way to "program" strands of DNA to fold themselves
into a variety of complex shapes an accomplishment considered the most intricate yet in the field of self-assembly and via a method he calls so simple that "a high schooler could do it." The potential implications of the work are enormous, not only...
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