Tag: "increased" at medical news
10 years before malaria vaccine is ready for widespread use
...could be greatly improved with existing methods if increased
financial and labour resources were available. Combination therapies based on drugs derived from the plant Artemisia annua (ACTs) have now been adopted by many endemic countries, although cost is likely to be a problem in ensuring their widespread us...
The Roll Back Malaria partnership has done more harm than good
... ineffectiveness has meant that malaria rates have increased
since its inception, states an editorial in this week's issue of THE LANCET ahead of Africa Malaria Day on April 25, 2005. RBM, which includes organisations such as WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank, was set up seven years ago to highlight the existence...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...e researchers also point out that, on top of these increased
diabetes risk faced by the Asian population, cultu...t community and tried to address the substantially increased
health risks they faced in this case. They observed the results of this special pilot package of dia...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...se in risk score was associated with an 82 percent increased
likelihood of lesions in the coronary artery (CA) and a 71 percent increased
likelihood of lesions in the abdominal aorta. The presence of abdominal aortic lesions also increase...
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
...with illness, death, decreased quality of life and increased
risk of future fractures. The authors suggest that the many chest radiographs elderly patients undergo for other health reasons might be examined to determine the presence of vertebral fractures. Sumit R. Majumdar, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
...ion, particularly quitting smoking, improved diet, increased
physical activity and weight control, as the key to prevention and control of chronic diseases, according to background information in the article. Even though chronic diseases account for the greatest burden in terms of illness, diminished quality o...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...igations have reported that these children have an increased
risk of second cancer, but estimates of the risk h...s of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas had a six-fold increased
risk of developing a second cancer, as compared to the general population. However, the authors not...
Fatal brain disease holds clues to dementia
...e stimulated, the touch and sensation brain region increased
in area in the normal mice, but not the Huntington's disease mice. This showed that the Huntington's diseased brain had lost its ability to change wiring patterns and suggests that the neurons were unable to reorganise themselves and strengthen their...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
..., and it is possible that the increase reflects an increased
need for energy in the vulnerable neurons. Neuronal loss may occur partly due to the inability to keep up with energy demands. [S12.005] Pain A common cause of headache is overuse of headache medications. These headaches are difficult to treat once...
UT Southwestern lead site for study of a new multiple sclerosis drug
...and steadily worsening with motor dysfunctions and increased
disability. People with primary progressive MS don't respond as well to traditional drug therapies as patients with other, more common forms of the disease, such as relapsing and remitting MS. Because of this, many people with primary progressive MS ...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...ed 6.5 percent of the study population overall and increased
in prevalence with age. More men than women had elevated liver tests, which was probably attributable to greater alcohol consumption among men. Almost 46 percent of the altered liver values in Cittanova were attributable to excessive alcohol consumpt...
Access to mammography may worsen
...t radiologists and technologists to the specialty, increased
mammography reimbursement and more education on all aspects of breast imaging. "All these issues must be addressed," he said, "so facilities providing these crucial services in the community can remain clinically and financially viable." In the mean...
Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants
...in the intestines and whether that flow is normal, increased
or absent. CDS is also noninvasive and free of ionizing radiation. Unlike x-ray, CDS was also able to detect various stages of NEC based on the type of blood flow to the intestine. This is important because the range in treatment options--from antibi...
Substituting nurses for doctors results in high quality care, few savings
... Netherlands. Demand for primary care services has increased
in many countries due to aging populations, rising...or removing regulatory and legislative barriers to increased
use of nurses as health care providers. The systematic review included 16 studies totaling more than...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...e scientific knowledge about nutrition has greatly increased
since the WIC program's inception, and the nutritional challenges facing families have altered significantly, it is definitely time for a change in the foods offered through WIC," said Suzanne P. Murphy, chair of the committee that wrote the report a...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
...in cancer therapy. Rockwell said the black cohosh increased
cell killing by two of the drugs, decreased the effectiveness of one drug, and did not alter the effects of radiation or a fourth drug. Why each agent responded differently needs to be studied further, she said, but enough is known about the herb's e...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
...with a variable frequency; furthermore, a specific increased
incidence of well-defined medical complications is known (gastro-intestinal reflux, hypoacousis and recurrent otitis). Also the psychomotor and intellectual development is generally retarded and the majority of persons suffering from the syndrome ha...
Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression
... brand-specific and general requests significantly increased
prescribing in both major depression and adjustment disorder, brand-specific requests had a more pronounced effect on prescribing for adjustment disorder than for major depression. "Although several small trials suggest that antidepressants may deliv...
Discovery of a 'molecular switch' could lead to new ways of treating infection, including MRSA
... to fight off infection, but at the same time also increased
the body's inflammatory response. They also found ... In the mice without IKK, they found significantly increased
killing of bacteria in sepsis and pneumonia, but found that inflammation was higher than the normal ...
College education protects middle-age caucasian women against obesity
...rs state that "While overall rates of obesity have increased
dramatically in the United States, the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity remain disproportionately higher for African American women than for white women. Although the excess weight observed in African American women has been primarily consi...
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