Tag: "heavy" at medical news
Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
... a high demand for fresh products that it places a heavy
burden on the producers. If the spinach is coming from the other side of the country, then the produce might be kept at a warm temperature in a shipping truck for an extended period of time. By the time the spinach reaches the dinner table, much of t...
NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
...st off in England. In California, says the author, heavy
early investment in smoking cessation services produced disappointing population results. Nicotine replacement therapy and buproprion are among the most cost-effective treatments for individuals, but "comprehensive restriction of smoking in all work...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...th care system that cares for them will pay a very heavy
price in terms of higher death rates and escalating health care costs." To estimate the current impact of obesity on life expectancy, the researchers calculated how much longer people would live if obesity did not exist. To do this, they used recentl...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...ic bronchitis, which usually results from years of heavy
cigarette smoking.) Of the 689 outpatients involved, 183 (27 percent) died during follow-up. They were older, had a lower body mass index, showed poorer lung function scores, walked a shorter distance during the 6-minute walking test, and had more ...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...ine if any inks pose health threats in the form of heavy
metals or other potentially dangerous chemicals. Overall, the study covers 17 inks from five different manufacturers. "We chose to study five different brands of black ink as it is the most common color used in tattoos," Finley-Jones says. The resear...
Alcohol intervention attempted for violent males
...ial and dental injuries often go hand-in-hand with heavy
alcohol consumption and violent behavior, especially by teenage boys and young men. A group of dental researchers from the University of Wales (Cardiff, UK) conducted a randomized trial of a brief psychological intervention for males with maxillofaci...
College students at no greater risk of alcohol-related problems than peers
..., college students are more likely to take part in heavy
and/or binge drinking. Wendy S. Slutske, Ph.D., from the University of Missouri at Columbia, compared alcohol use disorders in young adults attending college and their peers not attending college. The researchers used data from the 2001 National Hous...
Orthodontists must brace against back pain
...of bending low and working in patients' mouths put heavy
strain on the lower back and neck--burdens that tr...e prevalent, but because they don't necessarily do heavy
lifting or tasks that put an instant load on the back, these disorders have not been investigated," ...
Medication helps alcoholics control drinking
...y 36 percent the risk of an alcoholic relapsing to heavy
drinking in the first three months of recovery. "Short-term treatment of NTX for alcoholism gives a meaningful benefit in preventing a relapse," the review said, citing an 18 percent lower likelihood that patients will abandon their treatment program...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...drink like them. Heavy drinkers hang around other heavy
drinkers. It's always surprising to me how many h...for three important subgroups: females, persistent heavy
drinkers, and low-motivation drinkers," said Emil Chiauzzi, vice president of product development at...
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
...'s ability to learn life skills. So, not only can heavy
drinking during this time get the adolescent into ...ngs with kids really raise the possibility that as heavy
drinking continues, the likelihood of neuronal damage increases, because the brain is no longer is a...
Marijuana use affects blood flow in brain even after abstinence
... month of abstinence. There was no improvement for heavy
marijuana users. The light users smoked two to 15 ...ate users smoked 17 to 70 joints per week, and the heavy
users smoked 78 to 350 joints per week....
Services for children: Training needed to tackle complexity of new labour's joined-up approach
...ion and health professionals. The study found that heavy
demands are made on the professionals involved in implementing multi-agency teamwork in terms of their need to rethink their roles and switch to different kinds of activities and working practices. A main focus of this new way of working is the shari...
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
...and stress. Yet, in spite of its association with heavy
computer use, carpal tunnel syndrome is not confined to data entry workers. Butchers, mechanics, musicians, dental hygienists, tennis players and golfers are vulnerable. According to recent studies, CTS affects about 3 percent of the general popula...
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
... results, particularly because kelp can accumulate heavy
metals. "People should be careful about excessive.... "The high levels of iodine and the low levels of heavy
metals contained in kelp means that it's not recommended for people who are pregnant, nursing, or wh...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
...light smokers and about twice the level of that of heavy
smokers. And that wealth gap grows by about $410, ...d smoking less than a pack a day on average, while heavy
smokers used more than a pack a day. Wealth included home values, cash savings, stocks, bonds, and a...
Drinking alcohol increases risk for cancer
...w, or meta-analysis, of 156 different studies, and heavy
alcohol drinking was strongly linked to the diseases noted. The risks are shown to increase with the amount of alcohol consumed yet the overall evidence does not determine "whether there is any threshold, below which no effect is evident."...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
...rnGeco. "Technology has moved on since the days of heavy
explosives, but the principle remains the same." ...er." "The vibroseis method uses trucks with heavy
masses and baseplates that vibrate the ground to provide a far more controlled source," Laake explai...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
...mini-pumps with a dose similar to that absorbed by heavy
smokers. An osmotic pump is a tiny implantable device that functions somewhat like an intravenous tube, delivering agents (in this case, nicotine) through a semi-permeable membrane. The study included four groups. Those with only an MI and surgery ex...
Vioxx went mostly to patients who didn't need it, Stanford researcher says
...he drugs to several non-clinical factors-including heavy
marketing and the tendency of patients and physici...e rapid growth of COX-2s. Prime among these is the heavy
marketing of the medications. In 2000, for instance, Vioxx topped all direct-to-consumer drug advert...
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