Tag: "active" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...nt-centered doctors who want them to take a highly active
role, they're less likely to follow treatment recommendations or feel satisfied with their care. "There's really a sizable subset of patients with whom the patient-centered approach is going to backfire," said Alan Christensen, professor of psychol...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...he primary end point, but those randomized to both active
ascorbic acid and vitamin E experienced fewer stro...nal adverse effects were observed for those taking active
pills vs. placebo, with the exception of a small increase in reports of upset stomach among those ta...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...es around your waist seems to be more biologically active
as it secretes inflammatory proteins that contribute to atherosclerotic plaque buildup, whereas fat around your hips doesnt appear to increase risk for cardiovascular disease at all, Dr. de Lemos said. We think the key message for people is to preven...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
... bodys automatic response system that becomes more active
during times of stress. Participants experienced increases in several cardiovascular parameters including heart rate, blood pressure and resistance to blood flow in the skin. Microelectrodes, similar to acupuncture needles, were used to record sympa...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...team confirmed the lab findings in mice. Mice with active
IKK had mean tumor volumes of 1,200 milimeters at 31 days, while those with inactive IKK or with active
IKK and rapamycin injections to inhibit mTOR had mean volumes of less than 100 milimeters. Similar d...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
...of tuberculosis should be examined for evidence of active
disease and have a chest radiograph performed. Children with latent tuberculosis infection or active
tuberculosis disease should be treated in accordance with the North American tuberculosis standards....
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...addon-Jones described as typically more physically active
than most others in the elderly population, a disturbing thing was that on average they had 12 kilograms (26.5 pounds) less lean muscle mass than the younger people we tested. That difference, he said, would probably be even greater in the general po...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...o visibility, extreme heat, deafening noise) of an active
building fire, to locate and retrieve wounded soldiers in urban battlefields, or to aid and recover miners trapped by explosions or cave-ins. Keynote speakers at the workshop included Charles Dickinson, deputy assistant administrator, U.S. Fire Adm...
Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood
...dication will be offered the optionof switching to active
indapamide 1.5 mg SR based antihypertensivetreatment. Prior to their final visit, all patients are advised to stayon their existing drugs until they see their trial physician. ...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...the treatment. The chemicals in green tea are so active
that they are oxidized too quickly when mixed with other ingredients. They also dissolve in water, which cannot penetrate the skins barrier. Researchers are looking for a balanced formula that can dissolve in fats, which can permeate the skin, Dr. ...
UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life
... site as it has ancient forms of the white smokers active
at plate margins today and black sulfidic smokers found in sea floor vent systems in tectonically active
sites, he said. These are the places where scientists believe life on Earth might have had its or...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...ot contagious, yet is still at risk for developing active
disease later on. Just over half of the questions about diagnosing active
TB, when an infected person develops TB-related symptoms and is more likely to infect others, were a...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...ining to the risk of progression from latent TB to active
disease (where a patient develops TB-related sympt...terpretation of diagnostic tests for patients with active
TB. As physicians training at urban medical centers are likely to be the first point of contact for...
Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
...cancer, an enzyme or other agent is expected to be active
all the time, like a light with no off switch. MEK, however, is never active
all the time in nature; only if kept artificially active
can it lead to cancer. Therefore, researche...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...s, information that can tell absent caregivers how active
its occupants are. But these and other devices currently have a major shortcoming: They require a team of engineers to install them, Helal said. In a world where consumers are accustomed to electronics that require no more than a power outlet, that...
Should adult male circumcision be recommended for HIV prevention in the US?
...are available for the US, they say, "some sexually active
men may consider circumcision as an additional HIV prevention measure, but should do so only in consultation with their physician or health care provider, and with a clear understanding of the costs and risks of circumcision and the need to continue ...
New book guides boomers through retirement maze
... turn as Tucson City Magistrate. In addition to an active
law practice he writes and lectures extensively on... turn as Tucson City Magistrate. In addition to an active
law practice he writes and lectures extensively on elder law issues. His book, The Elder Law Answer ...
SMS your ECG to ER
...hey can regain their independence and return to an active
social life or work schedule," explains Bai, "thereby improving their psychological well-being and quality of life." The researchers are now working on how to enable global-positioning system, GPS, in the modified cell phone, so that the medical ce...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
... of the Pacific Ocean, and has more than a hundred active
volcanoes within its territory. The majority of the 1500 active
volcanoes on the Earth's surface, of which around 50 erupt each year, are located along the Pacific ...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
...e may exist a genetic vulnerability for concurrent active
cigarette smoking and alcohol dependence. Durazzo added that previous research had shown that chronically smoking alcoholics demonstrate poorer performance in multiple areas of cognitive functioning than non-smokers when they are still actively dr...
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