Tag: "increase" at medical news
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
... Cornell researchers say that a 20-cent a pack tax increase
would reduce the number of new teen-age smokers i... points. Some researchers have estimated this tax increase
would reduce the number by as much as half. The study was carried out by Don Kenkel and Alan Math...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
...s are here to stay, Gordon says, and will probably increase
in importance. "How alternatives will fare in competition with biomedicine in this era of health reform isan open question and one that should be studied by geographers and other social scientists,"Gordon said. "The question of equity has an ...
"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region
...mulated access within 30 minutes for 99.97% - a 5% increase
tonearly 100%. Consideration of such simulations could offer life-saving traumacare to hundreds more severely injured people every year. More Ways To Improve Access The researchers considered improving access by separately changing the number oftr...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
... t-PApatients, the researchers estimate an initial increase
in hospital costs of $1.7million, but an eventual savings of $4.8 million in nursing home care costs and$1.3 million in rehabilitation costs. The overall impact is a net decrease ofmore than $4 million in health care costs for every 1,000 patients t...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
...of the Continuous PerformanceTest designed both to increase
error rates and to manipulate competition betweenp...n. Dr. Carter and his colleaguesnoted a transient increase
in ACC activity during incorrect responses, areaction that had been seen previously in studies of br...
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...ds, decrease their inactivation in thestomach, and increase
their virulence. Strains often associated with fo...ciated with freshproduce, reasons for the apparent increase
in these outbreaks, and biologicalstrategies microorganisms use to adhere to plant tissue and food p...
For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
... disease, as measured by bone scan, CAT scan or an increase
inpain. At week six, for instance, progression rates for suramin were 16 percent,compared to 31 percent for placebo, and at week 12, the end of treatment,progression rates were 52 percent for suramin and 73 percent for placebo."The majority of patie...
V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At
American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting
...ors inrodents. Tamoxifen subsequently was found to increase
the survival of breastcancer patients and also to prevent the development of second breast cancers. In 1993 Jordan was selected to receive the prestigious Cameron Prizefrom the University of Edinburgh. He has also received major scientific aw...
New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report
...e's class, including tamoxifen, have been shown to increase
the risk ofendometrial cancer in women. Although...n and estrogen,Cummings noted that raloxifene does increase
a woman's risk of developing bloodclots. He added that raloxifene also reduced the risk of estrogen-...
First Patients Enrolled In NIH Clinical Trial On Effects Of Marijuana In HIV Patients
...tion to see if THC has any effect on weightgain or increase
in appetite. Patients also will be evaluated for theeffect on hormone levels, particularly testosterone, in the blood. "With this study, Bay Area AIDS specialists continue to be at thepioneering edge of clinical research in HIV," Abrams said. "The f...
Extreme Fatigue Increases Risk Of Blood Clot Formation
...at was examined here. Vital exhaustion may increase
the risk of blood clot formation in the heart arteries through impaired fibrinolysis. Impaired fibrinolysis may provide a biological link explaining the association between feelings of exhaustion and future heart attacks, Kop and his co-workers prop...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...y the adrenal cortex (glucocoricoid or GChormones) increase
-- a combination that activates nerve pathways that stimulateappetite and promote weight gain, while at the same time inhibiting pathwaysthat have the opposite effect. These dual responses maximize the body's tendencyto find a physiological balance (...
New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies
...rove their chances of survival. "If you can safely increase
the dose of radiation delivered along with chemotherapy, you improve the patient's chance of responding to the therapy. Our prior studies, which involved more than 100 patients, have shown this to be the case," says Cornelius McGinn, M.D., a radiat...
Meta-Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Sildenafil (ViagraTM) In The Treatment Of Severe Erectile Dysfunction
...ders averaged 8%. Responderswho had a final score increase
greater than 1 averaged from 71% to 73%. According to the investigator, the results of this meta- analysis of sildenafilat 50 and 100 mg doses show it is effective in men with severe ED....
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...e of these figures takes into account the enormous increase
inlearning disabilities, attention deficit and hyp..." Slotkin also asserted that the worldwide increase
in smoking willeclipse AIDS in the death and societal disruption it causes. He calls for a n...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...ecade; thisdecline has been partially offset by an increase
in the number of childrenenrolled in Medicaid, which now reaches a quarter of all children in the UnitedStates. The committee's examination of the relationship between insurance coverage andhealth revealed that uninsured children are more likely to b...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...erndiets, could speed the clogging of arteries and increase
the risk of heartdisease according to researchers ...ted that a diet containingoxidized cholesterol may increase
the amount of fatty deposits on blood vesselwalls. It is widely known that substantial quantities of...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...ticularlydamaging form of cholesterol -- and could increase
heart attack risk, scientistssay. Researchers report in this month's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis andVascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association about a study withrabbits that demonstrates blood levels of oxidized cholesterol ...
UCSF Study Finds Popular Blood Thinner Does Not Weaken Bones
...farin, which is widely used among older women, may increase
the risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis. Though previous studies have explored whether warfarin makes bones weaker, thenew UCSF study is different because it tracked the bone density and number offractures in women over two years, rather than at a single...
Montana Anti-Cancer Discovery Sublicensed To Major Drug Manufacturer
...er therapies. Cytoclonal began working to increase
yields while Strobel sampled yewtrees around the world for more of the miniature taxol factories. MSU alsoapplied for a patent on the technology, which was awarded initially in 1994 andexpanded last year. In addition, Cytoclonal Pharmaceutic...
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