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

...ity patients one month before IVF treatment. The volunteers were asked about their mood states, their social, sexual and relationship stress and about whether they preferred to have a singleton, twin or triplet pregnancy, and which of these was considered more risky. The investigators found a clear link bet...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...sess new drugs for safety and effectiveness. The volunteers in the DUET 1 and 2 trials are divided into two groups. Half receive etravrine and half a dummy, lookalike pill, a placebo. In addition, all receive two standard anti-HIV drugs from a different treatment class, known as protease inhibitors, and als...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

... images on volunteers. The researchers asked the volunteers to perform the tasks as they experienced different levels of pain caused by the zapping of their hands by a harmless laser beam. Researchers scanned the volunteers' brains during the tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) which us...

Fasting Makes Women Talk Less

...at it harder to speak while fasting. About half of volunteers said that they had vocal fatigue, a condition that also reduces the amount they said. The other most common symptom that one-fifth of the fasting women reported was a lowering of the voice, with a few also showing a harshening of their voices. B...

Male Wallflowers-Watch Your Heart

...A, B, C and D. At the beginning of the study, all volunteers were asked to fill in psychological questionnaires. By the end of the study period, 60 percent of the original study subjects had died. The researchers then matched the death certificates of these men with the questionnaires to understand each mans p...

Newborn Screening Tests for Babies

...ACMG recommendations, the March of Dimes staff and volunteers continue to work with governors, legislatures, and parent groups to advocate for expanded newborn screening on a state-by-state basis. In Pennsylvania, newborn screening is offered at most hospitals, but it is not required by law. Therefore it is n...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...tudy neuroscientists used brain scans to show that volunteers who have been asked to banish disturbing memories ...ience. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was pair...

All Babies in Massachusetts Should Be Screened for Life-Threatening Disorders

...the ACMG recommendations, March of Dimes staff and volunteers continue to work with governors, legislatures, health departments, and parent groups to advocate for expanded newborn screening on a state-by-state basis. Contact the March of Dimes at 508-329-2800 and join efforts to continue to advocate for the wel...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...tudy neuroscientists used brain scans to show that volunteers who have been asked to banish disturbing memories ...ience. For the purpose of the experiment, the 16 volunteers were given 40 pairs of photographs to study. In each case, an image of a neutral human face was pair...

High Court Upholds Ban on Teenager's 'purity Ring'

...ayfoot and his wife Heather are part of a group of volunteers that run the British branch of "Silver Ring Thing", which claims that 25,000 youngsters have committed to abstinence from sex before marriage....

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...sedentary and matched for physical activity. The volunteers had no confounding factors typically associated wi...sistance in one cohort. Researchers provided the volunteers with two meals high in carbohydrates, and turned to magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the p...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...e most twins grow up in the same household. The volunteers took five tests that are frequently used to identi...ies in children and adults. In three of the tests, volunteers listened as two different one-syllable words or nonsense syllables (short word fragments such as ba,...

Penis Loses Its Most Sensitive Parts During Circumcision Process

...en and compared the two populations. Adult male volunteers were assessed with a 19-point Semmes-Weinstein monofilament touch-test to map fine-touch pressure thresholds of the penis. Circumcised and uncircumcised men were compared using mixed models for repeated data, controlling for age, type of underwear wo...

Two, Not One Networks Rule Brain's Voluntary Chain-of-command

...e functional connectivity MRI. For this technique, volunteers are asked to calm down while their brains are scan...ariations in MRI scan results take place even when volunteers are inactive, and that these variations can be studied for positive insights into brain function and...

Scientists Identify Broad Neural Response Behind Speech Reception

... During the course of study, the researchers asked volunteers to listen to spoken sentences such as "he held his arms close to his sides and made himself as small as possible," and scanned their brains simultaneously using magnetoencephalography. The researchers found that the theta band, which oscillates bet...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

... and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi. "Twenty to 30 volunteers will be chosen to test an H5N1 vaccine produced in Vietnam." Hien said he expected testing to start as early as next month, pending health ministry approval, with the trial expected to wrap up next year. In the tests, subjects would not be exposed to...

WTC Neighborhood Residents Misled on Extent of Contamination

...lessly cleaned up the debris was the message. Thus volunteers were left in the lurch. Even more insidious, residents of the WTC neighborhood have been lied to consistently. The Government Accountability Office says that the federal officials did not provide proper information to the residents of Lower Manhatt...

Imphal Hosts Cycle Rally to Spread Drug Abuse Awareness

Hundreds of cyclists and volunteers are participating in a six-day long rally here to ...ers of consuming drugs. Over 350 cyclists and 200 volunteers are participating in the rally. The rally will pass through seven districts of Manipur. Street cor...

Autism Could Be Related to Higher Level of Growth Hormones

... boys. Researchers were not able to rope in enough volunteers from girls for the project. Anyway autism itself tends to afflict boys more than girls. "The study authors have uncovered a promising new lead in the quest to understand autism," said Dr. Duane Alexander, Director of the National Institute of Child...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

... having cannibalised much of the Iraqi government, volunteers have begun providing vital social services at their own expense, relying on the generosity of friends and neighbours. The images of the inside of the al-Hanan orphanage were disquieting even by Iraqi standards: two dozen emaciated children, some tie...

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