Tag: "risky" at medical news
Dartmouth researchers question use of tobacco funds
...ous initial scan and some will undergo painful and risky
procedures before they are declared free of cancer. Others will be diagnosed with cancers that would not have caused health problems even in the absence of treatment (and never would have come to light without screening), a phenomenon known as overdi...
Ulcer bacteria linked to strokes
...ins of the bacteria appear to aggravate an already risky
environment. The cytotoxin-associated gene-A (CagA) makes strains of H. pylori virulent and especially damaging to arteries. Cytotoxins attack cells, causing tissue inflammation and ultimately lesions. By attacking vulnerable areas of the artery w...
Community building reduces young gay men's HIV risk behavior
...18 to 28-in Albuquerque reported a 12% decrease in risky
sexual behavior as a result of a community buildin...ases of 42% and 26% respectively, when compared to risky
behavior rates prior to the introduction of HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy) in 1996, s...
Lower degrees of 'social capital' predict higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases
...or of sexually transmitted infectious diseases and risky
sexual behaviors, according to research by Emory U...nsmitted diseases, as well as with higher rates of risky
adolescent sexual behaviors. The research will be reported Thursday at the 14th International AIDS ...
UC Davis Medical Center ranks
... their doctors perform large numbers of tricky and risky
procedures," said Richard Folkers, a spokesperson for the magazine. "Ranked hospitals tend to adhere more closely to advanced treatment guidelines, to incorporate new findings into patient care, and to conduct research that gives desperately ill pati...
Cigarette marketing can undermine good parenting
...low otherwise well-proven methods for discouraging risky
behavior, according to a new study. Although teens... shown in previous studies to help children resist risky
behaviors, such as smoking. In contrast, less authoritative parents are often emotionally and physic...
Risks and benefits of alcohol consumption vary with age as well as sex
...uries, a greater focus could be placed on avoiding risky
patterns of drinking rather than on reducing average alcohol consumption...
USC researchers develop new way to measure cultural adaptation of youth
...n-agers under such stresses may become involved in risky
behaviors such as smoking. Measuring acculturation is important to understanding stresses and the risky
behaviors associated with them, as well as eventually designing programs to reduce the health risks....
The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
...olved drug-resistant strains of HIV, and increased risky
sexual behaviour in certain communities. In the August issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, J X Velasco-Hernandez and colleagues, from the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, San Bartolo, Mexico, and the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA, us...
UCLA AIDS Institute scientists show antiretroviral drugs can eradicate AIDS epidemic
... patients receiving ARV drug treatment changes in risky
sexual behavior the biological fitness of drug-res...IV infection was extremely sensitive to changes in risky
sexual behavior. They concluded that any behavioral programs addressing HIV prevention and transmiss...
Research shows that male smokers who want a long life should get married
...courage healthy types of behaviour, and discourage risky
or unhealthy ones (drinking, substance abuse, etc). A spouse also makes it more likely that the individual receives adequate care in times of illness. The researchers found that high income had a negligible effect in keeping people alive. Professor ...
Alcohol use, thrill-seeking prove bad mix for HIV-positive men
...y infected. Many of the same factors that motivate risky
behavior in the uninfected may be present in those...y a role in driving sensation seekers to engage in risky
sex if they believed that drinking would enhance their sexual experience, the researchers report. Th...
Former insider hits out at FDAs links with pharmaceutical industry
...mple of how difficult it is to provide access to a risky
drug for those in greatest need. On Stolley himself she says: "It's our responsibility to be dispassionate and not develop emotionally based positions". In April a special advisory committee recommended that alosetron be remarketed on the condition ...
HIV infection rate and risky behavior decline amoung injection drug users in Baltimore
...sers (IDUs) in Baltimore, Md. have decreased their risky
behavior, as well as their chances of contracting HIV, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings showed the incidence of HIV infection among IDUs declined 12 percent a year during the decade-long stud...
Tired medical professionals working long hours may put patients at risk
...skills similarly to alcohol, and the danger is too risky
to ignore. According to Gaba, who directs VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry in Palo Alto, fatigue among health care workers probably presents a danger well outside the bounds of what is accepted from any other high-hazard occupation. The auth...
Endovascular coils beat neurosurgery for treating brain haemorrhage
... ruptured aneurysm and prevent further bleeding a risky
invasive procedure despite advances in techniques. Relatively few patients return to a normal lifestyle and many are left with persistent disability. In 1990 the alternative of the detachable platinum coil became available. The coil is introduced int...
Swaddling may help sleeping babies remain on their backs
...less likely to intervene and change infants to the risky
stomach-sleeping position. This study examined the effect of swaddling on spontaneous arousals during sleep. Twenty-six healthy infants 3 weeks to 6 months old were alternately wrapped in a specially designed cotton spandex swaddle or not swaddled du...
Study: old age wont boost health-care costs as much as some have predicted
...nd beyond, many medical procedures will become too risky
for their older bodies and will be avoided in many cases, the UNC School of Public Health researchers say. The result of living longer will yield because many will not get sick at ages when costly surgeries and other invasive treatments are still rea...
New study sheds light on reasons behind teenage gun toting
...," he said, adding that other risky
behaviors, such as trying drugs and alcohol, are something that many young people experiment with and ultimately outgrow. Steinman analyzed data from a study conduct...
Obesity, depression team up to increase heart-endangering inflammation
... combination of obesity and depression may be more risky
for some men. "We cannot provide a convincing explanation why the association between CRP and depression was much stronger in obese than in non-obese participants. However, it may be that both conditions -- obesity and depression -- share a common gr...
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