Tag: "lifestyle" at medical news
Fingerprint instead of blood sample
...we will soon be able to gain information about the lifestyle
of the person who made the fingerprints, which could shrink the pool of suspects. In this way, it should be possible to use fingerprints to detect drugs, medications, or food that have been consumed, and also to diagnose some diseases. Researchers w...
Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
...d CVD risk from stopping HRT could be minimized by lifestyle
change intervention. Participants were part of t...aseline; 134 of these women were randomized to the lifestyle
intervention and the remaining 106 were randomized to the health education group. Participants we...
AGA Institute takes leadership role in exploring obesity and its complications
...agues discuss the importance of and strategies for lifestyle
modification for the treatment of obesity, including the effectiveness of various diets, exercise and behavioral therapies. Drug Treatment and the Overweight Patient - George A. Bray, MD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and colleagues discuss ...
Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
...ws and questionnaires regarding sociodemographics, lifestyle
habits and food intake. "Levels of serum vitamin D were inversely associated with early AMD but not advanced AMD," the authors write. When participants were split into five groups based on level of vitamin D in the blood, those in the highest group...
Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control
...ns that measure how willing an employee is to make lifestyle
changes related to health and safety, and providing coaching to accomplish that change. "Just knowing about something doesn't make you change," Clark said. "So the last part of the HRA is one-on-one coaching." Employees are asked what they want to c...
New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome
... IBS patients require reassurance, explanation and lifestyle
advice." The effects of modifying the diet of IBS sufferers is uncertain trials have shown systematic exclusion of certain foods (e.g. wheat, dairy products) helped around half the patients in an uncontrolled trial, but how much of this was placeb...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
...patients' diet, exercise and tobacco habits, those lifestyle
components are crucial to preventing further problems. Says Eagle, "We all have a role to play in making sure that the news in heart attack care continues to be good." ...
Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes
...ency combined with a modern affluent and sedentary lifestyle
leads to obesity and diabetes among indigenous people." "Although there is certainly a genetic component to diabetes that affects people throughout society, the idea that indigenous people have a 'thrifty gene' is dispelled by our research which sh...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...co use, it has been difficult to consistently show lifestyle
factors that might help protect against this deadl...," Nthlings said. Polyp characteristics, diet, lifestyle
factors and high-risk colorectal adenoma recurrence in the polyp prevention trial: Abstract 861 ...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
...lood pressure and cholesterol and prevent clotsand lifestyle
programs for smoking cessation, physical activity,...vels, or blood-sugar control. The groups also made lifestyle
changes at similar rates: After five years, 75 percent of patients in both groups were following the...
Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths
...-blockers and calcium channel blockers, as well as lifestyle
programs such as smoking cessation, exercise and weight control and nutrition counseling. A majority of the patients in the study were men (85%) and had experienced chest pain for about two years, with an average of 10 episodes per week (median thr...
Place more than race tied to heart disease risk
...h 24 27). "We found that urban Caucasians had a lifestyle
more similar to urban minorities than rural Caucasians," said Steve Domsky, M.D., and Abul Kashem, M.D., Ph.D., study authors. "Urban Caucasians, like urban minorities, were younger and had a higher rate of smoking, a higher incidence of diabetes, la...
Organic is healthier: Kiwis prove that green is good
...declaring in January that buying organic is just a lifestyle
choice. The Davis scientists, led by Drs. Maria Amodio and Adel Kader, showed that organically grown kiwifruit had significantly increased levels of polyphenols, the healthy compounds found in red wine and coloured berries. They also had a higher o...
Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior
...materials to help them cope with emotions and make lifestyle
changes. "The take-home message for this study is that patients may need more interaction with professionals, such as primary care physicians and ophthalmologists, who may need to spend more time and energy helping low vision patients find good low...
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine investigates strategies for controlling heart disease
...rs wield significant influence over their patients lifestyle
choices. Unfortunately, physicians tend to underes...y. The physicians important role in recommending lifestyle
changes in addition to medical interventions is thoroughly explored in the headline article of the s...
Hot tubs hurt fertility, UCSF study shows
...ctivities can be comfortably added to that list of lifestyle
recommendations and things to avoid as men attempt.... "One implication of this work is that a simple lifestyle
maneuver could shift the care from high-tech intervention to low-tech or no-tech," Turek said. "Coup...
Free our data? -- Manchester
...l Science.Would you share your personal health and lifestyle
information if it helped researchers understand, say, the causes of the huge growth in diabetes in the UK? Is it fair for the government to charge you to access data whose collection your taxes have already funded? These dilemmas and issues are t...
Usefulness of cardiovascular disease test questioned
...py by the CRP test will get treated; some will try lifestyle
measures first (although data from other studies suggest these measures will only succeed for a minority)....
Depression increases health risks in heart failure patients
...ss doctors appointments and tend to make unhealthy lifestyle
choices in such areas as diet and smoking. In an attempt to better understand the role of depression in the fate of heart patients, the researchers are currently enrolling patients in a new clinical trial to measure the effects of exercise and anti...
U of M discovers protein linked to elevated BMI in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry
...who are at risk for diabetes and to guide diet and lifestyle
choices to prevent diabetes. Apolipoprotein C1 is a component of high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL cholesterol is often referred to as good cholesterol, while LDL is called bad cholesterol. The common form of C...
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