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Trans Fat Ban Has Led To Healthier Fast Food Meals In NYC

from MNTcvs - 17 Jul 12

The ban that New York City authorities introduced in 2006 to restrict use of trans fats in fast-food restaurants has led to residents eating healthier fast food meals that are substantially and significantly lower in trans fats. Also, those meals have not increased their saturated fat content to compensate...


Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines - Benchmarking Study Triggers Rethink

from MNTcvs - 24 Feb 12

The 2012 Joint European CVD Prevention Guidelines , that will be published at the EuroPRevent 2012 later this year, will be more concise, compact and supported by fewer references, according to Professor Joep Perk, Chairperson of the Task Force of the fifth edition, who states that the aim is to provide guidelines that contain recommendations, which can be readily applied and t...


Can Nerve Growth Factor Gene Therapy Prevent Diabetic Heart Disease?

from MNTdiabetes - 23 Dec 11

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and can reduce blood supply to the heart tissue and damage cardiac cells, resulting in heart failure. New research has investigated if nerve growth factor (NGF) gene therapy can prevent diabetic heart failure and small vascular disease in mice...


Playing Video Games May Benefit Kids With Cerebral Palsy

from MNTpaeds - 10 May 12

According to a study published online in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, children with cerebral palsy (CP) may benefit from playing active video games (AVG), such as Nintendo's Wii...


Early Birth Tied To Health Risks In Early Years

from MNTpaeds - 02 Mar 12

A new UK study finds that babies born early, even by just a few weeks, tend to have higher risks of poor health in their early years, compared to those born full term. The study challenges the widely held view that the long term health outcomes for moderate and late preterm babies, even up to 37 or 38 weeks of gestation, are similar to those carried to full term...


Concussion A Serious Hazard For Teenagers

from MNTpaeds - 01 Mar 12

A new study has demonstrated that adolescents are more vulnerable to sport-related concussion, compared with adults or children...


Cutaneous B-Cell Neoplasms Mimicking Granulomatous Rosacea or Rhinophyma

from ArchDerm - 01 Jul 12

BackgroundUnlike T-cell neoplasms, B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders have a limited clinical spectrum of skin involvement. Cutaneous B-cell neoplasms mimicking rosacea or rhinophyma are rare.ObservationsWe described 12 patients with B-cell lymphoproliferative neoplasms presenting with a facial eruption clinically mimicking rosacea or rhinophyma. Eleven patients were women; ages ranged from 36 to 81 years. The clinical presentation included small papules on the nose and cheeks and around the e


Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Should Be Given To Boys, According To AAP

from MNTpaeds - 28 Feb 12

A recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics , explains that males should be getting the vaccine for human papilloma viruses (HPV), not only females. It is recommended by professionals that young people should start receiving the vaccine around age 11...


Diagnosing diabetes on admission hyperglycaemia.

from Diabetes abs. - 28 Jan 12

Diagnosing diabetes on admission hyperglycaemia. Heart. 2012 Jan;98(1):3-4 Authors: Qureshi AC, Asherson AP, Grossman AB PMID: 21954227 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


When bad things happen in the IVF lab

from Dr and Patient - 17 Dec 11

Most patients are pretty clueless about what goes on in the IVF lab.Sadly, many doctors are equally clueless too and they leave everything upto the embryologist. While this works very well when you have a full time experienced expert embryologist, the sad truth is that not all IVF labs and IVF embryologists are upto the mark. While many are extremely hard working , talented scientists, others are poorly trainedThus, some will use shortcuts, such as using donor sperm because they do not know h


Actinic Keratosis Treatment Newly On Prescription

from MNTderm - 18 Mar 12

A new topical gel now available by prescription significantly decreases the amount of time needed to treat actinic keratosis, a skin condition that is a common precursor to skin cancer, according to a multi-center trial led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine...


Potential Treatment For Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

from MNTcf - 08 Nov 12

The cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF) has not only been identified, but scientists have also discovered that decreasing the pathway's activity can cause the inflammation to reduce. A previous report indicated that researchers were able to prevent cystic fibrosis lung disease in a mouse model by spraying amiloride into the animal's lungs...


