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A new zest for life
...k factors for heart disease. Until recently many doctors
considered this condition not worthy of treatment. Now a new study led by Dr Jolanta Weaver of Newcastle University and Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust published in this month's issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that ...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
...n drug reactions. He leads a national SWAT team of doctors
called RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug Events and ...s, according to the study. RADARs reports provided doctors
with important medical insights as well as guidance for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The st...
Personality changes may help detect form of dementia
ST. PAUL, MN A simple personality test could help doctors
detect dementia with Lewy bodies, a form of dement...fying the earliest features of dementia may enable doctors
to begin therapy as soon as possible. This will become increasingly important as newer, potentially ...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...al monoclonal antibodies should be made to provide doctors
with a battery of neutralizing antibodies that can neutralize not only all the currently circulating H5N1 viruses but hopefully also any newly emerging pandemic versions. Citation: Simmons CP, Bernasconi NL, Suguitan AL, Mills K, Ward JM, et al. (2...
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
... shortly after the injury. However, it may be that doctors
responding to pressure from patients use treatments, schedule follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists when not medically needed. "This in turn may lead to adverse outcomes and even prolong recovery by legitimizing patients fears and creati...
Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit
...n the community and were encouraged to visit their doctors
for help, while participants in the special program received one-on-one counseling and more. Williams said patients in the cessation program were asked about their willingness to and confidence in quitting, their history with tobacco, general...
Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome
...ssants for IBS, write the authors. However, many doctors
are reluctant to prescribe such agents to patients who are clearly not depressed. Other psychological therapies exist that patients with IBS should be made aware of, they say. For example, talking therapy (known as cognitive behavioural therapy) is...
Women with breast cancer do not get potentially life-saving information, survey reveals
...the foundation to develop new tools that will help doctors
communicate more effectively with their patients regarding their disease and its treatment." Not surprisingly, women who were the most actively involved in the decision to start hormone treatment were provided with more information on side effect...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...ed and made better use of community-based teams of doctors
and nurses, then health authorities could make lar...ut discharging patients into the care of the local doctors
and nurses. The researchers sent a questionnaire to 562 cancer specialists in the UK, asking them ...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
... in one out of every 1,000 to 2,000 colonoscopies, doctors
inadvertently perforate or puncture the colon. Most of these patients need urgent surgery to close the wound and spend 10 days in the hospital. One in 10 dies, usually because delays in closing perforations allow colon contents to leak into the abd...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...surgery. "The findings from these studies direct doctors
as to what measures are most effective in treating...atistically significant. "These results direct doctors
to perform colonoscopies rather than other methods, such as the flexible sigmoidoscopy, as they dete...
New doctors' test kit to help prevent debilitating osteoporosis
...ical Research are developing a tool-kit to educate doctors
on osteoporosis and provide them with a focussed set of effective, easy-to-use risk factor tests that will lead directly to preventive programs designed to reduce the risk and impact of the condition. Garvans Professor John Eisman said the two-year...
Scientific breakthrough for naprapathy
...aprapath and half received advice and support from doctors
with the aim of strengthening their belief in their own ability to deal with the complaint. The advice encouraged the patients to move, despite any pain, and to live as normal a life as possible. Twelve weeks after study start, 57% in the naprapat...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...ke of nuts, corn and popcorn. "In the past, many doctors
have recommended that individuals with diverticulosis or diverticular complications avoid nuts and seeds because they believed that these foods could lodge in diverticula and incite inflammation or bleeding," said Lisa L. Strate M.D., M.P.H., of the ...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
... ultimate outcome, many variables still remain and doctors
are puzzled by new cases that do not fit "old" protocol. Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2007 (DDW) demonstrates improved results in determining these risks, including the relative "weight" of being heavy on risk for colon cancer;...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
... for many women with stress incontinence and their doctors
to make more-informed choices based on clear benefits, risks and personal preferences." The Stress Incontinence Surgical Treatment Efficacy Trial (SISTEr) found that significantly more women with a sling made from the patient's own tissue and place...
'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows
...l radiology at UCSD, who said their work will help doctors
obtain the molecular details of a specific tumor or disease without having to remove body tissue for a biopsy. "Ideally, we would have personalized medicine achieved in a noninvasive manner," said Kuo, who spearheaded the project in 2001 while he was...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
...s that his research demonstrates the importance of doctors
testing testosterone levels, and in the case of low levels of the hormone, subsequently checking bone density levels. Doing so may help to identify those at risk for osteoporosis before the disorder has progressed. Experts Available for Commentary ...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
.... Fortunately, once the condition is diagnosed, doctors
have a broad range of medicines to choose from to try to get it under control, including many inexpensive generic medicines. But studies have found that patients often have trouble taking the multiple medications they need. As a result, many compa...
Italian doctors get their information on medicines from drug company sales reps
...tre, Milan, Italy) and colleagues say that Italian doctors
still rely heavily upon the pharmaceutical industr... drug company sales representatives, and that many doctors
believe that the information they receive from these reps is complete and sufficiently reliable. T...
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