Tag: "stress" at medical news
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...lth of the public," said Larson. While the authors stress
that they are not against advertising by academic medical centers and acknowledge public advertising may help to address financial challenges in what is becoming an increasingly competitive marketplace in healthcare, they recommend that the centers r...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
can make blood vessels constrict and blood pressur...to look for the first time at the impact of mental stress
on filling the left ventricle in hearts of young, healthy individuals. He's recruiting 160 15-18-yea...
Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships
...which the woman is experiencing different types of stress
when she began the relationship), the authors found common experiences and cultural differences among the women. Five sub-categories of relational vulnerability emerged: 1) external orientation or the degree to which the women see themselves as havi...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
... of heart disease, physical exertion and emotional stress
can trigger heart attacks, some of them fatal. Au...e of triggering by physical exertion and emotional stress
is compelling," the authors observe. Furthermore, they note, "It is likely that triggers are more po...
Does the college experience damage your brain?
...Research Institute, and an expert on the impact of stress
on brain functioning. Dr. Arenander will speak on the use of meditation to treat ADHD, drug addiction, and depression. The conference will also inaugurate the University's Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition-the first university lab dedica...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...protocols aimed at rehabilitation or prevention of stress
urinary incontinence. Education, social ties linked to quality of life in tracheoesophageal speakers, pg 115 This study investigates quality of life in adult men who received a total laryngectomy as treatment for laryngeal cancer and who use a tra...
Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks
...y athletes, who are already under a fair amount of stress
in competitive situations, also use spit tobacco, the blood pressure and heart rate increases need to be recognized and understood. And since spit tobacco not only raises blood pressure but also blunts the body's normal defense response to blood pres...
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...p. This study provides the first evidence that job stress
is tied to continually elevated blood pressure lev...act No. 006. Nurse burnout rate predicted by job stress
levels Heather K. Spence Laschinger and Joan E. Finegan of the University of Western Ontario have i...
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
... Journal of Pediatrics examines whether traumatic stress
reactions in children due to these adverse childho... violence had reactions characterized as traumatic stress
(i.e. having nightmares, thumb-sucking, or bed-wetting), and 20% were at high risk for developing po...
Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease
... to acute coronary syndrome or an abnormal cardiac stress
test) at GradyMemorial Hospital in Atlanta between January 2001 and December 2001. The patients were evaluated for HIV infection, common cardiac risk factors, HAART, and findings on coronary angiography. "We then used multivariate analyses to determi...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
... emotion and recall that aggravates post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD). They said their findings also sug...f traumatic memories in people with post-traumatic stress
disorder. "In such people, an emotional cue could trigger recall of the event, which would then loop...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
... cardiologists conduct a range of tests, including stress
tests and an imaging procedure called single photo...fat diet, exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and stress
management -- are essential for successful medical management," Merhige added. "For some patients, s...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...s, which suggested there was a link between mental stress
and the narrowing of blood vessels. The result...performed before and after the laughter and mental stress
phases of the study. There were no differences in the baseline measurements of blood vessel dilat...
Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems
...atecholamines-the hormones released in the body in stress
situations such as heart failure and mitral regurgitation-are toxic to the heart muscle. Beta-blockers keep catecholamines from acting. "For the first time, our large observational studies show that beta-blockers may have large benefit in CHF and sev...
Curious female rats survive tumors longer
... comparable to several human years. The same rats' stress
hormones were also measured after being placed bri...fly in a new tunnel.The cautious females had lower stress
hormone responses than the curious ones. This finding in female rats is the opposite of the result C...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
...rovide insights into the effects of depression and stress
on heart rate variability. Patients whose hearts a...ing action in response to outside stimuli such as stress
and anxiety are known to be at higher risk of suffering a heart attack, the researchers said. The r...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...r short-term counseling can ease the psychological stress
and depression of people with Alzheimer's disease and their family members. These studies were inspired by the success of a previous trial at the NYU School of Medicine that showed that even a short period of counseling can have a long-term beneficia...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
...y with the help of up to five assistants. The body stress
was induced by long periods of sitting (about 70 per cent of their workday), with 90 per cent of the strain coming from the tasks of applying, removing or adjusting braces. The research also showed that males bore heavier loads than their female cou...
Meditation may reduce heart disease risk
...rence in the ability of that vessel to relax after stress
in either group at four months. But by eight months, EDAD or endothelial-dependent arterial dilation, was significantly improved in the meditators, says Dr. Barnes, noting that as with all lifestyle changes, the full benefits of meditating may take a...
Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
...ital and didn't benefit very much from more costly stress
imaging testing in the emergency department. The e...capable of exercising, were frequently abnormal by stress
imaging and usually admitted to the hospital. "Referring this high-risk group for further stress
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