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The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee

...on of early ACL rupture has recently been shown to lessen episodes of rotational instability compared with knees that remain ACL deficient, leading to the speculation that reconstructive surgery may reduce future degenerative damage," Hill notes. "However, in patients with complete ACL rupture who have alr...

When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

...earing loss, or presbycusis, some simple steps can lessen its effects. Speaking loudly is an instinctual reaction when talking to a hearing-impaired person, but that won't help when talking to someone with age-related hearing loss. "Speaking slightly slower than usual will help," says Frisina, "as if you we...

Being overweight has a significant effect on a child's quality of life

...at might lead to a healthier BMI, and consequently lessen the long-term health risk for the current generation of children. Our findings may explain why so few parents of overweight children express concern about their child's weight, yet with a quarter of all children now overweight or obese, even a minor ...

Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans

... that the impact of obesity on healthcare cost may lessen in older adults and may predict a precipitous rise in healthcare cost as the population ages. The study examined data collected by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey funded by the Agency for Healthcare Reform and Quality. Respondents completed a ca...

ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit

...ons Framework Convention on Climate Change aims to lessen the effects of climate change by setting targets for industrialised countries to reduce emissions of heat-trapping 'greenhouse' gases including carbon dioxide. Fossil fuel burning and land use change since the start of the Industrial Revolution has l...

First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease

... to start optimal therapies sooner, and hopefully, lessen the impact of the disease," Dr. Lennon says. "This is really a very exciting development." About NMO Neuromyelitis optica is a debilitating inflammatory disease that destroys the protective myelin sheath around the optic nerve and spinal cord. This...

Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice

STANFORD, Calif. - Seeking to find a way to lessen patients' vulnerability to deadly infections following chemotherapy, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have figured out a way to boost the immune function in animals following such treatments. Their approach involves increasin...

Anger, negative emotions may trigger stroke

...nges. The possibility of preventive medications to lessen the risk of stroke among specific high-risk groups might also be studied." The study examined 200 people who were hospitalized with an ischemic stroke or a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke). Ischemic stroke is caused by reduced blood flow ...

Nearsighted children may benefit from rigid contact lenses

...ine said. "Theoretically, wearing RGP lenses could lessen the severity of myopia, and likewise the chances o...s were able to change the cornea's shape enough to lessen myopia's progression by 28.8 percent. The rigid contact lenses kept a condition called "corneal stee...

Obesity in middle age may drastically raise future medicare expenditures

...rgent preventive measures are required not only to lessen the burden of disease and disability associated with excess weight but also to contain future health care costs incurred by the aging population," Daviglus said. "Public health efforts need to include comprehensive national st...

Health care charges higher for older adults who were overweight or obese when younger

...rgent preventive measures are required not only to lessen the burden of disease and disability associated with excess weight but also to contain future health care costs incurred by the aging population," the authors write....

Studies reveal physicians' attitudes on end-of-life care

...ctors appear willing to use intensive treatment to lessen otherwise untreatable pain or other severe symptoms in dying patients even if the treatment, at least in theory, risks hastening the dying process, according to two University of Iowa and Yale University studies on end-of-life care. Known as "termin...

SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping

...p on their stomachs don't learn behaviors that may lessen their risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. Even so, the researchers caution that infants should always be placed on their backs to sleep. "The first few times b...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, Nov. 16, 2004

...in 2002 and 2003 and selected 11 with potential to lessen these disparities (Update, p. 805). They divided the must-read articles into studies that documented disparities and studies that explained the disparities at the patient, physician and system levels. Unfortunately, the researchers say their review ...

Coronary stents do not improve long-term survival

...tudies have shown that new drug-eluting stents can lessen the incidence of restenosis, we would expect the need for repeat procedures to decline even more as these stents become more widely used," Kandzari continued. "While earlier trials of drug-eluting stents have demonstrated a significant reduction in r...

Study: Physical activity in middle age cuts risk of early death

...ive study to show that cardiovascular risk doesn't lessen exercise's impact on mortality risk. But it did confirm that those who have a high heart risk are much more likely to be sedentary, perhaps out of fear that exercising could overtax them. "Other studies in smaller or less representative groups have s...

Appendix rupture in children associated with race and health insurance status

...xploration for appendicitis have been tolerated to lessen the likelihood of ruptured appendicitis and its complications. In essence, one complication (a negative exploration) is encouraged to decrease the incidence of another complication (appendiceal rupture). Rates for both of these in children remain hig...

Elderly experience long-term cognitive decline after surgery

...actions taken before, during and after surgery can lessen the possible deleterious effects of inflammation. For example, anti-inflammatory agents can be given before surgery, Monk said. During surgery, inflammation can be modulated by temperature control, use of regional rather than general anesthesia or th...

Mothers have brains primed for care

... social difficulties. Nurturing through touch can lessen some of the negative effects of early stress. "Understanding the mechanisms at work in parenting and the effects of disruptions to the bonds created between parents and children is vitally important," says Bruce McEwen, PhD, of Rockefeller Universi...

Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief

...an hour before the bris [circumcision ceremony] to lessen the pain. It's important that mothers know that it's OK to use anesthesia." Few adverse effects were associated with anesthetic blocks or creams, Brady-Fryer says, although each required some time after injection or application to reach their full ef...

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