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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM

...xperienced problems in the past. Those who cannot cope with the heat are given a screening medical evaluation, then transported to an air-conditioned shelter." "At the first sign of an increase in heat-related emergency department visits, efforts to reach high-risk individuals are intensified. Ca...

Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

...uce endorphins, the body's naturalpain killers, to cope with the stresses associated with remainingtoo long in the uterus, Smith said. Researchers are conducting follow-up studies to determine whetherthe postmature infants do, in fact, have elevated levels ofendorphins in their blood. Smith noted that no...

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy

...ialized nations had both the means and the time to cope withtheir epidemic; the developing countries have neither," he says. Calling thesituation "urgent," Reddy says national and international health agencies mustcoordinate risk-reduction efforts to head off the current epidemic. The projected ...

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

... solely on the nicotine patch, which helps smokers cope with acute withdrawal symptoms. "Social prohibitions, the stigma and health information that smoking is bad for you works for some people," Gold says. "Who is left? People with a pathological attachment to smoking, who are getting antidepress...

UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV

...what works best in helping low-income blackmothers cope with HIV is the goal of a new study now under way ...infection with HIV, thevirus that causes AIDS, and cope better both with the disease and their feelingsabout it," said Dr. Margaret S. Miles, professor at t...

University Of California San Francisco Dental School Launches Pilot Program For Pre-Dental Students

...or educational resources. Or,they may have had to cope with family circumstances, such as financialhardships, that made it impossible for them to focus solely on school, he said.Those situations are explored through written statements, personal interviewsand references. Applicants also must show that th...

Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs

...nded ChildhoodImmunization Schedule, as well as to cope with a number of constraints. The pilot focused on four vaccine manufacturers that produced 11different vaccine types (eight individual vaccines and three combinations). Itlooked at two cases of when one of the vaccines, Hepatitis B, would ...

Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children

...ensed.They have to gamble on a child being able to cope with the dosage theyprescribe. This also means that liability for the outcome rests with them ortheir health authority, rather than the drugs company. "Every paediatrician and GP caring for children faces this problem on adaily basis," says V...

Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk

...gies to helpchildren, their parents and physicians cope with issues of excess weight gain. The sage advice to eat sensibly, stay away from junk foods and get more exerciseis still the best, but "the truth is all these things take great effort," hesays. Co-authors of the study are Richard P. Donahu...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

...ee patients turns out to beinvaluable to help them cope with pre-operative anxiety and difficultrecoveries. One can't separate personal, emotional support from the healingexperience, Risse seems to be saying. The book's final chapter relates the shifting treatment strategies andinnovative caregiving emplo...

Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity

...d friends, which could help themavoid, or at least cope better with, times of stress or personal difficulty. However, even after taking into account all these external factors andcontrolling the independent variables, the researchers found a "strongassociation" still persisted between infrequent or no rel...

Effects of nicotine influenced by housing and gender

...For example, women often report that they smoke to cope with emotional andsocial situations and to alleviate negative affect. It is striking that in ourstudy female rats living in groups and, treated with nicotine, manifestedbehaviors that may indicate decreased anxiety," says Martha M. Faraday, head oft...

Allergy-producing cells are also 'do-gooders,' helping stave off infections

...h a huge dose ofbacteria that the mast cells can't cope or when your immune system iscompromised do the bacteria gain a foothold." Typically, mast cells are not activated by the beneficial bacteria thatinhabit the gut, because such bacteria colonize the surface of the intestinallining, he said....

Financial stress doubles periodontal disease risk

...cipants' daily lives and to measure the ability to cope with stress. To measure financial strain, study participants answered nine questions,including: At the present time, are you able to afford a home that is largeenough? Do you have difficulty in meeting monthly payments of your family bills? And, h...

Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly

...," he said. Third, said Koenig, people who cope better with life's ups and downsappear to be less inclined to drink, smoke and engage in other destructivehealth habits. Even at baseline measurement in the current study, religiouselderly people were physically healthier and reported leading healthi...

Exercise and encouraging a return to normal activities can help low back pain sufferers

...physiotherapist has been shown to help patients to cope with low back pain, suggests a study published in this week's BMJ. Dr Jennifer Klaber Moffett and colleagues from the University of York and University of London found that six months after participating in the classes, low back pain sufferers found...

Reacting well to heart disease can help avoid future attacks

Patients who remain optimistic and cope positively after coronary angioplastysignificantly reduce their risk of a subsequent heart attack or other coronaryevent, new research shows. "Above and beyond the contributions of demographic and medical risk factors,patients' cognitive approaches a...

First NIH clinical trial for interstitial cystitis begins

...t symptom relief. "IC leaves many people unable to cope with basic daily functions," says Leroy M.Nyberg Jr., Ph.D., M.D., director of urology research at the National Instituteof Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is funding the clinicaltrial. "This is the first of a series of rigorous tr...

Alcohol researchers identify new medication that lessens relapse risk

...apy designed to increase their ability to avoid or cope with high-risksituations that can precipitate drinking. The researchers found no significant differences between the 20 mg and 80 mgnalmefene groups and, therefore, presented their results as nalmefene versusplacebo comparisons. Although one-third o...

Job complexity, simplicity linked to substance use

... drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana to cope with the factthat their jobs are either too complex or not demanding enough in relation totheir cognitive abilities, according to a new study conducted by Greg R. Oldham,Ph.D., and Benjamin I. Gordon at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign....

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