Tag: "deprivation" at medical news

Nap a day makes doctors OK, Stanford study finds

...ociate professor of anesthesia and expert on sleep deprivation and fatigue. Howard has taken the results of the ...Smith-Coggins, whose research has focused on sleep deprivation and its effects on health-care workers for the past two decades."Everyone was complaining around me,...

Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration

...neal scratch from a contact lens or retinal oxygen deprivation caused by diabetes or aging. This natural response, called angiogenesis, becomes detrimental when new growth obstructs vision or when a tumor pirates the process to survive. In an animal model, researchers used the protein they developed to reverse...

'Mindless Eating' is a nourishing read

... short-lived diet soon gain it back, Wansink says; deprivation diets simply do not work. His advice: eat smaller portions; don't fall for all of the advertising you see or hear; don't be so impressed by the "low calorie" claims of an item that you think you can safely eat three more bags than you normally would....

Long-term financial costs associated with prostate cancer treatment

...t expensive treatment while radiation and androgen deprivation therapy were the most expensive. The longitudinal ...pies, such as external beam radiation and androgen deprivation therapy, while younger, lower risk patients often required the less expensive prostatectomy. Subseq...

Doctors neglect insomnia in older patients

...cancer in women and increase our mortality. Sleep deprivation also increases your sensitivity to pain. If you have a problem with depression, one of the criteria is a change in sleep," Reid said. She acknowledges science doesn't know what comes first the sleep problems that can cause health problems or the h...

Chronic family turmoil and other problems cause physical changes

...y constitutes greater and more persistent material deprivation than urban poverty."...

Animal BiP levels determine amount of recovery sleep needed following prolonged wakefulness

...his occurs remain to be elucidated. "Acute sleep deprivation leads to cellular stress and possibly to low level brain injury, said Naidoo. Activation of the unfolded protein response is one protective mechanism against such injury. If protective mechanisms, such as the unfolded protein response, are attenuat...

Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making

...ay 1st issue of the journal SLEEP finds that sleep deprivation can adversely affect a persons decision-making at a gambling table by elevating the expectation of gains and making light of ones losses following risky decisions. To understand the neural underpinnings of risky decision making under conditions of...

New research supports early testing for prostate cancer

...with PSA relapse following prostatectomy, androgen deprivation is commonly used to slow tumor progression. Howev...nted data comparing the use of continuous androgen deprivation (CAD) therapy to intermittent androgen deprivation (IAD) therapy in these patients to compare both e...

Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer

...shes by up to 46 percent in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy. The men who received gabapentin reported ...he researchers say. Many men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy suffer debilitating hot flashes, but until now the only therapeutic agents proven to provide...

Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen

...the prostate), radiation therapy, primary androgen deprivation (hormone) therapy, and expectant management (watch...ctant management (16 percent), or primary androgen deprivation therapy (14 percent). "Because outcomes for men are similar whether they have surgery or radiati...

Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'

...weight gain. Mammals survive periods of nutrient deprivation by shifting from carbohydrates to so-called ketone bodies as a primary fuel source. Ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids transferred from storage in fat tissue to the liver when carbohydrates are scarce.During prolonged fasts, ketone bodies ca...

Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits

...e night shift may be particularly subject to sleep deprivation because of irregularity of sleep hours and disrupt...afe work environment. The identification of sleep deprivation in nurses is essential for maintaining safe working conditions." The amount of sleep a person gets...

College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA

...cate that the use of a single night of total sleep deprivation is not an effective practice for achieving academic goals," said Pamela Thacher, PhD, of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, who authored the study. The findings are based on interviews with 111 students at St. Lawrence University. The a...

Students with medical-related majors more likely to have poor quality sleep

... of sleep compared to the population norms. Sleep deprivation was longer and frequency of sleep medication use was higher in STEM compared to humanities, added Karpinski. The amount of sleep a person gets affects his or her physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity and performance....

New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities

...r use in primary care, and takes account of social deprivation to better identify patients most at most risk of heart disease and stroke who are most likely to benefit from treatment. We thank the many thousands of doctors who have enabled this research by freely contributing anonymised data to QRESEARCH, with...

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