Tag: "half" at medical news
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...he disease, in contrast to 25 years ago when about half
of the men with diabetes were undiagnosed. Ethnic disparities among those with undiagnosed diabetes essentially disappeared during the same period, a sign that diabetes programs targeting minority groups have encouraged more people to get tested, a...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...ave received spirometry testing. Furthermore, only half
of those patients received follow-up bronchodilator testing to confirm their diagnosis. In order to distinguish COPD from other diseases, such as asthma, spirometry must be measured both before and after administration of medication that dilates ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...der adults include: Insomnia affects almost half
of adults 60 and older. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can elevate the risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and cognitive problems. Snoring, a symptom of OSA, is a very common condition affecting nearly 40 percent of adults, and...
New cause of tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer cells discovered at Lombardi
...sensitive to these treatments over time more than half
of all recurring breast cancers lose sensitivity because they have found a way to keep growing in the absence of estrogen. Previously, Clarke and his team found that XBP1 is co-expressed with the estrogen receptor in breast tumor cells. This may ...
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
... only 46 (52%) by mammography. Accordingly, almost half
(48%) were missed by mammography but diagnosed by MRI alone. They also found that age, menopausal status, personal or family history of breast cancer, and breast density of women with MRI-only diagnosed disease did not differ significantly from those...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...boli. Thus patients taking warfarin were less than half
as likely to suffer a serious event (52% lower risk) as those taking aspirin. They say: We showed that the frequency of stroke, arterial embolism, and intracranial haemorrhage was significantly lower in patients on warfarin than in those on aspiri...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...nt women in developing countries are anaemic, with half
having iron deficiency anaemia. WHO also believes that the frequency of iron deficiency in developing countries is around 2.5 times that of anaemia which is not iron deficiency related. Dietary iron bioavailability (the measure of iron which can be...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...d study of adults ages 65 and older has found that half
of them have one or more conditions that can affect their ability to participate in activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing on their own. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System analyzed the responses of more than 1...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
... had never been tested for HIV, although more than half
of them could be described as moderate- to high-risk for lifetime exposure to the virus based on sexual history and other factors. Only 115, or 22 percent of participants, said they would be interested in HIV testing. Their most often cited reasons w...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
...cal procedure to treat seizures in which an entire half
of the brain is removed. The initial findings are quite promising, showing that these children can adapt in the short term and improve their walking patterns. These and other similar studies are leading researchers down the path to more targeted, rat...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...o the external receiver. The research represents half
of a larger collaboration at Purdue focusing on creating a neuroprosthesis that dispenses a neurotransmitter called GABA and calms the brain once the onset of a seizure is detected. This work is a collaboration between Irazoqui and Jenna Rickus, an a...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
...o non-preferred status (resulting in approximately half
of the annual savings), followed by (in descending order of savings) the removal of non-sedating antihistamines from the prescription-drug formulary, the introduction of pill-splitting, and the limitation of quantities of select medications not inten...
Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds
...e of 2.4 televisions in their homes, and more than half
the kids had a TV in their bedrooms. About one-thi... Initiative. Participants agree to devote at least half
their advertising messages to promoting healthier choices for children. "I have tremendous trust ...
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
... indeed more likely to reinjure their backs. About half
of the data has been collected to date, in partner...le many of those aches go away on their own, about half
of those people will experience a recurrence of pain within the following year. Medical expenses and...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
... with age (Article, p. 156). At aged 65, almost half
(49.9 percent) had one or more geriatric conditions. Some conditions were as prevalent as common chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, and presence of geriatric conditions was strongly associated with disability. Most geriatric con...
Inhaled nitric oxide safe for tiny preemie lungs, UCSF study finds
...es, affecting about 15,000 babies each year. About half
of the infants born between 24 and 30 weeks and we...k of surfactant would be harmful. In the study, half
the infants were treated with nitric oxide and half
received a placebo. Fluid from their lungs was t...
Fine as North Dakota wine
...ahs Winery in California. The labels on the other half
claimed to be from Noahs Winery in North Dakota. In both cases, the wine was an inexpensive Charles Shaw wine. Those drinking what they thought was California wine, rated the wine and food as tasting better, and ate 11% more of their food. They ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...ed in each instance. In the above example, because half
as many people (one versus two) died in the group ... be told that his or her chance of dying is cut in half
by taking the drug, instead of being told that there was only a 1 percentage point difference in the...
RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
...hat adults in the United States receive only about half
of the recommended, evidenced-based care for the leading causes of illness, disability and death....
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...residents in Baltimore and Philadelphia get almost half
the answers wrong, according to a survey by TB dis...icians, with one-half scoring higher and the other half
scoring lower, was just 55 percent. Results showed that the recent medical school graduates got ...
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