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Women who were sexually abused as children more likely to smoke

...t abused to have ever smoked cigarettes. Women reporting childhood sexual abuse were 2.1 times more likely than women not reporting abuse to start smoking by age 14. Women who reported many incidents of sexual abuse as adults also...

Study suggests better use of web could improve infectious disease reporting

HERSHEY, PA-- Better disease reporting information on state health departments' Web sites...ealth care workers who want to comply with disease reporting mandates often encounter logistical barriers," said Kathleen G. Julian, M.D., infectious disease fel...

Studies highlight impact of Sept. 11, Iraq war on adolescents

... attending an inner-city Southern high school were reporting clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic ...e who said they expressed anger the most and those reporting the most negative impact from 9-11. "Very little has been done with children in terms of their reac...

Long term risks of medical radiation often ignored

...ndant examinations. Journals should also encourage reporting of radiation doses in papers. The current culture has taught patients that the mot expensive tests are likely to be the most effective, says the author. In a culture of shared responsibility, any useless risk no matter how small should be avoided....

USP to release first-ever case study book to advance medication error prevention in US hospitals

... the national, Internet-accessible anonymous error reporting program and quality improvement tool used to track and trend medication errors. In November 2003, USP released its fourth annual medication errors data report: Summary of Information Submitted to MEDMARX in the Year 2002: The Quest for Quality, which...

USP releases first-ever case study book to advance medication error prevention

...nd facilitate a culture change that embraces error reporting systems," explained Diane Cousins, R.Ph., vice pre...he recommendations: adopt a nonpunitive policy for reporting potential and actual medication errors; create open lines of communication among departments and dis...

Prevalence of chronic sinusitis may be lower than commonly reported

...stimates of chronic sinusitis that rely on patient reporting may be exaggerated," the authors write. "Chronic sinusitis has been reported to affect 14 percent to 16 percent of the U.S. population according to a National Health Interview Survey. In Olmstead County, where 95 percent of the medical care is prov...

Study finds fewer, but more advanced, colon cancers in postmenopausal women on E&P hormone therapy

... screening. Or they may have been distracted from reporting potential symptoms of colon cancer by symptoms related to their HRT therapy, such as vaginal bleeding. "It's also possible that the hormone treatment only prevents pre-cancerous lesions from progressing," she said. "Study participants weren't scree...

High association between welfare, poor health: Study

...dians on welfare have significantly higher odds of reporting poor physical and mental health, finds a Universit...ricted by long-term disability had greater odds of reporting heart disease than non-welfare recipients. "These findings indicate that adults on welfare struggle ...

Young breast cancer survivors suffer more long-term after effects

...th women who were over 50 when they were diagnosed reporting far fewer problems than those who were younger 44...men who were 50 and over when diagnosed were still reporting it 10 years later, whereas among younger women 22% were still having problems with unusual tiredness...

Leading cancer doctor calls for new guidelines to control early reporting from clinical trials

...t the best treatment for a patient. She said early reporting from one of the trials (MA17 trial on the AI, letrozole) had, in effect, "killed" a sister trial looking at another AI, exemestane, instead of letrozole for extended adjuvant therapy, and other studies were in danger too. "I suggest that guidelines s...

Making smart drugs that deliver the right kind of punch

...hal doses, leaving normal cells unharmed, and even reporting back on their success. A graduate student involved in the multidisciplinary project will discuss her recent work---zeroing in on characteristics that make the devices most effective---at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Montreal, Quebec,...

National Academies news: Clinical research involving children

...ld develop and carry out a plan for collecting and reporting data on pediatric research and its oversight. Plus, local and national professional organizations and research institutions should voluntarily promote quality-improvement efforts in the design, review, and conduct of clinical research. IRBs that r...

Erectile dysfunction has devastating effect on morale

...of sildenafil, and in retrospect, less sensational reporting would have lowered those expectations to the patients' benefit, say the authors. Further study is needed to explore the feelings of men affected by erectile dysfunction and their perception of treatment. Health professionals should be aware of the ex...

Exercise improves cancer survival, reduces cancer risk, scientists say

... walking for 60 minutes each day compared to women reporting less than 30 minutes of walking per day; likewise ...s per day of household activity, compared to women reporting two hours or less each day. Engaging in higher levels of overall physical activity appeared to mini...

Having emergency contraception at home does not boost rate of unprotected sex among teens

... to use them, with 15 percent of the advance group reporting use and 8 percent of the education-only control group reporting such use, says Dr. Gold. But by final follow-up at six months, the differences between the groups ha...

MIT reports new insights in visual recognition

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT scientists are reporting new insights into how the human brain recognizes objects, especially faces, in work that could lead to improved machine vision systems, diagnostics for certain neurological conditions and more. Look at a photo of people running a marathon. The lead r...

National Academies Advisory: April 1 Public Briefing on Safety of Dietary Supplements

...s for safety testing by manufacturers or mandatory reporting of health problems related to supplement use. In DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS: A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING SAFETY, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies describe a science-based approach by which FDA can use publ...

Institute of Medicine Advisory: April 1 public briefing on safety of dietary supplements

...ers, the public, and others need to increase their reporting of health problems related to supplement use in or...over once the products are on the market. Lack of reporting significantly hampers the agency's ability to actively monitor supplement safety, the report says. ...

Intensive diabetes management yields positive results, according to Pittsburgh project

...ns (50 to 60 percent) participated in tracking and reporting data based on the project guidelines, by the end of the study period 95 percent participated. In addition, diabetes educators were hired to provide diabetes education at physician practices on "diabetes days," in order to maximize efficiency with the...

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