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Stress of Deployment Increases Risk of Child Abuse, Neglect in Military Families, UNC Study Shows
...rations, as well as increased monitoring of family function
during stressful periods. Rentz also noted that this study was conducted using population data. A limitation of this study is that it just used aggregate data on maltreatment and deployment. This study tells us only about population patterns. We d...
Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls
... ultrasound to detect whether placental growth and function
have been perturbed, may prove beneficial in the optimal management of adolescent pregnancies."...
Brain Cells Activity: New Treatment Target for Psychiatric Diseases
...ulin-1 and ErbB4 signaling. The result is impaired function
of the excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate. Now he wants to study disease processes in a neuregulin-1/ErbB4 knockout mouse and learn more about how neuregulin-1 mediates GABA release. Another key unknown is what regulates neuregulin-1....
Australian Children Sleep Less, Perhaps Not Well Monitored
...ho went to bed late were inattentive and unable to function
effectively at school. He said the current average hours of sleep were within set guidelines, but they were at the bottom end of the scale and parents should ensure children received adequate rest. Children aged three to five years should have 11 t...
Bronchial Thermoplasty: Boon to Severe Asthma Patients?
...nificant improvements in asthma control, pulmonary function
and quality of life. There was also lesser use of ...demonstrated significant improvements in pulmonary function
and asthma control," states Dr. Thomson. "These significant and seemingly long-lasting improvements ...
Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases
...aces must have sugars attached to them in order to function
properly. This glycosylation process is necessary for protein stability, may modulate protein activity and provides recognition sites on cell surface proteins, which is necessary for cell-to-cell interactions. The glycosylation process fascinates P...
Genes may Have a Role in Learning "tonal Languages"
...urnaby, Canada, as saying. Given that both genes function
in brain development, Dediu and Ladd recommend that they may have restrained effects on the administration of the cerebral cortex, as well as the areas that develop language. According to Ladd, brain anatomy varies between English speakers, who are...
Skinny Girl-bands are Making Detrimental Impact on Teenage Girls
...se the female ideal of ultra-thinness, and who can function
as aspirational role models for adolescent girls, they added. The researchers found that girls who watched the videos for just 10 minutes had a noticeable rise in their discontent about their bodies. The visual images in the music videos . . . ra...
Natural Compound in Grapes, Tea and Cocoa Helps to Enhance Memory
...as been shown previously to improve cardiovascular function
in people and increase blood flow in the brain. ...ggesting that it may be possible to optimize brain function
by combining exercise and dietary supplementation," says Dr. Mark Mattson at the National Institute ...
Specific Imbalance Between Two Peptides may Cause Alzheimer's
...are like Yin and Yang in Taiji. The brain can only function
normally when they are in balance," he added. The study, to be published in the Journal of Molecular Biology, shows that when there is 15 times more AB40 than AB42, the formation of AB42 fibrils is almost completely stopped. "This means that the ...
Anorexia Patients Sue Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital
...paring the women's tests to normal levels of heart function
established for children instead of adults, the doctors were able to interpret the results in a manner that convinced the women they had heart problems. 'It's important to note that this is not a case about patient care', Rose adds. 'This is about ...
More Than 270 Medicines in Testing for Heart Disease and Stroke
...mple: Human stem cells that may restore cardiac function
by forming new heart muscle. A new anticoagulant that regulates clot formation to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation. A vaccine that may be able to promote 'good' cholesterol by preventing the transfer of 'good' cholesterol to 'bad' cholestero...
Human Stem Cell Therapy Restores Motor Function to Paralyzed Rats
...chool of Medicine have successfully restored motor function
in paralyzed rats by grafting human spinal stem cells (hSSCs) in them. "We demonstrated that when damage has occurred due to a loss of blood flow to the spines neural cells, by grafting human neural stem cells directly into the spinal cord we can ...
Tropical Cyclones Play Important Role in Climate-control
...ke. I like to say the good news is that hurricanes function
like a thermostat for the tropics, and the bad news is that hurricanes function
like a thermostat for the tropics, said Prof. Huber. The logical conclusion of this finding, takin...
Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders
...M mutation had such a detrimental impact on kidney function
in the transgenic mice, said Dr. Huizing. Structural elements in the kidney that are important for filtering waste from the blood in these animals were severely impaired and we linked this to sialic acid deficiency. This outcome demonstrates the sign...
Patients With OSA at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
...PAP treatment would likely restore the physiologic function
of the lining of the blood vessels. For the stud...h will investigate if the improvements in vascular function
correlate with actual improvements in the sleep patterns of patients with OSA....
Gene Therapy a Better Alternative to Viagra Please
...ant recovery and were able to regain normal penile function
after four weeks. ED, often referred to as impoten...fety, it also showed the therapy improved erectile function
in some of the men. Dr Melman said: 'This is an exciting field of research because current treatme...
Unhealthy Lungs Linked to Hostility?
...o be hostile went along with having decreased lung function
in otherwise healthy young adults. The results ind...or anger, for examplethe lower levels ones of lung function
even after controlling for age, height, socioeconomic status, smoking status and presence of asthma....
Fortis to Inject Rs.300 Mn into Escorts Hospital
...o eminence," Singh told IANS on the sidelines of a function
here. Renowned cardiologist Trehan left the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC) last week to join the Apollo Hospitals along with nearly 50 doctors and paramedics from EHIRC. The 350-bedded EHIRC is a leading cardiology hospital i...
Hot Flashes in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Reduced by Non-hormonal Drug
...abapentin works on the central nervous system, its function
may be similar to some antidepressants that are prescribed to reduce hot flashes in women entering menopause, he says. "But we dont understand exactly how any of these drugs work to reduce hot flashes," says Dr. Loprinzi. Gabapentin was approved by...
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