Tag: "how" at medical news
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...ffectively used, is required to help us understand how
best to take advantage of their availability". The input by the OARSI/COX-2 International Study Group provides evidence-based background and guidance that will be of help to physicians, and to patients, in the use of these important commonly used...
A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart
...cluding those for bypass grafting, and we wondered how
often we would find unrelated but clinically significant findings in the heart and lungs, said Charles White, MD, senior author of the study. We wanted to know the effect of using intravenous contrast and thinner slices on the prevalence of these fin...
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...ncouraging questions and collaboration, discussing how
the condition affects the patient emotionally, and...ents reported their satisfaction with the care and how
well they had followed doctors' orders. Christensen, who also holds appointments in internal medic...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...ousing and diabetes risk but its not clear exactly how
housing conditions are exerting this influence, sa...tion and thus improve health without understanding how
a persons environment can affect that persons health. We looked at several factors to see if they ...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ited by the AASM. Be prepared to tell the doctor how
you spend your day and night, including your medic...hey will have all the information needed to decide how
best to help you, says Krainson....
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...ased risks for diabetes. "It's not clear exactly how
housing conditions are exerting this influence," s... subgroups in the population without understanding how
a person's environment can affect that person's health." This study grew out of a larger health st...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...nitor their walking and every participant recorded how
long they walked for. Blood pressure, blood cholesterol, weight, hip and waist girth, and overall fitness (functional capacity) were all measured at the start and finish of the 12 week study. Most people (89%) lasted the course. There were no ...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...om the University of Rochester Medical Center show how
the bodys natural way of ridding the body of the s... of Alzheimers disease, likens the new approach to how
statins help people with heart disease. Statins lower excess cholesterol in the bloodstream before t...
MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
...seen, compared with 153 cases detected by MRT,' is how
Professor Kuhl sums up the results. 'And not only that: it was above all the particularly aggressive high-grade DCIS which were especially reliably picked up using MRI, but especially difficult to detect using mammography.' A total of 89 cases of hi...
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
... reflux while also uncovering tantalizing clues on how
typical acid reflux can turn potentially cancerous... to the National Cancer Institute. Understanding how
and why the cells change in some cases and not others has been a major challenge for investigators. ...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
In the first study of how
weight may affect school attendance, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University have found that overweight children are at greater risk of school absenteeism than their normal-weight peers. The study of more than a thousand ...
Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
...ience, especially the results, will help determine how
to refine and expand the use of the PCMH. ACP ...ept in the real-world environment and to determine how
practices can best use the capability and payment that supports it to improve patient care and demon...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
.... The molecular basis of both findings is based on how
Bax and Bak work on intracellular membranes. Specifically, the team found that when the T-cell receptor was stimulated on mutant cells lacking both proteins, proliferation was severely reduced relative to normal cells. Closer investigation showed t...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...th a gun lying between them. Who gets the gun" And how
does one get it"" says Hung. Hung and colleagues showed that IKKa phosphorylates CBP in the nucleus, switching CBP's binding preference to the NF"B oncogene, promoting cell growth. Unphosphorylated CBP helps p53 do its job suppressing cancer by for...
Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
...ealth-related aspects of the workout, telling them how
exercise will make them more fit. These same wom...who emphasized appearance by making comments about how
the exercise would tone their legs or other body parts. We want to design the most beneficial exer...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
... researchers were testing the opposite situation - how
the repair capabilities of young muscle stem cells...so 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 muscle...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...humans, they have come up with a way to anticipate how
that jump might occur and ways to respond to it. ... are made from. This makes it difficult to predict how
effective a vaccine made today will be against a virus that emerges tomorrow. Dr. Nabel and his co...
Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
...on Treatment of the Aged Study/BAFTA) to determine how
warfarin and aspirin affected stroke risk, and whether use of these drugs outweighed the increased risk of bleeding in elderly patients. They studied 973 patients aged 75 years or over (average 81 years), all of whom had atrial fibrillation, a partic...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...shown images of food. Hunger influences what and how
much we eat, but is not the only determinant of ou...ll and the parts of the brain that are involved in how
much you desire and enjoy food. They postulated that leptin, one of the major hormones controlling w...
Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development
...sed. Parents of the 8 to 16 month olds were asked how
many of a list of about 90 words their child under...se. Parents of the 17 to 24 month olds were asked how
many words on a similar list they had heard their child use. Typical words from this list were truc...
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