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Number of adults with high blood pressure set to soar by 2025

...rs to the global burden of disease. Cardiovascular diseases are now responsible for 30% of all deaths worldwide. "High blood pressure is an important health issue not only because of its high frequency but also because it is a major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. Interv...

New guidelines conclude all aerosol therapy devices equally effective

...s, and nurses caring for patients with respiratory diseases should be familiar with issues related to performance and correct use of aerosol delivery devices in order to instruct their patients on proper usage." "Evidence-based guidelines are based on a comprehensive review of clinical research findings, al...

Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy

...ritis Rheumatoid arthritis belongs to a class of diseases in which the immune system erroneously attacks the body. These are called "autoimmune" diseases. Because it is a systemwide disorder that can affect different parts of the body, RA can cause a variety of symptoms. It can work silently for years with...

Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis

...imary care, and for diagnosis of other respiratory diseases in infants and young children." In a Research Letter (p 150), Daniel Vargus and colleagues present a preliminary comparison of the string test--where the removal of swallowed string from the upper gastrointestinal tract induces sputum-- with conventi...

New programme will train the next generation of health leaders

...rship to address the growing threats of infectious diseases and high levels of mental ill health and other non-communicable diseases." The Public Health Leadership Programme is designed and directed by the Centre for Health Management at Imperial's Tanaka Business School and the European Centre on Health of S...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)

...hat airflow limitation in the two obstructive lung diseases is related to distinctive individual pathophysiologic pathways that ought to be properly identified. Unfortunately, to date, studies on the problem beyond infancy are lacking. The research appears in the first issue for January 2005 of the American...

NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research

...prehensive plan that addresses the burden of liver diseases in the United States and maps out challenges for f...d and objective diagnostic criteria of major liver diseases and their grading and staging. Standards will benefit clinical research on all types of liver disea...

UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon

...support a growing interest in its possible use for diseases of aging involving oxidative damage and inflammation like Alzheimer's, cancer and heart disease. What we really need, however, are clinical trials to establish safe and effective doses in aging patients." The research was funded by the Siegel Life F...

Triple-drug therapy promising against African HIV subtype

...eveloping countries are too ill with opportunistic diseases to benefit from antiretroviral therapy. They pointed out, however, that the long-term effects of treatment will need to be demonstrated in further studies by Cassol and coworkers and other investigators....

Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay

... that re-appear every year, like the flu; and even diseases that have been wiped out in nature but could still... Rochester and the other VTEUs. In addition to the diseases named above, its adversaries have included malaria, the common cold, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and a ...

McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...standard tests are available to determine risks in diseases such as heart attacks and strokes but there has ne...e advance may lead to new tests and treatments for diseases with too little, or too much, blood clot formation, such as heart attacks and strokes. Jeimy is enro...

Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths

...ose cancer patients over those with other types of diseases and disorders because cancer patients typically have an extended and more predictable pathway to death, compared to those who suffer from heart disease, stroke or diabetes, for example. "We chose to look at three potentially meaningful events: ...

National Academies news: Gulf War and Health

...definitive answers to questions about the specific diseases that may be associated with these substances, in most cases the evidence simply is not strong enough or does not exist," Goldman said. Because scant information exists on actual exposure levels experienced by individual service members -- a critical ...

Scientists discover recipe for life: eating the 'Polymeal' cuts heart disease by 76%

...f cardiovascular disease, say the authors, and the diseases that accompany it. Following the Polymeal promises to be an effective, non-pharmacological, safe and tasty means to increasing life expectancy and reducing heart disease across the population, they conclude....

Scientists discover enzyme crucial to the transportation of proteins within cells

...d new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers and Huntington Disease. The en...onal dysfunction and may be a mechanism underlying diseases such as Alzheimers and Huntington Disease. This research was funded by the Michael Smith Foundation...

NHLBI statement on oral contraceptive study

...s based on women's recall of their past OC use and diseases they thought they developed. Because people can forget details, the best studies try to collect these data as close to the event as possible and to confirm any report of disease with hospital records. For any valid analysis of the effect of OC use ...

Harlem Hospital Center, Columbia affiliate, recognized for efforts to fight glaucoma

...per Manhattan communities. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness, especially when left untreated. The grant will fund screenings through September 30, 2005. "Glaucoma and diabetes are real problems among African Americans," said R. Lin...

Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers

...as similar effectiveness to that for other chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes. If people have asthma, they will keep having recurring attacks of asthma no matter how good the treatment is, but treatment reduces the frequency and severity of the attacks. It's the same with people who have diabetes. T...

First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease

...cord involvement. However, the symptoms of the two diseases overlap, and optic nerve and spinal cord involvement occur in both. NMO is particularly difficult to distinguish from MS in the early phases of the disease. "Early diagnosis and treatment are of paramount importance to reduce the severity of the cour...

UGA researchers receive NIH contract to create a stem cell-based drug assay for SMA

...r ways of identifying promising drug therapies for diseases like SMA." Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of inherited and often fatal diseases that destroys the nerves necessary for voluntary muscle movement, such as crawling, walking, head an...

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