Tag: "life" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...with an eye toward improving health and quality of life
in one of the world's most impoverished areas offers us opportunity to significantly reduce premature deaths, especially among women and children," said Ezzati....
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...with an eye toward improving health and quality of life
in one of the world's most impoverished areas offers us opportunity to significantly reduce premature deaths, especially among women and children."...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...several factors in an infant's first few months of life
that can affect how they sleep and how often they awaken in distress during the night. The results of their research were published in an article, "Sleep-Related Nighttime Crying (Yonaki) in Japan: A Community-Based Study," in the January issue of th...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...s the potential to dramatically improve quality of life
for people suffering from neuropathic pain, a condition that has puzzled health care workers for years because it is often experienced in areas of the body which appear uninjured." Results of the study will be published in the March 31 edition of the...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...evention and supportive care to improve quality of life
for people with cancer. Since its inception, the NCIC CTG has enrolled more than 40,000 patients from Canada and around the world in over 300 clinical trials. Pfizer, Inc. manufactures exemestane under the brand name Aromasin and is providing th...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
... access to the marketplace are more satisfied with life
and the more consumers with disabilities interact in the market place, the more satisfied with life
they are. "This indicates the value behind efforts designed to empower consumers with disabilities ...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
...ere is much debate about exposure to pets in early life
and later development of asthma and allergy. Some studies have suggested that keeping pets actually protects against later allergy - i.e., that early exposure may somehow modify an individual's immune system to tolerate specific antigens. Various att...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...ortant revelations about health-related quality of life
in patients with HCV. "In conclusion," the authors report, "chronic HCV diminishes HRQOL across a wide range of clinical anchors. The impact on HRQOL is highly clinically significant and affects physical, social and mental health domains."...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
...ese nodules is expensive and may impact quality of life
and mortality. According to Dr. Swensen, a small percentage of patients will have chronic pain as a result of surgery, and the average mortality rate from lung cancer surgery ranges from 3 to 5 percent. "That's a big price to pay if it's a benign nod...
Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision
...r do they develop through experience via the early life
of an animal or human? In celebration of their unusually long collaboration and the publication of a new book on their careers, Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration, fellow Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel (2000 Nobel Laureat...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
... with these cancers usually have a good quality of life
four to five years after treatment -- including being fully employed. "However, there is a minority of cancer survivors who have on-going problems and the challenge is to help them with a comprehensive range of clinical and supportive services aimed...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
...o assess risk factors and estimation of the useful life
of the implant (for example, patient age, any anatomical abnormality and previous implant history); and basic data measuring the patient's hearing and history of hearing loss. "With the suggested improvements to the MAUDE database, it could become a...
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
... exist within countries there is a 20-year gap in life
expectancy between Australian Aborigines and Torre...dable. There is no necessary biological reason why life
expectancy should be 48 years longer in Japan than in Sierra Leone or 20 years shorter in Australian...
New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...etween gross national product (GNP) per person and life
expectancy. Greece for example, with GNP at purcha...sing power parities of just more than $17,000, has life
expectancy of 78.1 years; the USA, with GNP of more than $34,000, has life
expectancy of 76.9 years....
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...tes, "The ESC mission is to improve the quality of life
in the European population by reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease. We believe that the Women at Heart initiative will bring us all closer to the fulfilment of this mission". Women are equal The misconception that CVD is a male disease is ...
Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'
...demiological research, which have focused on adult life
exposures and experiences," said Trichopoulos, Vin...tudies designed to investigate links between early life
exposures, mammary gland stem cells, mammary gland mass, and adult breast cancer. The studies will f...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...fessor S. Jay Olshansky is predicting a decline in life
expectancy in the United States later this century...he study determines that obesity currently reduces life
expectancy by approximately four to nine months. "The magnitude of that effect may sound trivial to ...
Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest
... a poorly understood process. Our goal is to study life
at the very limit." The core climbing group of seven, two of whom have yet to be recruited, include cardiovascular geneticist Dr Hugh Montgomery, GP Dr Sundeep Dhillon, high altitude clinician Dr Mike Grocott, clinician Dr Roger McMorrow and diving e...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
It's been assumed that U.S. life
expectancy would rise indefinitely, but a new data...leagues concludes that obesity now reduces average life
expectancy by about 4 to 9 months, a conservative estimate. More ominously, the researchers further ...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...e of cardiovascular disease and overall quality of life
of U.S. adults age 18 and older and found a wide r...ey role in the observed differences in the overall life
expectancy and quality of life
of the population subgroups," he said. Health care disparities should...
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