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New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting

...stfed when theyleave the hospital, by age 3 months half are no longer exclusivelybreastfeeding. In the United States, even fewer 3-month-olds are exclusivelybreastfed, she said. She echoed the World Health Organization recommendationthat, if possible, mothers should exclusively breastfeed for at least the...

New Model Shows How To Eradicate World's Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness

...the incidence of trachoma is high - wheremore than half of the kids are infected - the disease will just bounce backafter the annual treatment due to reinfection," said Tom Lietman, MD, leadauthor of the report and assistant professor of ophthalmology at UCSF's ProctorFoundation. Reinfection can lead to b...

ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication

...ed States each year, according to Dr. Meyer. About half of recipients oftransplanted lungs are emphysema patients who developed the disease after yearsof smoking, he said. Increased Heart Attack Risk From Beta-Agonists? People with heart disease who start to use asthma drugs known asbeta-agon...

Caring For The Aging Holocaust Survivor

...gnity and comfort of survivors whorepresent almost half of Baycrest's client population. The vulnerabilities ofold age, and the somewhat regimented daily routines of a geriatric institution,can trigger anxieties and painful memories for survivors of the death camps. Several conference workshops will take ...

Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates

...et and 3 inches tall and weighs126 pounds, is only half as likely to date as a girl of the same height andphysical maturity who weighs a below-average 110 pounds. "One reason adolescentgirls are concerned about their weight is that they believe that being slimincreases their chances of dating. Our data i...

UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer

...evented activation of the angiogenic switch inover half of the lesions that otherwise would have turned on the switch. In the intervention trial, all four drugs were efficacious, impairing tumorgrowth from 60 percent to 88 percent. (The combination drug was not tested.)In the regression trial, AGM-1470 an...

Chronically Ill Teens Turn To Internet For Peer Support, Researchers Report

...nd e-mail was used universally. More than half of all interactions occurred at the message board, whereteens conversed with one another about living with CF and other, more commonteen issues. Researchers found a significant increase in the perceptions of thegroup when asked if they had friends wi...

NASA Uses EAI Software In Groundbreaking Medical Application

...ng World2World intensively over thelastmonth and a half to expand the collaborative functionality of oursystem,and we are confident that we made the correct decision in choosing EAI." The demonstration of this application, which has the potential toimprovehealth care in geographically remote areas through...

1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives

...e world's most powerful scientific cultureboasting half of the world's Nobel Prizes and a sizable fraction of the world'spatents" says Dr. Robert N. Proctor, professor of the history of science. "Thestory of science under German fascism cannot be just a narrative of suppressionand survival, we also have t...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

...y andpsychological counseling. The staff was about half gay and lesbian, and manywere strong advocates for patient education and advocacy in the face of such abewildering and often overwhelming disease. As Risse documents it, the spirit of the ward was extremely positive anduniquely supportive. One patie...

Better Emergency Medical Assistance Should Be Provided At Marathons

...ed and died as she crossed the finishing line of a half marathon, say that race organisers should be compe...ed and died as she crossed the finishing line of a half marathon. They conclude that 70 athletes have died in the past ten years in the UK at such sporting...

Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly

...-- A case-control study of frail elderly, in which half ofthe participants received assistive devices and home adaptations as needed andhalf received "usual care services," has shown that participants in theintervention group sustained a higher level of independence at the end of the18-month study. ...

Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials

...ed with standard doses of chemotherapy. The other half weretreated with high-dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant outside ofclinical trials and were included in a patient registry, a compilation oftreatment information and patient characteristics. "We found no benefit for metastatic breas...

Breakthrough New Therapy Uses Antibody-Targeted Chemotherapy To Fight Leukemia

... also must undergo bone marrow transplants. Up to half ofpatients with AML, even after such intensive treatment, have residual leukemiccells or experience a relapse. Because current chemotherapy drugs to treat AML are non-specific - destroyinggood as well as bad cells - patients receiving standard...

New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Is Easy On The Stomach

...vious studies have shown that rofecoxib-at doses a half to aquarter of those given in the current study-is at least as effective as 800 mg.ibuprofen three times a day in relieving osteoarthritis pain, notes Laine. Rofecoxib is a type of drug called a COX-2 specific inhibitor. Mostanti-inflammatory drugs w...

New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible

... For example, a person with a PRA of 50 means that half of the possible kidneysthat became available would be unacceptable. In 1993, patients with a low PRAwho received transplants had waited an average of 535 days, while those with thehighest PRA waited 1,974 days for a suitable organ. A person can deve...

Study Suggests Inflammation Signs Can Show Who Will Develop Diabetes

... In a study of a smaller sample of 610 volunteers, half of whom showedatherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries" and half of whom did not,investigators found 33 new cases of diabetes Type 2. Those with above-averagelevels...

The 'Break Even' Cost Of Kidney Transplants Is Shrinking

...ntthan to stay on dialysis for more than two and a half years, even among thesickest patients. "We found that the break even point was 2.7 years for all of the cases weanalyzed. And, for 30 percent of our patients who did not need to be re-admittedto the hospital during the year after their transplant, th...

Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions

...ly associated with parents' practices. Fewer than half of the children "usually or always" use sunscreen whenoutdoors in the sun. But more than 80 percent of the children use sunscreenbefore going to the beach. Half of the children wear a shirt with sleeves, 23 percent usually seek shade,19 percent usu...

National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway

NEW YORK, May 24, 1999 -- Almost half (45 percent) of American women cross theirlegs most or nearly all the time, even though 75 percent know that it is bad forcirculation, according to a national survey released today to mark the VenastatGreat American Cross-Out TM . "Leg cros...

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