Tag: "frequency" at medical news
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
... develop new pasteurization methods that use radio frequency
(RF) waves and microwave heating. These heating te...enaturing foods in overheated regions. Using radio frequency
waves in the appropriate wavelength may allow pasteurization without heating liquid foods to tempera...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...portrayal of disabilities. "Unfortunately,the high frequency
of psychiatric disabilities, the rare appearance of childrenand youth and the misportrayal of disabilities often gives viewers a skewedperspective that may have little to do with reality." Safran examined all films that won Best Pictu...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...mosome-damaging effects of radiation. Theincreased frequency
of exams piqued Hintenlang's curiosity, so she beganresearching the doses newborns were receiving. She found information for adults, as well as for children in Europe,wheretreatment methods differ from the United States. To her surprise, how...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
...sylvania Cancer Center are using high-energy radio frequency
sound waves to destroy inoperable primary and meta...ver tumors. The powerful procedure -- called radio frequency
ablation -- is available exclusively in the Delaware Valley region at Penn's Cancer Center... and av...
Clinical Pharmacists Improve Outcomes Of Heart Failure Patients
...eart failure appears to save money by reducing the frequency
ofhospital re-admissions and allows cardiologists more time to devote to thenon-pharmaceutical aspects of patient care. More than 3 million Americans suffer from the debilitating effects ofheart failure, with 400,000 new cases diagnosed each ...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...,scientists should more easily detect the type and frequency
of DNA lesions inliving tissues after exposure to environmental radiation or chemicalcarcinogens."...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...of this influenza vaccine significantlyreduces the frequency
not only of febrile otitis media, but also in theanitbiotic use during influenza outbreaks." The nasal spray vaccine is a fine mist that will be marketed by Aviron asFluMist. It may be available to the public by the summer of 1999. The vaccinehas p...
Meta-Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Sildenafil (ViagraTM) In The Treatment Of Severe Erectile Dysfunction
...o, as needed, 1 hourprior to sexual activity. The frequency
of penetration and the frequency
ofmaintained erections was assessed at baseline and at week 8 using the 15-itemself-administered Int...
Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible
Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields
...ossibleadverse health effects of the extremely low frequency
electric and magneticfields created in the generation, transmission and use of electricity. Themeeting is open to the press and public. The scientists' appraisal will be based on a comprehensive review of thescientific literature as well as...
Fact Sheet -- Rectal Administration Of Diazepam For Acute Repetitive Seizures (RADARS) Study
...s. Key Findings Efficacy Difference in seizure frequency
(measured by the number of seizures per hourof observation): significantly fewer for patients treated with diazepam rectalgel than for patients treated with placebo (p<0.001). Rectal diazepam gel demonstrated greater protection against recurrenc...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...aken the drug. The case control study compared the frequency
of misoprostol use during thefirst trimester between mothers of 96 Brazilian infants diagnosed with Mobiussyndrome and mothers of 96 infants with neural tube defects. Among the mothersof infants with Mobius syndrome, 47 (49 per cent) had taken misopr...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...boplatin-treated patientsexperienced profound high frequency
hearing loss," Neuwelt said.Many of thebrain-tumor...f you're in a quiet room, hearing loss in the high frequency
range isnot a big problem, but if you have background noise, high frequency
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
... suggest the three-hour program can help reducethe frequency
and severity of children's behavioral problems, ac...it from the CD-ROM. Statistics suggest the frequency
of juvenile crime in America hasdecreased in recent years. But Gordon says the numbers still are ala...
UCSF Osher Center For Integrative Medicine Symposium
...iders of unconventional therapy which exceeded the frequency
to USprimary care physicians. He is also the author of ?Encounters with Qi:Exploring Chinese Medicine? and numerous scientific articles involvingalternative medical practices. Anne Harrington, PhD, Harvard University, is the author of many books and...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...sible to safely increase the total dose or thedose frequency
of platinum drugs, this would lead to an increase in tumorresponse rates and could result in a substantial patient benefit. To date,several platinum protecting agents have been developed by others, but all havesuffered from the problem of trading a ...
Study Confirms Safety Of Common Heart Drug
...udy is that compared with 20 or 30 years ago, the frequency
of digoxintoxicity has decreased and is not as muc...be able to document ina concurrent manner that the frequency
of digoxin toxicity has decreased, wealso discovered there's still a real significant percentage of ...
New Surgery At Cedars-Sinai Provides Hope For Epilepsy Patient Who Has Had A Lifetime Of Seizures
...ed for almostthree years then resumed with greater frequency
and velocity. Mary Kate wasexperiencing two to three seizures a day, some lasting as long as three hours.(The typical seizure spans only 30 seconds to one minute, she explained.) Atthat point, after "trying everything," Mary Kate made an appointment ...
UI Study Finds Social Support May Increase Longevity Of People With Schizophrenia
... longevity ofthe patients," Christensen said. "The frequency
of daily interactions withsupport providers or confidants seemed to make a difference in these people'slives." Other studies have shown that social support contributes favorably to the body'simmune system as well as cardiovascular and hormonal functi...
For Breast Self-Examination, Once A Month Is Quite Enough
...x percentreported that they follow the recommended frequency
of once or twice a month. Atthe low end of the spectrum were 26 percent of the at-risk women who rarely ornever examine themselves. Some earlier studies suggested that those who rarely examined their breasts werehindered by fears and anxieties. Ho...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
...f the Dying, coversa wide range of issues from the frequency
of advance planning to whetherterminally ill patients died in the location they preferred. The POLST study, a statewide survey of nursing home residents, foundnine out of ten had a Do Not Resuscitate order in place, a significantly higherper...
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