Tag: "benefits" at medical news
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...completion of cancer treatment. 3. What are the benefits
of the Patient Navigator Program? Evidence shows that in addition to unequal access to health care, racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations do not always receive timely, appropriate advice and care when confronted with a cancer diagnosi...
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
Add another line to the list of benefits
from drinking tea: New research in animals suggest...s included, believe that green tea has more health benefits
than black tea," says Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemist at the University of Scranton (Penn.) and lead au...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...loped a decision model to compare costs, harms and benefits
of four post-attack strategies: no vaccination or ...f people very rapidly; otherwise you won't get the benefits
that we predict," said Owens. His hope, he added, is that these findings will help the country get m...
Institute of Medicine news: Human resource crisis in HIV/AIDS
... and hope. In our interconnected world, such work benefits
us all." CREATING THE UNITED STATES GLOBAL HEALTH SERVICE Today HIV/AIDS is one of the world's greatest health crises, the report emphasizes. Nearly 40 million people are infected with HIV, and 95 percent of them live in resource-poor countries. ...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...Srivastava and colleagues examined the therapeutic benefits
of phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a constituent of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, on ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer, one of the leading causes of gynecologic cancer-related deaths among women in the United States, is often detected at an...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
... say whether stomach positioning has any long-term benefits
or drawbacks, says review lead author Deborah Well...ciated with SIDS, Wells and colleagues decided the benefits
of stomach positioning should be evaluated specifically in children. Nurses in Wells' hospital and o...
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...iew finds. The studies also hint at some cognitive benefits
from the drug for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's and vascular dementia, which occurs when brain cells are starved of oxygen by blocked or diseased blood vessels. However, these changes were not clinically significant, and it remains unkno...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...hysicians could judge how to balance the risks and benefits
for individual patients. Our meta-analysis demonstrates that the risk may be even higher. In view of the relatively modest symptomatic benefit this drug provides, a death risk of this size should take precedence in a physician's treatment decision." ...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...orks, and combining both treatments can accelerate benefits
to some patients, the review finds. Dr. Prathap Tharyan, head of psychiatry at Christian Medical College in Tamil Nadu, India, and colleagues analyzed 26 randomized controlled trials, involving 1,485 adult patients, 798 of whom were treated with shoc...
Anti-malarial drugs given to infants can protect them for two years
...This finding increases the potential public-health benefits
of such treatment." In an accompanying comment Imelda Bates (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) concludes: "Accumulating evidence about the effectiveness and safety of IPT [intermittent presumptive treatment] programmes is likely to increase ...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...searchers found this approach provided a number of benefits
but one of the most significant was an average drop in blood pressure of around 4mmHg in the Asian patients research has shown that such a drop in blood pressure leads to a 35% reduction in the risk of heart disease. The simple tools of this new pil...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...ase in the combined CEA-CABG procedure, the actual benefits
to patients are not yet clear. "We sought to explore the use of these combined procedures in Canada, to evaluate its utilization over time, and to assess outcomes," said study author Michael D. Hill, MD, MSc, of the University of Calgary in Alberta. ...
ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner
...als have been so honored and are accorded the same benefits
as all other ASGE members. Congressional Service Award Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) This award is given to individuals within Congress who go above and beyond the call of duty in their work with healthcare legislation, par...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...no more than 1 pound monthly. To promote the benefits
of breast-feeding, the revised food packages for mother-infant pairs who rely on breast-feeding as the primary feeding method should contain greater amounts and a wider variety of foods to be more attractive, the report says. For example, the packag...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
...ls suggest that antidepressants may deliver modest benefits
to patients with minor depression, there is no evidence to support their use in adjustment disorder, especially when patients describe a clear event as the cause of their depression, and exhibit mild symptoms for only a short period of time," says Dr...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...ropriate when pain or problems occur. However, the benefits
of surgery are much less clear when it comes to removal of disease-free impacted wisdom teeth. Despite of a thorough review of the literature, the reviewers found no data to support this treatment approach. Mettes and his colleagues could not locate ...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...e. Brown said it was easy to do, and he sees great benefits
to patients. "It's a simple, safe and less invasive alternative. There is immediate recovery since there is no sedation, and a patient could drive himself home. There is little discomfort, and it's convenient." According to health experts, an estimat...
M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
...nal Cancer Institute in July 2005 will measure the benefits
of yoga on similar outcomes including more objecti...munity would view as solid medical evidence of the benefits
of these types of mind-body interventions." M. D. Anderson recognizes the growing body of research i...
Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used
...hion that will allow women to receive the greatest benefits
without commensurate risks. To minimise cancer and...toms as the traditional higher doses. Although the benefits
of short-term use of hormones during the early stages of menopause appear to outweigh the risks, we ...
Mayo Clinic first to use pharmacogenomics to treat inherited kidney disorder of children
...to determine the most effective doses and evaluate benefits
of this approach long term. The Problem and the Mayo solution Doctors have known for more than 40 years that vitamin B6 therapy can effectively lower the dangerous oxalate levels in urine of patients with type I primary hyperoxaluria. But the clini...
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