Tag: "risk" at medical news
ALLHAT study findings for racial sub-groups show diuretics work better for high blood pressure
...apies in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk
of heart disease in both black and non-black patie...h racial subgroups, there was substantially higher risk
of heart failure--37 percent--among participants taking calcium channel blockers compared with those...
Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management
...ress, as well as improve markers of cardiovascular risk
in patients with heart disease, according to a stu...ions. Consequently, efforts to alter psychosocial risk
factors, particularly in the setting of cardiac rehabilitation, have received increased attention. H...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
Erythropoietin treatment for anemia may reduce the risk
for blood transfusions and improve hematologic res... hematologic response than untreated patients. The risk
for thromboembolic events was similar in both groups. The researchers also found suggestive but inc...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...ow dietary intake of antioxidants and an increased risk
of cancer, but trials that have tested the cancer-...ether antioxidant supplementation could reduce the risk
of second primary cancers in head and neck cancer patients, Isabelle Bairati, M.D., Ph.D., of the Un...
Diuretics best initial therapy for both black and nonblack patients in treating high blood pressure
...n the world. Death related to hypertension and the risk
of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary heart ...ercent black) with at least 1 other cardiovascular risk
factor. Participants took either a CCB (amlodipine), ACE inhibitor (lisinopril), or a thiazide-type ...
Studies examine menopausal hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer recurrence
...n menopausal hormone therapy may be related to the risk
of breast cancer recurrence, according to a new st...ause, at a median follow-up of only 2.1 years, the risk
of breast cancer recurrence among women receiving hormone therapy was 3.3 times higher than the risk...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...for the prevention of osteoporosis reduced women's risk
of mild cognitive impairment by 33 percent in a wo...y and is associated with a significantly increased risk
of Alzheimer's disease. "No other intervention has been proven to reduce the risk
of mild cognitive ...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...d - soon will cooperate on a $2.8-million study of risk
factors for a common knee injury among athletes. ...spective cohort study will focus on human movement risk
factors involved in injuries to the knee's anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. The ACL is one of two...
Risk of HIV transmission highest in early stage of infection
of HIV transmission via heterosexual intercourse i...of HIV infection. The investigators found that the risk
of transmission was highest early in infection, then dropped, then rose again late in infection. Waw...
Hormonal birth control, bacterial infections in women linked to increased shedding of type-2 herpes
...simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) may have an increased risk
of transmitting the virus to others if they use ho...nce suggests that HSV-2 infection can increase the risk
of HIV transmission, which is further reason for trying to curb HSV-2's spread. Researchers at the U...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...of the perception that sleeping pills increase the risk
of falls and injuries that are a bane of old age. ...artially treated, sleeplessness have a much higher risk
of falls than those who take sleep medications and get relief from their insomnia. Even though medic...
Study finds that women with PCOS are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
...creened for the metabolic syndrome, to prevent the risk
of early-onset cardiovascular disease." After revi...COS, putting these women at even greater increased risk
for developing cardiovascular disease....
Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men
...fection with Chlamydia pneumoniae may increase the risk
of heart attack in young men, according to an article in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. C. pneumoniae is a relative of the more familiar bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease known commonly ...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...tack patients undergoing angioplasty have a higher risk
of death than men, but stenting may improve their ...absolute benefit for women because of their higher risk
profile." Lansky is director of clinical services for interventional cardiology at New York-Presby...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...rnal Health Services Research found that mortality risk
dropped 10 percent among patients with head injury transferred from rural trauma centers in Oregon and Washington to level I trauma centers in both states. Researchers from the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine and the Department o...
People with peanut allergy at risk of allergic reaction to lupin flour
...00 pre-school children, appear to be at particular risk
as up to half may be pre-sensitised. They should be advised to avoid all products containing lupin until they can be specifically tested."...
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
...ervigilence, and emotional numbing that might be a risk
factor for substance abuse and suicide. About 13 m...as refugees worldwide. Refugees could be at excess risk
of psychiatric morbidity because of forced migration, traumatic events, and resettlement in unfamili...
Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations
...inue performing intimate examinations unchaperoned risk
allegations of misconduct, warn researchers in a letter to this week's BMJ. However, a recent study found that nearly half of male general practitioners never and rarely used chaperones when intimately examining women, while another found only 37% of...
Lupus and the role of Epstein-Barr virus
...ng immunity, and which significantly increased the risk
of lupus associated with EBV-IgA antibodies. This variation was previously linked to risk
of lupus in younger African Americans in the Carolina Lupus Study. "The racial difference in the as...
Lack of vigorous activity linked to functional decline in older adults with arthritis
... University conducted a long-term study of various risk
factors, based on a large national sample of older...eam evaluated all participants for a wide range of risk
factors, including age, education, income level, and the toll of other adverse health conditions. T...
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