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Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

...y-powered implantable generator, which is inserted under the skin near the collarbone, and two carotid sinus leads, which run from the generator to the left and right carotid sinus in the neck. While implantation is slightly more involved, the general principle is quite similar to the implantation of cardi...

Top anti-arthritis drugs cause skin disease

...dermatological conditions in a quarter of patients under treatment, reveals a study published today in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy . Last year saw the withdrawal of frontline anti-arthritis drug Vioxx, which belongs to the cox-2 inhibitors family, when it was revealed that it poses a signi...

Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices

...dures, dental materials, and prevention strategies under a range of patient and clinical conditions. The networks also will perform anonymous chart reviews, as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), to generate data on disease, treatment trends, and the prevalence of le...

Carnegie Mellon researchers open window into the ability of humans to recognize faces

...avior," Behrmann said. "The detective work is well under way." Unlike the acquired form of prosopagnosia--which results from brain damage such as that suffered in a stroke--congenital prosopagnosia can go undetected, as the person has no means of comparison with normal face processing skills. This can have...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

... Black and Hispanic children are more likely to be under immunized, become overweight, develop diabetes, become pregnant as teens, and suffer from asthma than their white counterparts. The mortality rate for black infants is twice that of white infants. "Factors such as race, poverty, and education are am...

Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize

...ng cancer after disease progression. ALIMTA is now under broad clinical investigation worldwide for treatment of other common cancers such as breast, colorectal, and head and neck cancers. General Motors: Using operations research to achieve one of its signature benefits, greater efficiency, GM saved ov...

ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure

...tients. The multi-center ALLHAT study is conducted under a National Institutes of Health contract with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Barry R. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of biostatistics in the UT School of Public Health is the Principal Investigator and a co-author of the JAM...

Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity

...ical center in Georgia. A review of 2,546 patients under age 19 seen by pediatric neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta between 1996 and 2002 revealed 64 sports-related injuries, 15 of which were golf-related, says Dr. Scott Y. Rahimi, neurosurgery resident and lead author on the study...

West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind

... of climatic conditions. Sahelo-Sudanian Africa is under a climate of alternating dry season in winter and a monsoon season in summer. This alternation is linked to the shift in latitude of the Intertropical Front which corresponds to the convergence zone between the northern winds, called the Harmattan, a...

People can learn motor skills by watching

...ter when they themselves had to operate the device under a clockwise force. Importantly, those who had watched the "counterclockwise force field" video performed worse than those who watched nothing. The researchers tested whether the video watchers were covertly practicing, by recording subjects' arm musc...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...lth care costs. The federal bankruptcy reforms now under consideration in Congress do not exempt medical costs. For the new study, the researchers focused on the data from the 478 HRS study participants who became disabled during the years when they were surveyed regularly, starting in 1992, and continuing...

ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants

...tments they receive while awaiting donor organs is under review by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) during its Annual Meeting and Scientific Session this week in Philadelphia. In the past few years, beta-blockers, ventricular and assist devices, stem cell implants and o...

IOM report should end nevirapine controversy, HIVMA says

...d the high ethical standards of research conducted under NIH's auspices. We hope this report will help to reassure the developing world about the good intentions of AIDS researchers."...

Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study

...fit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences. A committee roster follows. ...

Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients

...) by Chiron Corporation in October 2004 and is now under review. Cyclosporine in other formulations is a well-established immunosuppressive therapy for kidney, liver and heart transplant recipients. Currently, there are no FDA-approved therapies for the prevention of chronic rejection. Compared to other or...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...c peptides are produced when the cardiac muscle is under stress. The role of testing for these proteins in several forms of cardiovascular disease has been the subject of intense recent study. In 2002, the newest generation of natriuretic peptide assays became available, and soon thereafter the current in...

Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma

Injury is the leading cause of death among people under age of 45 and the leading cause of potential years of life lost. A new study by Shahzeer Karmali and colleagues in this issue of CMAJ shows aboriginal Canadians are at much higher risk of sustaining severe trauma. This population-based, observationa...

Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight

...sues and around the body's organs rather than just under the skin) was associated with metabolic syndrome in older men and women whether they were normal weight, overweight or obese. Subcutaneous (under the skin) abdominal fat was associated with metabolic syndrome only in normal weight men. Intermuscular ...

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...on medications to immediately bring blood pressure under control, rather than relying strictly on exercise, although a comparison of exercise to drugs requires further study. "Our next research will continue to examine demonstrable benefits from exercise, in people at risk for heart disease," adds Stewart....

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...ntributor to more than half the deaths of children under five in developing countries. Nanotech materials are in development for the slow release and efficient dosage of fertilizers for plants and of nutrients and medicines for livestock. Other agricultural developments include nano-sensors to monitor the ...

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