Tag: "bottle" at medical news
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...nd a digital cap that registered whenever the pill bottle
was opened.Looking at 151 HIV-infected urban poor in San Francisco, the researchers found: Only about 28 percent received any anti-retroviral drugs at all--compared to almost 90 percent of middle-class people infected with HIV--andonly eight percen...
Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"
... lot -- four orfive times a week -- as a result of bottle
caries," he said, adding that theprocedure usually requires sedation in young patients, who aren't able to endurea lengthy stay in the dental chair. A change in family habits, including "stopping the bottle" in some instances, ispart of the prescript...
No health protection from alcohol -- but heavy drinkers face risk of stroke
...he equivalent of 11 pints of beer a week or half a bottle
of wine a day. This study measured a wide range of socioeconomic variables and other factors, such as smoking habits, which could affect results. Unlike other studies that found a protective effect of alcohol for coronary heart disease, the research...
UCSF Psychiatry Department receives grant to study innovative drug and substance abuse treatments
...f acomputer chip placed on the cap of the medicine bottle
that indicates when and how often the bottlehas been opened. The grant will also be used to train case managers on how to treat their client's drug abuse-whilemeeting all of their basic needs such as finding them shelter, food and making sure they a...
Expert calls for common sense, science in national response to medicinal herbs
...dealing with cases involving the possession...of a bottle
of prune juice purchased for use as an unapproved laxative," Tyler said. In 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act became law. It kept products on the market but did not allow therapeutic claims to be made for them. Instead, the law r...
ACP-ASIM issues guidelines for precribing antidepressant drugs
...ug, and therefore is not regulated by the FDA. The bottle
labels can be misleading. The amounts of active St. John's wort ingredients vary in these supplements, and the pills often contain additional substances. Studies show that St. John's wort is better than placebo (a fake pill), but there are no good st...
A threatened St. Johns wort plant could be more effective as an anti-depressant, Cornell and USDA researchers find
...from plant to plant, manufacturer to manufacturer, bottle
and pill to pill. Thus Sirvent and Gibson are trying to determine how much of a role pre-harvest fa...
Are people with HIV sticking to their medication treatment regimens? New method measures patient adherence
...nce to drug regimens including an electronic pill bottle
cap that provides a dated record gives physicians...tion bottles. The third method used a special pill bottle
cap with a microchip that automatically recorded each time the bottle
was opened. Researchers found ...
Alcohol preferences among pregnant Native and African American urban women
.... That one drink, however, was in fact a 40-ounce bottle
of malt liquor. Some women thought alcohol was only bad for the baby "if it burns going down." "We believe that our findings are timely," said Kaskutas, "and, when combined, we hope they will spur other researchers to expand upon the list of the typ...
Dental research paper
...by teeth---known as early childhood caries or baby bottle
tooth decay---suffer more than just an occasional toothache, a study by pediatric dentistry graduate student Sara L. Filstrup has found. They often suffer loss of sleep, impaired concentration, and even a poorer social life. Filstrup and colleagues ...
UCSF scientists may have found link to early childhood tooth decay
...ssociated with Early Childhood Caries (ECC or baby bottle
tooth decay). They found that ECC is a preventable condition characterized by decay of primary (baby) teeth which may begin as an infants teeth erupt, long before her first year. What is also significant is that the two-year-old was probably infect...
Baxter introduces Baxject needleless transfer device at International Haemophilia Congress
...e pierces the protective seal on the sterile water bottle
and secures the BAXJECT device firmly into place. Next step is holding the water bottle, with device firmly secured, upside down so that the second, or twin spike, is facing downward. The placing of the second spike creates a vacuum that sets in mo...
A helping hand: Healthy arm helps retrain stroke-impaired arm
...ouble performing simple tasks. "Many can't hold a bottle
of water and move it to their mouths. It's difficult for them to eat or write if their dominant hand is affected," says Cauraugh, an associate professor in the Center for Exercise Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Cauraugh and a col...
'Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day' -- Really?
...rsity even counsels its students to "carry a water bottle
with you. Drink often while sitting in class..." How did the obsession start? Is there any scientific evidence that supports the recommendation? Does the habit promote good health? Might it be harmful? Valtin thinks the notion may have started when...
Study points to methods for safe drug dispensing via computer
... the nurse scans the medicine bottle
or other container, and BCMA records the drug as delivered. If the nurse accidentally scans the wrong medicine or dosage, or tries to give medici...
The common cold coughs up $40 billion annual price tag
...ch as asthma, heart failure and emphysema. "From a bottle
of cough syrup to missed time at work and school, the price tag of catching a cold really adds up," says A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., lead author on the paper and co-director of the Consortium for Health Outcomes, Innovation, Cost Effectiveness Studies (C...
Polyherbacy prompts need for physician's advice
...h consumers and health care professionals. Reading bottle
labels is a valuable resource for learning about a product. The more information a label provides about dosage, ingredients, company reputation and contact info, the better. Patients should look for single-herb supplements known for safety and effica...
College students may be drinking more alcohol than even they realize
... standard servings of alcohol are present in their bottle
of wine or their 40-ounce bottle
of beer?" White spoke of an Australian-government initiative that began in 1995, requiring informat...
Effect of breast feeding on blood pressure may be overestimated
...wer blood pressure at different ages compared with bottle
feeding formula milk. Studies that reported noticeable and statistically significant differences in blood pressure between feeding groups were mostly small, raising the possibility of publication bias. Larger studies showed little difference, sugges...
Ecstasy can trigger heart attacks in users
...at prior to experiencing these symptoms he drank a bottle
of whisky and taken half of a pill of MDMA. He was diagnosed and treated in the emergency department for acute myocardial infarction as a result of MDMA use. This is only the second case reported showing evidence that MDMA can cause heart attacks sim...