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New LASIK research reveals unexpected finding: Key to better-than-20/20 vision is in the flap

...comes. The discovery was made when surgeons began using a new laser, instead of the hand-held microkeratome blade, to create the corneal flap. Doctors found that in addition to fewer complications, more patients achieved vision better than 20/20 -- up to 20/15 and even 20/12.5 -- when the IntraLase la...

Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma

...diate benefit, or because they are concerned about using inhaled steroids -- or some combination of reasons -- most people discontinue steroid use for asthma. Our study shows that for mild asthma, at least for the short term, this 'folk wisdom' is a safe practice. "We can't say for sure though that inhaled...

Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma

...s of lung function, which can be taken by patients using a hand-held device. "One of the most important things we did during this study was to work closely with the participants to help them effectively manage their asthma," noted Boushey. "Patients need to know how to recognize asthma symptoms, what to ...

Pathological gambling associated with brain impairments

... 11 pathological gamblers and 10 control subjects, using decision-making tasks, inhibitory control and attention tasks, and other measures. In the decision-making tasks, the gamblers made more "disadvantageous" choices. In the inhibitory control and attention tasks, the gamblers made more errors. "We think...

New treatment for hereditary breast cancer

...replication, damage in the DNA is usually repaired using a protein called PARP. If PARP is absent or inhibited then the cells use a second mechanism called recombination to fix the damage and continue to replicate. Cells with mutated BRCA genes can't undergo recombination and therefore rely completely on P...

Doing a spin with DNA

...eady in clinical use, but can possibly be improved using the knowledge from this study....

Golfers' yips may be movement disorder

...tudy participants were evaluated in the laboratory using surface electromyography (EMG) testing to determin...g; standing at rest, holding a putter at rest, and using their own putter to putt a total of 75 putts, varying from 3, 6, and 8 feet. The golfers then rated ...

College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do

...dings certainly do not suggest that we should stop using surveys to study college drinking," said White. "Surveys are still one of the most powerful tools we have. The data simply suggest that we shouldn't take students' answers to questions about how much they drink at face value until we are certain th...

Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children

... pediatric patients, as well as clinical trials in using blood-thinners as preventive therapy. Currently, thinners are used only after a child develops clots. Traditionally, researching more invasive treatment options for children has been regarded with reluctance, Dr. Massicotte said. "Because babies and ...

University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator

..., and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M., using its Trident laser. Current particle accelerators, by comparison, include the Department of Energy's Fermilab accelerator in Illinois, which is four miles in circumference, while the huge CERN European Laboratory in Switzerland -- made widely popular ...

Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading

... are currently underway to assess the potential of using Fast ForWord with adults engaged in learning English as a second language. Perhaps the most impressive success story has been in Philadelphia, the seventh-largest school district in the United States, with more than 214,000 students in 276 schools. T...

Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men

...ons. Re-interventions include re-expanding stents using balloon angioplasty or adding additional stents. The study showed that men and women had comparable low rates of cardiac death after treatment with the drug eluting stents - 0.5 percent in women, 1.7 percent in men. Similarly, the heart attack rates...

Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life

...uate sleep disorders. Quality of life was measured using standard questionnaires. Forty-seven children were enrolled in the study on the basis of suspected sleep breathing disturbance. Thirty-one children, 22 boys and nine girls, were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea on the basis of a polysomnogram ...

Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma

...ased on their past experience; assessed the lesion using the analytic ABC criteria; recorded their impression of how different the lesion was from the patient's other skin moles (the ugly duckling sign); and noted how the lesion had changed, according to the patient. The physicians completed a second part ...

Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study

...g cases of inhalational anthrax offset the cost of using both vaccination and antibiotics," said lead author Robert Fowler, MD, a former Stanford postdoctoral scholar who is now at the University of Toronto. The researchers also determined that widespread pre-attack vaccination was not particularly cost-ef...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

...tions (21 samples) for the streptokinase activity, using a validated assay, and found that only three (incl...the batches albeit testing more than one vial and using two assays in most cases and therefore can't generalise from our results, there are potentially seri...

American Dietetic Association statement on new 'MyPyramid'

...ary Guidelines, and we will be just as involved in using them to set the nation's policy directions in nutrition programs, research, education, food assistance, labeling and promotion. On an individual level, our members will incorporate MyPyramid and its accompanying materials into our client counseling, ...

Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005

... pressure, cholesterol and overall risk prediction using the ESC HeartScore tool) to attendees. For Your Heart's Sake will also feature messages specific to the Women and Cardiovascular disease theme of the Congress. Press may request visuals and further information on this event via the main ESC Press &...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2

...lp infants with bronchiolitis Chest physiotherapy using vibration and percussion techniques does not reduc...ld has enough oxygen, fluid and food, and possibly using bronchiodilators and steroids. In addition, some doctors have tried using a variety of different met...

Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors

... developed a novel kidney donor matching algorithm using optimization, a mathematical technology used in various applications. They then created a mathematical model that uses simulated pools of incompatible donor/recipient pairs to determine if their new matching algorithm might improve matches that can b...

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