Tag: "mortality" at medical news
Cedars-Sinai pediatrician to receive award for his contributions to international child health
...due to his impact in decreasing infant and newborn mortality
through differentcountries and regions of Latin America. As the recipient of the E.H.Christopherson Award, Dr. Sola has been invited to address the Academy duringthe ceremony. The American Academy of Pediatrics convention will be held Oct. 9through 1...
Americans expect to live a year longer than statistics suggest
... accountfor the fact that mortality
rates continue to drop. Dropping mortality
rates mean young people today should really expect to live longer than thei...
Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds
...s. The link between sleep apnea and cardiovascular mortality
was also shown in aSwedish study presented on Tuesday morning. As they explained during their oralcommunication, Dr Yksel Peker and his colleagues at Sahlgrenska UniversityHospital of Gothenburg spent five years following 59 patients who had suffered...
Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert
...t for only some of the inequities in morbidity and mortality
in the twopopulation groups, emphasize King and Brunetta, both of whom are experts inpulmonary disorders. A specialist in lung disease, King is professor and vice-chair of the UCSFDepartment of Medicine and chief of medical services at San Franci...
New NIAMS grant targets osteoporosis in men
...ecade than 20 years ago. "As other causes of early mortality
inmen are reduced," says Joan McGowan, Ph.D., chief of the NIAMS Musculoskeletal Diseases Branch, "thereis a need to focus on chronic disabling conditions like osteoporosis that will limit theirindependence." Osteoporosis, a major threa...
Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told
...ife-threatening disease, and majordepression has a mortality
rate of up to 30%. The conference, which will be addressed by 12 international experts over twodays, will discuss latest findings and future strategies to combat the epidemic. Conference chairman, Professor Arthur Kleinman of Harvard Medical School,...
Poorer people worse off after heart attack
...on servicesis unlikely to account for the observed mortality
differences, these services dohave a direct impact on patients' quality of life. "Ontario has to ensure thatits poorer citizens are not further disadvantaged as a result of ignoring theimportance of socioeconomic status in cardiovascular health," add...
Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes
...ther ethnic groups, and they also have the highest mortality
rates from colorectal and lung cancer. White wome...ence on colorectal and lung cancer and the highest mortality
rates from colorectal cancer. "This award will support a number of basic science and clinical ini...
Depression linked to death among heart failure patients
...pressed mood is significantly related to increased mortality
risk among people with congestive heart failure, s...tudies have focused on the effect of depression on mortality
among congestive heart failure patients, the investigators note. This study shows a significant ass...
Annals Of Internal Medicine - tip sheet for November 2, 1999
...his groupalso had significantly higher in-hospital mortality
rates. B-blockers,inexpensive drugs used to control heartbeat, should be given immediately afterheart attack, the authors say, not upon hospital discharge. Treating All Type 2 Diabetic Patients with ACE Inhibitors Improves Quality ofLife A decisi...
UF study shows contemporary method accurately predicts cancer risk
...The Pap smear, since its introduction, has reduced mortality
from cervical cancer by up to 75 percent. The reason that has occurred is because the cervix is an organ that is easily accessible and can be sampled. The breast is not. You cannot convince many women to go in for an excisional biopsy to see whether ...
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships
...ned to enhance adjustment and lower recurrence and mortality
among women with early- vs. late-stage breast cancer and to find out the psychological, behavioral and biological mechanisms through which the interventions operate. In addition to providing support for research projects, the Mind-Body Center also w...
Where you live may help predict risk of early death from heart disease
...not graduate from high school also had the highest mortality
rates, whereas the states with the most male high school graduates had the lowest mortality
rates. "We found dramatic differences among the states with regard to early death from heart disease...
Dramatic geographic variation in heart attack deaths among men explained by University of Pittsburgh researcher at American Heart Association meeting
...the United States on geographic variations in CHD mortality
in this age group," said Akira Sekikawa, M.D., M.P...dy also revealed startling differences between CHD mortality
in blacks and whites in the United States (44/100,000 men for blacks; 28/100,000 men for whites)....
Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds
...g to a new study examining factors associated with mortality
in the United States. Previous studies have highlighted the effects of income and education on mortality
and both of these factors also have important links to heath insurance, according to three sociology...
NHLBI funds asthma coalitions to improve care among high risk populations
...s to eliminate disparities in asthma morbidity and mortality
in their communities, especially among children, minorities, and low-income individuals. According to NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant, "We now know enough about asthma so that no one should die from it any more. Yet people are still dying from a...
Program to increase use of advance directives reduces use of health care services
...ntation of program does not affect satisfaction or mortality
CHICAGO - Implementation of a systematic program in which nursing home residents or their familiesdecide in advance about the type of care the resident wishes to receive in difficult medicalcircumstances reduces the number of hospitalizations and...
Dietary bioflavonoids induce DNA breaks, may contribute to infant leukemia
...elves have also been demonstrated, such as the low mortality
rates from prostate cancer in Asian men compared to Western countries, which may be because of higher intake of isoflavones." The benefits of dietary supplements containing bioflavonoids, however, may not be so convincing. This study suggests that...
NHLBI study shows relationship between sleep apnea and hypertension
... hope that we may be able to reduce cardiovascular mortality
in hypertensives by more aggressively diagnosing the apnea," he added. Approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep (up to 20-30 breathing pauses per hour, ...
Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery
...e seven countries. Previous studies looked at the mortality
and morbidity of infants in NICUs and how physicians view their interactions with parents and the degree that they involve parents in treatment decision-making....
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