Tag: "benefits" at medical news
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...al trials over the next seven years, comparing the benefits
of different dental procedures, dental materials, and prevention strategies under a range of patient and clinical conditions. The networks also will perform anonymous chart reviews, as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Ac...
Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers
.... "When we counsel adolescents about the risks and benefits
associated with sex, we need to understand how they perceive it among themselves." Guidelines for adolescent health care call for physicians and other health providers to discuss sex and other risky behaviors during regular medical checkups. Those se...
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...it is not clear why prolonged dialysis reduces the benefits
of kidney transplantation for the heart, but he says there are several toxins associated with end-stage renal disease that have an adverse effect on the muscles of the heart. It may be that some of those toxins are not totally eliminated during the p...
A probe, not an echo
... department of radiology. "The potential clinical benefits
of the superb images obtained by this completely safe, non-invasive technique are very exciting." According to Marmarelis, the key features distinguishing HUTT from all previous ultrasound imaging systems is the use of multi-band analysis with sub-m...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...monstrate that behavioral treatments provide added benefits
to routine medical management in patients with stable IHD," the authors write. But the authors add that "caution should be exercised in interpreting the clinical significance of improvements in intermediate end points. In the absence of clinical sta...
Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment
...o moderate active ulcerative colitis to assess the benefits
of adding this oral supplement to standard medical therapy for the disease. This study shows that patients on corticosteroid therapy who were given the oral supplement vs. a placebo had a significant reduction in the dose of corticosteroids needed t...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...al ability." To provide a clearer picture of the benefits
of exercise for even elderly arthritis patients, the researchers estimated the expected two-year rates of functional decline if all the participants had regularly engaged in exercise or physical activity. According to their calculations, the functio...
Competition in health care may not result in better quality
...eed better evidence to understand and evaluate the benefits
and costs of competitive versus regulatory policies. "The health care environment is complicated and multi-layered, and perhaps the most effective change may require a mix of approaches involving competition and regulation to ensure patient safety an...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
...eassuring to see that, based on this research, the benefits
of this therapy for adults are also applicable to pediatric patients," said Dr. Morrow. Under Dr. Morrow's direction as chief of cardiology since 1996, the pediatric heart transplant program at ACH has consistently been recognized as one of the top p...
Hopkins study shows older children also benefit from 'lazy eye' treatment
... glasses alone responded to treatment. Despite the benefits
of treatment, most children - including those who responded to treatment - were left with some visual impairment and did not obtain "20/20" vision. Repka says it is also not known whether vision improvement will be sustained in these children once tr...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...ext research will continue to examine demonstrable benefits
from exercise, in people at risk for heart disease," adds Stewart. "Further examination of the role of decreasing abdominal fat, which dropped nearly 20 percent in this study, and its link to lowering blood pressure, could also explain why exercise h...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... to move towards energy self-sufficiency, then the benefits
of economic growth will become that much more acce...to use nanotechnology responsibly to generate real benefits
for the 5 billion people in the developing world."...
Older children can benefit from treatment for childhood's most common eye disorder
...t of those treated with glasses alone. Despite the benefits
of the treatment, most children, including those who responded to treatment, were left with some visual impairment. They did not obtain "20/20" vision. "This study shows how important it is to screen children of all ages for amblyopia." said stud...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...idence-based education session about the risks and benefits
of tamoxifen and a follow-up evaluation of their k... as low or average. After hearing about the drug's benefits
and risk, only 17.6 percent of women over 50 in the study who were potentially eligible to take it w...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...xtra minutes during a four-hour operation can have benefits
to the patient that will last for years," Pelletier said. With the new capability at Stanford, a team of cardiologists and heart surgeons is spearheading a large nationwide clinical trial to systematically assess the effectiveness of SPY as ...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...ces of a personal relationship with God may confer benefits
in circumstances beyond the reach of relationships...specially in difficult times, Cacioppo said. Those benefits
of belief in God accrue over time and are an important aspect of dealing with aging, he said. Subje...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...could slash infection rates, its cancer-preventing benefits
will not be evident for decades, as it will take t...e to vaccination, it will take even longer for its benefits
to become clear. Vaccines are producing good results in clinical trials, and the first could be lic...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...rs note. "The results of IMPACT will have tangible benefits
for both asthma patients and providers," said James Kiley, PhD, director of the NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases. "We established the Asthma Clinical Research Network several years ago for just this purpose -- to generate meaningful data on new therap...
Researcher sheds light on ghostwriting in medical journals
...ary supplements, women's health, the assessment of benefits
and risks in alternative medicine and conventional medicine, and influences on physician prescribing. She has published articles in medical journals including The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Reproductive Toxicology, and Experimental Biology...
College students likely drink much more alcohol than they think they do
...fornia at San Diego. "For example, cardiovascular benefits
have been associated with one drink per day for fe...are aware that a drink or two per day could convey benefits
for the heart. This might be true, but it's also clear that going over that limit can increase a pe...
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