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Poor ward care is harming patients
...he hospital. "It's madness to spend thousands of pounds
on fancy surgery if the patients are then allowed to develop avoidable complications," she concludes....
Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine
...imply walks through the device and emerges several pounds
lighter. No side effects are seen apart from the resizing of his wardrobe. Patients with chronic diseases who need regular medication will benefit from a miniature implant that monitors and transmits data on heart and breathing rates, blood pressur...
Reduced dietary fat intake may decrease breast cancer recurrence
... in the intervention group weighed an average of 6 pounds
less than the women in the control group. Ninety-six of 975 women (9.8%) in the intervention group had some form of relapse, compared with 181 of 1462 women (12.4%) in the control group. The researchers calculate that 38 women would need to adopt ...
Advances in breast imaging
... comfortable for women, because a force of only 15 pounds
is used, compared to the 45-pound force compression needed to take a mammogram," he says. The image usually shows low, but some, absorption of the sestamibi throughout the breast. In areas of cancer, the amount of drug absorption is significantly i...
Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks
...2006 -- Although some Americans gain five to seven pounds
with a diet of big meals and sweets between Thanks...eks. Ms. Sandon offers further tips to help keep pounds
from piling up: Avoid fast food. and set consistent meal times. Dont starve all day befo...
Weight loss through calorie restriction, but not exercise, may lead to bone loss
...cise intervention group lost 6.7 kilograms or 14.8 pounds
and those in the healthy lifestyle group maintained their weight. Individuals in the calorie-restriction group also lost an average of 2.2 percent of their bone density in the lower spine, 2.2 percent at the hip and 2.1 percent at the top end of the...
New study weighs benefits of exercise, diets
... who worked out for 90 minutes a day took off more pounds
15 to 20 percent of their body weight. Those who dieted lost muscle mass while those who exercised did not. This is because exercisers routinely challenged their muscles, which prevented muscle tissue from degrading. Dieters didn't work their musc...
Teen girls make better health choices with intervention program
...year (n=125): The participant group gained 2.78 pounds
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels decreased by 2 points. 15 students had a BMI score of 35 or above. Of those, 7 successfully lowered their scores. Mean BMI scores increased slightly (0.23), as would be expected with a growth spurt 23 students...
Transforming knowledge into economic benefits -- EPSRC's First Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards
...sical sciences in the UK. With almost a million pounds
in prizes at stake the competitors had to convince the judging panel, in a Dragon's Den style approach, that they are offering the best investment for the prize money. The five finalists already have a strong record in knowledge transfer activity, wh...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...y-two percent of these children were less than 2.2 pounds
at birth. Visits were conducted every three months, from three months of age to one year; and every six months, from one year to two years; and then concluded with a visit at three years. Pulmonary function tests were performed at 6, 12, and 24 month...
Daily weighing and quick action keeps pounds off
... method that taught participants how to keep those pounds
from coming back - regardless of what method they ...ificantly fewer participants regained five or more pounds
during the 18 month long program. The program was most successful when delivered in face-to-face mee...
Drug may help women stop smoking
... Those who did not get the drug gained about four pounds
in the first month after quitting. Those who took the drug gained only one pound. A similar study from researchers at Yale University, published earlier this year, also found that naltrexone prevented cessation-related weight gain. Although the dr...
Plastic surgery patients honored for courage, altruism
...been severely obese most of her life. Weighing 300 pounds
by the time she was 11 years old, Susan attempted to control her weight as an adult through gastric bypass surgery, but complications arose which led to the reversal of the bypass and additional weight. Through diet and determination she then lost ov...
Award winning research offers hope for back pain sufferers
... and it is estimated UK industry loses billions of pounds
as a result. Employing an engineering process known as electro spinning, Rachael produced a series of 'bioresorbable' polymer scaffolds, which can be surgically implanted to hold tissue together, helping cells repair and re-grow. Using these bi...
Gaining weight between pregnancies could lead to pregnancy complications
...crease by more than 30 percent. If she gained 12.2 pounds
(2 BMI units), her risk would increase 100 percent. The risk would continue to climb if she gained more weight and became obese. "Previous studies had looked at the risk of pregnancy complications in relation to a single snapshot measure of pre-preg...
For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass
...st 50. These patients typically carry at least 150 pounds
more than their ideal weight. In this study, pa...er surgery, DS patients had lost an average of 149 pounds
compared to 121 pounds
for RYGB patients. After three years, DS patients had lost 173 pounds, but a...
Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children
... birth weight children were less than 1500g (three pounds
and five ounces) and were cared for in the neonata...tended preschools and weighed at least 2500g (five pounds
and eight ounces) or more at birth. The mothers of very low birth-weight babies tended to be young...
Before dementia's first signs appear, weight-loss rate doubles in elderly
...mentia, their rate of weight loss doubled from 0.6 pounds
per year to 1.2 pounds
per year. The analysis used data from the Memory and Aging Project at the Alzheimer's Disease Resear...
Accelerating weight loss may signal development of Alzheimer's disease
...in the late stages of the disease can lose up to 2 pounds
per year; those who lose more weight are more like...eimer's disease. Those who did weighed about eight pounds
less at the beginning of the study than those who did not develop Alzheimer's disease. In addition,...
Computer automated e-counseling improves weight loss
...d group averaged an overall weight loss of 8 to 10 pounds
and 34 percent achieved a weight loss of more than 5 percent of their initial weight; considered a clinically meaningful weight loss. In addition, participants in the computer automated group achieved weight losses equivalent to human e-counseling fo...
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