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NHLBI offers complete guide to physical activity for a healthy heart

...ing in shape, what's good for you is good for your whole family," said NHLBI's Karen A. Donato, S.M., R.D., program coordinator of both We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition), NIH's national education program to prevent childhood obesity, and the NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative. "T...

Zebrafish show advantages in assessing human cancer cell-induced angiogenesis in vivo

...unding tumor mass formation which was confirmed by whole mount immunostaining and histology; activated zebrafish endothelial cells were embedded in the cancer cell masses....

Scientists learn how the brain 'boots up' to process information from the senses

...ication between the thalamus and cortex. This is a whole new understanding of how the brain communicates," said Godwin. He explained that the cortex receives visual information from the thalamus that is basically just a small part of an image, analogous to a pixel in a photograph. The cortex then builds ...

Deadly latex evading lax food labelling laws

...ined around 14ng/ml. One company admitted spraying whole wrappers with latex adhesive, so that they could be sealed with minimum wastage. A spokesperson for the Food Standards Agency, which funded this study, said food-labelling guidelines were designed to avoid restriction of choice due to excess use of...

Washington, DC getting a summertime air quality exam

...e and at the same time you see in great detail the whole chemical soup of pollutants near the surface from the state's air quality monitoring site located here. Multi-instrument observations like this make the Howard site a real gem." The experiment is also focusing on a key measurement for both global c...

Commonwealth Fund commission says the US health care system needs thorough transformation

...delivered in the United States, when examined as a whole our country falls far short of providing high-quality, safe, well-coordinated, and efficient care, accessible to all Americans--and that we are failing to deliver adequate value for the very high proportion of resources we devote to health care in th...

Deployment to Iraq war associated with increased risk for adverse neuropsychological effects

... represents a minor change for the population as a whole rather than significant impairments in a few." "Another possibility is that the effect is due to the persistence on return home of some of the psychological adaptations required during deployment. The term battlemind captures the way in which deplo...

Promising therapy for ALS delivers antisense drug directly to nervous system

..., which delivers an antisense drug directly to the whole nervous system, including non-neuronal cells. "Limiting mutant damage to microglia robustly slowed the disease's course, even when all motor neurons were expressing high levels of a SOD1 mutant," said Cleveland. "Our research suggests that what st...

Stanford snake venom study shows that certain cells may eliminate poison

.... Next, Galli and Metz did experiments using the whole venom, not just the isolated toxin. Some of the mice they worked with were genetically deficient in mast cells, while others, called wild-type mice, had normal mast cells. "We saw the same results in the wild-type mice that we saw before with just th...

New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees

... ball. "We can essentially acquire data during the whole experiment, where in the (conventional) case, a lot of time was spent either prepping for the experiment or returning it to the steady state so that you could do the next experiment," Block says. "What we're doing now is capable of a study that you c...

Radiation-killed bacteria vaccine induces broad immune response in mice

...e that a strategy based on irradiation-inactivated whole pathogens could rapidly yield vaccines against such bacterial diseases as typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis and other diseases of public health concern, such as intestinal parasites. This strategy might also be deployed in the event of epidemic outbreak...

Complementary and alternative therapies show little benefit in treating menopause symptoms

...ts reflexology and magnet therapy; and 10 assessed whole medical systems, such as traditional Chinese medicine or ayurvedic medicine (a traditional therapy from India that includes yoga and dietary modifications). Although some of the individual studies suggested benefits for certain therapies, the overa...

Low-glycemic index diet promotes weight loss, cardiovascular risk reduction

...ularly in women. Diets based on lowglycemic index whole grain products (in lieu of whole grains with a high glycemic index) maximize cardiovascular risk reduction, particularly if protein i...

High humidity is a risk factor for heart attack deaths among the elderly

...ers analysed all reported deaths in Athens for the whole of 2001 and looked at daily weather reports from the National Meteorological Society on temperature, pressure levels, and humidity for the same year. The total number of heart attack deaths during the year numbered 3126, of which 1953 were in men. ...

Targeted melanoma education of high risk groups improves screening

...ans, it is the deadliest of skin cancers. Regular, whole body skin examinations remain the most effective screening tool to reduce mortality rates and detect melanomas before they become invasive and fatal. Over the last 50 years the incidence of melanoma has increased 15-fold, more than any other cance...

Education campaign improves skin cancer screening rates

...factors for melanoma were more likely to undergo a whole body skin exam. This community-based, melanoma scr...ression of screening were more likely to conduct a whole body skin exam on themselves or receive a whole body skin exam from a doctor. Men not confident in t...

Pharmaceutical industry welcomes Labor Party's Innovation Blueprint

...mmunity and global biopharmaceutical companies are whole heartedly encouraged and supported by the Industry," Mr Kieran Schneemann, CEO of Medicines Australia, said today. The recent successes of Australia's medical research community has been based on successive government's support for medical innovati...

Scots medical researchers link up to share knowledge

...on, training and lifelong learning support for the whole of NHS Scotland to enable a workforce fit for purpose against the background of a complex and constantly changing environment. Well honed research skills will be of immense benefit, both to move forward the understanding of disease and other healthc...

UCLA leads national effort to address New Orleans' mental health needs

...ecurity and a structure. Kids may think that their whole world has been destroyed, but they begin to get a sense of normality when they still have a daily routine, even if they're living in a hotel room. "In addition, know where you can get help, and have a family plan so the kids know where to go and wh...

Boost radiotherapy effective for very early breast cancer

Radiotherapy of the whole breast followed by a boost could stop the very early stages of breast cancer from returning claim researchers from the international Rare Cancer Network in paper published online today by The Lancet Oncology. This strategy should therefore be conside...

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