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Penn critical-care physicians recommend strategies when facing requests to end supplemental oxygen

...ney dialysis or tube feeding. When administered by face mask or nasal prongs, high flow oxygen is not at all invasive, yet it clearly serves a life-sustaining role for an increasing number of patients with advanced lung, heart, or cancer-related diseases. Many of these patients would lose consciousness an...

Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

...rts. "We believe this technology will change the face of medical monitoring and, ultimately, device therapy for many types of patients," Rosero said. The company utilizes experts in the fields of molecular biology, clinical cardiology and electrical engineering, and brings together scientists, enginee...

The Scripps Research Institute, McDonald's align to fight childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes

...d a mom, I understand, first-hand, the issues that face our children today. Additional research, increased awareness and education, and monitoring the disease are essential for finding a long-term solution," said Van Herle, a physician and director of the Institute's Department of Community Outreach and E...

P.A.D. Coalition press briefing

...non-Hispanic whites. Smokers and former smokers face up to four times the risk for P.A.D. as non-smokers. Most people with P.A.D. do not have easily recognized symptoms. Access to information about PAD can improve health outcomes. Why Now? On September 19, the P.A.D. Coalition, an alliance of more th...

Test can predict spread of eye cancer to liver

... the same way that our brain's work to recognize a face to tell whether a person is 'John' or 'Jane,'" Harbour explains. "We don't just look at a nose or an eye. We look at the whole face. And in this project we used computer software to look at many, many features of the tumor simultaneously." Harbour'...

People often forgo using lifesaving beta blockers despite health insurance

...acks. After patients are discharged, however, they face myriad medical and social challenges that can affect whether they continue to take their medicines over the long term. "Once discharged, they can return home to a different and complex set of issues," she said. "Patients often do not realize, or it ...

Do patients in teaching hospitals get better care?

...d in providing some of the treatment, patients may face greater risks. Researchers at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece set out to settle the question. The results of their research are published in PLoS Medicine. This is a difficulty issue to study. Because of the high reputation o...

Breast discomfort during hormone therapy may indicate increased risk for breast cancer

...dense tissue in more than 75 percent of the breast face four times the risk of developing breast cancer than do women who have little or no dense breast tissue. Thus, new-onset breast discomfort during hormone replacement therapy may indicate an increased risk for developing breast cancer....

Public confidence in government drops as 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaches

...d, "In this post-9/11, post-Katrina world, when we face threats of terrorism, pandemic influenza, and othe...re that needs to be done before we are prepared to face these threats. However, the public deserves to have confidence that their leaders are doing everyth...

A seat on the aisle, please!

...or help. I am aware of the difficulties that women face when they are seen by male urologists, who traditionally treat male problems." In this concise, clearly written, and sympathetic new book, Kavaler suggests that a new approach to urinary tract disorders is long overdue. One of the surprisingly smal...

Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all

...ease marked by progressive joint and organ damage, face a high risk of developing cancer. Their vulnerability, especially to lymphoma and leukemia, may be due to the nature of RA. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) antagonists, a type of biologic ...

Increase in severe poverty in the US has serious implications for public health

...ans and Hispanics, and minority children therefore face the greatest risk. The researchers reported that children account for 45% of Hispanic and African Americans living in severe poverty. The authors discuss the broad societal implications of the increase in poverty. Likely health consequences inclu...

March of Dimes: Drug to prevent preterm birth needs prompt FDA approval

...are born too soon each year and babies who survive face risks of lifelong developmental challenges, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing loss. The Institute of Medicine estimates the national cost of premature birth in 2005 exceeded $26 billion. Proges...

More than just pretty faces for this brain region, says Stanford researcher

...the brain that was thought to be devoted solely to face recognition and discovered that this particular pa...objects as cars, animals and sculptures. Current face perception theories suggest neurons in a portion of the brain called the fusiform gyrus light up in ...

Katrina survey shows many suffered extreme adversity and show signs of post-traumatic stress

...nt). Further evidence of this strength in the face of adversity is indicated by the fact that the vast majority of respondents (83.4 percent of the total sample and 73.8 percent of those from New Orleans City) reported that they had "a lot" of faith in their own abilities to rebuild their life. T...

A third of the world population faces water scarcity today

...the environment. People and their governments will face some tough decisions on how to allocate and manage water. Not all situations are going to be a win-win for the parties involved, and in most cases there are winners and losers. If you don't consciously debate and make tough choices, more people, espe...

Liver-kidney transplant reduces organ rejection, boosts recovery

...rgans rise, however, hepatorenal-syndrome patients face an increased risk of developing a chronic, irreversible condition that may require a combination transplant. Busuttil and his colleagues reviewed data from 98 patients who underwent 99 combined liver-kidney transplants at the Dumont-UCLA Transplant...

UK hospitals poorly prepared for a 'major incident,' say researchers

... is highly likely that that British hospitals will face an increasing number of major incidents in the future." "Preparedness for major incidents in the UK remains poor 10 years after [the original survey]. Effective major incident plans require forethought, organisation, briefing of relevant staff, an...

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative calls for new measures to search for an AIDS vaccine

...the scientific and commercial risks they currently face in the AIDS vaccine field." R&D should be conducted in a variety of epidemiological, political and cultural settings, especially in countries hardest hit by the pandemic, according to the Blueprint. "Developing countries are becoming key partne...

Going to church to lose weight

...nderstand that both inner-city and rural residents face many of the same socioeconomic obstacles, such as access to treatment and healthcare coverage," said Temple's Carol Homko, Ph.D. "We hope to come away with effective weight loss models that can translate to both populations." Other rese...

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