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Virtual colon screenings examined

... In an attempt to improve rates of screening while maintaining accuracy, researchers have been examining the optimal usage of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) screening, a less invasive and time consuming screening process. Studies have previously suggested that CTC was comparable to optical colonoscopy ...

Lower levels of physical performance associated with increased risk of dementia in older adults

...mentia, suggesting that exercise, by improving and maintaining physical function, might benefit cognitive function through a connection between the two," they conclude....

UCLA study finds that simple lifestyle changes may improve cognitive function and brain efficiency

...aintain their physical health and live longer, but maintaining mental health is just as important," said lead investigator, Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. "The UCLA study is the first to show the impact of mem...

Survivors of childhood cancer face unemployment hardship

...onclude that "interventions aimed at obtaining and maintaining employment are needed, especially for the vulnerable subgroups." Interventions, they argue, "could mitigate the economic impact of surviving cancer and improve the quality of life of survivors."...

Obesity linked to all types of breast cancer

...ight gain and breast cancer, and the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight through-out adulthood."...

Good physical function linked to Alzheimer's delay

...rcise may help stave off dementia by improving and maintaining physical conditioning. "These results suggest that in aging, there's a close link between the mind and body," said Larson. "Physical and mental performance may go hand in hand, and anything you can do to improve one is likely to improve the other." I...

Biologic therapies lead evolution of Crohn's treatments

...ts for inducing remission in CD, was evaluated for maintaining remission in this double-blind, placebo-controlled... CD. The team compared two ADA dosing regimens in maintaining clinical remission (CDAI<150) at 26 and 56 weeks in patients with active disease who had already...

Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD

...wn cure for GERD, this study reveals that patients maintaining long-term PPI therapy may experience a greater improvement in their symptoms with surgical intervention" said Mehran Anvari, M.D., of McMaster University in Ontario and lead study author. "This minimally invasive surgical procedure may allow some pa...

BU Health Policy Institute receives grant to study complex patient care, staffing, and cost issues

...s will continue to face significant constraints in maintaining an adequate supply of nurses. Therefore, in order to attract and retain high-quality staff and enable them to do their best, it is important to examine strategies to improve the hospital work environment....

Study: Exercise, diet may protect against colorectal cancer

...e's energy output by use of a running wheel, while maintaining a restricted calorie intake - appeared to be the important factor in inhibiting the growth of polyps, which are the forerunners of colorectal tumors, says lead author Lisa H. Colbert, assistant professor in the UW-Madison department of kinesiology. F...

JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke, Parkinson's treatment, wheelchair durability

...ng is an important component of rehabilitation for maintaining lower-limb bone density in persons with poststroke walking deficits. Constraint-induced movement therapy improves recovery of upper-limb function following traumatic brain injury , pg. 769 Constraint-induced therapy may improve upper-limb motor fu...

Study examines impact of optional regulations on heart attack treatment

... the procedure," Popescu said. Rosenthal said that maintaining higher volume per institution may be particularly important for bypass surgery, which is being used less frequently overall in the United States because more patients are being treated with angioplasty....

Health Partnership Act endorsed By American College of Physicians

...e programs while controlling health care costs and maintaining a safety net of standardized minimum benefits and quality standards....

Patients positively weigh in on liposuction

... "The majority of patients recognize their role in maintaining positive results and pursue a healthy diet and exercise. These patients typically maintain or lose weight after surgery, while those that do not may gain small amounts of weight. Ultimately, one's lifestyle can affect long term-results." According...

Making a healthy lunch a greater national priority

...o champion the importance of a nutritious lunch in maintaining a healthy weight. The celebrity trio will use their star power to encourage Australians to make a healthy lunch a greater priority as part of the inaugural Australian Lunch Week from 8-14 May, initiated by Sanitarium, Nutrition Australia and Fitness ...

Excess folate linked to increased birth of twins after in-vitro fertilisation

... treatment for infertility could be reduced, while maintaining livebirth rates, by encouraging women not to exceed recommended doses of folic acid." In an accompanying Comment, also in this week's issue of THE LANCET, Gary Steinman discusses the effects of diet on twinning rates around the world....

New research reveals Australians too busy for lunch

...alise that taking time to eat lunch is critical to maintaining health. A healthy lunch is important to control weight, boosting energy and concentration levels, as well as feeling better overall."...

New technique reduces radiation exposure by 60 percent in abdominal CT of children

...e level of radiation risk to children, while still maintaining acceptable image quality. This is especially important because children have a longer lifetime in which to manifest radiation-related cancer," said Soroosh Mahboubi, MD, one of the researchers on the study. The full results of the study will be pres...

Successful treatment of alcoholism found in the doctor's office

...ggers, and improverefusal skills for achieving and maintaining abstinence. Trained therapistsled these 50-minute, one-on-one sessions. Finally, COMBINE researchers created a new intervention to test. Calledmedical management, or MM, the treatment is based on care given to patientswith other chronic illnesses, su...

Inability to complete quarter-mile walk is significant predictor of death and poor health in elderly

... structural barriers that prevent the elderly from maintaining physical fitness, so these findings have public policy as well as public health implications, said the authors. According to Dr. Newman, it is difficult for many older people to find safe places to walk, and many can't afford indoor exercise equipmen...

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