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The brain, hormones and behavior focus of briefings at international meeting June 19-22

...tly women and characterized by extreme fatigue and widespread muscle pain, a German study suggests "prenatal programming" likely plays a role. According to University of Toronto animal studies, a synthetic hormone commonly given to pregnant women at risk for delivering early not only can result in permanent cha...

Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic study finds

...isabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbance. No cure is known and available treatments are only partially effective. Mayo's study involved 50 fibromyalgia patients enrolled in a randomized, controlled tria...

Number of children and teens treated with antipsychotics increases sharply

...nd disruptive behavior disorders. In light of the widespread and growing use of these medications, there is a pressing need to increase and extend the experimental evaluation of these medications in children and adolescents." (Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2006;63:679-685. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.ja...

Early estrogen exposure leads to later prostate cancer risk

...he hormone action of estrogens (xenoestrogens) are widespread in the environment. One of these agents is bisphenol A (BPA), used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins. The United States alone produces over 1.6 million pounds of BPA annually. BPA, which can also leach from plastics when heated, turns u...

New study calculates millions of years saved in lives of AIDS patients

...er the past 10 years, the investigators concluded, widespread adoption of HAART regimens, in addition to prophylaxis, led to at least 3 million years of life saved in the United States. Moreover, since approximately 25 percent of those infected with HIV in the United States are estimated to be unaware of their ...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...ntensity per unit of energy consumed is low due to widespread use of renewable energy from hydro electricity, ethanol and other biomass. However, Brazil's overall energy intensity (measured as energy consumption per dollar of GDP) has been increasing. Fossil fuel intensity increased 18% between 1990 and 2004,...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... examines the potential hazards of small-scale yet widespread utilization of an array of products designed for household use. "We've focused a lot of effort in the last decades on controlling the big sources of air pollution and on the chemicals in consumer products that contribute to outdoor ozone formation. H...

For patients with severe lung injury, less is more

...r diseases such as pneumonia or sepsis (severe and widespread bacterial infection), or who have sustained major injuries. Fluid builds up in the lungs, and as a result, breathing is difficult, and other organs such as kidneys, liver, heart or brain fail if they do not get enough oxygen from the blood. There is...

Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness

...operated on 39. While no survey exists of just how widespread is the condition, Minor says about two-thirds of those who have it will never require surgery. But for the remaining one-third who undergo surgery to repair the bone casing in the ear, the surgery in most cases fixes the disturbance in balance cause...

New data finds recalls of automated external defibrillators to be common

...edicine at Harvard Medical School. "As a result, widespread installation of AEDs has occurred in recent years." In fact, he adds, the annual number of the devices distributed between 1996 and 2005 increased almost 10-fold, from fewer than 20,000 to nearly 200,000. "Public places such as airports, sports aren...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 16, 2006

...an in the 1960s and peaked in the 1980s a time of widespread experimentation with substances of abuse." The writer says, "This cohort has lived with unrecognized HCV infection for several decades; however, as they age, they are more likely to seek regular medical care and apply for life insurance, unearthing t...

Infants or adults? NIH ethicists argue for new bird flu priorities

...s many as 90 million people might become sick, and widespread shortages of vaccine would likely leave more than 90 percent of the population unprotected in the pandemic's first year. When there is not enough medicine for all, how should government prioritize who gets the scarce doses first? One seemingly obvi...

$900,000 for first Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control

... and public food sector for policies to reduce the widespread indiscriminate addition of salt to food....

Desensitization protocol overcomes allergy to clopidogrel

...cking the stent and causing a heart attack. "With widespread use of drug-eluting stents, it's going to be more common to see allergic reactions to clopidogrel, and more critical that we find a way to keep patients on the medication," said Phillip A. Horwitz, MD, a professor of medicine and an interventional ca...

High hepatitis B infection rate found among NYC's Asian American community

... infected with hepatitis B. The viral infection is widespread across Asia and if left unchecked, it causes liver cancer, which is a leading cause of death in many Asian countries. New York City has the largest Asian population in the United States--about 800,000 people, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. "Hep...

Exubera: So far no evidence available of an additional therapeutic benefit

...stered subcutaneously with pen systems (which is a widespread type of administration in Germany). Instead, it appears that Exubera was compared with insulin administered subcutaneously with syringes for self-filling. IQWiG does not see its Rapid Report as a conclusive evaluation. IQWiG recommends further evalu...

Indoor air purifiers that produce even small amounts of ozone may be risky for health

...e they produce. Indoor air purification has gained widespread popularity with the surge in air pollution problems in urban areas. Air purifiers target dust, pollen, airborne particles and volatile organic compounds, which are emitted by a wide range of products, including paint, cleaning supplies and pesticides...

Mayo Clinic finds physical proof of mild cognitive impairment

...like Alzheimer's, in which plaques and tangles are widespread throughout the brain." Dr. Dickson points out that density and spread of plaques and tangles are not sufficient alone to identify those who are normal or who have mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's. "Some people can compensate for the patholo...

Carnegie Mellon researchers say use of switchgrass could solve energy woes

...ors expect regional solutions to dominate, such as widespread adoption of 85 percent ethanol delivered by rail or truck in the Midwest. American automakers already sell flexible-fuel vehicles (that can run on ethanol or gasoline) that can be purchased in the U.S. Much of the discussions t...

H5N1 threat puts human flu back in spotlight

...t scientists fear could happen with H5N1. Although widespread influenza pandemics did not erupt again until 1957 and 1968, there is evidence that a virus resembling the 1957 strain was circulating among humans as far back as 1888. After the 1918-1919 pandemic, immunologists learned that the immune system respo...

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(Date:10/29/2014)... have been blamed for increasing the risk of ... family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, ... a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and ... A new study by Gary Smith, professor of ... Pennsylvania,s School of Veterinary Medicine, used epidemiological modeling ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... number of chemicals from household and industrial products are ... bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet ... taken the first step toward doing that by estimating ... new method is published in the ACS journal ... and colleagues note that the risks to human health ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... on September 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian Prof. ... Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in ... Aviv University, was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement ... honorary degree from TAU, Prof. King was the 2012-2013 ... for the past 18 years she has been the ...
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