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Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

LIVERPOOL, UK 21 July 2009: Interim results of a study being conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool suggest that children aged three years and younger, who are born to women taking the anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate whilst pregnant, are likely to have an IQ of six to nine po...

Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function

Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming lots of soy foods such as tofu and soy milk may improve lung function and lower the chances of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research ...

Transforming the HR Function Into Strategic Partner at World's Largest Medical Device Company

Interaction Associates (IA) - a 40-year consultancy with a focus on collaboration - has released a case study about how its innovative HR transformation process helped the world's largest manufacturer of medical devices shift its HR function into a more strategic role, including developing HR lea...

Fathers' Hearing Affects Family Function and Fiscal Health

This Father's Day, and throughout the week leading up to it--National Men's Health Week--the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is urging devoted dads to take care of their families by taking care of their own health--including their hearing health. Hearing health affects every aspect of family life...

Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the pot...

A first choice of renal function tests in hepatectomy patients

Although creatinine clearance (Ccr) has been measured clinically by a simple method as a preoperative renal function test, Ccr is not strictly equal to glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Recently, an equation for estimated GFR (eGFR) for Japanese individuals has been postulated, and eGFR has been a...

Large clinical trial finds pirfenidone may help lung function in IPF patients

ATS 2009, SAN DIEGOA large, well-controlled, multi-national clinical trial program has demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of what may become the first FDA-approved medicine for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF. In a Phase III clinical study program called "CAPACITY," investigators di...

New Advanced Search and Matching Function Drives e-Zassi.com's Enhanced Functionality

Trial and Free Student Memberships Now Available on Online Community to Facilitate Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize New Medical Device Technologies FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With a growing number of early adopters in just a few short weeks since launch, e-Zassi.c...

Transplanted liver cells function in older animals but do not proliferate as much as in younger ones

When things go right, transplanted healthy liver cells transplanted by infusion or injection will find their way to the liver, integrate into the damaged tissue, start proliferating, and take over the liver's work of helping with digestion and removing waste products and worn-out cells from the bl...

New Research Suggests Drinking as Little as One Cup of Black Tea Per Day May Help Maintain Cardiovascular Function and Heart Health

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study conducted at the University of L'Aquila in Italy and supported by the Lipton Institute of Tea, is the first to show that black tea consumption - depending on dose - simultaneously increased blood vessel reactivity and reduced both blood pressure and ar...

Higher blood sugar levels linked to lower brain function in diabetics, study shows

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Results of a recent study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and colleagues show that cognitive functioning abilities drop as average blood sugar levels rise in people with type 2 diabetes. The study appears in this month's issue of D...

Flavor and Function Are a Hot Match in 2009... Located In a Cool Place

Healthy, Balanced Living Made Easy and Delicious with New Yoplait Yo-Plus Blueberry Acai Yogurt with Live and Active Probiotic Cultures MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Probiotics, a hot food trend for 2009, joins forces with the latest flavor craze in the launch of Yoplait's new Yo-Plus B...

Kidney Function Test May Not Be Cost-Effective

Blood screen can lead to more false positives, additional work-ups THURSDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used method of estimating glomerular filtration (eGFR) rates from routine blood work may not be a cost-effective way to identify people with chronic kidney disease, U.S. ...

Impaired kidney function raises risk of heart problems in the elderly

A study published next week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine suggests that elderly people with damaged kidneys are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart failure and stroke, and other causes of mortality. The findings indicate that greater efforts should be made to enco...

Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity

Older patients were more affected, study found TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal heart function greatly reduces a person's ability to exercise, say U.S. researchers. Dr. Jasmine Grewal, of the Mayo Clinic, and colleagues found that people with abnormal diastolic functi...

Pediatric obesity may alter thyroid function and structure

Chevy Chase, MDIn addition to its strong associations with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, pediatric obesity may induce alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk

Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study can help doctors decide when to treat people who have an underactive thyroid gland that does not cause symptoms strong enough to arouse worry, researchers report. As many as 27 million Am...

No-nose bicycle saddles improve penile sensation and erectile function in bicycling police officers

Cincinnati, Ohio August 7, 2008 - An innovative study appearing in the August issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine examined, for the first time, if noseless bicycle saddles would be an effective intervention for alleviating deleterious health effects, erectile dysfunction and groin numbness,...

St. Jude Study Reveals a New Function for an Old Enzyme in Fatal Childhood Disease

A ubiquitous housekeeping enzyme has been found to play a major role in keeping the bone marrow environment healthy so it can nurture hematopoietic stem cells MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The lack of a single protein usually thought of as a run-of-the-mill enzyme that he...

Major rise in Caesarean sections linked to impaired womb function with age

Delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent rises in caesarean section rates, according to a paper published this week by scientists at Cambridge University. The findings come from an analysis of a large body of Scottish data performed by a team under Professor Gordon Smith, at ...

