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Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos

...you say to people, 'I believe you, I will help you manage your symptoms, I will advocate for you,' that hope and feeling of control over their disease could be considered placebo effect, but it's an important part of delivering medical care."...

New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

...ening the middle third of the nose, a difficult to manage deformity, according to an article in the March issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Straightening the crooked middle third of the nose, a deformity that compromises both appearance and the airway, can be a ...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

...nd recommendations from cardiologists about how to manage them. Costs and access (public transportation, etc.) were similar to the community clinic. The primary physicians had everything but the community site and the community health worker. The community clinic and the primary physicians could distribut...

New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS

...n 100 different CPEs to better understand how they manage to increase skin permeability, the researchers engineered more than 300 new CPEs. The design of the new CPEs was based on the researchers' understanding of the molecular forces that are associated with CPE safety and potency. They then screened the n...

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

... dispel prejudice about hypnosis as a technique to manage pain because we can show 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 Thr...

End AIDS drug waiting lists, HIV care providers tell policymakers

...s and the medical services required to deliver and manage their use should be given precedence when Congress renews Ryan White this year." "Lack of funding has, furthermore, forced some states to start waiting lists for anti-AIDS drugs," notes AAHIVM Board of Directors chairman John Stansell, MD. "This is ...

Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management

...in the PET-managed patients. The average cost to manage a patient with coronary artery disease in this study was 25 percent lower in the PET group. "Bypass surgery and angioplasty with stenting certainly will need to be used in some patients," said Merhige, "but we feel that many are done unnecessarily w...

York study tests enhanced care for depression patients

...chards added: "Case managers will help patients to manage their medication and give low-intensity psychological help. Treatment will be much more structured than counselling. Telephone contact will allow case managers to deal with more patients as well as being less burdensome for patients. Each telephone c...

Penn study will compare heart failure management technologies

...s with the latest proven technologies to help them manage their homecare more effectively in order to reduce... by the data. The box then helps the patient self manage or guides them to contact their physician or nurse. 3. Usual heart failure care. ...

World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched

...ry care, will examine how effectively patients can manage their constipation by making changes to their diet and lifestyle. The team will analyse results to determine the most cost-effective way of managing constipation. Researchers will train nurses and, in some cases, GPs, to lead special consultation s...

NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program

...ts and to develop coping skills that allow them to manage their own grief and distress. The 8-week Life En...e the social support for surviving spouses as they manage their family members and, in many cases, introduce new family members. "We know from experience that...

Researcher explores ways to make hypnosis a more effective therapeutic technique

...put hypnosis to better use for clients who want to manage anxiety, lose weight or make other positive changes. It might also settle certain theoretical controversies. Along with the general public, some schools of psychologists also contend that hypnosis is a state apart from ordinary consciousness, Lynn sa...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...hat we already have the infrastructure in place to manage any cardiac problem and within the next few months we will launch an LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) program and re-launch the heart transplant program at Northwestern Memorial," says Dr. McCarthy. The LVAD is a mechanical pump that augments t...

High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks

...suburban homes. "One of the best ways parents can manage their child's asthma is to control the home environment and remove any asthma triggers, including mouse allergen," she adds. "They can do this by sealing cracks and holes in doors and walls, thoroughly disposing of all food remains, and having pest e...

New study finds link between self-mutilation and risky sexual behavior

... that there's some link between not being able to manage your feelings which leads you to cut yourself and ...blem. "Lack of self-restraint, or the inability to manage strong impulses and emotions may link self-cutting and sexual risk behaviors in addition, self-cutt...

Milk, fruits and vegetables may help reduce disability risk

...activities of daily living; being able to cook and manage their money, known as instrumental activities of daily living; and being able to walk a quarter of mile and walk up 10 steps without resting, to measure functional limitations. The study adjusted for other factors that could have affected the results...

Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome

...y conclude that doctors should avoid or cautiously manage the prescribing of these drugs to pregnant women with psychiatric disorders. SSRIs were introduced in 1988 and are becoming the gold standard treatment for depression and a wide spectrum of other mood and behavioural disorders. The presence of a with...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...ditional safety buffer in the constant struggle to manage the ever-increasing amount of clinical information necessary for the daily practice of medicine. Just as physicians strive to communicate effectively with patients, equal effort must be made to communicate effectively with all those involved in the c...

Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury

...arch with cats. Today, people with SCI typically manage their bladders with catheters or an implanted device that empties the bladder by stimulating sacral nerves at the base of the spine. However, implanting this "Vocare device" requires doctors to cut sensory nerves and insert electrodes into the spine....

From town planning to intimate sex: Understanding the risks in our lives

...logy, economics and sociology can help governments manage new ones is overdue, according to researchers in a...erstanding all this, and to government planning to manage new risks, is overdue. This conference will help to provide that."...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... cancer care respects the fact that a patient,s ... requires treatment. Over a third of cancer patients ... of their conditions. And, increasingly, care providers are ... patients navigate mental health challenges. A University of ... journal Psycho-Oncology asks an important question: ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... The development of minimally and even non-invasive technologies is ... for instance, to carry out a range of operative ... scalpel, leaving only tiny scars as a result. Similar ... active agents to patients – instead of using injections ... be possible to supply them via a plaster which ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased ... congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in ... and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the ... levels of male hormones in the body to prevent ... treatment for prostate cancer. Despite its anticancer effects, ADT ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... and outer body and organ surfaces in the human ... in the inner ear," said Moritz Gegg. Cilia – ... are precisely positioned on many of these epithelial cells. ... coordinated so precisely that for example mucus can be ... from sensory inner ear hair cells," added Heiko Lickert. ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... NY (October 27, 2014)—Although oral hormonal therapy is ... women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of ... A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ... aromatase inhibitors (the most common type of hormone ... brand-name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent. ...
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