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Boys face greater burns risk than girls, says new research

...e home, particularly when they are in the kitchen" concludes Anna Carlsson. "Making sure that pan handles don't overhang the cooker is just one of the simple safety tips that could prevent burns injuries to small children. "Particular attention also needs to be paid to children under three, as they are less a...

Excisional treatments for pre-cancerous cervical cells could lead to problems in pregnancy

...d increasea woman's risk of problems in pregnancy, concludes a meta-analysis in thisweek's issue of The Lancet. The introduction of cervical screening programmes and treatment ofpre-cancerous cells has produced a profound decrease in the incidence ofcervical cancer. Cold knife conisation, laser ablation, laser...

Saw palmetto no better than placebo for enlarged prostate

... strong clinical benefit of saw palmetto for BPH," concludes Bent. "However, whether other doses, formulations, or patient populations might respond differently is unknown." The researchers estimate that saw palmetto is used by over two million men in the United States for treatment of BPH, which is said by th...

Children fare better at pediatric trauma centers

...sin in Milwaukee and Children's Research Institute concludes that the risk of death for injured children is significantly lower when care is provided in pediatric trauma centers than in nonpediatric centers. Children's Research Institute is part of the Children's Hospital and Health System. The study on "Outco...

One in 14 men having a heart attack drive themselves to hospital

...ly if they suspect they are having a heart attack" concludes Dr O'Donnell. "And it's also time to challenge the image of the typical male heart attack victim. "We are particularly concerned that women face much longer delays, both in the time it takes them to get to the hospital and in receiving treatmen...

University of Kentucky researcher identifies key to macular degeneration progression

...ge and into the later wet stage. Ambati's research concludes that the presence of the C3a and C5a components in drusen are not only markers of AMD that will develop into the late-stage form of the disease, but that they are in fact causal. The presence of these components stimulates the progression of AMD. In ...

Unplanned quit attempts more likely to succeed

...king are more likely to succeed than planned ones, concludes a study published online by the BMJ today. The process of stopping smoking has been thought to involve a series of stages, going from thinking about stopping, through planning an attempt, to actually making the attempt. Such planning is widely though...

Guiding principles for facial transplantation unveiled

...h the patient and the surgical team." The document concludes with 10 Guiding Principles that a surgeon should consider before undertaking facial transplantation for a patient. The principles address such issues as: appropriate patient selection; medical facility selection; patient informed consent; patient psy...

One million people in medical gamble

...nation of the two. Equally, if a doctor mistakenly concludes that someone has had a heart attack when they've really had angina, for example, this could potentially skew conclusions drawn from all the genetic and environmental data linked with the diagnosis. To help deal with such problems, the organisers of t...

One in five patients on commonly prescribed diuretics have abnormal sodium and potassium levels

...nts are at a particular risk of low sodium levels" concludes co-author Professor Ian Hall. "This points to the need for prescribing low doses of thiazide diuretics and monitoring sodium and potassium levels to reduce the risk and increase the detection and treatment of these electrolyte abnormalities. "Despite...

Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals

.../February 2006 issue of the journal Health Affairs concludes that increasing the number of registered nurses and hours of nursing care per patient would save 6,700 lives and 4 million days of patient care in hospitals each year. The research by UCLA's Jack Needleman, Ph.D., and Vanderbilt University School of...

Predicting the future of primary care in England

...e safe, clinically effective, and patient focused, concludes Carol Black, President of the Royal College of Physicians. She believes that patients will reject behaviours that harm health, but will continue to rely on their general practitioners to help them make decisions about health. Medical professionalism ...

Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies

...a behavior and abstinence-only programs, the paper concludes there is no evidence base for providing "abstinence only" or "abstinence until marriage" messages as a sole option for teenagers. In reviewing scientific literature, the report finds abstinence-only programs demonstrate little evidence of efficacy i...

Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study

...ctive. "The study by Dr Jackson and her colleagues concludes that elderly people who choose to take the vaccine are, contrary to the findings of earlier cohort studies, in better health than those who fail to get the vaccine. This suggests that better studies of the benefits of flu vaccine in elderly and othe...

Drug-eluting stents may cause allergic reactions

... been premature," says Dr. Bennett. The paper also concludes that further research is warranted to better understand this risk and to develop a skin test to identify people who might be at high risk for hypersensitivity to drug eluting stents....

Study suggests mechanism for recurrent sudden infant death syndrome

...ivery and complications in subsequent pregnancies, concludes an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. As these complications are risk factors for SIDS this could explain why some women have recurrent SIDS in their family, state the authors. SIDS is the most important single cause of infant mortality in t...

Drug for psoriasis may also relieve depression and fatigue linked to the disease

...atigue and depression associated with the disease, concludes a randomised trial published online today (Thursday December 15, 2005) by The Lancet. Psoriasis has substantial psychological and emotional effects. Ranga Krishnan (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA) and colleagues looked a...

New evidence supports century-old theory of cancer spread

...ol of Medicine and other research centers, Pawelek concludes that there is now sufficient evidence for Aichel's proposal to be taken seriously by the research community. Pawelek's group began testing the theory in 1993, when they created hybrids in the lab by fusing mouse melanoma cells with mouse macrophages....

European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment

...rope does not miss out on the benefits. The report concludes that nanomedicine is about to deliver a healthcare...t will be welcomed and form a catalyst for action, concludes Professor Duncan I truly believe that we are at the dawn of a new beginning, and that implementatio...

UCSD researchers report results of children's backpack study

...the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, concludes that the average backpack load that children are now carrying should be reduced. Excessive pressure on the shoulder from too much backpack weight may be causing shoulder pain, and an uneven backpack load may contribute to low back pain. The researc...

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