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Testing earlier for gestational diabetes a smarter way to screen pregnant women

...and allows us to focus earlier on women who are at greatest risk. It's also a more practical screening technique because blood samples drawn during early pregnancy for other tests can also be used for this purpose." Nahum and colleagues from the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and California State Uni...

Removal of ovaries for young women with breast cancer and family history of ovarian cancer

...f the ovaries--might be justified for women at the greatest risk of ovarian cancer. Around 1% of women in nort...useful to identify women with breast cancer at the greatest risk of ovarian cancer. Kjell Bergfeldt and colleagues from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Swe...

Eating soy during adolescence may reduce breast cancer

... dose and risk reduction, though in this study the greatest risk reduction was seen among women with the highest level of consumption: 12.68 mg or more of isoflavones per 1000 kilocalories during adulthood and eating soy foods four or more times a week during adolescence. Isoflavone levels in soy foods vary c...

What is the best way to fund the NHS?

...n is that it recognises that those whose needs are greatest are least able to pay for care - the young and the rich subsidise the old and the poor. A shift to competing insurance funds, no matter how well regulated, and an increase in what people themselves pay, will inevitably relieve this burden. Is this th...

Early intervention could halve angina rate for people at moderate risk of heart attack

...vascularisation for severe angina. The effects are greatest in intermediate-risk and high-risk patients based on non-invasive risk indicators on admission. In women the effects on prognosis are uncertain and might be unfavourable, necessitating a more cautious approach to invasive procedures. These conclusion...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, September 3, 2002

...ortality rates among women aged 40 to 74, with the greatest risk reduction among older women. The Task Force rated the evidence in these trials as "fair" (intermediate between "good" or "poor") based on its grading system for evaluating the strength of clinical evidence. Two editorials in the September 3 An...

Cigarette tax hike could save millions of lives

...ncreases hit younger smokers hardest, he adds, the greatest savings in lives would be among smokers currently ...e regions. However, nicotine replacement therapy's greatest benefit would be expected among smokers between 30 and 59 years old, while the package of non-price,...

Study finds dramatic decline in physical activity among African-American and white girls

...e in physical activity during adolescence with the greatest decline occurring in black girls, according to a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Sue Kimm, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues found that by ages 16 or 17, 56 percent of...

9/11 one year on: Bridging the worlds divisions

...vely non-intrusive assessment to identify those at greatest risk of clinical progression to post-traumatic stress disorder. These approaches are designed for implementation 24 weeks post-impact, when brief-series cognitive behavioural therapy has efficacy in treating post-traumatic stress disorder in high-ris...

Are people with mental illness more violent than other people?

...st increase in risk for violent behaviour, but the greatest risk is associated with personality disorder, substance abuse, say the authors. Variables such as male sex, young age, and lower socioeconomic status contribute a much higher proportion to societal violence than the modest amount attributable to ment...

Former insider hits out at FDAs links with pharmaceutical industry

... is to provide access to a risky drug for those in greatest need. On Stolley himself she says: "It's our responsibility to be dispassionate and not develop emotionally based positions". In April a special advisory committee recommended that alosetron be remarketed on the condition that it was prescribed only...

Strong statin therapy reverses plaque build-up in arteries

...lly define at what point lower LDL values have the greatest benefit in lowering the risk of heart disease. This study would suggest that LDL values much lower than 100 mg/dL appears better than a value of around 100," he says. In an accompanying editorial, Prediman K. Shah, M.D., director of the division of ...

Still mulling over last night's argument? It could affect your heart

Irvine, Calif. -- Which has the greatest effect on your heart's health: arguing with a spouse or running a marathon? Arguing could have closer links to later heart disease, but for an unusual reason. Just thinking about the fight appears to lead to high blood pressure and later health pro...

Fogarty International Center announces first awards for international tobacco and health program

...he next five years. "Smoking represents one of the greatest challenges to health, both in the United States an...population -- smoke, making tobacco use one of the greatest global health threats. Each year approximately 4 million people worldwide die from diseases caused ...

'Prehabilitation' prevents functional decline of at-risk frail elders living at home

...ore of 4.2. The benefits of the intervention were greatest among people with moderate frailty; the intervention did not have significant effects in people with severe frailty.The reasons for this were unclear, according to the study. The cause of disability in elderly people is complex and is thought to invo...

Child abuse found to be global problem, WHO review reveals

...est children -- those age 4 and younger -- were at greatest risk of serious injuries and death. Not surprisingly, boys suffered more physical abuse, while girls were more likely to be sexually abused. For both sexes, the chief victimizers were men. Another major observation was that despite reports from a va...

Opioids, narcotic analgesics effective in treating post-herpetic neuralgia

... pain. The reduction in pain ratings tended to be greatest with opioids. The mean percent pain relief ratings were similar with the two active drug treatments, and greater than with the placebo. Regarding cognitive function, treatment with opioids did not influence performance on any measure, whereas TCAs...

Landmark study shows coenzyme Q10 slows progressive decline in Parkinsons disease

...play a role in slowing the progression of PD. The greatest benefits were seen in motor skills and activities of daily living, such as walking, dressing, feeding and bathing. The results of this study will be published in the Oct. 15 issue of the American Medical Association's Archives of Neurology and will b...

Preliminary study shows high-dose coenzyme Q10 slows functional decline in Parkinson's patients

...ation in function that occurs in the disease. The greatest benefit was seen in everyday activities such as feeding, dressing, bathing and walking. The study's coordinators caution that while encouraging, the therapy needs to be tested in a larger trial with hundreds of patients before this treatment can be r...

Preventive sessions after divorce protect children into teens

...ondition for all problems assessed. Effects proved greatest for children who entered the study with the most problems. Although the Mother and Mother Plus Child Programs finished in a statistical dead heat overall, each showed certain strengths. When evaluated 6 months after the trial, children who had star...

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