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Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
...group, hadhearing loss in one or both ears. Nearly half
of them had moderately severe toprofound hearing loss. By contrast, studies have shown that less than 0.4percent of healthy babies have hearing loss. "One of the key findings with this study is the ability of ABR to spot hearingdeficiencies early, al...
National Cancer Institute to support statewide UNC-CH colon cancer study
...ets are high infruits and vegetables may face only half
the risk of colon cancer as otherswhose diets are ...w all 800participants and take a blood sample from half
of them to determine whetherthey've altered their diets and how effective researchers' efforts have ...
Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds
...think thecommonwealth spends "too much." More than half
of citizens surveyed respondedthat the state does ...ditional public spending issues More than half
of people living outside of the urban crescent said therewas too little public spending on health ca...
New clinical trial to test promising U-M heart valve reconstruction operation for patients with serious heart failure
...etic. All patients will take such medications, and half
of the patients willbe selected at random to undergo surgery. The trial will feature strict observation to assess the effect of the twooptions over a long period. At the start of the trial, and at regular intervalsuntil one or two years afterward, d...
Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates
...m the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, found that half
the women who participated in a programme of using nicotine gum as well as eating a very low calorie diet, had stopped smoking after 16 weeks and their weight had fallen by an average of 2.1kg. This compared with a cessation rate of 35 per cent and ...
New theory of epilepsy could lead to treatment for patients
...2 million Americans live with epilepsy. More than half
a million,including many children, don't respond to current treatment. When seizurespersist, epilepsy is as debilitating a disorder as it was hundreds of years ago. In the type of seizure studied by Larter and her colleagues, a small section ofthe b...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...breastfeeding after six months wouldhave prevented half
of the HIV infections seen in our study, such an approachwould increase the risk for illness and death from the respiratory and diarrhealdiseases that antibodies and other factors in breast milk help protect against." The researchers conclude that br...
Unprotected anal sex increasing in San Francisco
...lence of unprotected anal sex rose by a third to a half
in just four years. Furthermore, about half
of the men having unprotected anal sex had partners ofunknown or different HIV status. The results ...
Behavioral program boosts antibody that fights breast cancer
...on improving diet.The other half
didn't participate in the intervention. Researchers found that women in the intervention program showed significantly lower levels of the stress hormone ...
Light alcohol use may protect against sudden cardiac death
...k, less than one drink per day on average. About half
of all deaths fromcoronary heart disease are sudden and unexpected. Sudden cardiac death usuallyoccurs when the heart begins beating too rapidly or chaotically to pump bloodefficiently. It claims the lives of about 250,000 Americans each year. Alth...
New study finds a mouthful of reasons to consider hormone replacement therapy
...of periodontal disease. Studies show that at least half
of Americans older than age 55 haveperiodontitis (an advanced stage of periodontal disease). Researchers havesuspected that estrogen deficiency and osteopenia/osteoporosis speed theprogression of oral bone loss following menopause, which could lead t...
Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery
...s gradually increasing his exercise, walking about half
an hour each day and climbing 400 to 500 stairs. "I feel excellent now, and I'm getting stronger every day," he related. Dr Trento urges patients with serious mitral valve problems to ask their physicians about seeing a surgeon experienced in mitral ...
Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die
...s received far fewerdiagnostic procedures and only half
as many angioplasties and cardiac bypasssurgeries as did similar patients treated in the United States and Canada. A team of international investigators, led by the Duke University Medical Centerin Durham, N.C., prepared the findings for presentatio...
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
...y period.These greater benefits would require only half
as many years of treatment, saidGoldman, making it more cost-effective to emphasize secondary prevention. "Targeting people who already have heart disease makes sense from a publichealth perspective," said Goldman. "There are more benefits with fewe...
Statement from Dr. Claude Lenfant, director, NHLBI and Dr. Phillip Gorden, director, NIDDK
...increasing in the U.S. Above age 65 years, almost half
of Americans haveabnormal glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes most often occurs in overweight or obese adults after the age of30 and typically is preceded by insulin resistance, which also is related tocoronary heart disease (CHD). Factors that contribut...
Poor health is a major factor for early retirement, according to UCSF researchers
...e in five retired early (before age 50) and almost half
of those earlyretirees left their jobs for health ...o experience fair or poor health and are two and a half
times more likely tolive in poverty than those who retired after age 50. "For boomers who are retiri...
Hard liquor, not beer or wine, may explain trends in cirrhosis mortality
... War II, peaked in 1973, then steadily declined to half
its peak rate by1994. Total alcohol consumption - as measured by combining the alcohol(ethanol) contributions of beer, wine, and liquor - also increased over thepost-war era. But consumption peaked and turned downward around 1980, a halfdozen years...
Better diagnosis of pain in children
...thod is intended to be carried out initially every half
hour after a painfulmedical intervention, for example tonsillectomy. On the basis of the scores, anurse can determine to what extent it is necessary to treat the pain withmedication. A test involving 300 toddlers after medical intervention (rangingfr...
Annals of Internal Medicine 9/21/99 tipsheet
...o conventional treatment (Article, p. 409). Nearly half
of those whoused alternative treatments discussed them with their physicians. The mostcommon reason for patients not discussing their use was that physicians did notask. Single Dose of the Antibiotic Azithromycin Prevents Syphilis in People Exposedt...
University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health
...f a specific kind of meditation will bemeasured in half
the group. -- In a third project, brain scans will...emotionaloutlook. In a second phase of the study, half
the women in each group will be taught aspecial type of meditation. Differences will be compared bet...
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