Tag: "been" at medical news
Football is a pain in the neck
...real and lead author of the study. "Each sport has been
recognized as a high risk activity for head injuries, but very little research has been
conducted on the risk of neck injuries for recreational athletes competing in these sports." Resear...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...that in some of the studies, patients may not have been
on an aggressive enough drug schedule to treat early symptoms rapidly," Spiegel says. "You would have to include only studies where drug control was optimal. "Lots of people -- especially many with delusions -- are still uncomfortable with ECT, altho...
Study links cigarette smoking with progression of multiple sclerosis
...at a modifiable risk factor for MS progression has been
identified, providing a new strategy for patients hoping to control neurological damage from the disease. Study results appear in the March 9, 2005 issue of Brain. Miguel Hernn, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of epidemi...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...escription of antibiotics for this purpose had not been
tested through a randomized clinical trial. The in...t sites in the United States. All U.S. adults have been
exposed to C. pneumoniae, which spreads through the air and causes pneumonia or mild repiratory dise...
Feeling safe and secure? CUMC scientists find it's all in the caudoputamen
...the neurobiology of happiness, which has generally been
ignored by researchers as well as physicians, may be equally important in the disorders. "The missing part of our picture of anxiety is the good feelings associated with being safe and secure," Dr. Rogan says. "But positive emotions are harder to stu...
Child health teacher numbers at worrying levels
... In a five-year period up to April 2003, there has been
a 26% reduction in the number of lecturers and a 7...m found, from a full response rate, that there had been
'worrying decline' in numbers. There were now 312.8 established full-time equivalent academic clinic...
Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care
...although further questioning revealed problems had been
faced by every doctor interviewed. Some said that...ister Hospital with positive results and there has been
widespread support for the new approach. Teaching for EM junior medical staff is now focused on thi...
Trusts perform better on chemical incidents but protective suits and tents still imperfect
...though the training package and dogma seem to have been
delivered effectively to hospitals, the current suit and inflatable shelter pose a number of considerable ergonomic and functional difficulties.'...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...nts. Approximately 50 percent of U.S. adults have been
exposed to C. pneumoniae at some point in their lives. It spreads through the air and can cause pneumonia. "This study found no benefit from treating the C. pneumoniae bacteria with antibiotic in order to reduce the risk of heart attack or improve o...
Used in a new way, RNA interference permanently silences key breast cancer gene
... in a mini symposium at the AACR meeting. RNAi has been
employed as a laboratory tool to knock down expres...orizon because lentivirus delivery systems haven't been
approved for human use yet, and because of the many problems associated with treating metastatic bre...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
NOTE: This release has been
updated since its original posting. April 20, 2005, New Orleans: Interventional neuroradiologists at West Virginia University School of Medicine and Hospitals today presented the largest study to date on the utility of computed tomography (CT) perfu...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...ry with different drugs. One drug, valproate, has been
associated with a higher risk of birth defects tha...some others although the reasons for this have not been
completely clarified. However, for some patients, valproate is the most effective medication for con...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...e 6 percent to 8 percent carbohydrates, which have been
found to cause fewer gastric problems and are ideal for absorption," he said. "Cyclists should also try different sports drinks during training to get an idea of which one works best for them, as research has shown that taste is the most important fa...
Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population
...ations. Lappalainen stressed that other genes have been
implicated in alcoholism and that the risk of alcohol dependence is also dependent on environment and behavior. ...
10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use
...ved from the plant Artemisia annua (ACTs) have now been
adopted by many endemic countries, although cost is likely to be a problem in ensuring their widespread use. ACTs are highly effective, even in areas where there is a high level of resistance to other antimalarial drugs. (See this week's issue Lance...
'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones
..., only 42 percent of Americans age 50 or older had been
screened, as recommended....
Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine
...sms that may underlie the forgetting of abuse have been
scientifically identified Freyd's co-authors for the Science article include Frank Putnam , Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Thomas Lyon , University of Southern California Law School; Kathryn Becker-Blease , University of New Hamps...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...ell transplantation. The procedure has been
done previously; the first case was 16 years ago at the University of Minnesota, and the patient still survives. Only a few other cases were attempted, and results were not uniformly good, so the procedure fell out of favor until recently, when new a...
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...role of immunosuprressants in tumor growth has not been
well established. In a previous study, the authors demonstrated a close relationship between the amount of cyclosporine and tumor recurrence in liver transplant patients. The current study further examines this association and identifies possible st...
Lessons to be learnt from life at the very limit
...mbination of skills. We're very fortunate to have been
able to assemble such a group. The Xtreme Everest expedition is an opportunity for us to take those people and do something truly amazing." The one day conference, 'Knowledge: Lessons Learnt from Life at the Limits', will be held at UCL in central L...
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