Archive for September, 2007

JAMA — Preliminary research suggests that in children at increased risk for type 1 diabetes, dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic islet autoimmunity, which is linked to the development of diabetes, according to an article in the September 26, 2007 issue of JAMA (2007; 298(12):1420-1428). “Type 1 […]

Newswise — Inflammation of a tendon triggered by calcium deposits, or calcific tendinitis, can effectively be treated with a simple and cost effective percutaneous method according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the Hospital de Basurto in Bilbao, Spain. “We started treating calcific tendinitis as the result of the request of several members […]

JAMA Journals – Six months of acupuncture treatment appears to be more effective than conventional therapy in treating low back pain, according to a study in the September 24, 2007 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, although the study suggests that both sham acupuncture and traditional Chinese verum acupuncture appear […]

Temple University – Teens exposed to secondhand smoke at home are at increased risk of test failure in school, suggests a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “Our retrospective study suggests that in adolescents, secondhand smoke exposure could interfere with academic test performance,” said lead author Bradley Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor of public […]

Newswise — In an 18-year-study on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Mayo Clinic researchers found that treatment with prescription stimulants is associated with improved long-term academic success of children with AD/HD. The Mayo Clinic results are the first population-based data to show stimulant drug therapy helps improve long-term school outcomes. A related Mayo Clinic study reveals that […]

Columbia University Medical Center – Repeated doses of the steroid betamethasone that is used to improve the survival of unborn premature babies also may increase the risk of cerebral palsy in those children, according to results from a multi-center study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Ronald Wapner, M.D. Results of […]