Tag: "benefits" at medical news
New anti-blood-thinning drug not as safe as protamine
...ed alternatives available to us at this point, the benefits
of protamine still exceed the risks, at least until we find something better." One of the strengths of heparinase I trial, both Stafford-Smith and Newman pointed out, was the use of human simulators -- a "dummy" human that reacts as humans would whil...
Study evaluates averted costs of neuroblastoma screening
...duce mortality. Such evaluations of the costs and benefits
of new health interventions can identify services ...ove to be effective. To demonstrate the costs and benefits
of performing these types of evaluation studies, Lee Soderstrom, Ph.D., of McGill University in Mont...
Why don't some patients take their medicines?
... for doctors is for them to recognize the multiple benefits
from actively reaching out to establish trust with their patients, striving to form a strong therapeutic bond, and asking patients directly how drug costs are affecting them. For patients, he says, "It's important to be open and honest with your doc...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
...ate them and the thousands of others who bring the benefits
of chemistry to us all every day." The Heroes of Chemistry program, started in 1996 by the ACS, honors industrial chemists and chemical engineers who create commercially successful products that improve the quality of life. The keynote speaker fo...
Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
...nto levels found in the body. The potential health benefits
of these antioxidants ultimately depends on how th...ing number of reports touting the potential health benefits
of drinking coffee. It also comes at an appropriate time: Coffee consumption is on the rise in the U...
Olive oil contains natural anti-inflammatory agent
... cancer, lung cancer, and some dementias. Similar benefits
are associated with certain NSAIDs, such as aspiri...that oleocanthal plays a causal role in the health benefits
associated with diets where olive oil is the principal source of fat." Beauchamp said future researc...
Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality
...mic growth during the last decade has brought many benefits
and some challenges. Global atmospheric mapping of nitrogen dioxide pollution performed by ERS-2's GOME and Envisat's SCIAMACHY reveals the world's largest amount of NO2 hanging above Beijing and northeast China, as reported in Nature this week. As ...
Implantable pacemaker-like device sends pulses to the brain to treat chronic depression
...esults have shown that patients achieve increasing benefits
from VNS Therapy over time and experience sustained results. Additionally, VNS Therapy is very tolerable, and side effects typically diminish over time." Three percent of patients in the clinical trial experienced side effects of incision pain; voice...
Funding for South Australian health research
...o we do that? We believe this review will show the benefits
of this approach are far greater than we are aware," he said. Professor David Currow's research is one of three South Australian projects to be funded. Flinders University Professor John Wakerman will investigate models of rural and remote health c...
National critical care program benefits families, patients, and hospitals
...s in the intensive care unit (ICU) has significant benefits
for families, patients, and team members in the ICU, shows a new study. As reported in a supplement to the September issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), implementation of the Critical Care Fam...
Key strategy to limit managed care drug costs failing, survey shows
...HMOs, each with its own array of prescription drug benefits
and policies. On the other hand, the information they do get from the HMO is often incomplete or not timely enough to help them make good management decisions," says Helene Levens Lipton, PhD, professor of health policy and pharmacy at UCSF and lead ...
Research focus on aspirin
...lled for further studies to see if there are other benefits
from taking low-dose aspirin before bed, instead of in the morning. Joseph V. Messer, M.D., M.A.C.C., from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill., who was not connected with this study, said the results again demonstrate the extraordinary va...
Breast cancer screening trial shows digital mammogram benefits
...le the study doesn't show that digital mammography benefits
all women, it clearly makes a difference for younger women, a population that is known to be difficult to examine because they tend to have denser breasts. "The important message is that all women get screened annually whether with digital or conven...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
... than open surgery for aneurysm repair. Additional benefits
include minimal blood loss and the option for local anesthesia. Patients who did not have a ruptured aneurysm prior to treatment may be able to leave the hospital the day after the procedure and return to their normal routine within days. Collins re...
Mars breaks new ground in heart health with Cocoavia
...hat was purposely designed to deliver heart-health benefits
and real chocolate pleasure in products that are l...iversity of California-Davis to explore the health benefits
of cocoa flavanols the powerhouse compounds found naturally in cocoa beans that are similar to thos...
Healthcare workers who don't have flu injections could be risking patients' lives
...understanding of the vaccine, especially regarding benefits
and side-effects. "Many of the respondents appeare...they needed it. And only 10 per cent knew that the benefits
of the vaccine included protecting patients against the serious complications of flu. "One encouragi...
Public patients denied effective obesity treatment
...ns for effective management, the impressive health benefits
that are achieved by weight loss and the role surgery can play in overcoming obesity....
Use of antibiotics for acne may increase risk of common infectious illness
...d to balance the risk of these infections with the benefits
that patients with acne receive from this therapy, will require further investigation. However, patients with acne represent an ideal model in which to study the long-term effects of antibiotic therapy, the risks associated with colonization, and the...
Evolving trends in the treatment of vascular birthmarks
...onally recommended, Dr. Deveikis suggests that the benefits
of surgery may be limited when healthy structures are intimately involved with the lesion. In the article, he presents a study on the evaluation and treatment of patients with vascular malformations of the head and neck using an alternative, minimall...
VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus
...ctors and patients should then weigh the risks and benefits
of the surgery before having a shunt implanted. NPH is a progressive neurological disorder that affects about 375,000 people in the United States and typically occurs in adults 55 years and older. It results from a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid, wh...
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