Tag: "safe" at medical news
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...rely disease portions of the lung, was shown to be safe
and effective for patients with emphysema, helping...monary arterial hypertension (PAH) was shown to be safe
and effective in a new study from the University of Colorado/Children's Hospital and Texas Children'...
'Umbrella' valve provides a potential alternative to lung surgery
...nsurgical, investigational device, was shown to be safe
and effective for patients with emphysema. Emphysema -- a subtype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- is a progressive and debilitating lung disorder, characterized by irreversible airflow obstruction. Current management for emphysem...
FDA approves prescription Zaditor for over-the-counter relief from itchy eyes
...tion, Zaditor is the first OTC eye itch medication safe
for use in children as young as three. "Now for the first time, people who suffer from itchy eyes caused by allergens such as pollen or pet dander can get fast, long-acting relief over-the-counter with Zaditor," says Marion Morton, Head of the US N...
Alarming revelation: Women over 50 live in fear
...accessing transport, and ensuring their homes were safe
and secure. "Older women might experience feelin... and information about money management, access to safe
transport, and assistance with home security and safety." "There also needs to be recognition of t...
ADA applauds health claim for fluoridated bottled water
...ndorse fluoridation of community water supplies as safe
and effective for preventing tooth decay. This support has been the Association's position since policy was first adopted in 1950. Approximately 162 million people in the United States are served by public water systems that are fluoridated. The ADA,...
New biomedical device uses nanotechnology to monitor hip implant healing, may reduce wait times
...s the surgeon to more accurately decide when it is safe
to send patients home from the hospital with their new implants. "The ability to monitor and quantify this healing process is critical to orthopaedic surgeons in determining a patient's rehabilitation progress," says Moussa, who has a lab in the Nat...
Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test
...hat virtual reality-based simulators can provide a safe
venue for training military medical personnel in h...ich takes place October 1620. Simulations provide safe
and controlled environments, immediate performance feedback, and practice for skills under unique or...
Satellites help ensure safe sunning
... of sun exposure, HappySun calculates the personal safe
exposure time and suggests the adequate sun protection factor (SPF). The World Health Organisation (WHO) report, 'Global Burden of Disease of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation', says of the 60 000 deaths annually an estimated 48 000 are caused by malign...
Omega-3 fatty acids may slow down early Alzheimer's in some cases
...the omega-3 supplements. The supplements appeared safe
and well-tolerated, with no change in blood pressure or blood test results other than a higher ratio of fatty acids in the blood. "These findings cannot serve as a basis for general recommendations for treatment of Alzheimer's disease with dietary...
Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease
...the omega-3 supplements. The supplements appeared safe
and well-tolerated, with no change in blood pressure or blood test results other than a higher ratio of fatty acids in the blood. "The mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids could interfere in Alzheimer's disease pathophysiologic features are not c...
Optics tests for early Alzheimer's diagnosis make significant advances
...shining low-power light into the eye. The light is safe
and barely visible to the patient and does not provide any discomfort, Goldstein says. In the first test, light enters the lens and ricochets or "scatters" from tiny particles too small for the eye to see. The "quasi-elastic" light scattering tes...
Progesterone shows promise as treatment for traumatic brain injuries
...ctims shortly following brain injury appears to be safe
and may reduce the risk of death and the degree of...ly in a reliable way, and whether the treatment is safe
to use in humans with TBI. The researchers also hoped to find preliminary evidence that the treatmen...
Effects of new sleep medication appear unlikely to have potential for abuse or cognitive impairment
...lmonary disease). Furthermore, ramelteon may be a safe
first-line medication even in individuals not reporting substance abuse, given that some individuals may not admit to such misuse." Future research on sleep medications should explore the effectiveness of other drugs that work on the same pathway as...
Foodborne pathogens hard to remove from produce, research is ongoing
...ause an infection, so it's impossible to achieve a safe
level of the pathogen once it gets on the product. At this point, we need to concentrate on avoiding a crop's exposure to the pathogen as the produce is being grown," he said. Martin said the California spinach outbreak appears to have been caused b...
Depressed stroke patients often not treated for depression
... have not been demonstrated to be an effective and safe
treatment for depression among stroke patients," Paul said. "Another factor may be that depression among stroke patients is not being diagnosed. "We know that stroke survivors who are not depressed live longer, higher-quality lives than those who ar...
Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal mortality worldwide
...tenatal care, family planning and, where possible, safe
abortion. "There is a move towards the professi...skilled birth attendants, have stifled progress in safe
motherhood. The third paper in the series looks at what is needed to scale-up professional care wo...
Raising awareness of global drinking water crisis
...on makers around the world about the importance of safe
drinking water -- and what they can do to meet thi...irtual, multimedia exhibit to examine the need for safe
drinking water around the world. The exhibit, titled SAFE DRINKING WATER IS ESSENTIAL, will be aimed...
Early statin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes reduces death, cardiovascular events
...lowering effects. Overall, statins were about as safe
and tolerable as the control treatments. Of the 1... level, of driving LDL-C level below a theoretical safe
value," the authors continue. "Our study showed that intensive statin therapy and controls experien...
NIAID awards $4 million to develop anti-radiation treatments
...D's other medical countermeasure efforts to create safe
and effective products of this type. "These new grants will help identify new drug candidates that could be acquired by the strategic national stockpile of medical countermeasures, which is available to the public after a terrorist or nuclear attac...
For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass
...approach. Both procedures appear to be reasonably safe
in the hands of an experienced team, but the duodenal switch appears to offer a considerable advantage in terms of the amount and possibly the duration of weight loss." The super obese make up only a fraction of the U.S. obesity pandemic, but their...
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