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Predicting the quality of life for older adults
...plicated study indicated that financial resources, health
and meaning in life directly and positively influenced a persons quality of life and health, while emotional support and the physical environment indirectly affected quality of life through the older adults sense of purpose in life. As previous res...
'Smart' mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders
...ut genetic manipulation and monitoring the animals health
and behavior over time. The findings may have applications in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, where getting a patient to learn that a once-threatening situation no longer poses a danger is a major goal. In addition, Cdk5 is heavily impl...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
...gularly investigated and debated for its impact on health
conditions from breast cancer to heart disease. A...re drawn from an ongoing study of some 50,000 male health
professionals, 91 percent white, who were between 40 and 75 years of age in 1986 when the project wa...
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
...esulting in a significant burden of disability and health
care utilization. Although there are few effective...ials "are essential to understand the influence of health
care provision in preventing or facilitating disability."...
Telephone 'quitlines' may help dental patients stop smoking
...uch patients requires time and resources that oral health
care professionals may not always have. So, researchers at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn., identified the need to conduct a pilot study to evaluate whether the speedier measure of referring patients to tobacco-use quitlines was...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...s another 50,000 deaths annually. Smoking-related health
costs are estimated to be $89 billion a year. ..., including restaurants, bars, malls, prisons, and health
care facilities. Requiring all public and private health
insurance plans to make coverage of smoki...
Why Good Things Happen to Good People
...life satisfaction to self-realization and physical health
is significantly improved. Mortality is delayed. D... high school years have better physical and mental health
throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer than those who don...
Hepatitis C negatively impacts HIV
...of HIV and HCV is a significant medical and public health
concern due to its increasing prevalence and complex patient management. An estimated 15 to 30 percent of HIV infected persons in the United States and Europe are co-infected with HCV. According to previous research, alcohol use may worsen HCV-rela...
Different type of iron supplement is better at boosting iron levels
...ior nutritionist from the international non-profit health
organisation PATH, Washington DC, USA, says: "Governments that mandate fortification will, if they develop capacity for assessment and monitoring, be able to ensure that the right nutrients are added to and maintained in key foods. Food fortification...
Poorer countries could struggle to implement new International Health Regulations
...oes live on June 15, is to prevent national public health
emergencies from spreading internationally. Cou...eater fear should be the possibility that a public health
emergency in Taiwan could rapidly spread throughout Asia and the around the world. For the IHR to wo...
New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths
... the writer. Peter Fleming, a professor of infant health
in Bristol, who implemented a structured system in Avon which will form the template of what will become nationwide protocol, says: "(this) reflects huge concern within the professions that professionals and families were being let down by the syst...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...everyone excluded is at greater risk when they use health
care," said Humphreys. For this reason, the Nation...iety, have decided that the burden and benefits of health
research should be shared by everyone," said Humphreys, who is also on the staff of the Veterans Aff...
Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together
...thprofessions. "We need doctors, nurses and allied health
professionals to all work together in healthcarese...ject will identify areas of the curriculum such as health
assessment and care planningwhere final year nursing and medical students can work together as teams...
ICU nurse working conditions linked to increase in patient infections
...the June issue of Medical Care, one of the leading health
care administration journals, support the notion t...ty outcomes," said Andrew W. Dick, Ph.D., a senior health
economist at the RAND Corporation and a co-author of this study. "Involvement from hospital administ...
Women with breast cancer do not get potentially life-saving information, survey reveals
...nformed New tools, better communication between health
care professionals and patients needed to help clo.... Although 96% of the women surveyed said their health
provider was their main source of information, only one-quarter reported being told their risk of br...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
...nderwent a complete total colonoscopy and thorough health
check-up. Results were adjusted for age, gender, history of colon polyp, diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, physical activity, alcohol intake, smoking, white blood cell counts and abdominal obesity. Results demonst...
Disadvantaged TB patients urgently need social support to make medical treatment more effective
...rgently addressed if we are to tackle this growing health
issue." The study, which covered 250 patients at... will be to link the evidence for social care with health
policy and practice in order to re-configure services with an emphasis on social support and prevent...
Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater
...ventive medicine) at BUSM, and professor of public health
(epidemiology and biostatistics) at Boston University School of Public Health. Since1989, he has been principal investigator on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Contract, The Framingham Study, Physical Examination, Testing and ...
NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center doctors present at 2007 AUA Meeting
... urinary tract symptoms General urology Bladder health
Infertility Kidney health
Pediatric urology Among the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia ex...
New guideline for treating Lyme disease
...ically, further treatment does not improve overall health
quality of life, memory, or depression. Long-term antibiotic use can be associated with such side effects as diarrhea, blood stream infections, and blood clots. "While it is clear from all available scientific studies that long-term use of antibio...
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