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Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...espite major achievements in treating children and adults
with kidney failure, little has changed in the las...proximately $10 billion is spent annually to treat adults
with acute kidney failure. Kidney failure occurs in up to 40 percent of adults
after cadiac surgery ...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...authors point out that a substantial proportion of adults
in the United States approximately 7 percent of t...ent evidence to recommend for or against screening adults
for glaucoma. Despite some evidence that treatment to lower intraocular pressure may delay the progr...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...The condition, which is rapidly increasing in both adults
and children, is also associated with higher risks of diabetes and heart disease. The mice develop metabolic syndrome as a result of both a genetic modification and a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. To simulate chronic kidney disease, scientists da...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
A new study finds poor survival rates among young adults
and older adolescents with some cancers may be par...l trials has been shown to improve survival. Young adults
with Kaposi Sarcoma have shown significant survival and mortality benefits after improvements in cli...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...ell known that obesity affects nearly one-third of adults
in the United States and is closely linked with heart disease," said Tongjian You, Ph.D., instructor in geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and lead author. "While we don't fully understand the link between obesity and heart disease, our study ...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...ing often makes them feel bad. Even incidents that adults
may not consider severe can affect kids who see them happening to their peers." Juvonen said. "What happens if school bullying keeps occurring on a long-term basis? If kids continue to get harassed over time, they become more psychologically vulnerab...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
... the stem cell product. The study will involve 48 adults
who have had their first heart attack within 10 days of enrollment in the trial. All patients will have been stabilized before acceptance to the trial, and have undergone cardiac catheterization and ultrasound echocardiography to check that their ma...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...i pointed out that about a fifth of North American adults
have sleep apnea; most remain undiagnosed. Snoring is often a symptom, as is inability to stay awake during the day. The standard treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a mask worn at night to keep the airway open. Dr. Gami says th...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
...2000 indicate that an estimated 64 percent of U.S. adults
are either overweight or obese. More than 106,000 body contouring procedures were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years according to the ASPS. Massive weight loss patients, who accounted for nearly 56,000 procedures, continue to d...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...lity to generate an immune response in 450 healthy adults
aged 18 to 64. If the vaccine is shown to be safe in adults, there are plans to test it in other populations, such as the elderly and children. H5N1 avian influenza leads to severe disease in both birds and humans. Between January 2004 and March 11, ...
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
..., general household status, number of deaths among adults
and children, and nutritional and vaccination stat...deaths affecting mainly young children under 5 and adults
older than 50. "Violence was the major cause of death in Muhajiria (72 percent), with all but one ...
Infant vernier acuity is comparable to that of adults
... as adults. The vernier acuity of the infants and adults
was then tested under the same conditions as the c...a suggest that vernier acuity of human infants and adults
is quite similar, contrary to past studies conducted in this area. The similarity of infant and adul...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
... which is to be delivered to adolescents and young adults
(aged 13 to 20) affected by bulimia nervosa. Initial trials of the first stand-alone computerised treatment for eating disorder patients have been very successful and all patients involved in the pilot made significant improvements. The CD-ROM prove...
Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
... behavioral change. The authors suggest that young adults
in particular are likely to be more interested in the appearance-enhancing benefits of tanning than the possibility of developing skin cancer in the distant future. Heike I. M. Mahler, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues...
Costs of antidepressants could have funded effective alternatives
...to 1.54 million patients, more than a third of the adults
in the UK with depression or mixed anxiety depression. Despite some limitations, this analysis highlights the scale of resources expended in this area. The results indicate that development of psychological therapies is a feasible alternative to anti...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...46.4 % in Russia. Of the 45 million deaths among adults
aged 15 years and over in 2002, 32 million were due to non-communicable disease and a further 4.5 million to violent causes. There is little correlation between gross national product (GNP) per person and life expectancy. Greece for example, with G...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...sease in both vaccinated children and unvaccinated adults
after the vaccine was introduced. The research, l...n, the researchers also found significant drops in adults
aged 20-39 (54 percent), 40-64 (25 percent) and 65 and older (39 percent) who did not receive vaccin...
Virginity pledges do not reduce STD risk: May encourage high risk sexual behavior
who take virginity pledges as adolescents are as l... away," said Brckner. Pledging may lead some young adults
to engage in alternative sexual behaviors in order to preserve their virginity. Among virgins--those...
Liverpool to lead 20M Department of Health initiative to develop medicines for children
...ave the right to the same standards of medicine as adults
and this strategy is another step towards achieving this." The UK Medicines For Children Research Network is the latest step in the Department of Health's paediatric medicines strategy. The strategy aims to improve the development of children's medi...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...dition of young adulthood." Two thirds of American adults
today are obese or overweight, and the proportion of people with extreme obesity has risen especially rapidly, the investigators note. Thus far, medical treatment has had little success in offsetting this trend. Ludwig attributes much of the obesit...
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