Tag: "disability" at medical news
Study shows women more likely to have severe arthritis, less likely to undergo surgery
...women experience worse symptoms and suffer greater disability
due to arthritis yet are less likely to undergo jo...s is the most frequent cause of long-term physical disability
in Canada, affecting one in 40 Canadians. A recently published study by ACREU projects that the numb...
Psychologically abused women experience significant physical and mental health problems
...ical intimate partner violence was associated with disability
preventing work, arthritis, chronic pain, migraine and other frequent headaches, stammering, sexually transmitted infections, chronic pelvic pain, stomach ulcers, spastic colon and frequent indigestion, diarrhea or constipation. "Screening for [i...
Establishing "stroke centers" in hospitals would reduce deaths and disabilities, say stroke experts
...ther to do -- develop ways to reduce the death and disability
caused by stroke," said Michael D. Walker, M.D., the coalition's chair and former director of stroke, trauma and neurodegenerative disorders at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. "Our p...
Smokers more likely to be disabled in later life
...are more likely to spend more of their life with a disability
than non-smokers, finds research in the Journal of...ty. The researchers found that the prevalence of disability
at each age was lower among non-smokers than among former and current smokers. Non-smokers tended t...
Repairing brain damage from stroke may be possible with brain cell transplants
...orse scores on the tests used to measure patients' disability
after six months than they did at the time of the transplant, and some patients' scores stayed the same over the six months. This work marks a transition in stroke medicine from prevention efforts and efforts to limit the damage from a stroke th...
New drug takes multiple approach to prevent brain damage from stroke
...d while we do not think our treatment reverses the disability
after a stroke, we think it can provide relief as a result of protection against cell death during, and after, the stroke." Additional testing revealed no side effects such as raised blood pressure, inflated heart rate or harmful effects on other che...
New research shows major sleep disturbances overlooked in management of patients with Parkinson's disease
...ire which could help clinicians diagnose nocturnal disability
quickly and provide a useful tool to monitor response to treatment. Actigrapy, the second test discussed, measures limb motor activity and circadian variations by use of a special device called an Actigraph. Using both testing methods, investigator...
Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings
... value." Arthritis is the number one cause of disability
in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Care costs for all forms of arthritis, which strikes 40 million Americans, tally an estimated $65 billion annually. Because disease progression may prevent arthritis sufferers from commut...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
...n every 1,000 births that makes it the most common disability
present at the start of life. Thousands more babies and toddlers develop hearing loss in the first year or two of life. Catching those hearing deficits early requires specialized testing, but it's crucial, Kileny says. Babies whose problem is overloo...
Major review reveals that osteoarthritis is a complex disease with new solutions
...sk. A healthy lifestyle helps exercise can lessen disability
if OA has developed. Strengthening the thigh muscles reduces risk of OA of the knee, as can losing weight. For people who have the disease, a combination of treatment approaches, including new medications and patient education, is effective. "I ...
Drinking and drugging can be painful
... following substance abuse treatment, absenteeism, disability
days and disciplinary actions all decrease by more than 50%. Adults who complete inpatient alcohol treatment have significantly lower health care utilization than they had prior to treatment. Their use of medical services is cut in half, while they...
Penns Head Injury Center receives $110,000 NFL charities grant to study long-term effects of concussions
...re than 2% of the US population are living with a disability
as a result of a severe brain injury. TBI is the leading cause of death and disability
in persons under 45 years old, occurring more frequently than breast cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosi...
Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies
...dications in a daily diary, as well as measures of disability
caused by headaches. According to Dr. Holroyd and his colleagues, three of the four treatments — tricyclic drugs alone, tricyclics plus stress management, and stress management plus placebo — reduced chronic tension-type headache activity...
Scientists analyze stroke studies from the past 50 years; Success rate of experimental drugs described as 'remarkably dismal'
...ding cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability
in this country." On a positive note, the quality of trials did improve substantially from the 1950s to the 1990s, Kidwell said. This indicates a growing sophistication of trial methodology and the realization that stroke must be treated very quickly...
UNC physicians seeking patients for blood clot, medication studies
...nd even prevent clots that can lead to significant disability
Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds
...ral hemorrhage contributes significantly to death, disability
and loss of productivity in young populations. ... is that a reduction in the high rate of death and disability
associated with intracerebral hemorrhage can't occur without effective preventive measures. "The ...
Meningitis in infancy linked to developmental problems
...ave a 10-fold increased risk of severe or moderate disability
at 5 years of age compared with other children, co...10-fold increase in the risk of severe or moderate disability
compared with the control group. They also had an increased risk of mild disorders such as middle ea...
Electrical brain stimulation reduces Parkinsons symptoms
...s determined more by the decrease in the amount of disability
patients experience when they are in their 'off' s...uggest that we should focus on improving the 'off' disability
UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit
...ents with disabilities, yet for the most part, the disability
had no bearing on the characters positive image, he said. In Grammas Walk, for instance, one of Donnies favorite activities is to take an imaginary walk with his grandmother, who uses a wheelchair and also is a good storyteller. After she describes...
Study shows no benefit to home uterine monitoring
...was then, premature delivery is a leading cause of disability
and death in newborns. Despite studies casting doubt on their effectiveness, many doctors continue to prescribe the monitors for high-risk women. Patients wear the monit...
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