Tag: "above" at medical news
Doctor, counselor, cost-cutter
... invested in early intervention. People who drink above
what could be considered a healthy level - that is, more than two to three drinks per day - are at risk for a number of health and safety problems. Excessive alcohol use has been implicated as a cause of liver disease, stroke, cancer, infant neurode...
College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals
...centage of freshmen who rate their physical health above
average or in the highest 10 percent compared to o... of freshmen considering their emotional health as above
average or in the highest 10 percent, dropping from 53.8 percent in 2000 and 63.6 percent when the q...
Fever immediately after heart bypass surgery associated with cognitive decline
...schemic brain is injured in some way, temperatures above
37 degrees Celsius (98.6 F) can cause further damage," Grocott explained. "High temperatures make a bad situation even worse, and that is why strategies that keep the brain cool could protect brain cells, and we would hypothesize that this would ...
Novel colorectal cancer trial seeking patient volunteers at leading U.S. cancer centers
...ther group will receive the same regimen described above
plus doses of tetanus toxoid to determine whether this additional compound further enhances the immune response. Patients in the third group will receive standard chemotherapy; patients in this group who achieve complete or partial responses will ha...
High turnover rate may undermine HIV/hemophilia care
...ning represents a considerable investment over and above
simply getting a professional degree. Training for a nurses employment in a hemophilia treatment center ranges from $2,000 to $5,000, according to the researchers. In the study, 213 staff, including doctors, nurses and mental health workers at hemop...
Tax increases can cut the number of habitual teen smokers
...re a taxes pushed the cost of a pack of cigarettes above
$2.32 (adjusted to 2001 dollars) were about 13 per...he fact that they did not assess smoking intensity above
a pack a day and so could not determine how price affected teenagers who were heavier smokers. Howev...
Studies suggest new headache treatment is more effective than medication
...hat headache patients have an inflamed tender area above
the upper molar teeth. The inflammation creates ...mperature and palpating for tenderness of the area above
the upper molars. In patients with unilateral migraine or tension-type headaches, the temperature a...
Study shows weight loss with an antidepressant medicine in combination with lifestyle intervention
...Body Mass Index of 30-44 kg/m2 or about 30% - 100% above
their ideal body weight) participated in the investigation; 227 patients completed the initial 24 weeks and 192 completed the full 48 weeks. Exclusion criteria included history of Bupropion SR use in past 12 months, predisposition to seizures, histo...
Reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting
... said. According to Gan, patients with none of the above
patient risk factors have a 10 percent chance of PONV, while patients with all risk factors have a 79 percent chance. On the surgical side, there are certain procedures that are known for producing a high incidence of PONV, including certain neurosur...
Cigarette ads target youth, violating $250 billion 1998 settlement
...efforts to target young readers through maga-zines above
that limit and increased by about 60 percent youth targeting in magazines below the limit. Over the same period, Phillip Morris focused on magazines just under the 15-percent young reader designation. They concentrated their advertising in magazine...
African-American heart patients
...African-Americans comparedto white heart patients, above
and beyond what would be expected given the known disparities in careand outcome. African-Americans also reported higher levels of chest pain (angina). While the researchers cannot explain why this racial disparity exists, they emphasize that the...
Women face high risk of developing breast cancer following radiotherapy for Hodgkins Disease
...ed their chances of developing the disease 11-fold above
the general population. This risk is so high that the professor said these women might want to consider prophylactic double mastectomy. However, Prof Wahner-Roedler, assistant professor and consultant in Internal Medicine and Breast Clinic at the Ma...
Drug crash link revealed
... tranquillisers either at the prescribed levels or above
and being culpable in crashes; Alcohol still over...n took tranquillisers like Valium or Serapax at or above
prescribed levels, the chance of being culpable in a road crash would increase from the 53% chance i...
Research confirms safety and efficacy of RemiFemin for menopausal symptoms
...ly for 12 weeks. The results also show that doses above
40 mg per day do not demonstrate any significant therapeutic advantages nor does the higher dose result in a significantly greater number of side effects. "These findings add to the large body of evidence that the currently available dose of RemiF...
High pulse pressure associated with greater death risk in dialysis patients
...tients have high pulse pressures. A pulse pressure above
50 is considered elevated and thought to represent increased risk for heart disease and death in the general population. "We found that over 90 percent of dialysis patients had a pulse pressure greater than 50. This is probably related to stiffening...
New findings about brain's 'compass' offer clues about Alzheimer's
...ered that a small section of brain tissue slightly above
and behind the ear known as the medial superior temporal area (MST) acts much like a compass, instantly updating your mental image of your bodys movements through space. In new research, Duffy and graduate student Michael Froehler show that the MST...
Marijuanas impact on intelligence
...es of the subjects at a mean of 109.1 were still above
average at the young adult assessment (mean 105.1). They add that if preteen IQ had not been assessed, the subjects would have appeared to be functioning normally. The authors suggest further investigation into the cognitive consequences of both curr...
Obese lung-transplant recipients at higher risk of death
...transplants until they are no more than 30 percent above
their ideal weights, but the UF study is the first...underweight patients had a superior survival rate above
80 percent for the first four years after transplant, but survival rates fell to 50 percent after t...
What is and what is not a disease?
...yourself as forever flawed and incapable of rising above
your problem. We are not suggesting that the suffering of people with these non-diseases is not genuine, he says, but surely everything is to be gained and nothing lost by raising consciousness about the slipperiness of the concept of disease....
Calcium channel gene may play a role in severity of neurodegenerative brain disease
...groups of patients were then chosen based on being above
or below the average age for developing the disease. The first group was comprised of 33 patients who developed SCA2 at a much later age, while the second group was made up of 31 patients who contracted the disease considerably earlier, often as chi...
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