Tag: "womens" at medical news
Northwestern Memorial tests 'pacemaker' for stomach
...cology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and womens
health. Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nations 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nations physicians and is listed in the majority of specialties in this years US News & World Reports issue of Americas Best Hospi...
OHSU researcher co-authors National State-By-State Report Card on women and smoking; Oregon flunks
...Card is the first survey to comprehensively assess womens
smoking-related health conditions and the policies that have proved effective in reducing smoking. The study grades and ranks each state based on 11 health status indicators, and evaluates the strength of state tobacco control policies through 10 pol...
Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay
... breastfeeding, or that, at least in this setting, womens
intentions to breastfeed and their success at sustained breastfeeding simply arent much influenced by such changes in patterns of care....
Secondhand smoke impairs lung function in women
...ological difference between men and women, such as womens
smaller airways, which causes them to be more affected by smoke. Dr. Eisner said that healthcare professionals who care for people with asthma should assess if patientsare exposed to smoke and counsel them to avoid exposure. The researchers evaluated...
New guidelines for managing women with abnormal pap smears
...nal organizations and federal agencies involved in womens
health care. These experts evaluated medical literature from the past decade and used the results of the $25 million National Cancer Institutes ongoing clinical trial of more than 5,000 women with abnormal Pap tests when developing the guidelines. ...
American Medical Women's Association honors Dr. Marianne Legato with 2002 Women in Science Award
...al contributions to medical science, especially in womens
health, through her basic and/or clinical research...ase. As a consequence of all we have learned about womens
health, we are reconsidering and revising our essentially male models of health and illness. This aw...
Special Fulbright awarded to Vanderbilt ethnomusicologist
... to continue his study of the effective ways these womens
performance groups de-stigmatize HIV/AIDS, debunk ...ly available through song texts performed by local womens
groups, said Barz. The methods are effective because the locally popular music and dance forms use ...
Low-grade cervical lesions likely to regress spontaneously in adoloscent women
...uman papilloma virus infection from soon after the womens
first exposure to the virus. The women receive thorough exams including colposcopy, medical treatment and health advice during three-times-a-year clinic visits. Moscicki and her colleagues use a variety of medical and laboratory-based methods to conf...
New study explores pulmonary rehabilitation in women with emphysema and chronic bronchitis
...ne evaluation and research, and various aspects of womens
Problem-solving training helps moms of kids with cancer
.... Yet it appears that the smaller reduction in the womens
unproductive behaviors was responsible for their improved moods. Future research, she suggests, should therefore focus on enhancing the effects of [the training] on dysfunctional problem solving while at least maintaining its effects on constructive...
Testosterone aids older mens brains, UCSF study says
...se, Yaffe said. Some researchers hypothesize that womens
increased Alzheimers risk is related to lower hormone levels. This study doesnt explain how testosterone acts on the brain, Yaffe said, but other studies of mice have shown that the parts of the brain that handle learning and memory tasks are replete...
Childhood sexual abuse proves top predictor for HIV infection in women
...givers need to look more carefully at HIV-infected womens
sexual histories and offer appropriate resources f...erparts. Sexual abuse has its own unique effect on womens
decision-making, Wyatt said. But abused women who live in poverty have greater difficulty moving on ...
Analyses of Violence Against Women Act suggest legislation saved US $14.8 billion
...ng relate to reducing personal crimes and boosting womens
safety, Clark said. A recent national study showed that 55 percent of women experience some type of violence in their lifetimes, and thats just unacceptable. She said that while net savings figures might be overestimates, because of conservative figu...
UCLA study shows contracting HIV can serve as an opportunity for positive change and growth
...ng HIV-positive had a major negative impact on the womens
romantic and sexual relationships, as well as on their thoughts about their health. In all, nearly 80 percent of the women reported that the impact of HIV on romantic relationships and health was primarily negative. Being HIV-positive placed yet anot...
Gene enhances effects of estrogen on good cholesterol
....C. A genetic variant seems to determine how well womens
good cholesterol responds to estrogen therapy, reports David Herrington, M.D., from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in this weeks New England Journal of Medicine. The finding could help doctors identify women most likely to gain a heart...
The Pill may increase the risk of breast cancer according to a large study of younger women
...st Cancer Conference heard on Friday 22 March. The womens
risk rose by just over a quarter (26%) compared wi... give birth to something which has revolutionised womens
lives and is an important issue in womens
rights. The study revealed no increased risk among women w...
Chemotherapy trial proves the worth of including elderly patients in clinical trials
...lerated, and that there were no differences in the womens
quality of life between the two arms of the trial. Epirubicin proved to be more effective as the womens
tumours responded better to it and their cancer did not start to progress again so quickly. The mos...
Surgeons dont offer women choices of treatment as often as they could
... today (Wednesday 22 March) that, in addition, the womens
perceptions of when they had been offered a choice...g their recommendations on their assessment of the womens
need for security, while male surgeons put more emphasis on how important they felt the breast was f...
Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners
... aim being to develop a model of care that ensures womens
needs are met within available resources. Central to an alternative approach is the transfer of emphasis away from a costly, medically orientated cancer surveillance model, which has questionable efficacy, to a more patient-centred, supportive and h...
3D ultrasound telehealth system first commercial test at Indian reservations
...ier in the pregnancy, said Deb Soholt, director of womens
health for Avera McKennan. Telemedicine may be the best method for accomplishing that. Were hopeful the FDA will approve MUSTPAC-3 for commercial use. Pregnant women on these reservations have limited access to specialists, which often means probl...