Tag: "change" at medical news
Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries
...he predicted number was nine. There was little change
in the number of spinal injuries in the other contact areas of rugby the tackle, ruck and maul. There were seven instead of the predicted nine spinal injuries in these elements of play between 2001 and 2005. Yet where tackles had accounted for 36%...
Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy
...lantation examines the dilemmas faced in trying to change
kidney transplant policy; addressing the need to balance the benefits of immediate transplants with those to be had from waiting for a more suitable match. The article highlights some of the important points to be considered in any new policy-making,...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...d super-sponge" is a liquid-like material that can change
volume and absorb energy when subjected to external pressure. These materials are of ultrahigh energy absorption efficiency, orders of magnitude higher than that of engineering rubbers and reinforced composites having broad applications in healthcar...
Public health impact of climate change, poverty, disaster response and housing design
...include reports regarding the influence of climate change
on health status, the post-disaster response in Indonesia, and improvements needed to the design of housing and shelter programs in developing countries. Experts from the WHO, Pan American Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...importantly, this is a first step toward a culture change
of using intelligent clinical criteria instead of expensive technology to rule out life-threatening disease. According to Dr. Kline, I interpret our data as a manifestation of the erosion of the physician-patient relationship. Physicians now believe ...
New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime
... have the necessary survey data to trace religious change
from adolescence to late adulthood. Religiousness dips slightly but remains high through early adulthood (people in their thirties) but then drops through middle adulthood (forties). It plateaus between middle and late-middle adulthood (people in the...
Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
... from stopping HRT could be minimized by lifestyle change
intervention. Participants were part of the five...maining 130 had discontinued HRT. The lifestyle change
group significantly decreased weight, Body Mass Index, waist circumference, total cholesterol and LD...
Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities
... current study shows a marked difference in weight change
between the intervention and control groups and a strong link between weight gain and improved intellectual ability. "I hope that it will stimulate further lines of enquiry as there is a vital need to improve nutrition among elderly patients, parti...
Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
...onship between levels of physical activity and the change
in fitness levels. Timothy S. Church, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., of the Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, La., and colleagues examined the effect of 50 percent, 100 percent, and 150 percent of the NIH Consensus Panel physical activity recom...
Low-glycemic load diet may be more effective for dieters with certain insulin response patterns
...20 percent fat) diet. The researchers found that change
in body weight and body fat percentage did not differ between the diet groups overall. However, for those with insulin concentration at 30 minutes above the median (midpoint), the lowglycemic load diet produced a greater decrease in weight (12.8 lbs....
Elsevier launches Molecular Oncology
...ical practice, as these developments are likely to change
the way in which cancer will be diagnosed, treated and monitored in the future.The greatest challenge today is how to effectively bridge basic and clinical cancer research in order to expedite the translation of novel discoveries into clinical applic...
Weill Cornell researchers use 'Virtual Iraq' simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
...- "move" through a "virtual world" in which images change
in a natural way along with head and body movement. A recent Archives of Internal Medicine study found that as many as 13 percent of recent veterans are diagnosed with PTSD. The Weill Cornell researchers are testing whether physiological arousal ...
Mailman School of Public Health researchers analyze air quality and weather changes by 2050
...the team examined the potential impacts of climate change
on air quality and heat across the metropolitan ar...ies of the New York City Metro area due to climate change
alone. County-specific increases ranged from zero to six deaths/summer, with the largest increases ...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
...n aging workforce, we were concerned with making a change
to the modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular ...e coaching." Employees are asked what they want to change
first, such as weight, blood pressure or diabetes control. The coaching, set up through the health ...
Bone marrow stem cells may cure eye disease
...dels injected with bone marrow stem cells began to change
shape and heal. "We found that bone marrow...ation of connective tissues," Kao said. "If we can change
the function of non-corneal bone marrow stem cells by introducing them into human corneas, we can po...
Childhood obesity intervention shows promising results
... Smart. Play Hard. a community-based environmental change
intervention to prevent obesity in culturally diverse, early elementary school children reduced weight gain over one school year. The multi-faceted program was designed and implemented by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
WASHINGTON, May 10 A simple procedural change
may significantly reduce cardiopulmonary arrests o...toriello said. "It was difficult to get people to change
their mindset from waiting to call for help until the patient had arrested to calling at their earli...
HPV infection linked to throat cancers
...has already disrupted the cell enough to steer its change
to cancer, then tobacco and alcohol use may have no further impact." "It is important for health care providers to know that people without the traditional risk factors of tobacco and alcohol use can nevertheless be at risk for oropharyngeal cancer...
$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments
...hape and size changes. Lung tumors, in particular, change
shape and position during treatment due to the patient's breathing. Radiation is often given daily over a period of days or weeks, and the ability to adapt the treatment to a tumor's movement during the course of treatment can have a significant effe...
Employers who recognize the impact of migraine may help to improve workplace productivity
...nd legs, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, taste change
and weight loss. Tell your doctor about other medications you take....
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