Tag: "pressure" at medical news
Patient-centered approach can backfire
...focusing on important clinical outcomes like blood pressure
and glucose control in diabetic patients. They believe the research could be used in two ways. Christensen and colleagues are studying whether doctors could be trained to recognize a patient's style and adapt their own style to match it. Another id...
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...n a nursing home or take medication to lower blood pressure
appear more likely to die during or following hospitalization for heatstroke, according to a study posted online today that will appear in a later print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A meta-analysis of pre...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...ssessed participants smoking status. BMI and blood pressure
were also measured. Current smokers were found to be four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and past smokers were three times as likely to have geographic atrophy, an advanced form of the disease, than those who had neve...
Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
Fluctuations in eye pressure
may be associated with a decreasing peripheral fie...ision in patients with glaucoma, even if their eye pressure
remains low overall, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of ...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...ven low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
and boost overall fitness, suggests a small study ...measures among the non-walkers. But systolic blood pressure
and waist and hip girth fell significantly in both groups of walkers. Overall fitness also increas...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...cluding lowering the elevated heart rate and blood pressure
often found in cocaine users. We have found that ...ersing the actions of cocaine on heart rate, blood pressure
and vascular resistance in the skin by interfering with the ability of cocaine to increase nerve act...
Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk
...are some common risk factors, including high blood pressure
and patent foramen ovale (PFO); both have a hereditary basis. While a baby grows in the womb, he or she has a normal opening between the hearts left and right atria (upper chambers). If this opening doesnt close naturally soon after the birth, the ...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
Summer heat waves significantly increase pressure
on hospitals, according to research published in the online open access journal, BMC Public Health. The good news for hospital staff is that scorching weather must last four or more days before admissions rise significantly. Giuseppe Mastrangelo an...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
...lanted in the eye to monitor glaucoma by measuring pressure
in the eye's interior. "Glaucoma is one of the b...e disease causes blindness from a buildup of fluid pressure
in the interior chamber of the eye, killing fibers in the optic nerve. Glaucoma patients go to the d...
High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers
...althcare providers shown by people with high blood pressure
impedes effective treatment, as emphasized in a ne...e, and race-specific treatment plans. High blood pressure
is a common but serious health problem that affects nearly one-third of all adults in the United Sta...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...ing the importance of more intense lipid and blood pressure
control; and advising cessation of non-steroidal a...lines is the call for more intense lipid and blood pressure
control. More stringent LDL cholesterol-lowering therapy and blood pressure
management is recommende...
Trial stops after stroke and mortality significantly reduced by blood
...mperial College London,suggest that lowering blood pressure
significantly reduces both strokeand mortality in ...e studies also suggested that whilstlowering blood pressure
in those aged 80 or over reduced the number ofstrokes, it did not reduce, and even increased, total ...
Quality of treatment guidelines
...he treatment of patients with diabetes, high blood pressure
and dyslipidemia (abnormal levels of fats in the blood). Finlay McAlister and colleagues made use of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) grading scheme. They conclude that most recommendations are based on the results of well-conducted...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
... women has increased suggests there is less social pressure
to lose weight, Heiland said, citing a previous study that 87 percent of Americans, including 48 percent of obese Americans, believe that their body weight falls in the socially acceptable range. While it seems thinness is increasingly idealized in...
Why do people have sex?
...eem (I wanted the attention), a feeling of duty or pressure
(My partner kept insisting) and to guard a mate (I wanted to keep my partner from straying). Why people have sex is extremely important, but rarely studied, Buss said. Surprisingly, many scientists assume the answer is obvious, but people have dif...
Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health
...ncluding high cholesterol (47 percent), high blood pressure
(45 percent), arthritis (40 percent) and diabetes (21 percent) than the general Delaware population. Perhaps most troubling, nearly a third (31 percent) of the women responding to questions about sexual assault indicated that they had been sexually...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...dard risk factors such as age, sex, smoking, blood pressure
and cholesterol. This risk score is typically base...disease, body mass index, and treatment with blood pressure
lowering drugs, despite known links between these factors and poor health. So a team of researcher...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
... a medical home report that they check their blood pressure
and it is well controlled compared with 25 percent of those without a medical home. Having Health Insurance Matters. More than half of insured adults received a reminder from a doctors office to schedule preventive visits compared with only ...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
...t professional care to address the problem. The pressure
of shift work and the high demands of our round the clock society, often result in the development of insomnia, which is a significant contributing factor to workplace errors that may compromise safety, said Dr. Mark Rosekind, president and chief sci...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
... variety of health-indicator screenings like blood pressure
and cholesterol to bring the class alive with inte...nce was measured, and they were screened for blood pressure
as well as glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and high-density cholesterol. The students als...
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