Tag: "results" at medical news
West Africa: meningitis epidemics driven by the wind
...he time when the winter winds are strongest. These results
should be useful for the development of epidemiolo... and attempt to limit their impact. However, these results
do not provide a way of defining a possible link between the intensity of winter and the size of the...
Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis
...ich predominately affects older women. The disease results
in an estimated $17 billion in medical costs in the United States. Their study, scheduled to appear in the May 4 print issue of the American Chemical Societys Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry , was published March 30 on the journals Web ...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...ients being treated for alcohol dependence. Study results
show that the median number of heavy-drinking days...ys per month over the six months of treatment. The results
will be published in the April 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "It is s...
Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients
...markers of cardiovascular health, according to the results
of a randomized controlled trial conducted by Duke...grant from the National Institutes of Health. "Our results
suggest that exercise and stress management training offer considerable promise for patients with he...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
... stress management training may be of benefit. Our results
suggest that exercise and stress management training offer considerable promise to patients with stable IHD through improvement in psychosocial adjustment and by modification of disease risk markers that may translate into improved clinical outcomes....
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...e similar among treatment groups. "In summary, the results
from this trial, with one of the largest samples ever treated with a medication for alcohol dependence, indicate that long-acting injectable naltrexone is well tolerated and is associated with a significant reduction in heavy drinking in a population...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
...overall survival. However, this contrasts with the results
of two recently published randomized controlled tr...the inconclusive evidence presently available, our results
suggest that erythropoietin should not be used to increase overall survival outside clinical trials,...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...s discontinued about 1 year into the trial because results
from a different large trial found an increased in...some concern about the generalization of the study results
to individuals in the general population who are at low risk of a first primary cancer. Nevertheless...
Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction
... have a slow down in thinking and memory. Our new results
suggest that the effects of mild iron deficiency -- which are easily correctable with supplements -- can disrupt the solid foundation that is established by healthy mother/infant interactions." The study, which is the first to focus on the effects o...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...Stockholm Breast Cancer Study Group now report the results
of the Stockholm trial, in which 378 breast cancer... the Stockholm trial could explain why the trial's results
differed from those of the HABITS trial. "Although it is tempting to speculate that treatment regime...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...ve effect involves estrogen, a female hormone, the results
of the study do not apply to men; however, the study has no data to support this. People with MCI tend to retain critical thinking and reasoning skills, but experience significant short-term memory loss. For example, they may experience trouble remem...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
...eir partners within approximately 5 months. These results
reflect transmission rates for heterosexual vagina...ng the most creative strategies to incorporate the results
of this study into global HIV prevention efforts."...
2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
...nformant observations with patient evaluations and results
in the accurate identification of the earliest symptomatic stage of the disease. Current efforts focus on detection of preclinical Alzheimer's, prior to the onset of symptoms, using imaging modalities and assays of biological fluids." John H. Growdon...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...rsistent infection and disease by 90%, suggest the results
of a randomised trial published online today by THE LANCET ONCOLOGY. Up to 70% of sexually active women will become infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) during their lifetime. HPV causes around 470 000 cases of cervical cancer each year. Although...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...says senior author Ronald Chervin, M.D., M.S. "Our results
should encourage older people and their caregivers to pay attention to insomnia, and to seek help for it." Chervin, an associate professor of neurology who directs the U-M's Sleep Disorders Center, notes that the new study is by far the largest and ...
Study reveals drinking alcohol reduces breast milk supply in women
...nsumed a moderate dose of alcohol (0.4 g/kg). The results
showed a significant decrease in oxytocin level, which correlates with the decline of milk ejection and production, dismissing the lore that alcohol is a galactagogue. Furthermore, the increased prolactin levels are directly associated with the lacta...
A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment
...ich inflammation of the joint lining (or synovium) results
when the body's tissues are mistakenly attacked by the immune system. Approximately eight million people are affected by rheumatoid arthritis in the UK. Raza and colleagues speculate that the cytokines present in very early rheumatoid arthritis may b...
Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes
...tually decreased slightly. In all, Ubel says, the results
should help individuals and policy makers understand the importance of financial security in relationship to a person's health and well-being. Since disability of some form or another strikes a large percentage of Americans, and increases as people g...
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...niae relates to heart disease, as well as negative results
in past trials. It isn't well understood how to eradicate the bacteria from the body, and once C. pneumoniae has set in, it may be too late to ward off heart attacks related to the infection. Further studies are being conducted to gather more informa...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...cy medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, agreed. "Our results
suggest that some of the operational and philosoph...versus those transferred to level II centers." The results
of the study do not suggest that all patients should be transferred to level I centers instead of le...
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