Tag: "modest" at medical news

Metabolic side effects of antipsychotics are known, but rarely monitored

... early findings he's presenting in Savannah show a modest reduction in this circuitry with long-term use of risperidone or Risperdal. "What we are finding in this study is that risperidone actually decreases alpha 7 nicotinic receptors in the hippocampus and cortex, big areas for memory," says Dr. Terry. A...

Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes

...by millions of people throughout the world, even a modest association with HSV-2 shedding would provide a significant contribution to the burgeoning genital herpes epidemic," he said. Dr. Cherpes added that further research is also required to determine if the type of contraceptive (such as oral birth contr...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...d well-being between wealthy people and those with modest financial assets. Instead, the study finds that people with relatively large financial assets before they became disabled reported substantially better well-being, and less sadness and loneliness, after they were disabled than was reported by people...

Mediterranean diet leads to longer life

...il; a low intake of dairy products and meat; and a modest intake of alcohol, mostly as wine. Current evidence suggests that such a diet may be beneficial to health. The study involved over 74,000 healthy men and women, aged 60 or more, living in nine European countries. Information on diet, lifestyle, medi...

Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients

... due to individual patient characteristics than to modest misdosing of the drugs, researchers from the Duke ...the blood clot. "Many physicians have assumed that modest errors in dosing errors of these fibrinolytic drugs can cause harm, which made them afraid to give t...

Adverse outcomes from blood clot therapy may be due to patient characteristics, not dosing errors

...ent for correct dose). This strongly suggests that modest errors in dosing this medication, while associated with much worse outcomes, were not the cause of the worse outcomes. This was further supported by the finding that the higher rates of adverse outcomes with incorrect dosing were largely accounted f...

Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death

...risk may be even higher. In view of the relatively modest symptomatic benefit this drug provides, a death risk of this size should take precedence in a physician's treatment decision." With that in mind, he says, the first choice for treatment should be diuretics, which aren't perfect but which are effectiv...

Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression

...ll trials suggest that antidepressants may deliver modest benefits to patients with minor depression, there is no evidence to support their use in adjustment disorder, especially when patients describe a clear event as the cause of their depression, and exhibit mild symptoms for only a short period of time,...

Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches

...acks; however, the success of treatment is usually modest and tolerability often suboptimal. Acupuncture is widely used for preventing migraine attacks although its effectiveness has not yet been fully established. Klaus Linde, M.D., of the Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitt...

Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents

...ting but results in no (European market) or only a modest (U.S. market) increase in medical expenditure," the authors write. (JAMA. 2005;293:2109-2117. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: For funding/support and financial disclosure information, please see the JAMA article. Editorial: Drug...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...ages in greater detail, they found that the gap is modest when these workers are young, but widens over time, meaning that this set of obese workers' pay rises more slowly than that of non-obese workers with employment-based health insurance. The researchers then compared the hourly wages of obese and non-o...

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...rove screening among at-risk children because even modest elevations of blood lead levels can be harmful. However, screenings are only effective with follow-up care. Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues determined the proportion of 3,682 Medicaid-en...

Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk

...s indicate that in some postmenopausal women, even modest levels of alcohol consumption may elevate their risk of breast cancer." Using data from the Nurses' Health Study a project led by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital that has tracked the health of 122,000 registered nurses since 1976 Chen and her...

Risks outweigh benefits of shark cartilage as anti-cancer treatment

...shown that some forms of shark cartilage possess a modest ability to slow the growth of new blood vessels in laboratory cell cultures and in animals, but the effects on humans are not known. Interest in shark cartilage grew after a television news magazine aired a segment in 1993 that showed patients with a...

Bones don't pay a price when fat is lost through exercise

...lly maintains bone mass and, in some cases, offers modest improvements. The Hopkins team showed, in a stud...those who showed the greatest gains in fitness had modest gains in bone density at several sites, and loss of body fat was not associated with bone loss. Acco...

New study has surprise findings on childhood depression

A child's social environment may have only a modest effect on whether very young children become depressed, according to new Australian research. "Our study found that even dysfunctional family relationships and poor communication styles have a limited impact on the observed mental health of a child,...

Higher medicaid payments are good, but not great

... rates on beneficiary access and use suggests that modest pay cuts might be an appropriate policy option whe...ven the limited impact of rates on access and use, modest pay cuts may also be an option that will not adversely affect users when state budgets tighten. Fees...

Elevated CRP can foil diet's ability to lower cholesterol

...ease, trying to lower your LDL-cholesterol through modest diet changes alone may not work. Kirsten Hilpert, doctoral candidate in the nutrition option of Penn State's Integrative Biosciences program, conducted a small study of the Step 1 diet's effect on men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol...

Drugs for blood pressure and seizures among treatments recommended for essential tremor

...patients can discuss other drug options." There is modest evidence to recommend injections of botulinum toxin A for limb, head, or voice tremors. Surgery can be recommended if drug therapy is ineffective for limb tremors. Deep brain stimulation was found to have fewer severe complications than thalamotomy, ...

New guidelines: Common drugs can calm essential tremor

... topiramate were also recommended. The panel found modest evidence to recommend injections of botulinum toxin A for limb, head, or voice tremors. Surgery can be recommended if drug therapy is ineffective for limb tremors. Deep brain stimulation was found to have fewer severe complications than thalamotomy, ...

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