Tag: "risk" at medical news
Football players are sportsmen most at risk of injury
...performers who continued to train are at a greater risk
of musculoskeletal injury than those who did not. The injuries sustained, though not serious, may interfere with the sporting career of an elite young athlete.'...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...ntibiotics weekly for one year does not reduce the risk
of a heart attack or other cardiac event for patie...sed to treat the bacteria and therefore reduce the risk
of cardiac events. Approximately 50 percent of U.S. adults have been exposed to C. pneumoniae at so...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...n interarterial clot busting medicines, due to the risk
of a potentially deadly hemorrhage. But research presented by interventional neuroradiologists Jeff Carpenter, M.D., and Ansaar Rai, M.D., Assistant Professors at The Department of Neurological Surgery of West Virginia University School of Medicine,...
Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma
...f antiepileptic drugs is associated with increased risk
for birth defects, physicians weigh this risk
against that of uncontrolled epileptic seizures, which can be more harmful to the fetus than the act...
Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome
... cluster of conditions shown to increasea person's risk
of heart disease and stroke. The National Choleste...olic syndrome as having at least 3 of thefollowing risk
factors: high blood pressure, high glucose (sugar) levelswhich can indicate risk
for diabetes, hig...
Genetic variation linked to alcohol dependence found in a Russian population
...-The same gene that accounts for part of a genetic risk
for developing alcoholism in a U.S. population is ...he genetic variations still seem to be influencing risk
in that population," said Jaako Lappalainen, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry in the Center f...
Anti-malarial drugs given to infants can protect them for two years
...opping this treatment can be followed by increased risk
of malaria, suggesting that it interferes with the...they extended follow-up to two years to see if the risk
of malaria increased during this period. They found the opposite: the rate of clinical malaria was 3...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...e said. "Research is clear that adolescents are at risk
for adopting health-compromising behaviors." At the same time, research shows teens tend to trust doctors' advice. So physician visits offer a valuable opportunity to nudge adolescents towards healthy behaviors. In 1992, the AMA called for a shift fr...
Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy
...gery. While those with severe epilepsy are at high risk
for significant mental handicap, data showed that those who became seizure free after surgery were able to develop better and may actually gain some abilities that they did not have before surgery. "The questions answered in our study have a signific...
Environmental factors, particularly air pollution, increases risk of myocardial infarction
Exposure to air pollutants increases the risk
of fatal myocardial infarction (MI), particularly ...Sweden and other Western European countries. Known risk
factors include age, gender, hereditariness, smoking, hypertension and high blood lipid levels. Howe...
Monoclonal antibody cures West Nile virus-infected mice
...for use as a prophylactic treatment in children at risk
of the disease in hospitals. Unlike the West Nile virus antibody, though, the RSV antibody has to be given prior to infection. West Nile virus belongs to a family of viruses known as flaviviruses, several of which are spread by mosquito bites. Other ...
Day care in infancy protects against childhood leukaemia
...infections in the first year of life increases the risk
of developing acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)....home were associated with consistent reductions in risk
of ALL. However, the greatest reduction in risk
of ALL was seen in children who attended formal day ...
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...arly exams at age 40. Generally, the breast cancer risk
increases with age. Although he's not convinced the new impedance scanning called HEDA for Homologous Electrical Difference Analysis will ever replace mammography, Dr. Craft sees its potential. "Society is always trying to find something better, m...
New study shows simple actions wipe out huge higher heart risks for Asian diabetics
...an patients and Asian diabetics face a much higher risk
of renal and heart complications leading to a 40% ...point out that, on top of these increased diabetes risk
faced by the Asian population, cultural and communication differences make health care delivery much...
Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis
...ith atherosclerotic lesions may be identified by a risk
score calculated from coronary heart disease facto...o determine whether a coronary heart disease (CHD) risk
score can identify young people with advanced atherosclerotic disease. Study patients were people ag...
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
...ss, death, decreased quality of life and increased risk
of future fractures. The authors suggest that the many chest radiographs elderly patients undergo for other health reasons might be examined to determine the presence of vertebral fractures. Sumit R. Majumdar, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Albe...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
...lifestyles and to reduce the prevalence of chronic risk
factors at the population level."...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...in a single surgical event may decrease subsequent risk
of stroke or death. While combining these procedur...ence to demonstrate that this practice reduces the risk
of stroke or death. Neurology is the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Corona...
CABG in elderly patients
...dy period for both older and younger patients, the risk
of postoperative stroke did not change among the older patients. The authors conclude that advanced patient age should not on its own deter a decision to perform CABG if there is a clinical need for it and that older patients undergoing elective pro...
Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer
...bined chemotherapy and radiotherapy with no higher risk
of death than younger patients, according to a new study appearing in the June 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society Lung cancer remains the leading cause...
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