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Pure Pomegranate Juice Helps Reverse Erectile Dysfunction Function

... At the end of each four-week period, efficacy was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) and Global Assessment Questionnaires (GAQ). The IIEF is a validated questionnaire that has been demonstrated to correlate with ED intensity. The GAQ elicits the patient's self-evaluation of th...

UK Army Personnel Involved in Iraqi Invasion Not at Risk from Depleted Uranium

.../drunk in contaminated food/water. Levels can be assessed many years after potential exposure, using a special test called plasma-mass spectrometry, and a particular mathematical formula. The authors tested depleted uranium levels in the urine of four different groups who would have been subject to differ...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...icant. The safety of the combined procedures was assessed by tracking of complications. One of the primary negative outcomes in bronchoscopy is pneumothorax. In this study, the rate of pneumothorax using either ENB or EBUS alone was 5 percent, and in the combined procedures it was 8 percenta statistically i...

Exercising Significantly Enhances Quality of Life Among Elders

...n program groups, and the quality of life was then assessed according to the World Health Organization's Quality of Life guidelines, focusing on four domains; physical capacity, psychological well-being, social relationships and environment. Although all programs appeared to lead to some improvement in qual...

Napo Obtains Special Protocol Assessment Agreement From FDA for Crofelemer

...oups (placebo, 125 mg, 250 mg, and 500 mg) will be assessed in Stage I. When 50 subjects per group complete the initial efficacy dosing period (28 days), an interim analysis will be conducted to select an optimal single dose of crofelemer for Stage II. Stage II will continue until an additional 75 subjects ar...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...e excluded. The physical fitness of subjects was assessed through a battery of tests that measured such variables as fatigue, blood pressure, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide elimination and heart-rate recovery in conjunction with exercise on a walking treadmill. Tests also were administered to determine th...

Grandparents' Care Makes Grandchildren More Caring for Them

...pervision of Prof. Shlomo Sharlin, the researchers assessed 216 pairs of grandchildren and their grandparents, and found that not only did grandchildren who were taken care of by their grandparents express a desire to help the latter, they were in fact very involved in helping with everyday things like transp...

Deficiency of Vitamin D Levels may Be Common in Healthy Kids

...n six years and 21 years of age. The researchers assessed dietary and supplemental vitamin D intake, as well as body mass, and found that more than half of the children had low blood levels of vitamin D. Of the subjects, 55 percent of the children had inadequate vitamin D blood levels and 68 percent over...

Visual Impairment Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

...he University of Sydney, Australia, and colleagues assessed 3,654 individuals age 49 and older who were part o...led in the study, between 1992 and 1994, they were assessed for overall visual impairment and its two main causes: cataract, a disease in which the eye's lens i...

Americas Best Hospital Reduced Heart Attack Rates

...hool of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and colleagues assessed 30-day death rates among 13,662 patients admitted to 50 hospitals ranked on the U.S. News list as the best in Heart and Heart Surgery and among 254,907 patients admitted to 3,813 unranked hospitals in 2003. The researchers also compared the hospit...

Electronic Health Records Shows No Improvement in Quality of Outpatient Care

... care in 2003 and 2004. Of 17 quality indicators assessed by the study, electronic health records made no di...hich medications to prescribe. Past studies have assessed the use of electronic health records in hospitals, where patients are acutely ill and quality issues...

Britains Free Fruit -And -Vegetable -Scheme Falls Flat

...ssor Janet Cade and colleagues of Leeds University assessed the impact of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), installed in 2004, on 3,700 young students from 98 schools in the north of England. A specially devised measure for children was used to assess dietary and nutrient intake. It was seen tha...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...am, savoury snacks, and most drinks. The authors assessed economic data on food consumption in the UK and applied a mathematical formula to calculate the likely impact of price rises on demand of a range of complementary foodstuffs. They used three different approaches. They first applied the tax to da...

Late Nights may Make Preteens Antisocial and Aggressive

... then collected cortisol readings from saliva, and assessed the kids for a host of undesirable behavioural traits. Results from the study suggest that a preference for eveningness is associated with traits of antisocial behaviour such as rule breaking, attention problems, and conduct disorder. However, the...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

... morbid obesity. One group of patients (n=284) was assessed by standard bedside physician rounds during the postoperative period. A second group (n=92) was assessed by traditional surgeon bedside visits, supplemented by robotic telerounding. Patients who suffered...

Trial of VivaGel in Sexually Active Young Women Commences

...y of VivaGel(TM) compared with the placebo will be assessed by laboratory tests and clinical examination of the participants. Product acceptability assessments in the trial will provide very useful and product-specific preliminary information to add to the growing body of data supporting the attractiveness ...

Complaining Girls Faces Higher Depression, Anxiety Risk

...d. The participants answered questionnaires that assessed co-rumination, depression, anxiety and the quality of their best friendship in the fall and spring of the school year. Rose also noted that though co-rumination was related to increased depression and anxiety, it was also associated with positive f...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...d smell. Taste function and sensitivity also was assessed one day before surgery with gustatory testing, during which taste strips for four concentrations of sweet, sour, salty and bitter were applied to both sides of the front and back areas of the tongue. Between 64 and 173 days after surgery, patients ...

Playing Music Helps Women Relax During Colposcopy

...ven trials that involved a total of 1441 women and assessed four different methods of attempting to reduce anxiety. They concluded that listening to music during colposcopy produced a significant reduction in anxiety levels, but pre-test counselling, information leaflets and video information all had no eff...

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...e is used by people with type 2 diabetes has to be assessed . This Cochrane Systematic Review analysed data from 18 trials that involved a total of 8432 people and found no evidence that rosiglitazone led to better patient outcomes when compared with other therapies. Diabetic control (as measured by level...

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