Tag: "poor" at medical news
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...urviving patients. Heatstroke is associated with poor
outcomes in temperate urban areas, the authors conclude. This could be explained at least in part by our lack of experience. Western temperate countries need to be more prepared for future heat waves. In the meta-analysis, Abderrezak Bouchama, M.D....
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
INDIANAPOLIS Fair or poor
housing conditions are associated with the risk of...ally increased the risk of diabetes as a result of poor
housing conditions, but many factors have already been ruled out. The current study was funded by t...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...ad to a number of problems. Older adults who have poor
nighttime sleep are more likely to have a depressed mood, attention and memory problems, excessive daytime sleepiness, more nighttime falls and use more over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids. In addition, recent studies associate lack of sleep...
Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk
...s and neighborhoods, investigators have found that poor
housing conditions contribute to the risk for diab... stress might be involved. Individuals who live in poor
housing conditions may be more likely to be under stress as a function of where they live. There are...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...creased drug use, increased rates of pregnancy and poor
academic performance have been previously document...ever, in this study, BMI was a better indicator of poor
classroom attendance than these traditional factors or any others. Researchers attempted to contro...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...s substantial health and economic costs, including poor
pregnancy outcome, impaired school performance, and decreased productivity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 39% of children younger than five years, 48% of children between five and 14 years, 42% of all women, and 52% of pregnant...
Most seniors now have drug coverage, U-M study shows
...ccording to a University of Michigan analysis. And poor
seniors are as likely to have coverage as the rich...yond the official statistics to show that rich and poor
were equally likely to sign up for Part D and private coverage, and to lack coverage. Wealthy elders...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
... are among the major complications responsible for poor
outcomes in CKD." Parathyroid hormone plays an important role in maintaining normal bone structure. When hyperparathyroidism develops, it can lead not only to bone abnormalities but also to increased rates of cardiovascular disease and death. Alt...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
... poorer quality of life. One of the pathways to poor
quality of life seems to be childhood depression, Janicke said. If a parent is distressed, that seems to impact a childs symptoms of depression, which then impacts quality of life. Its the same with peer victimization. It impacts depression, which th...
Happier hospitals means healthier patients
...ck of the Leeds University Business School, blames poor
relationships between the two sides for the fact that increased productivity in hospitals has not kept pace with the rise in spending. It can be difficult for doctors and managers to get on, said Becky Malby, Director of the Universitys Centre fo...
The matrix of autism
...ning or mentally retarded, especially if they have poor
speaking skills as many do. Yet when autistics do show exceptional abilitiesuncanny visual discrimination and memory for detail, for exampletheir flashes of brilliance are marginalized as aberrations, mere symptoms of their higher order cognitive def...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
...everal studies that outline the adverse effects of poor
sleep among children and teens with regards to the...toms of sleep disorders are more likely to receive poor
grades in classes such as math, reading and writing than peers without symptoms of sleep disorders. ...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...of 63 percent for both questions.) Despite the poor
results for trainees, people cannot assume that la...omprehensive knowledge about tuberculosis leads to poor
patient care, says lead study author Petros Karakousis, M.D. Medical residents may be quick to cons...
Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
... sure that lack of tuberculosis knowledge leads to poor
management of patients, says Karakousis. Although trainees may score poorly, they may be quick to consult experts in Infection Control, Infectious Diseases, or Pulmonary Medicine to assist in diagnosis, isolation, and treatment. However, the authors ...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...ary approach; elderly people with problems such as poor
vision, hearing loss, physical weakness and cognitive impairments that limit their independence and ability to properly use devices; patients from different ethnic backgrounds who may have communication problems or cultural blocks to understanding de...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...from excessive instrumentation noise, resulting in poor
image quality at the lower x-ray exposures required for fluoroscopy. Both detectors have limited spatial resolution. Now, scientists at the University at Buffalo are developing a solid state version of the traditional x-ray image intensifier, one ...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...ugs, despite known links between these factors and poor
health. So a team of researchers from The University of Nottingham, Bristol Primary Care Trust, and the Universities of Bristol and Queen Mary, set out to derive a new cardiovascular risk score (QRISK) for the UK and test its performance against th...
Personal comments by physicians distract from patient needs
...investigation, four recordings were eliminated for poor
technical quality and 76 were excluded because the physician suspected the patient was not a true patient before the end of the visit. Self-disclosures were defined as physician statements about his or her own personal or professional experience. E...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
...ormance categories of hospitals best, average and poor
showed improvement over the study period, but the greatest improvement was among the poorly performing hospitals, whose risk-adjusted mortality rates improved 10 percent from 2003 through 2005. While these hospitals showed the most improvement over ...
Students with symptoms of mental illness often don't seek help
...c background---students who reported growing up in poor
families were almost twice as likely not to seek help. Poor students were also much more prone to symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Other factors associated with not seeking treatment included lack of perceived need, being unaware of se...
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