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Low-Tech Devices, Home Adaptations Preserve Independence, Reduce Health-Care Costs For Physically Frail Elderly

...eatment group in all categories, andhad spent four times more on health care. Mann said the functional differencesappeared to be directly related to the interventions. "For example, the control group showed significant decline in the FIMwalking item, from 5.43 to 4.77, while treatment group par...

Research Shows Religion Plays A Major Role In Health, Longevity

...ould help themavoid, or at least cope better with, times of stress or personal difficulty. However, even after taking into account all these external factors andcontrolling the independent variables, the researchers found a "strongassociation" still persisted between infrequent or no religious attendance a...

New book on osteoporosis covers preventing and treating 'The Aging Disease' in consumer language

...bing stairs,moderate weight-lifting) three to five times a week generally have more bonemass than non-exercisers. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) beginning at menopause and continuing 7-10years gives women long-term protection against osteoporotic fractures. But likeany medication there are risks, incl...

Livers From Children Are Going To Adults, University Of Pittsburgh Review Of National Data Reveals

... of interest at the ASTinclude the following. All times are Central: Tuesday, May 18 Odds of patient death at low volume pediatric liver transplant programs comparedto high volume programs -- Sue McDiarmid, M.D., University of California, LosAngeles (UCLA) and UNOS (8:10 a.m.) Split liver transplantatio...

New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Is Easy On The Stomach

...y, those who took 800 milligrams of ibuprofenthree times a day showed significantly more stomach and duoden...is at least as effective as 800 mg.ibuprofen three times a day in relieving osteoarthritis pain, notes Laine. Rofecoxib is a type of drug called a COX-2 spec...

Anti-Depressant Drug Shows Promise As Weight-Loss Treatment

... SR, combined with a 1,600-calorie diet, lost four times moreweight than women on a placebo, according to Duke psychiatrist Dr. KishoreGadde, lead investigator of the study. "Since the withdrawal of fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine, there has been agreat need for effective medications," Gadde said. "More ...

Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors Than Cholesterol For Second Heart Attack

...A-1, high apo B, and highD-dimer levels were eight times more likely than others in the study toexperience a second heart attack within two years, Moss says. Patients with anabnormal blood level of only one of these proteins were twice as likely toexperience another heart attack within two years. When apo...

Treating Depression Makes A Healthier Heart

...e who suffer from severe depression are up to four times as likelyto die from heart disease triggered by obstructed blood flow as people who arenot depressed-even allowing for classical risk factors such as smoking and highcholesterol levels. In fact, depression is a greater risk factor than smoking. ...

New Procedure Makes A Successful Transplant Possible

...in solution. Eight patients had this procedure six times over a two-week period. They alsotook anti-rejection medication to prevent the antibodies from coming back, usingthree new drugs: Prograf, Cellcept and IVIG. The rejection antibodies were successfully removed from six of the eightpatients. All six w...

Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment

...onitor, developed by AARDEX Ltd., registers dosing times and dates. The datain the microchip are periodically transferred to a computer for analysis by thepatients' caregivers. The (Swiss) research team consisted of Drs. Burnier, M.P. Schneider, A.Chiolero, C.L. Fallab and H.R. Brunner, at the University ...

Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure

...t of heart failure. Carvedilol is at least three times more expensivethan metoprolol, the other beta-blocker tested in the study. "Carvedilol is a different kind of beta-blocker that has additional effects, andwe wanted to find out if these differences are important for patients. Withbeta-blocker use be...

Stress Speeds Progression To AIDS

...probability of progressing to AIDS was twoto three times higher for HIV-infected men with more than average stress or withless than average social support than for those below the median on stress andabove the median on social support. "We showed that for every increase in cumulative average stressful life...

Stress speeds passage from HIV to AIDS, support retards it

...to AIDS during the 5.5-year period was two tothree times higher for HIV-infected men with more than average stress orwith less than average support than for those below the median on stress andabove the median on social support, the study published in the June issue ofPsychosomatic Medicine reports. "We sh...

Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking

...rs. In other words, just 075 per cent-more than 30 times lower than thefigure found by Jiang He and his col...t disease by 40 per cent. The people whosmoke four times as many cigarettes only double their risk. "So we shouldn't besurprised by the passive smoking findi...

Children More Likely To Have Abdominal Pain During Termtime Than School Holidays

...inal pain at the Leicester Royal Infirmary was 1.4 times greater than during the school holidays. Williams et al conclude that psychological and behavioural factors may be involved in the genesis and presentation of the condition....

Angina sufferers find significant relief with noninvasive technique

...that the coronary arteries are fed. So,this device times the counterpulsation wave so that it occurs right during theheart's relaxation phase, giving a surge of blood back to the heart that itotherwise would not be able to develop. The thought is, if you do this over andover, patients would be able to achi...

Mayo Clinic study reveals new information about incidence of Parkinsonism

...ournal Neurology, shows that parkinsonism is three times more common than whatwas previously thought. In a...loping parkinsonism is actually 7.5 percent, three times higher thanwhat was previously thought. "This finding highlights the impact parkinsonismwill have o...

Men at highest risk least likely to comply with post-heart-attack exercise program, UB study finds

... cycling or swimming at a targetedheart rate three times a week. Before being enrolled, and at every six months in the three-year trial,participants received a physical examination, performed an exercise test on atreadmill, and answered questions about their lifestyle. Dorn found that men w...

Emory University researchers say cholinergic agents may offer relief from tics in adults with Tourette syndrome

...ince it is short acting and needs to be taken four times aday. It can also cause liver damage, thus requiring periodic monitoring of theliver profile. The findings with Tacrine, however, provide hope that perhapsother agents in this category currently under investigation may prove safer andmore effective...

Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms

...o had not taken the drugcontained two and one-half times as much MMP-9 protein as those from thedoxycycline...ted patients. And they contained five and one-half times as muchmessenger RNA for MMP-9. This messenger carries the blueprint for MMP-9 from thegene to the c...

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