Tag: "expenditure" at medical news
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
...ise, measured participants' calorie energy intake, expenditure
and body water composition, and tested blood sugar, cholesterol, and several hormone levels believed to be involved in appetite regulation. "You don't have to cut carbs as drastically as participants did," said Boden. "If you cut carbs modestly, you...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
... the specific links between inactivity, low energy expenditure
and obesity in an effort to devise new treatments for obesity, a public health epidemic. "Our patients have told us for years that they have low metabolism, and as caregivers, we have never quite understood what that means -- until today," says Dr. L...
Risk and intimate relationships: Can hope triumph over experience in an age of 'messy' lives?
...wo incomes are usually necessary to meet household expenditure
- particularly in the UK with mortgage payments. As a result, a traditional marriage, in which the man goes out to work and the woman stays at home, may be put under as much strain as one where both partners pursue high-powered careers." People have...
Health care costs higher for children with special health care needs
...lion. In 2000, CSHCN had an average health care expenditure
of $2,099, compared to children without special health care needs who had an average expenditure
of $628. CSHCN accounted for 42.1 percent of total medical care costs (excluding dental costs) and 3...
Sleep duration affects appetite-regulating hormones
...ous hormones known to regulate appetite and energy expenditure
under "real life" conditions. They took advantage of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, an ongoing longitudinal study of sleep habits and disorders in the general population. The study began in 1989, when researchers mailed state employees aged 3060...
Low-glycemic load diet may improve ability to stay on diet longer
...ight. On a low-glycemic load diet, resting energy expenditure
(REE) decreased less than with the low-fat diet, w... comparative purposes, a similar effect on caloric expenditure
could be obtained by walking a mile per day (80 kcal/d). Reduction in glycemic load may aid...
Alcoholics can have deficits in visuoperception and frontal executive function despite sobriety
...e tasks," said Nixon. "The long-term cost of this expenditure
might be seen in any or all of several ways, such as chronic fatigue, lack of vigilance, and distractibility." Alcoholics, especially older ones, exhibit another difference from controls in terms of memory strategy invoked when performing the incomp...
Study shows inadequate psychiatric care in assisted living facilities
...tal and behavioral disorders, resulting in greater expenditure
of resources and less favorable outcomes." Essentially, this inadequate care can lead to poor quality of life. Rosenblatt relates the study to the increasing frequency of AL as a way of life for the elderly. As of 1999, about 600,000 senior citi...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
...gnificant up-regulation of genes related to energy expenditure
pathways as compared to controls. "In patients w...differential expression of genes related to energy expenditure
in the fat tissue is important to note, as this may explain a host of related factors contributing t...
Exercise improves cancer survival, reduces cancer risk, scientists say
...rs per week (met-hours/week one met is the energy expenditure
and caloric requirement at rest. One hour of walking represents three met-hours of physical activity.) The researchers looked specifically at exercise beginning two years after diagnosis, in order to avoid inclusion of women undergoing treatment. ...
Study finds little effects in patients who take prescription drugs and dietary supplements
...aces of purchase of dietary supplements. A monthly expenditure
of less than $25 on supplements was reported by 83 percent of the patients surveyed from Pittsburgh and 72 percent of the patients surveyed from Los Angeles. The most common reported sources of information regarding dietary supplements were friends o...
Patients should be allowed to pay for statins
...66 a year. This is far less than average household expenditure
on, for example, alcohol (320), clothes (380) and motoring (920), and may therefore be quite affordable to people on average earnings. Although private prescriptions would increase inequality in access to health care, this is a form of inequality w...
Sedentary lifestyle in early childhood identified as major risk factor for obesity
...n aged three years and measured their total energy expenditure
(TEE), physical activity, and sedentary behaviour. 72 children from the original assessment were followed-up two years later. Average physical activity values in the study were within accepted ranges for light to sedentary work, and show that lifesty...
Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems
...emic and observations of a decline in daily energy expenditure
in the population, improving cardiorespiratory fitness in young men and women and developing public health policies that encourage physical activity should be important health policy goals," the authors conclude.(JAMA. 2003;290:3092-3100. Available p...
Exercise, not diet, may be best defense against heart disease
...cteristics," she says. A focus on increased energy expenditure
rather than reduced caloric intake may be the most practical outcome of this study, she says, and may offer the most productive behavioral strategy by which to extend healthy life....
Cholesterol drug increases pain-free walking distance
...-of-life questionnaire to gauge their total energy expenditure
at work and during home and leisure-time activities for the preceding week. "The significance of the finding is that patients with claudication treated with a statin may experience an improvement in walking distance and lifestyle in addition to th...
A global strategy for reducing catastrophic health-care payments
...E LANCET how the reduction of out-of-pocket health expenditure
to below 15% of the total cost of health services ...hic expenditure--from their available income; such expenditure
can push many households into poverty. The potential impact of how health systems are financed on th...
First quarter prescription drug spending: Generic drugs slow upward trend
...accounted for 43.4 % of the overall 2001-2002 drug expenditure
increase. Express Scripts Helps Clients Achieve Lower Drug Trends The actual drug-trend experience of Express Scripts clients varied, depending on the extent to which they implemented the company's cost-management recommendations. For example, cli...
Americans pay more for health care but receive less in return
...any other industrialized nation, but the increased expenditure
does not buy more care, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They found that the United States spent 44 percent more on health care than Switzerland, the nation with the next highest per capita h...
New research projects major increase in Alzheimer's care costs for England
... to 0.7% of Gross Domestic Product. Long-term care expenditure
on older people with cognitive impairment is projected to rise faster than long-term care expenditure
on older people as a whole. SOCIAL AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS The research suggests that unless more ...