Tag: "month" at medical news
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
... complained of wrist pain and feeling "down" for a month
or so, loss of interest in activities, fatigue, low energy, poor appetite and poor sleep. Role 2 was a 45-year-old divorced white woman with low back pain, who accepted a voluntary job layoff rather than relocate, and reported feeling "stressed," and...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...and other assistance to 7.6 million participants a month
totaled $4.7 billion in 2003. In many localities,...hers or coupons for fresh produce totaling $10 per month
for each woman and $8 a month
per child. The amount corresponds to one to two servings of fruits an...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...pear to back up that claim. A study presented this month
at the American Academy of Neurology's 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., suggests that ginkgo may be effective in improving attention in MS patients with cognitive impairment. Side effects also were minimal. The study's lead author, Jesus Lov...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
...autism. The preliminary findings, published this month
in the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, were taken from an ongoing study of 200 Canadian infants, the largest study of its kind in the world. The infants, many of whom have been followed from birth to 24 months, are younger sibli...
Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth
... Results of the study were presented earlier this month
at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research held in Anaheim, Calif. Jing Nie, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in epidemiology in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions is first author on the study. "There is grow...
Atorvastatin shows promise in small trial for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
...r placebo; 63 patients were evaluated at the three month
visit; 56 patients completed the 6-month visit; 48 patients completed the 9-month visit; and 46 completed the one-year study, 25 receiving atorvastatin and 21 receiving placebo. "We have found that daily administration of 80 mg of atorvastatin calciu...
Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep
...ined as "if they were awakened two or more times a month
by heartburn." The questionnaires also gathered information on other patient demographics, sleep abnormalities, medical history and social habits. A total of 3,806 people (24.9%) reported experiencing heartburn during sleep. The results identify a...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
...t's attending physician, nurse, resident, and, one month
following the death, to one of the patient's family members to capture their views on the quality of the dying process. Significant differences were found between the opinions of members of these groups in the areas of patient autonomy, maintaining ...
Asymptomatic HIV-infected newborns may benefit from early drug treatment, Stanford study shows
...lier treatment], even though there is only about a month
separating the initiation of therapy in the two groups," Maldonado said. "And none of the children who received triple therapy progressed to AIDS before their third birthday, regardless of the age at which they began therapy." (Therapy with a combina...
Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage
...ould be willing to pay an additional $3 to $6 each month
in health plan premiums to have their health insur...hem and their families. Plan premiums were $45 per month
for individuals and $179 per month
for families, and study participants also could opt for no covera...
OHSU study says national injury prevention program working
...ted and broken at the edge of the highway. After a month
in a coma and years of rehabilitation, Burns' life shifted gears again, when he became a volunteer for ThinkFirst, a national brain and spinal cord injury prevention program with its Oregon chapter at Oregon Health & Science University. As a VIP, or ...
UK is in the grip of a nationwide mumps epidemic
...emic, with almost 5,000 notifications in the first month
of 2005 alone, show two papers in this week's BMJ. The outbreaks are occurring predominantly in 19-23 year olds, but cases are also occurring in susceptible children, underlining the importance of ensuring that all children and young adults have had ...
Study finds maternal exposure to parasitic infection may increase risk of schizophrenia in offspring
A study published last month
in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between maternal exposure to toxoplasmosis and increased risk for developing schizophrenia in adult children. The study, which evaluated archived blood samples from pregnant women who par...
Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients
...rvival overall. However, the trial was closed last month
after review of the data indicated that gefitinib would not improve survival. Patients on the study are being encouraged to complete all of the planned chemotherapy, since results for those patients not receiving gefitinib were similar to those seen ...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...ficant weight loss, ranging from 15 to 49 kilos at month
nine. Researchers also observed a clinically significant reduction in the patients' cholesterol and triglyceride levels. "The use of the bard endoscopic suturing kit during a vertical gastroplasty helped obese patients achieve significant weight los...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...ry six months and their pharmacist about once each month
for refills. The researchers gathered information from pharmacy records that showed how often participants refilled their prescriptions. The researchers also collected blood pressure readings and information about the onset of diseases associated wit...
Over-feeding in infancy might set the stage for childhood obesity
...r in childhood. A small pilot study published this month
in Nutrition Journal found that obese women fed th...4 obese and 3 normal weight women and their 4 to 5 month
old babies, over a period of 24 hours. The mothers were left to interact with their babies and feed ...
Timing of introduction of gluten into infant's diet associated with appearance of celiac disease
.... Children not exposed to gluten until the seventh month
or later (36 [71 percent] CDA positive vs. 895 [59...ey, or rye in the first 3 months or in the seventh month
or later significantly increased risk of biopsy-confirmed CDA compared with exposure at 4 to 6 month...
MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
...lation-perfusion scans dropped from 5.7 to 3.6 per month
and the average number of MDCT pulmonary angiograms increased from 21.9 to 42.5 per month. "The exact degree of the changes in our study is only representative of our institution; however, the shift towards diagnosing pulmonary embolism by CT is a na...
Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness
... be willing to continue with the study for another month
it is Dorotha who best sums up the general feeling: "I think I could have but now that I know I'll soon be getting up, I want to get walking again, even though I know it won't be easy straight away". They all had the same message of encouragement fo...
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