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Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures
...racialpopulation, Dr. Broderick and his colleagues found
that during 1993 theincidence rate of stroke was 1... The University of Cincinnati scientists also found
that blacks inGreater Cincinnati under the age of 65 had a two to four times greater incidenceof fir...
Survey Finds Acute Stroke Teams Gaining Prevalence
...st of these ASTs are very modest. In all cases, we found
that theASTs were helpful for using hyperacute therapies." The survey found
that acute stroke teams are a fairly recent phenomenon-- 83 percent of the ASTs began between 1994 a...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
... the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) study found
a32 percent reduction in strokes and a 27 percent ...lizing finding. In the main CAREstudy, researchers found
that people whose "bad cholesterol" readings were below125 mg/dl did not benefit from taking pravast...
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...wledge of strokewarning signs and, in the process, found
that women were more apt to listen tostroke messag... any warning signs forstroke. Researchers found
that 43 percent of those surveyed could not name onewarning sign. Slightly more than half (52.9 per...
Are Deprived Areas A Greater Drain On Out Of Hours Workload?
...d emergency department in Nottingham. The authors found
that highly deprived areas close to the A&E department generated high levels of work for both general practice and A&E services, with no evidence of one service substituting for the other. Carlisle et al conclude that those involved in changing out ...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...ancer. The Duke team followed 45 women and found
side effects to the lungs thatwere different and less severe than any reported previously in the medicalliterature. The disorder, termed delayed pulmonary toxicity syndrome (DPTS) bythe Duke researchers, can be successfully treated by inexpensive cor...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...ain comparable amounts. The committee found
that for both smokers and non-smokers, the risk of developing lung cancer from radon is proportionate to the amount of exposure to radon. For example, doubling the exposure doubles the risk, and cutting the exposure in half cuts the risk in half. R...
A Good Night's Sleep Is Possible At High Altitudes
...ple at the base camp of Mount Everest. The author found
that 10mg of a short acting benzodiazepine (in this case the sedative temazepam') improved the quality of sleep and reduced the changes in the saturation levels of oxygen in the body during sleep, without altering the overall mean oxygen saturation....
Unpasteurised Milk Is An Unacceptable Risk To Public Health
... retail outlets in England and Wales. The authors found
that 41 samples from 26 separate retail outlets, contained potentially harmful bacteria, including campylobacter (19 samples), salmonella (five samples) and E coli 0157 (three samples). In total, samples from 128 of the 242 outlets contained either...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
...rican Heart Association. New research has found
that the drug -- one of the most commonlyprescribe...co-factors" necessary for platelet clumping. They found
that one factor is thehormone adrenaline (called epinephrine), which helps stimulate the heart andco...
MIT Solution To Math Problem Could Lead To Better Dental Implants, More Resistance To Missiles
...or Suresh said. But the engineers quickly found
that this wouldn't work for gradedmaterials. "Ther...ION GEARS The researchers have since found
that the new machine coupled with thenew theory has industrial applications. For example, it could s...
Yale Medical Students Use Artwork To Sharpen Diagnostic Skills; Innovative Teaching Method Aims To Improve Observation Of Patients
... medical students who participated in the tutorial found
it to bea significant step in their medical training. "This exercise helped me to really think about and analyze patients," says LeoKim, a first-year medical student who participated in the tutorial. "Like verydetailed paintings, the human body is v...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...s at the expense of reality, Safran said. Onestudy found
that 78 percent of prime time television characters with psychiatricdisorders were portrayed as violent, while in reality, the great majority ofindividuals with mental health problems are not violent. For example, "Silence of the Lambs," won ...
Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs
...ature is a hugebiodiversity generator, and they've found
a way to mimic thisprocess in the laboratory." Miller's technique relies on atoms of transition metals,such as zinc or cadmium, to build vast libraries of thousands ofpotential drugs. Just as a skilled host can facilitatesocializing between stra...
Do Asthma Treatments Affect Childhood Growth?
...l Practice paper in this week's BMJ, McCowan et al found
that in a study of 2355 children in Tayside, Scotland, most children with asthma were of normal height and weight and had normal growth rates. However, the authors identified children using high dose steroid inhalers as an exception to this finding...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...rences betweenbeclomethasone and theophylline were found
in the study. Although theophylline has a ... reports often aren't accurate." The study found
that neither beclomethasone nor theophylline should beavoided because of concern over significant ps...
Personality, Thought To Be Stable Over Time, Changes In Healthy People Who Take A Widely Used Anti-Depressant
... thebrain." Other researchers in previous studies found
that, in psychiatric patients, lowlevels of a sign...ssed by the current study, in which theresearchers found
that levels of hostility, and to a lesser extent anxiety andsadness, were related to blood levels of...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...udies of short-acting calciumantagonists have also found
increased risk of cardiovascular complications. I...f death among individuals withdiabetes. The study found
that nisoldipine (Sular) was linked with a higher rate of fataland non-fatal heart attacks -- a tota...
Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
...ntial problems. In this study, researchers found
that when aspirin was given to 14patients with atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction, there was a strongtendency for improved function of the diseased blood vessels. In the fivepatients who only had risk factors, but no excessive fatty buildup...
Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?
...udy are published in this week's BMJ. The authors found
a significant correlation between the use of calci...tudy of drugs for high blood pressure the authors found
a fivefold increase in the incidence of suicide, in users of calcium channel blockers compared with ...
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