Tag: "patterns" at medical news
Decrease in breast cancer rates likely reflect HRT reduction and saturation of mammography
...urnal Breast Cancer Research, reveals two distinct patterns
in the recent breast cancer rates in U.S. women: a... Society conducted statistical analysis to examine patterns
in invasive and in situ breast cancer incidence in relation to age, tumour size at diagnosis and dis...
Children from low income families more likely to have sleep problems
...ere African American and Hispanic, to the sleeping patterns
of children from middle class, Caucasian families. The children were 4 to 10 years old. Parents were asked to fill out a survey, which examined amount of sleep, sleep anxiety, night awakenings, night terrors, bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep disord...
Sleep deprivation can threaten competent decision-making
...e not actually made, but the brain showed response patterns
suggesting that going down that path might be the next step. Herein lies the added value of brain imaging potentially being able to foretell the likelihood of making disadvantageous decisions, added Chee. "Most of us know of people who have staye...
Urologic diseases cost Americans $11B a year
...d, revealing numbers of people affected, treatment patterns
and economic cost. TOP 10 DISEASES BY COST Total Infection (Women & Men) $3.5 Billion Kidney Stones $2.1 Billion Prostate Cancer $1.3 Billion Bladder Cancer $1.1 Billion BPH/Prostate Enlargement $1.1 Billion Urinary Incontinence $463....
Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates
...y of Michigan reported differing neural activation patterns
in the brains of East Asians and Americans shown identical pictures. The Americans showed more activity in brain regions associated with object processing than the East Asians, whose brains showed more activity in areas involved in processing backgro...
Highlights from the May 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...g alone. While some research has investigated meal patterns
among older adults, less has been done on the role...s. For three years, the researchers studied eating patterns
of 97 children with sickle cell disease ranging in age from 18 months to 18 years. Among their findi...
Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time
...in oncogenesis and describes the global expression patterns
of miRNAs in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. As we and ...r laboratories continue to identify the expression patterns
of various solid tumors, the application of this knowledge may be broad. Such patterns
may be able t...
New study reports improved treatment and reduced mortality for patients with heart failure
...ionwide and found significant changes in treatment patterns
and quality-of-care indicators that paralleled improvements in clinical outcomes and mortality. The study highlights the need for further efforts to accelerate improvements in care for heart failure patients. FINDINGS: Treatment changes included d...
Older, lower income patients least likely to see a specialist for lupus
...mong men may play a role. "Both physician referral patterns
for men with SLE and male patients perceptions of disease warrant further study in this predominantly female disease," they state. The authors point out that although elderly patients and those with lower incomes traditionally have access to health...
Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
...chronic stress, prenatal nutrition, early exercise patterns
and other factors can affect how the brain orchestrates this balance. In places where food is scarce, the brain may encourage higher consumption, especially of high fat and sugary foods, even when the food supply becomes more abundant. Thats an adapt...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...amic, addressing specific injury and biomechanical patterns
related to the workers' previous jobs. A drywaller, for example, would work muscles used in lifting large sheets of drywall overhead and in place. During the last two days of each week, the amount of weight used durinig free weight lifting was heavie...
Study links breast cancer risk to epigenetic changes related to race, smoking and birth size
...ess. "Were going to try to see if we find these patterns
holding up in a much larger sample now," Terry said. "We see this as a first step to understand why measures from birth might be related to adult disease much later in life."...
Groundbreaking principles on sexual orientation and human rights released
...They were developed in response to well-documented patterns
of abuse targeted toward persons because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. Worldwide, human rights defenders point to violations including extrajudicial executions, violence and torture, repression of free speech...
CO2 storage in coal can be predicted better
...scans that led to an improved understanding of the patterns
of cracks. He also did experiments with waste gas and pure CO2 to determine the uptake capacity of single and multi-component gasses. In both wet and dry experiments, CO2 was strongly absorbed and CH4 was released. This methane production in a coal s...
Actigraphy is a useful way to assess and manage sleep disorders
... provides an acceptably accurate estimate of sleep patterns
in normal, healthy adult populations and in-patien...he characterization of circadian rhythms and sleep patterns
and disturbances. In assessing response to therapy, actigraphy has proven useful as an outcome meas...
London asthma sufferers get space-based help
... by PROMOTE with information on local road traffic patterns
and monitoring stations around the city. Regional air quality information is important because not all the pollution affecting a city actually originates there. Depending on the weather, studies show that up to half the air pollution found in some Eu...
Mayo Clinic study shows drug-eluting stent use in heart patients determined more by insurance type
...ve study to identify striking differences in usage patterns
of cardiac stent placements across the United States due to nonclinical factors such as insurance plan type, procedural volume and hospital geographic location. The large study analyzed 20042005 data involving approximately 236,000 patients in 199 no...
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at risk for alcohol problems
... those with more aggressive or antisocial behavior patterns
are at risk by young adulthood." Molina says her findings support this theory. "For example, 42 percent of those children with ADHD who also had serious, persistent behavior problems [later] had alcohol abuse or dependence by the age of 18 to 25...
Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities
...a on the impact of the devices, prevailing weather patterns
and block-level population data from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide a level of detail previously unavailable. Among the study's findings: A 20-kiloton detonation would leave debris tens of feet thick in downtown areas with buildings 10-stor...
Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies
...nge while building on strengths of current dietary patterns
where possible." Emphasizing the need to encourage proper diet, Linda C Nebeling, PhD, MD, RD, FADA, of the National Cancer Institute, NIH, states in a commentary in the same issue, "The majority of U.S. adults continue to consume fewer than five ...
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