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Low Cholesterol Linked to Severe Depression and Violent Behavior in Men

... Durham, N.C. Said, "I think that at some point, measurement of cholesterol and the cholesterol profile may be used as a screening tool for depression," Vivian Mitropoulou, PhD, who is studying the link between cholesterol levels and personality disorders at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York told that...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...d calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who del...

Avoid stress to have strong babies

...normal blood flow patterns. A "resistance index" measurement was taken of the extent to which the blood flow was impaired.The researchers found that of the most anxious group, 28% had a resistance index high enough to be of "clinical concern". Only 5% in the less anxious group had similarly impaired uterine ar...

Heart disease starts early

...s the top number in a blood pressure reading. This measurement represents the highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was related to a higher systolic blood pressure in the the15-...

Cardiac diseases develop early

...s the top number in a blood pressure reading. This measurement represents the highest level of the blood's pressure within the artery walls and corresponds to the contraction of the heart's main pumping chambers (ventricles). Higher insulin resistance was related to a higher systolic blood pressure in the the15-...

Obese women likey for Cesarean

...d calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who del...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...d calculated each woman's body mass index (BMI), a measurement of body fat calculated using a formula that is based on height and weight, and related it to her chances of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who del...

Combating insomnia with warm feet

...or a week and then, after a break, will repeat the measurement procedures with unwarmed booties as a comparison control. The protocol has been tested and researchers at UIC are now recruiting more subjects for the study....

Cardiac events better treated with intense cholesterol-lowering regime

...d after 2.6 years with software-based quantitative measurement of perfusion defects. Cardiac events were monitored during an additional five-year follow-up period. The patients who participated in the study were divided into three categories depending on the type of treatment that was given to them. The "poor" ...

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

... point of the tunnel. His research,shows that the measurement of brain temperature in humans and animals at the brain temperature tunnel area can be accomplished in a non-invasive, automated, and continuous manner. Brain temperature is a key parameter for life and death. Today, it is impossible to measure tempe...

Less Pain After Tonsillectomy

...ncrease in complications, subjective and objective measurement showed that the use of the microdissection needle resulted in significantly less postoperative pain by day three." Pain after tonsillectomy is of special concern since it interferes with eating and drinking. Children are especially prone to dehydra...

Reducing The After Effects of Tonsillectomy

...ncrease in complications, subjective and objective measurement showed that the use of the microdissection needle resulted in significantly less postoperative pain by day three."...

Low Protein Levels A Possible Indicator For A Miscarriage

...ing commentary, researchers from Israel say if the measurement of MIC1 could predict miscarriage, this could be a useful tool for the medical community. However, they also feel that the crucial question is whether the decrease in concentrations of MIC1 is connected to the pathological processes of a miscarriage....

Poor Preventive Measures Taken By Diabetics

...Researchers conclude that, "Ongoing monitoring and measurement of the quality of care, empowering clinicians with medical decision support tools and patients with information to improve the quality of care they receive, and building incentives for providing comprehensive care into the health care delivery system...

Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure

...y. The study’s authors also found that the mode of measurement did not lead to any significant difference in the proportions of patients progressing to multiple-drug treatment. However, they found that the final office, home, and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements were higher in the home blood pressu...

Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures

...Researchers conclude that, "Ongoing monitoring and measurement of the quality of care, empowering clinicians with medical decision support tools and patients with information to improve the quality of care they receive, and building incentives for providing comprehensive care into the health care delivery system...

Monitoring Blood Pressure

...y. The study’s authors also found that the mode of measurement did not lead to any significant difference in the proportions of patients progressing to multiple-drug treatment. However, they found that the final office, home, and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measurements were higher in the home blood pressu...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...standard arthritis research survey instruments and measurement tools, such as the Western Ontario McMasters Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Patients' progress was assessed at 4, 8, 14, and 26 weeks. By week 8, participants receiving acupuncture were showing a significant increase in function and by week 14 a signi...

The Reason For Depression in Adolescents

...ight not show an initial difference in hippocampus measurement .Researchers chose to study adolescents to get a more accurate measure of the link between depression and brain size as choosing to study adult patients may have introduced side effects of long-term illnesses or treatment. In conclusion researchers ...

Air travel reduces oxygen level in the blood

...ngers flying today. The researchers have taken the measurement of peripheral oxygen saturation and pulse rate of 84 passengers, aged from 1 to 78 yrs. This was measured by pulse oximetry at ground level and at higher altitude during a flight. The results show that there exists reduction in oxygen saturation in ...

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