Tag: "benefit" at medical news
Angioplasty reduces long-term cardiac risk among heart patients with 'silent' ischemia
...oup, despite fewer drugs. "We found a persistent benefit
of PCI compared with optimized drug therapy," the authors report. "This benefit
became apparent only after two years of observation, with survival curves continuously diverging up ...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...ernment of India. "These collaborations clearly benefit
both countries and the global biomedical and public health research community more broadly," notes Dr. Glass. Many VAP-supported research projects have directly addressed critical health problems. Rotavirus is responsible for about 20 percent of di...
Stanford researchers identify immune dysfunction in melanoma patients
... in that pathway. That means patients who wouldn't benefit
from the treatment could avoid suffering through interferon's flu-like side effects....
Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity
...f Neurology (AAN) in Boston, Mass., reinforced the benefit
for employers to acknowledge and assess the impact...ly 40 percent of frequent migraine sufferers could benefit
from preventive therapy, yet only 13 percent typically are on a migraine preventive medication. TO...
Decrease in breast cancer rates likely reflect HRT reduction and saturation of mammography
...ge groups 50-69 years, likely reflecting the early benefit
of the reduced use of HRT. Previous studies have suggested a link between HRT use and breast cancer. Ahmedin Jemal and colleagues at the American Cancer Society conducted statistical analysis to examine patterns in invasive and in situ breast canc...
New study probes how religion can help HIV/AIDS patients
...want to know how people living with HIV/AIDS could benefit
from these organizations."...
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
...urrent evidence did not support a similar level of benefit
from massage therapy. Neck pain is a very common complaint approximately 15 percent of women and 10 percent of men are estimated to have chronic neck pain at any one time. According to a report issued by the National Board of Chiropractic Examine...
New research disproves belief that group psychotherapy extends the lives of cancer patients
...er patients, but none have demonstrated a survival benefit
that could logically be attributed to psychotherapy. In biomedicine, a large-scale trial would not be considered warranted for cases in which a hypothesis was interesting but improbable given the available data. Therefore, the authors conclude that...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
...ilure of the infliximab to provide any therapeutic benefit
in COPD patients was unexpected because the drug has proven effective in treating other inflammatory diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death of men and women in the United States ...
Topical testosterone cream does not increase sexual drive in female cancer survivors
...men who are postmenopausal is required to obtain a benefit
from androgen therapy, then it does not appear that androgen supplementation would be a viable option for women who must avoid [estrogen] replacement," the authors write. In an accompanying editorial, Patricia Ganz, M.D., and Gail Greendale, M.D.,...
Other highlights in the May 2 JNCI
...cancer who have undergone a hysterectomy appear to benefit
from taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer, ac...of developing lung cancer and his or her potential benefit
from preventive treatment or clinical trials. However, existing models focus primarily on long-term ...
Why losing money may be more painful than you think
...ppropriate action early to avoid punishments or to benefit
from rewards. This ability is guided by a "prediction error", whereby the brain learns to make predictions based on previous mistakes .The researchers have shown that there appears to be a separate response when the prediction results in a financial ...
LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance
.... Conclusions Many studies have shown the benefit
of RYGB surgery for improvement in insulin resistance in morbidly obese patients. This study demonstrates that there are also significant improvements in insulin resistance six months after LAGB. After six months, the largest and most significant ch...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
... clouds in this sunny sky. Many patients who could benefit
from all of the proven treatments aren't getting t...ull range of tests and treatments that we know can benefit
them," Eagle continues. He notes, for example, that only 85 percent of STEMI patients and 83 percent...
Iyengar yoga can promote well-being in women breast cancer survivors
... lacking whether these programs such as yoga, also benefit
immune function. A new study of breast cancer su...ing how physical activity and meditative practices benefit
the immune system. The function of genes in immune cells can be regulated by proteins called transcr...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue
...ab, a widely used anti-tumor necrosis drug, has no benefit
in patients receiving standard corticosteroid treatment for giant-cell arteritis (GCA) or polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). The diseases, common overlapping inflammatory rheumatic diseases of unknown origin, are usually treated with steroids, which can h...
Study puts us one step closer to understanding the function of sleep
...lly stimulated "power nap," which might confer the benefit
of eight hours sleep in just a few hours. Before that happens, however, Tononi must go further and prove that artificial slow waves have restorative benefits to the brain. Such an experiment would ask whether sleep with TMS leads to greater brain r...
Study suggests antithrombotics cause more intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke deaths in 'over-75s'
...se. However, there is no clear evidence of overall benefit
in low risk healthy individuals, due mainly to the...drugs, such as aspirin, are undoubtedly of overall benefit
in older patients with a definite indication, such as a previous heart attack or stroke, but our res...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...self-insured employers, are interested in the cost benefit
between getting a worker back to the job at a functioning level (costs of medical, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation programs such as those these workers went through) and a worker's not being able to go back to work at all or at his or her ...
Panbio files first patent application for Homogenous Assay Technology
...s using current technology. Quicker diagnosis will benefit
patients,physicians and clinical laboratory customers. Furthermore, the technology allows immunoassays to be performed in fewer steps, heavilyreducing the complexity of performing assays by instrument or by manual operation, hencereducing costs and t...
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