Tag: "adult" at medical news
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
... associate professor of anesthesiology who directs adult
cardiac anesthesia at the U-M Health System. He continues, "We are progressively more aware of previously unknown drug-drug interactions as our knowledge in the field of pharmacogenomics expands. The only safeguard against potential harm is for pa...
New trials for counseling caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's begin
...he person you used to know. This is tough on their adult
children," says Dr. Mittelman. All participants in this study will receive written self-teaching materials and the opportunity to contact an NYU counselor for further information. Half the participants will also participate in two workshops and an i...
Concerns over the future of children's health care in British general practice
...ging chronic disorders, many of which persist into adult
life, writes Professor David Hall. Health promoti...oners to focus on and develop special interests in adult
health and chronic disease, he says. General practice is at a crossroads. To maintain their place as...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...s from 1966 to 2003 that reported studies of obese adult
participants. The team focused on how the articles reported subject characteristics, using the Consolidation of the Standard of Reporting Trials Characteristics (CONSORT) as a guide. The CONSORT statement is a list of 21 elements, recommended as ess...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
...y." "The advantages of using LAP-BAND are clear in adult
patients and we believe the same will hold true for teens," said Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of minimally invasive surgery at the medical center, who has performed more than 650 LAP-BAND procedures. "The use of the LAP-BAND provides significant wei...
Physical activity linked to protection from Parkinson's disease
... exercised regularly and vigorously early in their adult
life had a lower risk for developing Parkinson's d...ng engaged in strenuous physical activity in early adult
life cut the risk for Parkinson's by 60 percent compared to those who did not. Among women in the ...
Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
...his line of work. In ongoing research, he has used adult
stem cells to grow cartilage and bone in the shape of a human joint end, a potential medical implant for orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries. ( http://www.whitaker.org/news/mao.html )....
Violence in the media can lead to aggressive behaviour in young children
...ight be recommended to exercise the same care with adult
media entertainment as they do medication or chemicals around the home. Carelessness with material that contains extreme violent and sexual imagery might even be regarded as a form of emotional maltreatment of the child. "There is an urgent need for...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
...adolescent brain makes it more vulnerable than the adult
brain to disruption from activities such as binge ... drinking appear to have permanent damage in their adult
brains. Research has identified subtle but important brain changes occurring among adolescents wi...
Age should not be a factor in determining heart transplantation eligibility, researchers say
...y years after surgery. The study involved all 275 adult
patients who received a heart transplant at the University of Alberta Hospital between 1990 and 2000. The researchers documented morbidity and mortality rates for up to 11 years after surgery and found no statistically significant differences between...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
...e disk appearing in a new location. "We saw young adult
male nonhuman primates outperform females, a findi... interesting, however, was the finding among older adult
nonhuman primates. While we observed cognitive decline in both sexes, the sex difference no longer e...
Brain synapse formation linked to proteins, Stanford study finds
...o thrombospondins is found at far higher levels in adult
human brains than in adult
monkey brains, possibly suggesting a key difference in the two animals' ability to form new synapses...
Newly identified gene cluster on mouse X chromosome provides insights into fertility
...pressed in male and female reproductive tissues in adult
mice. Although the team cannot yet say that the di...xpressed in male and female reproductive tissue in adult
mice," Wilkinson says. "This suggests the possibility that this gene cluster encodes a set of protei...
Study casts doubt on increased mobility among US population
...dictions that older Americans separated from their adult
children would place a significant burden on caregiving services for aged persons. Their information shows that short-distance mobility rates have declined substantially over the last 50 years, whereas long-distance moves have declined less sharply o...
Physicians call for increased funding for federal infectious disease programs
..., emerging infections, HIV/AIDS, and childhood and adult
immunization. Naturally occurring infectious diseases are the second leading cause of death worldwide and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. "Infectious diseases don't respect borders and, in the current era of high-speed glob...
Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...caregivers were nonspousal family members, such as adult
children, they did not show the same treatment tow...unity for spouses to be abusive," he added. "If an adult
daughter is living with her mother or father, the adult
daughter is more than likely working, so she...
Birth size and adult cancer risk
...posed associations between birth size and rates of adult
cancer. To examine this hypothesis, researcher Val...e was associated with an increased risk of certain adult
cancers. A standard deviation increase in birth weight (which was 450g at 40 weeks gestation) was as...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...iopulmonary disease the leading cause of death in adult
kidney transplant patients than non-obese children. "Pediatricians should educate families on the potential risks of excessive weight gain during dialysis and post-kidney transplant," the authors write, noting that obesity is an increasing problem i...
A Family's Guide to Living with HIV
...re reported. Of these, 72 percent of patients were adult
or adolescent males; 27 percent were among adult
or adolescent females; and less than 1 percent was among children under 13....
Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
...half of the children were being looked after by an adult
as part of childcare. Of these 54 children, 32 had been left by family members who planned to take them to childcare, but forgot and went to work instead. The remainder were left in vehicles by childcare providers or drivers....
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