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Advertising May Influence Physicians' Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
...y's senior author. "We wanted toinvestigate other factors
that might be behind that trend, particularly whetheradvertising might have an effect." The research team, which also included John Ausiello of the MGH General MedicineDivision, analyzed the January, April, July and October issues of the NewEngland ...
Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Predictors of Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms
...rysms detected between 1965 and1995. Various risk factors
were analyzed in the study including gender, age,s...aneurysms compared toothers." "By identifying risk factors
for various aneurysmal features, we can betterdetect and treat aneurysms in patients in whom we are ...
Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
...se negative diagnoses. According to Ollila, three factors
account for these study results. "We havepeople who are very knowledgeable in the use of sentinel node biopsy formelanoma, its first clinical application. We were able to transition to thebreast by proceeding very meticulously in concert with our col...
Postpartum Help Needed To Keep Recent Mothers From Resuming Smoking Habit
...ct at well-baby visits. McBride is also evaluating factors
that influence pregnant women's return tosmoking. Motivation for stopping is one of them. "It's likely if women stopjust for the baby they'll resume as soon as they deliver," she said. Another factor might be coping mechanisms. McBride said that d...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...eption that theserecommendations for reducing risk factors
apply to men and may not apply towomen," says Mosca. "Thus, the consensus panel's goal was to highlight the mostimportant strategies for lowering heart disease risk in women." Some of the panel's recommendations reflect new scientific knowle...
Newest Depression Medications Widely Prescribed For Children
... Finally, the new survey also highlighted several factors
that mayinfluence SSRI prescribing practices for children: physician specialty, degreeof comfort with the management of childhood depression, and availability ofreferral to mental health specialists. Even after taking demographic differences ...
UCSF Study Finds Latina Women Have Greater Risk Of Premature Birth With Short Interpregnancy Interval
...Afflick. "The strong association between these two factors
in this ethnic group was asurprise, but it does present a clear recommendation. To insure the optimumhealth of the baby, Latina women should wait 18 months or longer between thebirth of one child and conception of another baby," she said. The study ...
American Heart Association Comment: Contributions Of Trends In Survival And Coronary-Event Rates To Changes In Coronary Heart Disease Mortality
...tacks due tomore effective primary control of risk factors
for heart disease?" adds Fuster. Risk factors
for heart disease are cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, highblood levels of cholesterol, physi...
Community Plays Key Role In Preventing Teen Suicide, UF Scientist Says
...se of the widespread access to schools there. Risk factors
that showed up on the survey and that were measure...tside thefamily. On the individual level, the risk factors
that were measured were religiousfeelings, physical and sexual abuse, hopelessness, and use of alcoh...
Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity
... even after taking into account all these external factors
andcontrolling the independent variables, the researchers found a "strongassociation" still persisted between infrequent or no religious attendance andhigher mortality risk. Researchers also found distinct and related patterns when looking at causes ...
Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
... to pickthem up. You need family history and other factors
to be able to test for MSI." Interestingly, he notes, "It's generally thought that those with MSIhave a more favorable prognosis." Only two mismatch repair genes -- MSH2 and MLH1 -- are altered frequentlyin HNPCC, which accounts for s...
New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language
...one rapidly astheir estrogen level drops. In men, factors
that influence onset are poorcalcium absorption in...ts in weaker bone," she explains. Many factors
determine bone mass, with age, sex, race, and geneticsas most important. With current medical techn...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...nti-angiogenic effect,says Gill, "NK cells produce factors
which are toxic to endothelial cells," heexplains....ngiogenesis, tumor growth and spread. Thesegrowth factors
are produced by tumors and the stroma around tumors." And it does all this despite a half-life in th...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
...ultiple organs. Surgeons reported that a number of factors
have contributed to improved one-yearsurvival, including: improved management of rejection with a three-drugcocktail of tacrolimus, steroids and daclizumab; refined donor and recipientselection criteria; and modification of the surgical procedure, i...
Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors Than Cholesterol For Second Heart Attack
...eld true even in the presenceof heart disease risk factors
including, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressureand high blood levels of cholesterol. (Apo) A-1 and apo B carry cholesterol in the bloodstream. Apo B is acholesterol donor, while apo A-1 is a cholesterol scavenger. Researchers also identified a thi...
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon receives $6.5 million to fund studies on health of adolescents and firefighters
...ns, you're in a better positionto address the risk factors
and promote protective factors
for drug abuse andeating disorders." ATHENA is similar to OHSU's previous ATLAS study, also funded...
Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart
... arenot depressed-even allowing for classical risk factors
such as smoking and highcholesterol levels. In fact, depression is a greater risk factor than smoking. In 1996, Dominique Musselman of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia,and her colleagues tried to find out if depressed people are at risk b...
Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes
...inations ever since, emphasizing heart disease and factors
thatcontribute to its development. Other authors of the new study are Drs. A. Richey Sharrett and Peter J.Savage of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Gunnar Lindberg of MalmoHospital in Sweden, Maria Ines Azambuja of the Federal U...
Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions
...s primary goal was to gain better understanding of factors
thatinfluence people to adopt sun protection practices. The conclusions arepublished in the June issue of Health Education & Behavior. "To date, there have been few rigorously tested interventions for children'sskin cancer prevention and none that a...
Impulsive Children More Prone To Injuries
...esearchers have begun to explore the psychological factors
thatmay play a role. Schwebel and colleague Jodie M. Plumert, Ph.D., evaluated 59 children when theywere 33 months old, 46 months old and six years old. The children completed astandard battery of tests designed to measure their "inhibitory control" ...
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