Tag: "important" at medical news
Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia
... degree of early exposure to infection seems to be important
for child health."...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...t of patients with ischemic disease and is another important
step in the continued commercialization of this potentially important
stem cell therapy." Stanton Gerson, M.D., director of the center said, "This innovative technology ...
Study sheds light on age-related changes of prion diseases
...at Case and senior author of the study. "The most important
question is," he said, "what is the exact nature o...orm of the mutant protein. In addition, it will be important
to address what features of the aging cell are most involved in defective protein folding, the under...
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
...ography in our emergency department had clinically important
vertebral fractures. Nevertheless, only 43 (60 percent) of these fractures were reported, and only 25 percent of patients with fractures received a diagnosis of or treatment for osteoporosis."...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...scientific studies were presented.Some of the most important
findings were presented in a plenary session moder...cognitive decline. [plenary session] A potentially important
experimental therapy for Alzheimer's disease is the use of antibodies against the beta-amyloid, a pr...
Second consecutive UH win puts national spotlight on pharmacy student
...ommunicate with patients. "Communication is very important
for health care professional, especially pharmacists who have the difficult task of proving information about drugs and the disease process to patients," said Sunny E. Ohia, dean of the UH College of Pharmacy. "Clearly, the success of our students i...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...a," the authors conclude, "NAFLD is emerging as an important
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...lated behaviours, lifestyle and treatments. It is important
that mental health and primary care services appre...nt Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow, said: "It's important
that sufferers get the right type of support from medical and social services. The potential for imp...
Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants
...n the type of blood flow to the intestine. This is important
because the range in treatment options--from antibiotics to surgery--is based on the severity and progression of the disease. "This procedure is not intended as a substitute for the x-ray," Dr. Faingold said. "But in the near future, color Doppler s...
Costs of medical institutional review boards' greater than previously estimated
...stitutions and policy makers need to recognize the important
role of the IRBs in protecting research participants so that they are not shortchanged." To derive the full costs, the researchers calculated costs of salaries of IRB members, time spent on various IRB-related activities, the costs of office space, e...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...from the syndrome. Therefore, the conference is an important
opportunity for professionals and parents to refresh and update their knowledge about this specific syndrome. In fact, on the one hand, the rare nature of the condition makes it difficult to find doctors and therapists expert in the rehabilitation, ...
Study of iron overload yields surprising results
...m their primary care physicians, will answer these important
questions. The HEIRS study is being conducted at five field centers in the United States and Canada: Howard University (Washington, D.C.), Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest and Hawaii (Portland, Ore., and Honolulu, Hawaii), Lond...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...ce known as platelet activitating factor, which is important
in regulating blood vessel function as well as the mediating inflammation and the sticking of inflammatory cells to blood vessels. Many MS patients have long suspected that ginkgo improves disease symptoms. In a recent survey of 1,913 patients in Ore...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...an says, "Live-birth rates per patient is the most important
outcome to the couple. A 2004 systematic review sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University concluded that children born from IV...
Antibiotic might fight HIV-induced neurological problems
... observation holds up, minocycline could be really important
for treating HIV infection in developing countries where access to traditional antiretroviral drugs is very limited," says Zink. "Most of the 40 million people with HIV infection live in these countries."...
New prostate cancer studies look at hormone and protein connection
...arch the newly identified protein PTEN, to see how important
it is in preventing prostate cancer progression. I...rogression and metastases. Beta-catenin plays two important
roles inside cells: it functions to glue cells to each other and it promotes cell growth and surviva...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
...arts and how early it can be detected. "This is an important
breakthrough in our understanding of the initial b...er's Faculty of Health Sciences, said: "This is an important
step forward. The team at the Offord Centre is making a real difference towards better care for chil...
Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used
...ional Cancer Institute, Maryland, USA) state: "The important
clinical question is how hormones can be prescribed in a fashion that will allow women to receive the greatest benefits without commensurate risks. To minimise cancer and other risks, clinicians should prescribe the lowest possible dose of oestrogen ...
UK politicians failing to address low morale among doctors
...parties have all failed to address the single most important
factor hindering the improvement of health services in their election campaigns--the collapse in morale among doctors, states an editorial in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Politicians have made a strategic mistake in putting the patient before ev...
Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease
... Rudel. He said that one day, it may be considered important
to test how much of patients' cholesterol was altered by ACAT2, in addition to testing their levels of high-density lipoprotein ("good") and low-density lipoprotein ("bad") cholesterol. "Reducing the risk of heart disease appears to involve more tha...
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