Tag: "twice" at medical news
Urban neighborhoods affect how people think about health
...in the study relied on hospital outpatient care at twice
the rate - more than 33 percent - of whites, Puerto Ricans and Mexican-Americans. A greater percentage of working African-Americans and Mexican-Americans, almost 30 percent and 40 percent, respectively, do not have health insurance coverage, Barnes s...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...terparts. The mortality rate for black infants is twice
that of white infants. "Factors such as race, poverty, and education are among the most important determinants of the future health of an individual," said Andy Aligne, M.D., a URMC pediatrician and co-editor and contributor to the supplement. "Thes...
Cognitive therapy works as well as antidepressants, but with lasting effect after therapy ends
.... Patients in the antidepressant group, which was twice
as large as the other two, were treated with paroxetine (Paxil). Lithium or desipramine was also given, as necessary. After 16 weeks of treatment, patients in both the medication and cognitive therapy groups showed improvement at about the same r...
In treatment of depression, cognitive therapy and medication both effective
...ognitive therapy group attended 50-minute sessions twice
weekly for the first four weeks, once or twice
weekly for the middle eight weeks, and then once weekly for the final four weeks. At eight weeks of...
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
...in the skin tumors. The transgenic mice were also twice
as likely to develop metastases in more distant lymph nodes. Detailed analysis of the nodes themselves found greater numbers of both blood vessels and lymphatic vessels in metastatic nodes of the transgenic mice, compared with cancer-containing node...
Fink receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award
...rofession over an extended period of time. He has twice
received the "Great Teacher Award" from the UK National Alumni Association. He has also twice
been recognized nationally for his leadership and scholarly contributions to his specialty area of t...
Grandmothers' smoking linked to grandchildren's asthma decades later
... Children whose grandmothers smoked were more than twice
as likely (2.1 times) to develop asthma. Even if a child's mother did not smoke while she was pregnant-but the child's grandmother did-the child had nearly double the risk (1.8 times) of developing asthma. If both the mother and grandmother smoked...
Smoking doubles risk of degenerative eye condition
...ease, the results showed that current smokers were twice
as likely to be visually impaired as non-smokers. Those who had kicked the habit more than 20 years previously were not at risk. Based on the numbers of people in the UK who are blind or who are partially sighted as a result of macular degeneration...
Study shows symptom-driven therapy may be ok for some adults with mild persistent asthma
...s wheezing, coughing, or chest tightness more than twice
a week, but not daily, or they have night-time awa...ere assigned to long-term control medication taken twice
daily -- either an inhaled steroid (budesonide) or a leukotriene modifier (zafirlukast) taken in pil...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
... in 1994. Since then she has contributed more than twice
that number to the field. Her investigations have involved both data from questionnaires and deeply emotional reflections of women who are pregnant again after an unsuccessful pregnancy and who participated in focus groups. One of her studies re...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
...is group with a high FRS score, obese siblings had twice
the amount of coronary heart disease as those who were overweight - 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively - and double the rate in siblings with normal-weight siblings. When compared to siblings with low FRS scores and normal weight, obese sibling...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...howed that doctors re-intervene in female patients twice
as often as in men. Dr. Lansky says the higher re-intervention rate in women may be related to the fact that women have smaller vessels, and the narrowing may look worse in them than in men, resulting in more interventions. Re-interventions includ...
Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance
...ved to the latest ceiling, which is 400 milligrams twice
a day, and based on its safety and effectiveness, I believe we will soon move to 600 milligrams twice
a day. "If I had to guess, I would think the overall response rate across the whole population will ...
Counting the human cost of international trade
...injuries in developing countries is nearly $100bn, twice
as much as all overseas development assistance. "These losses only serve to inhibit development and perpetuate poverty," he argues. The government's response to global road safety crisis is to provide funding for the Global Road Safety Partnership, w...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...a. Men who served in World War II and Vietnam were twice
as likely to develop Parkinson's as those who were...se of a limb. The risk for developing dementia was twice
as high in people with essential tremor as in those unaffected by the disease. Essential tremor has ...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...antihypertensive medication or being told at least twice
by a physician or other health professional that they have high blood pressure). Patients who develop hypertrophy have two to three times the risk of suffering cardiovascular disease, including heart failure and sudden cardiac death....
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...er infants who are given no formula should contain twice
the amount of baby food fruits and vegetables than the packages for older infants who receive formula. The committee called for the WIC program to provide a broader variety of food options and allow more choices to take into account the wide range of...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...illion GERD sufferers experience symptoms at least twice
a week. Five to 15 percent of GERD patients may have Barrett's esophagus, a condition that increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer, the fastest growing type of cancer in America. GERD sufferers are often treated with prescription or over-t...
New study finds combat vets face more cardiovascular risks
...ge, race and education, combat veterans were about twice
as likely as non-vets to be heavy smokers, four times as likely to be heavy drinkers and moderately less likely to be physically inactive, she said. They were not more likely to be obese. Similarly, when researchers compared those who had seen combat...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program ID's gene variant that increases colon cancer risk
...nd found that the number of TGFBR1*6A carriers was twice
as high among patients without a mutation in the colorectal cancer genes MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 as compared with patients without a mutation in these genes. The number of carriers of two copies of the TGFBR1*6A gene was 13-fold higher than in the genera...
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