Tag: "high" at medical news
Is your job giving you a heart attack? Occupational health conference answers that, and more
...artment of Public Health in Belgium found that the high
psychological demands of a stressful job with litt...serving 192 nurses, the researchers identified how high
psychological demands and low levels of decision-making authority are directly related to work effec...
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
...s, thumb-sucking, or bed-wetting), and 20% were at high
risk for developing post traumatic stress disorder. Nearly one-third of the children had allergies, asthma, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children who had one or more of these three health problems were significantly more likel...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
...remenstrual syndrome, and arthritis because of its high
concentration of essential fatty acids. Results of studies have suggested that evening primrose oil supplements may significantly improve the severity of dermatitis in children. Evening primrose oil supplements may also be associated with an improv...
Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
...roach allergen levels were significantly higher in high
rise apartments. Dust mite levels were significantly higher in detached homes. In addition, researchers discovered cockroach allergen had a greater impact on asthma than dust mite allergen. The children whose asthma symptoms were triggered by ex...
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...decrease in angina class in 50% of patients in the high
dose VEGF-2 group. About the Technology VEGF-2 is a growth factor that is believed to promote the development of supplemental collateral blood vessels, a process known as therapeutic angiogenesis. In the Phase IIb trial (GENASIS) for severe angina...
Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks
...ring a new treatment strategy for hypertension, or high
blood pressure, against an old one, in order to di...e of coronary events can make a huge difference to high
blood pressure sufferers. Blood pressure is the commonest risk factor contributing to the global bur...
Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease
... adjusted for age, gender, hypertension, diabetes, high
cholesterol levels and tobacco use, HIV status was no longer associated with severe CAD," says Dr. Sola. "In fact, therewas no significant relationship between angiographically significant CAD andHAART, CD4 count, or HIV viral load." The Emory resear...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...ty children. Most homes in northeastern cities had high
levels of cockroach allergens, while those in the ...k City and the Bronx had cockroach allergen levels high
enough to trigger asthma symptoms, while a majority of homes in Dallas and Seattle had dust mite all...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...ner-city children who are sensitive and exposed to high
levels of that allergen," said Dr. Rebecca Gruchal...sproportionately from the disease, and exposure to high
levels of multiple indoor allergens and tobacco smoke is a contributing factor. Researchers followed...
Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
...occurrence and because breast tumors express it at high
levels." In articles in the Journal of the Nationa...onduct clinical trials in patients who are at very high
risk for breast cancer and in patients who have had a relapse after initial treatment," Mohanakumar ...
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
...hinking that the kids who came from homes that had high
allergen levels would already be compromised because they would have a reaction to those allergens and develop inflammation in their windpipes, so they would tend to do worse with RSV," Castro says. "But we found that even in the kids who came from t...
Even mild depression increases long-term mortality in heart failure
... infections of the heart, coronary artery disease, high
blood pressure, previous heart attacks and valve problems. An estimated 4.7 million Americans suffer from the condition, with 400,000 new cases reported each year, and according to the researchers, it is the only cardiovascular disease that is rising...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...ed information appears to more accurately identify high
risk patients who would benefit from early and agg... infections of the heart, coronary artery disease, high
blood pressure, previous heart attacks and valve problems. An estimated 4.7 million Americans suffer...
Statement on the findings of the Women's Health Study
...ing a healthy weight, not smoking, and controlling high
blood pressure, and diabetes....
Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems
...hether they had coronary artery disease, diabetes, high
blood pressure or valve surgery. In a related poster, researchers showed the drugs' benefits to patients with diastolic heart failure-those with congestive heart failure, or CHF, who have normal ejection fraction. Researchers studied 2,246 patients ...
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
...ove support for trials of new treatments and other high
quality research, to help find the most effective ways of caring for patients. These grants will help patients by speeding up the translation of research from laboratory to the clinic."...
Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations
...osed with invasive breast cancer, may benefit from high
risk treatment, Yale researchers report in the February 23 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association. The inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes are BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are associated with an increased risk of breast and/or ovarian cance...
Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
...eceptor (sFlt1). The ratio of sFlt1 and PlGF had a high
sensitivity (88 percent) and specificity (100 percent) for identifying severe preeclampsia, and was more accurate than proteinuria alone. Buhimschi said current tests such as liver function, proteinuria and platelet count are neither accurate nor sen...
Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility
...ally, only the "aggressively hostile" men released high
levels of cortisol, a key stress-hormone, after taking an anti-depressant drug that makes serotonin more available in the brain. The authors speculate that, after being deprived of serotonin, these men's neural receptors were exquisitely sensitive a...
UCSD-Utah team develops mouse model to test therapies for macular degeneration
...forms of macular degeneration are characterized by high
levels of debris called lipofuscin that accumulates in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and results in its degeneration together with photoreceptor cells. Vision loss follows. Noting that scientists have recently linked mutations in a gene cal...
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