Tag: "decline" at medical news
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...nts, who are becoming fewer as Japan's birth rates decline
at a rate that has concerned the nation. There has been little research done on sleep problems with infants and toddlers in Japan and almost none about "yonaki" written in English, he says. "In the past, only the father worked in Japan, but now both ...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...ressure, obesity and inactivity, contribute to the decline
of heart tissue, turning strong, flexible muscle stiff and fibrous. "When you have a mild increase in blood pressure, the pump function is still good, sometimes even exaggerated, but at that time, you can already figure out the heart is starting to d...
Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes
...dii gsp 2 levels, there was a 60 gram (0.13 pound) decline
in birthweight and a 0.17 week decrease in gestational age. On the other hand, for one unit increase of L. casei levels there was a 42 gram increase (0.9 pounds) in birth weight and a 0.13 week increase in gestational age," said Vincent J. Iacono, ...
Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival
...es. "In conclusion, we have observed a significant decline
in 10-year survival rates in patients transplanted for ALD who relapse into alcohol use, as compared with those who remain abstinent," the authors state. They add that more studies with longer follow-up periods in a larger number of patients are need...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...s and census data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline
in invasive pneumococcal disease and in macrolide ...the childhood vaccine between 2001 and 2003. "The decline
in antibiotic resistance in invasive pneumococci in Atlanta between 2000 and 2002 was the result of ...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...Chicago professor S. Jay Olshansky is predicting a decline
in life expectancy in the United States later this century. That prediction, which is based on the dramatic rise in obesity, especially among young people and minorities, is from a special report appearing in the March 17 issue in the New England Jou...
Brain imaging study may hold clues to onset of schizophrenia in people at high risk
... a journal of the American Medical Association. A decline
in function in the prefrontal cortex, the "executive" or front part of the brain, is present in high-risk individuals experiencing early symptoms of schizophrenia and may reflect biological changes that precede the onset of diagnosable illness, the s...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
...rictive access to care contributed to a 10 percent decline
in reconstructive plastic surgery procedures in 2004, according to the latest statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The 5.6 million reconstructive procedures performed in 2004 include breast reduction and reconstruction, tumor remov...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...y of aging began as a teenager, as he observed the decline
in health and death of his grandparents. While a s... which normal individuals experience physiological decline
and disease. "As we mark our 40th anniversary, we are very excited to establish this important rela...
European folic acid policies are not effective enough
...licies during that time. They found no substantial decline
in neural tube defect rates in Continental Europe in the past decade, and although levels in the United Kingdom and Ireland fell by 32% (a continuation of a long-standing decline) they remain higher than levels in Continental Europe. These data sugge...
Pregnant women should exercise to keep depression away
...ghts exercise as an effective means for preventing decline
in physical function and emotional health for preg... observed significant changes in health, including decline
in the ability to perform daily functions and increased signs of depression, both of which improved ...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
...ed for six hours. All six subjects showed a major decline
in platelet aggregation, which was most significant at four hours after clopidogrel was given. From a starting aggregation rate of 90 percent, the average dropped to about 45 percent. The effect was seen using two different tests of platelet aggregat...
Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers
... but admits defeat when it comes to explaining the decline
in Germany. In Britain, between 1972 and 1983 ther...hat period, and insecurity partly accounts for the decline
in job satisfaction. But, says the study, when the whole period, 1984 to 1998 is analysed, job insec...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...may reduce the inflammation and prevent the mental decline
associated with Alzheimer's disease. "This researc...chers showed that cannabinoids prevented cognitive decline
through rat experiments. They injected either amyloid (which leads to cognitive decline) that had be...
UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age
...ose who were born in earlier years showed a faster decline
than among people born more recently. For instance...researchers also noted that the faster age-related decline
in alcohol consumption took place among married males with less education, who smoked and were born ...
Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness
...rsens patients' illness, speeding up their rate of decline
significantly, says a paper published on bmj.com t...quetiapine experienced a doubling in cognitive decline
compared with the control group who had been given placebo. Those taking another antipsychotic...
Prestigious 2004 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize honors Maxine Singer
...quent years. Singer also has sought to address the decline
of U.S. mathematics and science education, scientific literacy within the general population, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the sciences. At Carnegie, for example, Singer introduced "First Light," a project that makes it poss...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
...some but not all aspects of a doctor's performance decline
with time. "The findings also reflect the substantial environmental changes that have occurred in medicine over the past several decades. Evidence-based medicine has been widely adopted and quality assurance techniques, such as disease management and...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
...ult nonhuman primates. While we observed cognitive decline
in both sexes, the sex difference no longer existe...ctors may contribute to the differential cognitive decline
between males and females. An example is testosterone, which is known to decline
in older men and al...
Over prescribing causing high rates of antibiotic resistance in south and east Europe
...against a broad spectrum of micro-organisms) and a decline
in use of the older antibiotics (active against a ...w of the emergence of bacterial resistance and the decline
in the rate of development of novel antibiotics, effective professional and public strategies to enc...
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