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Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...ut are more likely to use these therapies if their adult
family members also use CAM professionals, accordi...er, children with low back pain, and children with adult
family members who use CAM," the authors write. "Not surprisingly, the most significant factor that ...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...r Last Dose of Ibuprofen In a study of 11 healthy adult
volunteers given a one-week course of ibuprofen, the volunteers' platelet functions returned to normal by 24 hours after stopping ibuprofen (Brief Communication, p. 506). Patients are often asked to discontinue nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, s...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...sters Golf Tournament) and MCG's designation as an adult
and pediatric trauma center likely account for the...ted injuries, proper storage of golf equipment and adult
supervision of golf club and golf cart use. Most states, including Georgia, require a driver's lice...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
... is present in approximately 4 percent of the U.S. adult
population, is common among primary care patients, and may contribute to more than 100,000 preventable deaths per year. The drug naltrexone has shown efficacy for treatment of alcohol dependence. However, adherence to daily oral doses can be problema...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
... treatment versus no treatment in a total of 3,287 adult
cancer patients. The likelihood of needing a blood transfusion was lower in patients who received erythropoietin treatment than in those who did not. Erythropoietin-treated patients with very low baseline hemoglobin levels were more likely to have a ...
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
...d 20 eligible surveys that included data from 6743 adult
refugees from seven countries (Australia, Canada, ...analysis of these surveys suggest about one in ten adult
refugees in western countries has post-traumatic stress disorder, about one in 20 has major depressi...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...ity. But the year-long controlled study shows that adult
asthma sufferers fare about as well whether they t... Boushey stressed. The six-city study involved 225 adult
patients with mild persistent asthma. During the one-year study, participants took daily doses of ei...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...asthma symptoms, and quality-of-life scores in 255 adult
patients. Participants were randomly selected to one of three treatment groups. Two groups were assigned to long-term control medication taken twice daily -- either an inhaled steroid (budesonide) or a leukotriene modifier (zafirlukast) taken in pill...
Ovary removal elevates risk for Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism
...confirmation that reduced estrogen produced during adult
life by the ovaries increases the risk of parkinsonism; this is also the first general population study addressing this question," says Dr. Rocca. "Removal of both ovaries directly eliminates the major source of estrogen." Even women who received est...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...e largest national registry of both cord blood and adult
donors, agreed with the Institute of Medicine's (I... calling for an integrated national cord blood and adult
donor program and applauded the recommendation to fully fund that program. The IOM report recognized...
Steady rise in allergic diseases over quarter of a century
...There was also no link between past infections and adult
atopy. These data show that atopy in middle aged men has increased during the last quarter of the 20th century, and that the prevalence of atopy does not decline with increasing age, as previous studies have suggested, say the authors. The reason fo...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...rsity Hospital. Erythropoietin was administered to adult
rats after they had an intracerebral hemorrhage and then for 4 to 14 days in the test group. Results showed that the size of the hemorrhage was decreased in rats treated with erythropoietin by 25 percent at three days after the stroke, and improvemen...
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
... vaccine, which will be tested first in 15 healthy adult
volunteers, was developed for human clinical studies by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC), and Vical Inc., San Diego, based on an animal vaccine tested at the Centers for D...
Alternate view for pathology of AD
...dded "the regulation of tau phosphorylation in the adult
mammalian brain appears to represent a naturally occurring process associated with neuroprotective mechanisms." In support of this, previous work by Smith's group found that cellular antioxidant induction and tau expression are opposing, suggesting t...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...el destination. ASTA surveyed more than 1,200 U.S. adult
travelers to learn more about steps they take to prepare for vacations outside of their home country. More than 20 million people will travel abroad this year to places where they may contract a potentially serious disease. To increase awareness of t...
Newborn's first week may be critical period for developing obesity in adulthood
... increased a baby's risk of becoming an overweight adult
by about 10 percent. The current research builds on several previous studies by Dr. Stettler and his collaborators focusing on rapid weight gain in infancy. They found that rapid weight gain during the first four months increased the risk of being ov...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...ince 57.4 percent (164 million people) of the U.S. adult
population is either overweight or obese, this relationship has potentially large implications for meniscal surgeries," Hegmann and his colleagues state in the article. The prescription to correct the problem is not complex. "A population-based weigh...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
... looked at data from 36 trials that involved 3,495 adult
participants. The trials employed a variety of different psychological interventions. People, who want to loose weight benefit from behavioural and cognitive behavioural interventions which are aimed to help people take control of food stimuli, reinf...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...s. Some physicians recommend a stomach position to adult
patients with acute respiratory problems as a noninvasive way to increase their oxygen levels. But since stomach sleeping is associated with SIDS, Wells and colleagues decided the benefits of stomach positioning should be evaluated specifically in ch...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...s of nationally representative surveys of the U.S. adult
population, we documented a substantial decline in the prevalence of key CVD risk factors over the last 3 to 4 decades, affecting obese, overweight, and lean segments of the population. Among obese persons today, prevalence of high cholesterol, high ...
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