Tag: "ages" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...ears, but they are even more impressive due to the ages
of the patients, says Dr. Zincke. "It's significant because the average patient is only 62 years old," he says. "So, a 15-year survival is a long time." In addition to a favorable survival rate for the cT3 prostate cancer patients studied, the Mayo C...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...sorder. 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. "T...
Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
...our years of age, with later bullying, reported at ages
six through 11. Statistical methods were used to d...eing described as a bully by the child's mother at ages
six through 11 years." "Our results have some important implications," the authors conclude. "First,...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...the United States. Nearly 60 percent of Americans ages
65 and older suffer with some form of this progres... efforts. Among the subjects 5,715 women and men ages
65 and up the strongest predictor of the loss of ability to perform basic activities of daily livin...
National trial shows older children benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...hows how important it is to screen children of all ages
for amblyopia." said Dr. Hertle. "Previously, pati...se investigators found that 53 percent of children ages
7 to 12 years who received both glasses and treatment with patches, near activity met this standard,...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
...orth America report that many children between the ages
of 7 and 17 with amblyopia, or "lazy eye," may ben...g or reading. In the study, 53 percent of children ages
7 through 12 with glasses, patch treatment and near-vision activity could, after 24 weeks, read at l...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...chers analyzed blood pressure in 104 men and women ages
55 to 75. Half were randomly placed in a standardized moderate exercise program while the rest maintained their usual physical routine and diet. For those in the standardized program group, Hopkins arranged for supervised aerobic exercises, such a...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...the standard while 23 percent of children of these ages
who received only glasses met the standard. The st...hows how important it is to screen children of all ages
for amblyopia." said study co-chairman Richard W. Hertle, M.D., Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. ...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
...ococcal disease has decreased by 87 percent in the ages
targeted for vaccination, with estimated vaccine e...ccine injections over 5 immunization encounters at ages
2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 months to protect against disease due to hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertu...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...frican Americans, Hispanics and whites between the ages
of 50 and 67 from Chicago and the suburbs. The researchers are gathering extensive medical histories, health assessments, health care utilization measures, health behaviors measures, sleep quality indices, personality measures and life events assessm...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
... increased by about 1 percent per year between the ages
of 17 to 65 years but then decreased by about 1 pe...res (1.7 percent) having the highest rates Between ages
17 and 65 years, the infection rate increased for each decade of increasing age, peaked at ages
NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine
...als at NIH. Fifteen healthy volunteers between the ages
of 18 and 50 will receive three injections of the DNA vaccine into the upper arm: one at the start of the trial, a second approximately four weeks later, and a third approximately four weeks after that. To help force the DNA plasmid into muscle cells...
Alcohol-impaired driving on the increase, study shows
... death in the United States for people between the ages
of 1 and 34. Thirty percent of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetimes. Such accidents cause damages worth more than $50 billion a year. "Deaths from alcohol-related crashes had been declining for years," added Q...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
...gnitive function in urban, U.S. adults between the ages
of 50 and 70 years. They found that blood mercury levels were not consistently associated with adverse performance on a broad range of tests of cognitive function. This study may help policy makers with future decisions about mercury emissions from ...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...xams, get their first screening mammograms between ages
35-40 and begin yearly exams at age 40. Generally, the breast cancer risk increases with age. Although he's not convinced the new impedance scanning called HEDA for Homologous Electrical Difference Analysis will ever replace mammography, Dr. Craft...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...lity of a one-year extension. Participants must be ages
18 to 64 and diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of GAD. They must be drug-free and in stable medical condition, and women cannot be pregnant or considering becoming pregnant during the study. Qualified participants will receive study medication...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...f all U.S. infants and about a quarter of children ages
1 through 4, along with many of their mothers. The costs of providing supplemental food packages as well as nutrition education, breast-feeding support, and other assistance to 7.6 million participants a month totaled $4.7 billion in 2003. In many ...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
... Information about infant feeding was collected at ages
6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. All infants were breast fed, but were categorized as exclusive (breast milk only), predominant (breast milk and non-milk liquids) or mixed (breast milk and animal milk or solids) breastfeeding. In their analysis, the r...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...ith the lowest rate of complication is between the ages
of 17 to 21. "Roots may not be fully formed and are softer, and you have a young, healthy population that heals better than an older population." Noting that only two studies were involved in the systematic review, he says, "It was a very elegant rev...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...le to differences in scores between healthy people ages
30 to 39 and those ages
50 to 59. Ginkgo appeared to be more beneficial for MS patients having specific problems in the Stro...
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