Tag: "lack" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...constipation include not enough fiber in the diet, lack
of exercise, irritable bowel syndrome, neurological and systemic disorders and problems with the colon and rectum or intestinal function. Other contributing factors include side effects from medication, particularly pain medications, antidepressants,...
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
... become sick." Barnes attributes this largely to a lack
of affordable services and health-care coverage, especially for some minority groups. Barnes found that African-Americans in the study relied on hospital outpatient care at twice the rate - more than 33 percent - of whites, Puerto Ricans and Mexican-...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...frank discussions about potential side effects and lack
of long-term efficacy and safety data. (Most weight-loss drugs have no studies beyond one year.) Further, the average weight loss at one year is small to moderate, ACP says, and there are no data on whether weight loss is maintained after drug therap...
AACR celebrates 20th anniversary of minority scholar awards
...ed in an attempt to address the serious problem of lack
of minority participation in cancer research by offering young minority students and trainees the opportunity to attend and participate in the annual meetings and special conferences of the AACR. By attending these meetings, these young scientists an...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...d risk of breast cancer. However, they write, "the lack
of direct evidence for the effects of estrogen alone from these two trials, especially in the context of divergent data on the effects of exogenous estrogen, emphasizes the need to design subsequent studies to address questions for specific agents."...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...irritability, pain sensitivity, muscle tremors and lack
of daytime alertness. Lai and Good explain that although there is much research about sleep, few studies have focused on the effects of music in improving sleep quality, particularly in older adults....
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...as already shown that psychological well-being, or lack
of it, can affect people's response to medical treatment, and their ability to work or care for themselves and their family. Other research has shown that half of personal bankruptcies are linked to health care costs. The federal bankruptcy reforms n...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...Again, the reasoning is based on experts' relative lack
of knowledge about how C. pneumoniae relates to heart disease, as well as negative results in past trials. It isn't well understood how to eradicate the bacteria from the body, and once C. pneumoniae has set in, it may be too late to ward off heart a...
Hemodialysis causes antioxidant loss leading to long-term complications
...tive oxygen species (ROS), or toxic compounds, and lack
of antioxidants to fight these toxins. In fact, the hemodialysis process can cause loss of these necessary antioxidants. Many ESRD and hemodialysis patients are in a state of chronic inflammation induced by the dialysis process which further enhances...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
...al products are widely used by Americans despite a lack
of evidence of whether they are safe or effective. The 2002 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that 38.2 million American adults (about 19 percent) use nonvitamin, nonmineral natural...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...of daily living after developing arthritis was the lack
of regular vigorous physical activity. All patient...ive impairment; no alcohol use and, above all, the lack
of regular vigorous physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity was the most prevalent ri...
OHSU scientist helping explain basis of psychotic behavior
...ty in animal models, researchers used mice bred to lack
the D2 gene as well as rats treated with PCP, alcohol, amphetamine and other dopamine-inducing drugs. They found that while there were small increases in the total population of D2 receptors among the animal models, the increases were small compared ...
Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls
...s self, this finding in the study also showed that lack
of serotonin that is usually inherent in depressio...levated intake of high-fat foods, binge eating and lack
of exercise did not predict the onset of obesity, possibly because people tend not to report these ...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...of the disease has been further complicated by the lack
of biomarkers specific for the disease as well as its slow progress, the researchers say. According to study leader Naohisa Tomosugi, M.D., of Kanazawa Medical University in Japan, the new painless technique would require that patients shed as littl...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... typhoid, and schistosomiasis, which result from a lack
of adequate water sources and sanitation." Nano-membranes and nano-clays are inexpensive, portable and easily cleaned systems that purify, detoxify and desalinate water more efficiently than conventional bacterial and viral filters. Researchers also ...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
A possible link between lack
of sleep (insomnia) and obesity has been traced to...vious studies demonstrated the association between lack
of sleep and obesity and suggested a good night's sleep to help obesity. Horvath found that the neur...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
... and blood-fat disturbances, and we therefore also lack
effective methods of treatment to prevent or cure ... The findings of the Ume team show that mice that lack
GPR40 receptors are healthy and experience normal weight gain on a calorie-rich diet. These mice ar...
It's not all in your head
...ress, interpersonal difficulty with their partner, lack
of ejaculation control, and dissatisfaction with s... to diagnose PE, and that subjective factors, like lack
of control, may also be valid indicators. "Most people think uni-dimensionally about PE in terms of ...
New treatment for hereditary breast cancer
...eauty of this system is that only the tumour cells lack
BRCA genes and thus only they completely rely on PARP. The other cells in the body are likely to be unaffected by the treatment and continue to use recombination to repair any mistakes that occur." -- Since normal cells don't need the PARP backup sy...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...ss for her doctoral thesis. She was shocked by the lack
of sensitivity among care givers to the issue of miscarriage as a maternity nurse in the '80s and the topic became her passion. To her astonishment, she found only five studies on the subject. That was in 1994. Since then she has contributed more tha...
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