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Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment

...frequently and that the surgical and post-surgical risks associated with treating them were higher than had been thought. But the researchers presenting this study had left the interpretation of the findings up to other research groups, said Johnston.The UCSF study was reported in June in Neurology. Physi...

Study finds concussions affect brain behavior in hockey players

...ise serious questions about players' healthand the risks involved in playing the game. Gaetz spent last fall testing nearly 280 players from the B.C.Junior Hockey League's 14 provincial teams, prior to the start of the season.Gaetz has since modified the tests and is now re-testing player...

Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance

..., whounderstood their consent papers, who knew the risks they were taking and whorealized the importance of being 100 percent compliant in their follow-up visits. We neededpeople who went into this with their eyes open." The volunteers reported daily to a Hopkins clinic for three weeks, thensomewh...

Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections

...h that they don't need prophylaxis, she said. "The risks versus benefits must be carefully evaluated. We want to protectpatients from MAC, but we also want to prevent them from developing resistanceto antibiotics," said Aberg, who is a UCSF assistant professor of medicine andalso treats patients at San Fr...

Who should have heart bypass surgery? New guidelines will help doctors, patients decide together

...ors and patients away to evaluate all the possible risks and benefits together," says Eagle. "Weeven addres...ncludes Eagle. "Only through careful evaluation of risks canwe improve patient health while minimizing costs."...

Cigarette smoking cost Medicare program $20.5 billion in 1997, according to UCSF researchers

...tem, 1993) is an annual telephone survey of health risks andmedical care, conducted by state health department in collaboration with theCenters for Disease Control. Co-authors of the study are Leonard Miller, PhD, professor of social welfare atthe University of California, Berkeley and Wendy Max, PhD, UCSF...

Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?

...obably by raising the community's awareness of the risks of suddencardiac death and knowledge of CPR. Rapid CPR can double or triple the odds ofsurvival. More surprising, those in racially integrated neighborhoods were more than twiceas likely to receive CPR. In those neighborhoods, which are somewhat unco...

Wake Forest's largest study will examine whether weight control can slow hardening of the arteries in diabetics

...as been instrumentalis demonstrating the increased risks of atherosclerosis borne by people withdiabetes Wagenknecht said that the reasons why diabetes accelerates the risk ofheart disease are not fully understood. One explanation is that diabetics have anumber of adverse risk factors including obe...

UF researchers show magnetic stimulation may be a safe alternative to shock therapy

...lectrical current to produce seizures.Patients run risks from the anesthesia, and the treatment often produces cognitive problems, such as memory loss, that maylast for months. "Because there are so many side effects to stimulating the brain withelectroconvulsive therapy, we wanted to find any evidence of...

Green tea shows antioxidant benefits in human plasma

...s been linked in other studies to possible lowered risks fromseveral forms of cancer In the study, 18 healthy male subjects between the ages of 23 and 41 ingestedgreen tea extracts in tablet form (including 254 milligrams of catechins persubject - one cup of green tea contains about 100 to 150 milligrams o...

Baby walkers may impede child development

... the developmental datapresented by our study, the risks seem to outweigh any possible benefits ofearly walker exposure," said Burton....

Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section

...esia line placedin order to minimize the potential risks of general anesthesia if a C-sectionbecomes necessary. An epidural involves the placement of a thin catheter intothe epidural space near the spinal column, which allows physicians to introduceanesthetic agents that can be used to block the pain of va...

UI-led study indicates surgery is the best treatment for severe Bell's palsy paralysis

... patients withBell's palsy who are at the greatest risks for permanent damage. The studyresults indicate that identifying this patient population and their subsequentsurgical treatment must occur within two weeks of the onset of paralysis. "If we are going to have any impact, the surgery has to come withi...

The CARDIA Study: Statement from Dr. Claude Lenfant, director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

...an Medical Association(JAMA) spotlights the health risks of obesity, a major risk factor for heartdisease. About 97 million American adults --55 percent of the population-- are nowoverweight or obese. The JAMA issue includes three articles on research supported by the NationalHeart, Lung, and Blood Instit...

Physicians consistent in prescribing hormone therapy

The majority of Ontario doctors agree on the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women and are consistent in their reasons for prescribing it, says a recent University of Toronto study. There is some controversy in the medical community about the safety and effectiveness of HR...

Daughters' vulnerability, source of depression in women at high risk for ovarian cancer

... at the follow-up. Aside from their own increased risks -- including disfiguring surgery and the loss of child-bearing capacity -- 60 per cent of the women in the study reported their leading source of distress was concern for their daughters. "These findings may be applicable to other forms of heritable ...

Few physicians counsel adolescents about smoking

...ians counsel their young patients about the health risks of smoking, according to a study appearing in the ...s as smokers, physicians counseled patients on the risks of smoking and benefits of quitting 17 percent of the time. The frequency at which physicians aske...

NPSF makes safe use of pharmaceuticals a national health priority

...ration, widely divergent perceptions of medication risks and benefits, insufficient knowledge and inadequate education, across the various aspects of health care. The initial phase of the project was made possible by the NPSF, and a public/private partnership reflected in a major grant from Pfizer, Inc, wi...

Spouses of heart disease patients face high risks themselves

...ome spouses do participate, we don't measure their risks and we don't counsel the spouses individually," she says. "We need to think of new ways to inform and educate spouses, to give them a health risk appraisal and urge them to make lifestyle changes of their own and to seek treatment if necessary." Co-...

Lack of private health insurance increases risk of dying, study finds

...n individuals of most U.S. ethnic groups had lower risks of death in the follow-up period compared to U.S.-born individuals of the same ethnic groups. This suggests that the generally low mortality of the foreign-born populations helps to maintain the largely favorable health profile of several U.S. ethni...

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