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Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...njecting insulin, following dietary guidelines and checking the blood sugar level are important for people with diabetes. Weijman showed that people who do not find it inconvenient to perform these activities, feel healthier. The burdensomeness experienced is in part determined by how competent an individual ...

Most advanced CT scanner improves imaging of heart, avoids need for surgical inspection

...eart Institute. "By immediately and very quickly checking for blocked arteries, we can sort out who is and is not at high risk of having a heart attack, and eliminate the need for unnecessary cardiac catheterization," he said. "And we no longer need to wait until a patient is stabilized before performing th...

83rd General session & exhibition of the IADR

...any part of the IADR General Session without first checking in and obtaining a badge, which must be displayed at all times....

Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades

.... "Our research of the actual outcomes of patients checking into the nation's hospitals shows that a select group of hospitals have found the key to lowering mortality and complication rates not just in one specialty, but across the board. Because of the variation in quality from one hospital to the next, whi...

Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions

...e aviation safety, such as routine spot checks, or checking on drinking behavior during pilots' biannual physical exams, that might help reduce alcohol-related crashes in the future. Current federal regulations do not allow any person to operate any aircraft - major airlines, commuter aircraft, air taxis, or ...

New study shows how mad cow prions hitch a ride into intestine

...ansmission to humans." Currently, Singh's group is checking whether prions from distant species such as deer and elk can cross the human intestinal barrier....

Rice engineers demo first T-ray endoscope

...uted evenly in every carton -- to the space age -- checking for defects under the insulation and heat shield of NASA's space shuttle. In all T-wave applications today, the beam must be aimed directly from the wave generator at the spot to be sensed. Anything that needs to be scanned has to be moved in front o...

Combination therapy, not medication alone, most effective for treating children with OCD

...aviors or rituals (such as hand washing, hoarding, checking something over and over) or mental acts (such as counting, repeating words silently). John S. March, M.D., M.P.H., of the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and members of the Pediatric OCD Treatment Study (POTS) team, evaluated the ef...

Therapy, medication combination superior for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

...ng, counting to certain numbers or the repetitious checking of household items or belongings are examples of symptoms that might manifest in children and adults with this disorder. Until now, the researchers said, little was known about the relative efficacy of CBT and medication, either alone or in combina...

OHSU researchers, collaborators make recommendations to self-treating physicians

... do for their patients--like ordering lab studies, checking biopsy results, or adjusting medication doses. This led to some problems--one physician delayed seeking care for her thyroid cancer because she rationalized that cancer should be a hard lump and hers was soft. Also, physicians who self-doctored misse...

Rochester, BCM test bird-flu vaccine in humans

...x months they'll closely monitor the participants, checking their health and taking blood tests to check the immune response created by the vaccine. While only about two dozen people worldwide have died in recent months after becoming infected from a strain of flu known as H5N1 that is normally found in bird...

Mount Sinai to offer NearVision CK

...reading glasses to perform everyday tasks, such as checking their watch for the time," said Penny Asbell, M.D., Director of the Cornea Service and Refractive Surgery Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital and a principal investigator of the Mount Sinai clinical trials for CK. "CK offers a safe, effective and min...

For leg-bypass patients, drugs can save lives and limbs, but many patients go without them

...betics over the age of 50 to get tested for PAD by checking the blood pressure in their ankles. In addition to Henke, the study's authors are Susan Blackburn, MBA, Mary C. Proctor, M.S., Jeri Stevens, M.S., Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D., Gilbert Upchurch, M.D., James Stanley, M.D., a...

EUROCARE3 publishes new childhood cancer survival figures

... settled on a uniform collection policy, with data checking and analytical procedures agreed in advance. "These data quality indicate that the survival differences between the European populations we analysed are unlikely to be due to registration artefacts," said Dr Gatta. "As the majority of childhood cance...

Most hospitals don't use latest ordering technology

...rders, improving communication and order tracking, checking for inappropriate orders, and providing reminders to carry out orders," said Joan Ash, Ph.D, M.L.S., M.B.A. "However, its use is not yet widespread because it has a reputation for being difficult to implement successfully." Ash is the study's lead au...

New test may diagnose heart disease risk better

...d patients from healthy subjects, compared to just checking HDL cholesterol levels alone. "We found that the inflammatory properties of HDL may be a better, more refined gauge of coronary artery disease risk than looking at HDL cholesterol levels alone -- especially for patients who have evidence of disease...

On the horizon of glucose monitoring: A review

...est strip is painful, and often deters people from checking any more than just once.Frequent testing allows insulin-dependent diabetics to tightly control their blood glucose levels and gives them the best chance of preventing major complications of diabetes, such as vision loss from retinopathy, non-traumati...

Trans fatty acids on food labels

... of foods contain trans fatty acids? Moore advises checking the label for the phrase "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil," which is found in stick margarine, vegetable shortening and some prepared foods like cakes, cookies, crackers and commercially fried foods. According to ADA's Complete Food and Nutriti...

Stanford research pinpoints online consumer health use

...pular for playing games, chatting with friends and checking scores, but the Internet is not as commonly used for health-care purposes as is sometimes reported. While some reports have put the figure at 80 percent, a Stanford University Medical Center study has found that 40 percent of American adults with Int...

Can we halt the deadly SARS?

...ave undiagnosed cases, he says, as it only started checking airline passengers for SARS on 31 March. "Any country where the healthcare infrastructure is not good and there are crowded living environments may be an area where SARS could establish and maintain itself- and that would be a problem for the world."...

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