Tag: "disease" at medical news
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...ly reported as a good indicator of how serious the disease
is in patients with systolic heart failure." Previous research has shown that a test score of 34 is a threshold for increased risk of death. In the current study, patients with systolic heart failure had a mean score of 37, which suggests an increa...
Study: Who claims to be a pediatrician?
...es with their views on what keeps a child healthy, disease
prevention, and treatment options. 6. Gender. As children grow from infants to an adolescents, they may feel less comfortable discussing their changing bodies with a physician of the opposite sex. While adolescence may be years away, Freed encour...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...ve helped ease symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease
and other movement disorders seem to work by drown...hanisms by which deep brain stimulation alleviates disease
symptoms aren't well understood. Biomedical engineers at Duke University's Pratt School of Enginee...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...es such as retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive eye disease
affecting the rods and cones in the retina, and ag...me, a highly malignant brain tumor, is another CNS disease
to which we can target these cells. In collaboration with neurosurgeon Faith Barnett, we have shown ...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...eeds. Those who care for adults with brain-related disease
will find this article relevant....
Once-fatal metabolic disorders treatable, says Stanford/Packard researcher
...odium phenylacetate and sodium benzoate. Metabolic disease
expert Saul Brusilow, MD, at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center, pioneered the drug combination in the 1970s as a possible treatment for urea cycle disorders. Although early reports showed promising results, it took years to gather enough patients to p...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...hat the TAME system will be applicable to multiple disease
sites, although this will require site-specific de...ocumenting its accuracy in additional datasets and disease
sites.and assessment of its use in clinical decision making."...
The general public lacks basic medical knowledge
...eart attack, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
and HIV/AIDS. This included questions such as: "How can one protect oneself from HIV infection"" and "What are the symptoms of a heart attack"" It was tested on 185 adults. The average score was just 32%, and no one scored 100%. The fact that havi...
Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls
...nderstood protein suggests mercury's link to heart disease
can be traced to activation of this enzyme, which ...been implicated as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease
because of environmental concerns both from contamination and the atmosphere. But no one has looked ...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...edicine. And the risk of developing Parkinson's disease
increases according to the level of exposure, the ...und to be 1.13 times as likely to have Parkinson's disease
compared with those who had never been exposed. Those who had been exposed to high levels of pestici...
Innovative device to treat brain cancer shows promise in early studies
...ed with the Novo-TTF, the median length of time to disease
progression was 26.1 weeks; progression free survival at six months was 50 percent; and median overall survival was 62.2 weeks. This is more than double the rates reported in historical data approximately 9.5 weeks, 15.3%, and 29.3 weeks, respective...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...ely 19 million people have gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GERD), which is caused by stomach content moving upward from the stomach into the esophagus. The new system involves pinning a small, flexible RFID chip to the esophagus, where it remains until removed by a physician. The chip, about two square c...
A new zest for life
...evels checked as these can be symptoms of thyroid disease
which is easily identified and treated. Known m...cholesterol and reduces the risk factors for heart disease
by improving the markers of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. In the study, patients ...
New hope for severe heart disease patients
...ial to revolutionise the way in which severe heart disease
is treated. "If the study proves successful, an ...e a great development for people with severe heart disease
offering the exciting prospect of relief from constant pain in the foreseeable future." ...
Blood inflammation plays role in Alzheimer's disease
...ation are more likely to later develop Alzheimer's disease
than people with no signs of inflammation, accordi...e more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease
as those with the lowest amount of cytokines. A total of 28 percent of the women and 30 percent of t...
Inactive kids storing up illness for the future
...omputer games. Family history of diabetes or heart disease
in parents is a risk factor for development of diabetes or heart disease
in their children. However, the researchers found that children of parents with a family history of ...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
...to treat the mental health symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
can be potentially dangerous for people with dementia with Lewy bodies. The study found that even before diagnosis, people with dementia with Lewy bodies displayed passive personality changes, such as diminished emotional response, disinterest in...
Exercise may slightly boost 'good' cholesterol levels
...C level and in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
has received widespread acceptance," the authors w...ent and 3 percent decreased risk of cardiovascular disease
in men and women, respectively," the authors write. "If this observation were applied to our results...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
...h blood pressure have four times the risk of heart disease
as women with normal blood pressure. Francine K. Welty, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, assigned 60 healthy post-menopausal women to eat two diets for eight weeks each in random order. The first diet, th...
Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
...in a public health emergency such as an infectious disease
outbreak. The first rapidly issued guideline was developed by the WHO in order to advise countries that were dealing with avian influenza A (H5N1) infection. Typically, the most rigorous clinical practice guidelines take two years or more to de...
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