Tag: "twice" at medical news
Migraine linked to risky heart health
...ase before the age of 45. Women with migraine were twice
as likely to be using oral contraceptives. Women w...author on the study. Men with migraine were almost twice
as likely to have a father with a history of early heart attack. Both men and women with migraine ov...
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...re 1.85 times that of African Americans and almost twice
as many Caucasians as African Americans received a psychiatric diagnosis as the primary diagnosis. The researchers say there are several possible reasons for this disparity, including Caucasian physicians being more familiar with the mental disorder ...
Slow growth in infancy signals poor economic prospects in adulthood
...d been 72 cm or less in height at the age of 1 was twice
as likely to be doing manual work in adulthood as a boy who had been over 80 cm in height at that age. Those who grew slowly as infants tended to achieve lower levels of education than those who grew more quickly, prompting the authors to wonder if s...
Suicidal behaviour caused by antidepressants 'cannot be ruled out'
...empts. They found that patients taking SSRIs were twice
as likely to attempt suicide compared with patients taking placebo. However, no increase in risk was seen when only fatal suicidal attempts were compared between SSRIs and placebo. Finally, they found no difference between patients taking SSRIs and t...
Small increases or 'blips' in HIV levels do not signal mutations leading to drug-resistant HIV
...t, again, detected when blood samples were assayed twice
in independent laboratories. "The lack of any consistency among the tests performed on blood samples confirms that there is no danger from these blips in viral load," says study lead author and infectious disease specialist Richard Nettles, M.D., an...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...th-care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice
those of people considered to be of normal weight,... body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher), is rising twice
as fast as obesity (BMI greater than 30) in the United States. Between 1990 and 2000, the prevalence...
High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks
...mong children. Researchers estimate that asthma is twice
as common in the inner city in comparison to other areas. The study was sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Co-authors...
Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA
...aluate whether fixed oral-dose ximelagatran (36 mg twice
daily) is as effective as well-controlled warfarin (dose-adjusted to a standard level of anticoagulation intensity, INR 2-3) in preventing all strokes and systemic embolic events. Results showed that patients treated with ximelagatran (n=1,960) had a...
Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
...months of treatment with either oral ximelagatran, twice
daily, or subcutaneous enoxaparin, twice
daily for 5 to 20 days followed by warfarin. The researchers found that the primary efficacy end poi...
Rehabilitation can restore some vision after stroke
...puter-based device, usually in 30-minute sessions, twice
a day. During the training, hundreds of visual stimulations are presented on the monitor to the areas of residual vision. Through repetitive use of damaged areas, a process known as neuroplasticity is induced. During neuroplasticity, the nerve ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have double the risk of heart failure
...have found that rheumatoid arthritis patients have twice
the risk of heart failure, or a weakening of the heart's ability to pump blood, as those without rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study to be published in the February edition of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, http://www.rheumatology.or...
Rheumatoid arthritis linked to excess risk of congestive heart failure
...or present, researchers found that RA patients had twice
the risk for CHF compared with the control subjects. This finding remained consistent for all ages, in both sexes, and consistently throughout the duration of RA disease. Among RA patients, the risk was higher in those who were RF positive. ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
... diagnosis, the rheumatoid arthritis patients were twice
as likely to experience unrecognized heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths. Hilal Maradit Kremers, M.D., lead study investigator and research associate in the Mayo Clinic Department of Health Sciences Research, says the study suggests three major ...
Blacks in the South have greater risk of dying from stroke
...s living in the South is 51 percent higher, nearly twice
as big as the 29 percent increase for whites livin...rican Americans living in South Carolina is nearly twice
as large as the increase for African Americans living in New York," Howard said. The reasons for th...
Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
...ammography screening program. They were more than twice
as likely to have their cancer detected by clinica...reast examination alone, but they were also nearly twice
as likely to be told that they might have breast cancer when they really didn't (false positive repo...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
...ercent higher than that of light smokers and about twice
the level of that of heavy smokers. And that wealth gap grows by about $410, or 4 percent, each year that a person continues to smoke, said Jay Zagorsky, author of the study and a research scientist at Ohio State University's Center for Human Resourc...
More homeless mentally ill than expected according to UCSD study: Interventions urged
...nia). Because homeless mentally ill were more than twice
as likely to be hospitalized as non-homeless patie..., patients who did not have MediCal insurance were twice
as likely to be homeless as patients with MediCal; homeless persons with psychotic disorders have be...
Cell phone users drive like old folks
...s for statistical analysis. But Strayer notes that twice
as many accidents happened to motorists on cell ph... not talking. And young drivers were in collisions twice
as often as elderly drivers. "Older drivers were slightly less likely to get into accidents than y...
Sequential MDCT sufficient for determining possible risk of coronary artery disease
...Clinic Foundation. Fifty-six patients were scanned twice
using sequential MDCT, Dr. Halliburton said. The patients had no symptoms of coronary arterydisease. "We compared the results of one scan to the other, and in most cases the results of the scans were similar enough that the patient would have been ca...
$10-million study explores men's role in transmitting HPV
... they must be willing to visit a clinic at Moffitt twice
a year for the four-year study duration. Giuliano is Moffitt's Program Leader for Risk Assessment, Detection and Intervention and a professor of Interdisciplinary Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She is recruiting 3...
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