Tag: "million" at medical news
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...ican College of Gastroenterology, approximately 19 million
people have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is caused by stomach content moving upward from the stomach into the esophagus. The new system involves pinning a small, flexible RFID chip to the esophagus, where it remains until removed ...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
...d pressure (hypertension) affects approximately 50 million
Americans and 1 billion individuals worldwide. The most common-and deadly-result is coronary heart disease, according to background information in the article. Women with high blood pressure have four times the risk of heart disease as women with nor...
HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants
...ease spread by mosquitoes that kills more than one million
people every year. While the disease affects mostly children, malaria also severely affects pregnant women, especially during their first pregnancy, accounting for an estimated 400,000 cases of severe anaemia and 200,000 infant deaths each year. With...
Daytrana provides significant effectiveness in both boys and girls with ADHD
...ogue about gender and ADHD." Approximately 4.4 million
U.S. children aged 4 to 17 years -- about 7.8 percent of all school-age children -- have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies estimated that 11.0 perce...
Dyson Foundation gives $5 Million for ophthalmology research at Weill Cornell Medical College
...May 23, 2007) -- The Dyson Foundation has given $5 million
to Weill Cornell Medical College towards the Dyson...Dyson Foundation awarded major grants totaling $28 million
to several organizations. In addition to Weill Cornell Medical College, recipients included Cornell ...
New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
...an investigator on the MRE studies. "More than 170 million
people in the world are known to have hepatitis C, and nearly one-fourth of those will develop severe liver fibrosis. MRE can help us noninvasively identify fibrosis in this large patient population." A second study looked at whether MRE can accur...
Malaria 2007 -- Progressing research, persisting challenges
...n areas of risk and the disease causes more than 1 million
deaths annually. Even in the United States, where endemic malaria has been eradicated for decades, an average of 1,200 cases are reported annually. The articles in this issue of JAMA on malaria address a number of important issues, including the fina...
Number of insecticide-treated nets available to African households needs to be increased
... at least 1 ITN was 6.7 percent; an estimated 16.7 million
ITNs were available in households at risk of malaria. Between 130 million
and 264 million
ITNs are required in 2007 to reach the 80 percent coverage target for about 133 mill...
Antifolate therapies found effective against certain type of malaria
...d each with chloroquine. There are an estimated 70 million
to 80 million
cases of P vivax each year, accounting for more than 50 percent of all malaria cases outside Africa....
UC environmental health chair recognized nationally for urologic research excellence
...hese urological disorders. Ho holds more than $5 million
in research grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Department of Defense and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders....
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...rticular disease and perianal fistula. Nearly one million
Americans experience some form of IBD every year, ...e wound healing) alone or in addition to Cx401 (20 million
stem cells) intralesionally. If not healed, a second dose of fibrin glue or 40 million
cells plus f...
Muscle stem cells effectively treat urinary incontinence long term
...ical trial is extremely encouraging, given that 13 million
people in the United States, most of them women, cope with stress urinary incontinence," said Michael B. Chancellor, M.D., the studys senior author and professor of urology and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Were demo...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
... IBS is a condition that affects approximately 58 million
Americans and accounts for 25-50 percent of referrals to gastroenterologists. IBS-C symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort associated with defecation or a change in bowel habits with features of disordered defecation. Lubiprostone is a nove...
UPMC begins study of heart support device as a bridge to transplantation
...ing to the American Heart Association, more than 5 million
Americans are diagnosed with heart disease and 550,000 patients are newly diagnosed each year. Despite the significant resources for treatment of this disease, outcomes remain poor. The five-year survival for individuals diagnosed with heart failure ...
Cure for hepatitis C announced by VCU researcher
...r Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 4.1 million
Americans have been infected with hepatitis C, and 3.2 million
are chronically infected. The number of new infections per year declined from an average of 240,000 ...
Sight specialists to shed light on vision loss at UH conference
HOUSTON, May 18, 2007 More than 6.4 million
older Americans live with vision loss and experience problems when performing everyday tasks, such as reading and driving. As a follow-up to 'Older Americans Month,' the University of Houston's College of Optometry and Prevent Blindness Texas are ...
Cigarette use may explain asthma epidemic in children, says Mailman School of Public Health study
...bacco smoke, said Dr. Goodwin. Approximately 4.8 million
children under age 18 have asthma in the United States. Although treatment and asthma management strategies can help control symptoms, asthma is a chronic condition with no known cure. Asthma most frequently begins in childhood. The cause is unknown...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...ty." In the United States today, more than five million
people are living with Alzheimer's disease according to the Alzheimer's Association. The number of people affected by this ultimately fatal disease will only increase over the next decade as early onset Alzheimer's begins to affect the baby boomer ge...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...a may affect the blood pressure control of over 38 million
Americans, says study leader and lead author Ken J...n 160 systolic and 100 diastolic. As many as 60 million
Americans have high blood pressure. But because high BP doesnt cause symptoms, most people who have ...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
...te, a well-understood and proven LABA with over 10 million
patient-years of exposure. The formoterol fumarate molecule has been used worldwide for more than two decades. Nebulization is a type of drug delivery that converts liquid medication into a mist that patients inhale through a mouthpiece or face mas...
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