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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...nistration, biologic therapies are agents that “in contrast to drugs that are chemically synthesized, are derived from living sources (such as humans, animals, and microorganisms). Most biologics are complex mixtures that are not easily identified or characterized, and many biologics are manufactured using bi...

Early Parkinsons Show Hallucination,sleepiness

...nitive status were identified as risk factors. In contrast to other studies, we found being male, having multiple health problems and taking pramipexole were independently associated with developing sleepiness, said Biglan. This is the first time a patients other health problems have been identified as a ris...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...gen in both liver and muscle," Shulman said. "In contrast to the young, lean, insulin-sensitive subjects, who stored most of their ingested energy as liver and muscle glycogen, the young, lean, insulin-resistant subjects had a marked defect in muscle glycogen synthesis and diverted much more of their ingest...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

...d treatment. Whilst the glucose tolerance findings contrast with previous studies linking impaired tolerance to established RA, they suggest that other mechanisms may be important years before RA onset. Our results will pave the way for future debate and research to pinpoint its definitive causes," Bergstrom ...

Southern England Far Healthier Than the North

...s of obesity and the longest life expectancy. By contrast Manchester - 200 miles to the north - has the lowest life expectancy for men. Near neighbour Liverpool was worst for women. Those in both cities live, on average, nearly ten years less than residents of the wealthy London borough. Statistics on...

Software Improvements in Breast MRI Scans

...re to enhance and evaluate the visible response to contrast agents absorbed by breast tissue. False positive...the morphology and kinetic features the amount of contrast agent absorbed by breast tissue over time on multiple imaging series. Typically, a woman will recei...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

...of the weight management program Bright Bodies, in contrast to care provided at a pediatric obesity clinic. Bright Bodies was created 10 years ago by Savoye-Desanti and merges nutrition education, behaviour modification and exercise customized to the needs of inner-city children. The study sought to compare c...

Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment

...ssion involving another two-night stay. This is in contrast to surgery, which usually involves at least a week's recovery time in hospital, and normal teletherapy, which usually involves six to seven weeks of daily treatment in hospital. An additional benefit is that the equipment required for the new technol...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

...mprovement in survival during the study period, in contrast to the latter group. "In summary, the survival of patients transplanted with HCV is significantly lower than those without HCV," the authors report. "There has been a statistically significant improvement in patient and graft survival for non-HCV ...

UK Scientists to Undertake Seven Year Study of Peanut Allergy

...ay in fact be protected against peanut allergy, in contrast with previous studies which have suggested the opposite." In the study, the babies will be divided into two groups. One will receive a peanut snack regularly for the first three years of life, whereas the control group will completely avoid peanuts...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...problem and a safe and cost-effective treatment in contrast to the expensive and potentially toxic antibiotic remedies."...

Cause of Gender Differences in Blood Pressure, Kidney Damage Under Study

...dney health - in females, Dr. Sullivan says. In contrast is the powerful constrictor of blood vessels, angiotensin 2. In the outer most part of their kidneys, males have a lot of the AT1 receptors that enables angiotensin 2 to do harm. Its a vasoconstrictor when it binds with AT1, she says. It will caus...

Eyeing a Good Memory - Not an Exercise in Futility!

...rformed better -10 per cent more than the rest. In contrast the up and down eye movement did not prove beneficial to memory recall. Dr Parker said: The problem is to determine the source of ones memory real or imagined. Bilateral eye movements may help us to determine accurately the source of our memory. ...

Many Hours on Computer may Harm Eyes

...too bright or too dim. Next, you should adjust the contrast between the characters on the monitor and the background so the letters are easily read, the experts said. Finally, minimise reflected glare on the monitor by using window shades or curtains and dimmer switches on lights. Bright light sources also ...

Many Hours on Computer may Harm Eyes

...too bright or too dim. Next, you should adjust the contrast between the characters on the monitor and the background so the letters are easily read, the experts said. Finally, minimise reflected glare on the monitor by using window shades or curtains and dimmer switches on lights. Bright light sources also ...

Web-based Asthma Program Improves Disease Management for Black Students

...3 days of restrictive activity every two weeks, in contrast to the control group at 2.3. According to the authors, the need for such an educational program is evidenced by the growing rate of asthma in African-Americans between the ages of 15 to 24. From 1997 to 2001, these teenagers developed asthma at a r...

Quality Versus Quantity: Transforming Kidney Transplant Policy

...nsure that the decision rests with the patient, in contrast to a system where quantitative benefit would always take priority with no patient or care giver input....

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

...inimize risk of scarring, as any scar tissue would contrast sharply with his dark skin. Among the many procedures was the detachment on Dec. 20 of a forehead flap of skin that now makes up the outer skin of the new nose. The flap was first carved in upside-down profile on the center of his forehead, with t...

Not Only Mobile Phones, Even Passengers can Increase the Risk of Road Accidents

...ed to the mobile phone factor while driving. "In contrast to mobile phone use, passengers, with some exceptions, are generally aware of the road conditions and can moderate their conversation as needed. However, although the risk associated with carrying passengers is lower than that associated with mobile ...

14-year-old Killed in School Shooting in Canada

...oronto noted for years for its high crime rate, in contrast to the low rate for the nation as a whole. Witnesses say there was a fight outside the school before the victim Jordan Manners was chased inside and shot down. After police received a call about a possible drowning at the school, they arrived to...

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