Tag: "bad" at medical news
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
...acteria and other microorganisms are often given a bad
rap because some can cause potentially dangerous diseases, some microorganisms are essential to healthy living-for example, bacteria living in the gut and intestines are important for digestion and illness or antibiotic treatment that disturbs them c...
International study launched testing new drug combination to cut cardiovascular disease
...ong people already taking treatment to lower their bad
"LDL" cholesterol levels effectively. It is being co-ordinated at Oxford University by the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU), the research unit famous for running huge international studies, including the ground-breaking Heart Protection Study (HPS)...
Under-diagnosed rage disorder more prevalent than previously thought
...tion, aggressiveness or 'blowing up' is considered bad
behavior; people think, 'This person just needs an...If people think these explosive outbursts are just bad
behavior, they are not thinking of this problem as a serious biomedical problem that can be treated....
Homeless young people warn researchers about the dangers of cash incentives
...homeless people can be particularly vulnerable and bad
experiences can often make them highly distrustful of adults and institutions. "We hope that our study will help other researchers develop ethical guidelines for research projects with homeless young people. This will enable healthcare professionals...
Health risks continue well after the surgery is over
... first insight we take away from this is that when bad
things happen down the road, months, maybe even years later, that we cannot, as we have in the past, just attribute it to the natural course of illness," says Dr. Steffen E. Meiler, anesthesiologist and vice chair for research in the Medical College ...
Hope I die before I get old?
...experience long-lasting happiness, or if something bad
happens, they will experience long-term misery," he says. "But instead, people's happiness results more from their underlying emotional resources -- resources that appear to grow with age. People get better at managing life's ups and downs, and the r...
UT Southwestern allergist offers coping strategies for relief from summer allergens
...ars and tree pollens have generally subsided. The bad
news: It's summertime. "For summer, it will be grass pollen along with high ozone levels combining for a one-two punch," said Dr. David Khan, associate professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "In July, cedar elm will appear....
Mechanism identified for promising neurological drug
...degenerative diseases, inflammation is basically a bad
thing, because it damages cells," Swanson notes. "And cell suicide is not necessarily the best thing for the whole organism." Is he being understated? The second observation, Swanson says, was made a decade ago by study co-author Tiina M. Kauppinen, ...
Pre-scan warnings would have caused extra distress say women with problem fetuses
...ress, according to a study of women who were given bad
news when they had an ultrasound to detect possibl...ur study. Despite the fact that they received very bad
news during their second scan, they still told us that they felt that pre-scan warnings were inadvis...
4th International Conference on Memory
...ronto psychologist, Fergus Craik. But it's not all bad
news. Craik will reveal that, while memory for specific events declines from the 40s on, other types of memory can hold up well with advancing age. These include memory for well-known words, facts and ideas, and even memory for information held in th...
Estrogen plays different role during stress in black and white teens
...gulating blood pressure but, unfortunately, it's a bad
one in black females." Estrogen influences blood pressure by releasing nitric oxide, a vasodilator, and by blunting the response of the sympathetic nervous system the fight or flight response as well as angiotensin II, a vasodilator. Estrogen is be...
Cell phone emissions excite the brain cortex
... that this work implies that using a cell phone is bad
for the brain in any way. Much more work needs to be done to understand whether these electrical changes in the brain make any difference whatsoever in the way we think or in any disease process in which cortical excitability is affected. "It shoul...
Link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion
...d to report the percentage of time they spent in a bad
mood the previous day, they were asked to predict ... time people with certain income levels spend in a bad
mood. Survey respondents expected women who earned less than $20,000 a year to spend 32 percent m...
Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks
...s that driving while talking on a cell phone is as bad
as or maybe worse than driving drunk, which is completely unacceptable and cannot be tolerated by society." University of Utah Cell Phone Research Previous research by Strayer, Drews and colleagues include: A 2001 study showing that hands-free ...
In-home sensors spot dementia signs in elderly
...r time, you need multiple measures - good days and bad
days - and it often takes years to see that trend in a clinic setting," said Tamara Hayes, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering at OHSU's OGI School of Science & Engineering, and the study's lead author. She noted that most clinic vis...
A new study drives home the importance of tooth brushing and flossing
...ter a two-week oral hygiene program. Halitosis, or bad
breath, was also reduced. In the group that did n...ing gums can be a sign of periodontal disease, and bad
breath may be from certain bacteria that have built up in the mouth. People with bleeding gums or ba...
Low literacy increases risk of death and misunderstanding of medical consent forms
...ired for 80 percent of people," Sudore notes. "The bad
news is that most subjects had poor comprehension on the first pass in spite of the form being written at a sixth-grade reading level and read aloud, and also in spite of participants being asked frequently if they had any questions." After taking...
Immune system police learn early and sometimes badly
...to improve the mix in people who already have some bad
police. "We need some of the regulatory cells more than others," says Dr. Ignatowicz. "We probably need more of the ones that recognize autoantigens on the pancreas and we need the ones that recognize tumors to be less frequent." The fact that mo...
Botulinum toxin helps facial scars heal better, Mayo Clinic finds
... an additional tool in preventing the formation of bad
scars," says Holger Gassner, M.D., lead study researcher and former Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat surgical resident who is now a fellow in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. "It will give us the option to optimize h...
Sociologists dissect doctor-patient dialogue
...es conversations in which physicians announce both bad
and good news. Maynard says that is a departure fr...esearchers primarily focused on doctors delivering bad
news, such as a terminal diagnosis or the announcement of a patient's death to family members. Yet, ...
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