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Community MRSA is re-emergence of 1950's pandemic
...esions, sepsis and pneumonia in children and young adults
around the world. This pandemic of both hospital and community acquired infections waned throughout the 1960s as the antibiotic meticillin was used to treat these infections. Now researchers have shown that one of the key clones of community acquired...
Many parents fail to set rules to limit children's exposure to tobacco smoke, according to new study
...r child's appointment with their pediatrician. The adults
were asked to identify from a list of possible rul...in their family. This included such rules as "Only adults
can smoke," "Adults can smoke, but not around children," and "No smoking is allowed in my home." The...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...tive disorder. These study groups were limited to adults
ages 18 to 65 years who met a criterion-based mood disorder diagnosis. The meta-analysis demonstrated statistically significant treatment effects for SAD, dawn simulation for SAD and bright light treatment of non-seasonal depression, the report said...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
... issue of Pediatrics. "These findings suggest that adults
should discuss more than one type of sexual practice when they counsel teens," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, associate professor of adolescent medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She conducted a survey of 580 ethnicall...
Pediatric use of complementary and alternative medicine
...f the JAMA/Archives journals. Forty-two percent of adults
reported the use of complementary and alternative medicine in a 1997 study and the rate of use is increasing, according to background information in the article. But little is known about the use of complementary and alternative medicine by children ...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...nosed as being actively drinking alcohol-dependent adults
were randomized to receive treatment and 624 received at least 1 injection. Participants received either an intramuscular injection of 380 mg. of long-acting naltrexone (n = 205), 190 mg. of long-acting naltrexone (n = 210), or a matching volume of ...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...listening to soft music at bedtime will help older adults
sleep better and longer. The research, published i...ative music." Participants in the study were older adults
with sleep difficulties who lived in central Taiwan. Those with certain medical conditions were excl...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
...er and colleagues followed a cohort of over 15,000 adults
living in rural villages in Rakai, Uganda. From this population, they retrospectively identified 235 heterosexual couples in whom one partner was infected with HIV and the other partner was uninfected and monogamous. Study participants provided a blo...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...s a common infection--20 to 25 percent of American adults
are infected--and can remain asymptomatic, so most people who are infected don't know it. Evidence suggests that HSV-2 infection can increase the risk of HIV transmission, which is further reason for trying to curb HSV-2's spread. Researchers at the ...
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
... the vast majority of acute asthma attacks in both adults
and children. The researchers, from Imperial College London and University of Southampton, found that asthmatics produce lower levels of interferon beta than healthy people. Professor Sebastian Johnston, from Imperial College London, and St Mary's H...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
... and early waking, affects more than 40 percent of adults
over age 50 and half of adults
over age 70, compared to 30 percent of adults
in their 40s, and less than 20 percent of teens and yo...
Vigorously active adolescents are leaner, fitter
...ous activity likely did not translate to sedentary adults
whose waistlines and fitness levels would benefit from as little as a daily half-hour walk at a moderate pace....
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
...nd Prevention indicated that 38.2 million American adults
(about 19 percent) use nonvitamin, nonmineral natural products, primarily botanical supplements. "Given that millions of Americans are using natural products, these research centers are critical to helping us determine whether and by what mechanisms...
'Promiscuous' area of brain could explain role of antidepressants
...ing cause of disability worldwide. Over 14 million adults
experience depression each year in the United States alone. "Instead of taking serotonin up as they normally would into serotonin neurons, it is taken up into the terminals for dopamine so that now when your neurons fire to send a dopamine signal, th...
People with peanut allergy at risk of allergic reaction to lupin flour
... in this week's issue of THE LANCET concludes that adults
and children with an allergy to peanuts could also be allergic to lupin flour-a substance that is used in some European countries as a potential replacement for soya flour. Food manufacturers in these countries are using it in certain specialty bread...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...factors, based on a large national sample of older adults
with arthritis. Their findings, featured in the A...r, Dorothy Dunlop, Ph.D. "More than 60 percent of adults
with arthritis do not meet the U.S. Surgeon General's recommendations for physical activity. The pr...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...ical records. This service is valuable for healthy adults
who suffer from sudden illness or traumatic injury -- in these cases, initially, all emergency medical treatments are provided. If patients are unable to make their wishes known because an injury to the brain is severe and prolonged, health professio...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
COLUMBUS, Ohio Nearly three out of every four adults
over age 50 use some kind of alternative medicine,...versity. This study found that 71 percent of older adults
used some form of alternative medicine in 2000. A study done in 2002, found a lower rate -- about 62...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...on this research, the benefits of this therapy for adults
are also applicable to pediatric patients," said Dr. Morrow. Under Dr. Morrow's direction as chief of cardiology since 1996, the pediatric heart transplant program at ACH has consistently been recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. In 1...
In years preceding medicare eligibility, many older adults at risk of being uninsured
CHICAGO At least one-fourth of older U.S. adults
will be uninsured at some point during the years p...with higher risk of death. "The proportion of U.S. adults
in late middle age at risk from being uninsured over a ten-year follow-up period was two to three ti...
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