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Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...percent of children who did drink them four to six times
or more per week. Parents should be encouraged to limit the quantity of beverages high in energy and sugar because of their propensity to increase weight, the researchers conclude. American Dietetic Association Issues Updated Position Statement o...
Treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and tuberculosis
...t or who were treated intermittently (one to three times
per week), were four times
more likely to have a reoccurrence than those r who took their medicine daily or who were treated fo...
Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients
...f Alzheimers. Work on an Alzheimers vaccine has at times
been promising, reducing the number of plaques in the brains of animals and a few people with the disease, but its also been fraught with difficulty, producing side effects such as encephalitis or severe brain inflammation in people with Alzheimers. ...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
...with spinal stenosis, a condition that affects six times
as many women as men and is especially prevalent among African-American women, surgery was twice as effective as non-surgical approaches in reducing pain and restoring functionality for patients. This publication follows the release of earlier SPO...
Survey shows asthma not controlled in majority of patients
...use of asthma in the past year was more than three times
greater in patients with uncontrolled asthma than in patients with controlled asthma. There were several factors associated with uncontrolled asthma, including younger age, Hispanic race, male, and lower income. A significant number of participants...
Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart
...heir propagation paths and determine their arrival times
and intensities. Once in place, this system wil...nd individual waves increase to reach at least two times
the mean average of their initial wave height. For instance, a 5-metre significant wave height syste...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
... to low levels of pesticides were found to be 1.13 times
as likely to have Parkinson's disease compared wit...een exposed to high levels of pesticides were 1.41 times
as likely to be affected. Parkinson's disease occurred 1.35 times
more frequently in people who ha...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
.... People with dementia with Lewy bodies were two times
more likely to have passive personality traits at the time of the first evaluation than people with Alzheimer's disease. By the time of death, up to 75 percent of those with dementia with Lewy bodies had passive personality changes compared to 45 per...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
... article. Women with high blood pressure have four times
the risk of heart disease as women with normal blood pressure. Francine K. Welty, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, assigned 60 healthy post-menopausal women to eat two diets for eight weeks each in random...
Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
...d levels of virus in the lungs that were 10 to 100 times
lower than those in control mice, and little or no virus moved beyond the lungs. The investigators also tested the therapeutic potential of the human H5N1 mAbs. Using blood products from influenza survivors is an old idea, the researchers note. Du...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...er for staff and patients to access the clinics in times
of insecurity Establishing links with HIV care pr...relevant research literature, and who meet several times
before making treatment recommendations. Such a time frame is clearly not practical in an emergency...
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
...ery if they visited general practitioners numerous times
and/or consulted chiropractors or specialists than if they just visited general practitioners once or twice. In the current study, the authors examined patterns of care for 1,693 patients with whiplash injuries who were compensated under tort insuran...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...sed gene therapy to increase by about one thousand times
the number of opioid receptors expressed on the surfaces of nerve cells that carry pain messages back and forth between an osteoarthritic jaw joint and the spinal cord. Thus, nerve cells involved in pain transmission, with so many more receptors on t...
Different type of iron supplement is better at boosting iron levels
...each given the same amount of porridge daily, five times
a week. The placebo group had porridge made with unfortified whole maize flour. For the other three groups the porridge was fortified with either high-dose NaFeEDTA (56mg/kg), low-dose NaFeEDTA (28mg/kg) or electrolytic iron (56mg/kg). The research...
Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient
...eks; 7 percent once a week; 7 percent two to three times
per week; 1 percent four to six times
per week; and 4 percent once per day. Also, 9 percent thought that missing one or two doses didnt ma...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...ess people being longer and costing two and a half times
more than admissions for non-homeless people. People were most likely to miss appointments if they had previously had TB or misused drugs or alcohol. A third of the 81 patients tested for HIV were positive. "Our study shows that ...
Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack
...ntoxicated at least once a month were nearly three times
more likely to suffer a heart attack than abstainers, results showed. One difference in the protective pattern among drinkers involved those who drank primarily liquor. Women who preferred liquor to wine experienced a borderline increase in ri...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
...ower-volume neonatal ICUs were between 1.2 and 3.1 times
more likely to die than those born at higher-level, higher-volume centers. It's not just that practice makes perfect. Regardless of a staff's skill, smaller neonatal ICUs that treat fewer infants don't have the same economies of scale as larger hos...
Scientists find war vets' hand dexterity determines susceptibility to PTSD
...ndedness and high combat exposure were nearly five times
more likely to have PTSD than those with lower degrees of mixed handedness. Joseph Boscarino, PhD, MPH and Stuart Hoffman, DO of the Geisinger Center for Health Research measured PTSD and handedness among a national sample of 2,490 Vietnam veteran...
Ulcerative colitis remission rates from long-term safety study of LIALDA presented at DDW
...nt (28/36) for patients previously on Asacol three times
daily (2.4g/day). Cumulative analysis across three studies with LIALDA as sole therapy (abstract # T1297) Another post-hoc analysis assessed long-term remission and relapse rates (secondary endpoints) of study 303. The analysis evaluated data fr...
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