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Increased physical activity to stop obesity in teen girls

...MI derived from height and weight, measurements to evaluate body fat through skin fold, records of physical activity and diet of the participants of the study. However, the researchers have also reported a growing tendency among the teenagers to underreport their diets and food intake to the investigators. R...

Ruboxistaurin (RBX) may prevent vision loss in diabetic patients

...inase C – Diabetic Retinopathy Study), was done to evaluate the oral administration of RBX and placebo over a period of 3-4 years at a concentration of 8, 16 or 32 mg/day. Incidence of eye complications is high in Diabetic patients, with common complications of diabetes causing diabetic retinopathy and diab...

Herbal Remedies For Insomnia And Anxiety May Be Ineffective

...isco had performed an innovative Internet trial to evaluate the effectiveness of kava and valerian. They had recruited potential subjects who reported anxiety and insomnia through e-mail and websites. The final study included 391 participants from 45 states of US. By mail, one group of patients received kava...

New Study to look at the Beneficial Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Parkinson’s disease

...e. Which has led Shults to start a phase III study evaluate a higher dosage. The new phase III research will compare placebo and two dosages of CoQ10 (1200 and 2400 mg/day), with 200 patients in each treatment arm. Researchers say they are hopeful that this study will answer many of the questions regarding ...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

...ing abdominal and pelvic area," Dr. Yee said. To evaluate the prevalence of extra-colonic findings at virtual colonoscopy and to determine the cost of follow-up testing, Dr. Yee and colleagues performed CTC on 500 men, including 194 (39 percent) considered average risk and 306 (61 percent) at high risk for ...

Language Delays May Not Be Normal In Children

...s through the school district. They will screen or evaluate the child and determine if the problem is significant enough to warrant services. If they do not find a significant problem but the parent is still concerned, Crowe said parents could seek independent services, like those provided by private practiti...

Heart Disease In Women Can Be Reduced By Eating Grapes

...etin, kaempferol, and resveratrol. They set out to evaluate the effects of grape polyphenols on key risk factors for coronary heart disease in pre- and post-menopausal women. In a study involving 24 pre-menopausal women and 20 post-menopausal women researchers assigned to one of two groups the lyophilized g...

An Anti-cancer Smart Bomb delivered using a Nanocell

... model enables us to rationally and systematically evaluate drug combinations and loading mechanisms," says Sasisekharan. "It's not going to stop here. We want to build on this concept." Elizabeth A. Thomson Assistant Director, Science & Engineering News Massachusetts Institute of Technology News Office, R...

Geriatric Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease May Not Be Treated Properly

...ace lost kidney function. Records were reviewed to evaluate the patients' routine medical care in the two years before they started dialysis. The results showed important shortcomings in general health and CKD care. Many diabetic patients with CKD did not receive routine tests to detect other diabetes compli...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...idney can be removed intact, making it possible to evaluate the cancer. With both the hand and laproscopic instruments doing the work, the surgeon has more control over the operation and a sense of depth and sensation that can be gained through the lens of a camera. This approach is considered better for surg...

Lessening operation and recovery time

...idney can be removed intact, making it possible to evaluate the cancer. With both the hand and laproscopic instruments doing the work, the surgeon has more control over the operation and a sense of depth and sensation that can be gained through the lens of a camera. This approach is considered better for surg...

Titanium Rib Found To Be Effective In Treating Spinal Deformities In Children

...life. However research is still in the process to evaluate the long term success of the titanium rib....

Predicting The Risk Of Breast Cancer In The Future

...receptor. The study, was the first of its kind to evaluate which women diagnosed with breast cancer actually die of the disease as opposed to dying of other causes. More than 400,000 women who developed breast cancer between 1973 and 2000 were included in the study. Researchers looked at the stage of their d...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

...ndomized controlled trial between 2000 and 2003 to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of anesthesia-assisted rapid opioid detoxification compared with two other inpatient withdrawal and naltrexone treatment procedures. The researchers found that average withdrawal severities were comparable acr...

Bone Fractures In Elderly Can Be Genetical

...ish Inpatient Registry and telephone interviews to evaluate the genetic liability to fracture of the elderly. From the registry of Swedish twins born between 1,896 and 1,944 (3,724 identical twins, 6,314 fraternal same-sex twins and 5,736 fraternal different-sex twins), the researchers were able to identify 6...

Tarceva Found To Benefit Older Lung Cancer Patients

...g cancer patients and it has even been proposed to evaluate the drug as a frontline therapy for those with lung cancer. One of the significant problems // faced in the treatment regime in the elderly patients is the tolerability and side effects of the drugs currently used. The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlo...

Recurrence of aggressive uterine cancer reduced by new form of therapy

...uterine cancer. Moreover, it can also be used to evaluate the need for additional treatment following surgery and hence determine the prognosis. The survival rates of women have considerably increased with reduction in the recurrence rates. The study was conducted on a group of 74 patients with UPSC who un...

Chest Pain Can Be Identified By New Tracer Chemical 30 Hours After Pain Relief

...CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) to evaluate the tracer in this study. The discovery may help physicians in emergency rooms and in their offices determine whether a patient's chest pain, which may have subsided hours earlier, is related to heart disease or something else, such as indigestion....

Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer

...t and expense. Ultrasound is often used to further evaluate suspicious breast lesions found by mammography. But its results are not always reliable enough to avoid a biopsy, in which some of the breast tissue is surgically removed and examined. By combining ultrasound with optical tomography, which employs...

Cigarette Smoking Leads To Development Of Type 2 Diabetes In Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

...e International Journal of Cardiology was aimed to evaluate the association between cigarette smoking and development of type 2 diabetes in patients with coronary artery disease and decreased functional capacity over a 6.2-year follow-up period. The subjects comprised of 630 nondiabetic patients aged 45–74 y...

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