Tag: "say" at medical news
Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease
... of those with high cholesterolonly. Researchers say
the "inclusion of those with high blood pressure or diabetes"may account for the variation in the response to the therapy. Co-authors of the paper are Shin-ichi Momomura, M.D.; Tohru Ohtake, M.D.;Katsunori Yonekura, M.D.; Weidong Yang, M.D.; Naoshi ...
Component of aspirin prevents antibiotic-induced deafness
...nt of aspirin preventsantibiotic-induced deafness, say
U-M scientists. Clinical trial under way in humans. ANN ARBOR---University of Michigan scientists have found that salicylate---theactive component of ordinary aspirin---can prevent deafness in guinea pigsexposed to a common class of antibiotics tha...
Self-assembly of new microstructured material defies textbook physics
...ng to repelling the beads?" The key to the puzzle, say
theresearchers, is to remember that objects in water, such as the plastic beads,are surrounded by an invisible cloud of ions. Under the experiment's conditions,these ions spontaneously migrate in such a way as to overwhelm the membrane'sown positive ...
Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?
... a quality service to patients is to be sustained, say
a team from the University of York in this week's ...riod when capacity and demand have changed little, say
the authors. Despite their findings, the authors conclude that many patients and their carers have d...
Breast fed babies are less likely to become obese children
...eding reduces the risk of children becoming obese, say
researchers in this week's BMJ. Dr Rdiger von Kries and colleagues from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich suggest that this finding may be an important argument in the drive to encourage breast feeding in industrialised countries. From their ...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...cholesterol-lowering. It's a twofer." Researchers say
the next step will be to determine if lowering CRP levels leadsto fewer heart attacks. Co-authors include: Nader Rifai, Ph.D., Marc A. Pfeffer, M.D.; and Frank Sacks,M.D....
Dartmouth researchers urge caution in communicating results to public
...avoid misunderstandings that affect news coverage, say
DartmouthMedical School physicians. Writing in th...as deemed inappropriate, an assumption the authors say
isunfounded. "It is tempting to place the blame for what went wrong in the coverage ofthe -- study ...
Scientists can now see sense of smell
...recognizing specific odormolecules. The scientists say
their achievement will open the way to deciphering...nternal "language" of smell. More broadly, say
the researchers, the imaging technique can give themnew insights into the machinery of learning, as ...
Seniors need group housing, not homes
...omes if more group housing options were available, say
two Cornell Universityresearchers. Although group living offers seniors lower-cost housing,independence, social interaction and a wide range of household and healthservices, fewer than 1 percent of the elderly live in such housing. That's according ...
Religious attendance linked to lower mortality in elderly
...ciation between religiousbehavior and health, they say
there is evidence that religious participationbenefits people through a number of psychosocial, biological and behavioralpathways. First, frequent religious service attenders reported having largersocial networks and hence experienced greate...
Bacterial vaginosis seems to affect miscarriage in early pregnancy
...k of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy, say
researchers in this week's BMJ. In their study of... 31 per cent have been reported in pregnant women, say
the authors. In their study they found that 24.6 per cent of women had bacterial vaginosis, but tha...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
...shington University School ofMedicine in St. Louis say
drug therapy can help improve long-term results forproperly selected patients. However, Samuel Klein, M.D., professor of medicineand director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University's Schoolof Medicine, argues in a June 1999 edito...
Stress may increase susceptibility to infectious disease
... diseases. They also say
that increased stress may lessen the effectiveness of certain vaccines and can confound some studies of certain illnesses that affect the immunesystem, such as AIDS and autoimmune d...
Elderly should receive the same cancer care as young people
...eceive the same cancer care as younger people. So say
Dr Nicola Turner and colleagues from St James's Un...and receives less treatment than younger patients, say
the authors. They say
that this need not be the case as some elderly people can tolerate chemothera...
Exercise and encouraging a return to normal activities can help low back pain sufferers
... to physical activities should be encouraged, but, say
the authors, patients are often afraid that moveme...healthcare resources and took fewer days off work, say
the authors. The authors conclude that based on their findings, this type of exercise programme shou...
Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment
... andnot clinical trials on humans, the researchers say
the results are so compellingthat ophthalmologists everywhere may want to consider supplying oxygen topatients diagnosed with retinal detachment while they await surgery. Nearsightedness, glaucoma, diabetes, severe eye injury, and advancing age are...
The latest flight jacket gives pilots a real feel for flying
...e than $300 million a year inwritten-off aircraft, say
researchers in Florida. The new tactile f... of enemyaircraft, tapping them on the shoulder to say
"it's behind you". In anothertest, a group of helicopter pilots were blindfolded and asked to hover ...
For-profit hospital ownership means higher costs, Dartmouth-VA study finds
...and health care spending for the community served, say
theinvestigators. It offers insights for health-c...ng in 1995-1996, the investigators pointout. They say
it is increasingly important to examine how this trend willaffect our health-care system. "Our stud...
Bullies need as much help as their victims
... of suicide among this group are even more common, say
Kaltiala-Heino et al. Both papers conclude that bullying affects the psychosocial and psychosomatic health of children and that both the bullied and the bullies deserve attention....
Better psychiatric support needed for children who lose a parent
...y or their surviving parent, might be experiencing say
the team. Led by Dr Linda Dowdney from Sutton Hospital in Surrey, the researchers studied 45 bereaved families with children ranging in age from two to 15 years. They found that both the bereaved children and the surviving parents showed more psych...
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