Tag: "routine" at medical news
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...giene by following these tips: Establishing a routine
sleep schedule Avoiding utilizing bed for activities other than sleep or intimacy. Avoiding substances that disturb your sleep, like alcohol or caffeine. Not napping during the day. If you must snooze, limit the time to less than one ...
Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade
...2005 and included almost 98,000 patients who had a routine
tissue sample (biopsy) taken. Most of the cases were intestinal metaplasia, which was diagnosed in almost 66,000 patients during the monitoring period. The figures showed that the rate of new cases fell steadily by between 2.4 and 2.9% a year in...
Shining light on pancreatic cancer
...come dangerously inflamed if examined directly, so routine
inspections for at-risk patients are usually not a...iagnoses by examining low-risk patients as part of routine
examinations. The next stages of the pancreatic cancer research trials incorporate some examinatio...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
... The fact that their clock must get used to a new routine
may affect their ability to be awake early for school at the beginning of the week when they revert back to their old routine. Aggressive behavior and bullying, common among schoolchildren, are likely to have multiple causes, one of which may b...
Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health
...s of the respondents indicated they need help with routine
tasks such as household chores and shopping, and about a third require assistance with eating, bathing and dressing. Most caregivers are family members, and about a third are paid professional staff. Of the 66 caregivers who were present during the...
Screening for behavioral health first step to getting treatment
...e made screening for behavioral health problems as routine
as it is for cancer and other major illnesses, says Horgan. Detection is where treatment really starts. ...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...y to have ever been undertaken, and the first time routine
data in a UK general practice population have been used in this way. Study leader, Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox, of The University of Nottingham, said: QRISK is derived from primary care data for use in primary care, and takes account of social d...
Hib vaccine: A critical ally in Asia's effort to reduce child deaths
...housands of children in Asia. Results showed that routine
immunization of infants with a Hib conjugate vacci...ificantly higher than what can be detected through routine
surveillance. There has been an ongoing disagreement about the total burden of Hib pneumonia an...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...isms (e.g., internal hotlines and response teams), routine
prompts (e.g., postoperative checklists that monitor exposures), and peer-to-peer education to create a local culture that encourages speaking up. We know also that many residents resist reporting because the training culture suggests that needle st...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...re reminders, which significantly improve rates of routine
screening for conditions such as heart disease and cancer. For example, eight of 10 adults who received a preventive reminder had their cholesterol checked in the past five years compared with half of adults who did not get a reminder. Two-thirds (6...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...cy, from portion size education in dining halls to routine
blood pressure screenings at health services. In addition to publishing their results, the faculty team is looking to help other universities especially those with greater ethnic diversity than UNH replicate their study. Were collecting data that...
Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
... The fact that their clock must get used to a new routine
may affect their ability to be awake early for school at the beginning of the week when they revert back to their old routine, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated ...
Poor sleep hygiene in children associated with behavioral problems
..., cognitive, emotional, environmental, and bedtime routine
subscales were also significantly negatively correlated with externalizing behaviors on the CPRS-R. "The parental reports indicate poorer sleep hygiene is associated with both internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, specifically those as...
Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
...at would be more difficult to measure as part of a routine
clinical visit. These include brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of enlarged ventricles the fluid-filled cavities between brain tissue -- or diseased white matter the nerve cells that transmit signals between grey matter; thickening of...
Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated
... durable immunity. It could therefore be used in a routine
preventive vaccination campaign. But it is costly.... results speak in favour of adopting a strategy of routine
vaccination using this vaccine whenever no other vaccine is available in order to prevent meningoc...
VA tops private hospitals in infection-control study
...ces between VA and non-VA hospitals with regard to routine
central line changes or antimicrobial catheters. ... MSB, chlorhexidine gluconate and the avoidance of routine
central line changes. Only 44 percent of non-VA hospitals used this combination of techniques. ...
OHSU Cancer Institute researcher identifies protein marker for prostate cancer survival
...n an independent data set before this can become a routine
blood test for men with advanced prostate cancer, Beer said. ...
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
...ases, MDCT would best be employed as an adjunct to routine
autopsy. Dr. Levy and colleagues performed total...eath from coronary artery disease. Following MDCT, routine
autopsies were performed. MDCT images were evaluated for the presence of fluid and sediment in the...
New reforms could cut the number of unexplained infant deaths
...uired of them." The reforms establish a standard routine
for a collaborative multi-agency response to every sudden unexpected infant death, detailing what is expected from ambulance crews, A&E staff, child protection co-ordinators, coroners, GPs, midwives, paediatricians, pathologists, police and social wo...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...ted that patients normally should be released from routine
follow-up after no more than three years and that general practitioners (GPs) should take responsibility for looking after women on long-term treatments such as tamoxifen. The guidelines also said that at the end of primary treatment the specialist a...
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