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Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting

... people than the general population and people who type for a living. Workers in the group too, miss, on average, a month of work, especially those who seek surgical intervention for advanced symptoms of carpal tunnel. As part of the randomized controlled study, 63 study participants were fitted with a cu...

Study finds herpes virus in 98% of healthy participants

...any symptoms did in fact shed herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1) DNA in their tears and saliva at least once during the course of the 30-day study. The study was undertaken to assess the frequency of shedding of HSV-1 DNA in tears and saliva of asymptomatic individuals. While not the first, the researc...

Study finds that adherence to diet, not type of diet, more important factor for losing weight

...options. Our findings challenge the concept that 1 type of diet is best for everybody and that alternative diets can be disregarded. Likewise, our findings do not support the notion that very low carbohydrate diets are better than standard diets, despite recent evidence to the contrary," the researchers w...

Residual tumor cells are a barrier to targeted cancer therapeutics

...ndent of that pathway." Chodosh concludes that the type of genetically engineered mouse models used in these MYC studies yield results that are very similar to what is observed in patients and that molecular therapies will likely need to be applied chronically to prevent the regrowth of residual tumor cel...

Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk

...number of days per week alcohol was consumed); and type of beverage consumed (beer, red wine, white wine, ...ower risk of heart disease any more than any other type of alcohol, so it's unclear why this would be the case with stroke." He adds that further research w...

Health care costs higher for children with special health care needs

... who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally." Compared to other children, CSHCN use more health care services and thus have higher health care costs. Paul W. Newacheck, Dr.P.H., from the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of ...

Anti-psychotic drugs may be associated with increased risk of diabetes in schizophrenia patients

...s of morbidity, including obesity; hyperlipidemia; type 2 diabetes mellitus; and diabetic ketoacidosis [a severe complication of diabetes]." David C. Henderson, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues, evaluated 36 non-obese outpatients with schizoph...

Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50

...es. More research will be needed to understand the type of incontinence that is associated with kidney infections, as well as whether incontinence typically occurred before or after the kidney infection symptoms. The role of diabetes also warrants further study. The study fills a gap in knowledge about a ...

Heart failure patients treated for diabetes with insulin have increase in mortality

... Previous studies have shown a connection between type 2 diabetes, heart failure and insulin. The UCLA study is the first to identify a high mortality rate for advanced heart failure patients who use insulin to manage diabetes. "Further studies into what is the best strategy to control blood sugar level...

US study highlights clear link between increased fast-food consumption and obesity

...g that fast food increases the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, conclude authors of a US study in this...ar. The effect of fast food on risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes has received little attention. Mark A Pereira (University of Minnesota), David S Ludwig (...

Frequent fast food meals increase weight, diabetes risk, NHLBI study says

... increase in insulin resistance, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease. "Obesity and diabetes are on the rise in this country and this important study highlights the value of healthy eating habits," said NHLBI Acting Director Barbara Alving, M.D. Fast-food c...

Poor response to chemotherapy does not mean poor outcome for patients with rare breast cancer

HOUSTON - Women with a rare type of advanced breast cancer who do not benefit from ...is a striking finding, the first to find that in a type of breast cancer, response to chemotherapy seems to have little to do with long-term treatment succe...

Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients

...ges. Typically patients will continue to need some type of medicine following surgery to help keep their condition in check....

UT Southwestern researchers find calcium intake contributing factor in formation of kidney stones

...over time grow into kidney stones. The most common type of kidney stone contains calcium in combination wi...f calcium intake on stone formation depends on the type of stone, oxalate intake, presence of stones and the efficiency of calcium absorption from the bowel...

Cervical cancer treatment depends on patient age

...arable women under 70 having the same tumor stage, type of treatment and additional medical diseases. Acc...nt of cervical cancer. They are also analyzing the type of treatments given to adolescents with abnormal pap smears....

Pfizer's antifungal medicine VFEND receives FDA approval

...by Candida (candidemia) are the fourth most common type of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections in the Unites States and have the highest mortality rate. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, candidemia occurs in eight of every 100,000 persons per year. Those at risk for di...

Blood protein predicts risk of heart attack

...ms of cholesterol that build up in arteries. This type of cholesterol is abundant in diabetic patients, which may explain why high levels of MBL are particularly good news for these individuals....

Study investigates value of 'center of excellence' designation

... with cystectomy or pancreatic resection at either type of institution. Among patients surviving surgery, however, five-year survival rates for all six procedures did not differ significantly between NCI-designated cancer centers and control cancer centers for any of the procedures. The authors conclude,...

MDCT angiography can potentially help determine which patients are at greater risk of stroke

... that therisk of stroke is dependent on the plaque type as well as the plaque amount. This study appears in the January 2005 issue of the American Journal ofRoentgenology....

Rare type of pneumonia occurring at higher than normal rate among US troops in Iraq

Two deaths have been attributed to a rare type of pneumonia that is occurring among U.S. troops i...o fine airborne sand or dust. Known causes of this type of lung disorder (e.g., drug exposures or parasitic disease) were not identified. Epidemiologic inv...

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