Tag: "excess" at medical news
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...wer blood pressure byhelping the body to eliminate excess
fluid, appear to have an extra weaponagainst coronary artery disease and stroke, according to a study in this month'sHypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. New research has found that the drug -- one of the most commonlypre...
Unhealthy Lifestyles Not Primary Cause Of High Mortality Rates
...ng overweight account for only a small part of the excess
mortality among low-income and less educated Ameri...isk behaviors account for only a small part of the excess
mortality among Americans with low levels of income and education, according to Paula Lantz , assis...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...present time we have fewgood explanations for this excess
of efficacy of enoxaparin over regularheparin. But we do believe we have identified a new biological prognosis markerof unstable chest pain." Co-authors are Francois Philippe, M.D.; Annick Ankri, M.D.; Eric Vicaut, M.D.,Ph.D.; Etienne Bearez, M.D.; ...
Controlling Collagen Levels May Be Key To Fighting Organ Failure Caused By High
...Navarra School ofMedicine in Pamplona, Spain found excess
collagen and not enough of the chemicalthat breaks it down in individuals with high blood pressure. The study alsoprovides a possible reason for the effectiveness of ACE-inhibitor drugs: Theycan help prevent the build-up of collagen and, in turn, th...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...wo drugs taken in tandem would lead to a dangerous excess
ofserotonin would have been obvious to any physician or pharmacist who knew thatphentermine is an MAO inhibitor. But no one apparently paid much attention tothis, even though scientific papers published in the 1970s first demonstratedit, because the ...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
...oo largefor their bodies. It is now known that the excess
skin of fetuses with Downsyndrome can be visualized by ultrasonography in the first three months ofintrauterine life. Research suggests that screening by maternal age and thickness of skinat the neck now identifies more than 80 percent of a...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...The UNC-CH researchers reported two years ago that excess
weight createdmore functional problems for blacks than for whites. Anti-oxidants, including carotenoids and tocopherols, are compounds manyscientists believe have some natural ability to minimize tissue damage resultingfrom aging, smoking and...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
...wareness of the health and economicconsequences of excess
body weight. "The problem of obesity is reachingepidemic proportions," he says. "In the past 15 years alone, obesity hasincreased from one-quarter to one-third of the U.S. population. Any increase inweight is placing a person at an increased healt...
Substance Discovered That Induces Hair Follicle Formation In The Mature Skin Cells Of Mice
... form of beta-catenin in their skin. (Normally any excess
beta-catenin that is not needed for cell-cell adhesion is quickly degraded.) "The process caused some epidermal cells to make the partner molecule, LEF-1," explains Fuchs. Wherever both stabilized beta-catenin and LEF-1 were present in an epithelial...
Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations
...e higher thanexpected hospital costs, and if these excess
hospitalizations could have beenprevented by improved communication and education, then Medicare hospital costscould be reduced substantially." "The results of this study are not entirely unexpected, based onprevious studies showing that bett...
New Theory May Explain Ritalin Action In Hyperactivity
...epinephrine transporter, causingan accumulation of excess
norepinephrine in their synapses. This drug had noeffect on hyperactivity or inattention in the mice, eliminating norepinephrineas the mechanism through which Ritalin was acting. Finally, the researchers administered fluoxetine, or Prozac --...
Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness
... when influenza virus was circulating that were in excess
ofthis "baseline" were attributed to influenza. They found that influenza-attributable risks in patients with diabetes,malignancy and chronic renal disease were comparable with the risks faced bypatients with chronic lung or heart disease. What's mor...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...eight early inchildhood, slowing the rate at which excess
pounds are put on may help reducethe risk of heart..., their parents and physicians cope with issues of excess
weight gain. The sage advice to eat sensibly, stay away from junk foods and get more exerciseis stil...
New Contact Lens Material Could Lessen Risk Of Eye Infection
...ialbuildup in the eye, and increase comfort. "The excess
water in the lens makesit softer and, therefore, more comfortable to the wearer, besides providing muchrequired oxygen to the eye," says Dr. Ravi Mukkamala, who presented thefindings. Dr. Mukkamala, who currently works as a senior scientist at Rohm a...
HbA1 Predicts Coronary Artery Disease In Female But Not Male Type 1 Diabetics, Says University Of Pittsburgh Researcher
...of hyperglycemia may explain the lack ofusual male excess
of coronary artery disease death rates in diabetes," saidTrevor Orchard, M.D., principal investigator, professor of medicine and pediatrics in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, andprofessor of epidemiology in the Graduate School of Pub...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...erence in strokeoccurrence," he said. "Much of the excess
stroke risk in blacks was attributableto more hypertension and diabetes, with a further proportion attributable todifferences in educational achievement." An estimated 600,000 to 731,100 stokes occurred in 1996 in the UnitedStates, making str...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...ue in its ability to effectively heatand eliminate excess
prostate tissue, while protecting adjacent tissues...disease by age 80. Thedisorder is characterized by excess
tissue growth in the prostate. Over time,enlargement of the gland squeezes the urethra causing a var...
Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...rtensive drugsare diuretics, which rid the body of excess
fluids and salts, and beta blockers,which reduce the heart rate and its output of blood. The study's authors notethat these drugs -- which now are available in low-cost, generic versions -- arethe only blood pressure medications proven in large-sca...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...eates a"controlled" heart attack that destroys the excess
heart muscle and helpsrelieve the obstruction to f...hickened area of the heart. The alcohol"kills" the excess
muscle, relieving the obstruction and allowing blood to flowfreely once again. In the U.S., this pr...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
... and body fat levels, not just how they felt about excess
fat. Another contribution of the study was that it followed the same group of girlsover time, and results indicated that dating and sexual activity did not appearto worsen weight concerns and dieting. This possibility had been suggested byearlier st...
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