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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

... animal fur and other allergens. In fact, the vast majority of patients with asthma also experience one or both of these forms of allergy, with the same symptoms of frequent sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and nasal stuffiness. In people with and without asthma, the body's response to allergens is based in t...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...llege of Cardiology , the researchers found that a majority of patients who had systolic heart failure, in whi... following the transplant. Even more dramatic, the majority of the patients with the worst heart failure (about 20 percent of those studied) regained significan...

Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists

...piratory virus infections -- the cause of the vast majority of acute asthma attacks in both adults and children. The researchers, from Imperial College London and University of Southampton, found that asthmatics produce lower levels of interferon beta than healthy people. Professor Sebastian Johnston, from I...

Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis

...age. 64 percent of the patients were female. The majority was also white, with 8.6 percent African Americans and 4.5 percent Hispanics. At baseline, nearly 20 percent of the subjects reported some functional limitation. The research team evaluated all participants for a wide range of risk factors, includi...

About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine

...sted for safety and effectiveness, and yet a large majority of older adults are using them. This tells us there is a serious need for more consumer education." Hong conducted the study with Catherine Montalto, associate professor, and Vibha Bhargava, a graduate student, both in consumer sciences at Ohio State...

Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions

...ly 25%) nationwide that smoke or chew tobacco. The majority (71%) was considering quitting or was currently trying to quit. Overwhelming the tobacco users felt their student dentist should ask them about their tobacco usage (72%), tell them how tobacco can affect oral health (periodontal disease or oral can...

Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling

...mastectomy, which would be unnecessary in the vast majority of cases," Li said. "However, if we could develop new tools to predict which women with LCIS are more likely to develop invasive cancer we could better counsel them on what might be appropriate treatment options," he said. LCIS is characterized by pr...

Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure

...ue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure, suggests the majority of heart failure cases might be better treated wit...ion to their ventricular volume. However, for the majority of elderly subjects with heart failure and a normal ejection with concomitant hypertension, there wa...

Obesity linked to risk of severe headaches

...ese people than those with normal body weight. The majority of respondents were female (64 percent) and had an average age of 43. Thirty-three percent of the obese people missed more than four days of work in one year because of a severe headache, compared to 27.2 percent of overweight people, 27.2 percent of...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)

...ut 32 minutes. According to the investigators, the majority of deaths that occur in the intensive care unit in North America involve withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining therapy. When this occurs, most patients are unable to communicate for themselves, so decision-making is delegated to family members ...

Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer

... cancer death worldwide, in large part because the majority of stomach cancer patients are diagnosed at a late stage of the disease when tumors are inoperable. Although small tumors can be surgically removed in the earliest stages of the disease, the only cure for advanced stomach cancer is complete removal o...

Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance

...early phase CML. It is very effective in the great majority of patients," he says. "We are focused on a minority of patients, less than 10 percent of chronic patients, who more than likely need some other form of intervention to give them a normal life span." CML is caused by the errant swapping of genetic ma...

ANNA awards Nurse Researcher of the Year to Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member

...a nephrology nurse researcher peer. In addition, a majority of the association members are nurses in clinical practice, and I think it is important for them to see researchers awarded for their work and to value the use of research findings in clinical practice," she said. Thomas-Hawkins is currently foc...

Who needs health care the well or the sick?

...m selling healthcare interventions for the healthy majority than for the sick minority, she adds. For instance, weigh the huge amount invested in the vast bureaucracy of health promotion in the UK against the waiting times for interventions of proved effectiveness and the neglect of care of frail elderly peop...

Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population

...location to another. For example, in the U.S., the majority of altered liver enzymes are related to NAFLD, while in northern Italian populations, much is related to alcohol. Factors leading to liver disease had not been thoroughly studied in Southern Italy, so researchers, led by Gaspare Maria Pendino of Regg...

ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner

...nta This Award recognizes physicians who spend the majority of their time in patient care and are recognized regionally or nationally for their expertise and longitudinal contributions to the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Distinguished Educator Award Barbara Frank, MD, Drexel University, Philade...

Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission

...nal Health at the Bloomberg School. "For the large majority of African women, this isn't the case and breastfeeding is the only choice. Our findings indicate that for these mothers, delaying introduction of all non-breast milk foods will substantially reduce the risk of HIV and death for their infants." The s...

The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy

...llectual development is generally retarded and the majority of persons suffering from the syndrome have a medium-severe degree of retarded development. Verbal communication skills are particularly at risk and require specific approach strategies in terms of rehabilitation. Furthermore, an incidence of behav...

No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says

...nderful but could hardly be replicated by the vast majority of studies that have appeared in the literature."Mettes attributes the dearth of studies to two factors: the difficulty and expense of monitoring dental changes over the requisite 10 to 20 years and the lack of adults with impacted wisdom teeth, due ...

Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says

...d pathology of postconcussional syndrome. The vast majority of postconcussional syndrome symptoms -- like head...nsation is less likely to occur," they write. The majority of postconcussional syndrome patients recover completely within three to six months, the review show...

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