Volume 7 Issue 252
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Sep-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Sep-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
Vidyya.
All rights reserved.

We subscribe to the HONcode principles. Verify here.

  

 


How to best protect children in side-impact crashes

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will present today a series of findings aimed at enhancing protection for children in side-impact car crashes at the Scientific Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). The findings demonstrate that children fare better in side-impact crashes if they are restrained and if they are seated with other occupants in the back seat, and they emphasize the protective benefits of high back booster seats in these crashes for 4-to 8-year-olds. more  

Budesonide provides lasting relief for Crohn's disease patients

In a study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers found that budesonide capsules are an effective treatment to prolong and maintain the period of remission of Crohn's Disease. Previous studies have demonstrated that budesonide is effective for inducing remission of Crohn's disease. more

Obese patients with coronary artery disease can consider bariatric surgery

Mayo Clinic researchers report in the September edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that bariatric surgery is a safe option for treating obese patients who have coronary artery disease. more  

Microtubules may be linked to mental disorders: Destruction prevents transport of receptors necessary for cognition and emotion

Neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo have shown in two recently published papers that destabilization of structures called microtubules, intracellular highways that transport receptors to their working sites in the brain, likely underlie many mental disorders and could be promising targets for intervention. more

Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men  

Women with atrial fibrillation who are not on anticoagulant therapy have a higher rate of ischemic stroke and face a higher absolute risk for stroke than do men with the condition, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente and Boston University School of Medicine. more

Most embryos produced during IVF do not result in live births  

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that 85 percent of embryos transferred during in vitro fertilization fail to become live births, highlighting the need for improving diagnostic techniques to identify viable embryos. more

Common pesticide may reduce fertility in women

Methoxychlor (MXC), a common insect pesticide used on food crops, may interfere with proper development and function of the reproductive tract, leading to reduced fertility in women, researchers at Yale School of Medicine write in the August issue of Endocrinology. more

 

Children fare better in side-impact crashes if they are restrained and if they are seated with other occupants in the back seat.