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Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...ly few subjects and only side effects with a large frequency are detected. Once approved, many people take the medication and even very rare side effects surface, Dr. Michael Katz, acting Medical Director of the March of Dimes, said. Most prescription drugs are not tested on pregnant women. So we must start ...

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...ic activity has increased in recent weeks with the frequency of volcanic quakes rising and with the crater island showing signs of bulging. The environment and natural resources department said, amid protests from Talisay residents, that the building of viewing decks, an elevator and an access road did not n...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...te gain-of-function properties that accelerate the frequency and progression of malignant SCC. Future studies will hopefully discover ways to target these mutations for therapeutic purposes. A link between skin inflammation and SCC formation was first reported in the 19th century. In the second of these 2 ne...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...only have around 600 numts. Since they increase in frequency as species advance, it suggested there was some evolutionary purpose to keeping them around. Strikingly, however, none of these numts contained the blueprint (an actual gene) to make a protein that does anything, nor did they seem to control the f...

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

...ring reprobation. Decisions about sexual activity, frequency of sex, contraception, and family planning are almost always a male prerogative. So much so, that many HIV infected women have only their partners to blame for the spread of infection. On the one hand we glorify our women, and on the other we show...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...l group, this variant also occurred, but only at a frequency of 8.6 per cent. Cholesterol pump at full speed "The mutation concerns what is known as the ABCG8-gene," Dr. Gruenhage explains. "It contains the instructions for building a pump responsible for transporting the blood lipid cholesterol from the l...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

... in the two racial groups, based upon the relative frequency of different kinds of bacterial communities in women. Forney also said differences in the kinds of bacteria normally present in the vagina might mean that vaginal odor is normal for some women and not an indication of an underlying health problem....

Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia

...ding of an association, he said, between pneumonia frequency and inhaled corticosteroid use in studies of different design, in different populations, and with evidence of a dose-response relations means that the findings may be real and that these observations cannot simply be dismissed....

Right Foods Could Improve Drug Effectiveness, Lower Drug Costs

... drug, and therefore theoretically also reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhea." But the authors warned patients against trying these experiments on their own, calling instead for more research to gauge the effects of drug-combinations on patients. "The one thing that should not be anticipated is...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

... drug, and therefore theoretically also reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhea." Patients should NEVER launch such experiments on their own, the authors caution. Such food-drug combinations should be studied to assess the effects, note person-to-person variations, and enable physicians to predict how ...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

...gram (ECG) and transmits the information via radio frequency signals to the patient's cell phone. The modified phone has an added analyzer circuit that checks the ECG signal for signs of imminent cardiac failure. If errant signals are detect, such as any arrhythmia, the cell phone alerts the patient and tran...

Food Cravings are Linked to Weight Managenemt

...questionnaires that assessed the foods craved, the frequency and strength of cravings, and how often cravings l...s may not decrease in frequency". Controlling the frequency of giving in to cravings, rather than suppressing them, they say, may be an important area of emphas...

Weight Management Achieved by Controlling and Not Suppressing Food Cravings

...eded to confirm their findings. Controlling the frequency of giving in to cravings, rather than suppressing them may be an important area of emphasis in future weight control programs. Primary results from the CALERIE study were reported in an earlier issue of Friedman Nutrition Notes....

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...d-Richardson. Researchers decided to explore the frequency and breadth of NSSI engaged in by teens in the com...t NSSI behaviours in the past year, and if so, the frequency of occurrence. In addition, the survey assessed the motivations for engaging in NSSI behaviour. We...

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

... drug, and therefore theoretically also reduce the frequency and severity of diarrhea." Patients should NEVER launch such experiments on their own, the authors caution. Such food-drug combinations should be studied to assess the effects, note person-to-person variations, and enable physicians to predict how ...

Present Rate of Carbon Emissions Could Increase Number of Hot Days in Mediterranean by 500 Pc

...mon as greenhouse gas concentrations increase. The frequency at which that scale of event occurs at high greenhouse gas concentrations is staggering. Rare events become the norm, and the extreme events of the future are unprecedented in their severity," said Noah Diffenbaugh, Purdue assistant professor of eart...

Scientists Identify Previously Undetected Drug-resistant Forms of HIV

... the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. These low frequency resistant viral strains are not detectable by current resistance testing methods used in the clinic, he added. Dr. Kozal said that the study aimed at determining whether patients who failed therapy early were initially infected with drug resistant ...

Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

...for the protective effect is caffeine, but the low frequency of decaffeinated coffee intake in Italy prevented us from examining the effects of caffeine on blepharospasm. They suggest that caffeine blocks adenosine receptors as has been proposed for its mechanism in protecting against Parkinsons disease. The...

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

...es evaluated data to assess whether increasing the frequency of IPT with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine during pregnancy could provide a temporary respite in areas in Africa with increasing sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance. The researchers identified four trials that compared 2-dose IPT with sulfadoxine-pyrim...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

...ers also note that the natural oscillation of this frequency provides further evidence that the brain samples speech segments about the length of a syllable. According to them, this is the first study to represent that such a broad neural response is central to perceiving the highly complex dynamics of human ...

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