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Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

... (CAPS) – a randomised controlled trial of dietary intervention and house dust mite avoidance during the first five years of life. 219 children within the original study group had rhinitis and of these, 213 could provide information on snoring. Almost 60% of these children snored at least once per week includ...

First clinical trial of gene therapy for childhood blindness

...rial is to find out how safe and effective the new intervention is in humans. The team conducting the trial, from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, is led by Professor Robin Ali and includes leading eye surgeon Mr James Bainbridge and leading retinal specialist Professor Tony Moore. ...

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

...ion on Pre-eclampsia (APEC). Earlier detection and intervention could save lives. Standard blood pressure and urine tests are unreliable, and there is a lot of scope for "user error", according to Michael Rich, chief executive of APEC. In addition, high blood pressure can be caused by a variety of factors othe...

High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half

...tting medication just before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cuts the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half, according to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 9?2, 2007, in Orlando, FL. Rese...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...lications. "These data illustrate how a medical intervention that is effective when applied to an appropriately selected case can have significant adverse effects when applied to a low risk population. "Caesareans are not without risk for mothers or babies, and should be based on solid medical reasons to e...

Proteasome activator enhances survival of Huntington's disease neuronal model cells

...g striatum-derived neurons. We determined how this intervention altered cell survival after exposure to toxins known to simulate pathological mechanisms in HD. The manuscript shows that cellular changes due to expression of huntingtin protein with longer CAG repeats can reduce the ubiquitin proteasome system (...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

...ce cell loss is potentially reversible and earlier intervention could delay the development of cardiomyopathy or heart muscle disease," noted Hofstra. He indicated that additional research is needed since the study was performed on a small group of heart patients. "Heart failure is a major health care problem...

Red flag for repetitive stress injuries identified for first time in humans

...m before the damage starts. That way, conservative intervention ?ibuprofen, rest breaks at work, exercise ?can be evaluated as to their effectiveness in preventing the development of chronic work-related conditions and, consequently, the need for more serious measures such as surgery. "If the injury to the ti...

Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again

...Korea after the Hwang scandal." Professor Kim's intervention leaves little doubt about how seriously the CHA group views the potential of the incident to damage its bid to inherit Hwang's crown, says Gornall. Before his fall from grace, Professor Hwang received the bulk of Korean government funding in stem cel...

Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows

... results point to the possibility of developing an intervention to block the effects of epinephrine." Kulik is now studying blood samples of prostate cancer patients to determine if there is a link between levels of stress hormones and severity of disease and has begun studying the effects of epinephrine in mi...

Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought

...online. On the other hand, the study shows, prompt intervention with antibiotics and vaccination appeared to be hi...t-exposure use of antibiotics, suggesting that the intervention impeded spore germination and implying that it may reduce the incidence of both subclinical and clin...

Protein overexpression at heart of heart failure

...rovides a rational framework for novel therapeutic intervention in heart failure. ...

Does God answer prayer? ASU research says 'yes'

...hem recover.? The use of prayer as a therapeutic intervention is controversial. Yet, Hodge notes that survey res...tes that many people use intercessory prayer as an intervention to aid healing, which raises questions about its effectiveness as an intervention strategy. “Over...

Map predicting spread of avian flu

...sk maps identify geographic areas in which a given intervention strategy fails to control the spread of the disease between farms. "The risk map concept is an instrument suitable for analyses of epidemic control options both during crisis and in peacetime" says Boender. ...

Eating less salt could prevent cardiovascular disease

...cular problems as a result of the sodium reduction intervention was substantial. The results showed these pre-hypertensive individuals were 25% less likely to develop cardiovascular problems over the course of the 10-15 years post-trial. There was also a 20% lower mortality rate. This risk reduction was evident i...

Mosquito genes explain response to climate change

...anding the metabolic processes involved in disease intervention in humans and other complex organisms," Holzapfel said. Bradshaw and Holzapfel first showed that the mosquito has changed genetically in response to recent, rapid climate change and now uses shorter, more southern day lengths to initiate dormancy ...

1/3 of sexually active older adults with HIV/AIDs has unprotected sex

...cases in the United States by 2015 because medical intervention has extended the lifespan of those infected with HIV. Additionally, drugs such as Viagra have made it possible for older adults to remain sexually active longer. Past studies have shown that up to 65 percent of older adults ages 60 to 71 have sex...

Reminding doctors which antibiotics to prescribe cuts C. difficile infection rates

...edical School, suggest that both the study and the intervention could be successfully replicated in other hospital... already low at the beginning of the study and the intervention was still highly successful, indicating that even better results could be achieved in institutions w...

Protein therapy may reduce infarct size in heart attack patients

...vation MI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention with balloon angioplasty and coronary stent implantation. Patients were randomized 2:1 to receive intracoronary injections of the active study drug (KAI-9803) vs. placebo in four dose groups (0.05, 0.5, 1.25 or 5.0 mg of KAI-9803). Researchers perf...

Prion disease treatable if caught early

...points. These data now lead to the hope that early intervention in human prion disease will not only halt clinical progression but allow reversal of early behavioral and cognitive abnormalities," wrote the scientists....

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