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Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...lsevier, a panel of arthritis research experts has recommended
that coxibs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) must remain a significant part of the tool kit used in treating osteoarthritis (OA). The Editorial summarizes the outcomes of an international workshop organized by the Osteoarthritis Rese...
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
...h. To stave off ill health, adults are currently recommended
to indulge in 30 minutes of moderately strenuous e...hat moderate intensity physical exercise below the recommended
weekly levels still makes a difference to health, they add....
Reanalysis of controversial meta-analysis says writing off rosiglitazone may be premature
...s safety. At the conclusion of hearings, the panel recommended
that Avandia carry new risk warnings but stopped short of calling for the drug to be removed from the market. "The original meta-analysis employed one statistical model, but there are other approaches that deserve consideration as well. Only when d...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...ent of older adults are eating less than the USDAs recommended
daily allowance of protein. Elderly people may eat less protein for a number of reasons, said Paddon-Jones, including cost, the fact that many foods may not taste as good to them as they once did, difficulty chewing, limited menus in nursing homes ...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...equently refuse medical and surgical interventions recommended
by their physicians, according to a recent study b...ether they had refused or undergone any treatments recommended
by their physicians, and why. They were asked to estimate their own longevity, about their desire fo...
Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
...ng that many underinsured children may not receive recommended
vaccinations, such as for pneumonia and meningitis...A. The number and cost of new vaccines routinely recommended
for children and adolescents has increased considerably since 2003. New or expanded recommendations ...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...lated condition of NSTEMI. The 2002 guidelines recommended
an early invasive strategy diagnostic angiography... folic acid for secondary prevention are no longer recommended
because results from clinical trials have shown no benefit and possible harm. There is also a greate...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...f needed, a statin, started at the lowest dose, is recommended
as the first line of treatment for children who meet criteria for starting lipid-lowering drug therapy. Currently, lovastatin, simvastatin, pravastatin and atorvastatin have pediatric labeling from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on clin...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...ssfully. Zagoria cautioned that RFA is not recommended
if patients are good surgical candidates who are healthy, younger, and have two normal kidneys, because long-term follow-up is lacking and therefore the durability of cure is not confirmed. (The average age of patients in the study was about 70, with...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
... such as a National Quality Coordination Board, as recommended
by the Institute of Medicine, to ensure that public and private efforts reinforce each other. Creation of a center that would offer comparative effectiveness information for drugs, devices and procedures. Reorienting the health care system to encou...
Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health
... not eat the daily amount of fruits and vegetables recommended
by the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, the respondents had a higher incidence of secondary health conditions, including high cholesterol (47 percent), high blood pressure (45 percent), arthritis (40 percent) and diabetes (21 percent) tha...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...ges was the most popular overall course of action, recommended
by 46% of doctors. This was followed by lifestyle ...ne (43%) and statin therapy alone (10%). Only 1.5% recommended
no course of action. Doctors in South Korea (66%) and Portugal (61.5%) were most likely...
ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities
...date Committee (RUC), Dr. Dale continued. The RUC recommended
significant increases in the value of these servic...on of this extraordinary responsibility. ACP has recommended
that CMS include the proposed increases in nursing home work values when it publishes its final fee ...
Nepalese researchers identify cost-effective treatment for drug-resistant typhoid
... at treating typhoid fever than the drug currently recommended
by the World Health Organisation. The study, funde..., senior investigator on the study. "The currently recommended
treatment, Cefixime, is relatively expensive and must be administered for a longer duration than is ...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...ase, infections and respiratory failure. De Wit recommended
that clinicians screen all medical intensive-care patients for the presence of AUDs. Being mindful that patients with AUDs may develop complications such as alcohol withdrawal, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and possibly acute respiratory distres...
Avian influenza on people's minds
...f of Americans believe that cooking chicken to the recommended
temperature kills the avian influenza virus and only four-in-ten believe that the avian influenza virus is not transmissible to humans from eating fully cooked chicken or eggs. The methods for destroying avian influenza during the cooking process ...
Experts call for urgent research into anti-epileptic drugs given to children
...esearch into paediatric drugs for epilepsy. EMEA recommended
further research into 21 antiepileptic drugs for children but didnt indicate which ones should be prioritised explains Professor Ian Wong from the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, a collaborative project run by the School of Pharmacy at the U...
Colonoscopy up in NYC
..., prevent, or cure colorectal cancer is generally recommended
once every decade for people 50 and older, and earlier for those with a family history of the disease. Four years ago, only 43% of New Yorkers age 50 and older had been screened during the previous decade. Health officials will announce today that 60...
UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
...n, and Denmark. They say: Over 12 years ago, WHO recommended
that universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination be implemented globally. Despite this, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK adopt an at-risk strategy. At-risk vaccination programmes mean only those people...
USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
...m cell research. CIRM's advisory panel strongly recommended
funding for USC's laboratory space. "We are very pleased that our USC faculty at the Keck School and at Childrens Hospital fared well in securing these most recent grants from CIRM," says Brian Henderson, M.D., dean of the Keck School of Medicine ...
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