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Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer

.... After adjusting for tumor size and lymph node status as well as other known factors, such as age, African American women were still more likely to die from their disease. The mortality rate among African American women was calculated to be up to 56 percent higher than whites. This study confirms sta...

Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke

...te. Similarly, a dramatic alteration in functional status was recorded in most surviving patients. Heatstroke is associated with poor outcomes in temperate urban areas, the authors conclude. This could be explained at least in part by our lack of experience. Western temperate countries need to be more pre...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...as weight, smoking, exercise, alcohol use, marital status and education, the researchers found that housing ...t wont be possible to reduce disparities in health status among subgroups in the population and thus improve health without understanding how a persons enviro...

Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder

...nsomnia and separated, divorced or widowed marital status were strongest in younger age groups, longer bouts with insomnia were more common in the older population, who are also more likely to be taking types of sedatives that have particular problems with addiction and side effects. As sleep quality a...

Adverse housing conditions contribute to diabetes risk

...ng weight, smoking, exercise, alcohol use, marital status and education. But when the researchers adjusted f... won't be possible to reduce disparities in health status among subgroups in the population without understanding how a person's environment can affect that p...

Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals

...bsenteeism from school as age, race, socioeconomic status and gender, formerly the four main predictors. The study found that overweight children were absent on average 20 percent more than their normal-weight peers. At this young age, children are not necessarily experiencing the health problems that w...

Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly

... years, but more frequently if the patients health status changed (i.e., hospitalizations or initiation of hospice services). Patients were asked whether they had refused or undergone any treatments recommended by their physicians, and why. They were asked to estimate their own longevity, about their desire...

Researchers find vitamin B1 deficiency key to vascular problems for diabetic patients

...e conventional way of assessing levels of thiamine status was to measure the activity of an enzyme called transketolase in red blood cells. Past studies had seen normal activity of this enzyme and assumed normal levels of thiamine when in fact the normal enzyme activity was due to increased amounts of two p...

Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children

...m Health Care, Boston, and colleagues examined the status of financing and distribution of new pediatric vaccines at the state level. For the 2-phase study, the researchers interviewed nine state immunization program managers and subsequently interviewed and surveyed 48 state immunization program managers f...

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success

...assifying select brand-name drugs to non-preferred status (resulting in approximately half of the annual savings), followed by (in descending order of savings) the removal of non-sedating antihistamines from the prescription-drug formulary, the introduction of pill-splitting, and the limitation of quantitie...

Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions

... as a concussion when it causes a change in mental status such as loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or mental fogginess. The severity, effects and recovery of concussion are difficult to determine because no two concussions are alike, and symptoms are not always straightforward. In r...

ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines

...ed UA/NSTEMI patients and low risk patients. Risk status is determined by risk scores. For clinical practitioners, the revised guidelines emphasize secondary prevention, recommendations that should be continued after the UA/NSTEMI patient is discharged from the hospital to reduce risk of a recurrent heart...

U of M report says early-childhood intervention improves well-being through young adulthood

...an promote not only educational success but health status and behavior. Reynolds research group discovered that by age 24, children who were involved in preschool programs were more likely to finish high school, attend four-year colleges and have health insurance coverage, and less likely to be arrested f...

Why do people have sex?

...l considerations (I wanted to have a baby), social status (I wanted to be popular) and revenge (I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease). Emotional reasons such as love and commitment (I wanted to feel connected) and expression (I wanted to say thank you). Insecurity-based r...

Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health

...first time, we have an understanding of the health status of adults with disabilities in Delaware," Ilka Riddle, a researcher at UD's Center for Disabilities Studies, said. Riddle, who received her doctorate in human development and family studies at UD, coordinated the project, which involved several of th...

LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes

...his designation has cemented the Learning Center's status as the leader in medical education for undergraduates, graduates, and professionals in the region, said Dr. John Paige, Director of Applied Surgical Simulation at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine. ...

Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

...urazzo, they suggest that consideration of smoking status is relevant to the assessment of cognitive recovery. More generally, chronic smoking may impact neurocognition in other conditions where is it a prevalent behavior, such as schizophrenia-spectrum and mood disorders. Further research is imperative....

Millennium development goals: Are we on track?

...e and Policy at Tufts University, presented on the status of the Millennium Development Goal One (MDG1): radically reducing extreme poverty and hunger. The MDGs were developed at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 to set measurable goals and targets for a range of pressing global problems, incl...

Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases

...letal sites. This comprehensive evaluation of bone status will determine if certain conditions or treatments...reference data were not optimal for evaluating the status of children because sample sizes were too small and standardized protocols were not used for includi...

Smokers given more help to quit since GP performance pay introduced

...2005. Morepatients with diabetes had their smoking status recorded in 2005 (99%)than in 2003 (91%). The percentage of people with diabetes who smokeddecreased from 20% in 2003 to 16% in 2005. Under "pay-for-performance," practices are judged against 146 qualityindicators, as part of the new GP contract i...

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