Tag: "why" at medical news

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005

...f diarrhea. An editorial writer gives four reasons why the drug should not be prescribed as diarrhea prevention for all 50 million U. S. travelers (Editorial, p. 861). The drug can be a good alternative for selected patients, the writer says, but "rapid and judicious treatment of diarrhea, not antibiotic...

Study shows Erbitux may fight colorectal cancer after other therapies fail

...vanced," says Lenz, a medical oncologist. "That is why we not only need to focus on prevention and early detection, but we also need to work toward more successful treatment options for patients in these advanced stages." Cetuximab is one of a new breed of cancer-fighters, Lenz explains. It was the first...

Cancer like colonisation for Aboriginal women

...she chose this topic because she wanted to explain why Aboriginal women didn't use palliative care and cancer and palliative care were linked. She felt an affinity with the history of indigenous Australians because of her personal story of being a "halfcast" African American child growing up in England ...

New stomach cancer therapy potentially more convenient and better tolerated

... rationale for this drug, so we understand how and why it works," he says. He noted that another early study in Japan of S-1 and cisplatin for advanced gastric cancer showed 19 of 25 patients, or 76 percent, responded to the drug. The most common side effects were fatigue, nausea and anorexia. S-1 is und...

Too stressed to think?

...s of long-term stress," saysLupien. "This explains why some older adults show poor brain function whileothers perform very well. Perhaps, through early interventions, we canmodify the cortisol levels and enhance brain function of the at-riskindividuals. " Lupien and her research team also lo...

Over-feeding in infancy might set the stage for childhood obesity

...nt of excess calories each day. This might explain why investigators report that it takes up to two years before a noticeable gain of body fat is observed in young children," say the authors. They add, "all these data suggest that maternal influences on infant body composition may not appear initially a...

Latest generation lineal accelerator for radiotherapy

... as well as cerebral functional pathology. This is why they are studying putting into operation a protocol for the treatment of certain cerebral functional lesions, such as certain cases of epilepsy. Moreover, it is seen as a therapeutic alternative to selected lung cancers, spinal tumours close to spina...

Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control

...ned to new situations. This account sheds light on why this ability sometimes fails, and on how brain dam...The model also offers additional information about why the prefrontal cortex takes so long to mature. "Since the prefrontal cortex imposes control on other...

Pilot studies to look at how mind drives or prevents disease

...fessor of Psychiatry at URMC, will seek to explain why patients who suffer from depression following heart failure are more likely to die. The body's immune response to high cholesterol, inflammation, is gaining credence as a predictor of heart failure. Do high blood levels of inflammatory signaling che...

Empathetic voice improves doctor-patient communication

...ore likely to comply because they would understand why a prescription or treatment is given.''...

Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose

...Dr. Miles Weinberger says price may be a factor in why doctors prescribe one medication over another. For instance, the Pulmicort Turbohaler, which contains budesonide, "is the most cost-effective preparation because the cost per usual daily dose, one inhalation twice daily, is lower than any of the othe...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...nformation may help aid in understanding where and why residual limb skin problems develop and provide design requirements for new prosthetic socket systems. Microstimulators effective in generating bladder contractions in animal model This study investigates the potential of model microstimulators (m...

Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness

...rned so much. I now have a better understanding of why we go into space, what we do there and how there's..., for our children and for space exploration, then why not give it a go!" Initial results On 2 June, as this first session of the WISE study draws to...

Chest CT can be first step to identifying if patient has had a heart attack

...nt's heart to rule out heart attack, regardless of why the chest CT examination is being performed, a new study shows. The study included 59 patients who had undergone chest CT examinations; none of the examinations were ordered specifically to look at the heart, said Linda Haramati, MD, professor of cli...

Arthur Frommer tells America where to stop when they need to go

...wered for people with overactive bladder. That is why this campaign is so important." The campaign website, www.WheretoStopWheretoGo.com , also provides: Helpful tips on traveling with OAB, such as "look for a major nationwide retail chain" as many appear to maintain public restrooms as a matter of n...

New Seroquel data show significant improvement in compliance and cognition in schizophrenia

...fit fully from rehabilitation programmes. That is why treating these symptoms effectively is so important." SEROQUEL has been licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia since 1997 and is available in 82 countries for the treatment of this condition. Results of recent studies show that 600mg/day is an ...

Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds

... a stroke. "This study provides yet another reason why it's important to treat sleep apnea," Dr. Bradley said. "It also raises the question of whether people with sleep apnea should be put on aspirin therapy or given other anti-clotting drugs, which is what is done for other people with stroke risk. This...

Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children

...s is a big problem with pediatric asthma, which is why it continues to be a serious health threat," said ... available asthma medications. Experts are unsure why this is the case, although one potential indicator is the lack of awareness and education about chil...

Scientists observe infectious prion proteins invade and move within brain cells

...nfection occur, and how does this happen? How and why do large masses of infectious prion protein attach to host cells and become broken into smaller units so that they can invade the cell interior? What types of chemical messages are sent between neurites from one cell to another that allow infectious...

Female lung transplant recipients at greater risk of acute lung injury

...ale donor. "There are a number of possible reasons why women are at increased risk," said lead researcher Catherine Kuntz, M.D., Pulmonary Fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. "It may involve women's hormones or differences in their immune systems." The study included data on all 7,4...

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