Tag: "negative" at medical news
Natural mentors help mold lives of teens, study says
...t with teens. Mentors may also inadvertently model negative
behaviors such as smoking or drinking. The study c...a mentor generally were not enough to outweigh the negative
effects of different risk factors that many young people experience, such as poverty, unsafe neighbo...
Genetic amplification (NAAT) test detects HIV more effectively than standard tests in urban study
... HIV antibody positive and 2,135 were HIV antibody negative
using standard tests. Using NAAT, however, four o...e occasionally missed because individuals can have negative
antibody tests during the early stages of infection. Also, a few people with long-term HIV infectio...
Unsafe water and poor sanitation causes 4000 children to die each day
More people are affected by the negative
impact of poor water supply and sanitation than by war, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction combined, states a paper published in this week's issue of THE LANCET. The article is the fifth in a series of papers summarising the key conclusions ...
Elderly receiving inappropriate prescriptions from their doctor's office
... between potentially inappropriate medications and negative
outcomes would support the position that errors like these are common among the elderly outpatient population. Questions still remain as to whether identifying these inappropriate drugs will likely lead to improved use of medications....
Don't let your spouse become your caregiver
...egiver and recipients can be at risk for long-term negative
outcomes. The article states that potentially harmful caregiver behavior can be an early warning sign of even greater elderly abuse or neglect. Surprisingly, previous research has shown that abusive caregivers are quite willing to admit to their beha...
Hyperactive kids three times as likely to be removed from their families
...ings held true, even after taking account of other negative
social factors likely to influence the results, and are likely to apply to all hyperactive children seen by general paediatricians as well, say the authors. Family disruption/break-down might be avoided if the hyperactivity were recognised sooner and...
Unemployed women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
...th homemaker and unemployment status having a more negative
impact on African-American women's physical health. The odds of reporting cardiovascular disease for involuntarily unemployed African-American women was 2.6 times greater than that of employed African-American women. The women also were asked about ...
Gene signature can predict breast cancer spread
...to relapse. Around 60-70% of women with lymph-node negative
breast cancer are cured by local surgery and radio...n 286 tumour samples from patients with lymph-node negative
breast cancer who had not received hormone or chemotherapy after their initial treatment. The sample...
Hormone therapy controversy raises drug safety issues
... safety and monitoring, including the reporting of negative
as well as positive trials of new or approved drugs," she said....
Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients
...ts from increases in managed care would have large negative
effects on the quality of cancer care for patients not in managed care appear to be unfounded," the authors write. "However, hopes that expansion of managed care may improve quality for all patients by promoting the efficient delivery of effective, e...
Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking
...special occasions and reported significantly fewer negative
consequences related to drinking, [compared] to females [in the control group]. Persistent heavy drinkers using MSB [showed a] rapid decrease in average and peak consumption and composite alcohol scores. [Low-motivation] students who used MSB reduc...
Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
... practicing physicians, and all studies reported a negative
association between knowledge and experience. For example, one study found that doctors younger than 40 years of age were more likely to correctly believe in the value of therapies for heart attack that improve survival, such as aspirin and beta bloc...
Feb. 15, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...ter quality measures than younger physicians. The negative
association was consistent across medical specialties and measures of performance. Editorial writers from two internal medicine organizations said the "striking" findings mean that medical practice "must be accompanied by ongoing active effort to ma...
COX-2 product offers good and bad news in 'test tube' strokes
...hat PGD2's positive effects generally outweigh its negative
ones, the group speculates that PGD2 may provide a potential target for medicines to combat conditions involving brain damage, including stroke, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. In these neurologic diseases, nerve cell death is thought t...
Study finds happiness persists, despite illness
...me that they would experience various positive and negative
mood levels, the healthy participants assumed that...d be miserable. They thought they would experience negative
moods most of the time, and on average have moods that were much lower than what the real patients a...
HIV infection still on the rise
...for a vaccine against HIV has so far produced only negative
results, while microbicides have proved disappointing. Although the ABC message (abstinence, be faithful, use a condom) is popular with the American government, its application in other parts of the world may not have the impact required. In the face...
Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...d at Pitt, has shown that being a caregiver causes negative
health effects. "Caregiving is stressful, and it breaks down the people that are providing the care--they wear down," said Beach. "This study shows that that's not good for the person they're taking care of." Beach and colleagues studied 265 pairs of...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, February 2005
...f 5 and 18 to see if the subjects would experience negative
side effects. Patients experienced a reduction in lung function after inhalation of colistin and placebo, but the drop was greatest for high risk patients with a family history of asthma and/or atopy, bronchospasm due to wheezing, or airway lability...
Parents have complex opinions about notification laws for minors' access to contraception
...1 percent of participants anticipated at least one negative
consequence resulting from such laws, like teens h...d nearly half (47.6 percent) expected five or more negative
consequences. For exceptions to PNLs, 85.5 percent of parents supported at least one, and 29.7 perce...
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
...nt to recommend STI vaccination in anticipation of negative
parental reactions. Gregory D. Zimet, Ph.D., from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and his colleagues analyzed the responses of 278 parents to questionnaires to evaluate how their willingness to vaccinate their children related t...
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