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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until it is analyzed by a pathologist are technically correct, but...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

... Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of more than 12,000 heart disease patients and found that patients whose white blood cell count is in what is considered a "high normal range" have a much higher risk of death after a heart attack than patients with lower white blood ...

How do babies understand language?

...in fact learn from isolated words. The researchers analyzed hours of recorded speech from eight mothers to the...their home, and then they listened to the tape and analyzed speech patterns on a computer.The study started when the babies were 9 months old and stopped when t...

Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered

...ty of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The investigators analyzed blood samples from 21 women who were diagnosed with preeclampsia and compared the results with samples from 21 healthy pregnant women and 12 non-pregnant women. Their findings are published in the June 8th issue of Circulation Research: Journal of t...

Moderate Use of Analgesics - Not Associated With Kidney Dysfunction

...atients. Researches at Women's hospital in Boston analyzed the use of these pain relievers among 11,032 men with no history of kidney problems. They compared analgesic use to measured creatitine levels and creatitine clearance from blood samples provided by the men. A total of 450 men had elevated creatinine...

Is there a link between bones and memory?

...erbal memory. To investigate, Zhang and colleagues analyzed the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and verbal memory impairment among more than 4,300 elderly people included in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. // The researchers found that people with greater BMD h...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

...from their patients. // Scott and his colleagues analyzed data from a 1996-1999 observational study of nearly 300 outpatient visits to 18 family practices in the US. All of the visits were related to acute respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, bronchitis or middle-ear infection. The findings...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...dicine in Madison told. // Vukich and colleagues analyzed the results of a multicenter trial of patients who had received the implantable lens, known as STAAR ICL and made by STAAR Surgical Inc. of Monrovia, California. One-year follow-up data was available for 429 eyes implanted with the contact lens. Vuki...

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

...id supplements that they purchased in stores. They analyzed the products to determine whether or not all of the ingredients listed on the label were actually contained in the product, if stated amounts were found and if the products contained any substances not found on the label. Eleven of the 12 products ...

Garlic Supplements Impede HIV Therapy

... daily for three weeks. When the researchers again analyzed blood samples, the average overall levels of saquinavir had decreased 50 percent. The clear implication is that doctors and patients should be cautious about using garlic supplements during HIV therapy....

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

...e as often as they did a decade ago. The study analyzed data from national surveys conducted in 1987 and 1997 to determine the trends Americans are following in depression treatment. According to the researchers, overall outpatient treatment for depression increased threefold in the 10-year period. Howeve...

Prototype Detector detects Anthrax Quickly

...es the amount of mass of each ester emitted in the analyzed gases at particular times - a process called elution - with already categorized elution peaks indicative of anthrax or other diseases. ...

Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found

...oup of Hopkins School of Public Health researchers analyzed the dietary habits of thousands of men and found that those who frequently ate processed meats had a 40 percent greater probability of developing type 2 diabetes than men who ate less of the food. According to Dr. Frank Hu, the study's senior author...

Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study

...y reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Researchers analyzed the food choices and prostate cancer histories of more than 41,000 men and found that those who ate at least two meals a week containing tomato products lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 20 percent to 30 percent. Giovannucci said that lycopen...

Aspirin deflated

...than those in whom aspirin works. The researchers analyzed urine samples of 5,529 heart patients for a chemic...in patients not taking aspirin at all. Researchers analyzed that aspirin did not adequately block thromboxane in some patients because of an underlying genetic ...

Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients

...eased from 91% to 84% during the same period. They analyzed data on media advertising and sales of individual drugs, examining trends since 1996, the year before the Food and Drug Administration issued rules for television ads on prescription drugs. Critics argue that drug ads aimed at ordinary people encour...

Blood Vessel Surgery Safe for Diabetics

...surgery, it actually is not. He and his colleagues analyzed data on 7,122 major vascular procedures at a single hospital over a 13-year period. The procedures included surgery to restore blood flow in the legs, surgery on the carotid arteries in the neck, or surgery on the aorta, the body's main artery. "We ...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

...d most were college students. The researchers also analyzed data on air quality in both regions. The greater the increase in ground level ozone--popularly known as smog--the greater the drop in sperm counts, the investigators found. Ozone occurs in two layers in the atmosphere--at ground level, where it is a...

Caffeine reduces infant blood flow

...baby's circulatory system.// Researchers in Texas analyzed the effects of caffeine on cardiac output, specifically studying the effects on arteries in the brain and intestines. Researchers gave 20 preterm infants an initial dose of 25 milligrams of caffeine over a period of 10 to 15 minutes. They presented v...

Nurses save more lives

...hed in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed 6.2 million patients released from 600 hospitals in 8 states in 1995. The patients accounted for about a quarter of those who were discharged nationwide. The researchers at Harvard and Vanderbilt universities compared the 20 percent of general medic...

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