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Common Ingredient in Big Macs and Sodas Can Stabilize Gold Nanoparticles for Medical Use

...cluding a highly branched polysaccharide structure consisting of a complex mixture of potassium, calcium and magnesium salts derived from arabic acid. The scientists found that gum arabic could be used to absorb and assimilate metals and create a "coating" that makes gold nanoparticles stable and nontoxic. ...

Culturally Specific Diabetes Management Helps Low-Income Patients

...ipated in a group self-management training program consisting of an eight-week curriculum delivered by trained peer educators who had diabetes themselves and were of the same cultural or ethnic group as the participants. The researchers used the resulting clinical and cost data in what Gilbert describes as “a...

US, Indian Doctors Bag Thai Medical Awards

...or the benefit of mankind as a whole". The ORS, consisting of salt, sugar and water, was introduced in 1960s as a simple, low-cost and easily accessible solution to treat dehydration from cholera and diarrhoea. Since early 1970s, with the widening use of the therapy throughout the world, especially among d...

TB Intervention Program Improves Patient Outcomes

... Our results show that the intervention we tested, consisting of a coherent package of sustainable activities targeting altogether health staff, patients, and communities, did improve treatment outcomes. This intervention could now be implemented in a stepwise manner throughout Senegal, and we believe that t...

Karnataka's Free Health Insurance to the Poor

... "The project will cover only 1.2 million families consisting of nearly 60 million people. We are negotiating with two companies, including the Oriental Insurance Co Ltd. We will start the process in three weeks," he said. "We have also finalised an agreement with the World Bank to give health insurance to nea...

Global Goal to Reduce Measles Deaths in Children Surpassed

...ources.” A strategy to reduce measles mortality, consisting of four components, has been key to ensuring the massive global decrease in measles deaths. The strategy calls for: · The provision of one dose of measles vaccine for all infants via routine health services; · A second opportunity for measles imm...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot Pain

...rgeon in Boston. The foot is a complex structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Last November, researchers in Britain reported, 'alarming new evidence that childhood obesity changes foot structure and results in instability when walking.' Being overweight f...

Renegade RNA: Clues to Cancer and Normal Growth

...espite their tiny size, microRNAs contain elements consisting of short stretches of nucleotide building blocks that can control their behavior in a cell. Mendell hopes to take advantage of the built-in “cellular zip code” discovered in miR-29b as an experimental tool. For example, he plans to force other microR...

Herbal Supplements Fail to Relieve Hot Flushes

...ods containing soy · Menopausal hormone therapy, consisting of estrogen with or without a progestin · A placebo, containing no drug or supplement Participants met with clinic staff at three, six, and 12 months after the beginning of the study and also received monthly telephone calls from study nurses. The...

Having OCP’s All Year Round to Eliminate Menstrual Cycles Not Unsafe: Says Stud

...rth America, researchers used a birth-control pill consisting of 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol and 90 micrograms of levonorgestrel, a formulation marketed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals under the name Lybrel. Healthy, sexually active women between 18 and 49 years old were given a continuous regimen without any b...

Balance Training Better Than Tai Chi at Improving Mobility in Older Adults

...ai chi. While tai chi – a Chinese martial art form consisting of slow, rotational movements and weight-shifting – offers many benefits, the researchers say, they’re not as great as those produced by a balance-training program. “Our results indicate that in older adults with at least mild balance impairment, C...

Underweight Moms: Weighed Down by the Risk of Miscarriages

...than 18.5. The team also found that a regular diet consisting of plenty of vegetables and fruits, and also chocolates, relatively decreased the risk of miscarriages in expectant mothers. Statistics show that one-fifth of all pregnant women suffer miscarriages annually in Britain. More than quarter million wo...

Preaching Health and Wellness from the Altar

... importance of physical activity and healthy diet, consisting of fruits and vegetables. Natasha Blakeney Wilson, a minority outreach coordinator at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Body & Soul program said "As the church's spiritual and organizational leader, the pastor's support of the program is v...

Problem-Based Learning Curriculum a Success for Medical School

...lum. There are two years of PBL curriculum, each consisting of four 10-week blocks. Each block includes eight weeks for learning, one week for assessment and a one-week break. A block has two major components: Basic Science/PBL and Introduction to Patient Care. In basic science, students work in groups of eig...

Burnout Explains Link Between Job Strain and Depression

... to other categories of job strain: "active work," consisting of high job demands and high control; and "passive work," with low demands and low control. The concept of job burnout—defined as "a state of exhaustion combined with doubts about the value of one's own work and competence"—is still debated among o...

Clinical Trial Shows Liquid Eggs Enriched with Omega-3 Deliver Heart Health Benefits

... Rose and Bruce J. Holub – showed that a breakfast consisting of omega-3 enriched liquid eggs decreased blood triglyceride levels by 32 per cent, reduced the triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio by 37 per cent, and produced a moderate reduction in blood pressure levels without impacting serum cholesterol. The EPA...

Predicting the Dynamics of Clotting in Human Blood

...he first time how to use a simple laboratory model consisting of only a few chemical reactions to predict when and where blood clotting will occur.// The scientists used microfluidics, a technique that allows them to probe blood clotting on surfaces that mimic vascular damage on the micron scale, a unit of meas...

Virtual Colonoscopy in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening

...copy screening exams on 1,110 asymptomatic adults, consisting of 585 women and 525 men with a mean age of 58.1 years. Large (10 millimeters [mm] or more) colorectal polyps were identified in 43 (3.9 percent) of patients. Medium-sized lesions (6 mm - 9 mm) were identified in 77 (6.9 percent) patients. Patients...

Antiretroviral Drugs: A Shot in the Arm to Fight Malaria?

...people who were undergoing antiretroviral therapy, consisting of ritonavir-boosted saquinavir (Invirase) or lopinavir (Kaletra), showed remarkable anti-malarial activity. The presence of nelfinavir (Viracept), amprenavir (Agenerase) and the NNRTI nevirapine (Viramune) in thereapies did not hamper the prolifera...

Surgery Goes Hi-Tech With a ‘Solution’ to Stop Blood Los

.... The promising solution is a biodegradable liquid consisting of protein fragments which is capable of arresting the bleeding, scientists said, after they tested it on wounded rodents. Rutledge Ellis Behnke, a research scientist at the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and lead author of the stud...

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