Tag: "worth" at medical news
New European cancer figures for 2004 major efforts needed against the big four killers
...esenting 15.5% of cancers diagnosed in men). It is worth
noting that prostate cancer was the commonest form of cancer diagnosed in men in 2004 in the European Union. Said Professor Boyle: "Lung, colorectal and breast cancer account for two-fifths of the entire European cancer total and lung, colorectal, st...
Herb used to treat diabetes works like modern-day prescription drugs, study suggests
.... Participants were asked to drink about two cups' worth
of the chilled beverage, which contained zero, 500, 700 or 1,000 milligrams of Salacia oblonga extract. Afterward, the researchers used the finger-prick method to draw blood samples from each person every 15 to 30 minutes for three hours. These blood...
Falling in love in three minutes or less
...sychology. "People generally understand their own worth
on the dating market, so they are able to judge ea...," Kurzban said. "The actual behavior of people is worth
more to us than their stated beliefs. In this case, because participants might suffer the consequen...
New study finds kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
...ed kelp in her diet. That led me to believe it was worth
doing further controlled studies on kelp." For the new study, the researchers randomly divided 24 female rats into three groups. One group was fed a high daily dose of 70 milligrams of dried, powdered kelp for four weeks, while a second group was fe...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
...A new study suggests that typical non-smokers' net worth
is roughly 50 percent higher than that of light sm...y had not accumulated much wealth. The average net worth
of all participants in 1998 was about $50,000. While it was obvious that smokers had less wealth, Za...
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
... known risks of long-term antibiotic treatment are worth
it, he says. The drug is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and used to treat bacterial infections in the brain. More than a dozen of penicillin's relatives, known as beta-lactam antibiotics, were among protective agents iden...
Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients
...er with medicine or surgery if necessary, and it's worth
pursuing because patients feel better overall and have better quality of life." Dr. Kountakis and collaborators, led by Drs. J. Chris Colclasure and Charles W. Gross at the University of Virginia Health System, looked at 56 patients over age 60 who ...
Free nicotine patches increase short-term smoking quit rates
...smokers have thought of quitting, it is definitely worth
trying because it can only improve their lives. The good news from our study is that offering free nicotine replacement patches attracts more participants to cessation programs and increases short-term quit rates, which are steps in the right directi...
Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants
...es, but we know enough to recommend that it is not worth
taking any more chances on the potential association. Weisler presented the findings Nov. 19 to the 17th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in San Diego....
Generic drug use varies widely by state, study reveals
...y program, which allows a plan to waive six months worth
of prescription copayments for members who switch from using a higher-cost branded drug to a lower-cost generic within certain therapy classes. With the Zero Dollar Generic Copay program, sponsors save through greater use of generics, and members get...
JAMA editors call for major restructuring of postmarketing surveillance system
...s subsequently shown to be incorrect.) One option worth
strong consideration, as others have suggested, is to establish an independent drug safety board or independent agency for drug safety, specifically to oversee postmarketing surveillance for drugs and devices." "Above all, the agency must be complet...
Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain
... in 2002. Between 1984 and 2001, the median net worth
of households headed by people age 65 and over inc... wealth continue to exist. In 2001, the median net worth
of older white households ($205,000) was five times larger than for older black households ($41,000)...
Very low-carbohydrate diets work for men and upper body fat
...that some form of low carbohydrate intervention is worth
investigating and should be considered by practitioners. The highly negative un-scientific response of critics, if anything, encourages us in this direction."...
Following heart care guidelines saves lives
... evidence that quality improvement initiatives are worth
it, and translate into significant savings in patients' lives, the researchers said. "These findings should be a strong motivation to people, who until now found it difficult to commit to quality improvement initiatives without evidence that they ...
University health study identifies undiagnosed diabetics
...ce the chance of heart attack and stroke, so it is worth
picking up people at higher risk so that they can be treated." Experts predict that the number of people with diabetes will double globally between 2000 and 2030.Both known and undiagnosed diabetes in Scotland is set to increase by almost two thirds...
IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan
...f new vaccines and antivirals. Specific strategies worth
exploring include market incentives, risk reduction, liability protections, compensation for injury, intellectual property rights, tax credits for research, and a guaranteed federal purchase plan. Funding: IDSA believes that the Administration's r...
IDSA offers policy Rx for influenza vaccine shortage
...ideas for making the market more attractive may be worth
exploring, he added. In July, IDSA published a major report, Bad Bugs, No Drugs: As Antibiotic Discovery Stagnates A Public Health Crisis Brews, which outlined possible incentives to spur development of new antibiotics. IDSA believes that many of t...
Researcher says screenings vital to reduce stroke rate
...nce and for all that carotid endarterectomy can be worth
the risk ," said Toole in the British Medical Journal. Toole's co-authors on the JAMA editorial are David Sane, M.D., associate professor of cardiology, and Kerstin Bettermann, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology, both with Wake Fo...
Heat-controlled drug implants offer hope for future
...ry and Biochemistry. The results add to a decade's worth
of work in controlled and targeted drug delivery. ... of a concept that this method of drug delivery is worth
further investigation. Currently, the films release their cargo at 31 C, six degrees below human bod...
Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite
...ervation satellite generate a steady 140 Gigabytes worth
of processed data per day, in the form of 77 separ...ced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) has proved its worth
in varied ways, including oil spill detection, ship detection and measurements of wind and wave fiel...
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