Tag: "family" at medical news
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...ding socio-economic factors, age, gender, smoking, family
history, and other health problems, as well as diabetes and hypertension. The Hopkins team will present its findings March 27 in New Orleans at the American College of Cardiologys annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. In the study, research...
Family members most often source of whooping cough in young infants
...nts are often infected with pertussis by their own family
members, who are often unaware of having pertussis themselves, and in whom pertussis could have been prevented if they had received a pertussis booster vaccination, she said. The study, funded by grants from the Institut Pasteur Foundation, Sanofi ...
General physicals prompt needed cancer screenings
... lead author Joshua Fenton, assistant professor of family
and community medicine at UC Davis. "Our study suggests they are. If people over 50 have checkups every year or two, they're more likely to go ahead and get the cancer screenings they need." Fenton and his colleagues focused their study on patie...
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at risk for alcohol problems
...blems begin around age 15. Parental alcoholism and family
stress appear to add to the risk of children with ...rental alcoholism and stressful experiences in the family
play an important role in this risk. Results are published in the April issue of Alcoholism: Cl...
Embargoed March/April Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...Hurricane Katrina. The network, made up mostly of family
physicians and administrators, took responsibility...earned that may aid in future disaster planning: family
physicians are an invaluable asset because of their breadth of knowledge and skills, integrated h...
Crestor effective at halting early atherosclerosis
... the trade name Crestor) is the newest member of a family
of drugs known as statins that work to lower levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood. Other statins have been tested with similar results in patients who've already had a heart attack or who had high cholesterol levels. This was the first...
Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk
...er husband's employer did not offer insurance, the family
purchased it on the individual market. The only plan they could afford had a deductible of $2500, which increased to $5000 the next year. "The out of pocket expenses drove us into debt and ruined our credit," Nancy related. "It is heartbreaking fo...
CankerMelts patches reduce pain and speed resolution of canker sores
...es is unknown, but studies have shown that stress, family
history, and cuts in the mouth (like those caused by braces or accidental bites) are indirect causes. Diet may be a factor for some people as well, though specific triggering foods have not been identified. There are no significant complications ca...
Synthetic production of potential pharmaceuticals dramatically simplified by Scripps research team
...ould produce the representative members of a whole family
of over 60 different marine natural products produced by the Stigonemataceae family
of cyanobacteria. This family
of products has a wide range of bioactivities including anticancer and...
American College of Physicians releases new patient education resources
...ok section that provides questions to discuss with family
members and caregivers. The DVD is narrated by television broadcaster and journalist Deborah Norville, whose grandmother had Alzheimer's disease. Guide to a Restful SleepIf someone has difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep (trouble r...
Congressional proposals would cover all uninsured, reduce US health spending by up to $61B
...and new tax provisions in the bills greatly affect family
health spending. Under Representative Stark's Amer...l government spending. Under Senator Wyden's bill, family
health spending would decline by $78.8 billion--spending would decline the most for lower and modera...
Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration
...object of the study, the Rho protein, belongs to a family
of proteins able to influence signals that had been linked to cell degeneration. The two teams' analysis demonstrated that over-stimulation causes activation of Rho as well as cell destruction signals. Blocking Rho activity by genetic modification ke...
Online book helps children understand the effects of stroke
...e rapid pace of events also can leave patients and family
members confused about what has happened and what ...f Medicine in St. Louis. Caring for a recuperating family
member can make it challenging to find time to explain to kids the causes and effects of a stroke, w...
Follow-up endoscopic surveillance in colorectal cancer patients improves survival
...All individuals over the age of 50 or those with a family
history of the disease should be screened for this deadly disease," according to Charles Mel Wilcox, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , and professor of medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham. "This study provides f...
Aga Khan University team discover which patients keep on taking their medicine
...or to adherence may lay in the social and extended family
structures of the country. These findings may be u...e (and prevention); furthermore, unique social and family
fabrics of the Pakistani society should be the direct targets of campaigns aimed at improving both a...
Headache-related work absences have a considerable socio-economic effect
.... 58 per cent said they were dependent on their family
and friends and nine per cent had decided not to h... that nearly a third of people had consulted their family
doctor because of a headache and three percent had been hospitalised because of headache. "Althoug...
Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimer's among African-American and Hispanic caregivers
...d they had more emotional support from friends and family
as well as knowledge and direction from healthcare professionals. At diagnosis, caregivers overall wished they had received more information about Alzheimer's disease (75%) and treatment options (75%); African-American caregivers (83%) surveyed were ...
Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children
...know which pathogen it is, we still can tell which family
or which group its in, so if someone engineers a virus that has never been seen, we will have hints that its close to something that is known," he said. Further studies may eventually help doctors track the progression of disease and help assess ri...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
... do not have coverage for routine prenatal care or family
planning services. Emergency care for sudden-onset...preventive healthcare," said DuBard, who is also a family
physician at a federally supported community health center where 40 percent of patients are uninsure...
Lack of guidelines on kidney stone attacks could put travel workers and passengers at risk
...severe and debilitating pain. And theyre urging family
doctors to ensure that kidney stone sufferers who ... The authors have devised their own guidelines for family
doctors and urology colleagues, which are published in the journal. But they stress that its essenti...
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