Tag: "month" at medical news
Rockabye baby: Research shows gentle singing soothes sick infants
...ral development test twice on each infant, about a month
apart. During that month, the hospitalised infants who received music therapy had up to 12 sessions of the therapist gently singing to them and touching them in a way that directly related to the therapist's perception of the social needs of the babi...
Persistent fatigue may be the best way to predict onset of postpartum depression
...igher-than-usual levels of stress during the first month
after having their babies. Also, cortisol levels w...their pregnancies and steadily declined during the month
after they gave birth. This ruled out using cortisol as an indicator of difference in stress between...
It's in the genes: Study opens door to new treatment of the blues
...ce for palatable sugary drinks over plain water. A month
later, the rodents' interest in sex and sweets had returned, but the social avoidance remained. The researchers found that long-term use of antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and imipramine (Trofanil), were successful in reversing the socia...
Daily diet of grapefruit minimizes risk factor for heart disease
...enefits of eating citrus fruit, was published this month
on the website of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The study will appear in the journal's March 22 print issue. February has been designated in the U.S. as American Heart Month. In the U.S., heart disease i...
Training benefits brains in older people, counters aging factors
...and Technology. The study -- published online this month
in advance of regular publication by the journal Neurobiology of Aging -- also adds to other emerging data that refute the idea that opposite brain areas become activated to help aging people compensate for a loss of cognition. Older studies, Kramer ...
Doctors develop new measures for bone disease
...rch team published the results of their study this month
in the journal Osteoporosis International. They arrived at their conclusions after analyzing more than 300 post-menopausal women--the group most susceptible to osteoporosis. They found the likelihood of vertebral fractures predictably rises as the h...
New rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule
... the vaccine's approval for licensing earlier this month
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rotavirus affects nearly all children at some point, often with mild symptoms, but in other cases with severe and potentially life-threatening diarrhea and dehydration. It causes tens of thousands of hospi...
Policy changes in poultry industry could reduce worker injuries, report suggests
...ad pain in their hands or arms during the previous month
and 25 percent reported an occupational illness or injury in the past year. "The reported rates of illness and injuries in the poultry industry are likely to be the tip of the iceberg," wrote the authors in the first report. "Workers often see the ha...
SNM awards $30,000 for 2006 visiting physician/scientist grants
...th support from GE Healthcare--were announced this month
at the society's Mid-Winter Educational Symposium in Tempe, Ariz. Each of the SNM/GE Healthcare Visiting Physician/Scientist Program grants provides for a nuclear /molecular imaging physician or scientist from North America to spend one to two weeks ...
Whites more likely than blacks to die soon after spouse's death
...alth than it is to wives' health. During the first month
of bereavement, the risk of death increases 62 per...percent for men, declining sharply until the third month
of widowhood for women and the sixth month
for men. Among both genders, the risk of death then conti...
Penn pairs chronically ill patients with medical students to create better doctors
... with them by phone or face-to-face at least every month
over a three-year period. Students are also encouraged to visit their patients when they are hospitalized, during other doctor visits, and during outpatient testing. One in-home visit is required. Also, students must complete written assignments, whi...
CPSC cites NIST research in Mattress Safety Advance
...d for mattresses and mattress foundation sets last month
that should significantly reduce deaths and injuries in bedroom fires started by such common open-flame sources as lighters, candles and matches. Mattresses and sets that comply with the new standard requirements will burn more slowly when put in con...
Latest in prostate cancer therapy presented at a new style scientific conference
...be presented by experts from around the world this month
at a revolutionary new meeting being launched by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). The two-day conference, held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 10 and 11 March, is designed to ensure that Europe's cancer physicians and scientists are up to da...
Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness
..., bivalirudin plus GPI, or bivalirudin alone. One month
after treatment, investigators measured the net cl...average, three episodes of atrial fibrillation per month
and had been unable to control the arrhythmia with medication. Researchers randomly assigned study p...
Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt
...g caffeine levels of cold beverages published this month
in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Bruce Goldberger, director of UF's William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, said the surprisingly high caffeine content in some beverages could present problems for pregnant women and children, and for ...
New generation of cardiac interventions, therapies optimize heart disease care
... Typically patients take these medications for one month
after treatment with a bare metal stent and three to six months after treatment with a drug-eluting stent, a newer device that slowly releases medication to prevent renarrowing of the stented artery. In the case of drug-eluting stents, physicians ma...
Grieving parents at increased suicide risk
...nts at heightened suicide risk - especially in the month
following the death. Recent advances in caring for the terminally ill - palliative care - mean that more and more of these patients are being cared for in the home. After the loved one has died, parents or other carers are encouraged to return any u...
Injection of synthetic polymer may improve facial wasting syndrome associated with HIV
...tions, with a durability of response lasting until month
12 of follow-up," the authors conclude. "These benefits were confirmed by ultrasonographic study, with a significant increase in dermal thickness that persisted at 36 to 40 weeks after the last injection. Our patients did not need either hospitaliza...
Newer diabetic meds cost more, but users have fewer hospital visits
...ook a TZD spent an average of $76 to $150 less per month
on total healthcare costs, which adds up to about ... monthly healthcare costs, compared to $983.13 per month
for patients taking metformin and $913.11 per month
for patients taking sulfonylureas. The patients ...
Nexium shown to reduce gastric ulcers in at-risk patients using long-term NSAIDS
... These differences were seen as early as the first month
of treatment and maintained throughout the study duration. 1 "Paradoxically, NSAID use is common among patients at high risk for gastric ulcers or other complications associated with these medications. Although COX-2-selective drugs generally cau...
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