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Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...own that treating fibroids with an optimized, less restrictive protocol allows for treatment of a greater fibroid volume, which results in even greater symptomatic relief at clinical follow-up," Dr. Fennessy said....

New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C

...hose in other studies since the new scale was more restrictive than those used in previous reports. The findings demonstrated that patients receiving lubiprostone 8 mcg twice daily were nearly twice as likely to achieve overall response compared to those receiving placebo (lubiprostone 17.9 percent vs. placeb...

Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students

...ewise, the treatment group experienced 1.3 days of restrictive activity every two weeks, in contrast to the control group at 2.3. According to the authors, the need for such an educational program is evidenced by the growing rate of asthma in African-Americans between the ages of 15 to 24. From 1997 to 2001, t...

Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

...naccessible transportation systems and workplaces, restrictive health insurance policies, and telecommunications and computer technologies that do not consider people with vision, hearing, or other disabilities. The ADA -- and other policies aimed at reducing barriers for people with disabilities -- has help...

Updated rates of common US neurological disorders

... The authors say the decrease likely reflects more restrictive hospital admission criteria, but improvements in motor vehicle safety may have had an effect. The study found 183 out of every 100,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and one in 100 has had a stroke in the past. In addition, the study found near...

Experts urge strongest isolation for new drug-resistant tuberculosis cases appearing in South Africa

... with is the extent to which judicially-sanctioned restrictive measures should be employed to bring about control... her self-discharge." The authors say involuntary restrictive measures "may increase disincentives to seek care. However, if due care is taken to provide for the...

Restrictive provincial drug policies may have benefits

...e of these drugs, and in Ontario, which has a less restrictive drug coverage policy. Their findings suggest that a more restrictive drug coverage policy, although limiting access to drugs and their potential benefits, may protect th...

Statins protect smokers from lung damage

...ith 319 having obstructive lung disease, 99 having restrictive lung disease, and 67 patients having normal lung function. Of the patients, 238 were on statin for an average of 2.7 1.8 years, while the remaining patients did not receive statins (control group). Over the study follow-up period, the decline in F...

No butts about it: Unique UH database shows Texas is crushing out smoking

...is how the non-smoking ordinances have become more restrictive over the years," Gingiss said. "The emphasis for restaurants and businesses used to be just on ventilation, but since it has been established that there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke, the trend is to become a completely smok...

May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...bstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) adopted more restrictive guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) requiring a physician to be immediately available to perform emergency care for a woman attempting vaginal birth after a prior cesarean section. This review of statistical birth data in Cal...

FOSRENOL significantly reduces tablet burden for end-stage renal patients with hyperphosphatemia

...enge for most ESRD patients due to the exceedingly restrictive diet they must follow and the high tablet burden associated with traditional phosphate binder therapies," said Nirupama Vemuri, MD, South Florida Nephrology Group, Coral Springs, FL. "By significantly reducing phosphate binder tablet burden, FOSRENO...

Less antibiotic use in food animals leads to less drug resistance in people, study shows

...imal production. To evaluate whether the country's restrictive antibiotic policy has affected bacterial drug resistance, Australian researchers examined C. jejuni isolates collected from 585 patients in five Australian states. None of the patients had received fluoroquinolone treatment within the month prior to ...

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel condemns 'censorship' of scientists

...mate "equally disastrous" for scientists. "From a restrictive point of view, this is an even more painful era in some ways than the Eisenhower-McCarthy era," Kandel said. The difference, he added, is that "during the Eisenhower-McCarthy era, the opposition to McCarthy was quite strong, and the government itself...

Electroconvulsive therapy improves quality of life for at least six months

...T on quality of life. "Our results indicate that a restrictive public policy toward ECT is not warranted on the basis of the effect of ECT on quality of life," McCall said. He said there were side effects to ECT. Most patients experience temporary learning difficulties for up to two weeks after ECT. Permanent me...

Scientists call for Hepatitis treatment of young injection drug users

...als are denied treatment due to the application of restrictive criteria, including abstinence from illicit drug use or alcohol and absence of depression. The present study presents an analysis of 404 injection drug users in Baltimore, New York and Seattle aged 18-35 who tested positive for HCV. If such restric...

Current interpretation of data protection law hampers medical research

...ata controllers continue to interpret the law in a restrictive way, write the authors. They describe how such interpretation of the law currently threatens a planned study of UK military personnel who served in Bosnia so much that if it were to proceed, the results are likely to be too small and biased to reach ...

Anthroposophic lifestyle reduces risk of allergic disease in children

... features of the anthroposophic lifestyle, such as restrictive use of antibiotics and fever antipyretics, reduce the risk of allergic disease in children, according to a new study. Allergic Disease and Sensitization in Steiner School Children is featured in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Allergy & Clin...

Book looks at improving health-care access for disabled

...h care, from examining tables that are too high to restrictive health insurance policies to faulty communication between patients and health-care professionals. This includes misconceptions among clinicians about the daily lives, preferences, values and abilities of patients with disabilities. The authors weave ...

Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disorders

...buse, general psychological distress, alexithymia, restrictive eating behaviors and attitudes, body dissatisfaction, and bulimic eating behaviors (such as binging and purging). Alexithymia (uh-lex-uh-THIGH-me-uh) is defined as a condition in which a person is unable to recognize or describe his or her own emotio...

New focus on medical professionalism needed to improve public health

...althcare because that is the only way to break the restrictive practices they have been imposing for decades. They are told that a new raft of medical regulation is needed to prevent the crimes of Harold Shipman and the negligence of others from happening again. "The attitude of the state towards doctors has nev...

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