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March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...r family violence leads to decreased disability or premature death. As a result, the Task Force could not determine the balance between the benefits and harms of screening for family violence and does not recommend for or against routine screening of parents or guardians for the physical abuse or neglect of c...

New therapeutic approach for sickle cell disease

...ed by chronic anemia, episodes of severe pain, and premature death. It is caused by an error in one of the gene...n pain, stroke, heart attacks, kidney failure, and premature death in adults and children. Although there is no cure for sickle cell disease, treatments are ava...

Computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation improves substance-abuse treatment response

... said. "Decreased lengths of stay in treatment and premature discharge have been linked with subsequent addiction-related problems. This treatment program provides a method to address at least some of the factors contributing to these problems." Grohman and Fals-Stewart next will be following patients for one ...

New eggs continue to develop in adult mice

...n. This, in turn, could possibly be used to delay premature ovarian failure as well as menopause and may help women maintain their health for a longer period of time." Tilly's group began by comparing the numbers of healthy and degenerating follicles in the ovaries of a particular strain of mice from birth t...

Ovarian tissue storage and later transplant shows promise for women infertile from cancer therapy

...rapy, radiotherapy, and radical surgery can induce premature menopause and infertility in hundreds of thousands of women of reproductive age every year. One of the ways to possibly preserve fertility before these treatments is to freeze (cryopreserve) ovarian tissue for later transplantation. Kutluk Okta...

March 2, 2004, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet

...at such screenings lead to decreased disability or premature death, and it says that no studies address the harms of screening and interventions for family and intimate partner violence. As a result, the Task Force could not determine the balance between the benefits and harms of screening for family violence....

Newborn brain injuries stem from infections, not delivery

... The Hopkins team reviewed medical records of 150 premature babies who had white matter injuries and were born between May 1994 and September 2001. They compared each baby's delivery to that of the next healthy baby delivered at the same gestational age (23-24 weeks), looking for causes of problems. The ...

UF research adds to evidence that unborn children hear 'melody' of speech

...esearch also may have implications for the care of premature babies. Neonatal care units are traditionally rela...a UF assistant professor of nursing who works with premature babies, said that while a fetus hears its mother's voice whenever she speaks and is insulated from h...

Babies conceived with medical assistance face high risk at birth

...ns. The study showed there was double the risk of premature birth, and death rates were also significantly hig...so had higher counts of intensive care admissions, premature and Caesarian delivery rates, and lower birth weight, though differences were far less marked than b...

Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials

...creasing the potential for irreversible damage and premature failure at ever-lower critical loads."...

Risk for lowered cognitive performance is greater in people at high risk for stroke

...ers hypothesize that cerebrovascular brain injury, premature shrinkage of the brain, blockage of arteries, and cerebral infarction (dead brain tissue resulting from insufficient blood to an area) may also be linked to the risk of stroke and cognitive functioning. "Interestingly a number of strong risk factors ...

The BESST way to judge IVF success

...y IVF cycle begun. Twin births, triplets and even premature singleton births should be excluded, as these are ...e 120 multiple births were excluded, along with 38 premature singletons, this left 290 births-a success rate of 11 per cent. The team calls this the BESST rate,...

Overweight Hispanic youth face increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

...rder to help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease. They suggested that future research efforts focus on improving insulin through exercise, diet and, especially in those at greatest risk with the use of pharmacological agents. In a second analysis from the same study, Dr. ...

Study suggests widespread environmental presence of Enterobacter sakazakii

A bacterium that can be dangerous to premature babies and young infants could be more widespread ...acter sakazakii occasionally causes illness among premature babies and infants. In some previously described outbreaks, infant formula-contaminated during facto...

New device to help premature babies

...a simple device that is ready to help thousands of premature babies in third-world countries who suffer from respiratory difficulties - problems that can cause brain damage and blindness. Dr Kurt Liffman of CSIRO Biomedical Devices says, "The Oxymix device is a simple, compact and inexpensive device to mix oxy...

UNC study reveals few problems banning smoking at NC schools

...co use represents the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States." Others involved in the study, recently reported in the Journal of School Health, included Arlana Bobo Peterson of the University of New Mexico and Drs. Kurt M. Ribisl, Allan B. Steckler and Laura Linnan of the UNC ...

Standardized blood pressure measurement could improve hypertension prevention, care in the Americas

...he condition results in disability and millions of premature deaths each year from stroke and heart disease, heart failure, and kidney failure, with these illnesses causing suffering, reduced productivity, and economic losses in every nation in the Western Hemisphere. Some prevalence surveys have ind...

Arteries clog earlier in people with lupus, says new study

...ime that there is an association between lupus and premature heart attacks," said NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. "until now we haven't understood well the reasons. This study gives us a basis to pursue intervention strategies for reducing cardiovascular risks." Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)...

Small and deadly

... smog has been blamed for a 17-percent increase in premature deaths from heart and lung disease, according to recent studies by Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health, among others. Nationwide, this invisible soot - which is less than 2.5 microns in diameter - has been linked to roughly 60,0...

Poor fitness in young adults associated with eventual development of cardiovascular problems

...g, and family history of diabetes, hypertension or premature myocardial infarction [heart attack], participants with low fitness (less than 20th percentile) were 3- to 6- fold more likely to develop diabetes, hypertension, and the metabolic syndrome than participants with high fitness (at or above 60th percent...

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