Tag: "month" at medical news
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...in the 21st century. The finalists, announced last month
by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), are the Athens 2004 Olympic Committee, Eli Lilly General Motors, Nanzan Educational Complex, Procter & Gamble, and Swift & Co. The annual contest highlights innovations i...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...ns. Researchers say the study, which appeared last month
in the journal Circulation, points to the need for further research to determine whether African-Americans have a genetic mechanism that protects them from the risks of lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a). If such a mechanism is found, doctors might ...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...eavy-drinking days was reduced from 19 days in the month
prior to the study to three days per month
over the six months of treatment. The results will be published in the April 6 issue of the Journal ...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...a new formulation, which releases naltrexone for 1 month
following a single injection, for treatment of alcohol dependence. The 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted between February 2002 and September 2003 at 24 U.S. public hospitals, private and Veterans Administration...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
... early infection (the approximately two-and-a-half month
period after HIV seroconversion), the average rate of HIV transmission was five- to twelve-fold higher than during established infection. The infection rate was 8.2 per 1000 coital acts during early infection, compared to 0.7 to 1.5 per 1000 coital a...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
... received given intramuscular injections on day 1, month
2 and month
6. Participants were followed up for 36 months and underwent regular gynaecological examinations, sa...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
...r disease, according to a new study published this month
in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, published by The Endocrine Society. The findings also report that the metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in women with PCOS, and that women with both conditions would exhibit more hormonal and ...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...ith a reduction in heavy drinking within the first month
of treatment, and this response was maintained over the six month
treatment period. The lead author was James Garbult, M.D., of the University of North Carolina Schoo...
UPenn receives 2005 Templeton Research Lectures Grant
...e other two 2005 recipients announced earlier this month
are Frankfurt University in Germany and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Templeton Research Lecture competition targets projects at 200 distinguished research universities w...
Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms
...mprovement in their symptoms, and lived at least a month
after the operation. All but two were still alive six months after surgery. The ring was co-invented by Steven Bolling, M.D., the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center cardiac surgeon who presented the results on behalf of the research team, a...
Bugs in the gut could help doctors develop individualised healthcare
...e reaction. According to an article published this month
in Nature Reviews Microbiology the researchers believe that gut microbes, which influence both the biochemistry and immune system of the host, could play a key role in modulating how medicines can affect the body. As the community of microbes varies ...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...would be about $2 billion lower -- or up to $150 a month
per patient less -- than if they took the steroids every day as current NIH guidelines recommend. The multi-center study, known as the Improving Asthma Control Trial (IMPACT), was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and led by sci...
Jefferson researchers find timing of post-epilepsy surgery seizures predicts outcome
...o cure his epilepsy, and has a seizure a week or a month
or a year later, and wonders, 'What does this mean...nto five groups: those who had seizures within one month
of surgery, one month
to four months, four months to one year, one year to three years, and after th...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
... percent were uninsured when they were contacted a month
later. "This suggests that the HCA played a role in helping consumers obtain coverage," Nascimento said. "Moreover, the HCA appears to be making a contribution to the state's efforts at increasing public health insurance enrollment by identifying in...
Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes
...hat you know absolutely nothing aboutand the first month
you're petrified, because you've got all this information coming at you, which you have to have, but you're thinking I am never going to come to terms with it." - Mother of a 13-year-old boy, four months after diagnosis. "So things have changed sli...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
... three weeks prior to a trip and continued for one month
after, Malarone is a medication taken daily starting 1-2 days before the trip and continued through one week after the return. The most common side effects include headache, abdominal pain in adults, and additionally, vomiting in children. Those wh...
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
... compared QOL data subscale scores between the six month
and one-year follow-up periods, and there were no significant differences Therefore, since the sample size was larger for the six-month group, we used that group for further analysis of the QOL data." "Children who underwent adenotonsillectomy had s...
Heart failure drug associated with higher risk of death
...actually increase their risk of dying in the first month
after they leave the hospital, according to a new ...ide were 80 percent more likely to die in the next month
than patients who received traditional drugs for acute heart failure symptoms, such as diuretics and...
Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance
...ll over 75 percent," he says. Only within the last month
have chronic phase patients been allowed into the study, and Giles estimates response in those patients may reach close to 100 percent because their cancer has not yet had the chance to form new mutations that the drug cannot treat. For that same rea...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...months of age. Initially, young mice (6 weeks or 1 month
of age) were placed in cages with or without running wheels for periods of either 1 month
or 5 months, respectively. Mice with access to running wheels had the opportunity to exercise any ti...
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