Tag: "reporting" at medical news
Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security
...component, found similarchallenges with 83 percent reporting
concurrent physical and mentalhealth problems in both the primary caregiver and at least one child. "We were surprised at the high rate of poor health of mothers and other family members," Skinner says. "For the most part, these families do a tremen...
Study finds childhood health is directly related to social class
...as better the higher the child's social class. The reporting
of symptoms of physical and mental ill health was also greater the lower the social class. In parent-reported scores, the researchers also found a clear and significant gradient in threats to achievement, which represents disruptive behavior in chil...
Short-term pain can mean long-term gain for osteoarthritis patients
...on quality of life -- as well as older than 60 and reporting
that their knee pain caused physical limitations and difficulty with daily activities. Prior to their enrollment in ADAPT, all subjects had been sedentary. Each participant carried a pager and a notebook for six consecutive days. Pager tones through...
Study finds condom use errors are common among college-age men
...t the study inclusion criteria (never married, and reporting
putting a condom on for sex at least once in the past 3 months). Forty two percent of young men participating in the study reported that they wanted to use a condom but did not have one available. Some of the other basic problems highlighted by the s...
Peer pressure matters in young adults smoking decisions
... quantity," explains Tucker, "with lighter smokers reporting
less parental approval of smoking and less smoking among friends." Also, she notes, parents who disapprove of their children's smoking may be more likely to discuss smoking and use disciplinary actions against it, both of which limit children's abil...
Are people with mental illness more violent than other people?
...ed by high profile and occasionally sensationalist reporting
of rare, albeit tragic, violent acts. Yet the scientific literature refutes the stereotyping of all patients with severe mental illness as dangerous, say the authors. It is inappropriate that mental health policy and legislation should be driven by p...
Poor health of Gulf veterans not related to post-traumatic stress disorder
...s that the mental health patterns of Gulf Veterans reporting
physical disabilities differ little from those of other disabled veterans. Whatever the nature of Gulf veterans' symptoms, they cannot be explained by exposure to events conventionally understood to be psychologically traumatic, the authors conclude....
Media focus on endostatin helped -- not hurt --
...e media blitz that followed was unusual in medical reporting
because the drug had not been formally tested in h...1997 to 2000 in three newspapers known for medical reporting
-- The New York Times, Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. They found that the majority of coverage wa...
D.C. surveillance system considered a model for early disease detection
...ect disease outbreaks has to balance timeliness of reporting
against the quality of the data. It should be sensitive enough to detect significant clusters of diseases while not being so sensitive that it triggers a lot of false alarms. They predict that systems based solely on ambulatory data will likely never...
Review of preliminary observations concludes the Mayo Clinic Natl Conf on Medicine and the Media
...ters rather than educators, but the public expects reporting
to contain an educational element. Financial and o...n that is both truthful and accurate. Good medical reporting
includes an explanation of why one study has more validity than others. Reporting the failure rate f...
Job satisfaction among senior doctors generally high
...between occupational groups, with hospital doctors reporting
greater satisfaction than GPs. Among GPs, women were more satisfied than men and part-timers were more satisfied than those working full-time. 86% of NHS hospital doctors and 78% of GPs said they definitely intended to continue working for at leas...
Minority children more likely to be evaluated for physical abuse
...st to examine racial differences in evaluating and reporting
fractures of the arms, legs or skull in children. ...lyze differences among hospitals in evaluating and reporting
suspected abuse. "In addition to suggesting that abuse is over-detected in minority children, this s...
Consortium awarded CDC grant to coordinate national health system 'radar' to catch bioterror events
... Their goal will be to develop data extraction and reporting
protocols common to all institutions and to facili... cluster identification steps, and determining the reporting
structure to public health system responders. The American Association of Health Plans will work wit...
Gene therapy success in the laboratory buoys hope for Parkinson's disease
...on University in Philadelphia and part of the team reporting
its results October 11 in the journal Science. "This is more profound. We are actually changing the brain's circuitry as treatment for a disease." According to Dr. Oshinsky and Jia Luo, M.D., research associate at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas...
Study finds increased risk of liver injury with some TB medications
...ng to a UCSF-led, multi-center study. The research reporting
the increased liver injury from the drugs, rifampin and pyrazinamide, was conducted by investigators at UCSF, Boston University, and Emory University and appears in the October 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study is the first large...
Correction for reporting delays and errors may lead to changes in recent cancer incidence data
Adjustment for reporting
delays and errors in cancer data may result in cha...cs is about 2 years. However, longer delays in the reporting
of the data can lead to an underestimation of cancer incidence whereas reporting
errors may contribu...
New statement proposes ways to stop deadly drug errors among heart, stroke patients
... highlighted in the statement include: Improve reporting
of medication errors. Staff self-reporting, currently the most common method of reporting
errors, catches fewer than half of adverse events, Freedman says. "Many doctors are afraid of litig...
Comparing screening instruments for alcohol dependence and abuse
...ive for alcohol abuse among both males and females reporting
emergency-room (ER) use. Both Cherpitel and Robert Woolard, chair of Brown Medical School's section of emergency medicine, noted the importance of distinguishing between "alcohol dependence" and "alcohol abuse." "Patients with mild alcohol problems...
New method of delivering chemotherapy using ultrasound works in BYU lab
...rs alike. Brigham Young University researchers are reporting
in the December issue of the prestigious oncology journal "Cancer Research" that they have successfully tested a new method in laboratory animals that would concentrate the impact of cancer drugs on specific cancerous tissues, thus sparing the rest o...
Patients benefit when doctor uses computer, not paper, to write prescriptions
...21 minutes. Laboratory result reporting
times decreased by 25 percent, from 31 minutes to 23 minutes. "We didn't expect such significant changes," Mekhjian said. When computerized POE was combined with another electronic ...
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