Tag: "lifestyle" at medical news
Search for cancer genes unlikely to succeed, say experts
...studies suggesting that environmental, dietary, or lifestyle
changes have a large effect on the incidence of cancer. These studies show changes in incidence within one or two generations, which is probably too quick to be related to the introduction of new genes. A final reason to be sceptical comes from resul...
Patients positively weigh in on liposuction
...y gain small amounts of weight. Ultimately, one's lifestyle
can affect long term-results." According to the study, approximately 57 percent of patients reported no weight change after having liposuction 46 percent of these patients actually reported a weight loss, losing an average of five to 10 pounds in l...
Middle-aged English people are healthier than their American counterparts
...the worse their health. We cannot blame either bad lifestyle
or inadequate medical care as the main culprits in...between the two nations are not fully explained by lifestyle
factors, such as smoking, drinking, excess weight and poor exercise. Smoking behaviour is similar in...
World-leading microscope shows more detail than ever
... in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle
and culture. EPSRC also actively promotes public awareness of science and engineering. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of research. The Research Councils work collectively on issues of common concern ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 2, 2006
...10 percent weight loss [that can be] achieved with lifestyle
modification." 2. Patients' Ratings Not Good Markers of Technical Quality of Health Care Although many health systems include patient satisfaction surveys or ratings of care, a new study of 236 frail and elderly adults living independently found a...
Early diagnosis key to melanoma cure
...n is relevant in order to stress the importance of lifestyle
(avoiding the midday sun), protective clothing and sunscreens. Above all, the risk of sunburning in childhood and adolescence should be stressed at every opportunity, they conclude....
AMITIZA (lubiprostone) launches in the United States
...fied with traditional treatment options, including lifestyle
and dietary changes, laxatives and stool softeners," said Sachiko Kuno, Ph.D., co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Sucampo. "As a science-driven pharmaceutical company, Sucampo is pleased to work with Takeda Pharmaceuticals North Am...
Low folate levels may cut bowel cancer risk
...in the study involved completing questionnaires on lifestyle
and diet and the donation of blood samples at regular intervals. After 17 years of monitoring, 226 people had been diagnosed with bowel cancer. People with the highest blood levels of folate were just as likely to develop bowel cancer as those with ...
The diabetes epidemic obesity a major factor
...more obese. Recent clinical trials have found that lifestyle
changes that include moderate weight loss and exer... high-risk adults. The development and delivery of lifestyle
interventions to people at risk for diabetes are needed to halt the increasing incidence of diabetes...
Wait a few minutes: Blood pressure readings lower when patients slow down
...ow to get it there. This requires making necessary lifestyle
changes, such as eating a balanced diet, lowering fat intake, lowering salt and sodium intake, in addition to incorporating at least 30 minutes of physical activity into their schedule most days of the week," Turner said. The American Heart Associat...
Latest issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia explores new ideas for cause, screening and risk factors
...states early, and to encourage early treatment and lifestyle
interventions. The question of whether to screen f...examined risk factors including education, engaged lifestyle
in midlife, and early life circumstances as demonstrated by tooth loss, short adult height, and pare...
Survey: Perceptions of male culture may deter women from a career in surgery
...ent of women and 76.5 percent of men worried about lifestyle
during residency 40 percent of women and 21.6 per... as an "old boys' club" The results suggest that lifestyle
concerns should be addressed to attract both men and women to surgery, the authors write. "However,...
New research links metabolism and appetite suppression, opening door to obesity treatments
... "Physical activity and healthy diet are important lifestyle
factors in combating obesity. This study provides new clues on the regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism relevant to the treatment of obesity." "Dr. Steinberg's finding is significant because this new pathway that overcomes leptin resistance opens...
A virtual healthcare assistant for a healthier lifestyle
...s asking them not just about their health but also lifestyle
factors will be employed to draw up personal profi...e history of the evolution of patients' health and lifestyle
changes between consultations. "One of the benefits is that the system reduces the burden on doctor...
The corporate sponsored creation of disease - Press Release from PLoS Medicine
...ecent Reuters Business Insight report on so-called lifestyle
drugs stated starkly: "the coming years will bear greater witness to the corporate sponsored creation of disease". The special issue, say Moynihan and Henry, is a call for the global health community to challenge this trend. Several articles outlin...
Cohabiting is bad for women's health - but not men's
...erica and Australia which looked at the eating and lifestyle
habits of cohabiting heterosexual couples, includi... Dr Lake said: "You can't just blame an unhealthy lifestyle
or diet on your partner, as there are many other things that affect what you eat and do. However, r...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006
...n 18-month study to measure the effect of positive lifestyle
changes on blood pressure control, 810 adult volun...nd low amounts of fat and salt; c.) advice only on lifestyle
change (Article, p. 485). Participants in the first two counseling groups lost more weight, had bett...
Making multiple lifestyle changes is beneficial, achievable in lowering high blood pressure
...omen with elevated blood pressure who make healthy lifestyle
changes and sustain them for up to a year and a ha...al Medicine. "This study underscores the value of lifestyle
changes--namely improving diet and increasing physical activity--in reducing high blood pressure, an...
International study questions health benefits of moderate drinking
...pes of research usually used to find links between lifestyle
factors (e.g. diet, exercise, medication use, in addition to alcohol use) and disease later in life have a high potential for error and on their own cannot prove causation." The authors credit British heart specialist Gerry Shaper, MD, of the Royal F...
Children who sleep less are three times more likely to be overweight
...of each participant. Information on the children's lifestyle
and socioeconomic status was obtained through phone interviews with their parents. Through body mass index measurement, the researchers determined that 20% of the boys and 24% of the girls were overweight. Children who slept less than 10 hours a nigh...
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