Tag: "patterns" at medical news
Prescription opioids the predominant choice among illicit opioid users
...on opioid abuse. To determine the impact on usage patterns
among street drug users, Fischer and colleagues an...om the OPICAN study (a multisite study of drug use patterns
among illicit opioid users across Canada). They found that heroin use has become an increasingly mar...
Increased patient demand for prostate test has serious implications for cancer services
...ctors with guidance is not sufficient to influence patterns
of PSA testing" adds co-author Dr Gerard Gormley, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of General Practice at the University. "They need better training in this area so that testing can be targeted more effectively and that patients can be kept better...
Combination of personality traits increases risk for heart disease
...t powerful predictor of heart disease." Similar patterns
have been reported with three traditional risk factors of heart disease -- high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and excessive weight -- where each factor independently increases risk but their presence together predicts a greater risk of ...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...that speakers of all languages grouped sounds into patterns
of short-long (e.g., "tick-tock"). However, the r...ontrast, the Japanese language has many long-short patterns
(e.g., Mari-ga, hon-wo), mirroring how Japanese speakers tend to hear the rhythms of grouped sounds....
Rutgers College of Nursing professor to examine Latinas' attitudes towards exercise
...y of New Jersey. "We will be looking at exercise patterns
and physical activity for young Latinas between 18 and 35 years old," said D'Alonzo, a Somerville, N.J. resident. "These women are trying to make time for themselves. Cultural beliefs and time management issues such as family responsibilities and wor...
RAND study shows little public money spent on health care to undocumented immigrants
...nts are included in a RAND study that examined the patterns
of health care use by the foreign-born and those born in the United States. The study provides the most detailed analysis to date of immigrants and their use of health services. Researchers developed their estimates by analyzing information collec...
Mayo Clinic research reveals 'broken heart syndrome' recurs in 1 of 10 patients
...ults showed: 69 percent had abnormal blood flow patterns
in their hearts dysfunction in the small blood vessels appears to contribute to the flow abnormality those with the greatest abnormalities were at the greatest risk of injury to the heart muscle In the largest study of ABS patients ever undert...
GSA confers 2006 Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award to UTMB's Markides
...l and behavioral factors might contribute to these patterns
over the life course. Such exercises help the students to identify the challenges of epidemiologic research in older adults and motivate them to develop testable hypotheses and their own research projects. Outside the classroom, Markides continues to...
Individualized strategies needed for prevention of malaria in long-term travelers
...th in the intensity of transmission and resistance patterns
of the malaria parasites, the seasonality of transmission, and the wide range of international guidelines and travelers' beliefs and expectations. Lin H. Chen, M.D., of Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass., and colleagues conducted a review of re...
Younger African American women at significantly higher risk for breast cancer
... or changes in medical practice cannot explain the patterns
of breast cancer seen in this ethnic group. According to lead investigator Devra L. Davis, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the UPCI Center for Environmental Oncology and professor of epidemiology, GSPH, these findings suggest that significant resources ...
Pulsating gels could power tiny robots
...r polymer chain. The movement results in beautiful patterns
that can be seen by the naked eye. Such gels have...cal swelling that formed a rich variety of dynamic patterns
and gave rise to distinctive oscillations in the gel's shape. "This will open up a whole new field ...
Childhood abuse can impact victims' adult relationships
...ad previously abused individuals to use behavioral patterns
from their relationship with the abusive parent in... later interpersonal relationships, even when such patterns
may be inappropriate or ineffective for the current interpersonal situation. "The study demonstrated...
Global warming and your health
...ut under changed climate conditions, precipitation patterns
are expected to change." That means droughts and famines could become more prominent. Worsening water quality is expected to go hand-in-hand with the continuing deterioration of the natural ecosystems all around us. "We rely on our ecosystems to ...
People living in highly black concentrated neighborhoods more likely to report their health as poor
...that poor self-reported health was associated with patterns
of concentration of Blacks in a neighborhood. Our findings also suggest that individuals living in the most concentrated neighborhoods were almost two times more likely to perceive their health as poor compared to those living in less concentrated ne...
The dietary history locked up in strands of hair can help diagnose eating disorders
...itional state is in turn subtly affected by eating patterns
associated with eating disorders. Because hair grows all the time, each strand consequently becomes a chemical diary, recording an individual's day-by-day nutrition. Research published this week by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the Bri...
New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness
...ts to change their entrenched, self-defeating life patterns
or schemas -- using cognitive, behavioral, and emotion-focused techniques. The treatment focuses on the relationship with the therapist, daily life outside of therapy, and the traumatic childhood experiences that are common in this disorder. Dr. Y...
Dopamine imbalances cause sleep disorders in animal models of Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia
...e patients. The treated animals regained the brain patterns
and behaviors associated with sleep and dreaming, ...lis's laboratory. "By further studying the sleep patterns
in animal models of Parkinson's disease, we hope to come up with a sleep diagnosis test that could d...
Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
...zero to nine, with higher scores indicating eating patterns
that aligned closely with the Mediterranean diet. The researchers obtained information about vascular disease diagnoses from the exams, participants' or relatives' reports and medical records. Eating a diet that closely followed the Mediterranea...
Repealing 'Blue Laws' on Sunday alcohol sales increased alcohol-related crashes and crash fatalities
...ash rates were not simply attributed to background patterns
of motor vehicle crash risks. "For example, we controlled for football season and Super Bowl Sunday," said McMillan. Comparing pre- and post-repeal data, the authors found that between noon-Sunday and noon-Monday there was a unique rise in both alco...
Second-generation antipsychotic medications appear to offer little advantage over older drugs
...than first-generation drugs have shifted treatment patterns
away from first-generation medications, although research comparing the drug classes has had mixed results. Peter B. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health NHS Trust, Cambridge, England, and co...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10