Tag: "low" at medical news
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...the highest total to HDL cholesterol ratio, or (3) low
fish consumption was associated with a higher risk of late AMD than the effect of any risk factor alone. However, interactions between smoking and HDL cholesterol level, ratio of total to HDL cholesterol and fish consumption were not statistically si...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
... with glaucoma, even if their eye pressure remains low
overall, according to a report in the August issue...so known as filtration surgery. All patients had a low
IOP after surgery (below 18 milligrams of mercury). Measurements of IOP and visual field were taken ...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure and boost overall fitness, suggests a small study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. To stave off ill health, adults are currently recommended to indulge in 30 minutes of moderat...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...-44-age group will have an ischemic stroke is very low
one-to-two for every 10,000 people each year, Kittner said. However, neurologists and other doctors should encourage their patients who have migraine with associated visual symptoms to minimize other stroke risk factors, he said. More work is als...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...easure of iron which can be absorbed from food) is low
in populations consuming monotonous plant-based di...control iron deficiency at the national level. The low
incidence of iron deficiency anaemia in adolescent and young women in the USA might be at least part...
Galileo to support global search and rescue
...ar the Earth's poles, where the satellites are too low
in the sky to be usable, or when an accident happens on the 'wrong' side of a mountain or in a deep valley, and the surrounding terrain obscures the satellite. Future improvements To further improve the performance of the overall COSPAS-SARSAT...
Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing 'good' cholesterol
...holesterol, an unmet medical need in patients with low
HDL-C, says Rader. Whats more, the increase in HDL-C was shown to promote reverse cholesterol transport, the process by which HDL protects against heart disease. Low levels of HDL-C put people at risk for atherosclerosis, thereby increasing the ris...
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
... Because a majority of uninsured young adults have low
incomes, extending eligibility for Medicaid and th... insurance market can amount to a large share of a low
or moderate income. States with laws requiring health plans to cover young adults on their paren...
Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients
...atients. In a paper entitled "High prevalence of low
plasma thiamine concentration in diabetes linked t...ortant areas for future study are: confirmation of low
plasma thiamine concentrations in diabetic populations of other countries independent of local diet;...
Geriatric health conditions have major effect on half of all seniors
...itions: cognitive impairment, falls, incontinence, low
body mass index, dizziness, vision impairment or hearing impairment. The researchers also studied whether the respondents had difficulty with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting or transferring) and needed assistance t...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...Magee-Womens Research Institute. These women had a low
perceived risk, which was not always accurate base...s. In short, women with little HIV knowledge and low
perceived personal risk were less interested in HIV testing, a finding that is consistent with attit...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... a device that transmits a large amount of data at low
power. The transmitter consumes 8.8 milliwatts, or about one-third as much power as other implantable transmitters while transmitting 10 times more data. Another key advantage is that the transmitter has the capacity to collect data specifically rela...
Early-childhood intervention may improve well-being through young adulthood
...de and features instruction by qualified teachers, low
child-to-staff ratios, health and nutrition services and an intensive parent program that includes classroom involvement, field trips and home visits. Arthur J. Reynolds, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues, studied t...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...atment option in stabilized UA/NSTEMI patients and low
risk patients. Risk status is determined by risk scores. For clinical practitioners, the revised guidelines emphasize secondary prevention, recommendations that should be continued after the UA/NSTEMI patient is discharged from the hospital to redu...
Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood
...n 2001.Patients were given either the placebo or a low
dose diuretic(indapamide 1.5mg SR), and an additional ACE inhibitor (perindopril), intablet form once a day. Emeritus Professor Chris Bulpitt, HYVET Principal Investigator from theCare of the Elderly Department at Imperial College London, said: "It...
U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood
...de and features instruction by qualified teachers, low
child-to-staff ratios, health and nutrition services and an intensive parent program that includes classroom involvement, field trips and home visits. Children who participated in the program during preschool and early school years also were more l...
The matrix of autism
...ized. On the one hand, they are often dismissed as low
functioning or mentally retarded, especially if th...retarded range, whereas only one in 20 scored that low
on the Ravens test. The normal kids had basically the same results on both tests. The scientists r...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...ltiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer with a very low
survival rate. All the patients had their earlier tumors treated by other methods, but the cancer had started to recur in all cases. Fitting the patients with electrodes that applied 200 kHz electric fields to the scalp at regular intervals for up to...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...or on the study. The results a high cure rate and low
complication rate establish that at institutions ...this study shows that the procedure ... has a very low
rate of complications. Standard treatment for RCC has been a removal of the affected kidney, a...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
...ic health. TB cases in the US fell to a historic low
of 13,767 in 2006. However, there are an estimated 10 to 15 million persons in the United States with latent TB infection, who are at risk for developing active TB. Social factors, including homelessness, drug use, incarceration, and immigration...
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