Tag: "poor" at medical news
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
... practices like opening shelters or giving fans to poor
citizens during heat waves are "not enough," they ...blic' shelter. "(Public) money spent on fans (for poor
citizens) should be redirected elsewhere" since "...fans are useless when heat and humidity reach da...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...ly reared in environments of poverty, violence and poor
parenting. Babiesthat twitch, cry or act fussy can further influence how parents treat thebaby. "A baby that isn't cuddly sweet can turn off a parent," Lester said. "For adrug-using mom, this is a real setup for failure, as problems with thebaby and ...
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
...rseveral to be used in tandem, but this results in poor
beam quality. "Traditionally, with higher power you lose the ability to focus a semiconductor laser on its target," Marciantesays. "Rather than a single strong beam, you get three to five weaker beams, greatly diminishing the laser's power andpe...
Four-Year Study Shows Long-Term Effectiveness Of Proscar In Treating Enlarged Prostates
...queeze the urethra,prompting symptoms that include poor
urinary flow, frequent urination,urgency to urinate and nighttime urination. The condition can progressto acute urinary retention or require surgery to prevent furthercomplications such as urinary- tract infections, bleeding and bladderstones. Almost...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
...n living near aninternational airport tended to be poor
listeners and did not read as well asmatched children in quiet schools. Later this year, Evans hopes to report onhow chronic noise affects reading, learning and mental health in the Munichstudy group. The study was supported, in part, by the Soci...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...s, themedication is going to go first. "If poor
cardiac patients are not able to afford life savingmedications, such as beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, and cholesterol-loweringagents, it is not surprising that these patients don't do as well," he said. In addition, lifestyle factors are wel...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
... and weakness. The respondents also demonstrated poor
knowledge of risk factors for stroke, which includ... risk factor was hypertension, followed by stress, poor
eating habits, and smoking. Most people reported getting their information about stroke from telev...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...s to implementtheir own insurance products for the poor
we need to build inmethods to address these barriers," Pollard Shone said. Other researchers in the study included Peter G. Szilagyi, SarahH. Trafton, Lance E. rodeWald, Jane L. Holl, Richard F.Raubertas, Dana M. Mukamel, Andrew Dick and Jack Zwanzig...
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...s. As with primary brain tumors, survival is poor
for patients with metastaticbrain disease. Studies show survival times measured in months, even for patientswho receive aggressive treatment, including surgery, radiation, and systemicchemotherapy. "On average, people with just one brain metastasis s...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
...cluding lowersocio-economic status, which leads to poor
prenatal care, as well as other riskybehaviors, including use of other drugs of abuse and alcohol. "However, with our animal research, we can test individual components oftobacco, determining which actually elicit such effects as brain damage...
About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care
.... They believe that these problems were caused by poor
organisation, lack of knowledge, failure to appreciate clinical urgency, lack of supervision and failure to seek advice. McQuillan et al conclude that the structure and process of acute care and their importance require major re-evaluation and debat...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...ssume that cavities orinfections are the result of poor
oral hygiene. Patients, they say, should be told about the dental risks involved inusing antidepressants. Peeters and his colleagues also recommend: "Prevention should beincorporated in the clinical management of depressed patients. ...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...actice claims generally are the result ofperceived poor
patient outcomes and/or patient injury. MMI works with itshealthcare clients to reduce patient injury through the consistent applicationof MMI's clinical risk modification programs. "The findings from this report reinforce and support our philosoph...
Only Eight Percent Of San Francisco HIV-Positive Urban Poor Receive Protease
...rchers have foundthat very few of the HIV-infected poor
receive drugs to combat the virus.Of those who do ...was started in response to concerns that the urban poor
maydevelop resistant strains of HIV as a result of not adhering to their therapy. The UCSF team look...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...g forother types of HIV prevention efforts in very poor
countries, such as Tanzania,and in those with more resources, such as Thailand," said Elliot Marseille,DrPH, MPP, lead investigator and senior research associate with the UCSF AIDSResearch Institute and the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. T...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
...e's a Pony in There Somewhere") he notes that "the poor
showing ofantidepressants, both in this and othermeta-analytic studies of these drugs, raise an interesting question about whyand how public enthusiasm and faith is maintained in thesetreatments. This is a research question whose importance may even...
Black Teen-Agers With Severe Asthma Are Three Times More Likely Than White Teens To Be Steroid Resistant
...teroids must be used to control inflammation--or a poor
response tosteroids secondary to a genetic resistance to the drugs. "The theory is that with ongoing airway inflammation you get worsening asthmaand diminished steroid sensitivity," Dr. Spahn said. This study of 164 teen-agers treated at National Jew...
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
...eo dramas depicting commonfamily problems, such as poor
school performance and sibling rivalry. Theprogram offers a choice of possible resolutions and potential outcomes for each.Designed for people of varying computer skills, the software requires userparticipation, which may be one reason for its appare...
Brain Regions Identified That Influence What We Remember Or Forget
... problems in memory forrecent events occurs due to poor
initial encoding -- the memory is never formedin the first place -- or later difficulties of storing or using the memories," hesaid. In the Stanford study healthy volunteers were shown a group of photos of indoorand outdoor scenes and then a larger g...
Rat Studies At Yale University School Of Medicine Suggest A New Class Of Medications For Treating Schizophrenia
... relief from other schizophrenia symptoms, such as poor
attention spans,jumbled thoughts and difficulty interacting with other people, according to anaccompanying "News of the Week" article in the journal Science. "The metabotropic glutamate receptors could provide importantpharmaceutical targets...
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