Tag: "age" at medical news
Baby Talk: Parents Do Make A Difference, By Promoting Childhood Chatter, From Birth To Age 3
...nce" their children'slives--at least from birth to age
3--by encouraging childhood chatter,researchers wi.... The simplest answer will do." Since childrenthis age
also must learn to use language politely, she adds, "Watch yourlanguage. They pick up any words quic...
To Drive Or Not To Drive? New Criteria For Those With Epilepsy
...y patients from theirMaryland clinics, matched for age
and sex. Both groups drove, but one had ahistory of seizure-related car crashes. The scientists found fourillness-related characteristics of the patients that could help predictaccidents. The single feature most linked with crashes, the researcher...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...nsplants. After 1 year, the treated patients under age
60 (9 of the total patients in thetrial) showed si...gnificant improvements in movement. Patients over age
60 whoreceived the implants, as well as those who had the placebo surgery, showed nosignificant impr...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...antation. Study findings showed that higher donor age
of recipient were bothassociated with higher costs of liver transplantation. Researchers foundtrans...
Research of Percy Julian , First Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug, Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
...ian's reputationas a world-renowned chemist at the age
of 36 yet he was denied a facultypositionat DePauw because of his race. Frustrated in his efforts to gain an academicpost,Julian accepted an offer as director of research for soya products for GliddeninChicago. Over the next 18 years, the results o...
How Little Is Too Little For A Baby's Safety? UT Southwestern Researchers Shed New Light On Size And Morbidity/Mortality In Newborns
...of infants born at term and ofthe same gestational age
are at the greater risk of death or disability -co...ospital.They were grouped according to gestational age
and weight. Infants were comparedto others in their gestational age
group. A baby born at 40 weeks, ...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
... tretinoinprescriptions were for acne, and even at age
40, 63 percent of prescriptionswere for acne. ...authorization. "Even if you pick the ideal age
for prior authorization, our study showsthat the insurance companies are saving only a small amount,...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...f milk other than breast milkbefore four months of age
was a significant risk factor for asthma in childr... 27% more likely to have doctor-diagnosed asthmaby age
six; 44% more likely to wheeze three or more times since the age
of 1;41% more likely to have wheeze...
Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
... Francis says he'll now focus on how a child's age
at the time of diagnosisof hearing lossand age
of intervention impact his or her development and educationalindependence. Otherstudies will compare...
Early Heart Repair For Marfan Syndrome Patients Critical To Survival
...ctober 1968 and March1996. The patients ranged in age
from 4 to 73; 70 percent were male. Theaverage size of the aneurysm in this group was 6.5 centimeters, or about twoinches. Among 455 patients who underwent elective surgery to repair an aneurysm,the death rate was 1.5 percent (seven patients...
Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
...rbances and behavioral changes. Moreover, no clear age
anddosage guidelines exist for these medications and prescription practices arebased on studies in adults and anecdotal experience with children. "I think these medications are starting to show promise. We don't have all thedata and guidelines, but i...
Older Women's Health Focus Of Bay Area Summit
... year 2030, one in five Americans will be over the age
of 65, a total ofat least 80 million people. Women constitute the majority of this population. While both men and women are living longer today, a woman's life expectancy isseven years longer than a man's. A woman born today can expect to live to age...
UCSF Study Finds Latina Women Have Greater Risk Of Premature Birth With Short Interpregnancy Interval
...orresponding group of white women. Womenranged in age
from 11 to 49 years. The researchers looked at three classifications of a short interpregnancyinterval: extremely short (under six months); very short, (6-11 months); andmoderately short (12-17 months). An intermediate interpregnancy interval wasde...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
...IV, whichequates to 1:160 men and 1:800 women over age
UI Study Suggests Promising Treatment For Diabetic
...d. An estimated 1.5 million women of child-bearing age
in the United States havediabetes. A diabetic pregnancy is one of the leading causes of birth defects,Hunter said. A woman with diabetes is two to five times more likely to givebirth to a baby with a birth defect than a woman without the condition. ...
UT Southwestern Study To Test Efficacy Of St. John's Wort For Treatment Of Depression
...pants in the three-month study must be 18 years of age
or older. Eachwill be given the St. John's wort drug; sertraline, a serotonin re-uptakeinhibitor; or a placebo (sugar pill). Kenegar won't be able to participate in the study because she's already takingthe medication. But she said she'd be waiting ...
Adolescents And Risk-Taking: A 'Very Likely' Danger May Not Mean The Same To A Teen As To An Adult
... data about the differences in understanding among age
groups. Co-authors for the study "Adolescents' and Adults' Understanding of ProbabilityExpressions" are Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher, PhD, assistant professor ofpediatrics at UCSF and Michael Biehl, MA, of the division of adolescentmedicine, department...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...blems dating back 14 years. Elaine wasdiagnosed at age
9 with a connective tissue disorder, which later w... kneereplacement and a partial knee replacement at age
16. Eventually, the toxicity of the various medications began to damage Elaine'skidneys. In November...
Patients Treated Successfully For Hodgkin's Disease Are At 9 Times The Risk For Developing Second Cancer
... carefuland continuing screening at a much earlier age
than the American Cancer Societyrecommends for the...erapy alone, 3 percent developedskin cancer by the age
of 14, and 5.6 percent of patients who received combinedtherapy developed skin cancer by the time th...
Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers
...he study did find differences based on the sex and age
of the patientand the tumor location. "Those things are beyond the patient's control," saidFeldman, associate professor of dermatology. "The only thing patients havecontrol over is what doctor they go to, and patients should be aware that notall doct...
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