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Patients missing out in communication divide

...e amounts of funding that goes into research, more value could be gained if that research knowledge was used more effectively to improve health care. "It's about getting more bang for your buck. There is a lot of money spent on research, but unless we have uptake from the doctors and other health professi...

Exercise may ward off death in women with metabolic syndrome

...apacity was less than 85 percent the age-predicted value had twice the risk of death compared to women reaching at least 85 percent. "Our findings should provide an added incentive for women, with and without metabolic syndrome, to start working out," Gulati said. "In many aspects, women can take control ...

Eating out often may add to kids' cardiovascular risk

...Scientific Sessions 2005. "As a culture, we say we value physical activity and healthy eating, but in reality we're all about convenience and convenience foods because we have such busy schedules," said study author Karen Olson, R.N., executive director of the Cardiovascular Research and Education Foundati...

Conference offers new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration

...e to conference attendees about their views on the value of communicating science well. Launched in 2003 by the National Academies and the W.M. Keck Foundation, the National Academies Keck FUTURES INITIATIVE is a 15-year effort to stimulate interdisciplinary inquiry and to enhance communication among rese...

New study shows chiropractic is cost-effective in treating chronic back pain

...he medical group. "With their mission to increase value and respond to patient preferences, health care organizations and policy makers need to reevaluate the appropriateness of chiropractic as a treatment option for low-back pain," concluded the study authors....

Caution: New Medicare drug plan may cause headaches

...as a drug plan that meets or exceeds the actuarial value of Medicare Part D coverage. This could include some private-employer coverage, group health plans and veterans' drug coverage, but not most Medigap policies. (Medigap is a health insurance policy sold by private insurers to fill the "gaps" in Medic...

Stress echo tests shown to predict cardiac death, illness in higher-risk women

...bnormalities has a very strong negative predictive value that is, that patients test negative for ischemia whether the heart rate is maximal or not." The implications for such results are that doctors ordering stress echocardiography can have more confidence in tests returning negative for ischemia than ...

Riding roller coasters may actually be 'death-defying' for people with heart disease

... magnitude of forces several times higher than the value of the earth's gravitational force. To rule out heart disease, all participants had a thorough physical examination before taking part in the study. At rest, before riding the roller coaster, participants' average heart rate was 91 beats per minutes...

International multi-center study confirms value of blood test to diagnose heart failure

...e for all age groups. Analysis of the prospective value of NT-proBNP testing showed that patients who died within a little more than two months after symptom onset had significantly higher blood levels of the protein. In fact, NT-proBNP measurement was the single strongest predictor of death within that ...

Thanksgiving gluttony misaligned with 'intuitive eating' approach examined in new study

...o my will so that I can make it thin, I'm going to value my body because it allows me to accomplish some higher good with my life." The second attitude, that dieting is harmful, is related to the first. "Dieting does not lead to the results that people think it will lead to, and so I try to help people f...

Older women who receive pelvic irradiation for cancer have increased risk for pelvic fracture

...n therapy in women with anal cancer was 3.16. This value can be interpreted as a 3-fold increase in pelvic fracture risk for women with anal cancer who underwent radiation therapy (vs. women who did not) at any given time. The observed hazard ratio for radiation therapy in women with cervical cancer was 1....

Are pets good for you?

... specifically to enhance their health, rather they value the relationship and the contribution their pet makes to their quality of life. Greater understanding among health professionals is therefore needed to assure people that they do not need to choose between pet ownership and compliance with health adv...

Total lymphocyte count can predict HIV progression in children

...bsence of CD4 cell counts. However, the prognostic value of this marker has not been fully assessed until now. David Dunn (Medical Research Council, UK) and colleagues combined data from 17 studies looking at total lymphocyte count and disease progression, involving over 3900 children with HIV infection i...

Depressed heart patients skip medications, have elevated stress hormones

...epressed participants had a urinary norepinephrine value above the normal range, compared with 3.3 percent of the non-depressed participants. In addition, the more depressive symptoms a participant had, the higher the participant's norepinephrine levels. This paper appears in the November 2005 issue of th...

Colonoscopy with normal results doesn't reassure IBS patients

...d previous studies have shown a limited diagnostic value of colonoscopy with IBS for patients under age 50. Many doctors believed however, that a normal result may reassure the patient, which may not be the case according to this new UCLA study. Authors say the next step is a clinical trial to confirm stud...

New kidney disease drug saves lives at low cost

... health policy makers and payers to understand the value of sevelamer in the long-term where it could not have been done from the clinical study alone. Close to 500,000 Americans suffer from Stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD) and have a 10-20 times higher risk of cardiovascular mortality than the general...

Jewelry-making program empowers participants, reduces HIV risk

...ople appreciate really had an impact on their self value as well. This program is a novel approach to self empowerment and HIV-prevention," said Sherman. The effects of JEWEL continued past the end of the one-year pilot study. The most prolific jewelry-maker in the program continued not only making jewelry...

JCI table of contents: December 1, 2005

...rovide further hope that ghrelin blockade may have value in the treatment of obesity. TITLE: Mice lacking ghrelin receptors resist the development of diet-induced obesity AUTHOR CONTACT: Joel Elmquist Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Phone: 617-667-0845; Fax: 617-667-2927;...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

...es of space exploration have underlined the unique value and fragility of the Earth environment," Arino said. "Now through GMES space is coming back to Earth, as a means of managing and protecting our planet." Arino also recounted how ESA has been contributing to the scientific study of climate, includin...

Team care more cost-effective than usual care for depression

...ces with the IMPACT program have clearly shown the value of the team care model for depression." The cost of using the IMPACT model of depression care treatment is only about $580 per year for each patient a modest investment compared to the total medical costs of about $8,000 per year for an older adult ...

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