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Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care

CINCINNATI--Health-care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice those of people considered to be of normal weight, says a study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers....... The study found that medical expenditures for morbidly obese adults in the year 2000 were 81 percent more than for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more than overweight adults, and 47 percent more than obes...

Detrol LA combined with standard treatment for enlarged prostate is twice as effective

New York, November 4, 2004 Combination therapy with Pfizer Inc's DETROL LA (tolterodine tartrate extended release capsules) and an alpha blocker, a standard treatment for enlarged prostate, was twice as effective in relieving overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms as the alpha blocker alone in men with both bladder obstruction and OAB, according to a study published in the October issue of the Britis...

Respiratory therapists twice as likely to have asthma than other therapists

Respiratory therapists are at an increased risk of developing asthma and asthma-related symptoms due to their involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with respiratory conditions. A new study in the October issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), showed that respiratory therapists have an elevated prevalence of asthma diagnosis...

Twice daily imatinib could improve outcome for people with specific form of gastro-intestinal cancer

This release is also available in <a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/staticrel.php?view=LancetEvI...">German. Results of a randomised trial in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggest that a single daily 400 mg dose of imatinib--known to be a first-choice treatment for gastro-intestinal stromal tumours (GIST)--is sufficient to induce a therapeutic response; a doubling of a daily dose can slightly...

Teenage smoking still 'worryingly high': Girls twice as likely as boys to puff away

The number of teenagers smoking remains worryingly high, with girls twice as likely as boys to take it up, according to ESRC-sponsored research tracking the habits of a large group of youngsters over the past six years....... Research led by Dr Mark Conner, of the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, involved questionnaires for all the group and breath or saliva tests for some. The research...

Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 or 2 mutations twice as likely to have double mastectomy

Washington, DC -- Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation are twice as likely to opt for bilateral or double mastectomy, taking the most aggressive surgical stance to treat their current cancer and reduce their risk for future breast cancer. ...... The study, led by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center's Lombardi Comprehensive Ca...

Breast cancer patients with BRCA 1/2 mutations twice as likely to choose double mastectomy

Alexandria, VA--Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who test positive for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are twice as likely as non-carriers to opt for a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of cancer in the opposite breast, according to the first large-scale study evaluating the impact of genetic counseling and testing on breast cancer treatment decisions. ...... An accompanying editorial di...

The BMJ guide to wickedness

... ... ...... Several articles in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ offer a comprehensive guide for the corrupt and incompetent.... ...The first study shows how performance targets encourage gaming and "creative accounting" of data. The authors describe how to manipulate hospital waiting times and suggests that p...

Female smokers are twice as likely as male smokers to develop lung cancer

CHICAGO Women have double the risk of developing lung cancer from tobacco use than do men, according to 10 years of research using computed tomography (CT) screening. The study also found that the risk for lung cancer increases with the amount of tobacco smoked and as a smoker ages.... ...The research was presented today at the 89th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Soci...

US women endure twice the surgical biopsies as British for same cancer detection rate

Although the rate of breast cancer detection is similar in the two countries, US doctors perform two to three times more open surgical biopsies than British doctors. In addition, American women are recalled, or referred for further testing, twice as often as British women, according to a study by UCSF radiologist Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD.... ...Women in both countries who are recalled undergo ad...

Poor patients twice as likely to die from heart disease

ATLANTA In the first analysis of its kind, Duke University Medical Center researchers have shown that the poorest of poor Americans are more than twice as likely to die of severe heart disease than similar patients with higher incomes. Furthermore, it may be that the main explanation comes from what happens in these patients lives after hospital discharge.... The researchers studied 2,207-p...

Left handers at twice the risk of inflammatory bowel disease

[Inflammatory bowel disease and laterality: is left handedness a risk?...2001; 49: 199-202] ... ...Left handers seem to be at twice the risk of developing inflammatory bowel...disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, suggests research...in Gut.... ...The research focused on two national groups of people born in 1958 and 1970...in Great Britain, who were monitored by questionnair...

Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die

.BARCELONA, Spain -- A new analysis of data gathered from an international drug.study shows that patients in Latin America were treated with a more conservative.approach and were nearly twice as likely to die within a month of being.hospitalized for heart problems than were patients treated in North America.. .The study also found that the Latin American patients received far fewer.diagnostic pr...

WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths

.University Park, Pa. -- Two key public programs under political scrutiny -- the.Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and.Medicaid -- have reduced infant deaths, says researchers.. . "WIC and Medicaid have helped poor women reduce infant mortality on two.levels," says Dr. Karen P. Carver, assistant professor of sociology at Penn.State and a research...

Study: Among Heart Failure Patients, Women Survive Twice As Long As Men

. CHAPEL HILL -- For still unknown reasons, women with advanced.congestive heart failure survive twice as long as men with the same.life-threatening condition, according to a new study. The increased life.expectancy among women cannot be attributed to differences between the sexes in.medical treatment, the research shows. . Congestive heart failure, in which the weakened heart cannot...

Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air

.ANN ARBOR---A University of Michigan School of Public Health study of candles.purchased from stores in southeast Michigan shows that some candles on the.market today are made with wicks that have either lead or lead cores that emit.potentially dangerous levels of lead into the air.. .The study is by Jerome Nriagu, a professor of environmental health sciences, who.examined lead emissions from 15...
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