Tag: "distress" at medical news
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...t can not only reduce the levels of depression and distress
in heart patients, but can also improve physiolog...exercise and stress management had reduced general distress
and depression compared to usual care controls. Future studies are planned to determine if stress ma...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...ibited lower average depression scores and reduced distress
scores compared with patients receiving usual care only. Exercise and stress management training were also associated with favorable improvements in certain cardiovascular risk markers, compared with usual care patients. "Results of this randomized...
The right to live gives us a right to die
...e right to be "as free as reasonably possible from distress
and pain." If an individual feels that their life is being lived below that minimum quality, they also have the right to end their life - and by extension to have medical assistance to achieve this painlessly, he argues. In most countries people at...
Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients
... test that measures a particular marker of cardiac distress
can markedly improve the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure in patients with shortness of breath who come to hospital emergency departments. The report from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that measurin...
It's not all in your head
...adversely affects sexual satisfaction, and partner distress
is a common motivation for afflicted men to seek treatment....
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
... their fronts Positioning babies with respiratory distress
on their front increases oxygenation. This is part...owever, have reported that babies with respiratory distress
go to sleep more readily when held upright over a person's shoulder. If laid down babies and young c...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...oxygen levels and other indications of respiratory distress
over the course of several hours, making it diffic...ic. Children and especially infants in respiratory distress
risk oxygen poisoning and lung damage from mechanical ventilators because their lungs are immature, ...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
...ing that made sense and filled a need." "The moral distress
brought about by ethical dilemmas is quite a concern in hospitals," says clinical ethicist Karen Faith, director of the Clinical Ethics Centre at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and a study co-author. "Whatever we can do to give...
Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll
... often. So what do the multitudes do when physical distress
kicks in? Most - about 80 percent - go for over-the-counter drugs and home remedies. Prescription drugs, bed rest and prayer constitute second-string remedies: About six in 10 respondents have tried those. And what helps most? Good pain relief, it s...
Liverpool placenta study could save lives
...uccessful, this new treatment could save women the distress
of an operation immediately following childbirth." The study is a randomised clinical study designed to evaluate a new technique for treating retained placenta patients will be allocated to a treatment 'by chance'. The new technique being evaluated ...
Mayo Clinic researchers report on effectiveness of treatments for hot flashes
...ipation, less abnormal sweating and less hot flash distress
than patients on venlafaxine. The patients on venlafaxine had trends for less trouble than MPA patients with "controlling their feelings," less "feeling tense," and less "stress." Because the trial included participants with and without a history of ...
Decreasing death anxiety
...ly suffer psychological, relational, and spiritual distress
that is being inadequately addressed by modern health care," writes first author Douglas Miller, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine professor of medicine, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. research scientist, and associate director of the IU Cente...
Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy
...eath. Complicated grief is a source of significant distress
and impairment and is associated with a range of negative health consequences, but the results of existing treatments for it have been disappointing. Prevalence rates are estimated at approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of bereaved persons. Approx...
New complicated grief treatment holds promise for millions, Pitt researchers report
...or CGT which focuses on the dual problem areas of distress
caused by the loss and the survivor's personal goals and restoration of a satisfying life. Both treatments were conducted in 16 sessions over a 19-week period. In CGT, therapists use the IPT structure and attention to interpersonal functioning but ad...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for June 2005 (first issue)
...re forms were similar to that of acute respiratory distress
syndrome. With an incidence reported between 10 and 25 percent, primary graft dysfunction represents the leading cause of death after transplantation. The overall incidence of primary graft dysfunction during the study period was 10.2 percent. The ...
Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States
...t particularly high risk for symptoms of emotional distress
related to their experiences with violence, according to background information in the article. In 2000, the U.S. began the resettlement of unaccompanied minors from a Kenyan refugee camp, a group called the "Lost Boys of Sudan" by the news media. As...
Resettling the 'Lost Boys of Sudan' in the United States
...ng men have exhibited the behavioral and emotional distress
associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PT...t particularly high risk for symptoms of emotional distress
related to their experiences with violence. To determine whether such symptoms occurred among the "...
US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress
...eart patients should be screened for psychological distress
and, if necessary, referred for help from mental h... largest population-based studies on psychological distress
in heart disease patients. It has established that men and women with heart disease in the USA suffe...
Low birth weight linked to psychological distress in adulthood
... sample) had a 50% increased risk of psychological distress
in later life. This remained the case after taking...associated with an increased risk of psychological distress
in adulthood. As found in previous studies, low birth weight was associated with an increased risk o...
UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers
...e and Family Review. Mills examined psychological distress
in households where grandparents are raising grand... time." "One reason for a grandmother's emotional distress
may be her sense of failure as a parent," Mills said. "She may feel, 'I'm having to do this because ...
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