Tag: "fear" at medical news
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
... in the medical community may not need to have the fear
of them in older patients that we currently have." He adds that the study did not look at patients who were prescribed powerful sedatives to help them sleep, such as morphine, nor did it include patients taking anxiety drugs that also aid sleeping ab...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...tting their daughters vaccinated. "Doctors tend to fear
the worst," he says. But some problems have already surfaced. India is planning to do its own clinical trials, but will not test the vaccine in young girls. "This is not possible until around the age of marriage in India," Ganguly says. Once license...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...ulus (US), such as an eyelid shock. This pavlovian fear
conditioning requires the amygdala, particularly t...ateral amygdala lesions cause severe impairment of fear
conditioning, but the left and right amygdala can independently cause mild impairment. Blair et al. ...
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...cond system in addition to the brain's well-known fear
circuits that probably malfunctions in some peopl...ism." Anxiety disorders previously linked only to fear
Most anxiety research focuses on the brain's fear
circuits and it's easy to understand why. Fear, a...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...arketing." Critics of direct-to-consumer marketing fear
the advertisements lead to over-prescribing. Proponents believe they can serve a useful educational function. This study addresses this issue of over- or under-prescribing. The researchers randomly assigned actors portraying patients with symptoms of...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...become limited by fall-related injuries or even by fear
of falling. Occupational therapy can address the fears, the environment, and the abilities of an individual to perform activities safely. Public and private organizations, such as the Archstone Foundation, are supporting a state-wide fall-prevention ...
Response of New York City public school children to September 11
...prevalent were probable agoraphobia (14.8 percent, fear
of public places where escape may be difficult), probable separation anxiety (12.3 percent, fear
of being away from parents or family) and probable post-traumatic stress disorder (10.6 percent). Hi...
Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder
...ing and illogical fears. These obsessions, such as fear
of dirt or germs, compel the child to perform repe...shoe without washing her hands. A youngster with a fear
that the number 13 will cause bad luck might go to the 13th floor of a building to get exposure to t...
Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks
...s, even in an ideal setting, mostly because of the fear
of causing brain bleeding. But the majority of the doctors surveyed said that if they had appropriate backup from neurologists and a brain scanner available to help them diagnose and treat appropriate patients, they'd give the drug, called tPA. And i...
Fear of falling: It's not only grandpa's phobia
...g middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear
of falling which many of us thought existed only ...ducted the research. "This is strange because this fear
of falling exists in people who have never fallen before. It's an illogical fear. Yet they're so afr...
GMC needs to get its head out of the sand over revalidation
... which is safe and up to date," he says. "I do not fear
revalidation and, like the majority of doctors, would welcome it." Revalidation is not about catching another Shipman or about judges dictating to doctors how they should regulate themselves. It is about safeguarding patients nothing more and nothin...
Study shows doctors and patients think differently about clinical trials
...t barriers to clinical trials, patients identified fear
of side effects as the greatest barrier. In contrast, the doctors ranked this last among psychosocial barriers. Patients and doctors were close in their ranking of clinical trial random assignment as a key barrier (doctors ranked 1, patients ranked...
Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error
...e commitment to professional autonomy in medicine, fear
of malpractice for admitting error, a lack of leadership at the hospital and health plan level and a paucity of definable measures to demonstrate that improvement is being achieved. Some of the notable highlights of clinical effectiveness of safe pra...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
... fewer adverse effects from treatment and had less fear
and anxiety about their cancer coming back than di...bothered by emotional problems such as anxiety and fear
about disease recurrence. They were less upset about urinary problems and less distressed by the nau...
Post-marketing analysis examines cholesterol-lowering drugs' side effects
...nfortunate for patients to quit taking statins for fear
of side effects because that would increase their risk of heart attack." He recommends a balanced, conservative approach. "Doses of statins should not exceed those required to achieve current goals of therapy," Grundy said, adding that it seems un...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...lations called logistic regression modeling. "The fear
of public reporting of higher mortality rates may be driving patient selection in New York, but this analysis demonstrates that mortality is not different once you adjust for risk factors," he says. "As the trend toward public reporting grows, and pa...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
...ts' lives, they are able to go on vacation without fear
of metabolic crisis and to eat foods, like ice cre... the parents. These parents live each day with the fear
that a simple cold could send their child into metabolic crisis and be fatal." Jakob's amino acid l...
Women more afraid of dentists than men: University of Toronto study
Women are 2.5 times more likely than men to fear
a visit to the dentist, says a new University of T...er, is the first-ever nationwide Canadian study of fear
and anxiety about visiting the dentist. It is published in the June issue of Anesthesia Progress. Th...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...th my condition only serves to create a climate of fear
that lessens acceptance by local communities"....
Children in chronic pain need better support, say researchers
...s of 'functional' or 'psychosomatic' pain can fuel fear
and frustration in children and their parents. "Families often interpret these labels as blaming them for the child's pain and the labels tend to reinforce their need to move from doctor to doctor in search of a different diagnosis and cure." Researc...
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