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Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival

...ast cancer survival, researchers examined detailed lifestyle and medical history information of 5,204 breast ca...the need for more clinical data to determine which lifestyle interventions can most effectively help women achieve or maintain a healthy weight following diagnos...

Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study

... longer period to help patients make heart-healthy lifestyle changes that lower the risk of future cardiac events, such as quitting smoking or switching to a low-fat diet. In the study, 623 male patients with coronary heart disease were randomized to one of two programs. The first used weekly supervised exerci...

Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy

...as compared with those reporting implementation of lifestyle changes (83%) and use of prescription medication (79%). "Although the survey did not quantify how often healthcare professionals recommended aspirin, or how many patients to whom they made this recommendation, the disparity in consumer and profession...

Older people with the 'Alzheimer's gene' find it harder to 'remember to remember' even if healthy

...nize such a risk, as recent research suggests that lifestyle factors such as diet, including cholesterol, may be important in the development of the disease precisely for those with the genetic predisposition."...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

...n suspension system better for amputee with active lifestyle Investigators compare pressure applied to the residual limb with pin and suction suspension systems to identify causes of residual limb skin problems. They found that walking with the pin liner likely disrupts circulation within the residual limb, r...

Lifestyle changes especially effective at preventing type 2 diabetes in adults aged 60 and older

...Too Late..." encourages adults over 60 that modest lifestyle changes can yield big rewards in preventing or del...es of physical activity five times per week. These lifestyle interventions worked particularly well in people aged 60 and older, reducing the development of diab...

Simpler 'alphabet' guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome reduce risk

...linical trials, and include risk-factor reduction, lifestyle changes and drugs. To develop the guidelines, the...exity of monitoring and implementing multidrug and lifestyle treatments....

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...he combination was additive, pointing to a healthy lifestyle as the most beneficial approach. While we have yet to demonstrate these benefits in people, research such as this gives us new ways to think about the aging brain and what we can do to keep it intact." For the study, the researchers divided 48 older ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2005 (second issue)

...at either cumulative environmental exposure and/or lifestyle changes after immigration could have influenced their risk of developing asthma....

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Jan. 18, 2005

...Since the anti-lipid drug regimen, with beneficial lifestyle changes, improved all lipid profiles, the study does not show whether the increased HDL levels or the decreased LDL levels led to the changes in artery disease....

Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix

...mately died. The only major change in the person's lifestyle had been that, upon arriving in Florida, he began picking grapefruit off a tree on the patio and drinking two or three glasses of fresh grapefruit juice every day. Karch, an expert on drug interactions, explains that grapefruit juice is one of the fo...

Number of adults with high blood pressure set to soar by 2025

...efforts that target primary prevention. Changes in lifestyle of the general population, would result in a lower prevalence of high blood pressure."...

'Temp doctors' choose career for flexibility, easier lifestyle

...their autonomy in order to have a more comfortable lifestyle where they have flexibility and the opportunity to explore new areas of the country and different practice settings. "There seems to be both an upside and a downside to this trend of increasing numbers of locum tenens physicians."...

Frequent fast food meals increase weight, diabetes risk, NHLBI study says

...-food restaurants, even after adjustment for other lifestyle habits. Study participants included 3,031 young black and white adults who were between the ages of 18 and 30 in 1985-1986. The participants, who were part of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, received dietary asse...

Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus

...n suspension system better for amputee with active lifestyle This study compares pressure applied to the residual limb with pin and suction suspension systems to identify causes of residual limb skin problems. Eight transtibial amputees performed three walking trials with the pin and suction suspension sy...

Breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy doesn't hurt survival chances

...cioeconomic status, comorbidity, smoking, or other lifestyle factors," the authors wrote. Breast implants may boost the morale and self-esteem of breast cancer patients, which could improve survival. Implants might have other indirect consequences, such as leading to better medical care and follow-up of women ...

McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...d a much higher likelihood of bleeding that led to lifestyle changes, bruises that spread or became as large, or larger, than an orange, bleeding in joints and bleeding that lasted longer than 24 hours. The study has established the consequences of inheriting the QPD - a disease that transforms platelets from ...

Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US

...rs. After adjusting for age, sociodemographic, and lifestyle factors, living in the United States for 10 to 15 years was associated with a BMI increase of 0.88, while living in the United States for at least 15 years was associated with a BMI increase of 1.39. The association for more than 15 years was signif...

To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says

...diovascular component, should include advice about lifestyle changes and treatments to address risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and physical inactivity. In patients with heart rhythm problems, blocked neck arteries or clotting disorders that can greatly increase the risk of ...

Race may affect weight and fitness level

...rage all patients to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle in order to avoid serious health complications in the future."...

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