Tag: "especially" at medical news
American Heart Association Media Advisory: Cholesterol Lowering Margarines
...l to help lower elevatedlevels of LDL cholesterol, especially
when consumed as part of a health planthat include... new margarines in theircholesterol lowering plan, especially
if they are already taking medication. Individuals should not stop taking their medication in the m...
Noninvasive test aims to prevent sudden cardiac death
... people at risk need to be identified and treated, especially
now that we have such compelling data on the efficacy of internal defibrillators in preventing these sudden deaths," Smith said. Automatic internal defibrillators are small devices that resemble pacemakers. They are implanted under the skin in same-...
Coffee: a cause of neonatal seizures?
...l oxygenation frequently declines during delivery, especially
whencontractions last a few minutes, with a risk of hypoxia and severecomplications. It is these two phenomena (caffeine and oxygen starvation) that the researchersreproduced on neurons of the hippocampus, a particular brain structure thatappears to ...
No need to treat "simple" febrile seizures in young children
...seizure. "Seizures are frightening events, especially
for parents who see theirtoddler have a generalized seizure with jerking of the limbs and foaming fromthe mouth," Baumann said. "Parents have a natural tendency to assume the worstand may push physicians to do extensive testing and place the child o...
Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for
nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices
...k done that has looked at noisein nursing homes -- especially
as it relates to sleep disturbance," said Dr.Bettye Rose Connell, a researcher in environment and behavior at the Atlanta VAMedical Center. "What impresses me is that Quiet Curtains are such a practicalsolution to a real problem. And they give us a ...
Want to feel good? Don't smell a child, sniff your granny
...ormonal changes may make the odour of olderpeople, especially
women, signal that they are approachable. Alternatively, itcould be that women in their golden years are generally happy, and that theirodour can transmit this mood. "The airborne chemicals that we collected fromthem-"l'eau de grandmere"-may indicate...
Mitral valve prolapse less common, less harmful than previously thought
...of a possible connection between MVP and stroke -- especially
in young patients-- has been a long-standing controversy. The new study by Dan Gilon, M.D.,Robert Levine, M.D. (a co-author of the Framingham study), and colleagues atMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School also involved the useof t...
Clues to heart disease seen in cholesterol reactions to stress
...ith increased illness and death from heartdisease, especially
in combination with low concentrations of high-den...rol concentrationsduring stress. "These data are especially
intriguing because total cholesterol and low-densitylipoprotein-cholesterol are strongly associated ...
Walking cuts risk of heart attack in elderly men
...tive could haveimportant health benefits. This is especially
important because walking can beeasily incorporated into a person's lifestyle and daily routine." In an accompanying editorial, Peter G. Snell, Ph.D., assistant professor ofinternal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center inDa...
Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge
about children's daily experiences
...ssociation is disconcerting, the researchersagree, especially
considering research evidence that suggests boys areparticularly susceptible to poor outcomes when inadequately monitored. The researchers plan to continue studying the same families over thenext few years, providing rare information abou...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
... and effectiveness in helping someelderly people-- especially
those with chronic medical conditions -- avoid moreserious illness. These findings come from University of Iowa Health Care researchers whointerviewed nearly 800 older Iowans to determine what factors were associatedwith getting the vaccines. "Vaccin...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...ve is an attractive alternative whenever possible, especially
forpatients who are younger and more active." In the last decade, the number of valve repairs has grown drastically due toincreasingly better quality of echocardiographic technology. "With 3-D echocardiography, the technology is even more advanced an...
An exercise in risk reduction
...e risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women -- especially
if thosewomen maintain a relatively stable weight throughout their adulthood -- accordingto a study conducted by researchers at the University of Southern Californiathat is being published in this week's issue of the British Journal of Cancer. A numb...
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
... The procedure is performed in an operating suite especially
modifiedto ensure that a standard operation can be performed if necessary, which hasoccurred in fewer that 5% of cases, notes Marston . The UNC team will soon open another clinical trial for people withabdominal aortic aneurysms that require...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
... Thousands oftiny hair cells in the inner ear are especially
vulnerable. Without functionalhair cells, the inner ear is unable to detect sounds or transmit signals toauditory neurons leading to the brain. The result is irreversible hearing loss. In 1997, Schacht published the results of experiments showing t...
Heart valve disease increases risk of death, research shows
...valve disease appeared to havesuch a large effect, especially
in such a short period of time," said Dalane W.Kitzman, M.D., associate professor of cardiology at Wake Forest UniversityBaptist Medical Center. "These findings are significant because about one infour people over age 65 has aortic sclerosis." ...
Financial stress doubles periodontal disease risk
...piratorydisease, and diabetes complications, it is especially
important for people to dowhat they can to protect their oral health." Genco and his colleagues are following more than 1,400 people between the agesof 25 and 74 in the ongoing study, which is one of the first to examine therelationship of periodonta...
The latest flight jacket gives pilots a real feel for flying
...stimuli to help their brains correct the illusion, especially
at night. Wrightsays that the tendency is for the pilot to try and bring the aircraft level bypointing it downward. "The worst-case scenario is you could push forward and flyinto the water." The team's answer is a jacket that gives the pilot ...
New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal
... do a better job in monitoring andpreventing them, especially
given the rising abuse death rate. Deficiencies inrecognizing abuse fatalities are due to the system and certain other causes, notlapses in vital records." A report on the findings appears in the Aug. 4 issue of the Journal ofthe American Med...
NSF award to five Georgia universities for new Science and Technology Center
...r E. Massey, President of Morehouse College, "I am especially
pleased thatthe agency and the scientific community, through the peer review process,supports this enterprise." The STC will work with Atlanta Public Schools, providing professionaldevelopment opportunities for teachers of kindergarten through twelft...
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