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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies
...tly to a common laboratory challenge, depending on whether
their white blood cells had been obtained during a time when they were suffering from common season allergic rhinitis or when they were free of such allergic symptoms. The study was presented by Dr. Irene Leal-Berumen on Saturday, April 2, at The A...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
.... The next step, says Dr. James, is to determine whether
the metabolic profile discovered by the researcher...It also would be important, she says, to determine whether
the abnormal profile is present in high-risk children, such as toddler siblings of autistic children...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...home ill is influenced by neighborhood poverty and whether
they receive subsidized health care, such as Medic... urban sociologist. "As state policy-makers decide whether
to cut or invest in their state health insurance programs, such as Medicaid, they need to better und...
AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...eligible Nominations may be made by any scientist, whether
an AACR member or nonmember, who is now or has been affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science. Candidates may not nominate themselves....
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...This has fueled the controversy in the field as to whether
or not light therapy is effective for SAD or for non-seasonal forms of mood disorders," said lead author Dr. Robert Golden, professor and chairman of psychiatry at UNC and vice dean of the medical school. "But when you throw out all the studies that...
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
... forcing us to face new clinical questions such as whether
or not every small clot diagnosed with CT warrants the risks of treatment," he said....
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
...ts of all types of sex, to get them thinking about whether
their perceptions match their own situations," she said. One troubling finding of the study was the teens' perception of the health risks of oral sex. Most of the participants recognized that there is some risk of infection with sexually transmitted ...
Different antipsychotic medications may have different effects on brain volume
...e article. The current study was designed to test whether
patients treated with an atypical antipsychotic me...tional antipsychotic medication (haloperidol), and whether
these changes are associated with changes in disturbed thinking and general mental functioning. Jeff...
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...ingly, the most significant factor that determined whether
a pediatric patient would use CAM is whether
an adult in the family used CAM. The effect of this covariate on the likelihood of a child's use dwa...
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...ugh 11. Statistical methods were used to determine whether
each predictor constituted an independent risk fac...Emotional support assessment included questions on whether
the child ate meals with both parents, parents talked to the child while working and spanking. The a...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...ll to moderate, ACP says, and there are no data on whether
weight loss is maintained after drug therapy is discontinued. "Even with weight-loss drugs and even after surgery, patients must change lifestyles, eat properly and exercise," says Snow. "There's no magic bullet." Bariatric Surgery ACP guidelines d...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...ints to the need for further research to determine whether
African-Americans have a genetic mechanism that protects them from the risks of lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). If such a mechanism is found, doctors might be able to use the information to develop therapies and drugs that reduce heart-attack ri...
ALLHAT findings are 'color blind' in showing diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...co-author of the JAMA article. "There was question whether
the diuretics' success with hypertension applied by race because black patients have less success than non-black patients with the ACE inhibitors," said Davis, who also is director of the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials at the UT School of Pu...
Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored
...c make-up of their serotonin receptors can predict whether
a patient will gain weight or not during treatment with clozapine." Another study being presented seeks to give physicians and patients information on which of the newer drugs are best for cognition. Impaired cognition problems with the ability to ...
Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis
...rchers. Additional studies are needed to determine whether
GPCS will have a similar effect in people, how much onion or GPCS is needed for a positive effect on bone health, and to determine the mechanism of action of GPCS on bone cells, the researchers say....
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...a-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. To determine whether
antioxidant supplementation could reduce the risk of second primary cancers in head and neck cancer patients, Isabelle Bairati, M.D., Ph.D., of the Universit Laval in Qubec City, Qubec, and colleagues conducted a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-co...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...e researchers conducted this analysis to determine whether
an ACE inhibitor or CCB is superior to a thiazide-type diuretic in reducing CVD incidence in racial subgroups. ALLHAT was conducted between February 1994 and March 2002 in 33,357 hypertensive U.S. and Canadian patients aged 55 years or older (35 per...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...anism of action responsible for their finding, and whether
the effect was due to the drug acting like an estr... and their effect on cognition, and to investigate whether
raloxifene may reduce cognitive impairment among women at high risk...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ies that raised these concerns did not look to see whether
insomnia, rather than the drugs themselves, might ...ctic most patients should try. Behavioral therapy, whether
one-on-one or in groups, has been shown to work as well as or better than medication. And almost eve...
Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy
...neurons. To evaluate this hypothesis, he will test whether
SMN is required for proper growth of motor neuron axons into their target muscles in chick embryos. He will also identify the RNAs associated with the SMN complex in axons. "Understanding the role of SMN protein in motor axons is a key to advancing n...
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