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Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management

...n to be approximately $4,000 per additional person linked to care beyond the number expected under standard of care. Previous research has shown that about one-third of individuals who know they are HIV-infected are not receiving care, and many delay beginning care for more than a year after diagnosis. P...

Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients

...howed that higher phosphorous levels were directly linked to vascular calcification, a stiffening of the smooth muscle cells that line blood vessels. Vascular calcification leads to enlargement of one of the heart's four chambers, increased risk of congestive heart failure, heart attack and several other ca...

Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates

...have also shown that age-dependent survival may be linked to rates of participation in and availability of clinical trials. The 15-45 year age group is one of the least studied and also the least likely to be treated at a large health care institution that offers clinical trials. Participation in cancer cli...

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

... that "exposures to environmental toxins have been linked with higher rates of mental retardation, intellectual impairment, and behavioral problems, such as conduct disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." A crucial step towards protecting children would be to ensure that industrial chemi...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...and protein intake. High levels of IGF-1 have been linked to risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer. And in spite of the fact that the raw food group didn't drink milk or eat cheese, they had higher vitamin D levels than people on a typical, Western diet. Fontana attributes the vitamin D levels to sun e...

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

...hird of adults in the United States and is closely linked with heart disease," said Tongjian You, Ph.D., ins... whether inflammatory proteins produced by fat are linked to risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and how the body ...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...to the bed of the first case seemed to be strongly linked with incidence of infection-two-thirds of patients in the same bay and half of patients in an adjacent bay were infected with SARS, while only 18 percent of patients in distant bays were infected. The Hong Kong researchers, led by Ignatius T.S. Yu, ...

Why asthma sufferers struggle with the common cold

...ect. Although several genetic mutations have been linked to asthma in the past, so far none are related to IFNs....

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...ill help your child avoid health risks that may be linked with stopping the use of oral corticosteroids. For more information on the symptoms and triggers of asthma, as well as potential treatment options, parents can visit www.everydaykidz.com . About Childhood Asthma Asthma has become a serious proble...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...ions to ensure that all smokers are identified and linked to effective treatment, the program: Provides ongoing technical assistance to partnering sites; Provides healthcare provider training on evidence based treatment of tobacco use; Provides resources to clinicians and patients such as self-help m...

Traffic fumes damage DNA

... of 30% higher. The levels of 1-OHPG were strongly linked to the levels of 8-OHdG. The higher the 1-OHPG, the higher was the 8-OHdG. And this held true even after adjusting for smoking or mode of transport to work. The authors conclude that traffic fumes boost oxygen free radical activity and therefore DNA ...

Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems

...rresponding to 10 a.m., the time of day most often linked to adverse cardiac events in individuals with heart disease. Circadian rhythm, however, does not affect motor activity dynamics, according to their recent analyses, leading the researchers to speculate that the early-morning peak in cardiac risk is ...

Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems

...es of illness and mortality. Previous studies have linked it with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease but these have not taken into account potential confounding factors. After adjustment for age and obesity such studies have not been able to show an increased risk. Jose Marin (Hospital Universitar...

Prostate cancer screening practices examined

...erious advanced forms. These advanced cancers were linked to higher PSA numbers and suspicious DRE results. Overall, 1.4 percent of the approximately 34,000 men screened were subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer by tissue biopsy. This rate of detection is lower than in two previous studies of prostat...

Neuronal death and processing of Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease

...AD). In Fronto-Temporal Dementia with Parkinsonism linked to Chromosome 17 (FTDP-17), several mutations in the tau gene were identified showing that primary malfunction of tau can lead to neurodegeneration. Such findings shed new light on the role of post-translational modifications of tau protein occurring...

Depression may explain higher risk of heart attack associated with antidepressants

...increase in heart attack risk is more likely to be linked to the underlying depression rather than the drugs themselves....

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...ess urinary incontinence. Education, social ties linked to quality of life in tracheoesophageal speakers, pg 115 This study investigates quality of life in adult men who received a total laryngectomy as treatment for laryngeal cancer and who use a tracheoesophageal (TE) prosthesis to speak. Thirty men wh...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

... an objective, measurable change in brain activity linked to a reduced perception of pain," he added. In addition to Schulz-Stubner, the research team included Timo Krings, M.D., Ingo Meister, M.D., Stefen Rex, M.D., Armin Thron, M.D., Ph.D. and Rolf Rossaint, M.D., Ph.D., from the Technical University of A...

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

...ts. "Previous research has shown that obesity is linked to metabolic syndrome, which has several known risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, increased levels of fasting glucose and an increase in waist circumference," explains Dr. Johansson. "The results of our study suggest that g...

Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts

...e AIDS epidemic in the United States is integrally linked to drug use. Effective drug abuse treatments that produce lasting behavioral changes among addicts at risk of HIV are vital to prevention efforts." FUNDER: National Institute on Drug Abuse. JOURNAL: Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Article has been a...

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