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RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply

..., Smith said. The study examined reasons for the rising rate of diabetes over time. The three most importa... the decline in undiagnosed diabetes. In contrast, rising levels of education actually served to reduce the prevalence of the disease. Smith examined inform...

Disability payments may spur drug abuse

...e first of the month and hospital admissions begin rising on the second while DI aid arrives on the third of the month and the admissions surge begins on the fourth, says lead author, Carlos Dobkin, PhD, with the University of California, Santa Cruz. However, the investigators found that contrary to what s...

Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

... Barretts esophagus, is currently the most rapidly rising cancer in the U.S., with a sixfold increase in cases during the past 30 years, according to the National Cancer Institute. Understanding how and why the cells change in some cases and not others has been a major challenge for investigators. Resea...

Nationwide data highlight encouraging trends, 'staggering' costs of ESRD

... remains the leading cause of ESRD. In particular, rising rates of diabetic ESRD among younger African-American adults suggest "a looming public health crisis," according to the new report. An apparent increase in kidney disease caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing or "hardening" of the arteries) among olde...

States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults

... 1994, recent legislative activity reflects states rising concern about the steady loss of coverage among young adults under the age of 30. Because a majority of uninsured young adults have low incomes, extending eligibility for Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) beyond age...

In women, caffeine may protect memory

...t less likely to have memory decline at age 65 and rising to 70 percent less likely over age 80. Caffeine consumers did not seem to have lower rates of dementia. We really need a longer study to look at whether caffeine prevents dementia; it might be that caffeine could slow the dementia process rather t...

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress

...portant climate change related stresses, such as a rising sea level." Diffenbaugh said without the high resolution of the climate model, the researchers would not have been able to identify the coastal effects. "This underscores the importance of advancing our technology and examining a number of scenar...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

... is one that we all need to heed if we are to halt rising skin cancer rates concludes Dr Hoey....

GSK's Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma

...ty considerations below. The incidence of RCC is rising throughout the world with 208,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although patients with early-stage disease can potentially be cured with surgery, many will either experience a recurrence after surgery or have advanced or metastatic disease at the ...

GSK's Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced RCC and ovarian cancer

...ty considerations below. The incidence of RCC is rising throughout the world with 208,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Although patients with early-stage disease can potentially be cured with surgery, many will either experience a recurrence after surgery or have advanced or metastatic disease at the ...

OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients

...h early stage recurrent prostate cancer who have a rising serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) level, but w...ver, investigators found the rate at which PSA was rising was 30 percent to 48 percent slower in patients who received sipuleucel-T compared to those who rece...

Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year

...today. Rates of caesarean section in the UK are rising - from 9% of births in 1980 to 21% in 2001. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Dundee recruited 742 women at four maternity units in the UK where the rates of caesarean section ranged from 22%-25% - approximately the UK average. Ea...

Access to alcohol among middle school children

...ink, only a small fraction (2.4% in the 6th grade, rising to 5.6% at the end of the 8th grade) obtain alcohol from commercial venues. More than one-third of the alcohol consumed by these children came from their own or a friends parents or guardians. The proportion of alcohol users is also disturbing; 1...

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

... The combined risk of decreased kidney function or rising level of protein in the urine was also lower in the ACE inhibitor group: three percent versus 26 percent. Overall, the urine protein level remained stable and below the level considered harmful in about 40 percent of patients taking benazepril, com...

Vertical work-stations could help obese shed 30 Kilos a year

...e vertical work-station, could help to reverse the rising tide of obesity....

Employee health program improves blood pressure, diabetes control

...ork, compared to only seven incidents in 2006. The rising cost of medical care and the utility's predominantly male workforce (median age, 47) contributed to the need for a program that focused on preventing heart and blood vessel disease, said Sharon A. Clark, D.H.Sc., lead author of the study and JEA's he...

Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system

... care delivered and help control the unsustainable rising costs of healthcare for both individuals and plan-sponsors. Through May 8, members included: Physicians: the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic...

VA should revise its methods for evaluating and rating PTSD in veterans

...increased almost 150 percent over the same period, rising from $1.72 billion to $4.28 billion. The bulk of claims for PTSD compensation currently are coming from Vietnam War veterans who comprise the majority of living veterans, but claims also are being made by former service personnel of earlier conflict...

Infection takes high toll in young children

... admitted to hospital and why these admissions are rising in non-Aboriginal children. This would allow us to develop prevention programs and better treatments to those at greatest risk". The research team said the high rate of infections in Aboriginal children was of great concern. "Aboriginal children ...

Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care

...ng of life support or active treatment. But the rising numbers of children dying in intensive care suggests that it is not being followed and that terminally ill children are still being actively treated. This might be because the course of acute bouts of illness in children with chronic problems may ...

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