Tag: "men" at medical news
New health insurance survey -- Women have trouble affording care needed
...th insurance coverage are more likely than insured men
to go without needed health care because of costs. Also, a higher percentage of women than men
struggle with medical bills. The report, Women and Health Coverage: The Affordability Gap, by Eliz...
Research could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease
...he National Institute on Aging, about 5 percent of men
and women ages 65-74 have Alzheimer's disease, and nearly half of those 85 and older may have the disease....
Detection of melanoma by dermatologists linked with earlier tumor stage, higher survival rates
...stimates suggest that melanoma will affect 1 in 52 men
and 1 in 77 women in the United States during their lifetimes, according to background information in the article. If melanoma is removed at an early stage, when the tumor is still relatively thin (less than 1 millimeter thick), patients have a 90 p...
Change in neuroticism tied to mortality rates, researcher says
...due University, compared neurotic and non-neurotic men
over time and tied change in the trait with mortality. "We found that neurotic men
whose levels dropped over time had a better chance at living longer," Mroczek said. "They seemed to ...
MS drug helps reduce vision loss
... AFFIRM and SENTINEL studies, which involved 2,138 men
and women with relapsing multiple sclerosis from clinics in Europe, North American, Australia, and New Zealand. More than half of the people received the drug natalizumab every four weeks for two years. The rest of the group received placebo. Rese...
Penn researchers find treatment for MS also reduces vision loss in MS patients
...lel group, phase 3 clinical trials involving 2,138 men
and women with relapsing MS from clinical centers in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. More than half of the participants received natalizumab every four weeks for two years, while the remaining participants received placebo. Visit...
Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on
.... Coronary artery calcium was more prevalent among men
than women, (15 versus 5.1 percent) and among white men
compared with African American men
(17.6 versus 11.3 percent). Men and women 40 to 45 years old were...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...lonoscopy, and maintain a healthy weight. However, men
should also recognize that they may be at a higher...Institute. A large prospective study of 500,000 men
and women aged 50 and older has found that those who ate more fruit and vegetables had a reduced ris...
Not just a menopausal symptom -- men have hot flashes, too
...dy in Psychophysiology confirms a surprising fact men
who have undergone chemical castration for conditi...patients in need. "Most people are unaware that men
can have hot flashes," says study author Dr. Laura Hanisch. "Even the patients themselves are often ...
Low education predicts lower quality of life for prostate cancer patients
who have received similar treatments for prostate ...heir quality of life after treatment compared with men
who have more education, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Cen...
Sex and prenatal hormone exposure affect cognitive performance, Yerkes scientists find
... of the difference in neuropsychological disorders men
and women experience. In one of the first resea...f how spatial memory develops in healthy women and men
may provide insights into abnormal brain development and neuropsychological disorders that show sex ...
Opportunistic chlamydia screening 'not underpinned by sound evidence'
...lamydia screening to all sexually active women and men
under 25 years is due to be implemented by 2008. Yet no randomised controlled trial has shown that this type of screening programme reduces long term illness. Furthermore, most studies showing that chlamydia screening is cost effective do not satis...
Sleep quantity affects morning testosterone levels in older men
...HESTER, Ill. -- The testosterone levels of healthy men
decline as they get older. As sleep quality and q...f the University of Chicago, focused on 12 healthy men
between the ages of 64 and 74. Three morning blood samples were pooled for the measurement of total...
2 Rutgers College of Nursing professors study patients with prostate cancer
...irst time, self-care behaviors that may be used by men
undergoing prostate cancer treatment. The two-year... study on what types of self-care strategies these men
can use for management of physical symptoms such as urinary and bowel incontinence and psychological...
Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men
DURHAM, N.C. -- Obese and overweight men
who are diagnosed with prostate cancer by biopsy are more likely than healthy weight men
to actually have a more aggressive case of the disease than the biopsy results would indicate, accor...
Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure
... remains the leading cause of cancer death in both men
and women, killing more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). According to the study, the estimated cure rate for lung cancer in the absence of screening is approximately 5 percent, b...
A remedy for what ails medicine
Waltham, MAToday men
and women attend medical school in equal numbers. But for most women who go on to academic medicine, that's also where the numbers stop adding up. Just twelve percent of women faculty members are promoted to full professor, compared with one-third of...
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
... In the study, researchers monitored nearly 7,000 men
and women, age 45 to 84, of different ethnic backgrounds and with no existing symptoms of heart disease. African Americans developed heart failure at significantly higher rates (4.6 cases per 1,000 per year) than all other races, including Hispanics...
Pairing medical therapy with coronary intervention fails to reduce heart disease deaths
...ng. 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 three episodes per week). Most exhibited several risk factors for heart disease: 29 percent were smokers, 67 percent had hypertension, 38 percen...
Preventive health exams may provide opportunities for cancer screening
...en eligible for breast cancer screening and 28,483 men
eligible for prostate cancer screening. The patients were between the ages of 52 and 78, and all visited their primary care physician at least once during the study period. More than half (52.4 percent) of the patients received a preventive health...
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