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Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed

... state-of-the-art genomic and proteomic methods to evaluate the expression of all genes in the temporal lobe as well as the majority of proteins that are expressed. Proteomics refers to the analysis of expressed proteins. The post-mortem brain tissue to be studied is provided by two internationally renowned...

A New System Developed For Studying The Condition Of The Human Arterial System

...o put forward the importance of having a method to evaluate the state of the artery walls and for the early de...oyed at the University of Mar de Plata in order to evaluate the arterial system of all employees, who subsequently have a medical check-up by the University’s m...

Slow Fight Against Childhood Obesity

...of children. "The report provides a framework to evaluate programs and calls for greater leadership in preventing childhood obesity," Dr. Jeffrey P. Koplan, lead author of the paper and vice president for academic health affairs at Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, said at the press briefi...

Raloxifene Reduces The Risk Of Breast Cancer

...MORE trial was then extended four years to further evaluate the effect of raloxifene on breast cancer incidence in 4,011 of the original participants. Results of this trial, known as CORE (Continuing Outcomes Relevant to Evista), showed that eight years of raloxifene treatment was associated with a 66 percent...

Anemia Affects Both Body and Mind

...am gave three psychological tests commonly used to evaluate executive function to 364 women, all between 70 and 80 years old, who were living in Baltimore, Md. Approximately 10 percent had anemia, which was of mild intensity. Some 15 percent of those with the worst results on all three of the tests were ane...

Plastic pill – a new treatment for periodontal disease

...ng tested on several animal systems by Reynolds to evaluate tissue reactions and to draw the timeline of its decomposition and release of the drug. Human clinical trials may take 2-3 years, based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval. GY...

Patients Can Report Statins' Adverse Effects on New Web Site

...ompleting an NIH-funded study of 1,000 subjects to evaluate the effects of statin drugs on cognition, behavior and serotonin biochemistry. According to Golomb, among people who have contacted the UCSD Statin Study to report adverse effects, nearly 60% of patients reported muscle weakness or fatigue, and about...

18 fall Victim to Cholera in Niger

...tched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) to evaluate the situation. Some of the urgent needs include food, treated mosquito sheets and covers. A joint task force of the UN, Red Cross and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is in place to follow the situation. NLA...

Georgetown University Heads Alternative Tobacco Project

...aid. These researchers will develop new methods to evaluate and develop new methods for testing tobacco products, and help other researchers learn the best ways to do their research, he said. They also will provide information to smokers so that they can make more informed choices. "Some of these companies a...

Opioids Linked to Worse Outcomes After Back Injury

...icial interview based on formal DSM-IV criteria to evaluate patients for opioid dependence before enrollment in the rehabilitation program. (For details of the DSM-IV criteria, see below.) The patients retained severe functional limitations. Those who became opioid dependent one year after completing the pr...

High Resolution CT Accurately Diagnoses Shin Splints

... think that CT can be used in research studies, to evaluate other subtle bone abnormalities; for example it can be useful in studies concerning osteoporosis,' said Dr. Minutoli. Source-Newswise SRM...

Antioxidant-Rich Pecans Protect Against Unhealthy Oxidation in the Body

...the second phase of a research project designed to evaluate the health benefits of pecans, according to Dr. Haddad. She analyzed blood samples from study participants (a total of 23 men and women between the ages of 25 and 55) who ate two diets: one that contained pecans and one that did not. Participants wer...

Vision restoration with a drug for macular degeneration

...e for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) should evaluate this drug.Ranibizumab belongs to the class known as anti-angiogenics. It prevents the formation of abnormal, new blood vessels in the eye, and dries up previously leaking vessels. Steve Winyard, of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB),...

Cola increases risk of Osteoporosis!!

...and men 5 servings labeled as a glass or a can. To evaluate the risk of osteoporosis, the researchers measured bone density of each person in the hip and spine. According to the results, in men, there was no significant effect. However, in women, excessive cola consumption had resulted in lower bone mineral...

Robots Help Bring Specialist Doctors To You In A Trice

...er regional hospitals throughout Queensland and to evaluate its capacity to deliver high quality clinical care to patients, as well as professional support and educational opportunities to health staff in regional areas, such as Mt Isa," Dr Smith said. Source-Eurekalert MT...

Nerve Conduction Studies Safe for Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices

...e conduction studies (NCSs) are done to detect and evaluate damage to the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerves that lead away from the brain and spinal cord and the smaller nerves that branch out from those nerves. Nerve conduction studies are often used to help diagnose nerve disorders, s...

Low Doses of Anti-Depressant May Help PMS

...remenstrual syndrome. “Our study is the first to evaluate the use of low-dose antidepressant medication for women who have moderate-to-severe PMS, and the first placebo-controlled study to include the novel dosing strategy of ‘symptom-onset dosing,’” said Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., a professor of psychiatry ...

Yet Another Reason not to Smoke

...rly failure in smokers." This study, the first to evaluate the effects of nicotine on rotator cuff repair, found that when rats were exposed to nicotine following rotator cuff repair, inflammation persisted for a longer time in the shoulder joint. That's detrimental to healing. The researchers also noted tha...

Gene Tests to Identify Ovarian Cancer Have Little Clinical Value

...tion (EGAPP) project, the EGAPP working group will evaluate the evidence presented in the report and make reco...er. Other evidence reports requested by EGAPP will evaluate the use of genetic tests for specific diseases or conditions, such as determining an individual pati...

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

...’s less-than-perfect skin, but a dermatologist can evaluate and determine which conditions will resolve themselves and which may need additional treatment. When cleaning a toddler’s skin or when it’s time for toddlers to learn how to wash their own skin, the use of gentle cleansers and soaps is important, s...

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