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One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

..., though these associations weakened somewhat when controlling for other conditions. "Significant associations...pendence were reduced in number and magnitude when controlling for other comorbidity," the authors write. The study suggests that a unique factor may exist for ...

The Hospital Superbugs

...at target the cancer tissue; (ii) more effectively controlling the food borne bacterium C. botulinum, and (iii) improving the efficiency of the production of the biofuel butanol by C. acetobutylicum using metabolic engineering. Official figures show that 5000 people die from a healthcare-associated infection ...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...hey limit the number of cars entering a freeway by controlling a traffic signal on the on-ramp. But Coifman knows that the controller boxes can do much more. "The basic technology of these devices is very reliable, and such detectors are becoming more widespread as congestion increases," he said. "But little...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...nflammation, the unique part of this paper is that controlling for those, we also show that high parasympathetic tone is related to low inflammation, Woods said. And its even independent of their fitness level, Vieira interjected.Fitness, fatness and parasympathetic tone appear to be important, Woods said, sum...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...drugs and their limited long-term effectiveness in controlling atrial fibrillation. Amiodarone can damage lungs and the liver, cause Parkinsons-like muscle tremors, and contribute to heart failure. Warfarin, often prescribed as Coumadin, raises the risk of excessive bleeding in any case of injury. At the ...

A New Study Throws Limelight in HIV Vaccine Production

...odys immune system. Specifically, HLA class 1 is a controlling part of the human immune response. The ability of HIV to escape recognition by HLA class 1 leaves the body incapable of finding and fighting the virus. The study, published in the July issue of PLoS Pathogens, is the largest population-based investi...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...awned that the key to reducing maternal deaths and controlling the population needs an intelligent strategy that will hit the nail on the head. The approach is to focus on the role played by men as husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons, to empower them with the responsibility of womens health. Objectives to ...

Circassia Announces Acquisition of Organ Transplant Anti-Rejection Technology

..., a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on controlling immune system responses, announced the acquisition of a novel anti-rejection technology for use in organ transplantation. Circassia acquired the proprietary technology, known as ToleroTrans, from The University of Birmingham in the UK for an undis...

Once-rare Skin Cancer Type on the Rise in US

...ifferences in incidence are substantial even after controlling for race," said the study led by Vincent Criscione and Martin Weinstock of the VA Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Access to doctors and other social-economic indicators such as levels of income...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...C. difficile colitis is an important first step in controlling the public health ramifications of this important ...C. difficile colitis is an important first step in controlling the public health ramifications of this important and morbid nosocomial [hospital-acquired] infectio...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

...ifferences in incidence are substantial even after controlling for race. Incidence is correlated with high physician density and several indexes of socioeconomic status such as median family income, percentage of the population with a bachelors degree or higher and median home value, the authors write. These g...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...epellents therefore opens up a new pathway towards controlling pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors. In the long term, the researchers plan to test their method on mosquitoes resistant to two other types of insecticide utilized against malaria transmission: organophosphates and carbamates....

Three Gene Variants Could Hold Key for HIV Vaccine: Study

...n key immune system cells appear to be much better controlling the proliferation of the AIDS virus after infectio...newly discovered gene variants were found in genes controlling the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, which plays a "major role" in the immune system by identif...

Experts Identify Vaccine Target for HIV

...ey immune system cells appear to be much better at controlling the proliferation of the virus after infection. Th...id. Two of the polymorphisms found were in genes controlling the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, which plays a major role in the immune system by identifyi...

UK Reports Psychiatric Reactions to Weight-loss Drug Rimonabant

...natural body system that governs a host of factors controlling appetite, weight, metabolism and energy use. It also works to combat the craving for nicotine, and was launched at a cost of 55.20 per patient per month. In trials involving more than 6,000 patients in the US and Europe, around a quarter of those t...

Penis Loses Its Most Sensitive Parts During Circumcision Process

...ere compared using mixed models for repeated data, controlling for age, type of underwear worn, time since test ejaculation, ethnicity, country of birth, and level of education. Analysis of results showed that the glands of the uncircumcised men had considerably lower thresholds than that of circumcised men. T...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

...sors and in other applications. The possibility of controlling these applications strengthening or slowing the rate of protein activity in an immediate and reversible manner can be of great value....

Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command

...Dosenbach says. "This is the idea that the factors controlling adaptive systems often act on different time scales. We think the frontoparietal network may be the more online, rapid-adapting controller, while the cinguloopercular network is the more stable, set, in-the-background controller." This doesn't mean...

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

...previous studies had been found to be important in controlling AIDS, becomes statistically irrelevant once the study controls for the number of prostitutes in a country. The study finds that the more Muslim countries of North Africa do indeed suffer much less AIDS than southern and western Africa, but this low...

Rural Work Ethic Curbs Elderly Heart Care

...hours can make the difference between successfully controlling heart failure symptoms and having to be hospitalized for a lengthy time, he noted. The researchers were encouraged that most of the patients and their caregivers were interested in learning more about their illness, and requested information on how...

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