Tag: "age" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ntrol for the effects of physicians' and patients' age
and gender because past studies have shown that symmetry in those characteristics may also improve satisfaction and treatment plan compliance. Limitations of the study included the small number of participants and the fact that patients self-reported...
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...ch followed 8,171 women 40 years or older (average age
60.6) beginning in 1995 to 1996. The women, who either had a history of cardiovascular disease or three or more risk factors, were randomly assigned to take 500 milligrams of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or placebo every day; 600 international units of ...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...stralia, and colleagues examined 2,454 Australians age
49 and older to study the association between smoking and the 10-year incidence of AMD, as well as the possible links between smoking and other common risk factors. The participants answered a food frequency questionnaire and had retinal photos taken...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
...eoul, Korea, studied 408 eyes of patients (average age
66.5 years) who had undergone a triple procedure to treat glaucoma: phacoemulsification, that involves dissolving and removing the lens; posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation; and trabeculectomy, also known as filtration surgery. All patien...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...large, multiethnic, urban population with a median age
of 45. The new substudy focused on a group of 2,74... are most astonishing and may be influenced by the age
distribution of the study, Dr. Erbel added. During life, the likelihood of coronary artery calcium i...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...e of ageism and question whether or not a patients age
influences a physicians decision to order diagnostic testing. The bad news is that we have significant room for improvement. The good news is that we have to know a problem exists before we can fix it, and now we know, said Dr. Han. Other good news...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... more trouble falling asleep than persons in other age
groups. A study of adults over the age
of 65 found that 13 percent of men and 36 percent of women take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep....
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
.... The study involved 108 people with an average age
of 44. The participants started taking verapamil and then had an EKG and an increase in the dosage of the drug every two weeks until the headaches were stopped or they started having side effects. A total of 21 patients, or 19 percent, had problem...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...ave traditionally been race, socioeconomic status, age
and gender. Young men from economically disadvantaged, minority populations were considered at greater risk for school absenteeism, and that remains true; however, in this study, BMI was a better indicator of poor classroom attendance than these tra...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
... An estimated one in five Australians of working age
suffers from relentless and often disabling pain but as few as 10 per cent of those affected are getting adequate treatment. The Foundation is backing a $115,000 research project led by pain management pioneer Professor Michael Cousins AM and Dr Fi...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...e asked to participate in the study. The average age
of the 99 participants was 19. Their average body mass index was 24.7, which is within the ideal range for body size. The women reported that they worked out at moderate or vigorous intensity about 3.3 times a week. The women participated in one of...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...cle stem cells to regenerate tissue depends on the age
of the cells' environment (including the age
of the blood supplying the tissue), not the age
of the stem cell. Although Rando's research focuse...
Researchers suggest TB screening for all international adoptees
... cent of foreign-born children under five years of age
who were found to have tuberculosis were internati...ernational adoptees are younger than five years of age
and frequently come from resource-poor countries where tuberculosis is common and prenatal screening...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
... safety restraints should be adjusted according to age
and weight. ...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...] were more hazardous than aspirin therapy in this age
group, although the study had limited power to det...nial haemorrhage. For everyone else, no matter the age
group, the benefits of well-managed warfarin substantially outweigh its risks....
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...se the complex and uncomfortable relations between age
discrimination, distributive justice, quality, and length of life, they argue. For example, preventive use of statins shows no overall benefit in elderly people as cardiovascular mortality and morbidity are replaced by cancer. Is it possible, th...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...N ARBOR, Mich.---More than 90 percent of Americans age
65 and older now have prescription drug coverage, ...n 2004, nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans age
65 and older lacked prescription drug coverage, Levy and Weir found, compared with fewer than 10 per...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
... "The use of diet food and drinks from an early age
into adulthood may induce overeating and gradual weight gain through the taste conditioning process that we have described," Pierce said. Pierce added that his team's "taste conditioning process" theory may explain "puzzling results" from other stu...
To gain muscle and lose fat, drink milk: study
...s took three groups of young men 18 to 30 years of age
56 in total and put them through a rigorous, five-day-per-week weightlifting program over a 12-week period. Following their workouts, study participants drank either two cups of skim milk, a soy beverage with equivalent amounts of protein and energ...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
..., they might slow down muscle loss as long as old age
doesnt inherently interfere significantly with the ability to make muscles out of the protein in food. We wanted to know if there is some reason your grandmothers body, for example, cant stimulate muscle growth in response to eating the same protei...
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