Tag: "increases" at medical news
Majority of patients in point-of-service health plans never use self-referral option for specialty care
...sician "gatekeeper." The members share of the cost increases
for treatment outside the network and for self-referrals. According to the study, a family POS plan costs employers and workers an additional $635 per year compared to a traditional HMO. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from three POS hea...
Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching
... said, "Warmer and more variable weather may cause increases
in ground-level ozone, which could adversely affect lung health." "The relationship between weather and specific health outcomes is still not well-understood for many diseases," said Patz. "Addressing major knowledge gaps would allow us to be bet...
Increased prostate cancer diagnoses tied to access to screening
...edge of risk factors. Easier access to health care increases
the chances that these menregardless of race or ethnicitywill be tested for prostate cancer, which naturally may result in a cancer diagnosis, says Lihua Liu, USC preventive medicine researcher and lead author of the study. Using data from the Los A...
Training for doctors improves screening for risk-taking in teens
...Further, the prevalence of multiple risk behaviors increases
with age. Although it is useful to focus on specific risk areas, this clustering indicates that we need to develop ways to help clinicians screen adolescents for a wide variety of behaviors that can affect their health," Ozer said. Surveys of teenage...
Safer estrogen targets painful intercourse in older women
...ly to vaginas of mice, the drug caused significant increases
in the levels of vaginal reductases - enzymes that serve as chemical markers for the stimulation of vaginal cells - an indication that the compound is capable of causing cell growth and increasing the level of vaginal lubrication, says Hochberg. In t...
Medical system pays little attention to behavior counseling
...ht with most people, and the impact of that advice increases
when the professional is chosen by the individual and the advice is personal." The study, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examined the roles of physician training, of health system impediments to behavior counseling and of patient i...
NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines
... That's important because, although risk typically increases
with age, the foundation for heart disease is ofte...menopausal women who have heart disease. HRT also increases
the risk for thromboembolism and gallbladder disease. In contrast, cholesterol-lowering drugs have ...
HRT pills, patches and heart disease risk factors
...riglycerides were already high, since oral therapy increases
this factor which is associated with a higher risk...how that the ability of the blood vessels to relax increases
with both estrogen pills and patches and that this relaxation response persists even when the subjec...
NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma
...imes more exacerbations, and significantly greater increases
in measures of airway inflammation. In the Salmeterol + or - Corticosteroids Study, patients were treated with ICS alone or with ICS plus a LAB to see if adding the LAB would permit the ICS dose to be reduced or eliminated. The investigators fou...
Physicians miss opportunities to improve care for oldest asthmatics
... defense against the disease. Underuse of the drug increases
the risk of an asthma attack triggered by allergens such as dust, cockroaches, pets, perfume or pollution. The researchers also identified overuse of other drugs, beta agonists and theophylline, that provide short-term relief. "These drugs stimu...
Partner's presence associated with lower blood pressure
...ciated with a rise in blood pressure, although the increases
were smaller when the subjects were with their partner than when talking with someone else. Talking was also largely responsible for the difference in blood pressure between interaction with someone other than a partner and alone time. Surprisingly...
Gender differences apparent in psychological factors that predict later hypertension
...psychological distress is thus chiefly mediated by increases
in health risk behaviors among distressed individu...nd African-American ethnicity," she says. However, increases
associated with race or risk behaviors could not fully explain the increased incidence of high blood...
Human brain has unsuspected oxygen reserve, challenging previous theories
...enges the previously accepted idea that blood flow increases
occur during tasks such as reading to raise oxygen...es cells with oxygen, they assumed that blood flow increases
when a particular area of the brain needs more oxygen. The new evidence suggests otherwise. I think...
Study: quality of neighborhood tied to coronary heart disease
CHAPEL HILL Living in poorer neighborhoods increases
the likelihood of developing coronary heart disease, according to a new national study involving more than 13,000 people in four parts of the United States. As a group, people who lived in better neighborhoods faced a lower risk of heart problems tha...
Increased use of prescription drugs - especially new ones - outpaces price hikes as source of cost increase
...duced ones, is the biggest reason for double-digit increases
in the overall cost of prescription drugs for Amer... internal medicine. "And from what we can see, the increases
for employed adults are coming more from the demand for prescription drugs than from simple price in...
Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning
... the detectors are stationary. The design greatly increases
the quality of the images that are obtained. In addition, the new device allows for a larger "scanner field of view" (SFOV) compared to traditional scanners. SFOV is the size of the largest object that can be seen on a CT scanner. Larger SFOV allo...
Science, engineering and technology news tips -- August 2001
..., increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increases
in rainfall rather abruptly changed the Earth from a regime where agriculture was impossible everywhere to one where it was possible in many places." But developing agriculture took more than those climatic changes. Humans needed to create functional...
Brain trauma may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease
...tissue. The researchers conclude that brain injury increases
an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's. This study also looked at ApoE4, a gene implicated in the development of Alzheimer's. They found that brain injury was only a higher risk factor for Alzheimer's in individuals lacking ApoE4. This sugges...
Study provides new evidence that chemical in tomato sauce may help fight prostate cancer, particularly in black men
...recommended, especially for older men, as the risk increases
dramatically with age. Researchers are continuing to work on new ways to screen for prostate cancer in the hope that early detection might save lives. Hunt-Wesson, Inc., a food manufacturer whose products include tomato-based goods, provided funding ...
Psychologists identify best aggression-prevention programs in schools
...artnerships, educational videos and role-play also increases
the success of programs. -- Incorporate strong research component Promising programs should have the ability to measure outcomes using a rigorous research design, use standardized treatment procedures and gather feedback from a variety of sources, i...
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