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March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...d unwanted pregnancies, using resources prudently, staying engaged in the natural world to help prevent the collapse of the biological systems upon which all we all depend. Ecological Change and the Future of the Human Species: Can Physicians Make a Difference By Roger A. Rosenblatt, M.D., M.P.H., M.F.R....

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

...ed to the ward in which the first SARS patient was staying became infected. Proximity to the bed of the first case seemed to be strongly linked with incidence of infection-two-thirds of patients in the same bay and half of patients in an adjacent bay were infected with SARS, while only 18 percent of patients...

Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...ding whether they had difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, their frequency of nightmares, whether they were tired in the day or whether they used sleeping pills to help them rest. Those studies revealed a "consistent and strong relationship" between psychological problems, particularly depression, an...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...or their cardiac surgery. Not only are Chicagoans staying here now, we are also seeing people coming to Northwestern Memorial from other states as far away as Florida and California to have cardiac surgeries. That speaks volumes about what the team at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute has accomplished in ...

Methamphtetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in Midwest study

... in a child's family will make allowances for them staying after school, or providing for basic necessities, and the children often are eligible for free breakfast and lunch programs. "All of that may be completely up for grabs when they get home," Haight said. Haight and her research colleagues interviewed...

Cell phone users drive like old folks

...ing teenage years, then declining until age 30 and staying relatively level until age 60, when accident rates climb again as age increases. Six participants in the new study rear-ended the pace car while driving the simulator. Four accidents (one older adult and three younger adults) happened while the par...

Mayo Clinic finds restless legs syndrome in children linked to family history, iron deficiency

...t common symptoms were trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, which affected 87.5 percent. One commonality in the restless legs syndrome patients was a low iron level in the blood (as measured by serum ferritin) seen in 83 percent of the patients, the explanation for which is unknown, according to Dr. K...

Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS

... People with RLS often have difficulty falling and staying asleep and can feel less alert during the day. RLS sufferers may also have difficulty with activities that require prolonged sitting such as movies, long car rides or airline flights. When evaluating patients' symptoms of RLS, it is important for h...

Long-term data show benefit of DETROL LA as first-line therapy for overactive bladder

...satisfaction with treatment, resulting in patients staying on treatment longer." The meta-analysis summarized worldwide clinical trial and postmarketing surveillance data collected during a six-year period, from January 1,1997 to March 2003, in the 100 countries where DETROL LA is approved for use. In 26 cl...

Diabetes among older adults imposed an estimated $133.5 billion cost in 1990's

...e steps we can all take, such as eating wisely and staying active, that can reduce the toll that diabetes takes on our lives." "Understanding the economic impact of diabetes allows a more complete understanding of the cost-effectiveness of diabetes treatment programs and may provide a rationale for employers...

Sleep disorders often indicate multiple health conditions

People who have difficulty sleeping at night or staying awake during the day may suffer from more than just a sleep disorder. According to a new study presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the majority of patients wi...

Mayo Clinic finds ketogenic diet may be started as an outpt treatment for children with epilepsy

... offers data that compared inpatient (treating and staying in the hospital) and outpatient (treating and then returning home) treatments using a ketogenic diet. The researchers said the benefits of outpatient treatment include improved acceptability and ability to maintain and comply with the diet. It also a...

GSK'S Requip(R) (ropinirole HCl) significantly reduces periodic leg movements in patients with RLS

...people with RLS have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep and often avoid activities such as movies, long car rides or airline flights. Requip Shown to Improve Sleep and Reduce PLMS In this study, 65 patients with at least moderately severe RLS and PLMS who met the International RLS Study Group cr...

New study: Small, frequent doses of caffeine best strategy for staying awake

...ns, who regularly experience difficulty falling or staying asleep at night. Another 250,000 Americans have narcolepsy, a genetically heritable neurological sleep-wake disorder characterized by uncontrolled sleep attacks. Due to limited awareness of sleep disorders among practicing physicians, even at top sch...

Experimental drug improves sleep in older patients, Wake Forest Baptist study shows

...all measures of insomnia including falling asleep, staying asleep and total sleep time, as well as a reduction in frequency and duration of napping, he said. Though 40 million Americans suffer from insomnia, McCall said the study focused on patients 65 and older because insomnia tends to be more comm...

Adopting 12-step philosophy may enhance outcomes of counseling for cocaine addiction

...clude attending meetings, obtaining a sponsor, and staying away from the people, places, and things that trigger substance abuse. The study, conducted by Dr. Paul Crits-Christoph, of the University of Pennsylvania, and his colleagues, focused on 487 patients who were randomly assigned to receive 6 months of ...

Emory researcher examines effects of antiepileptic drugs on pregnant women and their offspring

...are considering pregnancy must weigh the option of staying on their medications during pregnancy or coming off of them," Dr. Pennell explains. "In many cases, the risk of seizures is clearly higher than the risk of medications. In epileptic mothers, most AEDs are paramount, simply because seizures during pre...

New calculator provides more accurate estimates of colon cancer survival

...herapy after surgery will improve their chances of staying free of recurrent colon cancer." An estimated 106,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. About 60,000 of those patients may be candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery. The computer program ...

Depression can lead to back pain

...s to be active, which entails getting exercise and staying busy, for example. "We're wondering if depression leads people to cope passively when they experience the kinds of mild pain episodes that most of us are periodically subject to. This in turn may increase the likelihood that pain will become a proble...

The pros and cons of HIV testing in less-developed countries

...elating to treatment. Of three possible positions, staying silentwill abdicate leadership, and endorsing traditional practice will reinforcebarriers to prevention and care; only strong guidance to promote andfacilitate HIV testing will allow urgently-needed expansion of treatment andprevention services." In...

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