The study consisted of an analysis of paired inspiratory-expiratory computed tomography images from a large multicenter study of current and former smokers from 21 clinical centers across the United States.
A group of experts on aging envisions a route to realizing Dr. Fries’s proposal: one or more drugs that can slow the rate of aging and the development of the costly, debilitating chronic ailments that typically accompany it.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a previously unknown step in the pathway that leads to asthma, a discovery that may offer new therapeutic approaches to this incurable disease.
Obesity’s epigenetic changes in memory-associated genes are the focus of a new University of Alabama at Birmingham study that specifically addresses the hippocampus – and what is happening down on the level of neurons.
“Children should use appropriate protective gear and parents should ensure their child is ready before placing them into bicycling situations where serious injury is possible," says David Schwebel, PhD, a professor and vice chair of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he specializes in child accidental injury.
Researchers have published a number of observational studies that find an association between abstaining from breakfast and having a higher body mass index or higher rates of illnesses like coronary heart disease.
But throughout the year, Panion’s educational efforts offer real-world musical enrichment on several levels to students through community group youth programs, home-schooling curricula and most of all, from Woodlawn High and its feeder schools.
As a possible explanation for the findings, lead author John N. Booth III, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, noted that while men and women take the same dose of the drug, women generally have higher concentrations of the drug in their plasma.
The good news is that exercise – especially weight bearing exercise – undertaken after the weight loss journey, can help to counteract this, a study has found. This is despite the common understanding that exercise alone won’t help with losing weight.
A new research has identified discrimination, alcohol and tobacco as significant predictors of minority Americans experiencing panic attacks - fearful spells with psychological symptoms that last a few minutes and are often debilitating and disruptive.
A new, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved nonsurgical treatment for fecal incontinence was made available Thursday to select centers of excellence in the United States. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is among the first to offer the innovative system.
During a recent investigation, 97% of patients who received azithromycin were cured of chlamydia, according to William M. Geisler, MD, professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues.
In the past decade, climate data revealed that a severe and long-term drought afflicted the region during this same time, providing evidence of an environmental trigger that led to what has long been considered a dark age of Egyptian history.
Erin Swanson, M.D., recognized Lewis' eye tracking and convergence issues and identified him as a prime candidate for the VORClinic, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists focused on concussion research that was introduced in April.
Finding a way to treat acute kidney injury has been no easy task for the medical community. Now researchers are looking at whether a patient's own cells could be the key to providing the treatment they need.
Sufferers of chronic pain are more susceptible to prolonged and pronounced health issues when practicing poor diet habits, according to new research published by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Robert Sorge, Ph.D., and team in the Journal of Pain.
"Virtually anything in the body can be infected with Candida, but infections of the blood stream, or seeded from the blood stream - heart, brain, eyes, kidneys, liver - are the ones we worry about the most," said Peter G. Pappas, MD, lead author of the study and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Ray Watts, president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been elected chairman of the board of the Birmingham Business Alliance for 2016. Watts will succeed Mark Crosswhite, CEO of Alabama Power Co.
"However, we are looking at whether short sleep is linked to more time spent in secondary eating or drinking, that is, eating or drinking beverages other than water—such as sugar-sweetened beverages—while primarily engaged in another activity, such as television watching."
Saying it is ”just the beginning,” University of Alabama at Birmingham President Ray Watts joined Blazers officials and BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez Wednesday in debuting BBVA Compass Field.
Senators from both parties on Wednesday denounced huge overnight price increases for decades-old drugs that have been made by some pharmaceutical companies lately, calling them unconscionable and detrimental to patients.