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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... with Taiji to definitively determine whether this type
of behavioral intervention can improve influenza v...pirit. Taiji is a holistic form of exercise, and a type
of Qigong that melds Chinese philosophy with martial and healing arts. Yang, who will discuss the ...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new type
of treatment significantly reduces the severity of muscle weakness in myasthenia gravis (MG), giving hope for a new class of drugs to treat neurological disorders, according to a study published in the August 14, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...n the number of cytokine-producing CD4+ T cells (a type
of white blood cell) specifically targeting myelin...evention or treatment of related diseases, such as type
1 diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and myasthenia gravis, the a...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
... to obesity and insulin resistance associated with type
2 diabetes. Unexpectedly, postdoctoral researcher and first author Yihong Wan, Ph.D., observed that mice lacking PPAR in endothelial cells had trouble rearing their newborns. Although the mothers seemed perfectly normal, the nursing offspring soon ...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...arch Center. The Medical College is embracing this type
of translational research, or scientific discoveries that are turned into practical patient therapies, as a vital component of improving human health. Also, the grant will enable us to recruit additional physician researchers who can pursue a...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...nge into tougher, more acid-resistant cells of the type
found in the stomach and intestine, a condition called Barretts esophagus, explained Dr. Stuart Spechler, professor of internal medicine and senior author of the paper. Unfortunately, those acid-resistant cells are also more prone to cancer, Dr. Spec...
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...by GlaxoSmithKline as Avandia for the treatment of type
2 diabetes, came under fire after an article publi... any heart attack or cardiovascular death. In this type
of "sparse data" situation, the statistical model employed by Nissen and Wolski tends to overestimat...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...e decline is especially encouraging at a time when type
2 diabetes mellitus, one of the major risk factors for kidney disease, has reached epidemic proportions. The data suggest that improvements in preventive care may be helping to reduce diabetes-related kidney disease, although several years of new dat...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...nment, it will change your fate." Rando said the type
of fibrosis that occurs in the aging muscle tissue is the same type
seen in muscular dystrophy. He is already exploring how inhibiting Wnt signaling might help provide ...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ne against an existing strain of H5N1 or any other type
of influenza virus is relatively routine. Typically, samples of existing influenza virus strains are isolated and then grown inside eggs or in cell cultures. The virus is then collected, inactivated, purified and added to the other components of the ...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...n in prevention of stroke in people with a certain type
of irregular heartbeat who are aged 75 or over, co... all of whom had atrial fibrillation, a particular type
of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Of these patients, 488 were randomised to receive warfarin and ...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
... regions remain very sensitive to the presence and type
of food pictures even following a meal. Dr Farooqi, University Department of Clinical Biochemistry, says: While body weight remains stable for many people over a long period of time, other people gain weight very easily. More studies are needed to ...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...concentration in blood plasma was decreased 76% in type
1 diabetic patients and 75% in type
2 diabetic patients. This significant decrease had been previously masked as the conventional way of...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...ospital Medical Center. Often, fears of developing type
2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease dont motivate children, but factors such as bullying do, she said. It gives a kid language to be able to talk about what it would mean to them to be able to make lifestyle changes, she said, adding that Janicke...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
...d specific categories of birth defects. Women with type
2 diabetes were excluded from the study, and when ...esults were similar. However, undiagnosed cases of type
2 or gestational diabetes may have affected the results. Our study supports previous evidence as w...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...'t choose for their children to be exposed to this type
of marketing," he said. "Parents have a very difficult job. It may seem easier to give in to their child's plea to go to McDonald's than to give in to the many other hundreds of requests they get during a day." In 2007, both the Federal Trade Comm...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...nd effective for the prevention of the most common type
of long-term lung disease of very premature infants. Chronic lung disease is a major source of morbidity in these infants. Neonatologists have been trying to figure out how to prevent it for years, said Philip Ballard, MD, PhD, lead study author an...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... based on data from 238,291 patients who had had a type
of heart attack for which this therapy is appropri... The study involved patients who had a particular type
of heart attack, called STEMI, for ST-elevated myocardial infarction. Emergency angioplasty is consi...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
... presence of renal cell carcinomas (RCC), a common type
of renal malignancy. Of 95 tumors that were smaller than 3.7 cm (about 1.5 in.), all were completely eradicated by a single treatment, along with 14 of the larger tumors. Seven more of the 16 remaining larger tumors were eradicated after a sec...
Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... to the typical care provided to obese people with type
2 diabetes does not increase overall health-care c...itian to the usual care given to obese adults with type
2 diabetes, researchers found the addition of a clinically feasible, modest-cost lifestyle intervent...
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