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The right to live gives us a right to die
...r life is being lived below that minimum quality, they
also have the right to end their life - and by ex...es people attempting suicide are not prosecuted if they
fail an acknowledgement of an individual's freedom to end their lives. Capable patients refu...
Mediterranean diet leads to longer life
...ho represent a rapidly increasing group in Europe, they
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...ht gain or loss, and a sedentary lifestyle. Then, they
traced each subject's functional decline over the course of two years.Over the two-year period, nearly 14 percent of the patients experienced a measurable decline in their ability to carry out daily activities. Functional ability deteriorated more f...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...ls; that the researchers enrolled women only after they
gave free and informed consent; and that fathers were involved in the consent process when they
were reasonably available. Blood tests that detected the presence of nevirapine in mothers and infan...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...ion can help to assure patients get the treatments they
want and helps them avoid interventions they
would not want" OHSU patients interested in taking part in the new system, which was launched in J...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...vents that allow dopamine receptors to signal that they
have found and bound the neurotransmitter dopamine...the receptors, their physical characteristics, how they
put themselves into this high-affinity state, and then signal this event in the brain, the closer we...
Neurology Now magazine launches at AAN meeting
...cus groups sponsored by the AAN, neurologists said they
needed more time and effort spent on patient education and public awareness. Neurology Now was developed in response to this need, and it will report on the latest advances in research and treatment in easy-to-read language. Each quarterly issue will...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
...ts were more likely to use alternative medicine if they
were in poor health and if they
reported more problems with daily activities, such as carrying groce...
Fifteen-year hunt uncovers gene behind 'pseudothalidomide' syndrome
...isease as rare as Roberts." Some of the techniques they
used -- such as that to make many copies of DNA from a small sample -- have been around in some form for more than a decade. But others are much more recent developments. For example, the researchers found important genetic changes in part by compari...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
... involving inflammation and glandular destruction, they
say. The exact cause of the condition is unknown. In general, researchers believe that the immune system attacks the glands that produce tears and saliva, resulting in dry mouth and dry eyes. Although the disease is generally not life-threatening, it...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
... the need for dentists to overcome any hesitations they
have about introducing tobacco cessation information and advice during dental visits. Victoroff added that public health guidelines encourage doctors and dentists to inquire about tobacco use and to urge patients to give up and break their tobacco us...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
...d not have access to the NT-proBNP results. When they
reviewed NT-proBNP levels, the researchers found that the protein's concentrations were significantly higher in patients eventually diagnosed with heart failure and highest in those with most severe symptoms. For identifying heart failure in these ...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
... cells are "seeded" on a model, or scaffold, where they
continue to grow. The next step is implanting the ...stem cells. Because these cells are unspecialized, they
can acquire the structure and features of other cell types, and some researchers believe they
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...els being pounded by ocean waves, and wondered how they
could cling so tenaciously to rocks by their threa...e evolved with the ability to make this protein so they
can cling to rocks despite wave forces," Li said. "It's quite remarkable, just an incredibly unique ...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...n advanced stage and incurable. On the other hand, they
should also be told that surgical treatment of asy...ave advised cigarette smokers to quit smoking, and they
recommend that people check with their physician if they
develop symptoms. "The problem with this a...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
... and characterized as having metabolic syndrome if they
met at least three of the following criteria: wais... metabolic syndrome in older men and women whether they
were normal weight, overweight or obese. Subcutaneous (under the skin) abdominal fat was associated ...
Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors
...t people accurately remembered the number of calls they
made, but did not accurately remember the length o... no differences between the two groups on how well they
portrayed their cell phone use. Johansen said that finding minimizes the possibility of what researc...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...udies that had several limitations, including that they
were not tested in older adults." Previous studies... performance on a treadmill and by how much weight they
could lift. Improvements were also seen in body composition, such as increased lean muscle mass and...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...solve all the problems of developing countries but they
are critical components of development. Nanotechnology is a relatively new field that will soon be providing radical and relatively inexpensive solutions to critical development problems." Nanotechnology is the study, design, creation, synthesis, man...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...y of these children do not receive treatment while they
are young," he said. Amblyopia is a leading cause of vision impairment in children and usually begins in infancy or childhood. It is a condition resulting in poor vision in an otherwise healthy eye due to unequal or abnormal visual input while the ...
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