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Exercise Can Strenghten Knee Cartilage

...or developing OA. The main aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of moderate exercise on glycosaminogly..., subjects from both groups underwent MRI scans to evaluate knee cartilage. The technique used focused specifically on the cartilage's glycosaminoglycan content...

Leptin and inflammatory cytokines in women with pre-eclampsia

...-eclampsia and women with normal pregnancy, and to evaluate the relationships between leptin and several inflammatory cytokines. The study appears in the December issue of British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Leptin is a hormone that regulates metabolic efficiency, energy expenditure, and food int...

Ruboxistaurin As A Novel Treatment For Diabetic Nephropathy

...l models of diabetes. The study was performed to evaluate the effects of 32mg/day ruboxistaurin for 1 year in persons with type 2 diabetes and persistent albuminuria persistent albuminuria (albumin-to-creatinine ratio [ACR] 200-2,000 mg/g), despite therapy with renin-angiotensin system inhibitors. The prima...

Statins Reduce Deaths And Strokes After Carotid Surgery

... in half or by two-thirds, that's important." To evaluate whether the use of statins could reduce the rate of perioperative stroke and death, he and colleagues reviewed the charts of 1,566 patients with a mean age of 72 plus or minus 10, who underwent carotid endarterectomy at their center between 1994 and ...

Foetal alcohol syndrome: has an answer as a test now!

...racking or eye-movement has often been employed to evaluate neurological or brain damage. Children with FAS or brain damage would have difficulty focusing on the fixed light when the second light was moving. But the researchers found a unique response patterns in those with FAS. Foetal Alcohol Syndrome has p...

Aspartame, Artificial Sweetener, A Safe Bet!

...ecently completed three animal studies designed to evaluate whether aspartame is capable of causing cancer. These U.S. government funded and managed studies were conducted using Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and the results were peer-reviewed by individuals considered experts in their profession. The results...

Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction

...euphoria. A research study has been initiated to evaluate the effectiveness of bupropion for treating methamphetamine addiction in humans, the Phase II clinical trails of which have already offered a new ray of hope. Out of the 26 participants, all of whom where active users of the drug, aged between 18 and...

Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?

A recent study done to evaluate the current trend of young children regarding television viewing has provided some alarming results, with nearly 60 percent of kids younger than age two watching more than an hour of TV a day. //The hours of TV watching is also consistently high amon...

WHO Calls For Greater Emphasis On Combating AIDS

...reversing?' He stressed the need for countries to evaluate their efforts to meet various HIV/AIDS-related targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the UN initiative. 'These promises need to be translated into effective action,' he said. 'Political momentum has to be scaled up to meet national t...

Paralyzed Patients Can Be Trained To Walk With Robotic Treadmill

...sitron emission computerized tomography (SPECT) to evaluate the blood flow to the brain....

Paid-For Sex Rates In Britain Has Increased Two Fold Over The Past 10 Years

A recent survey done to evaluate the prevalence of paid-sex in Britain projects alarming results showing the rates have indeed doubled over the past decade. The survey was conducted amongst 11,000 British adults // between 1990 and 2000. The study participants were required to pr...

IT Raids Target Chennai Doctors And Hospitals

...million) million in assets. We are yet to open and evaluate 15 lockers," the IT chief commissioner and director general (investigation) said. "We are looking at tax evasion of more than Rs.10 crore (Rs.100 million)," Dutta said. IANS...

Sweet pain releiver!

... systems. Additional studies clearly are needed to evaluate how dietary habits and individual differences contribute to preference for sweet taste in children and its physiological consequences." "Even women who preferred high levels of sweetness similar to that selected by the majority of children did not e...

Ban on Alzheimer's Drugs Questioned

In London Health care officials meet to evaluate the ban imposed on the use of new Alzheimer's drugs. This has created major disturbances among patients and drug companies. // The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) committee will talk or conduct discussions around the world about t...

Liberia in safe hands with respect to HIV/AIDS

...ng program which tested their ability to diagnose, evaluate and thereby prevent the spread of this deadly disease among the people of Liberia. The training was conducted at the White House Compound in Congo Town by the Lutheran Church HIV/AIDS Department. The AIDS/HIV counselors were give assurance that t...

New Cardiac Angiography Technique For Improved Imaging Of Coronary Veins

...tional coronary angiography, and should be used to evaluate the coronary veins prior to pacemaker lead placement, and other procedures. MDCT angiography improves the quality of diagnosis and treatment for the patient by providing better planning of the procedure prior to surgery such as pacemaker placement," ...

New Home-Fertility Kit Launched For Men

Men can now evaluate their fertility potential in less than 1 hour using a kit, based on the Fertell test. The kit, tested on more than 3000 sperm // samples prior to approval has 95% accuracy.It can even serve as a predictor of potential fertility problems. This would...

New Generation Clinical Trials Could Save Time And Money, Improve Patient Care

..., he advocates that the statistical method used to evaluate new drugs be turned on its head. He says the statistical method used nearly exclusively to design and monitor clinical trials today—a method called frequentist or Neyman-Pearson (for the statisticians who advocated its use)—is so narrowly focused and...

Chinese Health Officials To Discuss Preparation Of Bird Flu

...s, chickens, raptors and waterfowl periodically to evaluate the presence of West Nile virus, if any. The trapped mosquitoes were also not spared from testing during the above-mentioned period. "The difference is we didn't know West Nile was coming until it was here," McGrath said. "We're ahead of the game" re...

New Study Questions Cannibalism As A Worldwide Selective Force

... identify geographic patterns of variation, and to evaluate selective forces that have potentially influenced these patterns. "In contrast to the previous study, which concluded that variation in the PRNP gene was strongly skewed toward intermediate frequency variants, our results showed that there was, in...

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