Tag: "activities" at medical news
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...ce Base's Malcolm Grow Medical Center, coordinates activities
involving two of the three military sites in the study. Dr. Darin Padua, assistant professor in UNC's department of exercise and sport science, designed and supervises the physical testing component of the baseline data collection protocol. Dr. Will...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...problems, thinking problems and trouble with daily activities
all of which affect the risk of falls. Nursing home residents who were on sleep medications and reported no problems sleeping at the start of the study had about the same risk of falling in the next six months as those who slept well without drugs....
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
... own value: being able to perform well in physical activities
and sports," says Dr. Gutin. One of his earliest studies had children run 1.2 miles around a track. "We wanted to see the factors that led them to perform better or worse in this kind of running event. The dominant factor, more important than any oth...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
... predictor of the loss of ability to perform basic activities
of daily living after developing arthritis was the lack of regular vigorous physical activity. All patients in this study were diagnosed with having arthritis or rheumatism and were drawn from a large national study of health among people of traditio...
Older children may benefit from treatment for lazy eye
...ching over the sound eye combined with near visual activities
such as playing with a GameBoy, homework, or readi... years) were treated with patching and near visual activities
alone. Follow up visits occurred every six weeks for up to 24 weeks until the patients were classif...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...fitted with glasses as well an eye patch with near activities
and/or special eye drops to limit use of the unaffected eye. The patching, near activities
and eye drops force a child to use the eye with amblyopia. Patching was prescribed for periods of tw...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...e who were treated with glasses, patching and near activities
improved two lines or more compared with only 20 percent of those treated with glasses alone. Despite the benefits of the treatment, most children, including those who responded to treatment, were left with some visual impairment. They did not obtain...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...e of severity, distress, degree of interference in activities
of daily living, and timing. Study Background In this eight-week double-blind trial, 529 patients with fibromyalgia were randomized to receive one of three daily doses of Lyrica (150 mg, 300 mg, or 450 mg) or placebo. The primary objective was red...
Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage
...ng we've found in this work is that it appears the activities
of the drugs that we're delivering vary with the affinity of the binding site," she said. "We're not sure if that's a function of the affinity controlling the rate of release or if there is actually some separate biological modulator that's being aff...
Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
...lly, athletes of all types are instructed prior to activities
that water consumption is necessary to prevent illness from heat and to maintain performance levels. It is also clear, however, that fixed global recommendations for fluid replacement may not be optimal for individual athletes of different body type...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...rch initiatives. To support the quality assurance activities
at the member cord blood banks, the NMDP provides outcomes data directly. The IOM recommendations, issued today in a report, "Cord Blood: Establishing a National Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank Program," come in response to a 2004 request by Congress, w...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...unities may indicate where they have been and what activities
they have pursued in terms of travel, diet, antibiotic use and the like. Relman emphasized that the study looked at only a limited number of individuals and examined only one genetic feature of the microbes, so there are many studies that must and wi...
Exercise variety - not intensity - appears to reduce some Alzheimer's disease risk
...uggest that participating in a number of different activities
may be as or more important than frequency, durati...it. It could well be that maintaining a variety of activities
keeps more parts of the brain active, or that this variety reflects better engagement in both physic...
Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health
...clinical trials organisation will coordinate these activities
across the city, helping to deliver new treatments swiftly from laboratory bench to patient bedside. Glasgow is set to become a world-class centre for drug development and cutting edge clinical research. The initiative will not only give the people o...
Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005
...o.org/initiatives/News/online_services.htm Press activities
& facilities Full press facilities, activities, m... Your Heart's Sake consists of fun yet educational activities
on cardiovascular disease prevention and offers free risk assessment (of blood pressure, cholesterol...
Counting the human cost of international trade
...red. Some of these deaths are attributable to the activities
of international development companies, such as the Commonwealth Development Corporation, now owned by the Department for International Development of the UK government. In 2003, CDC made a pre-tax profit of 15.6m from its investment in Africa. Capt...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
...port the need for comprehensive primary prevention activities
to increase healthy lifestyles and to reduce the prevalence of chronic risk factors at the population level."...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...pecting the worst outcomes from routine events and activities
and spending most of their time worrying. "Genera...is when people worry about the small things daily activities
that shouldn't cause that much stress or anxiety," said Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, professor of psychiatr...
Comprehensive treatment improves cognitive impairment in heart failure patients
... increase in the probability of dependence for the activities
of daily living." Treating cognitive dysfunction independently may yield benefits. Dr. Zuccal continues, "Our data indicate that normalization of glucose, potassium, and hemoglobin levels during hospital stay is associated with increased cognitive pe...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...he Fear and Realities of Falling A person's daily activities
can become limited by fall-related injuries or eve...ent, and the abilities of an individual to perform activities
safely. Public and private organizations, such as the Archstone Foundation, are supporting a state-w...
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