Tag: "benefits" at medical news
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
...the investigators warn againstovergeneralizing the benefits
of low-dose aspirin for stroke prevention. Theamount of aspirin required to prevent stroke in the 30 days after surgery maydiffer from the amount of aspirin that may be taken for years to prevent strokesin the longer-term medical management of high-...
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...Ph.D.,at a national conference of health plans and benefits
managers. Conference andstudy sponsor Express Scr... use that is based solely onrecipients of pharmacy benefits
and that adjusts for age and copayment rates asfactors that could influence variation. "This study...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
...enza and pneumococcal vaccinations have tremendous benefits
for olderadults, Doebbeling said. Both vaccines have been around for a number of years,are safe and have few, if any, side effects. Flu shots among the elderlydecrease mortality by about two-thirds if an older person does get the flu. Theflu vaccine ...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
.... Brownwas involved in the first study to show the benefits
of cholesterol-loweringtherapy in heart disease prevention and treatment. "Findings from the AVERTtrial give physicians more data to use when deciding whether angioplasty ormedical (drug) therapy is more appropriate for individual patients." ...
An exercise in risk reduction
...stion. In order to reap thegreatest breast-health benefits
from exercise, women need to spend at least fourhours a week in vigorous exercise and do this for at least 12 years of theirlives. "That's a pretty big commitment," notes Bernstein. "For women maintainingan exercise program at this level, exercise is...
Food should be fortified with folic acid to ensure all mothers receive recommended daily requirements
...re is a need for continued health education on the benefits
of folic acid both before pregnancy and immediately after conception in unplanned pregnancies....
Women at high risk for breast cancer may avoid mammograms
...aphy. Simplyeducating women about risk factors and benefits
isn't always enough. "Problem-solving training, focused on fostering adaptive coping responses andreducing psychological distress, might be an effective intervention," saidSchwartz. Among the less distressed individuals, 84 percent of the conscientio...
Children CATCH on to heart-health messages
...mal encounter with elementary schoollessons on the benefits
of heart-healthy eating and vigorous physicalactivities, almost four thousand eighth graders in four states report theycontinue to practice much of what they learned. This follow-up of the CATCH(Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health) ...
Age, ethnicity, income impact exercise habits of elderly
...attention and information regarding the safety and benefits
of exercise andcould benefit the most from this ty...besity will have to be addressed if the preventive benefits
ofexercise are to be realized," said Clark. The research was supported by a grant from the National ...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...ious services is associated with significanthealth benefits
in elderly people, even when you take into account the fact thatreligious people tend to start out with better health practices and more socialsupport," Koenig said. The current findings build on a series of earlier studies at Duke andelsewhe...
UK researcher develops nicotinic drugs with R.J. Reynolds
... they're hoping to develop new drugs which provide benefits
fromrelieving pain to improving memory. Although most people are aware of the negative effects of nicotine,Crooks has been in the forefront of research into its beneficial effects fornearly 20 years and began a partnership in 1992 with R.J. R...
Walking markedly improves mental abilities of those over 60
...decline with age. The findings centered not on the benefits
of physical conditioning but on thefrontal regions...said. "Cellsshrink and blood flow decreases. The benefits
you get from walking are in thevarieties of cognition that show the largest age-related decline." St...
Advances in 'On the Spot' tests have huge public health implications
...nsmit diagnostic information, says the author. The benefits
of near patient testing include:- improved antibiotic prescribing; rapid diagnosis for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and acute infections such as meningitis; determination of whether to instigate community contact tracing and screening a...
Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers
... two fronts: acompletely new drug that has all the benefits
of tamoxifen but does not induceresistance, and a drug derived from a protein that blocks the estrogenicproperties of tamoxifen," said McDonnell. "Both are plausible next steps in thefight against estrogen-sensitive breast cancers." The fiel...
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
...major accomplishment that will have many important benefits
forSan Francisco and the Bay Area," says Brian Kim...age of cancer research to cancer care and bringthe benefits
of research directly to the community and region it serves."There are a total of 59 NCI cancer cente...
Red wine can help maintain immune system, UF researcher finds
...ere's been a lot of publicity lately on the health benefits
of red wine, butwe also know that alcohol suppress...'s OK to drink a glass of redwine. You can get the benefits
without any apparent harm on immunity." Percival said there are many different compounds in red wine...
Senior volunteering indicates well-being
...at the still-employed do not reap the same kind of benefits
fromvolunteering as do the retired suggests that c...pation compensatesfor the social and psychological benefits
of employment among retirees," saysMoen. "Since paid work seems to give workers a sense of purpose a...
Risk factors for stroke after heart surgery identified
...in a low percentage ofpatients," Hogue says. "The benefits
of heart surgery, for most patients,outweigh the risks. The surgery prolongs life." The new research challenges several misconceptions that have persisted aboutpost-surgical stroke, says Hogue. Unlike earlier studies, this one separated the'early st...
Women find physician guidelines on estrogen replacement therapy are lacking
...at caregivers counsel patients about the risks and benefits
oftherapy. All recommendations incorporate the best epidemiological evidence forhormone replacement therapy; however, they do not reflect the counseling needsexpressed by patients. For this study, Maureen T. Connelly, MD, and other researcher...
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
...nt of trachoma withazithromycin provides long-term benefits
not usually available for people indeveloping countries." Thomas C. Quinn, M.D., of NIAID and Johns HopkinsUniversity is a co-author of the study. NIAID, the Edna McConnell ClarkFoundation, Abbott Laboratories and Pfizer Inc supported the study. S...
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