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Connecticut Center for Health: September 2010 Archives



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Biomarker Panel Identifies Prostate Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy



Biomarker Panel Identifies Prostate Cancer With 90 Percent AccuracyScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2010) -- Researchers in England say they have discovered a set of biomarkers that can distinguish prostate cancer from benign prostate disease and healthy tissue with 90 percent accuracy. This preliminary data, if validated in larger ongoing studies, could be developed into a serum protein test that reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies and identifies men who need treatment before symptoms begin.The researchers, from...

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Can't Focus? Maybe It's the Wrong Time of Month



Can't Focus? Maybe It's the Wrong Time of Month, Finds Estrogen Study on Attention and LearningScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2010) -- Feeling a little sluggish and having trouble concentrating? Hormones might be to blame according to new research from Concordia University published in the journal Brain and Cognition. The study shows that high estrogen levels are associated with an inability to pay attention and learn -- the first such paper to report how this impediment can...

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high blood pressure and diabetes



Tight Blood Pressure Control for Patients With Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease Not Associated With Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes, Study FindsScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2010) -- Patients with hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease who maintained their systolic blood pressure at less than 130 mm Hg did not have improved cardiovascular outcomes compared to patients with usual blood pressure control, according to a study in the July 7 issue of JAMA.Hypertension guidelines advocate treating systolic blood pressure...

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Celiac Disease Rate Is Growing, Particularly Among Elderly



Celiac Disease Rate Is Growing, Particularly Among Elderly, Study RevealsScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2010) -- Working to solve the puzzle of when people develop celiac disease has led researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research to some surprising findings. They have found that the autoimmune disorder is on the rise with evidence of increasing cases in the elderly. An epidemiological study published September 27 in the Annals of Medicine supports...

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Vitamin D improves the response to steriods in asthmatics



From C.A.M. ReportVitamin D improves the response to steriods in asthmaticsPatients with asthma experience a variable response to inhaled corticosteroids.Researchers from National Jewish Health, in Denver, Colorado studied the effect of vitamin D levels on this response.First, the details.    * 54 nonsmoking adult asthmatics were studied.    * The relationships between 25(OH)D (vitamin D) concentrations and lung function, airway hyperresponsiveness, and response to inhaled steroids were measured.And, the results.    * Higher vitamin D levels were significantly...

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Glycine Could Be Key To REM Sleep Behavior Disorder There is promise for those who suffer from REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) . RDB, a neurological disorder that causes violent twitches and muscle contractions during rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep, can lead to serious injuries. John Peever, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, discovered that an inhibitory brain chemical called glycine is responsible for actively suppressing muscle twitches in REM sleep. Deficiency in glycine levels...

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Only 5% of Americans Engage in Vigorous Physical Activity on Any Given Day



Only 5% of Americans Engage in Vigorous Physical Activity on Any Given Day ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) -- On any given day, most U.S. adults report performing predominantly sedentary and light activities, according to a new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Overall only 5.07% report any vigorous intensity activity. The most frequently reported moderate activity was food and drink preparation. In order to determine the 10 most...

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Aerobic Exercise Relieves Insomnia



Aerobic Exercise Relieves Insomnia ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) -- The millions of middle-aged and older adults who suffer from insomnia have a new drug-free prescription for a more restful night's sleep. Regular aerobic exercise improves the quality of sleep, mood and vitality, according to a small but significant new study from Northwestern Medicine The study is the first to examine the effect of aerobic exercise on middle-aged and older adults with a diagnosis of insomnia....

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Healthy Diet Rocks When It Comes to Fighting Kidney Stones



Healthy Diet Rocks When It Comes to Fighting Kidney Stones ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2010) -- Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest how low-fat dairy products and/or plants may have potent kidney stone-fighting properties. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet --...

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Non-Stick Cookware May Be Associated With Elevated Cholesterol



Compounds in Non-Stick Cookware May Be Associated With Elevated Cholesterol in Children and TeensScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2010) -- Children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics appear more likely to have elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Humans are exposed to the man-made compounds known...

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