Tag: "benefits" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...search, we're 15 years behind in investigating the benefits
of testosterone," says Dobs. Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to improve sexual function in men with low testosterone, while many studies suggest that estrogen replacement therapy reduces the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in w...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
...Dr. DanielMark will review what is known about the benefits
and costs of stentingversus balloon angioplasty. Mark, director of the Duke Outcomes Researchand Assessment Group, said stenting does "reduce the need for repeatangioplasty and bypass surgery during the year following the procedure.Reduced follow-up ...
KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...ensive part of treatment. For those who receive no benefits
from anti-convulsants, surgical treatment may be an option. Having a way to predict seizures can mean a seizure would be sensed before it occurs and could be prevented. Although the technology for preventing seizures may still be several year...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...n't bother with the hot new diet pill Redux -- the benefits
don't outweigh the risks, according to a Cornell U...f the weight-reducing medications to show that the benefits
of the weight loss from the medications is equivalent to that of improving diets in reducing mortali...
Common Carbohydrates May Prove To Be Substitute For Dietary Fiber
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- What if a person could get the benefits
of dietaryfiber without eating bowlsful of bran? W... beliefs, researchers are finding a growinglist of benefits
to human and animal digestive systems from certain formsof indigestible oligosaccharides -- naturall...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...lessened the amount of heartmedications. If these benefits
are sustained over time, this will be anotherimportant therapy for a very sick group of patients." Specifically, the procedure is approved for patients who have not respondedto the two standard therapies for blocked or diseased coronary arte...
UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly
...ooks for enrollees -- which should explain covered benefits
and exclusions sometimes were incomplete and often confusing, she said. Plans used technical language, which made some descriptions of covered or excluded services unintelligible. Likewise, appeals mechanisms were not uniform, and several HMOs failed...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...fed babies are denied many of the immune and other benefits
thataccompany breastfeeding, according to physicians and scientists. Although thereare times when formula is preferable to breastfeeding -- such as when the motheris HIV-positive but the child is not -- such cases are rare, they say. In thegreat majo...
"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty
...eveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, shows that the benefits
of ReoPro™ are greatest in the highest risk patients with acute heart attack or medically unstable angina. "The Topol study suggests a remarkable 60 percent reduction in mortality at three years in this select group treated with Reo...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...at Ultrasound DiagnosticServices, has observed the benefits
of ultrasound in the evaluation of spinaland paraspinal pathology during the past three years. The investigators have used ultrasound in more than 1,000 cases withpost-traumatic spine injury in which the patients' pain has been difficult toe...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...ts, and that patients be apprised of the risks and benefits
of fenfluramines for weight loss. Also participating in the study were: Lewis Seiden, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Lewis Rubin, M.D., University of Maryland; George Ricaurte, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. The study was supported by the N...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
... low level of radiation used in mammograms and the benefits
of early detection. "We think our kiosk will allow a person to create their own educational experience through touching the screen, interacting with the program and obtaining the information that is relevant to their needs," says Strecher, who also ...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...the lack of scientific evidence regarding a test's benefits
and the fact that no test can assure zero-risk of ... approach to explain that tests with controversial benefits
are unlikely to be helpful." The lead author, David J. Doukas , M.D., is an associate professor in...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...on and plasma science capabilities to an area that benefits
the U.S. public," said PPPL Technology Transfer Head Lewis Meixler. The $120,000 agreement between the two federally funded agencies came about after researchers at the USDA's Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) in Philadelphia evaluated RF rad...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...fferson University Hospital, has found that the benefits
of annual mammography far outweigh the risk of ...ering the reasonable cost and the fact that the benefits
outweigh the risks, there is no reason I can think of as to why women shouldnt get this ...
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
...h team. "The next step is to determine if similar benefits
can be achieved when the medication is administered in an accelerated dose over a shorter period of time." That's important because heart surgery often must be performed quickly, without the luxury of a lengthy pre-operative treatment period. T...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...r information about theirrisk of breast cancer and benefits
of early screening, she notes.Although having a doctor or nurse suggest a mammogram helped,the survey revealed that this advice alone did not spur womento get exams. Surprisingly, women who received care at privatedoctors' offices also were among t...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
... were able to develop the right dosage so that the benefits
outweighed therisk, " says Fuster, director of the...dy was conducted inmiddle-aged, high-risk men, the benefits
of the treatment for other groups,including women, must await further study. "The study still does ...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...ions will help the researchers evaluate the safety benefits
of thesystem. The research team will address questions related to manufacturing,environmental health, and economic impact, as well as highway safety.Researchers will look at whether the materials are stable and environmentallysound, how long...
Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
...s of patients. This makes them better doctors and benefits
thepatient." Dr. Braverman came up with the teaching method last November while thinking ofways to get his dermatology residents to sharpen their observational skills. Heteamed up with Linda Friedlaender, curator of education at the Yale Center forB...
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