Tag: "significantly" at medical news
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...wide indoor smoking bans, and other measures would significantly
lower the U.S. smoking rate, which now hovers at a...ed concern that overall smoking rates may not drop significantly
below 15 percent and that youth smoking rates may not fall permanently below 20 percent unless the b...
Withdrawn MS drug returns to market
...n the central nervous system. It has been shown to significantly
reduce leukocyte cell numbers in spinal fluid, with benefits continuing for six months after treatment. "The release of natalizumab ushers in a new era in the treatment of MS," says Dr. Olaf Stve , author of the study, noting, however, that while ...
Why Good Things Happen to Good People
...faction to self-realization and physical health is significantly
improved. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased. In this new book, Post distills academic research into an inspirational message. The research includes a 50-year study showing that people who are gi...
The appetite-regulating peptide leptin influences alcohol craving for some alcoholics
...y have different long-term courses and they profit significantly
differently from different pharmaceutical compounds. Therefore, it is very important to define basic workings of these different craving mechanisms in order to develop better models to proof new medications. These four mechanisms of craving corres...
Women with breast cancer do not get potentially life-saving information, survey reveals
...er class of endocrine drugs, have been shown to be significantly
more effective than tamoxifen in reducing the chance of breast cancer coming back after surgery in postmenopausal women with hormone-sensitive early breast cancer. Half of the women surveyed were being treated with tamoxifen, indicating that man...
Advances in screening and markers improve early detection of colorectal cancer
... Results demonstrated that plasma CRP levels were significantly
higher in patients in whom colorectal tumors were forming when compared to patients without tumor development. The presence of tumors forming at the same time, known as synchronous neoplasia, and advanced tumor development were associated with eleva...
COX inhibitors may weaken protective qualities of estrogen hormone therapy
...estrogen replacement therapy was associated with a significantly
lower risk of heart attack than non-use. However, in women who used NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, which inhibit COX-1 and COX-2, at the same time as hormone replacement therapy, this protective effect was lost. Whether taking estrogen actually confer...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
...iation (APA) annual meeting, demonstrated that GXR significantly
improved all core symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hy... at this medical conference, demonstrated that GXR significantly
controlled all core symptoms of ADHD, including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in childr...
Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack
...o regularly enjoy an alcoholic drink or two have a significantly
lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than...tion-based study, women who drank moderately had a significantly
lower risk of heart attack than abstainers, and the benefits were greatest in women who had a drink ...
Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
Very low birth weight infants are significantly
more likely to survive when delivered in hospitals...spitals with lower-volume, lower-level NICUs had a significantly
higher newborn death rate for very low birth weight infants when compared with the newborn death rat...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
..., we found that these extremely tiny newborns were significantly
more likely to survive in hospitals that cared for at least 100 such infants each year." Phibbs is the lead author of the study, which will be published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The risks are real. Although very...
Erectile dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms
...ction -- Erectile Function (IIEF EF). Scores were significantly
improved in patients receiving tadalafil as oppose...bstruction and irritation. UROLIFE QoL scores were significantly
increased in the vardenafil group, particularly in the perceived sexual life and interference with a...
Scientists find war vets' hand dexterity determines susceptibility to PTSD
...ersonnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could significantly
reduce the risk of PTSD, said Boscarino, a Vietnam combat veteran himself. Although therapy doesn't necessarily have to be extensive, it should occur shortly after a person has experienced a traumatic event such as combat or a natural disaster. Tre...
More pounds equals worse asthma?
...ternational Conference finds that obese people are significantly
more likely to have persistent or severe persistent asthma than their thinner counterparts. The study presented on May 23 looked at 3,059 adults with asthma, who were divided into three groups: non-overweight, overweight and obese, based on their ...
News from American Psychiatric Association 2007 Annual Meeting
...en taking ramelteon, balance and mobility were not significantly
affected." Study Design A total of 33 adult...ith zolpidem (P Immediate memory recall declined significantly
with zolpidem (P=0.002), but not with ramelteon (P=0.683). Adverse events were reported in 13 pati...
New long-term data analyses for Bifeprunox show favorable effects vs. placebo
...olled study: Compared with placebo, bifeprunox significantly
prolonged time to deterioration over six months. Bifeprunox patients experienced decreases in body weight and body mass index vs. placebo over six months. Bifeprunox patients showed favorable effects on total cholesterol, triglycerides, very...
Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT
... versus formoterol DPI or placebo. SYMBICORT also significantly
improved AQLQ(S) scores, compared with budesonide ...hysician-reported global assessments showed that a significantly
higher percentage of SYMBICORT patients experienced health improvements and managed asthma symptoms ...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...portion of patients whose fistulas were healed was significantly
higher with Cx401 (71%) than with fibrin glue (16%). Cx401 efficacy was observed in the cryptoglandular and the Crohns subpopulations. Very remarkably, at the one-year follow-up, the recurrence rate in the Cx401 group was only 17.6 percent and the ...
Nationwide study compares surgeries to treat urinary incontinence in women
...dure that places a sling to support the bladder is significantly
more effective than another common technique, called the Burch, which secures the urethra and bladder to the pelvic wall with sutures. The multi-center study, supported by the National Institutes of Health, is published in the May 24 New England Jour...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
..., the likelihood of having a polyp of any size was significantly
lower in normal weight women compared to overweight and obese women. "Obesity puts people at risk for a number of different diseases and the results of this study show that obese women should add colon cancer to that list," said Fritz Francois, M....
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