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The big brain in suicides

...this unusual weight increase in sucide victims. A comparative brain study was made between people who died a natural death with those of people who commited sucide. Results concluded that the brain was significantly lighter in the natural cause than the sucide group. A theory states that depression causes the ...

Unnatural death common in mentally ill

... Texas along with other colleagues in Italy did a comparative study They found that one quarter of deaths among the mentally ill were from unnatural causes: one per cent from homicide, 60 per cent suicide and 15 per cent accidental death. This means that people with a mental illness are six times more likely to...

Identifying bacteria made amiable

... DNA sequencing recently - DNA chip technology and comparative gene sequence databases. The Queensland team saw an opportunity. "All this comparative sequence data emerging at the same time as the emergence of the DNA chip technology meant that is wa...

Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers

Researchers make a comparative study showing that calcium channel blockers are more effective at slowing down atherosclerosis than beta-blockers. In new research, a group of 1,800 patients were assigned to either lacidipine,// a calcium-channel blocker, or atenolol, a beta-blocker...

Reduced fertility in men who mountain bike

...s a link between reduced fertility & the sport. A comparative study was made of 35 extreme mountain bikers and 30 non-bikers, wherein extreme bikers were classified as those who biked more than two hours a day, six days a week, and more than 3,000 miles a year. Analysis of semen of the two participating groups ...

Stroke risk factors:how informed are we?

...he American Medical Association published a recent comparative study done by researchers from the University of Cincinnati who analyzed results from a telephone survey of people living in greater Cincinnati// region. The survey involved 2170 respondents who were asked to name up to three stroke warning signs an...

Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant

...n-Luther University in Halle, Germany, conducted a comparative study of the complication rates and aesthetic improvement in 33 patients receiving rigid gold implantations to those with 30 flexible platinum chain implantations. They measured the degree of eyelid closure, corneal abnormalities, gain of visual acui...

Drug Found To Bring Relief For Individuals With Early Parkinson’

... mortality .However they say that large, long-term comparative trials that include patient-rated quality of life measures are needed....

Chicken-Pox vaccine not fool proof

...re in the list of mandatory //vaccinations, and no comparative study has ever been conducted. Now they may have to do a rethink, after new studies in the US have raised doubts about its effectiveness. According to the study, published last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found the effe...

Understanding The Link Between Movement And Metabolism

In a recent study researchers studied comparative energetics of both lean and obese adults to discover how everyday movements affect // metabolism. Results showed that NEAT -- non-exercise activity thermogenesis , creates a more effective metabolism than standard organized exercise. Researchers say ...

New study reveals how to strike a balance between heart-healthy fats

...re good for health. Researchers have compared the comparative role of both the dietary fats in their study for achieving optimum dietary benefits for lowering the risks of cardiovascular disease. They have taken two heart healthy oils such as sunflower oil that is rich in PUFA, and olive oil that is rich in MUF...

Making Fortification Mandatory In Order To Reduce Birth Defects

...would be a more effective source of the vitamin, a comparative study would be required. Links from medindia: http://www.medindia.net/bloodtest/ hematology/Serum_folate.htm http://www.medindia.net/patients/ patientinfo/superfoods_about.htm...

Cut meat to cut blood pressure

...e. The researchers involved 11,000 adults// in the comparative study - some with high blood pressure and others with normal blood pressure levels - and each of them// was made to fill up a questionnaire which had questions about their eating habits, alcohol consumption, physical activity, smoking status, and med...

Primates reveal a new dimension to human genome

... understanding the human genome sequence but now a comparative study between human genome sequence and that of th...cially found in the primates. A technique called comparative genomes which involves comparing of the human genome with that of the mouse and sea squirt, has help...

Medical Management Now Available For Miscarriage

...ontract and is sometimes used to induce labor. A comparative study conducted on the effectiveness of medical management versus surgical management for early pregnancy failure found the drug to be effective in expelling fetal tissue in 84 percent of the women. The acceptability and complication rates were almos...

Clinical Comparisons Between ADHD Drugs Are Less

...e Center makes available information regarding the comparative effectiveness and safety profiles of different dru...medication Ritalin with other drugs. Most of these comparative trials were short in duration, included only a small number of patients and did not measure the long...

Digital Mammogram For Detection Of Breast Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts

...of digital mammograms with a medium cost, which is comparative to film mammograms, is required to popularize the use of digital mammograms in breast cancer screening. SOURCE: The New England Journal of Medicine, September 16, 2005....

Evoprinter, a multigenomic comparative tool for rapid identification of functionally important DNA

...f Sciences have developed a simple, yet effective, comparative genomics tool, Evoprinter that facilitates the rapid identification of evolutionary conserved sequences within the context of a single species. The Evoprinter output identifies multispecies-conserved DNA sequences as they exist in a reference DNA. ...

Lower doses of oral contraceptives helpful in treating acne

...ations used to treat acne in women. Open-label and comparative studies beginning in the 1980s were the first to demonstrate objective and subjective reductions in the incidence of acne, severity of existing acne and seborrhea. Placebo-controlled trials have corroborated these findings with a trend toward effecti...

The Polymicrobial Nature Of Diabetic Foot Infections

...r 30 days were studied. In addition, the bacterial comparative in vitro susceptibility to the commonly used antibacterial agents was assessed. During the study, the infected wounds of 86 consecutive diabetic patients were cultured. The patients did not receive antimicrobial therapy 30 days prior to taking the c...

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