Tag: "family" at medical news
High-normal uric acid linked with mild cognitive impairment in the elderly
... perhaps refer those who express concern, or whose family
members express concern, for neuropsychological screening," says lead author David Schretlen, PhD. The link between high-normal uric acid and cognitive problems is also sufficiently intriguing for the authors to propose clinical studies of whether m...
Child abuse and neglect associated with increased risk of depression among young adults
...e matched based on age, race, sex, and approximate family
social class with 520 non-abused and non-neglected children. All were followed up into young adulthood (average age: 28.7). "The current results show that childhood physical abuse was associated with increased risk for lifetime MDD," the authors w...
Why are Danes the world's happiest nation?
... food and language) to the more plausible, such as family
life, health and a prosperous economy. However, their analysis points to two explanatory factors. Firstly, winning the 1992 European Football Championship put Danes in such a state of euphoria that the country has not been the same since. This may ...
Inherited ischaemic stroke more common in women than men
... a population of 91 106 people registered with 63 family
physicians in Oxfordshire, UK. In addition to kn.... These findings show that the identification of a family
history of stroke in a female first-degree relative is an important clinical indicator of an increas...
Physicians enlisted in efforts to keep demented drivers off the road
... driving. A 1999 Missouri law allows physicians, family
members and others to notify the state's Departmen...sity, shows physicians how they can cooperate with family
members to eliminate patient access to driving and seek alternate forms of transportation that allow...
Less sugary drinks during childhood may cut disease risk
...oken, assistant professor of human development and family
studies, and Leann Birch, professor of human development and family
studies, are studying the clustering of traits such as insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, hypert...
Study explains how NSAIDs halt cancer growth
...the relevance of GADD45 (Growth Arrest DNA Damage) family
members to cancer cell death (as well as previous work by study coauthor Paul Fisher, MPh, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center) Libermann and Zerbini identified GADD45 alpha and gamma as the critical mediators of this course of events, showing...
Over 500 sudden unexplained deaths every year, mostly in young men
...st.. Futhermore, almost one in five (18%) had a family
history of sudden unexplained deaths before the ag..., which should prompt automatic screening of other family
members, they contend....
Drug that chokes off tumor blood vessels offers new hope to lung cancer patients
...n more. Avastin is the first of this very exciting family
of drugs to be approved for lung cancer, and there are several other drugs of this type under development which may prove to work even better." The drugs in the class that includes Avastin are called anti-angiogenic therapeutics because they target ...
More people in US dealing with financial burden of health care costs
... families that spend more than 10 percent of their family
income on health care, an increase of more than 10... expenditures are also consuming a larger share of family
budgets. This information could help policymakers understand the impact of their policies and infor...
Law professor finds home health-care workers have few legal protections
...n-home health care workers to take care of elderly family
members, research from a University of Iowa law professor has found nobody is taking care of the caregivers. Peggie Smith, an expert in employment law, has found that most home health care workers are protected by few of the federal labor standards ...
Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks
...tation to overeat. Bring a low-calorie dish to family
feasts. Food preparation tips Food preparation can go a long way toward keeping holiday weight off, not to mention preventing food poisoning, Ms. Sandon said. Here are some calorie-cutting cooking tips: Use broth to saut instead of butt...
Number of siblings predicts risk of brain tumors
... siblings and brain tumors. "Since the size of a family
and the number of younger siblings correlate with the incidence of brain tumors, this suggests infectious agents may be causing the disease," said study author Andrea Altieri, DSc, with the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. "The ...
Higher physical activity associated with reduced risk of breast cancer
...at menarche, age at first pregnancy, hormonal use, family
history, body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio, alcohol consumption, dietary fat intake and folate level," the authors write. Aditya Bardia, M.D., M.P.H., of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reported findings f...
Fear of migraine destroys quality of life for men
..., but it does limit peoples lives and also affects family
members quality of life," Ms Quinlan said....
New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke
... also puts an additional burden on resources, both family
and community. More needs to be done in preventing strokes and implementing evidence-based management and rehabilitation strategies (for example, Acute Stroke Units). In addition, there needs to be increased awareness of the condition and how to redu...
Study finds three-quarters of women are households' chief cook and food shopper
...s in schools as a way towards changing traditional family
dynamics: "One reason for our findings could be t...um its very important for me to make sure that the family
eats healthily, and Neil has high cholesterol so he needs to watch what he eats. "Both the childr...
Family and friends set the speedo
If your family
and friends approve of speeding, then chances are ...ive of age and gender, drivers who perceived their family
and friends as approving of speeding, admitted to speeding more frequently. "It is not only young d...
Patients' requests for antidepressants can influence physician evaluation of depression
...on. A total of 298 visits to 152 internists and family
physicians in four health care organizations in California and New York took place during the study. The physicians did not know that their appointments were with standardized patients as opposed to real patients, but they did give their permission ...
Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds
... for employee-only coverage and $2,000 or more for family
coverage. According to the survey, consumer-driven plans also feature one of two kinds of tax-exempt savings accounts: health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). Employers and employees can contribute pre-tax income ...
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