Tag: "benefits" at medical news
NICHD-Funded Researchers Show Estrogen Effects On Brain After Menopause
... "Taking estrogen after menopause has both benefits
and risks," saidDuane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. "This finding provides importantnew information for postmenopausal women and their physicians to consider whenmaking the complex, highly individual decision as to whether to take estrogen...
IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities
...wquantitative model to compare the cost and health benefits
of developing morethan two dozen different candida...cordingto two primary criteria: anticipated health benefits
and expected net savings ofhealth care resources. As new data emerge, specific elements of the mode...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...se call 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771). Patient benefits
to Prostatron® Therapy include: Fewer complications than surgery Less recovery time than surgery Reduced need for surgery Usually requires only light anesthesia Shortened procedure time (about an hour, compared to a two-hour surgicalprocedure) ...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
... two to threetimes yearly, could offer significant benefits
for reducing the risks ofatherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. In addition, such a vaccine mightexpand the market for cholesterol-lowering therapies to people at somewhat lowerhealth risk, for whom cholesterol-lowering drugs are not presently ...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...e about to start medication may want to discussthe benefits
of the various types of drugs with their doctors before deciding ontheir individual treatment plans." One previous study comparing the costs of these therapies found that a month oftreatment with calcium channel blockers cost twice as much as beta b...
UK Researchers Receive Grants To Examine Benefits Of Aerobic Exercise For People With Spinal Cord Injuries
...r Medical Center for a study that will examine the benefits
of aerobicexercise for people with quadriplegia an...uries. Extensive research has demonstrated benefits
of aerobic exercise for theable-bodied population. However, because of the unique physiology of spi...
UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary
...nd Duke universities, has found that the financial benefits
of fast-trackingmay vary among institutions. In an article that appears in the May 1 issue of the journal Anesthesia andAnalgesia, Franklin Dexter, Ph.D., M.D., UI associate professor of anesthesia,showed that whether fast-tracking allows a hospital ...
Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
...ould discuss with their patientswhat the risks and benefits
are." As the researcher points out, the long-term effects of many "psychoactive"drugs, including SSRIs, on the developing central nervous system are unknown.But SSRIs have a variety of documented side effects in adolescents and childrenincluding sle...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...to provide statistical documentation tosupport the benefits
that have been seen in clinical practice. In the adult study, which will continue for the next several years, neitherclinical staff nor patient knows who is receiving IVIG therapy and who isreceiving a placebo. The pediatric trial, which is nearing ...
Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver
...e been vocal proponents of the hormone, citing its benefits
in stories in the Wall Street Journal and on "Dateline" and "Good Morning America," among others. In addition to the trials in Seattle and Denver, a number of other secretin trials are already underway or scheduled to start soon at the University of ...
Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
...ossible, ifrequired later. Doctors must weigh the benefits
of radiation therapy, in terms of decrease inlocal...rgues that for many women the small ornon-existant benefits
are not worth the drawbacks and urges all patients withDCIS considering radiation therapy to seek a ...
Testosterone Is Mixed Blessing To Men's Health
... levels of testosterone can havesignificant health benefits
for some middle-aged men, according to a Penn Stat... highly with physicians' assessments. "The benefits
of higher testosterone levels have a down side, however,"Booth notes. "Some, but not all, men with h...
Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment
...r helping patients achieve goodcompliance and full benefits
of prescribed drugs, not only in hypertension, butin other chronic diseases." For two months, Dr. Burnier and his team monitored the dosing patterns andblood pressure levels of 29 patients with persistent hypertension, despite theprescription of usu...
Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients
...l, which is the first to demonstrate the potential benefits
of combining these two therapies in the treatment ...ol. "Our data show that abciximab can enhance the benefits
of clot-busting therapy by improving its ability to open blocked arteries and restore optimal blood ...
New cancer treatment facility opens
...ne. It isspecially designed to bring patients the benefits
of multidisciplinary teams ofspecialists who are experts in caring for patients with a particular type of cancer. Services and floors at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion are organized by "disease teams" rather than by thetraditional s...
Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique
...d. UCSF's Chou explains the EECP treatment and its benefits
this way: "The heart,unlike the rest of the body, gets its blood flow when it is relaxing. When theheart squeezes, it forces blood throughout the body, but not to itself. It isduring the relaxation, or diastole phase that the coronary arteries are f...
Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
...ning to understand the potentially powerful health benefits
ofsoy," says lead author David Jenkins, a professo...e also low in saturated fat." These cardiovascular benefits
are supported by a second study presented byJenkins demonstrating that in the same subjects, smaller...
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
...s with a good prognosis, then the overall risksand benefits
of hormone use in the population should be reexamined....
NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke
...nt--such as clot-busters," added Dr. Lenfant. "The benefits
to the health of our community will be extraordinary," said Dr.William Minogue, senior vice president for medical affairs at Suburban. "Suburban Hospital will be the only community hospital, and one of a smallnumber of facilities in the world, with t...
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...ogy and lead author of the study. "Ifraloxifene's benefits
continue over a longer period of time, treatment w...anypostmenopausal hormonal therapy, there are both benefits
and risks associatedwith the drug and therefore women should talk to their doctors about differenttr...
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