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Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...isingly, the odds of naming a proxy were lower for individuals who scored higher on a measure of "fear of death." The study further examined whom people chose as their DPAHC. The overwhelming majority turned to either a spouse or child. But Carr and Khodyakov also recorded more than 25 different choices, inclu...

New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

...l guest is small, the accumulated lifetime risk to individuals who travel frequently would be higher. This risk could approach zero with effective CO prevention measures. The authors contacted 43 sites where CO poisonings had occurred and found that only 12% had installed CO detectors after the incidents. In ...

UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination

...t communities are increasing the number of at-risk individuals in these countries. Under-reporting of hepatitis...nly because of immigration of hepatitis B-positive individuals from areas of high endemicity. The Review also examines the role of drug users, short- and long-ha...

UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD

...rch in the UK and beyond. We hope that like-minded individuals and organisations will continue to donate funds to world-class research projects such as this, which have the capability of developing life-changing treatments for diseases such as AMD. Professor Alistair Fielder, Senior Medical Adviser of Fight fo...

Folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors

... of adenoma formation in the large intestine among individuals with previously removed adenomas. The evidence for an increased risk of adenomas is equivocal and requires further research. In view of the fortification of the U.S. food supply with folate, and some suggestions that folate could conceivably increase...

QBI scientist looks at why stroke causes vision problems

...lect tends to be associated with poor recovery for individuals who have suffered a stroke. After a stroke, many people with damage to their parietal lobe behave as if one-half of their visual world has simply disappeared," he said. To examine this problem under controlled conditions, the researchers applie...

Born to lose: How birth weight affects adult health and success

... of more than 35 years of data on more than 12,000 individuals from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, conducted since 1968 by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the analysis includes data from the original study families, plus their desc...

Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism

...od fats, appear to be healthiest, especially among individuals who are predisposed to developing diabetes....

Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

...ot significantly different from placebo. Those individuals receiving chromium picolinate plus biotin, in the form of Diachrome, also experienced a significant decrease in triglycerides to HDL ratio compared to the placebo group (p=0.05 vs. placebo). A study published in the March 2007 issue of the American ...

Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders

... of the psychological and social impact of khat on individuals and communities be gained. Further, the researchers recommend that any future policy developments in the UK should feature health and social care which is culturally and socially appropriate. Dr Axel Klein, lecturer in the Study of Addictive Beha...

Low doses of ecstasy associated with decline in verbal memory

...h took place between April 2002 and April 2004, 58 individuals began using Ecstasy. They were compared with 60 individuals who had the same age, sex and intelligence score but who did not use Ecstasy during the follow-up pe...

Genetic variations may predispose some men to suicidal thoughts during treatment for depression

...dical School, Boston, and colleagues studied 1,447 individuals with depression who were part of the Sequenced Tre...cilitate the identification of the small subset of individuals at greater risk during short-term antidepressant treatment, the authors conclude.(Arch Gen Psychiatr...

Gene variations point to why lung cancer drugs work better in Japanese vs. US patients

...p, rather than their ethnicity per se, since. some individuals in each group possessed genetic variations not typical of their group. Thus, the study suggests therapies in the future need to be tailored to each individual based on analysis of his or her genetic makeup, not simply ethnicity. The relatively smal...

Nursing home placement associated with accelerated cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

...dings suggest that experience in day care may help individuals with Alzheimer's disease make the transition from the community to institutional residence," said study author Robert S. Wilson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. The study also found that a higher level of educatio...

Wide range of sleep-related disorders associated with abnormal sexual behaviors, experiences

...rassing and a potentially serious problem for some individuals and couples. Despite their awareness of the condition, many sufferers often delay seeking help, either because they don't know that it's a medical disorder or for fear that others will instead judge it as willful behavior. This paper highlights the...

Journal Sleep: Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning

...." Dr. Weaver noted that there are, in contrast, individuals who remain excessively sleepy despite more than seven hours of CPAP use per night. The determination of a recommended nightly duration of CPAP use is also dependent on which outcome is viewed as the most reflective of clinical improvement, added Wea...

TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis

...his is a simple method of ollecting bacteria from individuals with the early stages of TB, and who are unable to cough sputum samples. By doing all the tests in one day, we can start treatment sooner and get patients home sooner. Previously we relied on bronchoscopy or gastric washings, which were uncomfortable...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...f cases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occur in individuals with the virus. For most patients whose cancer is ...fection, and this association is independent of an individuals hepatic reserve, tumor and clinical factors, the authors report. Though the study was limited by ...

Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome

...iagnosis of LQTS has a huge ripple effect on these individuals and their families. It is vital that we get this diagnosis right in both directions. About Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) Long QT syndrome is a genetic disorder of the hearts electrical system that occurs in about 1 in 3,000 people. Approximately 5 p...

Folic acid supplementation lowers stroke risk

...period of follow-up (4 years or longer), and among individuals without a history of stroke. "The issue of folic acid supplementation alone versus folic acid in combination with other B vitamins, as well as optimum dosage, should also be carefully considered in future trials." In the accompanying comment, Dr ...

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