Tag: "household" at medical news
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...5 percent of individuals for whom this inexpensive household
drug isappropriate. The new research suggests that aspirin therapy can work more effectivelyif a 325-mg booster is taken in place of the lower dose aspirin on the first and15th of the month. "Aspirin is not the most ideal agent, but ...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...hengdu andTianjin -- which produce a wide range of household
products. Founded in 1837, Procter & Gamble is one of the world's largest consumerproducts manufacturers, with worldwide sales of $35.8 billion.P&G has operations in more than 70 countries, and markets more than 300 brandsin more than 140 cou...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
A synthetic detergent found in commonly used household
cleansers couldbe effective in treating multi-drug...ylate (NPE), a common component in hardsurface and household
cleansers, is present in human urine. The detergent can beabsorbed into the body through skin when i...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...uncements transmitted via speakers attachedto each household
telephone. The announcements recruited participants to bloodpressure screenings and adult classes. Individuals could turn the speaker off.More than 80 percent of people between the ages of 40 to 69 years were screenedin both communities in the 1960s...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...seling isn't being done." In the study, race, sex, household
income and type of medical insurance had noimpact on whether patients received cholesterol-lowering drugs."For a population as demographically diverse as ours, this negative finding wasreassuring," says Frolkis. Co-authors are Stephen J. Zyzanski, Ph...
Children Of The Great Depression By Glen H. Elder, Jr.
... some childrenwere thrust into early employment or household
responsibility, and somedeveloped mixed or negative images of their beleaguered parents. Yet theymanaged well on the whole, not least because in life as in politics andstagecraft, timing is everything. Elder notes that this age group were youngenough...
Study Finds Olestra Chips Don't Generate Gastrointestinal Woes
..., Fla., received upto eight free bags of chips per household
once a week for six weeks. They didnot know which bags contained the fat substitute, and neither did theresearchers until the study closed. "Overall, people in both the olestra group and the control group ate alot of chips," Sandler said. "We...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories
...erepresented in the survey. The goal is to provide household
healthcaredecision-makers with information they can understand and use, rather than toproduce a clinical report card, which often is difficult for those not directlyinvolved in the healthcare industry to understand. "We are honored and pleased that ...
Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?
... The occupation, education,and income of the male household
head generally was used as a marker for thesocioeconomic position or status of the entire family. "Conceptually, this 'conventional' view implies the existence of a family-basedclass position," the researchers write. "Empirically, it means assigning...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...'ve learned that children who grow up in a smoking household
will have smallbut long-lasting negative effects on their health," said Catherine Stoney,co-author of the study and associate professor of psychology at Ohio State."You don't have to be the one smoking, but you can still vicariously suffer someof the...
WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths
...ing participating and non-participating womenwhose household
incomes were a little less than double the 1988 poverty line.The study data were obtained from the 1988 National Maternal and Infant HealthSurvey, which contained measures of program participation during pregnancy andinfancy. "WIC interventio...
Major Causes Of Early Childhood Death From Injury Identified
...aracteristics and other important factors, such as household
income. Dr. Brenner added that efforts to prevent childhood injuries andinjury-related deaths should continue to focus on such general strategies as theuse of car safety seats for infants and visiting home nurse programs for young,unmarried m...
Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly
...y, such as Meals on Wheels, and help withshopping, household
chores and personal care. All participants were contacted by phone once a month to collectinformation on new problems or services received, and in the treatment group, tofind out if they needed new or different assistive devices or homemodif...
Vaccine against Hepatitis A protects kids and families now; Hepatitis B vaccine
protects kids as they become adults
...t IV drug abusers, they're notsexually active, and household
contact is a very infrequent cause oftransmission," says Dr. Lehman. "But in about one-fourth of cases of hepatitisB, the cause is unknown. And the disease is probably the most common cause ofchronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Furthermore...
Well-adjusted moms have healthy births
...ia medical facility. Half the womenreported annual household
incomes of $20,000 or less. Their average age was 26years. Eighty-two percent of the Hispanics had been born outside the UnitedStates. When the women reached the early third trimester of pregnancy, researchersadministered questionnaires and conducte...
Seniors need group housing, not homes
...dependence, social interaction and a wide range of household
and healthservices, fewer than 1 percent of the elderly live in such housing. That's according to a new study by Peter Chi, professor of policy analysis andmanagement, and Joseph Laquatra, associate professor of design and environmentalanalysis. Fr...
Back pain and its benefits
... solicitous spouse or being excused fromperforming household
chores was also associated with increased disability anddepression. In addition, social reward was linked with patients' reports of higher levels ofpain and a greater number of nonspecific medical symptoms, according to thestudy published in the cur...
Poor health is a major factor for early retirement, according to UCSF researchers
.... More than half (51 percent) of the people whose household
income is less than$20,000 per year say that they are in poor health. Only 8 percent of peoplewhose household
income is over $80,000 per year say their health is poor. More than one-third (34 percent) of the p...
Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems
... have enough money to buy household
necessities or medical care. This contrastswith ...ook their ownmeals and do household
chores and repairs -- all of whichsave money. "Also, retired people have th...
Greater awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning needed among patients and doctors
..., especially when more than one member of the same household
exhibits similar symptoms, indicating a microbial cause. They report that "symptoms may initially be mild, often include gastrointestinal upset in children and usually are associated with the occupancy of a particular building or room" with several ...
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