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Research reveals emotional trauma parents face when a child is diagnosed with diabetes

... world suddenly changed, leaving them insecure and uncertain about the future. "Diabetes intruded emotionally and practically upon all of their lives." Lesley Lowes and her team hope that their paper will help health professionals understand the emotional trauma faced by parents and the support they need to co...

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

... physicians said it was very unlikely, unlikely or uncertain that they would give tPA to an ideal patient in an ideal setting. Thirty-six percent said it was likely they would give the drug, and the remaining 24 percent said they were very likely to give it. When asked why they wouldn't give tPA, 65 percent o...

Tamoxifen shows no benefit, risk for breast cancer survivors' heart health

...ether women took tamoxifen or not. Researchers are uncertain about the significance of the radiotherapy finding-the study was not designed to explore radiotherapy's relationship to heart health, they note-and they caution that further research is needed before drawing conclusions on radiotherapy's heart impact...

Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

...ention and controlling their behavior. Experts are uncertain about the exact cause of ADHD, but believe there are both genetic and biological components. Treatment typically consists of medication, behavior therapy or a combination of the two. "Many children with ADHD also suffer from sensory processing diso...

Cancer like colonisation for Aboriginal women

Aboriginal women from rural Queensland are uncertain about seeking medical help for cancer because they believe the disease is fatal and another form of colonisation, according to a new study. They prefer to be cared for by family in their community with access to traditional medicines and not confine...

Tort reform associated with increase in physician supply

...ses," when rising liability insurance premiums and uncertain coverage are said to induce physicians to avoid high-risk patients or procedures, relocate to other communities, or leave practice altogether. Even between such crises, however, malpractice climate remains one of many factors determining how many phy...

Newly developed treatment for severe grief shown more effective than standard therapy

...in the June 1 issue of JAMA . Many physicians are uncertain about how to identify bereaved individuals who need treatment, and what treatments work for bereavement-related mental health problems, according to background information in the article. Bereavement-related major depressive disorder (MDD) is a well-...

Housing subsidies may help prevent children's undernutrition

...insecurity, defined as a household with limited or uncertain availability of enough food for an active healthy life, affects children's health and well-being. Poor families who receive housing subsidies may be protected from excessive pressure on their food budget compared to comparable poor families without s...

MicroRNA study opens potential revolution in cancer diagnosis

...against a panel of tumor samples of histologically uncertain cellular origin (but which had been determined by the anatomical location). Again, the miRNA classification provided amazing accuracy, especially compared techniques relying on messenger RNA (mRNA) expression patterns. Although this is a preliminary...

Study examines cost-effectiveness of HPV testing in four European countries

...g is used as both a triage strategy in the case of uncertain Pap test results and in combination with cytology in women older than age 30. Many European countries with established cytology-based cervical cancer screening programs will soon face the decision of whether to incorporate HPV DNA testing into their ...

Pregnant women at risk for injury in summer

...eier. "Because most medications and surgeries have uncertain risks for these patients, prevention is a much better solution." "Many people undervalue established methods of injury prevention like buckling up properly in the car," says Redelmeier. "Even pregnant women undervalue these methods." Other methods ...

Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected

...ntists believed in a personal God, 15 percent were uncertain and 45 percent disbelieved. Surveys published in Nature in 1997 and 1998, showed little change since 1916, with only 39 percent of all scientists declaring a personal belief in God. Belief among "leading" scientists, however -- defined in this cas...

Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief

...d metastatic disease, and patients usually have an uncertain prognosis. "The only other option besides radiosurgery is reconstructive spinal surgery. Recovery from a spine operation and reconstructive surgery is three to six months, and surgeons and patients with spine cancer must weigh the costs and benefits ...

Study examines accuracy of PSA values for detecting prostate cancer

...vity-specificity tradeoffs in combination with the uncertain natural history of the disease to determine whether further evaluation with a prostate biopsy is appropriate," the authors conclude....

Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions

...king consultations and admitting patients they are uncertain about," Katz added. Katz said the UI findings are consistent with a recent investigation on defensive medicine by David Studdert, Sc.D., professor of law and health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, that appeared in the Ju...

New study reports the risk perceptions of natural vs 'medicalized' childbirth

...alth-related choices. But, consumers are growingly uncertain when it comes to making decisions based on heath risks, such as those related to childbirth. Fostering this discussion are dissident groups, who often find dangers in practices that may be commonly considered safe. Of these, Thompson sought to "anal...

Artemisinin-based therapy may not be the best treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Africa

... for Africa, the ideal combination regimen remains uncertain and cost is a problem. To compare the efficacy of the different therapies, bigger and longer controlled trials are needed in many different conditions....

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

... Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 4. Acyclovir use uncertain in children with chickenpox There seems to be little value in using acyclovir to treat children with chickenpox who are otherwise healthy. While many different antibiotics that tackle bacteria have been around for decades, it is only more recently t...

Population growth could be bigger threat to reducing poverty in Africa than AIDS

...HIV. Professor Cleland states: "In the face of the uncertain future trends in African HIV/AIDS epidemics, HIV prevention should remain a major public-health priority throughout the region. But we believe that AIDS is not yet, as is so often claimed, the main threat to development in most countries. Continued h...

University of Georgia team investigates effects of nanoparticles on environment

...h, "and one that makes the outcome of the new work uncertain and exciting." Other members of the research team include Travis Glenn and Andrew Neal from SREL, Phil Williams from the UGA College of Public Health, and Brian Jackson from Dartmouth College. Glenn is a molecular ecologist who along with Williams a...

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