Tag: "reduced" at medical news
Study finds radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles risk for rectal cancer
... before 1995, the risk of developing cancer may be reduced
by the evolution of radiation delivery techniques. However, researchers say that even with today's technology, some portions of the rectum still receive a high dose of radiation. Therefore, the risk of rectal cancer may still exist and thus, until pr...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...rior to 1995, the risk of developing cancer may be reduced
by the evolution of radiation delivery techniques. However, researchers say that even with today's technology, some portions of the rectum might still receive a high dose of radiation. Therefore, the risk of rectal cancer may still be substantial a...
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...ose of the statin drug simvastatin over five years reduced
the risk of a first nonlethal heart attack by 37 percent and risk of a first nonfatal or fatal stroke by 24 percent, regardless of their cholesterol or glucose levels. That is significant, since people with diabetes are two to four times more likely...
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
... autism. Glutathione levels (and also the ratio of reduced
to oxidized glutathione or redox ratio) were significantly decreased in the autistic children, indicating presence of a significant level of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when the antioxidant system fails to counteract the generation or ...
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...is follows the theory that SAD is triggered by the reduced
period of bright daylight during winter. The method attempts to recreate the increased intensity of sunlight that occurs in nature in the summer when the sun rises earlier in the day. "The logic here is that it might put people with seasonal affecti...
Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection
...engulfing them. "Another important finding was the reduced
ability of natural killer cells in the obese animals," she said. "Natural killer cells are another central component of the early immune response. They limit viral replication by killing infected cells and have been shown to be important in the devel...
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...ories revealed that removing the male sex hormones reduced
the incidence of aneurysms in male mice to the same lower levels seen in the females. In this new study, the researchers found that giving male sex hormones to female mice at the time of the angiotensin infusion turns the females into males in terms ...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...s. PLATO produced overall time and cost saving and reduced
required resources without compromising level of s...ecognized for achieving increased productivity and reduced
costs at the electronics manufacturer. Previous winners include Continental Airlines, Canadian Pacif...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...altrexone, when added to counseling, significantly reduced
heavy drinking in patients being treated for alcoh... that the median number of heavy-drinking days was reduced
from 19 days in the month prior to the study to three days per month over the six months of treatmen...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
... and exhibited evidence of myocardial ischemia, or reduced
blood flow to the heart, during exercise. All part...hers found that exercise and stress management had reduced
general distress and depression compared to usual care controls. Future studies are planned to deter...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...oups exhibited lower average depression scores and reduced
distress scores compared with patients receiving usual care only. Exercise and stress management training were also associated with favorable improvements in certain cardiovascular risk markers, compared with usual care patients. "Results of this r...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...drug prescribed for the prevention of osteoporosis reduced
women's risk of mild cognitive impairment by 33 pe...tive impairment. While researchers also observed a reduced
risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, that reduction was of borderline statistical significance. L...
People can learn motor skills by watching
...beneficial effects of observing were significantly reduced
when the subjects were asked to perform unrelated arm movements during observation. "These findings broaden the scope of theories linking observation and action by demonstrating that by watching another individual learning to move, observers can lear...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...balloon angioplasty. The need to re-intervene was reduced
from 20.4 percent with balloon angioplasty to 10.8 percent with stents, a significant reduction. Women in the study had more diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol than men and were older than men. The women represented a high-risk population...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...rexone, combined with psychotherapy, significantly reduced
heavy drinking in patients being treated for alcohol dependence, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association by a Yale School of Medicine researcher. "The decision to take medication can wane over time," said Stephanie O'M...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
...ions, the functional deterioration could have been reduced
by as much as 32 percent. "These findings indicate that older persons with chronic conditions need to be encouraged to participate in physical activities, regardless of their current capabilities," Dr. Dunlop stresses. "Motivating older persons wi...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...any years for lung cancer risk to be substantially reduced
following smoking cessation," says lead author Gary Strauss, MD, MPH, an oncologist and epidemiologist at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School. "For this reason, lung cancer is increasing in frequency among former cigarette smokers. Current...
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease reduces uncontrolled movements
...er group. Levodopa [Parkinson medication] dose was reduced
by 38 percent in STN stimulation patients compared...rcent in GPi stimulation patients. Dyskinesia was reduced
by stimulation at both GPi and STN ( 89 v 62 percent). Cognitive and behavioral complications were o...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...P) program and an educational program dramatically reduced
equipment repair costs for endoscopes and associated equipment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In the three years prior to the start of the IP program, the hospital's average daily repair cost was $42 per...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...omposition, such as increased lean muscle mass and reduced
fat, especially fat surrounding the waist and inside the abdominal cavity. However, reductions in blood pressure were mixed, with both program exercisers and the non-exercising group lowering systolic blood pressure measurements by 5.3 mm/Hg and 4.5...
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