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Disquieting Slow Down in Heart Disease Deaths Among Under 55s

...s threaten to halt or even reverse the hard fought gains in cutting deaths from heart disease, they warn. And these trends are much more likely to become apparent among younger Britons first, say the authors.A similar pattern has emerged in the United States, where rates of obesity and diabetes are also ...

Asia Must Overcome HIV Stigma, Say Research Chiefs

...associated with the virus to fully consolidate the gains and keep it under control, international research chiefs say. Speaking ahead of an international conference of 5,000 HIV/AIDS researchers in Sydney next week, America's top expert Anthony Fauci and his Australian counterpart David Cooper said HIV ...

Ranbaxy Launches Pravastatin Sodium Tablets in US

...e pravastatin 80mg and benefit from the commercial gains during the period, it informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The annual sales for the tablets, used for prevention of several types coronary heart diseases, were $209 million, it said....

Expand HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, Experts Stress

...ere infected with HIV. "We need to make the same gains in HIV prevention that we are making in HIV treatment," said Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA and co-chair of the Working Group. "We have a critical window of opportunity over the next 10 years to dramatically slow the rate of new infectio...

Motion Analysis Helps Teen With Cerebral Palsy Regain Ability to Walk

...ce it allows clinicians to objectively measure the gains that are achieved following proper medical or surgical intervention. With the help of gait analysis, Dr. Scher determined which surgical approach was the best option. The surgery entailed cutting the end of the thigh bones to straighten the legs an...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...more, the new study's authors hope that additional gains in patients' outcomes can be made. They are continuing to collect data on hospitalized STEMI and ACS patients in 30 countries around the world, and to contact patients at home after their initial hospitalization to get follow-up information. GRACE no...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

...t a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making light of ones losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of sleep deprivation, Vinod Venkatraman and colleagues of Duke University studied healthy volunteers as th...

Effectiveness of Hormone Therapy During Menopause

...inistered for a much shorter period, with positive gains in cognition later in life. The study also hopes to determine the best way to counteract the adverse effects of estrogen on the lining of the uterus, which hormone therapy regimen best mimics the menstrual cycle, and the relationship, if any, betwe...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

...team pointed out the importance of adequate weight gains by pregnant teenaged girls, especially during the first two trimesters, to reduce the chance of a low-birth-weight infant. In this study, a pregnancy was produced in each experimental ewe by implanting a single egg fertilized with the sperm of just...

Most Pediatric Chemotherapy Mistakes Reach Patients

...rapeutic drugs have been credited with significant gains in survival from pediatric cancers. However, they are among the most toxic medications used today. Calculating dose, route, and frequency, which are often based on a childs weight, are critical to ensure that the drug concentration in the blood is wi...

Adults Who Are Overweight and Obese Experience a Lowered Response to Resistance Training

...ts. The study determined that peak muscle strength gains in people who are overweight and obese are significantly weakened when compared to that of normal weight people; therefore, resistance training programs for adults who are overweight or obese need to be altered to counteract the response rate. The ...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

...lists that is, they displayed significant fitness gains when transitioning into their preferred environment. In contrast, the groups that evolved in variable pH environments exhibited generalist fitness patterns, with neither group having any significant fitness loss in any of the environments. Interest...

Advanced Scientific Brings Help for Breast Cancer Survivors

..., particularly because of targeted treatments. But gains in survival rates, with a 2.3 percent reduction in deaths recorded in recent years, have not been shared equally in the United States among African-Americans and whites, said a new study published Sunday. For women diagnosed between 1999 and 2003, ...

HIV and AIDS Pregnancies Considerably Reduced- South African Health Minister

...for HIV and AIDS for 2007-2011 which builds on the gains of the Strategic Plan for 2000-2005. It aims to achieve a 50 percent reduction of new infections by 2011 and provide an appropriate package of treatment, care and support services. The package of care provided for in the plan includes counseling an...

Sleep Deprivation can Affect Competent Decision-making

...t a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making// light of one’s losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of sleep deprivation, Vinod Venkatraman and colleagues of Duke University studied healthy volunteers as ...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...more, the new study's authors hope that additional gains in patients' outcomes can be made. They are continuing to collect data on hospitalized STEMI and ACS patients in 30 countries around the world, and to contact patients at home after their initial hospitalization to get follow-up information. GRACE no...

National Infant Immunization Week Urges Parents to Vaccinate On Time

...against 14 diseases before age two. Despite recent gains in infant immunization coverage, more than 20 percent of the nation's two-year-olds are still not fully immunized against infectious diseases to which they are especially vulnerable. "The suffering or death from a vaccine-preventable disease is an ...

Increase in Pneumococcal Infections That are Not Covered by Vaccine

...ypes to emerge and diminish the disease prevention gains made through the use of PCV7. Rosalyn J. Singleton, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, and colleagues evaluated IPD in Alaska children for evidence of the emergence of nonvaccine serotype disease. The resear...

Modern Lifestyle Could Damage Heart

...tyles, and diagnosis and treatment improve, recent gains in treating cardiovascular disease could be reversed. "Making changes to your lifestyle such as taking regular exercise can help you cope with stress," Davison said. Source-IANS/B...

School Playgrounds and Athletic Facilities Helps To Fight Childhood Obesity

...hools as great points of policy intervention where gains in the fight against obesity could potentially be made.” More research is needed, Scott said, noting that the study did not measure whether the girls in the study actually used the school facilities for exercise. The fact that girls with higher BMI...

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