Tag: "right" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...eads, which run from the generator to the left and right
carotid sinus in the neck. While implantation is slightly more involved, the general principle is quite similar to the implantation of cardiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results continue to be good, a larger, nationwide trial will b...
A probe, not an echo
...cers. The transducer is able to distinguish the right
signal from the right
transducer by using coding that is almost identical to that used by a cell phone to detect signals s...
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...LLHAT's original conclusion that diuretics are the right
first-line therapy for high blood pressure. While some other recent studies have evaluated newer therapies (including drug combinations), the weight of evidence, particularly in this multi-racial study, supports the diuretic recommendation," said Dr....
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
..., but it will help slow the spread [of HSV-2], and right
now we want to do anything to slow the spread," he said....
The right to live gives us a right to die
Human beings' inalienable right
to life means we also have the right
to die, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. The right
to life does not just mean the right
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...r data showed that trial participants received the right
drug and there was a high level of adherence to the treatment regimens, the committee found. It also noted that trial investigators achieved high rates of retention and follow-up among participants. The committee found no reason that medical journal...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...at as long as the drugs are given carefully to the right
patients, small misdosings should not lead to bad outcomes. These are a class of drugs that can save lives, but tend to be underused." For their study, the Duke team analyzed the results of the 16,949-patient clinical trial concluded in 1998 known as...
Scientists identify protein that controls cancer cells
...the ideal treatment target, I believe we're on the right
track to identify one," said Debinski. The research was funded in part by the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence. Debinski's research associate is Denise M. Gibo with Wake Forest Baptist, who contributed in a major way to the work on Fra-1 in brain tum...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...d pre-malignant or precursor lesions. Furthermore, right
now we don't have any way to assess the relative risk for women with a strong family history of ovarian cancer," she continues. "Often these women have their ovaries removed, and unusual changes in the cell shape are seen in many cases. But we don't ...
American Society of Travel Agents urges healthy travel for consumers
...the importance of consulting a physician about the right
protection against malaria and vaccine preventable hepatitis before traveling overseas," said Dr. Neumann. "To prevent malaria, the physician may recommend an antimalarial medication, such as Malarone, which is an option for the last minute traveler...
Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists
...emainder varied from 86% of the claim on the label right
down to just a fifth. European Pharmacopaeia deman... if emergency treatment were useless. Getting this right
is a global responsibility."...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... impairment of fear conditioning, but the left and right
amygdala can independently cause mild impairment. Blair et al. now report that the amygdala fear circuitry can be exclusively one-sided, depending on the site of the US....
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...r just exercising at a leisurely pace, getting the right
mix of carbohydrates and protein before, during and after a ride is essential. "Research indicates that for someone in training, carbohydrates are an important source of energy. A healthy diet would include one with 60 percent carbohydrates, less tha...
Nanoparticles offer new hope for detection and treatment
...e should be able to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs right
to melanoma cells, because melanoma tumors create blood vessels using their own cells."...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...terior descending coronary artery (LADCA), and the right
coronary artery (RCA). "Previous PDAY studies showed that many young people have advanced atherosclerotic lesions, and these studies support the public health strategy of encouraging young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle," the authors write. "T...
Every birth and death must be counted
...-many of these unregistered children have no legal right
to health care, education, or the state's protecti... are accountable to the public, communities have a right
to the information they need to make healthy decisions, and individual autonomy should be supported-...
New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines
...ve developed a new device to detect brain injuries right
on the sidelines of a football game, on a battlefield or in the emergency room. Called DETECT (Display Enhanced Testing for Concussions and mTBI system), the device is a fast, easy to administer and sensitive system for assessing problems associated...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...gow, said: "It's important that sufferers get the right
type of support from medical and social services. The potential for improving the overall health of this group of people is only starting to be addressed. However in Glasgow there is already a lot of good work underway to tackle the problems of poor...
Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease
...heart disease," said Rudel. "What didn't go in the right
direction? We believe it may that more of the cholesterol was transformed by ACAT2."...
Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery
...and loose skin where the neck and chin once made a right
angle. By improving the neck region, patients' profiles look years younger and clothes and fashion accessories such as ties, turtlenecks, and necklaces are worn more comfortably. Skin in the neck region differs from skin on other parts of the body b...
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