Tag: "attempted" at medical news
Exposed: Tobacco companies efforts to influence industry privatisation
...of THE LANCET highlights how two tobacco companies attempted
to influence plans to privatise the state-owned to...ly favour its products. Documents suggest that BAT attempted
to gain favour in various ways including donating funds in aid of flood relief and providing Moldova...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...e of diabetic and related health care. This effort attempted
to overcome the health care delivery challenges posed by that community and tried to address the substantially increased health risks they faced in this case. They observed the results of this special pilot package of diabetes health care outreach to...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
... of hypertrophy could be reversed, the researchers attempted
to preserve normal NOS3 enzymatic function and fed supplements of cofactor BH4 to the group of mice with the enzyme. After three weeks of therapy, results showed that hypertrophy was markedly reduced and heart function improved. For all mice with ...
Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums
... says Professor Hung. "Until now, few studies have attempted
to measure these stresses." The responses given by the new mothers to the 85 questions have enabled Professor Hung to develop an improved 61-item Hung Postpartum Stress Scale. "This up-dated and improved stress scale can now be used by healthca...
New insights into HIV immunity suggest alternative approach to vaccines
...ive outer coating of viruses. HIV researchers have attempted
to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies long-lived, HIV-specific antibodies that can kill all or most HIV strains with a similar vaccine design. Some broadly neutralizing antibodies have been isolated from HIV-infected humans, although the antibo...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...ho had no eosinophils in induced sputum before the attempted
reduction. They said that the percentage of sputum eosinophils and an exhaled nitric oxide level of 22 ppb or greater were the most significant predictors of failed inhaled corticosteroid reduction in children with apparently well-controlled asthma. ...
Boys, too, suffer long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse
...htly higher for both genders if the abuse included attempted
or completed intercourse. The study also looked at the gender of perpetrators. Women reported that males committed the abuse 94 percent of the time. However, among men, abusers were divided more evenly between both genders with females accounting for...
Study shows Philip Morris pursued tobacco regulation to enhance its image
...cco companies that previously sued the FDA when it attempted
to regulate nicotine as a drug and cigarettes as nicotine delivery devices, but beginning in 2000, the company began aggressively pursuing FDA regulation. "With image-shaping in mind, PM devoted enormous resources to achieving regulation--but on its...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...more information to the physician. Three studies attempted
to evaluate patient outcomes, whether or not the patient's health actually improved because the physician or nurse was trained, but only showed improvements in patient satisfaction with the provider. Only one of these evaluated adherence to medicati...
Easy access to nicotine patches could help more smokers to quit
...igators sent NRT patches to 34,000 individuals and attempted
follow-up counselling calls for all recipients. 1,300 randomly selected participants underwent a 6-month follow-up survey. Individuals who requested and were enrolled in the program but who, because of mailing errors, did not receive the treatment, w...
Perceptions of weight important risk factor for suicidal behavior in adolescents
...st 12 months, and how many times they had actually attempted
suicide in the past 12 months. The researchers fo...weight or very overweight were more likely to have attempted
suicide compared to those who perceived themselves as about the right weight. Black and Hispanic st...
Bipolar disorder more prevalent and costly than believed; Lithium could curb suicide rate
... J. Baldessarini, M.D., the number of suicides and attempted
suicides, as well as their associated costs, could be reduced significantly in the United States by a return to more widespread use of lithium, as had been more common before the introduction of newer drugs and continues to be standard practice in Eu...
Swamped city: New Orleans and nature
...y," he said. Early on, Colten said, city leaders attempted
to control the excess water by imposing laws to co...trol the dumping of sewage. He said they initially attempted
to force individuals and business to find ways to send their sewage out of the city by routing it in...
Neural cell transplants fight immune attack in mice with multiple sclerosis
... 2003;422:688-694). In the current study, the team attempted
to define the mechanisms responsible for the migration of these cells into the brain and to sites of injury. This study was funded in part by the National MS Society (USA), the Myelin Project, the Italian MS Foundation and the Italian Minister of Hea...
Cognitive therapy effective in preventing repeat suicide attempts
Adults who had attempted
suicide reduced their risk of a repeat attempt by ...evious studies have indicated that individuals who attempted
suicide were about 40 times more likely to commit suicide than those who had not attempted
Cognitive therapy reduces repeat suicide attempts by 50 percent
...5 percent Hispanic and other ethnicities. Most had attempted
to kill themselves by drug overdosing (58 percent), with 17 percent by stabbing, 7 percent by jumping and 4 percent by hanging, shooting or drowning. Seventy-seven percent had major depression and 68 percent a substance use disorder. After a clinica...
Insurance status affects ability to secure necessary, timely follow-up medical appointments
...etermine insurance status, whereas only 28 percent attempted
to determine the severity of the caller's condition," the authors write. "These study findings suggest that reported insurance status influences access to follow-up appointments for patients with conditions requiring urgent ambulatory follow-up care...
New book explains age-old mystery of geometrical illusions
...he world." Nevertheless, many neurobiologists have attempted
to explain vision by postulating that the brain's neural wiring can definitively "calculate" the features of a visual scene, despite the visual world's inevitable ambiguity. Such "rule-based" theories, said Purves, have arisen because neurobiologists...
Study finds surprising links between depression, suicide, and epilepsy
...preliminary. In the present study, the researchers attempted
to define more clearly the relationship between de...ple with epilepsy were 4 times more likely to have attempted
suicide before ever having a seizure, even after other factors were taken into account like drinking...
New study reveals attempted suicide often a snap decision fuelled by drugs and alcohol
...ied 90 people aged between 17 to 65 years, who had attempted
suicide and had been taken to a hospital emergency...oblem of non-fatal acts of deliberate self-harm or attempted
suicide is much bigger and more frequent than most of us realise.Conservative estimates have suggest...
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