Tag: "illness" at medical news
University of Manchester awarded 826k for brain science and mental health research
...released prisoners with severe and enduring mental illness
Seven projects were also funded last year during the first round of the competition, totalling 1.25M. These included research into the way Alzheimer's disease develops, the prevention of relapse in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and ways of...
Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS
...ay telecare actually distances people with chronic illness
from the NHS. And there has been little investigation into how useful these systems really are to users. Professor May said: "The economic benefits have been claimed by many proponents, but in the absence of real evidence are assumed rather than act...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...d for skilled care and increasing care-seeking for illness
through outreach services and a family-community care package. "However, in order to achieve the kinds of reductions in neonatal mortality that are needed to meet the Millennium Development Goal for child survival, we must also begin strengthening an...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
... 2002, and August 7, 2003. The heaviest burden of illness
was felt in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, V...nt, but those suffering from SARS-related critical illness
died at a 50 percent rate. Worldwide, children were relatively protected from this severe illness. ...
African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment
...alth problem. "Heart disease is a leading cause of illness
and death in our country that disproportionately affects African-Americans," said Bertoni. "There is still work to be done to understand why this disparity exists. "Severity of illnesses, patient and physician preferences may play some role, but ther...
Influenza vaccination programmes for children in USA and Canada based on little evidence
... because of the large proportion of influenza-like illness
caused by agents other than influenza viruses. This is an important point in the decision to immunise whole populations. Immunisation of very young children is not lent support by our findings. Although a growing body of evidence shows effect of infl...
Disease testing for immigrants: Discrimination disguised as public health policy
...o base any decisions on the presence or absence of illness
is appallingly discriminatory and emphasises the stigmatising nature of political debate. This is politics that undermines the peaceful and civilised values of society. And our politicians are shamelessly exploiting these now brittle principles."...
Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
...d to help doctors identify the classic form of the illness
(called Bipolar-I) in children ages 6 to 17, and s...ly called manic-depressive illness) is a heritable illness
that can be diagnosed in teenagers and even in young children. Symptoms include grandiose delusions...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
...it the patient's weight loss needs, such as during illness
or pregnancy. Placement of the adjustable gastric band does not require any cutting or stapling of the stomach or bypass of the intestines. The band can also be removed at any time, unlike irreversible gastric bypass surgery, and the stomach returns...
Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness
...ine, showed little or no worsening of their illness
- but no improvement in symptoms above the placebo group. There have been concerns about the safety of the two most commonly used antipsychotic drugs in people with dementia, risperidone and olanzapine, because of increased risk of stroke, say the a...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...working in the fields of cancer, stroke and mental illness
will be among the first to benefit from the scanne... benefit researchers carrying out work into mental illness
and will play a major role in the University's research into schizophrenia. The scanner will help t...
Flu vaccination benefits people of any age with high-risk medical conditions
...urnals. Influenza continues to be a major cause of illness
and death, with an annual 140,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths in the United States, according to background information in the article. Many studies have shown that influenza vaccination can reduce acute respiratory disease hospitalizations an...
South Africa in denial over number of deaths from HIV/AIDS
...nts many from speaking out about the true cause of illness
and death among friends and family and leads doctors to record uncontroversial diagnoses on death certificates. The South African Government needs to face the truth about HIV mortality states the editorial. The Lancet comments: "Earlier this year, N...
High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks
...rs and younger and is the leading cause of chronic illness
among children. Researchers estimate that asthma is twice as common in the inner city in comparison to other areas. The study was sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and...
Study finds happiness persists, despite illness
...ple seem to be so poor at estimating the effect of illness
on mood calls into question some of the ways we use such quality-of-life estimates in policy making and research." In addition to recording the "snapshots" of mood, and the predictions of what life would be like in the other group's shoes, the resear...
A Family's Guide to Living with HIV
...rstand," Dr. Cox says. "This is a very complicated illness
and makes for a complicated lifestyle." Every family with a patient having HIV who visits the Ryan White Center receives a free copy of the book. Children's hospitals and the general public requesting the free guide can obtain a copy by contacting th...
Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies
...rily by the time they filed for bankruptcy. Often illness
led to job loss, and with it the loss of health in...h medical bills coincided with a loss of income as illness
forced breadwinners to lose time from work. The research, carried out jointly by researchers at Har...
New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds
... treatment up earlier in the course of a patient's illness
should be strongly considered instead of using it as a last resort or not at all. These results support the notion that there's a real possibility of putting chemotherapy on the back burner for this disease," says Kaminski, a professor of internal me...
More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
...nce of homelessness in persons with serious mental illness
is 15 percent, a higher percentage than suggested ...oved care for homeless persons with serious mental illness
may be cost effective or at least result in improved patient outcomes with only moderate increases i...
New way to block pox shows promise in lab study
...ively, offered significant protection from serious illness
in mice infected with a relative of the smallpox virus. Mice receiving both CI-1033 and a single dose of an infection-fighting antibody completely cleared the virus from their lungs within eight days of the initial infection. The researchers are sear...
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