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Study finds women hesitant to take tamoxifen as preventive measure

...ted with the decision to take tamoxifen. Physician advice also influenced decision-making, with women who received a recommendation from their doctors more likely to take the medication. Researchers also found that perception of risk and a lack of information influenced decisions about tamoxifen: Women in...

To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says

...ht have a cardiovascular component, should include advice about lifestyle changes and treatments to address risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and physical inactivity. In patients with heart rhythm problems, blocked neck arteries or clotting disorders that can greatly incre...

Inadequate sleep in late pregnancy may influence labor and delivery

...ep with expectant mothers," added Lee. "Similar to advice that women should 'eat for two' when pregnant, healthcare providers should consider recommending that women also sleep for two." Study co-author is Caryl L. Gay, PhD, research associate, family health care nursing, UCSF School of Nursing. This study ...

Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA

...ivers to touch wound dressings. The CDC gives this advice on preventing staph or MRSA infections: practice good hygiene; keep your hands clean by washing thoroughly with soap and water; keep cuts and abrasions clean and covered with a proper dressing (e.g., bandage) until healed; avoid contact with other pe...

Aspirin underused to reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women and young adults

...Simple interventions such as offering professional advice about aspirin may be adequate to increase appropriate usage given that past studies have shown a strong association between current aspirin use and report of professional counseling," Persell said. Health professionals are also in the position to he...

National Academies news: Gulf War and Health

... nonprofit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences. A committee roster follows....

UT Southwestern researchers find calcium intake contributing factor in formation of kidney stones

...hwestern, urged patients to seek their physician's advice before deciding whether to limit or increase calcium in their diets. "For the patient, the message of these studies is that the recommendation for calcium intake cannot be generalized since the effect of calcium intake on stone formation depends on t...

BMJ turns missing murder case documents over to FDA

... provide "the missing link" between the recent FDA advice and what Lilly scientists knew 16 years ago, says Harvard psychiatrist Dr Joseph Glenmullen. Dr Richard Kalpit, the FDA clinical reviewer who approved fluoxetine, said he was not given the Lilly data. "These data are very important. If this report wa...

Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50

...fections, so that they may be encouraged to follow advice for preventing lower UTIs. To conduct the study, the researchers interviewed 242 women, age 18 to 49, who had been treated for kidney infections at Group Health outpatient medical centers. They also collected information about their treatment from la...

Good parent-doctor relationships may improve the advice parents receive

... reluctant to follow injury and illness prevention advice from pediatricians with whom they don't have a goo...artment. "While it may seem basic, this practical advice could prove life-saving to children whose home and family situations already make them vulnerable to...

Weight loss strategies work in people with pre-diabetes

...health care workers providing the diet or exercise advice and who kept up with the intervention were most likely to lose weight, Norris and colleagues conclude. The study was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

Physician response to conflicts between faith and medicine

...nd respond to conflicts between their best medical advice and a patient's religious concerns? A study in the January 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that such conflicts are not uncommon, that most physicians strive to accommodate the demands of a patient's faith, but that certain types...

New study reveals treatment for 'silent killer' using diet, not drugs

...,'" says Dr. Berkow, lead author of the study. "My advice to people at risk for hypertension is to substitute a veggie burger for a hamburger tonight and have pasta marinara without the meatballs tomorrow. After about six weeks of such simple changes you might see your blood pressure--and your body weight--...

A proverb a day may make you healthier

...eflect today's public health principles, providing advice on such things as smoking, maintaining a balanced diet and being physically active. Their modern proverbs include: The more you smoke, the more you croak (smoking). A tri-colour meal is a good deal (nutrition, encouraging you to eat red, yellow and...

Editorial urges 'black-box' warning for Bextra and Celebrex

...-2 inhibitors," said Psaty. Furberg supports the advice of the Food and Drug Administration, which issued a Public Health Advisory on COX-2 inhibitors and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug products urging physicians to weigh the benefits against the risk for individual patients. In the editorial...

Counseling encourages exercise; environment changes may help

... researchers aren't sure what kind of professional advice work best to encourage exercise or whether counseling increases physical activity over the long run.1 Counseling generally encourages exercise, according to Dr. Melvyn Hillsdon of University College London and colleagues. However, the researchers fou...

Antioxidants have no effect on Lou Gehrig's disease

...use of these medications by patients, often on the advice of their physician, there is no significant eviden...ns their wide use by patients, with or without the advice of their physician," he adds. The review appears in the January issue of The Cochrane Library, a pub...

National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

...ivate, nonprofit institution that provides science advice under a congressional charter....

Sunlight reduces risk of lymph gland cancer

...th additional data, Ms Ekstrm Smedby believes that advice about sunbathing might have to be amended. "But w... says. "More research is needed before we can give advice about the dangers and benefits of sunbathing in a wider perspective." Researchers will now continue ...

Best treatment for mild or moderate depression unclear

...ngs are acknowledged, the guidelines offer limited advice on how to determine whether or not a particular patient may benefit from treatment, they add. They suggest that we need a better understanding of the interaction that occurs when individuals seek medical help for an emotional problem. "This medicalis...

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