Tag: "nutritional" at medical news
Many nursing home residents are malnourished and dehydrated, according to UCSF researcher Kayser-Jones
... Poor dental health also contributes to inadequate nutritional
intake," she said. In a 1999 study of 40 nursing home residents, Kayser-Jones and her co-investigators found that only one nursing home resident consumed an adequate amount of liquids. "Older Americans who do not receive adequate fluids are more susc...
Device is safer than tape or sutures in securing catheters in ill children
...tures to secure intravenous catheters that deliver nutritional
fluids and medications to patients. Compared to th...s are used to annually deliver intravenous fluids, nutritional
fluids and medication to millions of patients, many of them critically ill. However, puncturing the ...
First human studies promising for popular nutritional supplement
...s. Marketed online and in health food stores as a nutritional
supplement, CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid. Found in many dairy products and in beef, its biological activity has been studied intensively since it was discovered more than a decade ago. In animal studies, CLA has been found effective in fig...
Beer found to contain potent antioxidant
...ores and supermarkets, where they are presented as nutritional
supplements. "All we're saying is that the compounds we tested have better antioxidant activity than previously known flavonoids," Buhler said. "It takes less of these to do the same job as others and they do a better job with the same amount." The r...
American Chemical Society spotlights medicine, museums and mileage at Washington Meeting August 20-24
New findings about a weight-loss nutritional
supplement, threats to America's museum treasures and a high-performance gasoline additive that reduces pollution will be presented August 20-24 at the 220th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society wi...
UNC-CH study finds N.C. outpatient heart rehabilitation programs mostly under-used
...uction of risk factors such as stress and smoking, nutritional
counseling, aerobic exercise, weight training and education about work, drugs, weight loss and other healthy practices, she said. Researchers did not investigate inpatient cardiac rehabilitation efforts since those are short-term, lasting only as l...
Conference to examine nutritional supplements, medicinal herbs for managing health problems
...o understand the origins and effects of herbal and nutritional
supplements will make up the audience March 24-26 ...ine, homeopathy for children's illnesses, diet and nutritional
supplements for health, herbal preparation and testing and practical issues for patients, pharmacist...
Bristol-Meyers Squibb submits NDA for new formulation of once daily videx(R)(didanosine)
...rthopaedic devices, ostomy care, wound management, nutritional
supplements, infant formulas, and hair and skin products....
NIH grant keeps University of Maryland on the cutting edge of complementary and alternative medicine
...ing acupuncture, relaxation techniques, herbal and nutritional
supplements and spiritual healing. Many of the therapies share a common belief in the need to treat the "whole person" in order to promote health and well being. Berman says about 40 percent of Americans are using some form of complementary med...
Of vasectomies, vitamins and prostate-cancer risk: Hutchinson Center study examines the links
...mins (withand without minerals) and six individual nutritional
supplements: vitamins A, Cand E, and calcium, iron and zinc. Analysis of the supplement data indicates that fewer than one-third of the menin both groups took daily multivitamins, while 21 percent took vitamin C and 14percent took vitamin E. Only 5 p...
Vegans likely short on calcium, experts say
...ase theabsorption of calcium would cause a serious nutritional
deficiency and wouldgreatly limit the choice of foods available for the diet. "It would be difficult to substitute plant foods for dairy products to meet thecalcium requirements. The volumes of vegetables that you need are justridiculous," Weaver say...
Just a spoonful of thiamin?
... anorexianervosa may also develop WE due to severe nutritional
deficiencies. Ofincreasing concern is the potenti...al phase." Researchers do agree, however,that the nutritional
deficiencies caused by heavy drinking can lead to WEand, if not treated, eventually KS. Exact number...
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis
...nd breast milk and isavailable in over-the-counter nutritional
supplements. The researchers cautionthat current formulations of these supplements will not be effective at therecommended doses or well tolerated at the high doses that may be required toachieve clinical effect. In previous studies of low doses of...
Cancer tumors shown to consume large amounts of vitamin C
...issue of Cancer Research, mayshed new light on the nutritional
needs of tumors. "This study is the first to demon...unts of vitamin C. So, itappears that tumors have nutritional
needs, similar to other healthy cells thattake in large amounts of the vitamin," said Dr. David Agus...
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
...ce the risk of HIVtransmission with the well-known nutritional
and health benefits ofbreastfeeding. "Recommendations may be most usefully made at the level of theindividual mother, since communities in developing countries include women fromvaried socioeconomic strata who have different access to safe-milkalter...
Workplace environment can improve eating habits
...nited States, showedsignificant improvement of the nutritional
environment at the 55 work-sites withcancer contro... high-fiber snacks among theirofferings and to put nutritional
labels in prominent places. Competitions wereheld in which employees modified traditional family re...
Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment
...fe circumstances,stress, environmental toxins, and nutritional
deficiencies. Eliminating cancer risk factors--s...oking, lack of exercise, environmentalcarcinogens, nutritional
deficiencies and imbalances, and stress--are importantfor cancer prevention and for cancer treatment...
Soy foods reduce risk of coronary heart disease
...y," says lead author David Jenkins, a professor of nutritional
sciences at Uof T and director of the Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael'sHospital. "These findings demonstrate the power of certain foods in the fightagainst cholesterol and may explain why heart disease is so rare in East Asiancountries w...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
...ans have tested different therapies to improve the nutritional
status ofdialysis patients and combat wasting, such as injections of human growth hormoneor adding a liquid supplement to the patient's blood before it is returned tothe body. There are serious drawbacks to the treatments, however, such asdangerous ...
Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease
... Hellerstein, who also is anassociate professor of nutritional
sciences at UC Berkeley. Research results are reported in the current issue (April 14) of the Journalof the American Medical Association. There were 22 study patients. All participants took part in aweight-lifting exercise regimen that was...
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