Tag: "decline" at medical news
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...rease in oxytocin level, which correlates with the decline
of milk ejection and production, dismissing the lore that alcohol is a galactagogue. Furthermore, the increased prolactin levels are directly associated with the lactating mothers' perception of breast fullness explaining why the folklore may have pe...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...out of some of the misery that's associated with a decline
in health status," says lead author Dylan Smith, P... possible buffer for a person's well-being after a decline
in health. In addition to Ubel and Smith, the study team included U-M biostatistician and research a...
OHSU researchers demonstrate how Alzheimer's disease impacts important brain cell function
...aptic function, and may ultimately cause cognitive decline
in AD patients. To conduct this research, Reddy and his colleagues studied 36 brain specimens from both deceased Alzheimer's patients and deceased non-Alzheimer's adults. The scientists specifically measured proteins that take part in cellular comm...
Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation
...ely to arise through the growth of advertising and decline
in prices effective tobacco control policies, particularly comprehensive advertising bans and adequate taxation rates, should be implemented before privatisation occurs."...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...mic, and behavioral that contribute to functional decline
in arthritis patients. Toward this goal, a team o...tyle. Then, they traced each subject's functional decline
over the course of two years.Over the two-year period, nearly 14 percent of the patients experienced...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
... high-risk women. Understanding reasons why women decline
to take tamoxifen even after education provides substantial opportunities for tailoring patient education to specific groups and developing new classes of cancer prevention drugs. Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H. of the University of California, Davis and ...
Delay in Alzheimer's disease onset seen for first time
...ulness of normal aging and the more serious memory decline
and other problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. Over the first year of the three-year trial, mild cognitive impairment patients treated with donepezil had a reduced risk of progressing to Alzheimer's disease compared to patients who took plac...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
... exacerbations and of asthma-related lung function decline
as those treated with the standard recommendation of daily long-term control medication. Asthma is considered mild and persistent when individuals have acute symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, or chest tightness more than twice a week, but not dai...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...dually destroy brain cells and lead to progressive decline
in mental function. An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. The number of American's with Alzheimer's disease has more than doubled since 1980 and is projected to reach 11.3 to 16 million by th...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...ve each decade. There was no tendency for atopy to decline
as men grew older. There was also no link between ...century, and that the prevalence of atopy does not decline
with increasing age, as previous studies have suggested, say the authors. The reason for the increa...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...re Memory Study, a longitudinal study of cognitive decline
involving 1,140 Baltimore residents aged 50 to 70 years. Total mercury in whole blood samples was measured and the researchers used multiple linear regression to examine its associations with scores from 12 neurobehavioral tests. First-visit data wer...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...U.S. adult population, we documented a substantial decline
in the prevalence of key CVD risk factors over the last 3 to 4 decades, affecting obese, overweight, and lean segments of the population. Among obese persons today, prevalence of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking are now 21, 18, and ...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...rences were detected." A very small trial showed a decline
in visual memory after ECT compared with those who were given anesthesia and nothing else. Dr. David Spiegel, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, has used ECT to treat patients with depression but views its use in schi...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
..."We believe most patients who experience cognitive decline
will return to their baseline by three months or s...e reassessed what we think we know about cognitive decline
attributable to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass versus cognitive decline
due to pre-existing vascu...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...orm of voluntary running) may reduce the cognitive decline
and brain pathology that characterizes AD, the study utilized a transgenic mouse model of AD rather than normal mice. The transgenic mice begin to develop AD-like amyloid plaques at around 3 months of age. Initially, young mice (6 weeks or 1 month of...
Access to mammography may worsen
...gists choosing breast imaging as a specialty and a decline
in the number of technologists testing for mammography certification, community facilities will not be able to meet the increasing demand for mammography services, leading to further delays in diagnosis and a potential increase in interpretive errors...
Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities
...anta Barbara, and Vallejo experienced a 22 percent decline
in alcohol-related crashes involving blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of 0.01% or higher, relative to same-state comparison communities. The concentrated intervention communities also saw declines of 20 percent for BACs of 0.08% or higher and 17 p...
Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death
...pressed are similar to those of other patients who decline
life-sustaining treatment. "The motivations for physician-assisted suicide identify issues for physicians to explore with patients who have chronic illness and life-shortening disease," states Robert A. Pearlman, lead author of the study. "These find...
Health benefits of quitting smoking could be improved by controlling weight gain
...1998-2002 as part of ECRHS. Smokers had a greater decline
in lung function than those who never smoked, and ...started. The effect of increasing weight or BMI on decline
in lung function was substantially greater in men than in women, diminishing the benefit of quitting...
Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests
...le effects of lead exposure. "Despite the dramatic decline
in children's blood lead concentrations, lead toxicity remains a major public health problem. Environmental lead exposure in children has been associated with an increased risk for reading problems, school failure, delinquency, and criminal behavior...
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