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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ghtforward, like today’s blood cholesterol test to gauge risk of developing heart disease,” says Steve Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neuroscientist. “If your cholesterol profile is out of whack, treatment with a simple statin drug can reduce that risk. Our goal is to develop a similar kind of testing...

Right Foods Could Improve Drug Effectiveness, Lower Drug Costs

...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 an efficacy study by lapatinib's sponsor," the authors write. They are currently conducting such a study of their own, testing the consequence of co...

Outdoor Alcohol Ads Boost Urge to Drink in Young Teens

...ohol generally predict their later behaviour. To gauge students' thoughts on drinking, the researchers asked them a series of questions, such as whether they planned on drinking in high school or if they thought drinking made teens popular. By eighth grade when they are in the age group of 13 to 14 ye...

Spit Test Kit on the Cards to Ascertain Pre-eclampsia Risk

...s Hospital in Chichester are conducting a trial to gauge the efficacy and reliability of this new test, by seeking the participation of 1000 women in the trial. This new test, a brain child of Dr Brian Owen-Smith, a retired hospital rheumatologist, examines and monitors elevated levels of urate in the bo...

Female Reproductive Function Influenced by Childhood Environment

...onment throughout childhood and before puberty, to gauge when and at what rate it will be best to mature. It then sets development, including reproductive hormone levels, accordingly. This is an advantage in evolutionary terms, as it makes the best of the resources and energy available for reproduction in ...

Healthier Childhood Leads to Higher Fertility

...ld monitor its environment throughout childhood to gauge when and at what rate it would be best to mature. At the same time researchers caution that it is not certain whether the lower average progesterone levels of the particular groups studied would actually translate into lower fertility. It is possib...

Dentists Need More Training in Oral Cancer Detection

...nded to the 38-item questionnaire that was used to gauge the extent of their knowledge of oral cancer prevention and early detection. A greater than 60 percent response rate indicated that Illinois dentists "take seriously their important role in addressing the state's oral cancer burden," said LeHew, who ...

Toolkit to Assess Reproductive Health Needs of Displaced Women

...bility of organizations to identify health issues, gauge the extent of health problems and take steps sooner to address health needs." The toolkit will help support efforts of government and volunteer organizations, as well as United Nations agencies that provide reproductive health services to conflict-...

Army to Conduct Psychological Tests During Recruits to Curb Suicides

...eing introduced from October), we would be able to gauge the personality of a recruit, his ability to grasp a given situation and the ratio of positive to negative traits," Manas Kumar Mandal, who heads the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), said at a press conference here. The Indian Ar...

Ice Age in Europe Dried Up West African Monsoons

... freshwater run-off from the river Niger, and is a gauge of past run-off levels and monsoon intensities. The researchers found that when the northern latitudes were frozen over, monsoon rains were much weaker, only gaining strength again when the temperatures in the north increased. There were also bi...

Childhood Obesity may Increase Ear Problems

...children's BMI (body mass index), which is used to gauge obesity. Based on BMI, 65 children (42 percent) were found obese. The researchers also measured total cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fats) in blood samples provided by the kids. Total cholesterol and triglycerides tend to rise with obesity, r...

Child Abuse - When God’s Gifts Land in Devils’ Clutchs

...ld Abuse, India 2007 . The study was undertaken to gauge the extent of child exploitation in India. This report has established the gory plight of many children, constantly facing abuse of some form in many states in India. The survey spanned 13 states in India studying a sample size of 12,447 children. ...

Viagra Helps Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

...three months, followed by a second walking test to gauge performance changes. Researchers noted that 57 percent of the patients improved their walking distance by 20 percent or more. The average improvement in walking distance was 49 meters (161 feet). Eleven patients completed the study. Only two pati...

Children Find Effective Pain Relief With Ibuprofen

... scale from 0 to 100. Though the study intended to gauge the level of pain after 60 minutes from baseline, yet results were compared periodically by the researchers. The finding revealed that after 60 minutes, the children who had taken ibuprofen had maximum relief from pain. The researchers inferred tha...

Prostate Brachytherapy Causes Fewer Side Effects Than Surgery

...r treatment and subsequently at follow-up exams to gauge their quality of life and treatment-related side effects against predefined materials given to them by the doctors. Doctors found that brachytherapy is a more expensive procedure at the outset, but that follow-up costs related to surgery cause both t...

Japanese Turn to China for Organ Transplants

...er and kidney transplants in China is difficult to gauge because many don't wish official record keepers to know. But last year the health, labour and welfare ministry recorded at least 120 such patients. Hokamura was one of them. Frustrated with the Japanese system, he ultimately decided on surgery in C...

Standard Therapy More Effective in Common Fertility Disorder

... the women’s levels of the hormone progesterone to gauge when the women were ovulating. The researchers found that fewer women in the metformin only group had given birth than had women in either of the clomiphene groups. In the metformin only group, 15 out of 208 women had given birth, or 7.2 percent. I...

Space-Age Bandage Monitors Patients With Raynaud's Disease

... severity, measure symptoms in real time, and help gauge treatment effectiveness. The device recently underwent initial testing on patients with Raynaud's being treated at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients wore a monitor for one week in their homes, pressing an "event button" on the device...

Work-outs, Not So Much of a ‘pain’ With Caffeie

..., were subjected with two different treatments, to gauge the effects of caffeine on muscle soreness after a heavy work-out. Some women received caffeine tablets corresponding to two cups of coffee, while some women got a placebo. This was given 24 and 48 hours after a rigorous session of resistance trainin...

Federal Plan: Strategies to Cut Down Wait Times for Children’s Surger

... in February with the provinces and territories to gauge the progress made in the project....

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