Tag: "person" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...on. We want to demystify it and make the average person
go straight to the core of the secret, he said. Our overall goal is to let the essence of this tradition reach the general public. This is my dream. Recent research, including work by Yang and Rosengren, has demonstrated improvements in quality of ...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
...f the arteries, and can be detected years before a person
experiences chest pain or has a heart attack. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to look for early signs of atherosclerosis in the walls of the aorta. Researchers then examined the relationship between body shape and early signs of arterial ...
Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
...he cases were not considered serious; however, one person
required a permanent pacemaker due to the problem. A total of 37 percent of the participants had slower than normal heart rates while on the drug, but the condition was severe enough to warrant stopping the use of the drug in only four cases. Goad...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...tions that would help the virus spread easily from person
to person. Led by Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., dire...izing antibodies against them. Later, if that same person
is naturally exposed to a flu virus, these same antibodies should help fight the infection. Influe...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...umbens by appetising foods was only found when the person
was hungry (following an overnight fast). In the leptin deficient patients, the nucleus accumbens showed this distinctive response (greater for well-liked foods) when patients were hungry (following an overnight fast) but also after theyd just eat...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...ords, compared to a young adult, a typical elderly person
lacks the advantages provided by more than 26 poun... a deficit that in some cases could lead an older person
to being permanently bedridden by an injury or illness. A high percentage of elderly folks who bre...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...at must take into account the perspectives of each person
involved in the mothers and infants health care experience, Bernstein says. This suggests that the mother and the clinicians caring for her and her infant must make the postpartum discharge decision jointly. Hospital affiliates and offices of 451 ...
It's time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
...received a medication and one that did not. If one person
died among 100 people who took medication, the death rate would be 1 percent. If two people died among 100 people who did not take medication, that death rate for that group would be 2 percent. The difference between these death rates, found by subtr...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...echnique identified with 100 percent accuracy each person
who had a resectable cancerous tumor in the pancreas. (Resectable means the tumor can be removed surgically, which in this study is defined as stage 1 or 2 tumors.) Some people were identified who did not have a tumor; it is uncertain whether this is...
Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...tal costs and in some cases saved up to $8,046 per person
per year compared with usual medical care. The researchers conclude the study provides preliminary evidence that moderate-intensity lifestyle intervention using an RD as a lifestyle case management reduces risk, improves quality of life and does so...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...ost common form of the infection. In latent TB, a person
is infected with the tubercle bacterium but lacks ...tions about diagnosing active TB, when an infected person
develops TB-related symptoms and is more likely to infect others, were answered correctly (with a me...
Why do people have sex?
...oser to God) and from the altruistic (I wanted the person
to feel good about himself/herself) to the manipul...nd the physical desirability of their partner (The person
was a good dancer). Goal-based reasons, including utilitarian or practical considerations (I w...
USC law professor battles schizophrenia
...inary, McCaffery said. Shes an extremely competent person
who knows how to deal with her illness. Theres nothing to do other than stand and applaud Elyn and to learn from her. Saks was in her 40s before she was able to admit to herself that her illness was not going away, and that medication and psychoan...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...sure, temperature or respiration rate the minute a person
steps into his or her house then transmit it imme...reated an instrument that records how many steps a person
takes, information that can tell absent caregivers how active its occupants are. But these and oth...
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...and the rate and nature of progression varies from person
to person. Dr Bedford said: I have been involved in Parkinsons disease research for the last five years so I am delighted to get this Career Development Award. This novel model of Parkinsons will be crucial in helping to uncover and study why nerve...
Cancer research summaries
...individuals, who had received donated blood from a person
who was diagnosed with cancer less than 5 years after giving blood. The study population comprised all individuals with no history of malignant disease who had received at least one unit of whole blood, erythrocytes, plasma or platelets between 196...
New study examines effectiveness of tailored health messages
...sion, e-mail, the Internet or radio. So how does a person
choose which messages to pay attention to and why" With messages relating to health, prior research has demonstrated that the message is more effective if matched to important characteristics of the recipient, an idea known by psychologists as the...
Stroke in nonvascular atrial fibrillation -- anti-coagulants better than anti-platelet therapy
...s can bring benefit, it is unclear at what point a person
should start to take them. The threshold of benefit that would warrant anticoagulation remains controversial and depends on patient preferences and availability of optimal anticoagulation monitoring, says Aguilar....
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...patients. We can praise them -- things that make a person
feel valued. McDaniel hopes physicians use the article to examine the way they conduct their practice and consider whether self-disclosures are in the best interest of their patients. She wants medical schools to include more discussions of methods...
Shoulder tapping -- Young males are most willing to purchase alcohol for underage youth
...study examines shoulder tapping, where an underage person
approaches a stranger outside of an alcohol establishment and asks this person
to purchase alcohol for him or her. A high percentage of young males appear willing to purchase alco...
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