Tag: "lowered" at medical news
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...s are given every other year. The death rate is lowered
by 45 percent in women ages 50 to 59 when mammograms are given annually compared to 39 percent when done every other year. The more often a woman is screened, the more likely breast cancer will be caught early and treated more effe...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...k risk and evidence that lowering cholesterol also lowered
asurvivor's stroke risk. Each study used a different drug from a group called HMG-CoA reductaseinhibitors: simvastatin (Zocor) in the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study(4S) and pravastatin in CARE. Researchers who designed 4S did not pla...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...ysicaleducation program designed by the scientists lowered
total fat in their blood byan average of 7 percent. Subjects' LDL, or so-called "bad" cholesterol, dropped by 10 percent during the program. Children who participated in either the exercise or the classroominstruction arms of the program also...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...rreactivity, and this was thought to be one way it lowered
risk of heart disease. But we found that there is ...ious studies have found that women taking estrogen lowered
theirrisk of heart disease by 30 percent. However, in most cases, the women weretaking estrogen alo...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
... been on pravastatin for an average of five years, lowered
LDL levels to an average of 98 mg/dL. In comparis...ebo for aboutfive years. On average, drug therapy lowered
LDL levels by 35 percent andreduced the incidence of heart attacks by 34 percent. The goal was to r...
Rat Studies At Yale University School Of Medicine Suggest A New Class Of Medications For Treating Schizophrenia
... anxiety andother psychiatric disorders. The drug lowered
abnormally high levels ofglutamate in the PCP-treated rats by stimulating a subgroup of the metabotropicglutamate receptors (mGluRs). As glutamate levels fell, the rats showedimproved working memory and reduced locomotion and head-rolling, Moghaddam...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...effects on BMD at the spine, hip andtotal body and lowered
total and LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels withoutstimulating uterine tissue after three years of follow-up. MORE study evaluates benefits and risks beyond bone A selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), Evista has demonstrated theability to ac...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...y side effects including fatigue, nausea,vomiting, lowered
white blood cell counts, hair loss, psychological distress anda decrease in quality of life. In the San Francisco Bay area alone, it is estimated that 64 percent ofwomen with breast cancer use at least one type of complementary therapy toreduce...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...le sleep and too much stress -- he hasnevertheless lowered
his RealAge to 38.97. A nationally ranked squash player-- in the over-45 category, despite his RealAge -- he tries to eat right,does regular strength and endurance exercises, maintains an active sociallife and has even reduced his driving speed. "Ane...
Improved Fitness Lowers Mortality Risk Of Male Heart-Attack Survivors
...d their capacity to do work duringthe study period lowered
their risk of death at every time period. Resultsshowed that each increase of one stage in work capacity reduced the risk ofdeath by about 10 percent, regardless of which study group the men were assignedto or their initial level of fitness. ...
To Drive Or Not To Drive? New Criteria For Those With Epilepsy
...number of anti-epilepsy medicines orswitching them lowered
the accident risk. That's probably because patients atthat point have better control of their illness, says Krauss. One of the surprises of the study is finding that most epilepsy patientsfail to report their seizures to their motor vehicle ...
NHLBI Urges Americans To Take Control Of Their Hypertension
...mage. Tohelp prevent that, blood pressure must be lowered
to less than 140/90 mm Hg(millimeters of mercury). Normal blood pressure is less than 130/less than 85mm Hg. "We advise Americans to talk about their blood pressure with theirdoctor," said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant. "They should hav...
Compound That Mimics Insulin Might Lead To Pill For Diabetes, As Reported In The 7 May Issue Of Science
... for human diabetes andfound that it significantly lowered
the mice's blood sugar. The development of a pill that can be used in human diabetics will require muchmore research. Scientists must now tinker with the molecule to see if they canmaximize its effectiveness while keeping it safe. Zhang and her coll...
UCSF Study Shows That An Herbal Therapy Reduces PSA Levels By Half In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
...he side effects of the compound includedimpotency, lowered
sex drive and breast tenderness--all common condit...ther active anti-cancer ingredients becauseit also lowered
PSA levels in men in the study whose tumors have becomeresistant to hormonal treatments. In their in...
Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
... low-fat control diet, the test diet significantly lowered
totalcholesterol levels, LDL cholesterol and the ratios of good to bad cholesterollevels. "Dietary strategy needs to be broadened to include high soluble fibreand soy protein foods which are also low in saturated fat." These cardiovascular benefits a...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
...hadecan then be added to this window and raised or lowered
when desired. Though initially designed with nursing homes in mind, Quiet Curtains havebroad consumer applications, says Ahuja. He lists offices, hotels, libraries,schools, homes, factories--even motor vehicles as potential users of the hightech dr...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...k andstroke. What we didn't know was CRP could be lowered
with cholesterol-loweringdrugs." The study followed 472 heart attack patients randomly chosen to receive either acholesterol-lowering drug or a placebo (a dummy pill with no effect.) Theresearchers used a high sensitivity test to measure blood level...
UI researchers find more natural method to possibly induce vascular growth
... needed VEGF by using a heart rate lowering drug.A lowered
rate allows the heart to fill with more blood at each beat. Theincreased blood causes the heart to stretch, which Tomanek believes induces theanimal to produce VEGF. VEGF then triggers endothelial cells, the building blocks of the blood vessels,to pr...
Depression, anxiety and stress can hinder diabetic's ability to control blood sugar
...epressed, those who practiced relaxationtechniques lowered
their blood sugar levels about 9 percent, with no change inthose who did not. Similarly, among nine patients who were not anxious, thosewho practiced relaxation techniques reduced their blood sugar levels by about 12percent, with no change in those ...
Green tea shows antioxidant benefits in human plasma
.... It has been linked in other studies to possible lowered
risks fromseveral forms of cancer In the study, 18...c plaques and subsequentcardiovascular disease, so lowered
PC-OOH levels suggest a lowered
risk ofcardiovascular disease. Miyazawa said two methodologies previ...
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