Tag: "pressure" at medical news
Patient Workshop On Trigeminal Neuralgia Scheduled
...essel comes in contact with this nerve, it creates pressure
which cancause episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the face.Historically, treatment options have been limited and only moderately effective,but recent advancements in skull base surgery have resulted in treatments thatcan elimi...
Despite Progress, More Action Needed To Protect Medical Students From Exposure
To Disease Through Accidental Needlesticks, UCSF Study Finds
...om their own eagerness to learn newthings and from pressure
from others not to ask for assistance," Osborn said. "Students have to be encouraged to say to their supervisors, 'I can't do that. I want to watch you do it.'" In an editorial accompanying the study, Daniel D. Federman, MD, of the HarvardMedical Sch...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...iovascular disease risk factors, such as highblood pressure
and high blood cholesterol. The NHLBI is... Such treatment includes control of high blood pressure
and high bloodcholesterol, weight loss, increased physical activity, and aspirin and otherdrug thera...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
...ressive measures might include lowering high blood pressure
orhigh cholesterol levels further than in other patients, more strict control ofdiabetes, and perhaps medical or surgical intervention. Beginning in 1989, the Cardiovascular Health Study enrolled 5,201 menand women over the age of 65 in Forsy...
Nicotine Patches Are Cheaper Than Smoking!
...not smoking. The author says that before yet more pressure
is added to the NHS prescribing budget, it should be borne in mind that heavy smokers actually save money while paying for their nicotine replacement therapy. Contact: Dr Robert Bunney, General Practitioner, Brannam Medical Centre, Barnstaple, Devon ...
Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day
...throughout the morninghave slightly elevated blood pressure
and higher levels of stress hormones allday and in...ne on dayswhen they consumed caffeine. Their blood pressure
rose an average of 3 points. Lane's study builds on smaller ones in which he found that caff...
New Book (And Web Site) Use 'Currency' Of Aging To Guide And Motivate Healthy Choices
...rom a patient, an investment banker with highblood pressure
who wasn't taking his medications. Why, Roizen wondered,would the beneficiary of a lifetime of delayed gratification, a bright,wealthy, highly educated person who clearly understood the consequences,choose to neglect his health? "I realized he had no...
Help On The Way For Victims Of Paralysis
... skin, where theyrecover signals generated by skin pressure
and other sensory receptors. Theythen send electrical impulses to a control unit that stimulates other cuffsimplanted around the motor nerves to the muscles. This allows movement. "This technology has reached a point where we are getting close to bui...
Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments
...onmental health threatsincluding bioterrorism, and pressure
to be more accountable and efficient.Roper pointed to the following hypothetical examples to show how trainingprovided by the academy could help public health managers: In North Carolina, an uninsured child from a rural area might receive regularac...
Breast-Feeding Hormone Lowers Nursing Moms' Blood Pressure
...higher oxytocin levels in the blood had lowerblood pressure
before and after discussing recent life problems. ...east-fed their babies and12 bottle-fed them. Blood pressure
and blood levels of oxytocin were measuredbefore, during and after the stressful speech experience. ...
Office Stress, Large Family Responsibilities Put Women At Risk
...pellssignificant and persistent increases in blood pressure
for white-collar womenwho hold a university degree... study shows. And unlike men, theirelevated blood pressure
persists at home after working hours. In the Canadian study, it was only among white-collar women ...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...Blood Pressure Study was started in 1977 withblood pressure
screening of 10,423 first-through-third graders in...gher levels of cholesterol, insulin and high blood pressure
in adulthood. Researchers found that individuals above the median for weight gainduring chil...
National Study Suggests Heart Attack Severity May Be Declining
..." he said. "Primary prevention efforts, like blood pressure
and cholesterol control, may have led to lower se...se rate, or had an abnormally low systolic blood pressure
(the first number of the two in the typical blood pressure
statement), showed little change. Thus...
The Whole Truth From Five-Year-Olds
...ords or explain the difference between them. Inthe pressure
of a courtroom setting, evenwell-rehearsed children stumble. Then to demonstrate that children understand theimportance of telling the truth, prosecutors tendask the children to imagine the consequences ifthey or their attorney lied. Invariably, chil...
EBCT May Help To Detect Otherwise Hidden Heart Disease In Older Adults, Find University Of Pittsburgh Researchers
...d-up in thearteries. An AAI is the systolic blood pressure
in the ankle divided by thesystolic blood pressure
in the arm. When there is an obstruction of blood flowin the leg, the AAI will be less than 1.0. A...
Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
... age, sex, race, blood levels of cholesterol,blood pressure
and body mass index (a numerical way to measure bo...ovement in thetreatment of diabetes and high blood pressure
in low socio-economic statuspopulations," says He. Co-authors are Lorraine Ogden, M.S., Suma Vupputu...
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
...the hormones progesterone andestrogen. High blood pressure
did not predict heart disease in women not onHRT. "These findings may help explain why the large-scale Heart andEstrogen/Progesterone Replacement Study recently failed to find a benefit of HRTfor women with pre-existing heart disease," added Dr. Sutt...
Changes In Levels Of LDLc From Pre- To Post-Menopausal Years Not Valuable Indicator Of Heart Disease, Reports University Of Pittsburgh Researcher
...esterol (60-65 mg/dL); andlower the systolic blood pressure
(<120 mm Hg). Using a combination of theseapproaches, it should be possible to substantially reduce the risk and number ofheart attacks and strokes among women in the community."...
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
... as high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, highblood pressure
and diabetes can cause inflammation in the blood vessels, whichcontributes to atherosclerosis, the cause of heart attacks," says Anderson. "Ifcommon infectious agents such as Chlamydia pneuomoniae 'rev up' theatherosclerotic inflammatory process, an...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
... who grew up in smoking homes attained higherblood pressure
and heart rate during physical stress than did adu... allowed to rest between tests and let their blood pressure
fallback to near-baseline level. The researchers measured the students' bloodpressure, mean arterial...
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