Tag: "pressure" at medical news
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...ional therapy for this condition -- increasing the pressure
and oxygen concentration inside the lung in an eff... The liquid allows the lungs to inflate with less pressure
than air, and permits oxygen and carbon dioxide to pass through the air sacs and into the blood stre...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...adedness resulting from a noticeable drop in blood pressure
when a patient stands up. Dr. Kieburtz says that's probably because the drug targets the specific dopamine receptor involved in Parkinson's disease more precisely. "Pramipexole dihydrochloride had a very good tolerability and safety profile," Dr...
Milk Extract May Heal Wounds And Smooth Wrinkles
...tients withproblem wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure
sores and leg ulcers....
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...ping teenagers developsocial skills to resist peer pressure
to have sex and buildingrelationships with parents and other family members to improvecommunication about topics concerning sexuality. Evaluations of theprograms that focus on the development of social skills indicatethat they do help students who ar...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...giotensin II-the link between thekidneys and blood pressure
control (Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1989). When blood pressure
drops, the kidney attempts to counterbalance thedrop by releasing the enzyme, renin. Renin in turn c...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...es to get a good X-ray image of breasttissue. This pressure
often causes a feeling of tightness andmay cause discomfort. Skinner notes that any uneasiness will beshort-lived, however. "A mammogram takes only a few seconds,and it can reveal breast cancer before it becomes a serious disease,"she says....
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...ry heart disease mainlybecause it influences blood pressure
and blood cholesterol and can lead todiabetes." High blood cholesterol is another major risk factor for cardiovasculardisease, the American Heart Association reports. About 96.8 million American adults, or 51 percent of the populati...
Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry
...nelblockers, a medication used to treat high blood pressure
and coronary arterydisease, provided an opportunity to study financial conflicts of interest inmedicine." The researchers examined the positions of authors in 70 articlespublished from March 1995 to September 1996 about the safety of calci...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...eight physical indicators in the body - from blood pressure
to cortisollevels to abdominal fat- that can be measured to give a tangible indicationof an individual's personal stress load. McEwen introduces the concept of what he and his colleagues have labeled"allostatic load," which is the price our bodies ...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...d the right balance." Individuals with high blood pressure
taking both drugs had the highest risk forbleeding...hecombination, patients must have their high blood pressure
controlled," saysFuster. Researchers say treating 1,000 men with the drugs would avoid five heart a...
Diuretic Drugs May Have Clot-Busting Effects
... Feb. 20 -- Diuretics, drugs that help lower blood pressure
byhelping the body to eliminate excess fluid, appe...e drug -- one of the most commonlyprescribed blood pressure
medicines -- may help blunt blood clotting bypreventing platelets from clumping. Platelets are disk...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...hysicians aboutchoosing another type of high blood pressure
drug, or to use the calciumantagonist in combinati...Denver,included 470 individuals who had high blood pressure
and non-insulin dependentdiabetes. The trial compared an ACE-inhibitor with a calcium antagonist in...
Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
... from chronic airport noise,including higher blood pressure
and boosted levels of stress hormones, theresearch...perienced modest but significantincreases in blood pressure
and significant increases in stress hormones(epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol) while the chi...
Could Cardiovascular Drugs Be Linked To Suicide?
...ore, in a five year study of drugs for high blood pressure
the authors found a fivefold increase in the incidence of suicide, in users of calcium channel blockers compared with users of other antihypertensives. Lindberg et al conclude that calcium channel blockers should be considered a possible cause of dep...
Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
...that can strike without warning,causing high blood pressure
and protein in the urine. In turn, preeclampsiam...er complication. Although the high blood pressure
accompanying preeclampsia can betreated with blood pressure
lowering drugs, the only curative treatm...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...g focused on nutrition,fitness, not smoking, blood pressure
and other topics. Researchers measured fat...tudied were overweight. "There is a lot of pressure
on school systems to have their childrenperform well on tests, but the old adage about healthy minds...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...rugs, diuretics and beta-blockers, may lower blood pressure
even better. This study, coordinated by a h...ely to pursue the HSTP-recommended diastolic blood pressure
goal. The 46-month hypertension study, which ran from May 1989 to February1993, did not fo...
Prospects For Surviving Heart Attack Emergency Improve When Clot-Busting Drugs
Are Combined With Balloon Pump Inserted In Aorta
..., as a resultof the heart's failure to pump, blood pressure
drops too low to maintain thefunctioning of other organs. More often than not, cardiogenic shock leads todeath. Barron says use of a pump may improve delivery of a thrombolytic drug tothe site of heart-attack causing clot, thereby boosting p...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...es. Excess cholesterol inthe blood and high blood pressure
can damage the endothelium, resulting in adecrease...el reactivity. The test involves inflatinga blood pressure
cuff on the forearm to block the blood vessel. After aboutfour minutes, the cuff is deflated and im...
Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules
...nfant deaths each year and to protect mothers from pressure
to use substitute breast milk. Taylor's study is ...ree gifts to mothers or indirectly apply marketing pressure
through free gifts or samples to health workers. Taylor concludes that unless there is a commitmen...
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