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Pain Common in People with MS

...chers report results from a postal survey aimed at gauging pain among those with MS and comparing it to pain suffered by people in the general population. Investigators mailed detailed questionnaires to 711 MS patients living in one Danish county and 769 members of the general public who were matched by age ...

Exclusive Team initiated To Check Bird Flu Pandemic: Jakarta

...ultry and humans, initiating research, and finally gauging the programs’ implementation. Although humans in only 4 provinces have been afflicted, the mortality rate was steep at 66%, necessitating immediate measures to contain the spead....

PET Scans Could Predict Treatment Outcomes In Cancer

...l have explained about the extended usage of PET n gauging the response of the tumor in the February 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The report says that increasing the use of PET imaging will improve the delivery of cancer care. The PET radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is absorbed more a...

Death Pumps Up Aggressive Thoughts

... death and then were asked to respond to questions gauging their support for extreme military actions ranging from the use of nuclear and chemical weapons to pre-emptive strikes against countries that may pose a threat to the United States. Support for extreme measures increased when thoughts of either de...

Teenagers Often Deny Taken ‘Virginity Pledges

...' self-reported sexual histories are a good way of gauging how well they adhere to these pledges, reports foodconsumer.org. Virginity pledges usually take the form of public or written declarations to remain a virgin until marriage. "A better and more reliable measure than adolescents' self-reported sexu...

Virginity Vows by Teens may Mask Truth

New York, - A study aimed at gauging adolescent health, has said that those teens who swear celibacy and virginity till marriage, show a propensity to cover //the truth about their sex lives , compared to teens who are not so rigid about maintaining their virginity. The study analyze...

Research on AIDS vaccine a wealth of information

...ing provides us with an important marker to use in gauging the vaccine's performance,' says Letvin. 'By measuring the levels of central memory cells in blood samples taken from participants in human clinical trials [to test the AIDS vaccine] scientists would be able to predict how well the vaccine would work...

Please Give Kids a Break!!

... psychology circles especially when it pertains to gauging the veracity of children who are called upon to give eye-witness testimony in court. The results surprised Shore. "When it comes to many aspects of attention, an eight-year-old's skill is adult-like," says Shore. "But on this particular skill we n...

Potential Diagnostic Marker Indicates Effectiveness of Anti-Angiogenic Drugs

...ease // , thus providing a potential biomarker for gauging the medication’s effectiveness, according to National Cancer Institute (NCI) research. Previous studies have shown that the blood circulation of cancer patients has an abnormally high number of endothelial cells, which help construct blood vessels i...

‘Obesity’ Acquires Permanent Resident Status in the US

...uent flier in search of greener pastures, but now, gauging by the unconditional adulation it has received//, has decided on a permanent home in the United States of America. ‘O’ for omnipresent, obesity, is estimated to have entered into the lives of nearly one-third of U.S children, leaving them with a bagf...

Inroads into triggers of road rage

...mpact of steroid abuse on patients, with a view to gauging the degree of violent behavior has shown that crime related to the abuse of steroids is often lined to the use of weapons rather than just violent behavior. According to Fia Kl?tz, M.D., of Uppsala University steroid abusers were found to be suscep...

Brain Responds Better to Name Brands

...is very usual factor has// resulted in a new study gauging the brain’s response to product branding. The study, presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found out that the strong brands elicit strong activity in our brains. “This is the first functional ...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

... to risk of heart attack into a DNA-based test for gauging inherited risk of (heart attack)," the company was quoted. ANN/V...

Abnormality in the Red Blood Count Cell Poses High Risks

...rgery, doctors don't have a reliable yardstick for gauging a 'normal' or a mildly 'abnormal' result, said Dr.Wu. "One of my biggest hopes for this research is that it eventually helps doctors better interpret hematocrit test results to improve patient outcomes." Wu and his colleagues set out to evaluate th...

Step-Based Guidelines in New Pair of Studies

...eter-derived steps should be used with caution for gauging moderate intensity walking. Step counts associated with moderate intensity walking should be individualized based on stride length and level of fitness. ACSM defines moderate intensity walking as "brisk" walking, or "walking with purpose." Walkers sh...

Fingers of Kids can Predict Their Performance in Exams

... can use measurements of these fingers as a way of gauging the relative exposure to these two hormones in the womb. And, as we have shown through this study, we can also use them to predict ability in the key areas of numeracy and literacy, he added. In the study, which is published in the British Journal ...

Repetition Is Like Chanting The More It is Heard the More You Believe It

...fluenced by repetition from a single source. Since gauging public opinion is such an essential component in guiding our social interactions, this research has implications in almost every facet of modern day. The study is published in the current month's issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psycholo...

Gene Mutations Leave Caucasians Prone To Heart Diseases And Diabetes

... to risk of heart attack into a DNA-based test for gauging inherited risk of (heart attack)," the company was quoted....

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

... A. Woods said cardiologists are already routinely gauging CRP levels in much the same way they look at lipids panels to assess cholesterol levels. Certainly, thats being done in the cardiovascular disease realm, but I think (it may be effectively used as a monitor) for other diseases, such as Alzheimers, ...

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