Tag: "states" at medical news
Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer
...148,610 adults aged 50 to 74 years, residing in 21 states
with population-based cancer registries, who provided information on meat consumption in 1982 and again in 1992/1993 when enrolled in the Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS II) Nutrition Cohort. Follow-up from time of enrollment in 1992/1993 through Aug...
Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
... report card. New York is one of only a handful of states
to publish mortality data in an effort to raise co...about physicians' and hospitals' records, and more states
are considering adopting the practice. Many medical professionals, though, have long suspected that ...
FDA approves Pfizer's Lyrica for the treatment of the two most common forms of neuropathic pain
... approval to market Lyrica in European Unionmember states
for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain and as adjunctive therapy for partial seizures....
Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions
...ords from state medical examiners offices in three states
- Maryland, New Mexico and North Carolina - whose coroners routinely perform toxicology tests on people who are fatally injured. Some of the 313 cases were excluded because of incomplete information. Overall, the researchers found that 11 percent ...
New therapeutic vaccine for HIV/AIDS eliminates needles and excessive toxicity
...ady progressed to AIDS before starting treatment," states
lead researcher, Julianna Lisziewicz, Ph.D. Though the immune control is not permanent, data shows that antiviral activity of immune responses induced by DermaVir are significantly longer than that of existing antiviral drugs. It is suggested that ...
Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse
... article. In efforts to increase access to EC, six states
(Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, New Mexico, and Washington) have implemented pharmacy access legislation whereby women can obtain EC directly from pharmacists without having to see a clinician or obtain a prescription first. An important element...
Environmental tobacco smoke linked to reading, math, logic and reasoning declines in children
...ctives. "This study provides further incentive for states
to set public health standards to protect children from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke," says Kimberly Yolton, PhD, a researcher at the Children's Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children's and the study's main author. "We estimate...
New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals
...w study of data from 67 children's hospitals in 31 states
shows that many of the same indicators used in adult hospitals can be used to measure preventable complications and problems in children's hospital patients, from post-procedure infections and dangerous blood clots to bedsores. The measurement tools...
Tobacco-company-sponsored parties with free cigarettes may encourage students to start smoking
... receives college funds. "These findings also give states
and communities another good reason to adopt smoking bans in bars and nightclubs," says Rigotti. "Tobacco-free bars and nightclubs are likely to be less attractive as sites for tobacco industry promotions. Decoupling smoking and drinking will likel...
Patient protection laws don't favor health providers
...wed managed care patient protection laws in the 48 states
that have enacted them and also surveyed state reg... laws, Hall conducted in-depth case studies of six states
Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia. The states
were selected to ensure varie...
Drivers with epilepsy are on the road again
...ation for the public, patients and professionals," states
lead author Yushi Inoue, MD, PhD. These are key factors in efforts to modify restrictions for PWE driving rights worldwide. According to Dr. Inoue, there are several countries where PWE are still banned from driving. Restrictions on holding a drivi...
Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA
...cy for protecting the health and safety of people, states
that staph bacteria and MRSA can spread among people having close contact with infected people. MRSA is almost always spread by direct physical contact, and not through the air. Spread may also occur through indirect contact by touching objects (i.e....
Anniversary of one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in the US brings experts together
...said Elders. "If you take a closer look at the 17 states
where routine hepatitis A vaccination should be im...t immunization policies are limited to children in states
with high incidence rates. However, these states
account for only half of all reported cases of hep...
New study shows early ritalin may cause long-term effects on the brain
...hts the importance of getting a proper diagnosis", states
Carlezon. "Although individuals such as teachers and coaches can assist in identifying children with the disorder, an experienced health care professional is best-trained to make the final assessment and recommend avenues of treatment." ACNP, found...
Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants
...seous neuromodulator that potentially affects mood states
and the psychological stress response. In animal studies, it has been shown to alter the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, aspartate and glutamate levels. Hydrogen sulfide also affects the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and...
Voluntary health organizations, publishers announce major information initiative
...n Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states
and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association f...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...attern of wakefulness to the slower waves of sleep states
and then back to the fast activity associated with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This week, Gervasoni et al. examine the dynamics of the wakesleep cycle. 2. Insulin, IDE, and Beta-Amyloid Lixia Zhao, Bruce Teter, TakashiMorihara, Giselle P. Lim, ...
New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'
...bal dynamic activity that tells us what behavioral states
the animals are going through. "Such cap...nment. With this new technique we can monitor such states
as attention and expectation and how they modulate how the animal processes that incoming informatio...
Prevalence of overweight increasing in young children from low-income families
.../ethnicity groups between 1989 and 2000. Of the 30 states
included in the study, 28 had an overweight prevalence of more than 10 percent, compared to 11 states
in 1989. Also in 2000, three states
had overweight prevalences of more than 15 to 20 percent, while ...
More than 41 million Americans need colorectal cancer screening
... geographic areas. Assessments are underway in 15 states
to take into account differences in availability of screening methods and to further guide local planning for colorectal cancer screening. "These capacity estimates provide a foundation from which planning for widespread colorectal cancer scree...
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