Tag: "number" at medical news
Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
...ed with an increased risk of infection. So, as the number
of elderly people in developed nations continues to rise, there has been great interest in the use of supplements to help prevent infections. Researchers identified eight trials evaluating the effect of multivitamin and mineral supplements on infecti...
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...and Pakistani groups. They found variations in the number
of sexual partnerships by ethnic group and between...ing an individual's risk of reporting STIs was the number
of sex partners. However, this factor by itself did not fully explain the variations in STI incidenc...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...uld be noted that the data apply solely to a small number
of children with initially normal renal function who developed acute renal failure after cardiothoracic surgery in a single centre."...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
...cess of 70,000 fans. The research team tracked the number
of assault cases presenting to the only emergency ...On days when no match had been played, the average number
of assault cases fell to 21. When the researchers took into account whether the match was home or aw...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
... of the infections. After taking account of age, number
of sexual partners, and behavioural risk factors, young gynaecological age remained a strong predictor of infection risk. The authors say that early maturers, who start their periods before the age of 12, have high oestrogen levels and develop physi...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...blem as the early onset of puberty affects a large number
of children and can eventually give rise to new reproductive patterns," says Professor Olle Sder, vice coordinator of PIONEER at KI. "It's also been shown that girls who reach puberty early are affected in a way that can have consequences for their f...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...physician or the patient doesn't think of it." The number
of people living with HIV infections in the United States continues to increase, according to recent CDC data, and 35 percent of new cases of HIV diagnosed from 1999 to 2002 were acquired heterosexually. Since the early 1980s, the proportion of peop...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
...00 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. Patients who delay seeking ...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...rved before start of medication signaled a greater number
of adverse effects during antidepressant treatment....
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...or reducing disparities than simply increasing the number
of minority physicians and attempting to teach cul...n intervention clinic were up-to-date on a greater number
of targeted screening tests and had 26 percent greater odds of mammography screening compared to pat...
OHSU scientists test medication to treat involuntary weight loss
...ation. Researchers at OHSU have been involved in a number
of key weight regulation discoveries, including identification of specific cells in the brain that are crucial to weight control, and the possible connection between infant hormone exposure and lifelong weight issues. Another key role of the center i...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
... before their interviews. Approximately that same number
could identify it as the ADA. Those that did name the ADA were more likely to perceive positive changes and improvements over those who could not name it or were unaware of a law being passed. Yet, the respondents' level of life satisfaction did no...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
... 551 patients showed a significant increase in the number
of patients who became up-to-date with screening recommendations (38.7 percent to 56.1 percent) and tests (34.4 percent to 43.2 percent). Throughout the study period, the use of posters and brochures about CRC screening increased from 20.5 percent to...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...n lower blood pressure, and promotes healing for a number
of cardiac ailments, such as myocardial ischemia (insufficient blood flow to the heart) and hypertension. In this study, the Longhurst team applied acupuncture to specific points on the forelimb of test rats with artificially elevated blood pressure ...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...ts of HRQOL in HCV. Still, their findings offer a number
of important revelations about health-related quality of life in patients with HCV. "In conclusion," the authors report, "chronic HCV diminishes HRQOL across a wide range of clinical anchors. The impact on HRQOL is highly clinically significant and a...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...that adult stem cells are readily available from a number
of donors, and grow in large quantities in the lab. In our experiment, the treatment regimen is relatively simple, requiring only injection."...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
...ogy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "However, a number
of these are probably non-lethal or slow-growing cancers that the patient would likely have died with and not from. Other cancers were so aggressive that early detection with CT did not make a difference." Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer d...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...cervix. "There has been a fourfold increase in the number
of men aged 45-54 dying of cirrhosis since 1970 and a threefold increase in women of the same age group. Liver failure is also rapidly increasing in younger people with the deaths in the UK of 500 men and 300 women aged 25-44, in 2003." Professor Joh...
Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
...r level traditionally requires open surgery, for a number
of years now POF and interauricular communication ...savings in health costs. Suitability There are a number
of methods used in the percutaneous treatment of congenital cardiac defects. Specifically, a number
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...d others in your social orbit die." Martin cites a number
of alarming statistics to show the size of the drug problem. The number
of IDUs is estimated to be between 1 million and 1.4 million. By mid-2000, 36 percent (270,721) of A...
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