Tag: "twice" at medical news
Sharper picture of major depression and alcohol disorders
...e, with mean age of onset about age 30. Women are twice
as likely as men to experience MDD and somewhat more likely to receive treatment. About 60 percent of persons with MDD received treatment specifically for the disorder, with mean treatment age at 33.5 years--a lag time of about 3 years between onset...
Exercise in midlife could reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease
...ipating in leisure-time physical activity at least twice
a week had a 60% lower odds of AD compared to sede...duals participating in physical activity less than twice
a week). The active group had 50% lower odds of dementia compared to the sedentary group. The resear...
Fetal brain imaging
...s to the standard technique that can take at least twice
that long, he added. "Fetal MRI is being increasingly performed because it provides an excellent view of the brain tissue and it doesn't use radiation," said Dr. Hosseinzadeh. It is usually performed when ultrasound is inconclusive or further inform...
Hopkins study shows living kidney 'paired donation' an effective strategy in overcoming donor-recipient incompatiblities
...d-donor kidneys, live-donor kidneys generally last twice
as long and work immediately. Kidneys procured from deceased donors can take days or weeks to start functioning normally, which means longer hospital stays. Finally, it is less expensive to use a live donor. With deceased-donor kidney transplants, th...
Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills
...urbing forces changed directions at the same rate, twice
as fast, or four times as fast as the direction of movement, therefore exposing subjects to environments of increasing complexity across movement space. Subjects learned all three environments and learned the low and medium complexity environments e...
Research Australia unveils top 12 issues threatening our children's health
...tep, blended or sole parent families are more than twice
as likely to have a mental health problem. 3. Obes...d under 15. Those from low socioeconomic areas are twice
as likely to die before their first birthday. 6. Child Abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence with mo...
Life insurance: Research reveals concerns over use of health information
...pay a higher premium because of health 'ratings' - twice
as many as previously thought. The study, led by Dr Paul Bennett at the University of Edinburgh and Professor Susan J. Smith at the University of Durham, says that the proportion of applicants refused cover outright is also more than generally believ...
Cancer patients hide their use of complementary and alternative treatments from their doctors
...in Denver. The study shows that CAM use is almost twice
as prevalent among patients treated by only chemotherapy (65 percent), compared to those treated by only radiation (35 percent). Most (88 percent) of patients are satisfied with using CAM as a cost-effective method of cancer treatment and use an aver...
Men who smoke heavily may impair sperm, fertility
... showed that the men who failed were smoking about twice
as many cigarettes per day, an average of 19 per day, compared to the smokers who passed the assay." As another way to understand the impact of smoking, the researchers calculated a "smoking load" for each smoker by multiplying the number of cigaret...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center finds possible genetic link to pancreatic cancer
... pancreatic cancer at a young age (under 60) to be twice
as high for people who carry a mutation of the gen...ed that mutations in the CFTR gene were present in twice
as many young pancreatic cancer patients than in the comparison group, which consisted of all patien...
Retiring early is not linked to longer life
...se who retired at 65. In fact mortality was almost twice
as high in the first 10 years after retirement at 55 compared with those who continued working. In contrast, employees who retired at 60 had similar survival to those who retired at 65. Although some workers retired at 55 because of failing health, ...
Be a control freak: Allergists outline new focus for asthmatics
... the paper's authors as follows: Asthma symptoms twice
a week or less Rescue bronchodilator used twice
a week or less No night or early morning awakening due to asthma symptoms No limitations on exercis...
Can bench pressing reduce or prevent lymphedema symptoms in breast-cancer survivors?
...ly-controlled program of weight-training exercises twice
a week for one year, Schmitz had partnered with approximately 11 fitness facilities throughout the Philadelphia region including Sisters in Shape Fitness (in Logan); the Pottruck Center at the University of Pennsylvania; and nine YMCA sites in the g...
NSF grant to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bridges academic research, child safety innovation
...e been licensed for six months or less, are nearly twice
as likely to die in a crash as are other age groups. "Before the creation of CChIPS, there was no national platform for cooperative industry-university research on child injury prevention science and engineering," said Flaura Koplin-Winston, M.D., ...
Largest survey on depression suggests higher prevalence in U.S., reports Mailman school
...e, with mean age of onset about age 30. Women are twice
as likely as men to experience MDD and somewhat more likely to receive treatment. About 60 percent of persons with MDD received treatment specifically for the disorder, with mean treatment age at 33.5 years--a lag time of about three years between o...
Talk therapy more effective long term treatment for SAD than light therapy, study finds
...ter depression." During the therapy, which occurs twice
a week for six weeks, Rohan teaches patients about the origins of SAD and how learned behaviors and ingrained negative thought patterns contribute to their symptoms. She also encourages patients to act more like they do in the summer and continue re...
Study reveals hormone can reduce food intake, body weight
...data revealed that animals given high doses of PYY twice
daily averaged 2 percent body weight loss that was maintained during two weeks of treatment. "There is an urgent need for improved therapies for weight loss assistance in the United States," explained study co-author and ONPRC scientist Judy Cameron,...
Studies clarify risk factors for mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus
...ble online. One study found that infant girls are twice
as likely to be infected as infant boys. Both studies provide new information with which to counsel pregnant women infected with HCV. Taken together, the two new studies expand upon preliminary data from smaller studies of mother-to-child transmissi...
New clues into causes of scleroderma
...el of angiogenesis in scleroderma skin samples was twice
that of skin samples taken from patients without the disease, regardless of whether or not they were pre-treated with paclitaxel. This finding of enhanced angiogenesis in scleroderma skin samples is important for two reasons, the researchers said. Fi...
CHEST 2005 abstract highlights
...eek. Patients in this group who smoked were almost twice
as likely to snore regularly (34.0 percent vs 18.2...cue workers with early, high exposure and was over twice
that of nonexposed workers. Lung function decline was strongly correlated with the amount of exposur...
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