Tag: "generally" at medical news
National Academies news: Coeur d'Alene Superfund site
...nd site in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin have been generally
sound, says a new report from the National Academi... the environment, including fish and wildlife, was generally
in line with best scientific practices and was based on quality monitoring studies of metals in the ...
Surgery is favored treatment for severe hemorrhoids
...irculation, causing the hemorrhoid to wither away, generally
within two weeks. This procedure had a success rat...hoids. Dietary adjustments and bulk-forming agents generally
are the first line of treatment. Numerous ointments are available to treat hemorrhoid symptoms but t...
Bone-protecting drugs reduce pain and fractures in metastatic breast cancer
...letal events. Side effects of bisphosphonates were generally
mild and infrequent. They included stomach upset and occasional fever. Pavlakis says there are several questions related to bisphosphonate treatment that remain unanswered. "The key area open to research is the use of bisphosphonates in early breast ...
'Hospital-at-home' concept does not save money or improve outcomes, study finds
Although patients generally
prefer to be home instead of the hospital to recov...sical and occupational therapy. These services are generally
provided by health workers or nurses who earn less than the surgeons and intensive-care nurses who s...
Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on cancer still not known, study finds
...pment of colorectal adenomatous polyps, the small, generally
benign types that about 30 percent of middle-aged and older Americans have. But "this does not constitute sufficient evidence to recommend the general use of calcium supplements to prevent colorectal cancer," says an Israeli team of researchers heade...
New discovery may help doctors treat infertility
...t especially female reproduction. However, it was generally
thought that there was only one receptor, the alpha receptor, that responded to estrogen. It wasn't until 1996 that the second receptor, estrogen receptor beta, was discovered. The current study provides evidence that the beta receptor plays a more ...
Efforts to improve hospital care
...st for the three medical conditions monitored, has generally
diminished in recent years. In addition, the studies confirm "the long-recognized fact that repeatedly observed behaviors improve over time." However, Romano questions how broadly the results of the studies can be extrapolated to draw conclusions abo...
FDA expands indication for ADDERALL XR (CII) confirming safety and efficacy in adolescents
...ty of life. Stimulant therapies are effective and generally
well tolerated, and have been used medically in pa... of ADHD symptoms in adolescents. ADDERALL XR was generally
safe and well tolerated with adverse events similar to those seen in other populations. The most co...
Hormone patch may provide some increase in sexual desire in menopausal women
...order," the authors conclude. "These findings were generally
consistent across all sexual function instruments [questionnaires and logs], end points, and time points, and highlight the important role that testosterone may play in women's sexual health. Additional studies should be undertaken to further assess ...
Neuroscientists identify how trauma triggers long-lasting memories in the brain
...l Academy of Sciences. "Emotionally neutral events generally
are not stored as long-term memories," said Christa McIntyre, the first author of the paper and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in UCI's School of Biological Sciences, working with James L. McGaugh, research p...
Clinical factors can help determine risk of prostate cancer death after radical prostatectomy
...the most common treatments for prostate cancer and generally
provides excellent cancer control, according to background information in the article. However, approximately 35 percent of patients will develop a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) recurrence ("biochemical recurrence") within 10 years after surgery. ...
Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people
...oday. The risk of stroke and death from stroke are generally
higher in black people than whites in the United Kingdom and the United States. In south London, where this study took place, the average age of people with stroke is 10 years lower than in the whole population. The study involved over 2,000 patients...
Report reveals high rate of heart attack amongst ethnic minorities in Scotland
...ontinent. Reasons for this are believed to include generally
poorer socio-economic status, environmental factors, barriers to accessing health services, genetic factors and the effects of racism. Raj Bhopal, leader of the project and Professor of Public Health at the University, explained: "Scotland has high q...
Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
...the university. Although fruits and vegetables are generally
promoted as good sources of antioxidants, the new finding is surprising because it represents the first time that coffee has been shown to be the primary source from which most Americans get their antioxidants, Vinson says. Both caffeinated and decaf...
K-State researchers designing better drug to treat cystic fibrosis
...nt of the disease varies from person to person and generally
focuses on treating respiratory and digestive problems to prevent infection and other complications. Treatment usually involves a combination of medications and home treatment methods, such as respiratory and nutritional therapies. Tomich, along with...
Options for Parkinson's patients abundant
...skinesia and other motor function fluctuations are generally
in the first four to five years of therapy. Howeve...ced by many Parkinson's sufferers. But levodopa is generally
more effective. "You get more anti-Parkinson's effects from levodopa," Nutt added. Further, there ar...
NIMH study to guide treatment choices for schizophrenia
...older, less expensive medication used in the study generally
performed as well as the newer medications. The study, which included more than 1,400 people, supplies important new information that will help doctors and patients choose the most appropriate medication according to the patients' individual needs. T...
Funding for biomedical research doubles in last decade
...n about sources and uses of research funds than is generally
available to allow informed investment decisions. Responsibility falls on industry, government, and foundations to bring these changes about with a longer-term view of research value," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005; 294:1333 - 1342. Available pre...
UVa scientists discover new type of nerve cell that could be target for drugs to ease pain
...ation suffers from neuropathic pain. But this pain generally
responds poorly to analgesics and other standard treatment and get worse over time, causing permanent disability in some people. Now there may be new hope for these pain sufferers. Scientists at the University of Virginia Health System have identifi...
Magnetic insoles do not provide pain relief, Mayo Clinic study reports
...thesesituations. Externally applied static magnets generally
are considered safe and have few adverse effects, but little is known about their mechanism of action. Most basic scientific research has focused on movement of tiny electrical voltages that may lead to decreased pain. The insoles studied were the A...
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