Tag: "weeks" at medical news
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
... heat-related problems. It takes approximately two weeks
to acclimate to heat, longer for extreme heat. If preparing to ride in high heat for a prolonged period of time, a cyclist should build up slowly, by initially limiting workouts to one hour or less, train during the cooler parts of the day and always...
ARRS annual meeting on May 15-20, 2005, in New Orleans, LA: Abstract book available
... and include your mailing address. In the upcoming weeks
before the Annual Meeting, the ARRS will also be distributing and posting press releases on its Website ( www.arrs.org ) on some of the radiology research highlights, so look for those as well. Also, if you plan on or would like to attend the ARRS An...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...ed the level of the protein in the brain after two weeks
of treatment, providing the proof of principle for...e seen within one week, and lasted for the full 12 weeks
of the study. [S49.001] Epilepsy Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe form of childhood epilepsy th...
Exercise slows development of Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice, new study finds
...t around 3 months of age. Initially, young mice (6 weeks
or 1 month of age) were placed in cages with or wi...nt. Additional studies, of exercised animals at 10 weeks
old, showed that the mechanism underlying this difference began within the first month of exercise. ...
Participants needed for generalized anxiety disorder study at UT Southwestern
...viduals for the research study, which will last 14 weeks
with the possibility of a one-year extension. Participants must be ages 18 to 64 and diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of GAD. They must be drug-free and in stable medical condition, and women cannot be pregnant or considering becoming pregnant...
Direct-to-consumer advertising may influence physicians' prescribing decisions
...ians recommended primary care follow-up within two weeks
for 33 (22 percent) of 149 standardized patients with symptoms of major depression and for 22 (15 percent) of 149 with adjustment disorder." "These results underscore the idea that patients have substantial influence on physicians and can be active a...
Access to mammography may worsen
...y half (47 percent) reported a wait of two or more weeks
for screening mammography. In high-volume faciliti...e facilities reporting waiting times of up to four weeks
for a diagnostic mammogram. The facilities surveyed represent distinct regions of the country. They ...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...e researchers simulated hypertrophy for up to nine weeks
in groups of 10 to 40 male mice, some bred with an...to the group of mice with the enzyme. After three weeks
of therapy, results showed that hypertrophy was markedly reduced and heart function improved. For ...
Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums
... 861 women who had given birth during the last six weeks
were asked to rate 85 potential stress factors on a scale of one to five, with higher scores indicating greater stress levels. The women were all married, had delivered a single, healthy, full-term baby without complications and had no major postna...
Exercise training in ordinary people affects the activity of 500 genes
...es are activated by regular cycle training for six weeks
in young healthy men. Some of these genes are most likely linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These training study findings can therefore be important for the development of new treatment strategies for such diseases. Some people respond ...
Simple questions may determine children's exposure to smoke
...ples were collected from 291 healthy children, two weeks
to three years of age, at a primary care clinic and the children were divided into three groups based on level of cotinine: low, medium and high exposure. The child's level of exposure was then compared to caregiver's answers to questions about smoki...
Medication or psychotherapy effective in treating depressed patients when the other is not
...tended sessions twice weekly during the first four weeks
and then once weekly until week 12. If unresponsive to either the nefazodone or CBASP, patients were switched to the other treatment. Of the 156 nonresponders, 140 (89.7 percent) agreed to the crossover therapy. Both the switch from nefazodone to C...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
...ain but no effect on pain that lasts less than six weeks
(Review, p. 765). A systematic review finds that the two features of the most successful exercise therapy for chronic low back pain are close supervision and an individually designed program (Review, p. 776). (These reviews are the subject of a vide...
Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches
...rmany. Patients completed headache diaries from 4 weeks
before to 12 weeks
after randomization and from week 21 to 24 after randomization. The researchers found that between ...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...domly assigned to receive ICE chemotherapy every 4 weeks
(standard arm) or every 2 weeks
(dose-dense arm). Overall survival and 2-year survival were similar in the two arms. The treatment d...
The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain
...quired to discontinue antidepressant medications 4 weeks
prior to the study, as well as refrain from using any drugs for pain, including over-the-counter analgesics, starting 3 days before the study. Based on the MRI results, the researchers found that FM patients required significantly less ap...
Two studies document rise of superbugs in the environment
... 65 or older or taking antibiotics for two or more weeks
were all factors that increased people's likelihood of carrying MDR bacteria upon admission to the hospital. Physicians need to be aware of the risk factors for MDR bacterial infections, Dr. Pop-Vicas said, and should be judicious in prescribing anti...
Diabetes medication pioglitazone HCl may significantly improve predictors of cardiovascular risk
...eline only in the pioglitazone group after both 12 weeks
(-0.0330.052mm in the pioglitazone treated patient... patients, p<0.01 between groups) and after 24 weeks
of treatment (-0.0540.059mm vs. -0.011 0.058mm, respectively, p<0.005 between groups). In additi...
Green laser pointer can cause eye damage
...he eye exposure test with a consenting patient two weeks
before eye removal due to ring melanoma. The patient's vision was 20/20, and the macular retina appeared healthy. Dr. Robertson exposed the patient's retina to light from a commercially available Class 3A green laser with an average power measured a...
Can rice bran oil melt away cholesterol?
...y's cholesterol did rise again, however, after 100 weeks
of TRF supplements. In addition, Minhajuddin and colleagues previously showed in animals that TRF reacts with liver enzymes in such a way that it clears toxic substances from the organ, and reduces or stabilizes liver tumors. The group concl...
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