Tag: "evidence" at medical news
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
indicates that in people with a history of heart d...nerable individuals, according to the review. "The evidence
of triggering by physical exertion and emotional stress is compelling," the authors observe. Further...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
... primarily psychological or physiological. Current evidence
suggests that emotional or social stresses such as bereavement or problems at work, combined with other triggers such as common viral infections, contribute to the disorder. Additional factors, such as avoidance of physical activity, may cause the sy...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...ings," Reid says. Reid and colleagues found little evidence
suggesting that a patient's viral count or other s...efavirenz (Sustiva), Reid says there is not enough evidence
to suggest that antiretroviral drugs contribute to insomnia. Reid and colleagues identified only two...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
... fine after thrombolysis, but there is significant evidence
that he/she should still undergo cardiac catheteri... These Guidelines aim to present all the relevant evidence
on PCI in order to help physicians weigh the risks and benefits of diagnostic and therapeutic proced...
New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders
...tients with bulimia nervosa find it hard to access evidence
based treatment such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Although it is one of the preferred treatments for emotional and behavioural problems, CBT is labour intensive, and often not readily available. Eating disorders are an increasing problem ...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...val compared with whites. The article reviews the evidence
why African Americans should have their colons scr...cause of the high overall risk and as well as some evidence
that African Americans have more right-sided cancers and polyps. The right side of the colon includ...
WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts
...n a molecular level is expected to provide further evidence
of the benefits of regular exercise in the prevention of conditions like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure....
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
... sites; Provides healthcare provider training on evidence
based treatment of tobacco use; Provides resources to clinicians and patients such as self-help materials and information on pharmacotherapy, smokers' quit lines, and other cessation resources; Implements referral systems for other on-site and co...
Aloe vera: Natural, home remedy treats canker and cold sores
...) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. "There is good evidence
to support using aloe vera for oral health problems," says AGD spokesperson Kenton A. Ross, DMD, FAGD. "I believe a number of patients will be interested in this inexpensive alternative." Aloe vera accelerates healing and reduces pain associated wit...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...n the current study, Good and her associates found evidence
that beta amyloid preferentially binds to sialic acids, naturally occurring sugars that have increasingly been shown to be involved in many cell activities, including signaling and differentiation. Sialic acids are particularly abundant on the surfac...
Genes for alcohol consumption identified
...he Pharmacogenomics Journal [March 2005], provides evidence
that particular human genes can influence behaviour. It is being hailed as an important advance in understanding why some of us drink more than others, and why some people might be more vulnerable to alcohol dependence....
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...determined by body fat. The theory is supported by evidence
presented in epidemiologic studies that indicate certain early-life conditions, such as large birth size, are associated with breast cancer risk. In addition, correlates of mammary gland mass, such as the density of breast tissue, are considered to b...
HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies
...ttle credible, peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence
that abstinence-only sexual health education programs can prevent STIs. The preponderance of evidence
backs comprehensive sex education programs that address the correct and consistent use of condoms. ...
Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production
...es Reenan's work, "These findings provide dramatic evidence
that intron sequences, which were once thought to serve little purpose of their own, are functionally important in the accurate expression and regulation of these genes. What's more," she adds, "this work is revealing a new type of genetic code, whic...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
... President Scott Spear, MD. "However, there is no evidence
in the statistics to support that TV programs have led to a dramatic surge in the amount of cosmetic surgery procedures." Surgical cosmetic procedures remained relatively stable in 2004, with more than 1.7 million procedures performed - down 2 percen...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...mists at The Scripps Research Institute have found evidence
in laboratory studies that the immune system may be able to recognize methamphetamine and boost tolerance to the drug through an unusual vaccine-like mechanism. Their finding, if confirmed in human studies, could help explain why chronic users go on ...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...han 60 percent of the providers surveyed rated the evidence
documenting racial and ethnic disparities in cardi...ain why physicians' ratings of the strength of the evidence
did not match provider's beliefs about the existence of disparities. The top factors cardiologists ...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...be eliminated. "If everyone is well aware of the evidence
and treats every patient according to these recommendations, these disparities may be eliminated," Sonel said. Co-authors on the study are Chester B. Good, M.D., M.P.H.; Jyotsna Mulgund, M.S.; Matthew T. Roe, M.D., M.H.S.; W. Brian Gibler, M.D.; Sidn...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...wledge and research." For example, the group cited evidence
for disparities in cardiovascular disease from a Kaiser Family Foundation/American College of Cardiology Foundation report that showed thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting drugs given to treat a heart attack) was given 50 percent less often in African ...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
... improve the quality of care they provide. Recent evidence
suggests that after CABG report cards were released, surgeons began to avoid patients they perceived as being high-risk. "In our study we found that health care report cards, as they are currently implemented, may have the opposite effect of how th...
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