Tag: "facts" at medical news

Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care

...90 percent of those surveyed reported they got the facts they needed through the center. "Although the centers were not always able to resolve the consumers' problems, they almost always provided consumers with necessary information," said study co-author Michael R. Cousineau, Dr.P.H., director of the div...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots

...d not travel or traveled within North America. The facts that an average age of these patients was much lower, and that blood clots occurred much earlier after surgery suggest that long distance travel before surgery represents an increased risk for dangerous clots (DVT) and its severe complications such a...

Seven deadly sins: A new look at society through an old lens

...thirties and forties. Among their findings are the facts that children from lower social classes are more likely to have been reported as frequently irritable or having tantrums; and that angry children do not necessarily become angry or unhappy adults. For adults, women are more likely than men to report ...

VCR - US patent litigation update

...that through discovery the plaintiffs may learn of facts indicating that some of Heartware's conduct falls outside a specific exemption under US law. The Court went further to say: "By way of example only, if Plaintiffs were to show that Defendant is selling its LVAD in the United States or abroad solely ...

Online analytical toolbox for cancer and other biomedical research

...ts into categories from which the user chooses the facts and dimensions. Based on this selection, the system presents the user with an initial view of the information subset. The user is then allowed to explore this subset and further focus on the knowledge of interest by using the operations: Summarize ...

Roy Meadow should not be found guilty of serious professional misconduct

...is to find ways to improve a judicial system where facts are gathered and presented, opinions are sought and tested, and judgments are arrived at. That process might best be achieved by the kind of rigorous investigation offered through the work of a Royal Commission. Irrespective of the outcome, the gover...

FDA expands indication for ADDERALL XR (CII) confirming safety and efficacy in adolescents

...Statements included herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire's results could be materially affected. The...

Patients learn more facts from videos but need contact with doctor to soothe their anxiety

...ional video about their condition teaches them the facts about their disease even better than when their do...nal materials. In fact, patients learned many more facts from the videotape which was created with information from physicians than they learned from their...

Massachusetts General Hospital launches magazine that examines medicine's leading edge

... also contains regular columns, images, essays and facts that are designed to amuse, challenge and surprise. "There clearly is great interest today in biomedical innovation, and we want to provide context and explanation for some of the incredible work that is under way in academic medical centers, univers...

International study finds one in five heart patients continue to smoke

...ssionals should confront their patients with these facts more often." Another surprising finding was that only a fifth of those who had stopped reported having received written advice compared with 30% of those who continued smoking. "We can't tell from our study why this is," said Dr Scholte op Reimer. "...

Herceptin treatment lowers recurrence rate in early breast cancer

...de effects in the HERA Trial may be related to the facts that Herceptin was administered after chemotherapy treatment had been completed, instead of simultaneously, and that patients with insufficient cardiac function after chemotherapy were not included....

Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients

...Statements included herein that are not historical facts are forwarding-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire plc's results could be materially affe...

Diagnostic images show go-carts cause serious injuries to children

... and gasoline tanks that can cause burns. "Get the facts about the dangers associated with go-cart use by children," she said. "If you then permit your child to use a go-cart, check for recall notices and follow manufacturers' recommendations for usage, age and size appropriateness. Use safety equipment--p...

Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders

... missed work days and other workplace costs. These facts establish the need for cost-effective and generalizable strategies for treating these patients. "There has been a surge of interest in treating anxiety disorders and depression in the primary care setting, but we had few time-efficient and cost-effec...

Nursing home quality stagnates, says HealthGrades

...ngs company. "But we did discover some interesting facts that will help people make a smarter decision, including the finding that the top ten nursing homes in each state tend to have nearly half as many beds as the worst ten in each state something everyone should think about when choosing a nursing home...

Toward the future of cancer prevention

...approach." Biobehavior in the cancer formula Two facts about smokers rivet cancer researchers: the notion that not everyone who tries cigarettes becomes addicted, and the knowledge that only a fraction of long-term smokers (about 15 percent) will develop lung cancer, although tobacco also is responsible ...

Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds

...ion of HIV/AIDS, the teens did not know many basic facts about STDs. While it is important for teens to learn about HIV/AIDS, they are far more likely to contract other STDs, according to Downs. "Our schools have decided to focus on AIDS, and that has come at a cost. Teens just aren't being taught about th...

NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

...way Black. "It is important for women to have the facts about when it is appropriate to consider IP chemotherapy," said Karl Podratz, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the board of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. "GCF looks for...

Abstinence is healthy goal for teenagers but research critiques abstinence-only educational policies

...tion for teenagers needs to give teenagers all the facts all the medically accurate information they need to protect themselves, " said Dr. Santelli. "While abstinence from sexual intercourse is theoretically fully protective from pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, in actual practice, abstine...

Emory study lights up the political brain

...itical issues, partisans of both parties don't let facts get in the way of their decision-making, according to a new Emory University study. The research sheds light on why staunch Democrats and Republicans can hear the same information, but walk away with opposite conclusions. The investigators used funct...

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