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Smoke-free workplaces protect non-smokers and encourage smokers to quit

... industry $1.7 billion and 310 million annually in lost sales, they add. To achieve similar reductions, tax per pack would have to increase to $1.11 and 4.26. While producing benefits for non-smokers by eliminating passive smoking, smoke-free workplaces also make it easier for smokers to reduce or stop sm...

Substance found in sharks could lead to weight loss drug, research shows

...cle. "The mice receiving the MSI-1436 ate less and lost weight. But the really remarkable thing was that they lost fat instead of muscle, and they experienced no decrease in their metabolism." Many diets are unsucc...

Suicide attempt rate high among urban gay men, UCSF study finds

...suicide attempts; we can never enumerate the lives lost through completed suicides. " A particularly troubling trend was found in this study. Looking retrospectively at different age groups of gay and bisexual men, there has been a shift whereby initial suicide attempts are happening at a younger age, the...

Migraines cost employers millions in productivity, but interventions can help

...s and the indirect costs connected with employees' lost productivity," said Alyssa B. Schultz, a research ...dies to estimate Bank One's total migraine-related lost work days at 118,578 for the year 2000. Forty percent (46,846) of these were actual days absent and...

Armed with AEDs, police save lives by cutting response time

...high rate of non-shockable rhythms represents time lost from onset of symptoms to placement of the 9-1-1 calls. "With longer time from onset of cardiac arrest to treatment, the likelihood of survival declines," he says. Initially 1,900 AEDs were assigned to 1,900 police officers. "The AEDs were assigned...

Laser procedure effective in correcting nasal blockages associated with deviated septum

...rating room times, and the economic impact of time lost from work."...

Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security

...lth problems, but frequently, they reported having lost or resigned from jobs because of health-related responsibilities. Also caseworkers did not always provide clear and consistent information about individual programs, and differed in their expectations whether the adult's health problems qualified for...

Stanford researcher shows flu shot benefits outweigh costs in healthy young adults

...lation each year, with an average of 2.8 work days lost per ill individual. Although anyone can get a flu ...50. These included costs of the vaccine and drugs, lost work time due to illness and duration of symptom relief from antiviral medications. They also survey...

Annals of Internal Medicine Aug. 20 tip sheet

...50, appear worth the benefits in terms of avoiding lost work time and cost of treatment. Researchers also looked at three antiviral medicines for treating the flu and concluded that, if started within 48 hours of developing flu symptoms, all were worth their cost in terms of workdays gained. Head-to-head...

Landmark XENDOS study shows Xenical prevents or delays the development of type 2 diabetes

... of treatment (26% vs 16%). Even more patients had lost more than 5% body weight after four years (53% vs 37%), an amount that has been shown to have clear health benefits Xenical-treated patients had significant, sustained, long-term improvements in cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure and...

Novel kidney transplant technique prevents rejection of donated organs

...ion treatments, 27 of 34 patients (79 percent) had lost antibodies against donor organs, and 15 of 30 (50 percent) patients who had antibodies against other HLA antigens had stopped producing those. Among 26 assessed an average of 13 months after treatment, 24 (92 percent) had no antibodies against their...

NIEHS announces $20 million, three-center effort to pin-point environmental triggers of Parkinson's

...rrent drug therapies, which attempt to replace the lost dopamine, can relieve some symptoms but do not cure or slow the disease. The directors of the new centers, the leadership of national patient advocacy groups and representatives of the California Congressional delegation were invited to participate ...

Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern

...rformed 20 kidney transplants. One patient studied lost his graft to vascular rejection because a drug interaction with one of the medications in the HAART therapy made it difficult to achieve therapeutic levels of the anti-rejection drugs. According to Dr. Anil Kumar, more than one year after transplanta...

Leg maneuver may prevent fainting

...d pressure became stable, and none of the patients lost consciousness while performing the counter-maneuver. In five patients syncope was prevented. The remaining 15 patients either could not prevent fainting or asked to be tilted back to a horizontal position, but the counter-maneuvers delayed the fain...

Cigarette tax hike could save millions of lives

...cent to 4 percent of lives that are expected to be lost to tobacco-related illness. "Low-income and middle-income countries [would] account for about 90 percent of the averted deaths," Ranson reports. And because price increases hit younger smokers hardest, he adds, the greatest savings in lives would be ...

Study shows oral contraceptive use by young women does not contribute to weight gain

Young women have lost one excuse in their battle against the post-adolescent bulge. Penn State College of Medicine researchers at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently published the results of a new, long-term study showing that oral contraceptive use...

Memorial Sloan-Kettering scientists uncover function of BRCA2 protein

...nds the broken strands and enables the recovery of lost information via a process called homologous recombination -- in which the missing DNA is copied from another part of the cell. "We are now a step closer to understanding this particular type of inherited breast and ovarian cancers," Dr. Pavletich sai...

Sucrose results in more weight gain than artificial sweetners in overweight individuals

...sucrose and carbohydrate from their regular foods, lost an average of 1 kg (0.3 kg of that as fat mass), and had a small but significant decrease in blood pressure. The authors point out that the most likely reason for the difference between the two groups was large amount of sucrose-sweetened beverages ...

Right side of brain learns language skills after stroke

...aphasia, resulting in an estimated $1.5 billion of lost productivity and other costs each year. Remarkabl...ecovered after a stroke to the left hemisphere are lost again if the individual later has a stroke to the right hemisphere. To test whether there is a dire...

New research adds to understanding of conscious awareness

...w changes in the brain when patients with epilepsy lost consciousness during seizures. It involved 71 patients with epilepsy who received the SPECT scans while having seizures, or very shortly after the seizures, as part of a diagnostic evaluation, to determine the parts of their brains affected during se...

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