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Individually tailored health promotions can help working women, research shows

...cross the country because of its flexibility. With sufficient funding and possibly volunteers as well, such programs could easily be adopted by county health departments, businesses or community coalitions....

GPs need more training to help patients with depression

...oblems, say the authors. Either they did not learn sufficient skills or had little time to put them into effect. They suggest that general practitioners may require more extensive training and support if they are to acquire skills that will have a positive impact on their patients....

Exposure to light and sleep pattern alteration

...of bright light lasting just two to three hours is sufficient to delay human circadian rhythms. Furthermore, disruptions in sleep timing can also produce small rhythm delays. Together, these results show that duration of light exposure, in addition to light intensity and alterations in sleep patterns, can aff...

Narcolepsy more common in men, often originates in their 20s

...5 was calculated, a date selected in order to give sufficient time for patients to have sought medical assistance for their symptoms. The incidence rate per 100,000 persons per year was 1.37 (1.72 for men and 1.05 for women). The incidence rate was highest in people in their 20s, followed in descending order by...

Genetic 'bar codes' predict effect of statins

...ere followed about five weeks, which is considered sufficient time for statins to have an effect, says Ruano. They measured low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, bad cholesterol), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, good cholesterol), triglycerides and blood levels of CETP before and after trea...

What causes patients to delay seeking medical help?

...t to do in the event of these symptoms, may not be sufficient to promote prompt action, they conclude....

Long-term survival results favor chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced breast cancer

...xorubicin. A total of 28 patients (45 percent) had sufficient downstaging of their tumor to permit an attempt at breast conserving therapy, or lumpectomy (segmental mastectomy). Of these, 22 (79 percent) had successful breast preservation, while six required complete mastectomy due to laboratory determination o...

Matching for liver transplants could prevent disease recurrence, says Pitt study

...me of a liver of just 12 to 18 hours may not allow sufficient time to perform the test and obtain results before the organ must be used, there may be reason to consider routine histocompatibility testing for living donor liver transplants when the recipient has hepatitis C or PBC, say the researchers. Under the...

Women at highest risk for ovarian cancer are less likely to be screened than those at lower risk

... if they feel that their risk of ovarian cancer is sufficient to warrant it, even in the absence of evidence for its effectiveness." This advice echoes the recommendations of the NIH consensus statement on ovarian-cancer screening. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecological-cancer death in American wo...

Cancer drug proves effective in treating sickle cell disease

...lating in the patients' blood -- levels considered sufficient for optimal therapeutic effects. While hydroxyurea causes a decline in the production of all types of blood cells -- a major side effect of the drug -- blood samples taken after decitabine treatment showed only a small decline in infection-fighting c...

USPSTF urges primary care doctors to screen all adults for depression

...mend one screening tool over another, did not find sufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening of children or adolescents for depression, and found no evidence on how frequently depression screening should occur....

More preventive tuberculosis treatment should reduce cases in non-US-born

...geting latent TB cases in the United States is not sufficient to solve the problem, Dr. Schluger says. You cannot eliminate the TB problem in the United States without looking at the disease outside our borders, Dr. Schluger says. We should be heavily involved in reducing TB around the world. The study was ...

Irregular periods in young women could be warning sign for later osteoporosis

...mon after menopause, younger women who are lacking sufficient ovarian hormone production-particularly those with premature ovarian failure-may also develop the condition. In the current study, the researchers found that 92 percent of the women with POF reported a change in menstrual cycle as the first symptom t...

First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops

...ing only one baby aspirin, a day about 81mg -- is sufficient observed Cox. Data Sources: 2001 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report The analyses contained in the 2001 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report are based on prescription medications for a sample of Express Scripts commercial clients that maintain individu...

Largest ever study on European cancer prevalence shows large differences between countries

...aign against cancer in Europe has not concentrated sufficient energy or resources on primary prevention. They concluded that the expected increases in prevalence with economic development will therefore require more resources and that primary prevention should receive priority. However, the EUROPREVAL figures r...

Update on national asthma guidelines released

... also found that inhaled steroids alone may not be sufficient in all cases. Combination therapythat is, adding long-acting inhaled beta2-agonists to inhaled steroids -- is more effective than simply increasing the dose of inhaled steroids for patients over 5 who have moderate or severe persistent asthma. But f...

U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows

...ne month or less, in a few dozen animals, would be sufficient as final pre-clinical testing. The respondents overwhelmingly said that patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious and deadly scarring of the lungs with no known cause, would be the best candidates for the first clinical trials. They ...

UCSD's Victor Nizet, M.D., receives Pediatric Infectious Diseases Award

...as to prove that specific genes were necessary and sufficient for the production of these toxins," Nizet said. "We did this by removing the genes from the strep bacteria and found that the bacteria no longer produced the toxin. The toxin-deficient strains were then found to lack the ability to produce injury o...

Aventis Pasteur ready to meet nation's needs for tetanus and diphtheria vaccine

...tis Pasteur announced today that it has produced a sufficient supply of the adult and adolescent vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria, Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed For Adult Use (Td), to meet the nation's critical care and routine booster needs. According to the June 21, 2002, issue of the U.S. Center...

Landmark study demonstrates potential for nerve regeneration treatment of stroke

...e brain after stroke. This rewiring is apparently sufficient to promote substantial functional recovery. In terms of clinical implications, Inosine, which appears to have no apparent side effects in animals thus far, has potential as a novel nerve regeneration approach to treatment of stroke and other types o...

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