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ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery

...six drugs that according to valid clinical studies aid weight loss: sibutramine, orlistat, phentermine, diethylproprion, and fluxotine. When patients and clinicians are making decisions about use of these drugs, ACP recommends frank discussions about potential side effects and lack of long-term efficacy ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005

...x drugs that, according to valid clinical studies, aid weight loss, but says that the drugs have potential side effects and do not have long-term studies of effectiveness and safety. Moreover, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate. ACP discusses several types of obesity (bariatric) su...

Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis

...erized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging to aid in their diagnosis and treatment. In future research, Yaffe plans to look at other selective estrogen receptor modulators and their effect on cognition, and to investigate whether raloxifene may reduce cognitive impairment among women at high risk...

Insomnia, falls in elderly linked

...it include patients taking anxiety drugs that also aid sleeping ability. Sleep-aiding medications, Chervin and Avidan note, are only one way to deal with persistent insomnia, and in fact are not the first tactic most patients should try. Behavioral therapy, whether one-on-one or in groups, has been shown...

Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation

...favour in various ways including donating funds in aid of flood relief and providing Moldova with agricultural machinery. Despite hoping to establish a monopoly, BAT planned intensive marketing, as if in a competitive market, aiming to target young people in cities. In doing so it predicted that smoking ...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

...ation of these soluble factors in the blood should aid their understanding of the immunologic processes of SARS and enable differential diagnosis of SARS from other atypical pneumonias that require quite different approaches to the management of patients. The study was published in the second issue for ...

Tumor detection, data encryption to benefit from UH research

...s. On the medical side, this research may one day aid doctors in detecting and surgically removing cancerous cells in the body. "Among many other applications, quantum dots can be used as biological labels," Sharma said. "For example, one can suitably tailor the size and bio-treatment of a dot so th...

Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking

...ohnson Foundation. The project aims to enlist the aid of the country's 2.2 million practicing nurses in helping people give up smoking. "Research shows that nurses are very effective at helping people to stop smoking. Because of their sheer numbers and public trust, nurses are in a unique position t...

University of Manchester launches new anti-MRSA product

...Brimaid, have unveiled a new product which aims to aid hospitals in the fight against MRSA. The BioKab is...ave used to create the BioKab in hospital wards to aid in the prevention of the spread and infection of harmful bacteria like MRSA is very promising. Combi...

PENN researchers use robotic surgery

...ease a task exceptionally challenging without the aid of robotic technology. In the second study, the surgeons performed a variety of surgical procedures on a human cadaver. They concluded that robotic surgery may shorten operating time and allow for minimally invasive treatment of more cancer patient...

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

...are present, so the color of the images changes to aid in the detection of tumors when used in conjuction with conventional white light imaging. This study evaluated the device's efficacy in reducing the polyp miss rate and its ability to discriminate between types of tumors. Results suggest that the us...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...acteristics of gait initiation and termination may aid in the design of better training methods for patie...sed by a total of 1.7 C. This information may help aid in understanding where and why residual limb skin problems develop and provide design requirements f...

World Bank and IMF preventing transfer of foreign aid to HIV/AIDS programmes

... that aim to reduce poverty are preventing foreign aid from reaching HIV/AIDS programs in developing coun...lows of foreign exchange associated with increased aid can drive up the value of the recipient country's currency. The result would be to increase the pric...

Study helps doctors ID intimate partner violence abuse victims

... not replace direct questioning about IPV, but may aid in detection of abuse in patient populations....

Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors

...that all camps have staff who can administer first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and that waterfront supervisors be certified in CPR. The increasing numbers of children who have asthma and allergies also bring new challenges for camps. The new guideline recommends that parents teach their ...

Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting

... clinician's device produces crisp images with the aid of an injected molecular beacon called a nanodot -... unknown distance from the tumor margin. With the aid of long-term follow-up data on these women, Mr. Heaphy and his colleagues determined that tumor-like...

Increasing the success of liver transplants by managing levels of anti-rejection drugs

...tient survival rates. While these medications can aid positive outcomes, high levels of CNIs can cause seizures and kidney damage, and low levels increase the risk of rejection of the transplanted liver. A study in the June issue of The Journal of Pediatrics discusses an approach to managing the levels...

Changes advocated in license renewals for elderly drivers

... automobiles with systems designed specifically to aid seniors -- has more limitations than advantages at present, according to the U. of I. scholar. A major drawback is that new technology, such as collision warning lights or night vision equipment, "necessarily requires that elderly drivers learn how ...

New memory aid helps dementia sufferers remember as time goes by

...mentia sufferers respond to social situations, the aid aims to stimulate more enjoyable, rewarding conversation between sufferers and those who care for them. With funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a team of researchers in Scotland has developed CIRCA (Computer...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)

...onic home care assistance directed at private duty aid offered on an hourly basis; and, in the home, the provision of and assistance with medical equipment such as oxygen supplies, respiratory equipment, nebulized medications, infusion therapy, and other in-home medical supplies. According to the report,...

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