Tag: "risks" at medical news
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
.... "Although conclusive evidence of possible health risks
from chronically taking fenfluramine or any other ...s an increased health risk associated with it, the risks
associated with obesity are far greater. They argue that these risks
can be reduced by weight loss,...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
...urgery. The echocardiogram has additional risks
not present with a non-invasivemethod like the transcranial Doppler. "We have been able to integrate transcranial Doppler with other types ofmeasurements," Rodriguez said. "Our philosophy is that (transcranial Doppler)is just a single win...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...continue taking them. We won't know the long-term risks
of these drugs until controlled studies are comple...side effects, and that patients be apprised of the risks
and benefits of fenfluramines for weight loss. Also participating in the study were: Lewis Seiden,...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...disease. The article describes several potential risks
of screening tests with controversial benefits, in...sibility to inform patients of the limitations and risks
of screening tests---and to refuse to order tests that would violate their medical and ethical judgm...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...Feig analyzed a variety of studies on radiation risks
and mammography benefits. Dr. Feig notes that screening risks
are negligible or nonexistent compared with the benefits. "No woman has ever been shown to have ...
SOA Study Says Social Security Financing Would Be Relatively Unaffected By Largest Expected Mortality Improvements, But Uncertainty Persists
... actuaries can useto identify, quantify and manage risks
and uncertainties." Project sponsors, in addition to the Society and the three socialsecurity administrations, were The Actuarial Foundation, the Retirement Research Foundation, the AmericanSociety of Pension Actuaries Education and Research ...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...timates Problems in converting radon risks
from mines to homes were underscored by the commit...tremely small, making it difficult to estimate the risks
accurately. In addition, the combined effects of radon and smoking create a greater risk for people...
American Heart Association Comment On New England Journal Of Medicine Report OnCalcium Antagonist Nisoldipine (March 5 issue)
...eferred term forcalcium channel blockers) may pose risks
for certain people, including thosewith diabetes and coronary heart disease. Past studies of short-acting calciumantagonists have also found increased risk of cardiovascular complications. Itwas thought that the longer-acting drugs did not pose sim...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...rying tocome up with definitive predictions of the risks
to children from differenttypes of X-ray exams, an...project will measure radiation doses and calculate risks
from suchexams as general purpose X-ray exams; CT scans, which provide athree-dimensional picture of...
Warfarin Continues To Be Underused As Stroke Preventive
...and physicians might be overly concerned about the risks
involved withthis very important therapy." The researchers note that the fact that warfarin usage has leveled off at aless-than-optimal level suggests that new strategies, such as specializedanticoagulation clinics, may be needed. In 1996, Staffor...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...nges are presentingChina with not only many health risks
associated with developing nations -- suchas infec...chealth workers." Merson also cited health risks
related to environmental pollution fromthousands of new factories in China and the import of billion...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...human therapeutic products that involve a numberof risks
and uncertainties. Actual events may differ from thecompany's expectations.In addition to the matters described in this pressrelease, the timeline for clinical activity, results of pending or futureclinical trials, including the trials of ONYX-015, ...
National Office Of Drug Safety Is Needed, Experts Say In JAMA
...rveillance of the most importantknown and expected risks
and regular public reporting on the response of thepublic and prescribing physicians." Operate an early warning system: The system would focus on themedical problems that are most commonly induced by drugs, such as birth defects,aplastic a...
Teen Marijuana Use Is Fueled By Change In Attitudes
...ave become less concerned in recentyears about the risks
of marijuana use, and why they do not disapprove o...orts should includerealistic information about the risks
and consequences of marijuana use andshould present this kind of information not just once but repea...
Antidepressants Can Lead To Mouth Infections
...atients, they say, should be told about the dental risks
involved inusing antidepressants. Peeters and his colleagues also recommend: "Prevention should beincorporated in the clinical management of depressed patients. Clinically,complaints of oral dryness should be elicited at every stage of anti...
New Data Show Evista Reduces Spinal Fractures
...s of follow-up. MORE study evaluates benefits and risks
beyond bone A selective estrogen receptor modulat...or thedisease to directly compare the benefits and risks
of tamoxifen and Evistatherapies. As with most drugs, Evista therapy is associated with some side ef...
Better Survival For Women With Breast Cancer -New Evidence On Chemotherapy
...survival, thebalance of the long-term benefits and risks
favours some months of chemotherapyfor a wide range of women with early breast cancer." __________________________________________________ * Polychemotherapy for early breast cancer: an overview of the randomisedtrials. Early Breast Cancer Trialists...
BioNumerik Reports The Supercomputer Supported Discovery Of New, Non-Toxic Chemotherapy Protecting Agent
...miting, and bone marrowtoxicity, that pose certain risks
and adversely affect the quality of life ofpatients. BioNumerik investigators began their discovery efforts in this areawith the idea that if it were possible to safely increase the total dose or thedose frequency of platinum drugs, this would lead ...
This Week's Forecast May Be A Heart Attack
... the variations of common heart disease and stroke risks
withtemperature and atmospheric pressure," Amouyel says. As part of the MONICA project, researchers had tracked the precise date and timeof all heart attacks in the Lille area through hospital records, physiciancontacts and death certificates from 19...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
DALLAS, Nov. 10 -- The expected lifetime risks
and costs of heart disease aremuch higher for indi...overweight, individuals who are obese haveelevated risks
of heart disease and can expect to incur higher medical-carecosts as a result," says the study's lea...
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