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Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
... said. "Assuming that fertility stays at a fairly moderate
level and you getthese large baby boom cohorts becoming eligible in 2011 -- when they firstpass age 65 -- something more than a simple tax rate change has to be done.Or if you do it only by a tax increase, then you get a very high tax burdenthat coul...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...ines quick decisions about use of interventions, a moderate
use of those procedures and fewer hospital days. H...Hospitals and physicians in these states offered a moderate
use of aggressive procedures, and the shortest length of stay in the hospital (7.6 days, compared to...
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...rn safe sexual behavior just as we teach them what moderate
and responsible drinking is, even before they're old enough to drink. We should also tell them clearly and frankly what our family values about sex are, and explain why we don't want them to have sex too soon. These messages are not contradictory."...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ing that the drugmay be useful in treating mild to moderate
cases of Parkinson'sdisease," Dr. Kieburtz says. Physicians have begun a two-year study of 300 patientsfunded by Pharmacia & Upjohn and led by the University of Rochester to study the long-term effects of the drug. The research was supporte...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...king from thekidneys,relieving the discomfort from moderate
to severe fluid retention and correctingvery highcholesterol levels in some patients. Protein leaks, a common problem inpatients with glomerulardisease, cause swelling in the legs or throughout the body. "Clearly, it's been very effective," B...
Oregon Health Sciences University Researcher Presents Results Of Clinical Trials Of Possible Stroke-Fighting Drug
...provement over placebo ina subset of patients with moderate
to severe strokes," said Clark. Patients werefirst given the drug or a placebo within a few hours of their stroke, then forsix weeks afterward, with a six-week, post-treatment follow-up period.Interneuron submitted a New Drug Application for citicoli...
Research Trial To Test New Drug For Diabetic Neuropathy
...problems. Also, patients should have only mild to moderate
diabetic neuropathy to be considered for this study. "We will do nerve conduction tests before the drug is given and then at various times after the drug is administered to see if the drug is working," says Simmons. "If this phase two trial sho...
Researchers Identify Biochemically Distinct Pain Phenomena, Conclude Better Pain Relief At Lower Morphine Doses Is Possible
...al mice, but that they were much less sensitive to moderate
or more intensepain. The research team co...r neurokinin A -- or both-- are needed to transmit moderate
or more intense pain signals in a variety ofpainful conditions. Although the mutant and normal mice...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...alled suramin offerssubstantial pain reduction and moderate
delay in progression of prostate cancerfor some patients who have become resistant to standard hormone treatment.The finding was presented by UCSF oncologist Eric Small, MD, the lead author ofthe study and the principal investigator of the UCSF porti...
Metrifonate, A New Alzheimer Drug, Helps Behavior Problems
...stration asa treatment for patients in the mild to moderate
stages of the condition. "There have been ...is class of drugs can benefitpatients with mild or moderate
Alzheimer's disease, at least temporarily. Thismeans that Alzheimer's disease clearly is treatable,"...
Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
...eriod. According to the researchers,patients with moderate
to severe symptoms and PSA test levels above 1.3 ng/mlwere at increased risk of either acute retention or surgery. They noted thatfinasteride markedly reduced the risk of these outcomes by approximately 50% inall subgroups over the four-year period....
Efficacy And Safety Of Oral Phentolamine (Vasomax) For The Treatment Of MinimalErectile Dysfunction
...ysfunction class and who had, at endpoint, mild to moderate
erectiledysfunction. The second phase was a placebo-controlled, crossover design offixed dose 40 mg oral phentolamine versus placebo. Out of 148 patients who took40 mg of oral phentolamine, 50 (34%) responded. Out of 145 patients on placebo,30 (21...
Study Finds St. John's Wort Can Cut Alcohol Consumption
...led St. John's wort,which is used to treat mild to moderate
depression in Europe, also reducealcohol intake in laboratory animals, University of North Carolina at ChapelHill researchers have discovered. The plant's active ingredient, hypericin,might prove effective in the fight against alcoholism, the scienti...
Study Shows Potential For Quelling AIDS Nerve Pain
... inGeneva, the patients got injections of either a moderate
dose of lab-createdNGF, a higher dose or a placebo. Throughout the 18-week trial, the team askedpatients about improvements, had them rate their pain and took otherneurological measures. The result, says McArthur, was that "patients said theintensi...
Wine Drinkers May Be At Lower Risk Of Certain Cancers Than Beer Or Spirits Drinkers
... Studies and colleagues from Denmark report that a moderate
intake of wine is better than beer or spirits, which increase the risk of upper digestive tract cancers considerably. In their study of over 28,000 (28,180) men and women in Denmark, the authors found that wine drinkers may be at a lower risk of deve...
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
... at themedical center approval to begin correcting moderate
degrees of farsightednessaccompanied by astigmatism with an excimer laser. UT Southwestern is one of onlyseven clinical research sites in the nation and one of the first to begincorrecting the condition using this investigational outpatient procedure...
Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk
...al activity, which calls for at least 30minutes of moderate
intensity physical activity a day, most days of th...rd University, determinedthat activity of at least moderate
intensity had a beneficial effect on strokerisk. The researchers defined moderate
intensity as 4.5 ...
Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says
...cipantsusing at least 1,800 calories a week during moderate
or vigorous exercise havinga five-year death rate of 15.5 per thousand, with death rates rising as level ofactivity fell. The most sedentary, doing less than 57.5 calories of activity perweek, had a death rate of 52.1 per thousand -- more than three ...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...l.However, Amouyel notes that the Lille area has a moderate
climate, with theannual temperature averaging between 5° and 82° F (minus 15° and 28° C). Otherstudies have shown an increased risk of heart attack with much highertemperatures. "We did not have temperatures high enough to detect th...
Study Finds Psychotherapy And Anti-Depressants Equally Effective In Treating Severely Depressed Primary-Care Patients
...epressant medications the first-time treatment for moderate
to severe majordepression while restricting psychotherapy as the sole treatment for depressiveepisodes of mild-moderate severity. Since the study analysis did not findsignificantly different outcomes when comparing psychotherapy and treatment withan...
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