Tag: "reporting" at medical news
Mayo Clinic researchers discover enzyme has potential to stop multiple sclerosis tissue damage
...ies for future treatment development. "We're not reporting
this as a cure, but it represents something that could be targeted for therapy," says Dr. Scarisbrick. "We have a lot more work to do." Her colleague, Moses Rodriguez, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist, concurs. "This is a very important enzyme," says D...
Fit seniors better able to react when quick thinking needed, study says
...ed those of the younger adults than those of peers reporting
exercise histories in the low or moderate range. The researchers also discovered motor preparation differences among the participants. "We find that active and sedentary older adults differ in the way they select the correct response," Belopolsky s...
Medical press releases may exaggerate results and fail to include study limitations
...ized the accuracy and balance of the news media in reporting
on medical science. As a direct means of communication between medical journals and the media, press releases provide an opportunity for journals to influence how the research is translated into news. Our findings suggest journals could make more of ...
Research presentations at scientific meetings often receive unwarranted media coverage
...ical meetings in 1998. A total of 252 news stories reporting
on 147 research presentations were found, an average of 50 news stories per meeting. Nine or more stories about research presentations appeared in each of the nation's five highest-circulation newspapers. Thirty-nine of the 147 (27 percent) research ...
Methods used in reporting results of new treatments may be misleading
...expect that medical journals will provide complete reporting
of all important aspects of research on a new trea...ic -- the relative-risk reduction -- was used when reporting
the results of these studies," Nuovo said. Of the 359 articles discussing the results of randomized ...
Acute stress disorder is common among children and parents following pediatric traffic injury
...dren and parents experienced broad acute distress, reporting
symptoms of dissociation, re-experiencing, avoidan...ptoms, with the injured child, the parent, or both reporting
broad distress. Symptoms did not always co-occur in both parent and child. "We need to identify effe...
Novel use of radiotracer reveals extent of mycoardial infarction damage
Los Angeles, CaliforniaInvestigators reporting
at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) have determined that a noninvasive nuclear medicine technique can accurately and safely detect the extent of persistent heart muscle damage after a heart attack.In two studies, resea...
Few women regret sterilization procedures
...5 times as likely to request reversal as those not reporting
such conflict. The study did not ask women to specify the nature of the conflict, so the authors do not know whether the conflicts were about the sterilization procedure or about other matters. "In counseling patients about contraceptive options, t...
New study finds vasectomy does not increase prostate cancer risk
...st vasectomy prevalence in the world and mandatory reporting
of all new cancer cases. The researchers interviewed over 2,200 men. Almost half of the participants were newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. The remaining participants were randomly selected from the adult male population and did not have p...
Simple reminder can help patients avoid dangerous infection
...endocarditis risk. Using a standardized electronic reporting
system, the authors evenly divided a group of echocardiograms such that half included the "reminder" and half contained no "reminder." Of 1,461 eligible outpatients eligible during a six-month period, 969 people responded to a mail survey regarding t...
Strong spiritual beliefs may help people recover from bereavement
...w bereaved people recover from their grief. People reporting
no spiritual belief had not resolved their grief after 14 months. People with strong spiritual beliefs resolved their grief progressively over the same period. People with low levels of belief showed little change in the first nine months but thereaf...
World's first study on surrogacy reveals high quality parenting and no problems
...slight doubts at this time, with all other mothers reporting
no problems. "Since the birth of the child, the ma...volvement with the child seems unfounded, with 90% reporting
no anxieties about this aspect." When the researchers looked at five different aspects of parenting,...
'Power nap' prevents burnout; morning sleep perfects a skill
...ining wears on. Subjects performed a visual task, reporting
the horizontal or vertical orientation of three diagonal bars against a background of horizontal bars in the lower left corner of a computer screen. Their scores on the task worsened over the course of four daily practice sessions. Allowing subject...
Studies often ignore domestic violence committed by women
...as reported to be higher than male-to-female. Such reporting
bias ignores many thousands of male victims and alienates those who demand a more balanced presentation, says the author. "Let's keep working to get better data, but let's recognise the bi-gender nature of this societal ill," he concludes....
Strongest medical evidence seldom considered newsworthy
...newspapers had been press released. The pattern of reporting
was similar in the Times and Sun. Selection processes acted at both stages, but not always in the same direction. For example, newspapers underreported findings from randomised trials, even though they provide the strongest evidence and were more lik...
Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care
...omparison feedback reports utilizing a timely data reporting
system. They present cost comparisons of paper- and personal digital assistant (PDA)-based system development and maintenance, outlining the five critical components necessary for development and implementation of such a system and discuss the benefi...
U-M Depression Center receives $750K gift from Eli Lilly Foundation
...iving patients an automated phone-based system for reporting
their day-to-day response to treatment, thereby saving time, travel and effort; and coordinating care for patients through trained specialists called Care Navigators. "Primary care and community approaches to depression are crucial to overcoming the...
Many young Americans risk skin cancer from annual sunburns
... Americans, with nearly 60 percent of young adults reporting
at least one sunburn in the past year, according t... the lowest rates of sunburn, with about 5 percent reporting
a sunburn during the past year. There was a strong relationship between age and sunburns. While 7 pe...
Know your risk for hepatitis C virus
...ong positive tests and do follow up testing before reporting
results to a physician. The guidelines are expected to be released this fall. Testing for HCV Infection However, in most instances of patient testing, the clinical question is not whether the person has been exposed to HCV, but whether the indivi...
High mental stress linked with increased risk of cardiovascular death
...stroke-related and heart-related deaths than those reporting
low stress levels, according to a study in today's...e a history of hypertension or diabetes than women reporting
low mental stress. These women also smoked more and were more likely to work full time. In ratings...
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