Tag: "impact" at medical news
Dermatologists use immunotherapy to treat warts
...response to HPV. Because interferon alfa-2b had no impact
on the results, the patient data were analyzed in two groups, those who had received antigen and those who did not. Of the 201 patients enrolled in the study, 95 received injections of antigen and 106 received injections of either saline or interfer...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
... Previous studies have shown that statins have an impact
on cancerous cells by limiting tumor growth in human and animal models. However, the potential benefits of statin use in protection against cancer have not been explored extensively. "We've known for some time that statins provide significant benef...
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
... lung cancer or an aneurysm can have a significant impact
on early disease management and has the potential of improving patient prognosis," said Smita Patel, MD, assistant professor in radiology and lead researcher on the study. According to the researchers, since these findings were unsuspected and ...
Too stressed to think?
...h at the Douglas. "Many studies show the negative impact
ofstress on physical health such as blood pressure, heart disease etc, butfew address the effects on mental health. Our studies look directly at thelong term effects of stress, or stress hormones, on brain function." Lupien and colleagues meas...
Tobacco brands still common in PG-13 movies, despite '98 Master Settlement
...nes the intent of the MSA and limits the favorable impact
the MSA could have on preventing youth smoking."...
Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error
... The authors found that the report had a positive impact
in three important areas of health care; how health care views the task of error prevention, enlisting support of stakeholders and changing practices. Prior to the publication of To Err is Human, blaming individuals for medical injury and error was t...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...echnique during screening colonoscopy, which could impact
significantly on the overall effectiveness of this procedure in reducing rates of colorectal cancer," said Robert Barclay, M.D., of Rockford Gastroenterology Associates and lead author of the study....
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...ted with Northwestern University, investigated the impact
of smoking and alcohol use on the age of pancreati...id production of carcinogens and may influence the impact
of meat intake on cancer risk. Researchers examined patients with NAT2 genotypes and found that wh...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...nberg. The researchers also observed a significant impact
of the E4 variant of ApoE , a gene that regulates ... expanded study is planned to examine the clinical impact
of additional genes and their effects on prenatal storage of DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids in bo...
Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control
...ility sometimes fails, and on how brain damage can impact
this ability." The computer model is also the first of its kind capable of completing a variety of tests commonly used to determine if a patient has suffered injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. When inflicted with simulated damage, the model ex...
Lighting of the future among topics at BGSU Emerging Technology Forum
...procedure is only one example of how photopolymers impact
consumers' lives. They are also used, for instance, in the manufacture of protective coatings for wood and flooring surfaces, compact discs and printing plates, Manea noted. Shah, a research assistant professor in the Center for Photochemical Science...
Birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy may affect premenopausal breast cancer risk
...ults support the hypothesis that early life events impact
women's breast-cancer risk later in life," said Barba. "Further research based on targeted studies is needed to reach a deeper understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms."...
ESC releases new chronic heart failure guidelines
...asingly used in routine management and reflect the impact
of the newer documentation. "These Guidelines also recognise the impact
of the extensive co-morbidity in this population, the importance of the large geriatric population a...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...osthetic limb is donned. Head, body movement may impact
gait in patients with inner ear impairment This study identifies strategies for improving gait in people with inner ear balance organ abnormalities. Head and body movement irregularities were compared in 17 healthy volunteers and 18 volunteers with ...
Long-term outcomes studied for stem cell transplant recipients
...cell transplants, though little is known about the impact
transplants have on patients' lives long after tre...arts. "The results of this study will have a great impact
on predicting long-term outcomes for the thousands of patients who receive stem cell transplants eve...
Physiotherapists cure incontinence
... general fitness and control their weight with low impact
activities such as cycling, power walking or swimming. "I also see men who have problems with bladder control after prostate surgery. Pelvic floor muscle training works very well for them too, and there's a growing awareness by surgeons of the value ...
New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa
...Malaria Partnership to accelerate and document the impact
of progress toward meeting Zambia's malaria contro...on, performance monitoring, and the development of impact
evaluation systems that will document, in human and economic terms, the importance of continued inve...
A diet high in milk may cut heart disease and stroke risk
...has had something of a bad press in respect of its impact
on cholesterol, and they conclude: "The present perception of milk as harmful, in increasing cardiovascular risk, should be challenged, and every effort should be made to restore it to its rightful place in a healthy diet."...
Breastfeeding as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and salt restriction
...the research shows. The research team assessed the impact
of breastfeeding on elements of the metabolic synd... cholesterol levels. Breastfeeding did not have an impact
on every element of the metabolic syndrome. But children who had been exclusively breastfed had lowe...
The better educated a woman is, the better she sleeps at night
...t the authors. Unemployment also exerted a greater impact
on women's sleep quality, particularly married women. Sex discrimination in the workplace and childcare responsibilities might account for this, suggest the authors. And whereas higher educational attainment improved women's night time sleep quality,...
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