Tag: "fewer" at medical news
Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...oth active ascorbic acid and vitamin E experienced fewer
strokes. No additional adverse effects were observed for those taking active pills vs. placebo, with the exception of a small increase in reports of upset stomach among those taking active beta carotene. Overall, we found no benefit on the primar...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
... persistent pain in 70-80 per cent of patients yet fewer
than 10 per cent actually obtain pain relief, he said. Federal and State Governments could save enormous amounts of tax-payers money by providing the resources to deliver proper treatment. At least 50 per cent of patients who get access to effectiv...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...ng. The consequence of muscle stem cells producing fewer
muscle cells (myoblasts) and more fibroblasts is that the healing muscle had more scar tissue, also known as fibrosis. "That says something about how cells decide who they're going to be. Even if they start off knowing they're supposed to be a musc...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
... drug coverage, Levy and Weir found, compared with fewer
than 10 percent in 2006. The overall enrollment figures found in this study were quite similar to those reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with roughly a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in stand-alone Part D c...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...eos, infants understood an average of six to eight fewer
words than infants who did not watch them. Baby DVDs and videos had no positive or negative effect on the vocabularies on toddlers 17 to 24 months of age. The study was published today in the Journal of Pediatrics. The most important fact to come f...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...rders by five percent. Individual hot days cause fewer
problems, suggesting that people can recover during cooler breaks in the weather. Usually the first heat wave of the summer is considered the most deadly, however the team found that hospital admissions peaked during both the first and last heat wa...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...ing caffeine use is already widespread and it has fewer
side effects than other treatments for cognitive decline, and it requires a relatively small amount for a beneficial effect. The study involved 7,000 people whose cognitive abilities and caffeine consumption were evaluated over four years. Compared...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...g tests for breast and prostate cancer lead to far fewer
deaths from these diseases" How safe is the water we drink and the air we breathe" How should we interpret the daily flood of news reports on sometimes contradictory medical studies" A new book, co-written by a Johns Hopkins University professor an...
New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds
... a professor of chemistry at Illinois. By offering fewer
functional group manipulations and higher yields, this toolbox will change the way chemists make mol...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
..., 2007) Bariatric surgery patients had 64 percent fewer
complications and a 26 percent shorter hospital st... 2005 were laparoscopic, which are associated with fewer
inhospital complications than traditional gastric bypass. Bariatric surgery has been demonstrated ...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
... rates to those of top-performing hospitals, 2,200 fewer
elderly Americans would die each year in the surveyed hospitals from acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF) and pneumonia, three common medical conditions. The findings appear in the July/August 2007 issue of the journal He...
New research spares children the pain of the needle
... needles in children and good news for the NHS, as fewer
beds will be occupied and the treatment is cheaper. Dame Helena Shovelton, Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: Treating childhood pneumonia will be less painful and distressing for parents, for children and for the health professi...
Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City
...the 2002 rate -- a decline that represents 240,000 fewer
smokers. The Citys rate for 2006 is the lowest on ...ir legislation. With nearly a quarter of a million fewer
smokers, New York City is leading the way on tobacco control. There arent many programs that can pre...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...ixed ethnicity. However, umbilical cord blood has fewer
stem cells, decreasing the likelihood of a successful transplant. Dr. Delaney has developed novel methods for increasing the concentration of stem cells in cord blood. Her mouse studies and early patient trials show encouraging results and she plan...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...s by the Food and Drug Administration suggest that fewer
than 60 percent of Americans own a meat thermometer and only 12 percent always use it when they cook chicken or chicken parts. Instead, suggests Condry, Consumers are likely to try to eliminate the risk entirely by avoiding consumption of poultry a...
Alzheimer's disease to quadruple worldwide by 2050
...uld reduce prevalence of the disease by 12 million fewer
cases in 2050. A similar delay in both the onset and progression of Alzheimers disease would result in a smaller overall reduction of 9.2 million cases by 2050, because slower disease progression would mean more people surviving with early-stage dise...
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
...icians (PCP) primarily chiropractors experienced fewer
hospitalizations, underwent fewer
surgeriesand used considerably fewer
pharmaceuticals than HMO patients who received traditional medi...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
... drugs. However, these newer AEDs are subject to fewer
licensing restrictions because there is more evidence about their benefits, gathered from controlled trials, than their more traditional counterparts. As new safety data emerges, restrictions in prescribing may be implemented. Many drugs are not t...
Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated
...llages vaccinated at that date, two to three times fewer
subjects were recorded as suffering from the disease. The polysaccharide vaccine could help avoid up to 72% of cases in subsequent epidemics. These results speak in favour of adopting a strategy of routine vaccination using this vaccine whenever ...
Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success
...eir normal birth-weight siblings, work 7.4 percent fewer
hours in adulthood. These effects of poor infant health persist, in sibling comparisons, after accounting for the independent effects of birth order, mother's age at birth, birth year cohort, race/ethnicity, family structure, parental income, and par...
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