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Catastrophic events can affect a person's sleep

...saster. One of the more recent disasters occurred when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, causing loss of lives, extensive damage, and the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina are more likely to affect the quality and the quantit...

Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site

...s not something Armani, Prada or Fendi think about when designing clothes. For them, a little black dress ...nce in choosing their wardrobe and more confidence when dressing for success. Jaimen Brill and Asmah Abushagur are in the process of forming the non-prof...

Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans

...us on toxicity pathways -- cellular pathways that, when sufficiently perturbed, are expected to lead to adverse health effects. The committee recommends the use of "high-throughput assays" -- rapid, automated experiments that can test hundreds or thousands of chemicals over a wide range of concentrati...

ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

... in an informed and shared decision-making process when considering alternative treatment options, a key element of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). ACP recognizes the potential savings obtainable through comparative effectiveness research, but recommends that Congress walk down the path of ...

Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep

...eded so much sleep." "You dont need as much sleep when you are older." "Bedtime and going to sleep time are different." "Sleep is really important to you as a human being." Dr. Lushington points out that better sleep not only equals better learning, but also better health. "Children sleep less tha...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

... cases a year. Being well-off was a disadvantage when it came to skin cancer. Women living in affluent areas were 29 per cent more likely than people living in disadvantaged areas to suffer from basal cell carcinoma and nearly two and a half times more likely to suffer from malignant melanoma. Men ...

Avian influenza on people's minds

...meat thermometer and only 12 percent always use it when they cook chicken or chicken parts. Instead, suggests Condry, Consumers are likely to try to eliminate the risk entirely by avoiding consumption of poultry altogether. In fact, the study found that if highly pathogenic avian influenza were found i...

Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions

...small day-to-day dose fluctuations that can happen when pills are split dont make a major difference in cholesterol levels. The U-M study involved patients who were taking atorvastatin, pravastatin, or simvastatin, which are sold commercially as Lipitor, Pravachol, and Zocor or genetic simvastatin, resp...

FPG receives $8 million for autism research

...ldren are diagnosed as early as possible, but that when they are diagnosed they receive the most effective treatment by professionals who are prepared and knowledgeable, said Samuel L. Odom, FPG director and principal investigator for both grants. The $3 million grant, from the U.S. Department of Educat...

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...dual nanotubes are fluorescent. That is, they glow when they are bathed in light. Some glow brightly. Othe... layers. The topmost layer has a purple color and, when analyzed, proves to contain a surprisingly uniform population of the brightest nanotubes. The resear...

CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction

...al cases, and85 percent lower pharmaceutical costs when compared with total network HMO utilization rates and costs. The chiropractors and other CAM doctors treated and managed cases ranging from upper respiratory tractinfections and allergies to headaches, orthopedic and other medical conditions. In 20...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...yed good metabolic stability to intestinal enzymes when swallowed, and that it was able to cross the intestinal wall and gain access into the blood stream. Once in the blood, it could make its way to the MC4R receptor and close the circuit to send out the full signal. The result is that a person seriou...

Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

...ch is toxic to brain cells. Amyloid-beta is formed when the larger amyloid precursor protein (APP) is clipped by two enzymes beta-secretase, also known as BACE, and gamma-secretase which releases the amyloid-beta fragment. The usual processing of APP by an enzyme called alpha-secretase produces an alter...

Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds

...ew blood cells. However, the full truth came out when they took blood-forming stem cells from any of the... normal stem cells, and became even less effective when taken from older mutant mice. Rossi said these results suggest that mutations accumulating in stem...

Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge

...al trials showed that the delays were much greater when they used the satellite link than using the Internet (600ms vs 55 ms respectively). But after a short period of practice, the surgeon got used to this and there were no measurable differences in the quality of the surgery using the two forms of commu...

Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study

...tiple divisions lead to natural breaks in DNA. But when these stem cells are needed, their progeny can rapidly divide and are able to replenish the tissue with new cells. Brown explains that in the current study the mouse cells without ATR had an overwhelming amount of DNA damage and could not contribu...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...ationships who had no kids. "This suggests that when people have innovative family lives, they have to innovate about end-of-life issues, as well, because they can't just knee-jerk go to a spouse or a child," says Carr. With nontraditional families on the rise, she adds, "It's important for practitione...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...esorts, guests should consider carrying a CO alarm when they travel. ...

Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated

...is generally kept only for emergency vaccinations, when epidemics occur. IRD researchers have been running a follow-up study of the people of the Niakhar region (located 150 km from Dakar, in Senegal) for more than 40 years. They looked into the question of the ability of the polysaccharide vaccine to pr...

Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue

...EIS, across diagnostic groups for NIR, and for MIS when analysis was restricted to lesions larger than one...tic imaging modalities appeared even more accurate when all are used in concert. EIS: This painless test uses a very low voltage electrode system to exami...

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(Date:10/27/2014)... CA – October 28, 2014 – A new randomized ... proprietary blend of collagen and calcium, KoACT®, was far ... the leaching of calcium from bones and rebuilding new ... PubMed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25314004 , ahead of print in ... The research was conducted by Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market ... Tunnell , Chief Technology Officer. Mr Tunnell examines the ... With the variety of new payment solutions being ... payment method has its own attributes that promise to ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... October 27, 2014—New results from a safety and ... test efficacy, indicate that a live attenuated enterotoxigenic ... in combination with a novel adjuvant, provided significant ... data for this vaccine/adjuvant combination, which was 58.5 ... severity using a highly rigorous ETEC human challenge ...
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