New 'everyday cognition' scale tracks how older adults function in daily life

WASHINGTON As more adults age into the high-risk period for cognitive impairment, clinicians need simple and reliable methods to identify where they may have problems in everyday life that reveal underlying changes in the brain. A new, carefully validated questionnaire called Everyday Cognition (...

Ovarian function and fertility preserved in women with severe systemic lupus erythematosus

Paris, France, Thursday 12 June 2008: Ovarian function can be preserved and disease activity controlled in women with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when treated with a 6-month course of cyclophosphamide (CYC), a chemotherapy drug, followed by the immunosuppressant mycophenolate mofeti...

New report shows locomotor training restores walking function in child with spinal cord injury

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 4, 2008)A new report shows that a non-ambulatory (unable to walk or stand) child with a cervical spinal cord injury was able to restore basic walking function after intensive locomotor training. The case study, published in Physical Therapy (May 2008), the scientific journal ...

Multiple Independent Studies Report on Use of Cylex's Immune Cell Function Assay in Postoperative Monitoring of Kidney, Liver, and Heart Transplant Recipients

Thirteen different studies, which included the use of ImmuKnow(R) to assess immune cell function, will be presented at the annual American Transplant Congress COLUMBIA, Md., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 3, at the annual American...

Let Water Be Water, LLC, Launches WAT-AAH!(TM), First Premium Brand of Pure Water with Function Specially Targeted to Kids and Teens

WAT-AAH! Aims to Help Combat Childhood and Teen Obesity Epidemic by Offering First Healthy Drink Alternative With Attitude, Not Sugar NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood and teen obesity continues to be a pressing public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control, ...

Studies provide insights into lung disease and lung function in young adults

ATS 2008, TORONTOTwo studies being presented at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Wednesday, May 21 provide insights into lung disease and lung function in young adults. One links low levels of a protein called adiponectin in fat cells to an increase in ast...

AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men

ORLANDO, FL, May 19, 2008 Losing weight may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common confounder...

Commonly used medications associated with impaired physical function in older adults

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Older adults who take drugs designed to block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine including common medications for incontinence, high blood pressure and allergies are more likely to be dependent in one or more activities of daily living and to walk slower, according to new fi...

Raloxifene Safe for Women With Decreased Kidney Function

Osteoporosis drug promoted bone density, reduction in fractures, study finds WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- The osteoporosis drug raloxifene is safe and effective for women with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition that increases osteoporosis risk, accordi...

Traffic exhaust can cause asthma, allergies and impaired respiratory function in children

Children exposed to high levels of air pollution during their first year of life run a greater risk of developing asthma, pollen allergies, and impaired respiratory function. However, genetic factors are also at play. These are the results of a new study conducted under the BAMSE project. The ...

Deficit in Brain Function Puts Teens at Risk of Drug Abuse

Frontal cortex at center of ability to control impulsive responses, study finds WEDNESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Teens at risk of developing a substance abuse disorder have deficits in frontal brain activation, a U.S. study concludes. The researchers used functional MRI to s...

Novel mechanism found that may boost impaired function of leukemia protein

NEW YORK, February 29, 2008 A new study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) reports on a novel mechanism that can enhance the function of a protein that is frequently impaired in patients with acute forms of leukemia. The protein, called AML1, plays a critical rol...

Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke worsens lung function in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially those with certain genetic variations, say U.S. researchers. "Despit...

Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40 MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good physical form appears to protect middle-aged and older men and women from stroke, a new British study suggests. The finding highlights an apparent association -- rather than a direc...

Lymphatic vessel and lymph node function are restored with growth factor treatment

The frequent spread of certain cancers to lymph nodes often necessitates surgery or radiation therapy that damages the lymphatic system and can cause lymphedema, a condition of localized fluid retention that often increases susceptibility to infections. The researchers of the University of Helsi...

Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found FRIDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The common pain reliever and anti-inflammatory ibuprofen significantly slows the decline in lung function seen in children with cystic fibrosis, U.S. researchers report. A team at C...

Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study. Researchers found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) who took high doses of ibuprofen had a 29 percent reduction ...

Aging heart changes shape, shrinks and loses pumping function too

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evidence to explain why the supposedly natural act of aging is by itself a very potent risk factor for life-threatening heart failure. In a study to be presented Nov. 4 at the American Heart Associations (AHA) annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla., the ...

Journal SLEEP: disturbed sleep linked to poorer daytime function in older women

WESTCHESTER, Ill. One of the first large-scale studies to examine the association of sleep behaviors, neuromuscular performance and daytime function in a community dwelling of older women finds that poorer sleep is associated with worse physical function in older women during the daytime, accordi...

Quality Function Excellence: Is Your Money Spent Where It Matters Most?

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies spend millions on their quality organizations, but money is wasted if the right processes and structures aren't in place to meet and exceed customers' high standards for product quality and product delivery. A benchmarking report by Best P...
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