Cardiac Structure and Function as Predictors of Mortality in Persons 85 Years of Age.

from Am J Cardiol - 23 Dec 11

Cardiac Structure and Function as Predictors of Mortality in Persons 85 Years of Age. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 19; Authors: Leibowitz D, Stessman-Lande I, Jacobs JM, Cohen A, Ein-Mor E, Stessman J, Gilon D Abstract Individuals aged >85 years are the world's most rapidly growing age group and have a high incidence of cardiovascular mortality. The objective of this study was to prospectively determine the prognosis of abnormal cardiac structure and functi


Relationship Between the Depth of Facial Wrinkles and the Density of the Retinacula Cutis [Study]

from ArchDerm - 16 Jan 12

Objective  To identify whether there is a relationship between the depth of facial wrinkles and the density of the retinacula cutis in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin. Design  Wrinkle depth was assessed with image analysis on the forehead and the lateral canthus of human cadavers. The density of the retinacula cutis was measured in Azan-Mallory–stained skin sections obtained around the wrinkles. Setting  Gross Anatomy Section, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Med


Detecting Down Syndrome Risk - Noninvasive Method Efficient and Accurate

from MNTpaeds - 24 Feb 12

Two studies published online, ahead of the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), show that the risk of a fetus having chromosomal abnormalities that cause Down syndrome, and a genetic disorder known as Edwards syndrome, can now be almost precisely be identified by using a noninvasive test on maternal blood that involves a novel biochemical assay...


Doctor vs Doctor

from Dr and Patient - 26 Nov 11

It's true that doctors often disagree. This means that patients get confused and frustrated, because they don't know what to do ! After all, if experts cannot agree, what's the poor patient to do ?We need to remember that medicine is not an exact science - it's evolving rapidly, and recent advances can mean that there may be newer ( and better) options to solve a problem.However, the bigger problems is that doctors have large egos - and are very fond of making up their own mind - and then closin


Loyola Launching Preventive Cardiology Program

from MNTcvs - 27 Oct 11

Loyola University Health System has launched a new Preventive Cardiology and Lipid Management Program to help prevent heart attacks and other cardiac-related disorders and provide advanced treatment of cholesterol disorders. The comprehensive program will help identify patients who may be at risk for developing cardiovascular disease...


Positive Feedback And Tumorigenesis, A Vicious Circle That Promotes Cell Proliferation

from MNToncology - 23 Dec 11

Cancer cells are essentially immortal. The acquisition of an unlimited capacity to divide the process of immortalization is a central event in the genesis of tumors. Normally, cells are subject to stringent mechanisms which control their proliferation. Together these ensure that pre-malignant cells are induced to enter a senescent, non-dividing state or to undergo apoptosis, i.e. commit suicide...


New Design For Mechanical Heart Valves

from MNTcvs - 26 Nov 11

The heart's valves, which guarantee the unidirectional flow of blood from one chamber to another, are asymmetrical. For example, the two flaps of the heart's mitral valve - which regulates blood flow between the left atrium and the left ventricle - vary in size by up to 70 percent...


'The Roadmap To Close The Gap For Vision' - $70 Million Could Save The Sight Of Indigenous Australians

from MNTdiabetes - 24 Feb 12

Presently Indigenous Australians suffer six times the blindness of mainstream Australians and 94 percent of vision loss in Indigenous Australians is unnecessary, preventable or treatable. 'The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision' is the first comprehensive framework to 'close the gap' on Indigenous eye health and draws together more than five years extensive research and consultation...


Likely New Trigger For Epidemic Of Metabolic Syndrome Discovered

from MNTdiabetes - 24 Feb 12

UC Davis scientists have uncovered a key suspect in the destructive inflammation that underlies heart disease and diabetes. The new research shows elevated levels of a receptor present on leucocytes of the innate immune response in people at risk for these chronic diseases...


MRI gives a 'better' view of heart disease

from Anaesthesia UK - 03 Jan 12

A major clinical trial has shown that an MRI scan is a better tool for diagnosing suspected coronary heart disease than the most commonly used alternative.


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