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25,000 needless deaths each year due to failure to tackle blood clots in hospital
...rphy from the University of Birmingham. This is 10 times
greater than deaths due to MRSA and five times
more deaths than breast cancer, AIDS and road traffic accidents combined. People who have recently...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...d cramping, uncontrollable bloody diarrhea several times
a day, fatigue and weight loss. It is typically f...raditionally, 5-ASA therapies required two to four times
daily dosing and up to 6 to 16 pills a day. "It's troubling that almost one-third of UC patients a...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...test, which is currently used more than 50 million times
a year in the United States even though the test is imperfect. While the country has seen a 70 percent drop in cervical cancer over the past five decades, better tests are needed. HPV genotyping is a potential replacement for the Pap test. The tea...
Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions
...otal workplace smoking ban are over two and a half times
more likely to report better health than those without smoking bans. The study surveyed 1,472 Chinese American adults who live and work in New York City. The study confirms that household smoking restrictions are more strongly associated with bet...
New book provides unprecedented look at role of religion over a lifetime
...f different groups people interviewed at different times
about the same topics. The two studies used by Dil...onal and social commitments, and buffering them in times
of adversity," the authors said. In looking at the ebb and flow of religiousness over a lifetime, ...
Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease
... but persistent, when symptoms occur more than two times
a week or cause the patient to awaken during the night more than twice a month. The standard treatment for mild-persistent asthma is twice-daily use of an inhaled steroid to prevent symptoms. Patients may also take additional drugs such as the inhale...
Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals
...t doses given to the animals in the study were ten times
higher than what humans could consume from the most highly contaminated water sources identified in California. The researchers report finding significant increases in tumors at sites where tumors are rarely seen in laboratory animals. Male and ...
Huge waves that hit Reunion Island tracked from space
...nd individual waves increase to reach at least two times
the mean average of their initial wave height easily. For instance, a 5-metre significant wave height system can hit the coast with the height of 10 metres. Chapron and Collard are working on a project that will make data for global swells availab...
Post-traumatic stress disorder 10 times higher in New Orleans than in the general public
...ent facility in New Orleans. This is more than ten times
higher than the 3.6% prevalence in the general US population. Loss of a loved one and simply staying in New Orleans during the storm were associated with PTSD symptoms. Commenting on this study, Dr. Peter DeBlieux, MD, Director of Emergency Service...
Alzheimer's weight gain initiative also improved patients' intellectual abilities
...urse researcher who visited the ward three to four times
a week. "We felt that this level of involvement in the project would make it easier for staff to accept and implement these new ideas" says Anna-Greta Mamhidir. New pictures were placed on the dining room walls and staff worked with patients to ...
Smokeless cannabis delivery device efficient and less toxic
...y two delivery methodssmoking or vaporizationthree times
a day. Plasma concentrations of THC were measured along with the exhaled levels of carbon monoxide, or CO. A toxic gas, CO served as a marker for the many other combustion-generated toxins inhaled when smoking. The plasma concentrations of THC we...
Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections
...men who had medical insurance were more than three times
as likely to have an elective caesarean section, and 1.34 times
more likely to have an emergency c-section than those who were uninsured, even though pregnancy comp...
New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures
...ding per day in the United States was nearly three times
the median OECD country ($2,337) and over five times
more than Japan ($419). The U.S. spent twice the OECD median per capita on drugs in 2004$752 co...
Drugs users are increasingly more cautious with needles
...s users with both HIV and hepatitis C have a seven times
higher chance of dying from liver-related diseases than drug users with just hepatitis C. The side effects of the therapy might also be the cause of the increased chance of liver-related mortality. Patients need to be followed up for longer for defin...
Mid-life headaches may increase risk of vision problems
...und people with headaches were between 1.3 and 1.5 times
more likely to have retinopathy than those without headaches. Among participants who did not have a history of diabetes or hypertension, the association was stronger and limited to those with migraine headaches and other headaches with aura, or visu...
Coenzyme Q10 does not improve Parkinson's disease symptoms
...treatment group took 100 milligrams of CoQ10 three times
daily for three months, followed by a two-month "washout" period. The researchers assessed Parkinson's disease symptoms before treatment began, each month during treatment and again after the washout period. Blood tests were performed at the beginnin...
History of migraines associated with increased risk of retinopathy
...und people with headaches were between 1.3 and 1.5 times
more likely to have retinopathy than those without headaches. Among participants who did not have a history of diabetes or hypertension, the association was stronger and limited to those with migraine headaches and other headaches with aura (visual d...
Anxiety hikes risk of heart attack, death
...p laboratory. Researchers documented the number of times
breathing completely stopped during sleep (apnea) or became shallow for at least 10 seconds (hypopnea). Patients who experienced 5 or more instances of apnea or hypopnea per hour were diagnosed with clinically important sleep apnea. Over a follow-...
Mediterranean diet halves risk of progressive lung disease
...e a predominantly Western diet were more than four times
as likely to develop COPD, even after taking account of other influential factors. The higher the compliance with a Mediterranean diet, the lower was the risk of developing COPD over the 12 year period. Conversely, the higher the compliance wit...
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
...household and total workplace smoking ban are 2.61 times
more likely to report better health status than th...t a smoking ban at home fared better and were 1.90 times
more likely to report better health status than those under no smoking bans. Before the New York Cit...
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