Tag: "risks" at medical news
Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment
...ts, we're more likely to treat them; and there are risks
to anticoagulant therapy," he said. In fact, "a re...ot every small clot diagnosed with CT warrants the risks
of treatment," he said....
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
...lsher said. "When we counsel adolescents about the risks
and benefits associated with sex, we need to under...portunity to work with adolescents on the topic of risks
and preventive measures with oral sex as well as vaginal and anal sex, Halpern-Felsher said. "Parent...
Consumers not getting accurate information about smokeless tobacco
Information on the internet about the health risks
associated with the consumption of smokeless tobac...ly to find accurate information on the comparative risks
of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes, leading to misconceptions amongst consumers. Phillips notes, "...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
... the surgeries, so patients need to understand the risks
of complications from surgery as well as complications further down the road, such as gall bladder disease and sometimes re-operation," said Snow. ACP based its guidelines on an evidence report and background papers funded by the Agency for Healthca...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
... potential anticancer agents but they carry varied risks
of toxicity; although rarely occurring, the combination of toxicities can result in death. Eli Lily was forced to halt clinical development of its antifolate ALIMTA, despite observed anti-tumor activity and more than $300 million invested. Operatio...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
... protein called "lipoprotein(a)" lead to increased risks
for heart attacks among whites but not among Afric...ve a genetic mechanism that protects them from the risks
of lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). If such a mechanism is found, doctors might be able to use t...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...armed with scientific data highlighting the health risks
associated with moderate alcohol consumption during lactation. For centuries, physicians and mid-wives around the world have claimed that alcohol is a galactogenic (milk producing) substance and have recommended consumption to mothers in order to enh...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
... inclined to take the drug after being told of its risks
and benefits, according to a new study. The study,...l sexual intercourse, stroke, and cataracts. These risks
fuel public debate about the drug's use in preventing breast cancer, even among high-risk women. Un...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...cific factors that appeared to bestow the greatest risks
for adverse events included advanced age, female gender, being African-American, shorter stature, lower body weight, and lower blood pressure. Specifically, the 30-day mortality rate for those who received a t-PA overdose was 9.8 percent, and 19.5 pe...
Researcher sheds light on ghostwriting in medical journals
...ts, women's health, the assessment of benefits and risks
in alternative medicine and conventional medicine, and influences on physician prescribing. She has published articles in medical journals including The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Reproductive Toxicology, and Experimental Biology and Medic...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...atients, having an effective treatment without the risks
of surgery and the side effects of chronic medication is wonderful." The study involved 102 people who had severe pain for an average of seven months due to spinal disc protrusions, spinal canal stenosis, or narrowing, or other disc disease. Of those...
Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments
... who eat chocolate will either reduce their cancer risks
or treat a current case. Although the study was conducted in breast cancer cell cultures, the finding could potentially apply to other cancers, Dickson said. (The studies are being funded by MARS Incorporated.) Chocolate is made from the beans of c...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
... "We also educate travelers about potential health risks
and measures they can take to stay healthy while overseas. I encourage those planning to travel abroad to log on to http://www.travelsafely.com for tips on how to prepare for a safe and healthy trip." American Travelers Unprepared for Health Ri...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...men from CVD. In addition, women who have specific risks
that may make them prone to suffer from blood clots should be discouraged from taking HRT at all. Review title: Gabriel Snchez et al: Hormone replacement therapy for preventing cardiovascular disease in post-menopausal women. The Cochrane Database of...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...veys (NHANES). The researchers estimated relative risks
of mortality associated with different levels of B...ough 2000. The authors then applied those relative risks
to the NHANES 1999-2002 data to estimate excess mortality in 2000. The researchers found that relat...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...lled clinical trial to be performed, to define the risks
associated with nesiritide prior to its widespread...ing will give physicians better perspective on the risks
of nesiritide, which is perceived as being more effective and safer than dobutamine, an inotropic (h...
New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health
...lth reveals that both men and women believe health risks
are higher for their own sex than for the opposite...erence. They found that each gender tends to think risks
are higher for their own sex than for the other gender. Previous studies suggest that lay people an...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
... the journal Epilepsia reviewed recent data on the risks
associated with continuation of medical treatment ...rfectly healthy child. It remains unsolved whether risks
for birth defects vary with different drugs. One drug, valproate, has been associated with a higher...
Genetic screening for iron blood disorder feasible in the workplace
...by simple measures and, as shown in our study, the risks
of such screening are very low and genetic discrimination need not occur." In an accompanying comment Paul Adams (London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada) states: "This study is a strong endorsement for the feasibility and acceptability of gen...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...Asian diabetics can almost wipe out the 40% higher risks
of heart disease linked to diabetes in that commun...ried to address the substantially increased health risks
they faced in this case. They observed the results of this special pilot package of diabetes health ...
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