Tag: "influence" at medical news
Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
...h, have long suspected that these report cards may influence
some physicians to avoid taking critically ill pat... presence of the report card may in some instances influence
a doctor not to perform a procedure that may be helpful for the patient. "There is a fear among heal...
USC researchers find evidence that progesterone signaling influences ovarian cancer risk
...g. The data they collected showed that the biggest influence
on ovarian cancer risk from that region of the gen...ncy, muting progesterone's signal and reducing its influence
on the body's cells. And that, in turn, might very well lead to ovarian cancer. Of course, proving t...
Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk
...uency with which they consume alcohol may modestly influence
their risk. The findings, reported in the January ...rchers examined the following factors to gauge the influence
of alcohol consumption on the risk for ischemic stroke: average amount of alcohol consumed; drinking...
Two self-fulfilling prophecies are stronger, and more harmful, than one
...efs about another person, it's possible this could influence
the person's behavior. Researchers Stephanie Madon...iversity, examined this phenomenon to see how much influence
those collective beliefs have in determining a positive or negative reality. The researchers tested ...
Tobacco-company-sponsored parties with free cigarettes may encourage students to start smoking
...aid Wechsler. "The evidence that these events may influence
a non-smoking young person's decision to start smoking is a good reason they should be alert to tobacco industry sponsorship of these events and take appropriate action on their campuses." The American College Health Association recommends that colle...
UT Southwestern researchers find calcium intake contributing factor in formation of kidney stones
...so realize that urinary calcium has about the same influence
as urinary oxalate in calcium oxalate stone format...that the level of urinary calcium has an important influence
in the formation of calcium phosphate stones," she said. "This offers supportive evidence that peopl...
Young people face increasing risk of suicide in Scotland
... researchers suggest that factors already known to influence
suicide - such as drug misuse, divorce and unemployment - are likely to be more common in deprived areas. Young people living in deprived areas of Scotland should be considered a particularly 'at risk' group in the future....
Chemicals found in cherries may help fight diabetes
...bese, diabetic mice to determine how the chemicals influence
insulin levels in live subjects. Results of these tests are not yet available. Although other fruits, including red grapes, strawberries and blueberries, also contain anthocyanins, cherries appear to be the most promising source of these compounds ...
Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS
...uality of decision making and alleviate the unfair influence
of "squeaky wheels" -- informal complaints from patients, family and staff, particularly as it related to the surgery queue; and Institutional leaders should maintain two-way contact with front-line staff implementing priority setting decisions...
Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading
...lone, lost and profoundly confused. The widespread influence
of cinema in shaping public perceptions must not be underestimated by the medical profession, says Dr Baxendale. Doctors should be aware of the myths about amnesia promoted in the movies when talking to patients and their relatives, she concludes....
Study finds women hesitant to take tamoxifen as preventive measure
...sionals] to address psychological factors that may influence
decision-making, in order to help women feel confi...rcent remained undecided. Researchers assessed the influence
of health-related variables on participants' decision-making, finding that contrary to expectations,...
Decision to take tamoxifen difficult for many women
...the need to address psychological factors that may influence
decision-making, in order to help women feel confi... remained undecided. Researchers assessed the influence
of health-related variables on participant decision-making, finding that, contrary to expectations, ...
Research by scientists affiliated with the Earth Institute at Columbia University
...NT To understand the subterranean structures that influence
earthquakes in Italy, an international team has deployed 39 broad-band seismometers in a two-dimensional array extending from the southern Apennines into Calabria. Calabria is the toe of Italy, and part of the most seismically active belt in Italy. T...
Where there's smoke, there's money
... But being a Democrat doesn't protect you from the influence
of the industry." While Republicans get more mo...that tobacco control groups can use when trying to influence
Congress in setting health policy, he adds. "It is important for tobacco control advocates to wo...
New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'
... Also, said Nicolelis, such analyses will influence
neurobiology to advance beyond the current theory that the single neuron is the basic computational unit of the brain. "A single neuron is too noisy to act as a reliable unit of neuronal function," he said. "But an ensemble of neurons resolves that n...
Pharmaceutical marketing tactics hold little sway with prescribing physicians
...rather are tough sells as evidenced by the minimal influence
of sales activities on their prescribing behavior....and a physician's own training and experience also influence
prescribing practices and, he said, most physicians view these sources as far more reliable and trus...
Bone marrow fat may indicate bone weakening
...there may be other measurable bone components that influence
mechanical stability of bone. The study, conducted by researchers at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC, showed that increased BMF is an independent marker of bone weakening. MR spectroscopy was used to gauge BMF non-invasively. MR spect...
Penn epidemiological study shows difference in cardiovascular effects between Vioxx and Celebrex
...s carefully designed to address factors that would influence
the results -- including patients' body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and recall bias. Despite the careful planning of the study, definitive conclusions about the risk of heart attacks from rofecoxib or celebrex relative to people who d...
Month of birth linked to risk of MS
...actors both before and immediately after birth may influence
the development of the nervous or immune systems and therefore determine the risk for this disease in adult life, they conclude....
Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients
...d a broader understanding of how social conditions influence
the health of people living in poverty if they are...here should be a greater emphasis on exploring its influence
on health, particularly the societal factors that contribute to poverty and its negative influence
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