Tag: "holidays" at medical news
Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths
... or have heard of someone 'hanging on' through the holidays
or trying to live until an important occasion. But the figures just don't bear this out as something that people can really do. I think the most important thing for all of us to take away from this is the notion of attending to what is important in ...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...IDS 14 TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOLIDAY HAZARDS With the holidays
upon us, risks for children increase. "The highest incidence of household injuries occur at party times and during times of increased family activity," says Kate Perkins, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of the Children's Health Clinic at Cedars-Sinai M...
Money issues leading cause of holiday stress for Americans
...ith family and friends are important. So, view the holidays
as a time to reconnect with people. Additionally, accepting help and support from those who care about you can help alleviate stress. Set realistic goals. Taking small concrete steps to deal with holiday tasks instead of overwhelming yoursel...
Temporary weight gain over the winter holidays... might be a good thing
... not to gain weight during winter's two big eating holidays
-- but might a little temporary fat actually strengthen our immune systems? Indiana University Bloomington assistant professor and biologist Gregory Demas is studying the relationship between fat reserves and immune function in animal models. So far,...
Approach of holidays has no effect on time of death
...d a study in Israel found no patterns around major holidays
at all, either among Jews or non-Jewish Israelis. Writing in the same issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, Gary Smith, Ph.D., of Pomona College analyzed Asian-American deaths in relation to the Harvest Moon Festival. The Harvest Moon Festival is celebrat...
Heart attack deaths increase during winter holidays
...ients admitted to U.S. hospitals during the winter holidays
have higher mortality rates than those admitted du... therapies, such as angioplasty, during the winter holidays
is due to reduced hospital staffing," Meine continued. "However, though the rates of angioplasty dif...
UCF research could help airport security screeners become more efficient
ORLANDO, Nov. 25 Flying home for the holidays
could become safer and more convenient in a few ye...rs accurately work can be especially valuable over holidays
such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, when airport lines can be long. AAA has projected that 335,000 F...
Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness
...ot being able to let loose on special occasions or holidays
can be very distressing for chronically ill children. "I can bake a sugar-free birthday cake, but as far as I'm concerned, Halloween is the dreaded holiday above all others," said one parent describing the dilemma in the book. "I could buy sugarless...
Using naltrexone to treat alcoholics with a 'Mediterranean drinking pattern'
...cohol-dependent individuals who drank primarily on holidays
and weekends. Researchers in Spain examined naltr...an drinking pattern," that is, greater drinking on holidays
and weekends. Conversely, individuals with a "Mediterranean drinking pattern" tend to regularly con...
USC researchers develop new way to measure cultural adaptation of youth
...e from _____; my favorite music is from _____; the holidays
I celebrate are from _____; and the food I eat at home is from _____. Each statement could be answered in one of four ways: the U.S. (indicating assimilation); the country my family is from (indicating separation); both (indicating integration); and...
Standards of medical care on adventure holidays raise concerns
...and safety provided by tour operators on adventure holidays
in remote mountainous regions of the world are called into question in this weeks BMJ. Fionn Bellis, Specialist Registrar in Accident and Emergency Medicine, argues that although some companies provide their own medically trained staff, they may rel...
Cognitive neuroscience takes on alcohol
...ffects on behavioral control. Traditionally, the holidays
are a time for dusting once-a-year decorations, wrapping parcels, family gatherings, and personal reflections. The holiday season may also be a time when Uncle Jack or second cousin Terry have "a bit too much to drink" and end up in the punch bowl. ...
Dieters need intensive support during holidays
...ontinued to slim down in the three weeks beforethe holidays
(an average loss of 0.3 pounds/week) and during th....1 pound/week). However, when the temptation-laced holidays
arrived, the control group gained aweekly average of 0.6 pounds. The intervention group members also...
Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?
...f the body's battle against HIV. Treatment holidays
were debated at last month's Chicago Conference onRetroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Franco Lori of the Research Institutefor Genetic and Human Therapy in Washington DC described a patient in Berlin whostarted treatment with three types of an...