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Hospital Noise Disrupts Sleep For Patients, In The Critical Care Setting
... hospital duringa 24-hour period were consistently above
70 decibels. The sources of thisexcessive noise need to be better identified so that attempts can be made toreduce the sound to more acceptable levels, he said. Millman suggests that hospitals redesigning or constructing critical caresettings use th...
NIAID Stops AIDS Study Prematurely Because Drug 'Cocktail' Boosts Survival
...lood when the study began, while a normal count is above
500 per cubic millimeter. "This new study is the first clear demonstration that, as we expected, the three-drug cocktail actually improves survival among patients and reduces progression to AIDS," said Dr. Joseph Eron, assistant professor of medicin...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...cent) have levels of 240 mg/dL.Readings of 240 and above
are considered high. "The important point is that for adults, cholesterol levels over 200 arepotentially dangerous," Hill says. "The good news is that people can takelifestyle-related actions to lower their levels of cholesterol - actions su...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
... Some 6 percent of U.S. homes have levels of radon above
that. If the radon in these homes were reduced to meet the EPA guideline, the committee said, then about one-third of the radon-related lung cancer deaths that occur each year could be prevented. Although the majority of preventable deaths would be...
Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
...th 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....
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...cal summary,should request it by fax to the number above
or by mail to the EMF-RAPIDProgram, NIEHS, NIH, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC-16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. The report and non-technical summary will also be available at the EMF sectionof the NIEHS web site: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/emfrapid/home.h...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
...s of more than 500 were ontherapy. Men with counts above
500 may feel like they are doing fine, Stall concluded. "Many are quite aware what their options are and they have decided to keep theirown counsel," he said. "Gay men are an independent group, quite capable ofmaking their own decisions regarding tr...
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
...at alendronate providesadditional benefit over and above
calcium plus Vitamin D." In the studies, alendronate at 5 and 10 mg was generally well-tolerated. Esophageal adverse experiences were not increased with alendronate treatment,nor were peptic ulcers despite concurrent use of steroids in all patients a...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...een. In patients whose HDL cholesterol was above
35, the increases were lessdramatic, with simvasta...on Program, the higher theHDL, the better, and HDL above
60 appears to be protective against heartdisease. "We did not expect to see such dramatic e...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...-4 cell count falls below 400and the viral load is above
a level of 30,000 copies of viral genetic materialper milliliter of blood on two separate tests. "Administering drugs at thisselected time seems the best strategy because the virus can be controlled andthe immune system can recover...," he writes. ...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
...e. "When atmospheric pressure rose by 10 millibars above
sea level [the right sideof the "V"], there was an...age for the day and decreased as temperatures rose above
normal.However, Amouyel notes that the Lille area has a moderate climate, with theannual temperature...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...ely inexpensive, painless test in whichsound waves above
the range of human hearing are sent into the neck. Echoesbounce off the moving blood and the tissue in the artery and are then formedinto an image. The test is currently used in stroke prevention to diagnose advanceddisease in the carotid...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...ber of "excess" deaths for a givensummer, over and above
the city's average, is 129 -- compared to zero for Miami,Kalkstein says, thanks to acclimatization. Using the same formula, theheat-related death rate is 307 for New York City, but zero for Phoenix, Ariz.,Kalkstein's EHP article shows. "Other U.S. ...
UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
... they were completelyoblivious to the bell-ringing above
them. This struck us as interestingbecause many mothers of autistic children comment that they seem at timesto be totally deaf -- they talk to their children and they just don't seemto hear them." Researchers suspect the process begins in the...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...lthood. Researchers found that individuals above
the median for weight gainduring childhood and adolescence had greater insulin levels in young adulthood. Their levels were 190 pmol/L compared to 116 pmol/L for individuals below themedian for weight gain. The study results have an added imp...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
... head. A different object appears in"talk bubbles" above
each boy's head. One of theobjects matches the dominant image (apple), whilethe other (such as an orange) does not. "The prosecutor says, 'Listen to what one boy issaying about the picture. He says it's an apple,'"Saywitz explained. "'Now listen to w...
CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
...future heart attack. "We know that having a score above
400, for example, means there's a high probability that the blood vessel is blocked enough to decrease blood flow," said Carr. The results could help doctors decide which patients should have stress testing or other procedures for further diagnosi...
NIAID Renews Funding For Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
...ical research centers at theinstitutions mentioned above
and at the University of California at Berkeley. The Berkeley center left the MACS in 1988 to pursue an independent NIAID-fundedinvestigation, the San Francisco Men's Health Study. MACS volunteers are evaluated every six months. Volunteer visits inc...
Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack
...ree of heart disease -- an average of 0.65° F above
the oral temperature. In patients with stable angi... patients withstable angina averaged 0.190° F above
the temperature in their unaffected,healthy arteries. The average temperature increase for those wi...
New Book Looks At Those Who Examine Our Sex Lives
...sen adds: "This means no longer claiming to stand above
the fray butrecognizing that research choices, agendas in making those choices, andpresentation of findings are political activities and not just neutralscientific endeavors. Sex researchers cannot avoid involvement in theideological wars of the lat...
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