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Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
... and Jeffrey A. Woods, a kinesiology and community health
professor who researches the effects of exercise on immune function. Rosengren and Woods helped design the study. Other co-authors are former U. of I. graduate students Rachel A. Mariani and Jay Verkuilen, and Scott A. Grubisich and Michael Reed of t...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
... that it wont be possible to reduce disparities in health
status among subgroups in the population and thus improve health
without understanding how a persons environment can affect that persons health. We looked at sever...
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...we run the risk of missing other equally important health
disparities that affect those least able to deal w...of only 50 percent. Diabetes is one of the major health
challenges faced across the United States, but these findings suggest that the prevalence of the dis...
Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
...h newly diagnosed COPD by data collected from five health
plans. The study examined patients aged 40 years and older, and determined if patients with a new diagnosis of COPD had received spirometry in the preceeding 720 days. Of the 5,039 eligible patients identified, only 32% were found to have received s...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ess sleep, which may make them more susceptible to health
problems. As we get older, our sleep is more eas...ican Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Underlying health
issues are often the cause of these disturbances. Arthritis and pain can cause frequent awakenings ...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...ticipants in their homes. They gathered data about health
status, access to medical care and demographic cha...that it won't be possible to reduce disparities in health
status among subgroups in the population without understanding how a person's environment can affect...
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...nding will lead to significant improvements in the health
care of children, providing us with the resources to understand and effectively treat progressive kidney diseases in children. It also will permit us to attract and mentor a new group of physicians and scientists who will study childhood kidney disea...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ree medical visits each, which included an in-home health
survey, blood and urine collection, and a detailed clinical exam complete with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and coronary artery calcium scans. Calcium was more likely to be found in the arteries of patients with the greatest waist-to-hip rat...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...way to relieve some of the stress on hospitals and health
care workers who struggle to handle the monthly surge. The analysis found that in California, the 23 percent increase in drug-related hospital admissions that occurs in the first five days of any given month is driven largely by the arrival of Suppl...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...r use in cluster headaches, its possible that some health
care providers are not aware of the problems that can come with its use....
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...age, children are not necessarily experiencing the health
problems that will likely confront them later in life unless serious intervention takes place, said Andrew B. Geier, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn. However, they are missing school at...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
... financial and administrative support of a private health
plan. The innovative model is designed to strength...demonstrate measurable improvements in the overall health
of patients. This is what physicians-in-training signed up for when they elected to become interni...
Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD
...with ESRD tend to suggest that preventive care and health
policy practices have been less than optimal." I... African-American adults suggest "a looming public health
crisis," according to the new report. An apparent increase in kidney disease caused by atheroscleros...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
..., said persistent pain is one of the three biggest health
problems of the new millennium, along with diabetes and asthma, but its impact is still to be fully understood. Around a million Australians who might normally enjoy productive working lives struggle with persistent pain with substantial interferen...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...exercise class where the instructor emphasizes the health
benefits of the workout over improved appearance, ...t, a study co-author and an assistant professor of health
behavior and health
promotion at Ohio State University. Women in the study reported that they enjo...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...deficiency in the developing world has substantial health
and economic costs, including poor pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children between five and 14 years, 42...
Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts
...o-organisms that exert beneficial effects on human health
when they colonise the bowel. Researchers at the University of Naples tested five different preparations in 571 children with acute diarrhoea. All the children were aged 3-36 months and were visiting a family paediatrician with acute diarrhoea. Chi...
Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
...eventive treatment in elderly people. Preventive health
care aims to delay the onset of illness and diseas...an be harmful to the patient and expensive for the health
service. In rapidly ageing populations, we urgently need to reappraise the complex and uncomfortab...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...w," Weir said. "And those with worse self-reported health
and higher use of prescription drugs in 2004 were more likely than others to sign up." ...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
...egular meals, the added calories have more serious health
implications for obese animals. Adolescent rats ...heir bodies' energy-balance system. "Parents and health
professionals should be made aware of this and know that the old-fashioned ways to keep children fit...
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