Tag: "positive" at medical news
Families inform roadmap to improve care for dying in nursing homes
... members for basic care." Family members also made positive
comments about care, praising attentive aides or compassionate gestures, despite the often inadequate supplies, wages and staffing. "Many people said that nursing homes were better places to die than hospitals," said Miller. "Residents were known by ...
Stanford study questions accuracy of ads for body scans
...ges. Messages about the happiness and other positive
feelings the scans would provide were found in 100 percent of the ads. Fear-evoking messages and other negative pitches were found in 45 percent. The approaches run the gamut from one ad that has people thanking the company, "You've given us peace of...
New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE
...egral component of treatment of patients with node positive
breast cancer," said William Gradishar, MD, Associ...e HR negative and 62% of patients had one to three positive
lymph nodes. The prescribed treatment was completed in 98% of patients in the FEC 100 plus docetaxe...
Supporters of NIH policy see publishers' gambit as possible diversion
... direction. However, given the current climate of positive
change, this one is too little too late. It emerg...ened public policy," Johnson added. "This can be a positive
move, but it does not begin to approach the public benefit that comes from having an electronic arch...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...volvement can save many lives by building upon the positive
effects of the discovery of his heart disease and subsequent prevention of heart attack. Dr. Shah is available for interviews. TEAM APPROACH TO REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS PROVIDES EFFICIENT DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT With the launch of the Center for Rep...
Jefferson and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. scientists create vaccine for wildlife rabies
.... "We are extremely pleased with these preliminary positive
results. Rabies is not only a public health problem that causes more than 60,000 human deaths per year worldwide but also caused a tremendous economic burden. In the United States alone, more than $1 billion are spent annually for control, treatment ...
Updated adjuvant data presented at SABCS show 30 percent reduction in recurrence
...ent of postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor positive
or receptor unknown early-stage breast cancer. AROMASIN is a hormonal therapy that belongs to a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors which work by blocking the production of estrogen, which is known to play a key role in the development and gr...
Minority teens' views of drug use differ from reality
...ty is important -- that motivated them to assert a positive
drug-free identity as characteristic of Blacks. In so doing, they would contradict the popular notion that Blacks are more inclined to be 'druggies.' For these Black young people, their conscious decision not to use drugs served to shape their sense ...
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
...of the metabolic syndrome. Notably, no significant positive
correlation was found between daily ethanol intake and HTGC. The results suggest that there are fundamental differences in lipid homeostasis among ethnic groups. The authors found that while blacks and Hispanics had similar levels...
Long-term benefits for newly diagnosed patients with CML receiving first-line therapy with imatinib
...or at least four weeks; however, the Ph chromosome positive
(Ph+) cells may still be present. In McyR, less than 35% of cells containing the Philadelphia chromosome (the genetic abnormality that characterizes most cases of CML) are detected. In CcyR, Ph+ cells remain. This study, abstract n21, was published i...
November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...pointment and believed a no-show may actually be a positive
event for a busy clinic. The authors assert that the single issue of respect could underlie the association between waiting, satisfaction and non-attendance. They posit that the norm of reciprocity suggests that a patient who feels disrespected would...
Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning
...believe that they should -- they can contribute to positive
moods in both work and family life by the way they treat employees," he said. "For employees, this spillover effect provides further evidence of the importance of being in a satisfying job. As far as we know, no one has ever looked at the spillover o...
American Thoracic Socety journal news tips for December 2004 (first issue)
...d to determine the optimal pressure for continuous positive
airway pressure (CPAP) devices which are used to s...y about 1 in 3 cases that were identified as virus positive
by molecular methods were also revealed through conventional cell culture analysis. The investigato...
More than 41 million Americans need colorectal cancer screening
...ting (FOBT) followed by diagnostic colonoscopy for positive
tests. Guidelines of multiple agencies and professional societies underscore the importance of colorectal cancer screening for all individuals 50 years of age and older. Approved tests include barium enema, FOBT, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonos...
Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students
...h in an innovative way, has received exceptionally positive
marks in a formative evaluation by WestEd. Develo...e are pleased to see that our programs have such a positive
effect on students' eating patterns," said Peggy Biltz, CEO, Dairy Council of California. "We are d...
Student nurses need better understanding of poverty-stricken patients
...vey also revealed that those students who had more positive
attitudes toward the poor were more likely to believe that societal, rather than individual factors accounted for the health effects of poverty. Coursework related to poverty also contributed. The study recommends that nursing students should ...
Holiday feasting could sabotage liposuction results
...results, the study also found. "If patients want positive
long-term results from liposuction, they have to be willing to eat a proper diet and exercise. Ultimately, it's a lifestyle choice," said Rod Rohrich, MD, ASPS past president and author of the study. "This is especially important to remember as we a...
Hebrew University researcher finds 'sweet' way to help prevent heart disease
...evels, which enhance anticoagulant activity. These positive
changes could prevent heart diseases. The clinical investigation took place at Kaplan Hospital and was carried out by a team headed by Prof. Abraham Caspi, head of the Cardiovascular Institute there, in cooperation with other research groups at vari...
Employment reduces chronic drug use, UH professors find
... factor in drug abuse prevention and education. A positive
correlation was found between employment and the r...sure to substance abuse by family members, lack of positive
recreational programming and exposure to weak law enforcement for the use of illicit substances. ...
New biopsy technique helps assess breast cancer's spread
...d, all the women with an abnormal ultrasound and a positive
biopsy were found to have cancer in their lymph no... rule out the cancer's spread; it can only confirm positive
lymph nodes. Because of that, if the test comes back negative, sentinel lymph node sampling would st...
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