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Article ID: 6285

Male Brain Ages Faster than Female, Ford Researchers Say

Henry Ford Health System

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System have discovered evidence that suggests the male brain shrinks faster with age than the female brain.

Released:
7-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6282

Connectivity Expo '98 Will Feature Research Ready for Market

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

A virtual "flight" through a colon, new math and high-resolution telescopes, a promising new cancer-fighting technique, and new information about plant growth hormones. What do these technological innovations have in common?

Released:
7-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6277

February Health News Tips from UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Repeated heartburn should sound an alarm; Navel battle reduces fat, risk for health problems; Parents of colicky babies need attention, too; Knock yourself out with fitness boxing; Antibiotics cannot cure all ear infections

Released:
7-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6276

First Patient Begins National Emphysema Treatment Trial

Temple University Health System

Temple University Hospital enrolled the first patients into both the clinical therapy and surgical portions of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) within the past week. The first NETT patient to enter the surgical portion also received lung volume reduction surgery this week at Temple University Hospital.

Released:
7-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6263

Vitamin Therapy Holds Promise for Stroke Prevention

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Protection from strokes may be found in high doses of vitamins B6, B12 and folate. A University of Maryland researcher reports that high doses of B-vitamins lower homocysteine, an amino acid associated with increased stroke risk when levels in the blood are even slightly elevated.

Released:
9-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6071

Heart attack survivors can lower stroke risk by taking cholesterol-lowering drug, study says

American Heart Association (AHA)

New data reveal that the cholesterol-lowering drug pravastatin (Pravachol) can significantly reduce the risk of a stroke or ministroke in people who have previously suffered a heart attack.

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9-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6066

B-vitamins lower homocysteine levels in the blood; may reduce vessel damage in stroke patients

American Heart Association (AHA)

A trio of B vitamins given to a group of people who had suffered a stroke reduced their homocysteine levels and improved biochemical "markers" in their blood that indicate injury to artery walls -- damage that can lead to strokes.

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9-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6064

Genetics may explain why African Americans more at risk for strokes caused by bleeding in the brain

American Heart Association (AHA)

Genetic variations in apolipoprotein E, a key protein involved in the transport and disposal of cholesterol in the body, may be associated in African Americans with the occurrence of a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain.

Released:
9-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6266

Regional Cancer Center Consortium Formed to Study Biological Therapy of Cancer

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute will host the first meeting of a Regional Cancer Center Consortium for Biological Therapy of Cancer, February 19-21, in honor of the Institute's Centennial.

Released:
6-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 6265

Young African-Americans Run Higher Risk of Stroke

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Two studies by University of Maryland neurologists-one completed and one just beginning-address the higher risk of stroke that young African-Americans face.

Released:
6-Feb-1998 12:00 AM EST

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