Tag: "users" at medical news
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...ain regions of the brain of former methamphetamine users
who have not used the drug for a year or more sugg...vis, and colleagues compared eight methamphetamine users
who had not used methamphetamine for one to five years and 16 recently abstinent methamphetamine use...
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
...rrently trying to quit. Overwhelming the tobacco users
felt their student dentist should ask them about their tobacco usage (72%), tell them how tobacco can affect oral health (periodontal disease or oral cancers) (88%), advise them to quit (67%) and provide information on tobacco cessation when wanted (...
Study finds no link between cell phone use and brain tumors
...oted that there have been few long-term cell phone users
or heavy cell phone users
in any of the studies. "In our study, few people reported regular cell phone use for 10 years or mor...
Independent voice rises to help consumers navigate health care
...herwise resolved." Interviewers surveyed 1,291 HCA users
from 2000 to 2002. The surveys, done over the phone in English or Spanish, assessed consumer satisfaction, health insurance status, access and use of health care and preventive care. About three-fourths (76 percent) of consumer problems were related...
Ibuprofen may lower risk of Parkinson's disease
...vious study for the first time showed that regular users
of non-aspirin NSAIDs had a lower risk of Parkinso...th Sciences. The findings indicated that ibuprofen users
had a 35 percent lower risk of Parkinson's disease, and the results were similar in both men and wom...
Guava and AHF Global Immunity bring low cost AIDS diagnosis to resource-limited countries
...the Guava assays is quite simple, with even novice users
learning to use the EasyCD4 method in just a day or two. Testing requires only 10 microliters of whole blood per patient, making the method suitable for use in pediatric as well as adult patients. The Guava EasyCD4 assay also requires far less reagen...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...lications. "Millions of people are chronic antacid users
and have never been evaluated for esophageal disease," says Brown. "We think that the pill camera will make it easier for people at risk to get that evaluation sooner and keep esophageal disease in check." Brown cautions the pill camera is not for ev...
Risk of womb cancer varies according to the type of HRT used
...ormation exists on the incidence of womb cancer in users
of these other therapies. Valerie Beral (Cancer R... cancer. The researchers also found that among HRT users
the risk of womb varied according to bodyweight when compared with women who had never used HRT. In ...
HIV treatment not affected by hormonal birth control
.... The study authors matched hormonal contraceptive users
with nonusers, according to age, race/ethnicity, pre-HAART CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts and viral load. They investigated whether there were any effects on the two main markers of HIV disease progression, which are CD4 cell count and viral load. The rese...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)
...up, about 4 percent of the participants were daily users
of acetaminophen as compared with 8.2 percent for aspirin and 2.5 percent for ibuprofen. Approximately 3 percent of the population reported use of all three medications in the last month, and 16 percent had two different types of pain medications. T...
CONRAD receives $24 million from Gates Foundation and USAID for HIV microbicide trials
...ease -- at least 50% -- in HIV incidence among CS users
compared to placebo users, and a measurable reduction in incidence of gonorrhea and chlamydia. A 50% decrease would be an enormous step towards reducing new infections and cost savings -- based on mathematical modeling of 73 countries with GDP of l...
Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds
...such flexibility, Pelham says. "The patch enables users
to use less medication for short time periods, and that's good in my opinion," Pelham says. "I think parents are becoming more concerned about the safety of medications than they have been in the past." The study is the first comparison study of med...
Marijuana withdrawal reported by teens seeking treatment
... that have been found to challenge adult marijuana users
trying to quit. Ryan Vandrey, a graduate student i...ersity of Vermont, studied 72 adolescent marijuana users
seeking outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Participants in the study were heavy marijuana use...
Three-fold risk of sudden cardiac death from some non-cardiac drugs
...around 90 days) and was significantly increased in users
of GI medication and anti-psychotics," said Dr Stricker. "Past use was not associated with increased risk. Although the antibiotics have been reported to be linked to sudden cardiac death, we found no statistically significant increase in our study, ...
Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users
...Prevacid), and pantoprazole (Protonix), in chronic users
of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ...gestive Disease Week (DDW). The analysis included users
of traditional NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors. The results of the multicenter, randomized, th...
Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death
...s after the second interview, that regular aspirin users
had a 55 percent lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and a 48 percent lower risk of death compared to non-users. The benefit of aspirin was independent of the dose, as long as the patient consistently took the painkiller throughout the follow-up pe...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
... Patients who were currently alcohol and tobacco users
were diagnosed an average of 13 years earlier than...on the pancreas than alcohol, with current tobacco users
being consistently diagnosed earlier than individuals who were current or former alcohol users. St...
No strong evidence of an increased risk of cancer among personal hair dye users
...ut a possible increase in the risk of cancer among users
of hair dyes." The authors add, "An association between hair dyes and cancer would be an important public health concern since about one-third of women in Europe and North America, along with 10 percent of men older than 40 years, use some type of h...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...ace tube," "pincher" or "mutual touch," which tell users
what they do. In addition, each cyber task targets specific eye-motor coordination skills and measures the user's movements in real time. "Pincher" is designed for two-fingertip contact with virtual objects, said Shih-Ching Yeh and Weirong Zhu, both...
Recreational use of an erectile dysfunction drug can be risky for some
... among men who have sex with men (MSM). Sildenafil users
engaged in unprotected sex with partners of unknow...diagnosed with an STD if they were also Sildenafil users
and the newly HIV infected were 2.5 times as likely to be users. Further complicating the situation...
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