Tag: "weekly" at medical news
Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure
Even low levels of weekly
exercise drive down blood pressure and boost overa... intensity physical exercise below the recommended weekly
levels still makes a difference to health, they add....
Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
...nd was significantly associated with reductions in weekly
EDR. The cities that implemented non-pharmaceutical interventions earlier had greater delays in reaching peak rates of death, lower peak rates of death, and lower total number of deaths. There was a statistically significant association between incre...
Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award
...lewski, health editor with Polands biggest selling weekly
magazine Polityka, has been awarded the European School of Oncologys Best Cancer Reporter Award for 2007. The Award was established by the European School of Oncology (ESO) in 2006 to encourage better quality media coverage of cancer and recognise th...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...ensive follow-up (32 months on average), including weekly
blood tests and regular bone marrow tests. Arsenic trioxide appeared to be well tolerated and did not increase toxicities compared to the standard chemotherapy regimen. Patients participated through one of five NCI-sponsored North American Cooperativ...
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
...ifty-three patients were treated with carboplatin, weekly
treatments of paclitaxel (Taxol) and biweekly bevacizumab. Researchers found that the treatment was well tolerated and prevented the tumor from spreading from eight to nearly 24 weeks. The number of new melanoma cases has continued to rise at a rat...
Older motorists improve driving performance with physical conditioning
... Participants in the intervention group received weekly
visits for 12 weeks by a physical therapist who guided them through a graduated exercise program directed at physical abilities potentially relevant to driving based on earlier studies. They exercised for seven days a week for 15 minutes, focusing on...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
... around the country and the world. His phone rings weekly
with calls from concerned doctors alerting him to possible new trouble. After such a call, Bennett probes for clues that led to a life-threatening reaction to a drug. Whats the age and weight of the patient, x-rays, details of the physical exam and b...
Exercise may slightly boost 'good' cholesterol levels
...iter in the exercise groups. The minimum amount of weekly
exercise that appeared necessary to change HDL-C levels was 120 minutes or 900 calories burned. The effect of exercise was greater in those who had a higher total cholesterol level (220 milligrams per deciliter or greater) and in those with a body ma...
ECP may be effective in treating Crohn's disease
... week 12. Patients received two treatments of ECP weekly
from weeks 0-4 and two treatments every other week from weeks 6-12 with no infectious complications reported. "The findings of our study suggest that Crohns disease patients who have not responded to other therapies may benefit from ECP," concludes...
Investigational nonstimulant Guanfacine XR significantly improved child, adolescent ADHD symptoms
... randomized to GXR all began at the 1 mg dose. At weekly
visits, doses were titrated in 1 mg increments ove...he randomized dose. Then, doses were tapered down weekly
so that all participants randomized to GXR received the 1 mg dose at week eight. Participants ach...
Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD
...one week, and then adjusted the dosage by 20 mg at weekly
intervals during three subsequent visits to achieve optimal efficacy and tolerability. Participants continued treatment for the remaining 11 months. The maximum daily dose was 70 mg. Safety was also evaluated during the study and VYVANSE was gener...
Vacuum cleaning ineffective in allergy avoidance
...posure can be reduced by: Washing bedding items weekly
in hot water (55 degrees C or more, special anti-mite additives provide little additional benefit over hot water with normal detergent) Avoiding non-washable items such as sheepskins Regularly washing pillows and doonas and/or purchasing mite...
Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
...e beliefs were less likely than others to exercise weekly
and eat five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. People who believed that "its hard to know" what to do were more likely to smoke. All three beliefs, the researchers say, were associated with lower levels of education. Despite the ready avail...
Log-on to shape-up
...andard Internet group 90 minutes. After 12 months weekly
activity reported was 90, 90 and 80 minutes respectively, showing no significant difference between the programs over time. "We found that the online interventions worked just as well as the more expensive printed materials," says Marcus. All of...
Childhood obesity intervention shows promising results
...eachers that included daily "cool moves" sessions, weekly
nutrition and physical activity lessons, and fun and healthy giveaways Evaluation and expansion of school wellness policies, such as those that impact school health and physical education environments, and pedestrian safety The intervention went...
Once-a-year drug reduces fractures from osteoporosis
... once a year is as effective as current monthly or weekly
osteoporosis regimens at reducing the incidence of...eoporosis, instead of having to remember to take a weekly
pill," Black said. "Adherence to these weekly
and monthly regimens is often a problem, so an annual ...
New data shows once a day LAMICTAL XR is effective in patients with partial epilepsy
...ry endpoint was percentage change from baseline in weekly
partial seizures during the entire treatment phase...D. In addition, there was no change in the median weekly
seizure frequency among the groups. ABOUT EPILEPSY Epilepsy, defined by recurrent unprovoked sei...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...ives biweekly vaccinations and the second receives weekly
vaccinations. Patients are monitored for immune response before, during and after treatment. The UCSF investigators will continue to follow patients for progression-free survival and overall survival. According to investigators, no adverse events o...
Johns Hopkins begins aggressive screening for 'superbugs' in children
...hildren. The study compared the effectiveness of weekly
screening to current practices for ordering tests and found the weekly
model to be many times more effective than standard risk monitoring, in which the highly contagious ...
Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports
... April 9 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly
news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Roxarsone, the most common arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed, is used to promote growth, kill parasites and improve pigmentation of chicken meat. In its original form, roxarsone is relative...
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