Tag: "risk" at medical news
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...r soft tissue sarcomas have a significantly higher risk
of developing subsequent cancers later in life, ac...ave reported that these children have an increased risk
of second cancer, but estimates of the risk
have varied widely, ranging from three to thirteen times...
How can we use a human rights approach to help improve the lives of those with mental disabilities?
...mp other concerns such as general attitudes toward risk
containment in society." They argue that "the starting point of developing a human-rights based policy on mental health is that mentally ill individuals are full human beings who are entitled to rights. Although seemingly obvious, in practice MDRI h...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...elnes, might include older patients and those with risk
factors for cerebrovascular disease or a history o...not be discouraged from having CABG because of the risk
of late cognitive decline," said Selnes. He adds that their review emphasizes the need to have an ap...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
ST. PAUL, Minn. New insights into risk
factors for Parkinson's disease and stroke, new un...isease Active duty military service increases the risk
of developing Parkinson's disease, according to researchers from California. Men who served in World...
Managed care organizations evaluate trends in epilepsy to provide better care
... unique and contributing factors such as seizures, risk
factors, and demographics. The algorithms developed for this study were especially sensitive to determine epilepsy prevalence, incidence and mortality in an MCO population, helping administrators to develop and focus interventions and assess the imp...
UT Southwestern lead site for study of a new multiple sclerosis drug
... their 40s or 50s, and men and women have an equal risk
of developing the disease. Fewer brain lesions are present on a magnetic resonance imaging screening with this form of MS as well, making it more difficult to diagnose, Dr. Hawker said. New patients in the study receive lab work, an electrocardiogr...
Report reveals need to improve physical health of people with schizophrenia
...izophrenia is from natural causes. Cardio-vascular risk
factors in people with schizophrenia are a consequ...emature death. Excessive body weight increases the risk
of ill health, and is the biggest risk
factor for type 2 diabetes caused by antipsychotics. Sufferer...
A new look at genes that cause testicular cancer
... from a very early stage indeed." Among the known risk
factors for developing testicular germ cell cancer, genetic predisposition is a key component. To date, over 80 different genes have been found to be defective in tumour samples taken from patients with this disease. Professor Koopman's team used st...
Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer
...itute a very useful approach to select patients at risk
for HNPCC. In patients fulfilling these criteria, both microsatellite instability testing and protein immunostaining are equivalent and highly cost-effective strategies to further select those patients who should be tested for MSH2/MLH1 germline mut...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...ho develop hypertrophy have two to three times the risk
of suffering cardiovascular disease, including heart failure and sudden cardiac death....
ENDO 2005 press conferences
...new uses for growth hormone replacement therapies, risk
factors of polycystic ovary syndrome and treatment for atherosclerosis. These four new studies will be presented in a press conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m (PST)....
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...g surgery can be made more comfortable with little risk
by allowing them to have certain liquids up to two...d acidity are two factors thought to influence the risk
and severity of aspiration. Although most research evidence now supports relaxed fasting standards, ...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
...nique position to identify early those patients at risk
for kidney disease. They provide an overview of how to identify patients at risk
and evaluate their kidney function, as well as management strategies and other issues. Samir K. Gupt...
Exclusive breastfeeding reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission
... the first three months were at four times greater risk
of contracting HIV through breastfeeding compared ...on-breast milk foods will substantially reduce the risk
of HIV and death for their infants." The study was conducted among 14,000 pairs of mothers and newbo...
The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy
.... Verbal communication skills are particularly at risk
and require specific approach strategies in terms of rehabilitation. Furthermore, an incidence of behavioural problems is reported which range from hyperactivity to a limited ability to concentrate to self- and hetero-aggressivity. The syndrome's d...
Study of iron overload yields surprising results
...easily treated if detected early, can increase the risk
of diabetes, arthritis, sexual dysfunction, liver ...ion most likely the result in hemochromatosis, the risk
of developing symptoms is less than 60 percent. The prevalence rates of this combination in other e...
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
...han the general population, exposing them to added risk
from preventable illnesses such as mumps and measles. A review of 482 pediatric charts at a teaching clinic in a naturopathic college showed that 35 per cent of the children presenting to the clinic for ailments such as skin disorders, stomach proble...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...uded that children born from IVF were at no higher risk
of developing cancer, disabilities or mental disorders than their naturally conceived counterparts. "This study was enormously valuable because it brought together all the available data and allows it to be viewed as a whole; and what we see so far i...
Rush designated Center of Excellence by Huntington's Disease Society of America
... Each child of an affected parent has a 50 percent risk
for inheriting the disease. There is no effective treatment or cure for this fatal illness that affects 30,000 Americans and places another 200,000 at risk. In addition to Rush, the other new HDSA Centers of Excellence are located at UCLA, Indiana Un...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...arrett's esophagus, a condition that increases the risk
of developing esophageal cancer, the fastest growi... the pill camera will make it easier for people at risk
to get that evaluation sooner and keep esophageal disease in check." Brown cautions the pill camera ...
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