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Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...he's not there eight hours a day." He also pointed out
that adult children are less likely to have cognitive deficits, physical problems, or depression than elderly caregivers. The findings from this study could provide useful tools to doctors, who can help identify caregivers at risk for providing poor...
Carrot component reduces cancer risk
...e development of cancer. The research team carried out
tests on 24 rats with pre-cancerous tumours in lab...f Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, carried out
the research with the University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Scienc...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...ensure normal growth, but sometimes they grow more out
than up." Perhaps even more ironically, some of the drugs required to avoid rejecting a transplanted kidney also can contribute to obesity and other problems, Dr. Hanevold says. Prednisone, a non-specific immunosuppressive agent, typically given in c...
Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation
...r of its inception, and I look forward to carrying out
research with my students to achieve the vision set out
by Rick Smalley and Bob Curl for their award," said Wong. CNST officials say Rice, the Houston busin...
Methamphtetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in Midwest study
... drug or to stand guard, armed with a gun, looking out
for police or other authorities. One positive found in the research was the response of the community. "What we've seen is that in the rural community, the community steps up," Kingery said. "When you have a small community, they know who's doing w...
Children's Hospital Oakland opens new $5.6 million infectious disease lab
...awards CHORI scientists received placed CHORI 14th out
of 113 children's hospitals and pediatric departments in the United States, according to data provided by The National Association of Children's Hospitals in their most recent survey....
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
...ers? A team of researchers in Madrid recently set out
to find the answer. The results of their clinical trial, published in the February 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), suggest that local steroid injection is just as effective as surgery for...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...yo researchers also are conducting studies to find out
which rheumatoid arthritis patients are at highest risk for heart failure and to identify whether arthritis medications are protective or contributors to heart failure. In the meantime, Dr. Nicola says, "Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should be ...
States find alternate routes to health coverage
...ealth initiatives. Other states continued to reach out
to the private-sector to build partnerships, with many seeking new opportunities for collaboration. Many of these strategies seek to bolster employer-sponsored insurance by helping small employers offer coverage or enabling low-income workers to purc...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...h of this link, researchers at the Mayo Clinic set out
to investigate whether RA patients are more vulnerable to this form of heart disease. Published in the February 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), their findings indicate RA as a significant...
Anti-depressants used during pregnancy linked to neonatal withdrawal syndrome
...carefully reviewed in the original reports to rule out
alternative causes of withdrawal syndrome. The investigators found that by November 2003, a total of 93 cases of SSRI use associated with either neonatal convulsions or withdrawal syndrome had been reported, suggesting a possible causal relationship....
Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading
...to use community matrons to help keep older people out
of hospital may be based on misleading data, warn researchers in this week's BMJ . The new plans aim to cut hospital stays by tracking admission rates among older patients and then using specially trained nurses to care for them at home. But Martin ...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
...deaths occur when the heart's rhythm suddenly goes out
of sync, causing the heart to stop. But an 'inver...ers of ICD implantation centres in England to find out
why eligible patients are being denied the treatment. They found three main explanations - overall f...
Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
...sees big, high-contrast bars, it effectively tunes out
because there is no object hidden in the bars. But...t information in the same way, so they do not tune out
the bars, and they can actually perform the task better. "As we get older, it becomes harder to con...
University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
...e a fellowship for training young physicians to go out
into the community and treat autism. The Fades, who have a family member with autism, made a $5 million donation in 2000 to help found the UW Autism Center. Autism is the most common developmental disability in the United States, affecting more you...
Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery
...he brain imaging and interpretation that will rule out
other conditions such as seizure disorders, brain infections, brain swelling, tumors or hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain), Schwamm said. Many rural hospitals lack the support needed to give tPA, such as immediate access to radiologists and n...
Illness and medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies
...ers to lose time from work. The research, carried out
jointly by researchers at Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School, and supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is the first in-depth study of medical causes of bankruptcy. With the cooperation of bankruptcy judges in five...
Rat whisking may provide insight into debilitating eye disorder
..., but in blepharospasm this blinking response gets out
of control. The resulting muscle spasms can be so intense that the eyelids remain forcefully closed for several hours at a time. "The human eyeblink reflex circuit appears to share a common anatomy and physiology with the neural circuit that cont...
Third of European cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies
... in the UK. The survey of 956 patients was carried out
by members of the European Oncology Nursing Societ... growth industry and some patients pay large sums out
of their own pockets to access it. "We must also have appropriate legislation and regulation in Euro...
New treatment rivals chemotherapy for lymphoma, U-M study finds
...I 131 tositumomab, combines an antibody that seeks out
cancer cells, and a radioactive form of the element iodine. When injected, it travels like a guided missile through the bloodstream to bind to a protein found on the surface of the cancerous cells. The radiation zaps these malignant cells with minima...
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