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Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
... and we know that simple lifestyle changes such as modest
exercise or changing the kinds of food we eat from... the perils of weight loss pills far outweigh the modest
weight loss they achieve, even when taken for years."...
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
...heir potential medical risks.Bray argues that even modest
drug induced weight loss reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity yet tobe defined.To see a full text version of this ...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
...he children in the chronic noise group experienced modest
but significantincreases in blood pressure and sig...e. "Although the increases in blood pressure were modest
in the children livingunder the flight path, they may predict a greater likelihood of having higherb...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...conjunction with hydrocortisone,itself a drug with modest
anti-prostate cancer activity, its unique contributionhas been unclear. In the clinical trial, researchers determined that 43 percent of patientsreceiving suramin with hydrocortisone experienced a reduction in pain, incontrast to 28 percent of those...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...th signalslike the anti-VEGF therapy." Despite the modest
improvements of patients with non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC), which accounts for approximately 70 percent of all lung cancers, theoverall mortality rate for lung cancer patients is unacceptably high, Jablonssays. Because the prognosis for patient...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...mulated tumors embedded about 1.5 inches deep.With modest
equipment improvements, even smaller tumors at least two inches deepcould be detected. These results were consistent with those developed by thesupercomputer simulations. The results also suggest that microwaves can detectsome early-stage tumors that...
Prevalence Of Sexual Abuse In Men
...he authors say that their figures are likely to be modest
in light of the fact that many victims do not wish to discuss what has happened to them. Whilst interviewing the men, the researchers also found that over one in twenty (5.4 per cent) had been subjected to non-consensual sexual experiences as childr...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...te exercise are ineffective, statins produceonly a modest
5-7% increase in HDL cholesterol, and niacin has side effects thatlimit its use. In addition, patient compliance with cholesterol lowering drugshas been low, leading to their reduced usefulness. Thus we believe a vaccineapproach to raising HDL, by wh...
Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
...n healthy middle-aged men and women byfeeding them modest
amounts of soy foods over two one-month periods. "We're only beginning to understand the potentially powerful health benefits ofsoy," says lead author David Jenkins, a professor of nutritional sciences at Uof T and director of the Risk Factor Modific...
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
...r havingused hormones. However, the data suggest a modest
increased risk for invasiveductal or lobular carcinoma among women who, at the beginning of the study,reported current hormone replacement therapy use for five or fewer years. The authors reported that the risk for favorable breast cancers fo...
Seniors need group housing, not homes
...s than 1 percent live in group housing, but"just a modest
increase of up to 5 percent would mean a tremendous savings inlong-term health care expenditures," Chi says. Group housing, the researchers found, is more likely to be available in affluentcommunities with more physicians and higher educational leve...
Walking markedly improves mental abilities of those over 60
...lkers improved their oxygen intake by 5 percent, a modest
but significantresult, Kramer said. "Whether you'd get improvements across the board withhigher levels of fitness or a lifetime of staying in shape, who knows? It is apossibility," he said. "These people were de-conditioned. They had been doingve...
New pain relief treatment for spinal compression fractures related to osteoporosis available at Mayo Clinic
...and rehabilitation, can bring great pain relief at modest
cost and modest
risk." Vertebroplasty was originally introduced in France during the 1980s. In theUnited States, Ma...
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
...cisco. The guidelines, however, can prevent only a modest
proportion of first-timeheart attacks, the researchers report in the September 1 issue of the Journal ofthe American College of Cardiology. Using a computer simulation of 35- to 84-year-old Americans, the researchersmeasured the projected impact of t...
Attitudes and social norms delay adolescents' 'first time'
...ther they will delay their first time or not. "A modest
increase in positive views about teenagers refraining from intercoursecan predict a 30 percent reduction in the onset of intercourse," said Scott C.Carvajal, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study. The age young Americans have been having their first sex...
Popular notions about breast cancer-psychology link challenged
...s of psychosocial oncologyresearch supports only a modest
association between specific psychologicalfactors ... development of cancer." The researchers did find modest
associations between breast cancer and fourother psychosocial factors. Significant support was foun...
Cedars-Sinai researchers present findings suggesting link between high soy diet and eventual developmental changes in children
...d in seven samples, and the remaining 36 contained modest
levels. The study concluded that about 80 percent of the fetuses were exposed to estrogenic isoflavones at concentrations ranging from 20 to 180 times the levels of naturally occurring female sex hormones in the amniotic fluid of female fetuses. The ...
U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable
...entive measures in 1996. At the time, they faced a modest
operating deficit, pressure from employers and payers to reduce the average cost for treating a patient, disagreements among hospital and Medical School leaders, constrained funding from the National Institutes of Health due to Congressional cuts, an...
Rapid improvements in lower back care possible
...eriod, and most of the remaining organizations saw modest
improvement. One organization decreased diagnostic x-rays by 30 percent, another increased the use of patient education materials by 100 percent, and a third reduced prescriptions for bed rest by 81 percent. The study findings are published in the Se...
Increase in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rate
increases in effective contraceptive use can reduce abortion rates, say two leading demographers. By developing a mathematical model that links the abortion rate to its direct determinants, Population Council scientist John Bongaarts and Princeton Un...
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