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Patient-centered approach can backfire
...'s the physician's job to make decisions. If those people
are matched with a physician who wants patients to be more engaged, the physician could end up putting too much responsibility on the patient's shoulders and not giving them enough direction. So they leave the appointment feeling confused about what ...
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
.... Because the curriculum is holistic, it touches people
on many fronts, he said. So its not surprising that you can feel the immune part, the strength part, the psychological part. Its what this art was designed for to target all these different aspects of life, from a preventative and nurturing point of...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...0 out of every 100,000 people. For the study, 16 people
with myasthenia gravis were given daily doses of o...our days and monitored for one month. Four of the people
later took the drug for a month. The study found that oral antisense reduced disease severity by an ...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...ams targeting minority groups have encouraged more people
to get tested, according to the study appearing in...eight or smoke cigarettes. Even after diagnosis, people
with less education had more difficulty successfully managing the complex regimes of medicines and m...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...e groups from smallest to largest, they found that people
with the largest WHR were nearly twice as likely to have calcium deposits in their coronary arteries as those with the smallest WHR. The likelihood of atherosclerotic plaque in the aorta was three times as high in those with the largest WHR as compar...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...t happens while the dopamine neurons are dying and people
still appear fine, says Dr. Weinshenker. "The lack of symptoms until the death of most of the dopamine neurons suggested the existence of a system that can temporarily compensate for the loss of the dopamine." "The dogma in the field is that Park...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... Krainson, adding that researchers have noted that people
without major medical or psychiatric illnesses rep...lings in the legs, affects more than 20 percent of people
80 years and older. Periodic limb movement disorder, a condition that causes people
to jerk and...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
in their homes and neighborhoods, investigators ha...e larger community, you can see that the number of people
with diabetes is growing very rapidly over time. I also think it's likely that we would find compara...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...rcise on at least five days of the week. But few people
meet these recommendations, with lack of time cite...t in an exercise programme for 12 weeks. Some 44 people
were randomly assigned to 30 minutes of brisk walking on five days of the week. A further 42 were ...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ators at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that people
with a larger waist-to-hip ratio may be at increas...evalence of arterial disease. Our study shows that people
who develop fat around the middle have more atherosclerotic plaque than those who have smaller waist...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...an Academy of Neurology. The study involved 108 people
with an average age of 44. The participants starte...drug in only four cases. Goadsby noted that 217 people
taking the drug were initially supposed to take part in the study, but 42 percent of them did not ha...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
... of ridding the body of the substance is flawed in people
with the disease. Then the team demonstrated an ex...g a version of the protein that could be tested in people
with the disease. The approach doesnt take direct aim at the pathology that is ubiquitous in the A...
Hispanic drug use rises in US culture
...obering up, also known as bender drinking. When people
immigrate to the U.S., their patterns of illegal drug use and alcohol abuse increase over time, Akins said. In states such as California, you have large Hispanic enclaves that have a protective buffering effect for new residents. But we wanted to fin...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...hed in July and August, scientists discovered that people
with acid reflux disease, particularly those with a complication of acid reflux called Barretts esophagus, have altered cells in their esophagus containing shortened telomeres, the ending sequences in DNA strands. Combined with related research to be...
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
... to avoid using blood or blood products from other people
or animals and automatically diminish the risk of infection and the associated immunologic responses that have been noted in the past. The randomized, double-blind comparative study included 411 patients who underwent surgical procedures at 34 U.S....
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
... of ESRD has the potential to enhance the lives of people
with CKD and without CKD." ...
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...proteins and causing them to form aggregates. Many people
take antioxidants to prevent heart and other protein-aggregate diseases, but there actually is scant evidence to prove they work, according to Benjamin. Until now, reductive stress has not been looked at in the context of disease. This is a case of...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
... different groups of people, and understanding how people
respond to different approaches to exercise is key to doing so, Focht said. We chose a very specific sample of women that we thought would be sensitive to the comments made by instructors. The study's results appear in a recent issue of the journal...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
... for domestic adoption is limited so the number of people
seeking to adopt children from other parts of the world has increased, says Long. Specifically, Long reminds that all international adoptees be screened upon arrival in North America for latent tuberculosis infection with the use of the Mantoux tub...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...ic stroke is very low one-to-two for every 10,000 people
each year, Kittner said. However, neurologists and other doctors should encourage their patients who have migraine with associated visual symptoms to minimize other stroke risk factors, he said. More work is also needed regarding whether patent fo...
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