Tag: "victims" at medical news
UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males
...se in awareness and resources to help families and victims
of child abuse and neglect, there has been a slight decline in the number of reported cases over the past five years," says Marilyn Peterson, director of the Child and Adolescent Resource and Evaluation (CAARE) Center at UC Davis Health System. "In 1...
UNC study ties depression, anxiety to fatigue in HIV-positive patients
...t. Unfortunately, more rest rarely helps, and some victims
of the illness report being so tired that they must stop working altogether. Now, a new pilot study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that different factors -- or possibly a combination of several including ...
Brain's efforts to save itself during Alzheimer's may backfire
...nd in portions of the brain affected in Alzheimers victims
where substantial numbers of brain cells have been destroyed. At a conference, Steiner started chatting with Crawley, an international expert on the behavorial actions of galanin and the use of mouse models to study neuropsychiatric diseases. The pai...
GPs prescribe significant numbers of "off label" drugs to children
...re not at fault, say the authors; rather, they are victims
of inadequate product licence information which recommends, for example, that the same dose of a commonly prescribed antibiotic should be given to a newborn and a 10 year old. Licensing, say the authors, is unable to keep abreast of current practice...
Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals
...boosts use of key proven therapies in heart attack victims
ANN ARBOR, MI - Heart experts know a lot about what heart attack patients need: aspirin and clot-busters in the emergency room; drugs like ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and cholesterol fighters; tests and procedures like angiography; and advice on ...
Interactive game could reduce heart attack deaths by teaching rapid response to symptoms
...ould save lives by teaching potential heart attack victims
to react swiftly at the first sign of a heart atta... computer game that teaches potential heart attack victims
to respond quickly to early warning signs of a heart attack by acknowledging the possibility of a he...
Dating violence affects both victims and perpetrators
...dating violence has negative repercussions for its victims
and perpetrators alike, suggest the results of one...ne down -- in the past year, approximately half as victims
and half as perpetrators. In addition, approximately 16 percent of the nonvirgin study participants...
UT Southwestern researchers find automated external defibrilators are safe and effective aboard airplanes
... crews can save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims
aboard aircraft as well as be used for monitoring ...ne, said a means of treating sudden cardiac arrest victims
aboard airliners has been needed for years. "This is an isolated environment. If something goes wron...
CDC funds will enable UNC-CH to help minimize domestic violence in flood areas
... Hurricane Floyd continue to haunt some N.C. flood victims
long after the last emergency vehicle has rolled a... to continue and boost their efforts to help flood victims
avoid such problems in Lenoir, Wayne, Duplin and Sampson counties. With future federal support, fund...
Bullying at work increases sick leave among employees
...tal Medicine. And it is not just those who are the victims
of bullying who take more time off, but also colle...d not differ in any respect from their colleagues, victims
of bullying tended to weigh more and to suffere more chronic illness, such as diabetes and asthma. R...
Cranfield joins the UN fight against land mines
...n 70 countries worldwide and claim around 1250 new victims
each month. Much effort has been focused on trying to find a technical solution to the problem. However, such a breakthrough is unlikely in the foreseeable future. The UN has recognised this and placed greater emphasis on improving the way mine cle...
New research reveals jury bias against whiplash lawsuits
...Vadino, found that juries are more likely to doubt victims
of whiplash than the insurance companies that deny their claims. The Tennessee Law Review study was supported by a grant from the Roscoe Pound Foundation. These cases involve the blameless victim of a car accident who sustains a soft or connective...
First pivotal studies for new alzheimer's treatment published in Neurology
...in Sweden and Switzerland. "There are at least two victims
in this illness: the patient and the caregiver," says lead author Pierre Tariot, MD, professor of psychiatry, medicine and neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. "Maintaining the patient's ability to remember, and to th...
Hurricane tip sheet
...study why people do or do not evacuate and who the victims
relied upon when they had nowhere else to turn. Husband and wife team: -- John Beggs, associate professor, LSU Department of Sociology, 225-388-1119, firstname.lastname@example.org . -- Jeanne Hurlbert, associate professor, LSU Department of Sociology...
LSU hurricane experts
...ey study why people do or do not evacuate, who the victims
relied upon when they had nowhere else to turn and how people react in the wake of a storm that has destroyed their property, their communities, etc. Their Web sites are http:// lapop.lsu.edu/beggs.html and http://www.lapop.lsu.edu/hurpub.html ...
Brain scans of Gulf War veterans show brain damage
...reatest loss of brain cells performed similarly to victims
of the Tokyo subway sarin nerve gas attack. In previous studies, Haley and his colleagues have shown that Gulf War veterans who complain of being sick have genetically lower levels of a blood enzyme, PON-Q that fights off nerve gas making them more...
Conference on youth and violence to be held May 12-13, 2000
...icient attention to the inner worlds of offenders, victims
and those in the immediate school or family environment," said Jerome Winer, M.D., Director of the Institute for Psychoanalysis. "Psychoanalysis concerns itself not only with motivation but also with meaning and how the past so often repeats itself i...
Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities
...lanche Information Center, 89 percent of avalanche victims
are men and most victims
are between the ages of 20-29. About 75 percent are experienced backcountry recreationists. Climbe...
Trauma patients need monitoring for infection risk
...at infection is a leading cause of death in trauma victims
who survive the first few days and this study points to why this is the case and what we can do to prevent it." All trauma patients admitted for more than 24 hours to the regional trauma unit of the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences C...
South Bronx adolescents don't feel safe at home
...g men as the enemy, and police attitudes that make victims
reluctant to report crime." The researchers did not find significant differences between young men and women in rates of exposure to violence. Young women were asked in focus groups to speculate why there wasnt a difference. They felt that women m...
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