Tag: "fall" at medical news
Alcohol consumption increases HIV disease progression of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
...00 to 1,000. Over time, with HIV, this level will fall
on average about 60 to 80 cells a year. Over the ...han 100,000 virus, you will have a much more rapid fall
of your CD4 count than someone who has a few hundred or 1,000 virus. These two markers provide comp...
Health is key to maintaining wealth for seniors
...need to see that even decently affluent people can fall
under the poverty level," she said. "Almost one third of elders in the study lost more than 70 percent of their accumulated wealth in just two years." Lee and Kim ar...
Gender preferences in 'comfort' foods stem from childhood
...nearly 40 percent of "comfort-giving foods" do not fall
into the traditional categories of snacks or desserts. Instead, they can be classified as relatively natural, home-made, even "healthy" main courses, and include soups, vegetables, pasta, pizza and steak. "Comfort foods are foods whose consumption ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003
...late in the bloodstreams of women. If they rise or fall
out of balance, bothersome symptoms and serious complications can occur. The first-of-its-kind Center for Androgen-Related Disorders, located at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, offers specialized testing and treatment for androgen excess ...
Brady announces collaborative grant to develop radiation injury treatment
...terrorism grant is part of a series of awards that fall
under the CRDF's Special Competition for Research on Minimizing the Effects of Terrorist Acts on Civilian Populations . The Special Competition is the foundation's response to the events of September 11, 2001 and was authorized by the CRDF Board of D...
Household falls may produce more severe brain injuries in infants than previously thought
...amatically higher than those from even a five-foot fall
onto concrete. The findings by Margulies and her ...se onto foam, vigorous shakes and even a five-foot fall
onto concrete," Margulies said. "Separate studies have shown that larger rotational decelerations l...
Good news on cancer for most EU countries but tobacco still a big problem
...he risk of death from cancer is set to continue to fall
in many countries into the foreseeable future, although Spain and Portugal currently posed significant cause for concern. Professor Boyle concluded: "The reversal of a continually increasing trend has been a success that has been associated with the ...
July/August 2003 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ns, including low-income and minority populations, fall
short of national goals. National data from 2001 indicate that 58 percent of low-income mothers and 53 percent of African-American mothers initiate breastfeeding. By six months only 21 percent of low-income and 22 percent of African-American mother...
New research reveals banning smoking at home protects infants
...moking in the home leads to a small but meaningful fall
in infant exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, whereas less strict measures have no effect. Parents from 314 households with young infants took part in the study. Parents were interviewed at home about their knowledge and use of harm reduction st...
Banning smoking at home protects infants
...moking in the home leads to a small but meaningful fall
in infant exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, whereas less strict measures have no effect, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Parents from 314 households with young infants took part in the study. Parents were interviewed at home about their know...
Most Canadian hospitals below recommended standards
... as many as 80 per cent of hospitals across Canada fall
seriously short in preventing patients from gettin... Control in Hospitals (RICH), was conducted in the fall
of 2000 by the Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee (CHEC), a group of medical specialists who ...
UI Researchers urge advances in meth abuse treatment
...for psychotherapy. Side effects caused the drug to fall
from normal prescribed use. However, people discovered methamphetamines made them feel relaxed and began using the drugs recreationally. Abusers grind pills into powder, which they then snort like cocaine, or they dissolve it into a liquid and inject...
Increased prevalence of diabetes - not all bad news
...ses of rising diabetes prevalence should take this fall
in mortality into account to avoid incorrect conclusions about the relation between western lifestyle and the growing number of diabetics.' In an accompanying Commentary (p 503), Edwin Gale from the University of Bristol, UK, concludes: "this report ...
How a nightcap may hinder rather than help your sleep
...radox: although alcohol can initially help someone fall
asleep, it can also disrupt sleep in the latter pa...ee or more drinks will cause the average person to fall
asleep sooner than usual," said Shawn R. Currie, adjunct assistant professor , cross-appointed in ps...
Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress
...of Maryland. "Both the House and Senate drug bills fall
short in the help they provide to needy beneficiar...illion elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries fall
in the $10,000$20,000 income bracket. Beneficiaries in this near-poor group spend more out-of-pocket...
Nursing homes not burden to system, says researcher
...e square meals a day, are supervised, likely won't fall
or get hurt as easily. Many good things are happening in long-term care that are improving their health and reducing the need for health-care services." The workshop will feature administrators from nursing homes and residences in western Canada as w...
New generation of smallpox vaccines to be tested at Saint Louis University
...versity School of Medicine. "A study starting this fall
at Saint Louis University is being done to determine the effectiveness of two new investigational smallpox vaccines in healthy adults." The study will include 90 adult volunteers: 30 receive one newly produced smallpox vaccine, 30 receive the other n...
Progress shown in death rates from four leading cancers decline in overall mortality has slowed
...o use." Death rates from breast cancer continue to fall
despite a gradual, long-term increase in the rate of new diagnoses. Declining breast cancer death rates and rising breast cancer incidence rates during the 1990s have been attributed, in part, to increased use of mammography screening. This report ...
Regional consortium of universities chosen for biodefense initiative
... causes plague. Research is targeted to begin this fall
at the six SERCEB member institutions. Government partners with the SERCEB teams will include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the NIH. In addition, research team members from the Universit...
New study aims to prevent heart disease in pediatric lupus patients
...RRA)." The trial will begin enrolling patients in fall
of 2003. Neither Schanberg nor Sandborg has any financial affiliation with Pfizer, Inc., the manufacturer of atorvastatin....
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