Tag: "age" at medical news
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
DURHAM, N.C. -- Raising the normal retirement age
in the United States to70 could save the federal g...ity researchers. Increasing the normal retirement age
would be a plausible move because Americansare enjoying longer, healthier lives, said demographer Ke...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...rove particularly beneficial in children under the age
of six months," the authors conclude. "Therapeutic approaches will need to be more aggressive among these infants, with earlier use of antiviral agents and perhaps even immune reconstitution with thymic transplantation (currently being explored by t...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...end to compare their child with others in the same age
group rather thanwith other premature babies; they...lower on measures of cognitive development through age
3 than did full-termchildren, they still scored in the average range. In an earlier paper, theresear...
Childhood Sex Abuse Impacts Adult Relationships
.... -- College women who were sexually abused before age
18 tend to have less secure and trusting relationships with their partners and lower levels of interpersonal functioning and social adjustment than college women who were not abused, according to a new Cornell University study. College women who were...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...y enter menopause earlier, or the apparent earlier age
of menopause is a stress-related shutdown of the ...women in developing countries tend to have a later age
of menopause. "By the time women in developing countries reach their early 40s, they have had re...
Study Shows Gum Disease Increases Risk Of Future Heart Disease
...se risk, including hypertension, high cholesterol, age
and gender. Robert J. Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair of the UB Department of Oral Biology, reported the results here today (Sunday, March 23) at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. "We ha...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
... Two thirds of this group were women, with a mean age
of 65 years. Findings showed that 40 percent of patients with calcification had the finding in both carotid arteries. While most of these patients had no stroke symptoms and only three had a history of transient ischemic attacks, or mini-st...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...key element in the preventionof influenza. School age
children are major carriers of the disease. Influ...withNIAID on the vaccine since 1973. Maassab, now age
70, began his work on a liveflu vaccine at U-M in 1966. "This is a tremendous accomplishmen...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
... driver education, curfews and raisingthe drinking age
are not enough to change bad driving behaviorswith...s. The best interventions included minimumdrinking age
and blood alcohol concentration laws, curfews anddelayed licensure laws. Graduated licensing (experi...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...irsch, "the risk is exponential depending on their age
andtheir history of stroke." Hirsch and other studied 72 patients. On each they performed cerebralangiography, transcranial Doppler and duplex carotid ultrasound and found nostatistical difference in the results. This shows, Hirsch said, that...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...al activity has increased so much among highschool age
students in the last 25 years, school-based sexedu..."educational programs" actually targeted a limited age
range of thechild audience, which is the most effective approach to educationaltelevision," said Dr....
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...ear during infancy, death usually occurs beforethe age
of 2. The disease is usually less severe when symptoms first appearlater in childhood, but life expectancy extends only into the second orthird decade in such cases. Adults can be affected by a milder form of thedisease but are still incapacitated du...
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
...hat screening mammography was effective forall the age
groups represented. "The tumors that were detecte...oing, NCIreinstated the support for screening this age
group, which it withdrew severalyears ago. Each year more than 180,000 women will be diagnos...
A Helping Hand Could Save An Ailing Heart
...ermine health status. After adjusting for age
and initial health status, those who had feltthey needed more help were 3.2 times more likely to have died during that yearthan those who had said they did not need any help. Those who had said theyneeded much more help were 6.5 times more likely to...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...r the routine use of mammograms in women under the age
of 50 and prostate specific antigen tests in men. The ethical issue becomes more complicated when doctors provide controversial screening tests because they fear a future lawsuit by a patient who later develops a disease. The article describes sev...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
... that annual mammography screening beginning at age
40 is not only safe but highly effective in reducing breast cancer deaths. Stephen A. Feig, M.D., professor of radiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and director of the Breast Imaging Center,...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
...tality improvement ratesfor the three countries by age
group, gender, and the population as a whole. Alower level of response combined with a wide range of estimates indicate "theuncertainty of what the future may bring," the initial report said. A final survey analysis is expected early in 1998...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...cancer each year occur in women who are65 years of age
or older. Yet older women, especially minorities,g...5 phone surveyof these women, who were 65 years of age
or older, explored theerroneous beliefs, fears and practical issues that deter womenfrom getting mam...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...r example, people who have been blind from anearly age
often use part of the brain region normally employed for vision toprocess sensations from their fingertips, which helps them read Braille. However, in other cases, brain reorganization may lead to problems such asphantom pain, which often develops af...
Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...o found that blacks inGreater Cincinnati under the age
of 65 had a two to four times greater incidenceof ...ke compared with the rates among whites of similar age
in theRochester population. Age-specific stroke incidence rates were similar forelderly blacks and w...
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