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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ho just reported locating the 14th gene that has a statistically significant association with Alzheimer’s disease. In a January 2007 online issue of Nature Genetics, the researchers reported a new gene called SORL1 (sortilin-related receptor). They found that people who inherited certain variations of SORL1 appea...

Test-tube Babies: Mood Swings are Key to Fertility Choice

...ltiple embryo implants, despite this risk, offer a statistically higher chance of a pregnancy compared to a single embryo transfer. Canadian doctors at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, carried out research into the emotional factors that can drive a woman to one or either of these options. ...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...ty in detecting benign diseases, though it was not statistically significant. The safety of the combined procedur..., and in the combined procedures it was 8 percenta statistically insignificant difference. Another concern was that the extended sedation or anesthesia required i...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

...f groin surgeries was also evaluated. Although not statistically significant, the athletes in the prevention session had fewer surgeries (0.13/1,000 hours) than the control subjects (0.18/1,000) who did not participate in the program. While we were able to prevent the total number of groin injuries, we were una...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

...bly less likely to spot the punch line. "These are statistically significant differences," she said. "Our study basically gets at this idea of the relationship between mental abilities and how well someone understands humor," Mak told AFP. "People know that there are certain mental abilities that decline as we...

Uninsured Adults Increase Medicare Costs

... different. When the researchers compared these statistically similar groups, the differences due to insurance were clear. After gaining Medicare coverage at age 65, health care use by previously uninsured adults not only rose to the level of previously insured adults but exceeded it substantially, says McWilli...

Breast Cancer Risk is not Reduced by a Diet Rich in Fruit and Vegetables

...ention group achieved and maintained the following statistically significant differences vs. the comparison group through four years: servings of vegetables, +65 percent; fruit, +25 percent; fiber, +30 percent, and energy intake from fat, -13 percent. Throughout the study, women in both groups received similar cli...

Hospital Provides an Oppurtunity to Quit Smoking

...counselling alone, although the difference was not statistically significant. High intensity behavioural interventions that begin during a hospital stay and include at least one month of supportive contact after discharge promote smoking cessation among hospitalised patients, says lead researcher Nancy Rigotti, ...

Etanercept Reduces Psoriasis

...nts responded within two weeks to etanercept, with statistically significant differences in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index and Dermatology Life Quality Index between the etanercept and placebo groups at week 12. At week 24, after 12 weeks of open-label etanercept treatment, patients in the original placebo ...

Women Taking Oestrogen Therapy Showed Reduced Coronary Artery Calcification

...ormone therapy within 10 years of menopause; and a statistically significant reduction in total mortality among women aged 50-59 in the group receiving hormone therapy compared with those in the placebo group. The recent pooled analysis published in JAMA provides reassurance about coronary artery disease to newl...

Male Circumcision Overstated as Deterrent to Global AIDS Pandemic

...found to be important in controlling AIDS, becomes statistically irrelevant once the study controls for the number ...oved Talbott found that circumcision was no longer statistically significant in explaining the variance in AIDS infection rates across the countries of the World. ...

Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

...a(R) over its vehicle has been demonstrated by the statistically significant improvement of both objective signs of...rates and corneal epithelial disease), there was a statistically significant difference between both concentrations of Vekacia(R) and the vehicle treatment (p=0.0386...

Boffins Identify Gene That Helps Regulates Body Weight

...hout CD38 that were treated with sirtinol gained a statistically significant amount of weight when compared with mice without the gene who were not treated with sirtinol. "Together these results identify a novel pathway regulating body weight and clearly show that CD38 is a nearly obligatory component of the ce...

Surgery- Very Effective for Common Back Pain

...tudy at the expense of information gained from the statistically rigorous study design originally planned. Patient crossover was also an issue in the first arm of the SPORT trial, which showed that patients who underwent surgery for another common back problem herniated discs experienced slightly more improvem...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

...hree six-week clinical trials, INVEGA demonstrated statistically significant symptom improvement on the PANSS versus placebo across all doses investigated. INVEGA was also superior to placebo on the PSP in these trials. In a chronic treatment trial, adult patients with schizophrenia who were treated with INVEGA ...

INVEGA(TM) Gets Marketing Authority from EU to Treat Schizophrenia

...hree six-week clinical trials, INVEGA demonstrated statistically significant symptom improvement on the PANSS versus placebo across all doses investigated. INVEGA was also superior to placebo on the PSP in these trials. In a chronic treatment trial, adult patients with schizophrenia who were treated with INVEGA ...

Hate Crimes Against Gays and Lesbians Rising in US

... The disparities persisted after Herek controlled statistically for age, race, ethnicity and education he said. "Men are generally more likely than women to be the targets of most kinds of violent crime, and this pattern seems to hold in anti-gay hate crimes as well," Herek said. "The gay men and lesbians in ...

Gulf War Veterans Exhibit Memory Impairment

...cord discrepancies in brain volume. It revealed a statistically significant correlation between lower brain volume and poor performance on the learning test. Simon Wessley, director of the Centre for Military Health Research at King's College London has looked at the results with caution. He says "The time to t...

Anti-osteoporosis Drugs Could Result in Irregular Heart Rhythm, New Study

...the other women. However, the finding, while not statistically definitive for Fosamax, worried some researchers because it is in line with the results of a new study published in the same issue of the medical journal. This study of 7,736 postmenopausal women with bone-thinning osteoporosis focuses on Reclast. ...

HCV Patients Survival After Liver Transplantation is Not Improving

...ithout HCV," the authors report. "There has been a statistically significant improvement in patient and graft survival for non-HCV recipients between 1991 and 2001, but for HCV recipients, the survival rate has remained unchanged without any obvious explanations." Another article in the same issue of Liver Tran...

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