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Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...r-city are at highest risk for heat stroke, as are persons
who are infirm or shut-in, the authors say. Conve... In early summer, officials track the numbers of persons
seen in emergency departments to try to detect any increase in visits due to the heat. The ci...
What Makes Tics Tick? Clues Found In Tourette Twins' Caudates
...paring unrelated Tourette patients with unaffected persons
had failed to show differences in dopamine system function, the NIMH investigators were spurred by the fact that Tourette symptoms respond to drugs like haloperidol that block D2 dopamine receptors. They used a radioactive tracer drug, IBZM (iodoben...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...ffecttheir calculations. One is the "likelihood of persons
opting to continueto work at later ages. Even the conditions for this seem to be changingas the physical requirements for occupations on average seem to be decliningin the emerging 'information' age." Another variable is whether the U.S. economy cou...
Rape Victims Find Relief From Posttraumatic Stress Using The Antidepressant Zoloft.
...led clinical trial of Zoloft treatment. Interested persons
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KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...t drugs. Approximately 60 percent to 80 percent of persons
with epilepsy achieve satisfactory control by taking these medications. For the majority of patients, the anti-convulsant medications are the most expensive part of treatment. For those who receive no benefits from anti-convulsants, surgical treatmen...
TB Prophylaxis Unnecessary In HIV-Infected People With Anergy, Study Suggests
...TB prevention resources by focusing onHIV-infected persons
with known TB infection or who have close contact ...clude those who belong to groups, such as homeless persons
and those whoinject drugs, in which the prevalence of TB infection is at least 10 percent. To determ...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...data for 1995shows that the death rate per 100,000 persons
for breast cancer - the diseasewomen fear most - w...rcent for white females.The death rate per 100,000 persons
for coronary heart disease was 81.6 for blackfemales and 60.3 for white females. Q/nmr/1998NewYearRe...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...ies, Reddysays. "Tobacco is addictive not only to persons
but even more so togovernments." Large rural segments of the developing countries may be the place tostart. Reddy suggests that the most cost-effective strategy would be todiscourage high-risk behaviors in rural areas as soon as possible be...
Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities
...ages on the silver screendistort the real lives of persons
with physical impairments or mental illness,according to a new Ohio University study. "Academy Award-winning films reflect the trend that people withdisabilities are becoming more visible members of our schools and society," saidSteve Safran,...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
...0, found an 80 percentreduction in stroke risk for persons
with atrial fibrillation who receivetreatment with aspirin or warfarin. The SPAF II study, reported in 1994,identified the 60 percent of people with atrial fibrillation for whom a dailyadult aspirin provides adequate protection against stroke with m...
Landmark Study Shows Behavioral Interventions Reduce HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behavior
...onductedin the United States found that even among persons
considered hardest to reach,such interventions can cut high risk sexual behaviors in half and more thandouble regular use of condoms. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Multisite HIV Prevention Trialenrolled 3,706 men and women in 37 inn...
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
...ith andwithout the expansion. An estimated 38,000 persons
would be enrolled in theexpansion group. Of these...rug Assistance Program that providesmedications to persons
who do not have access through other means. "An 11 percent reduction in HIV drug prices to the Medic...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
... according to Stall. Findings showed 80 percentof persons
with CD4 T cell counts of less than 200 were following combinationtherapy, while only 40 percent of those with counts of more than 500 were ontherapy. Men with counts above 500 may feel like they are doing fine, Stall concluded. "Many are quite aware...
UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection
...t concern, he notes, is administration of drugs to persons
who havebeen infected for several months or years. Many people may be without symptomsand in good health, but as soon as an HIV-positive diagnosis is made, they areusually placed on therapy immediately, he explains. In Levy's view, current drug ...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
...th earlier diagnosis of HIV infection, which means persons
who know they areHIV positive can take steps to co...UCSF study included data on a random sample of 835 persons
diagnosedwith AIDS between May 1995 and December 1996. All participants had voluntarilysought HIV te...
How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug
...o evaluate the role of Ritalin on working memoryin persons
with ADHD. Brain activity was first recorde...dAuditory Serial Addition Task). As expected, the persons
with ADHD had moredifficulty performing the task unmedicated. Researchers noted from the scansthat ...
Duke Physicians: Clinicians Have Ethical Obligation To Consider Alternative Medicine
...rst principle to consider, he said, is respect for persons
-- thepatients' right to autonomy in choosing care. Clinicians must respect theirpatients' right to be informed so patients can make the best decisions regardingtheir treatment. While clinicians' knowledge of an alternative medicine may notbe expans...
HIV Patients Treated With Protease Inhibitors Are More Likely To Engage In Risky Sex, Emory Researchers Report
...ease Control andPrevention studied sexually active persons
living with HIV and found that thosetreated with p...ikely to report inconsistent condomuse compared to persons
not treated with protease inhibitors. Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D., Emory professor of behavioral science...
American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
...cember issue ofthe American Journal of Psychiatry, persons
with mental illnesses were twice aslikely as those without to report having unmet needs for medical care. Althoughthe Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 was designed toimprove this situation, people diagnosed with mental disorder...
Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations
...yAtlanta hospital. A two-year study of 979 persons
who used the emergency department andwalk-in clinic at Atllanta's Grady Memorial Hospital revealed that 31.5 percentof the patients with inadequate health literacy were hospitalized at least onceduring that period, more than double the 14.9 percent o...
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