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2013-05-17 23:18:34

Medicare patients aged 65 and older who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Medicare patients aged 65 and older who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract surgery, according to a study published in The...

2013-04-12 16:08:11

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease (1,968 patients) compared to 3,928 normal elderly African-American control...

Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Result In Treatment Delays, Higher Risk Of Death
2012-02-22 06:04:10

Women are less likely than men to seek medical help when having a heart attack, and are more likely to die in the hospital, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, which tracked more than 1.1 million patients, found that women — particularly younger women — were less likely to arrive at the hospital with chest pain or discomfort following a heart attack. Those symptoms, or lack of symptoms, can result in...

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2011-03-23 05:50:00

Exercising or having sex nearly triples a person's chances of having a heart attack in the hours immediately afterward, particularly if the person rarely performs those activities, according to a new analysis published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, the absolute risk is small, and even lower among those with who regularly engage in physical activity, the researchers said. People who exercise regularly have a much smaller risk of having a heart attack...

2010-09-02 12:29:29

Commentary calls for coordinated leadership at the highest levels to ensure America's position as a world leader in biomedical research Bold and coordinated leadership at the federal level is essential to create secure, long-term, sustainable biomedical research funding policies based on strategic priorities, say the authors of a commentary about America's fledgling biomedical research framework published in this week's The Journal of the American Medical Association. In "A New Research and...

2010-02-03 12:35:18

Doctors closing in on mysterious cause of death in infants Taking the next step in more than 20 years of research, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have linked sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with low production of serotonin in the brainstem, based on a comparison of brainstem samples from infants dying of SIDS compared to brainstems of infants dying from other, known causes. The findings, published in the Feb. 3 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, may give...

2009-12-10 18:03:00

In the news release, Major New Study Finds Soyfoods Safe and Beneficial for Women With Breast Cancer, issued 10-Dec-2009 by United Soybean Board over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the subheadline, which read "Journal of the American Medical Association Recommends Soyfoods Consumption for Better Breast Cancer Outcomes" should not have been included in the press release because the Journal of the American Medical Association publishes medical research, it does not make...

2009-12-10 13:42:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that women with breast cancer would be well-served by including soyfoods in their daily diet. Soyfood consumption was significantly linked to a decreased risk of death and cancer recurrence among the breast cancer patients in this study. Benefits increased up to about 11 grams of soy protein (about two servings) per day; beyond that amount, there was no additional...

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2008-03-19 08:55:00

In new JAMA study, Mizzou researcher finds that lack of regular physical activity could be a cause of many diseases; effects could start within 2 weeksFor years, scientists have been proclaiming the benefits of exercise. Studies showing that regular exercise benefits human health have exploded in number, examining many health problems ranging from cancer and diabetes to arthritis and pre-mature death. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found direct evidence to support the claim of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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