Tag: "risky" at medical news
National Academies news: Clinical research involving children
...SHINGTON -- Federal rules to protect children from risky
or unethical clinical research should be extended ...fer higher payments for enrolling children in more risky
research. To broaden access to research participation among all socioeconomic groups, investigators...
Alcohol use and victimization among college women
...sts that public drinking places, such as bars, are risky
environments in general for violence. In earlier studies of women who reported drinking in bars regularly (two or more times per month), rates of sexual and nonsexual victimization were substantially higher than in general population studies." Par...
Some infertile couples unaware of multiple birth risks
... news are success stories. However, there are many risky
and unsuccessful twin pregnancies," said Ginny Ryan, M.D., UI fellow in obstetrics and gynecology and study co-author. "It's important for infertile couples to be aware that twins are riskier, and from a program standpoint the focus should be on havi...
Increased HIV risk for women with violent male partners
... of gender equality in their relationships, and of risky
sexual practices. Two factors were identified tha...abusive men are more likely to have HIV and impose risky
sexual practices on partners. Research on connections between social constructions of masculinity, i...
Elevated rates of trauma may put urban American Indian women at increased risk for contracting HIV
... and sexual trauma and, as a result, may engage in risky
behaviors that place them at high risk for becomin...r New Jersey, had engaged in at least one lifetime risky
sexual behavior and 7 percent said they had injected illegal drugs, according to the paper which app...
University of Pittsburgh approach has lung recipients taking far fewer drugs
... approach and reducing immunosuppression is not as risky
as some would have guessed. The next step we should consider is a multi-center, randomized trial. Only with that kind of data might the transplant community embrace the notion that radical change is warranted," noted Dr. McCurry. "Personally, I thin...
Parent, guardian job loss may boost smoking among adolescent family members
... events like divorce and abuse are associated with risky
health behaviors," Jennifer B. Unger, the study's lead author, said. "This study extends previous research by identifying a specific life event - job loss in the family - as a health risk factor." The study examined if a family member's job loss cou...
Many drugs prescribed for elderly Americans are risky
...old prescriptions for drugs considered potentially risky
for elderly patients, according to a new study by ...ug, nearly 16 percent (25,550) made claims for two risky
drugs and 4 percent (6,402) filled prescriptions for three or more Beers list drugs within the same ...
Postpartum home nurse visits improve infant health, reduce costs
...s. "The first 10 days after birth is a medically risky
time for new babies. The most common reasons for infant hospital readmissions or trips to the ED in that time period are jaundice and dehydration, both of which are usually preventable," said Ian Paul, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, Penn St...
$25 million funds health promotion studies at UT School of Public Health
...clude tobacco use, unhealthy diets, alcohol abuse, risky
sexual behaviors, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy. Researchers also study issues that affect adult health, such as communicating about flu vaccinations and colorectal and prostate cancer screenings. "During the past 17 years our goa...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
...geon who participated in this study, adds, "It's a risky
operation, but it's a calculated risk in that morbid obesity is life threatening. Obesity can cause sleep apnea, diabetes untreatable by insulin, excess fatty substances in the blood, and coronary artery disease. Weight-reduction surgery shouldn't be...
IDSA offers policy Rx for influenza vaccine shortage
...uenza vaccine production because it is financially risky
and less profitable than other markets. Because the flu virus changes from year to year, a new vaccine must be created each flu season. This is a difficult and time-consuming process. The demand for flu shots fluctuates from year to year as public i...
Gene for diabetes found
...er common form that appears to be protective." The risky
variant of PTPN1 gene is found in about 35 percent...spanics. "In Hispanic families, people who had the risky
form of the gene did not respond to insulin well and had higher levels of glucose in their blood bo...
Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective
...slightest tremor in the surgeon's hands for a less risky
operation. Keyhole surgery is much less invasive than regular bypass operations, and patients recover more quickly with less pain and scarring. The procedure is for patients whose arteries are not suitable for angioplasty, a non-invasive procedure th...
Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London
...inges distributed through syringe programmes, more risky
injecting behaviour in newer injecting drug users, and greater levels of crack injection. There has also been a lack of targeted health promotion campaigns about hepatitis C in recent years....
Urban hospitals bear the brunt of motorcycle injuries
...s. The study also confirms that motorcycles are a risky
ride, compared with cars. An earlier study concluded that motorcyclists were 16 times more likely to die and four times more likely to be injured in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants. "On average, for each day in 2001, there were approxima...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
...ards didn't take into account the very complex and risky
nature of serious illness among kids. In other words, most of the deaths were brought on by factors relating to a child's underlying condition, such as cystic fibrosis or a heart defect, not by a preventable incident or mistake. "This is the first ti...
Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
...ew York State admit they have avoided performing a risky
but potentially life-saving angioplasty on a patient, out of fear that if the patient dies it skews the doctor's personal mortality "report card," according to a University of Rochester survey. The anonymous poll was designed to measure whether the s...
Mandated parental notification laws concerning prescription contraception would affect teenagers
...found that 18 percent of teenagers would engage in risky
sexual behavior (e.g., no method of contraception) if parental involvement were mandated; 5 percent would forgo sexually transmitted disease (STD) services. " this research confirms that parental involvement laws for minors seeking prescription contr...
From town planning to intimate sex: Understanding the risks in our lives
...operas; the part played by emotion in influencing risky
choices; how successful new arrangements are for regulating private pensions and the Internet; the way governments and planners find out about what people want when decisions about the environment, transport or health care are being made; and diff...
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