Tag: "decline" at medical news
Over-the-counter arthritis drug might also help against MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find
...s and arms, pain, vision problems, slurred speech, decline
in the ability to think and reason, and bladder/bowel dysfunction....
Widespread media coverage contributes to rapid decline in HRT prescribing
...in women using long-term HRT. "There was a modest decline
in HRT prescribing following the Women's Health In...rable media coverage here, was followed by a sharp decline
in HRT prescribing." The authors also note that countries that did give widespread media coverage to...
Emergency bypass surgery on angioplasty patients drops 90 percent
...enter in Ocala, Florida, said that while the sharp decline
in emergency bypass surgery on angioplasty patients is welcome news, he is concerned the results may be used by some providers to argue that back-up surgical facilities are no longer needed. "Almost every hospital wants a share of the lucrative coron...
Insulin levels drop with progression of Alzheimer's disease, linked to tangles in brain
...rly stages of Alzheimer's disease, and that levels decline
progressively as the disease becomes more severe, ...d to insulin in Alzheimer's. First, insulin levels decline
as the disease progresses. Second, insulin and its related protein IGF-I lose their ability to bind ...
Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders
...hone intervention were more likely to experience a decline
in anxiety and depressive symptoms, less likely to visit the emergency room, less likely to miss work and able to work more hours than those receiving conventional care....
Personal fulfillment may motivate adolescents to be physically active
...rates of physical activity are low among youth and decline
during adolescence, according to background information in the article. To increase physical activity among youth, motivations to be physically active must be understood more clearly. Katie Haverly, M.S., and Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison, Ph.D., of ...
Children with heart defects found to benefit from exercise
...whereas non-participating children showed a slight decline
in cardiac function. On questionnaires, participants reported exercising more than in the past and had higher behavioral, emotional and self-esteem scores. Children's plans to launch a formal cardiac rehabilitation program in fall 2006 or spring 200...
Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades
...ng. Deficiencies causing actual harm that did not decline
from 2003 to 2004 were: Accidents Resident status Pressure sores Patient abuse Accidents made up more than 25 percent of all actual harm citations. Maintaining a resident's highest practical functioning and well-being level also known as reside...
Testosterone therapy may help elderly men with mild Alzheimer's disease
...ale aging is associated with a gradual progressive decline
in testosterone levels. "The gradual decline
in testosterone level is associated with decreased muscle mass and strength, osteoporosis, decreased...
Alzheimer patients treated with testosterone in UCLA-led study show improved quality of life
...dy, though numerically greater improvement or less decline
in measures of visual-spatial abilities were found in the group treated with testosterone. In the healthy control group, a non-significant trend toward greater improvement in self-rated quality of life was observed in the testosterone-treated group c...
Fish oil prevents potentially deadly decline in heart rate variability
...plement given daily to elderly persons prevented a decline
in heart rate variability caused by tiny, dangerous airborne pollutant particles. Heart rate variability, a measure of the autonomic nervous system's regulation of the heart, is an independent risk factor for cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack or sudd...
Nutritional interventions for the aging in developing countries to reduce disease burden?
...s University explore how undernutrition and immune decline
contribute to infectious disease among elderly people in less-developed countries, and make suggestions for future research and intervention strategies. "While elderly persons in industrialized nations have been striving toward, and largely attainin...
New Israeli study finds vaccinating all toddlers against hepatitis A
...ar to the Israeli study, Wasley et al found that a decline
in hepatitis A infection rates in children occurred with the mandated vaccination of one age group and helped reduce transmission in other age groups, supporting the hypothesis of a strong herd immunity effect. Wasley et al concluded that elimination...
Visualization techniques can help smokers quit
...ent of adults continue to smoke despite the steady decline
over the last few years. Smoking can lead to coronary heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease....
Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study
...talisation rates continued to increase rather than decline
as would be expected if the vaccine was optimally effective. "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...
Cystic fibrosis clinical study patients show less lung function decline
...in research studies resulted in less lung function decline
over a 7-year period. The research results appeare...red to be the reason explaining less lung function decline
for clinical trial participants. "Given that there may be potential benefits to study participation,...
Suicide risk does not increase when adults start using antidepressants, study finds
...ewer antidepressants were associated with a faster decline
in rates of suicidal behavior than older drugs. Adolescents in the study had more suicide attempts than adults. The researchers found that the rate for the first six months of antidepressant treatment was 314 attempts per 100,000 in teens and 78 atte...
Walking three times weekly slows decline from peripheral artery disease
...er week had a significantly smaller average annual decline
in walking distance and speed than those who walke...ng for exercise at least three times a week slowed decline
in ability to perform physical activities, the study found that participants with the worst PAD at t...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Jan. 3, 2006
... who walked at least three times per week had less decline
in walking distance and speed than PAD patients who walked less often (Article, p. 10). It is known that a supervised treadmill walking program improves walking performance and slows progression of PAD, but many older people with PAD are not able to ...
Gold nanoparticles, radiation combo may slow Alzheimer's
...plaque -- hypothesized to contribute to the mental decline
of Alzheimer's patients. The researchers say the new technique, which they call a type of "molecular surgery," could halt or slow the disease's progress without harming healthy brain cells. The research is scheduled for publication in the Jan. 11 is...
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