Tag: "why" at medical news
Little change in suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts in US
...based treatments widely may, in fact, help explain why
suicidality did not decline in response to the treatment increases during the 1990s. This means that expansion of disease management programs, treatment quality-assurance programs, and 'report cards' to improve the quality of care for suicidal patien...
Protein essential for hearing also vital for pain perception
...suspected parallel role in pain sensation, such as why
in some cases pain from an injury will not go away...h, mustard, cinnamon and Listerine, which explains why
they sting the mouth....
Risk factors in contracting cancer of the endometrium
...ly because it lowers oestrogen levels - the reason why
women smokers are more prone to osteoporosis and early menopause. Moreover, it has to be taken into account that tobacco increases the possibilities of other types of tumour pathologies and cardiovascular problems. Regarding the influence of smoking ...
A warning for women on HRT don't skip your next mammogram
...says, "Higher breast density is part of the reason why
tumours are not detected in these women but we believe there are other factors also coming into play and at the moment we don't know what they are." "Despite these issues, we would still urge women on HRT to continue to have a mammogram every two yea...
Statins decrease risk of colon cancer
...lorectal cancer. It's not known or well understood why
statins show a protective effect against cancer. R...hat might be relevant for cancer. That may explain why
they appear to work in other cancers besides colon cancer," says study lead author Jenny Poynter, M....
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...always be explained, yet only 14 studies explained why
particular sets of data were not included in the final analysis. "Our evaluation of the research shows that training is clearly having an effect, that physicians and nurses are learning more about the cultures of their patients," concludes senior stu...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...d psychosocial characteristics that likely explain why
depressed patients tend to fare worse over time. The researchers also found that those patients taking SSRIs were as a group significantly more often white than those who were not (85.8 percent vs. 76.2 percent) and female (43.9 percent vs. 29 percen...
UNC launches study of liver injury caused by drugs
...ds from the National Institutes of Health to study why
good medications are sometimes bad for the liver. ...iver failure nationwide and the most common reason why
new drugs fail to obtain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Dr. Paul Watkins, D...
Medical whistleblowers speak out
...ted editorial, the PLoS Medicine editors explain why
PLoS sponsored the roundtable and why
they published Lenzer's account: "Lenzer's report will, we hope, spark discussion and debate about h...
Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study
... design in targeting cigarettes to address how and why
women smoke was less well understood. "These internal documents reveal that the tobacco industry's targeting of women goes far beyond marketing and advertising," says lead author Carrie Murray Carpenter, M.S., Research Analyst, Tobacco Control Rese...
In those genetically predisposed, 'developmental reprogramming' could explain cancer risk
...derson Cancer Center may have uncovered the reason why
some people who are genetically predisposed to hor... different cancers. It could explain, for example, why
some women who inherited BRCA1/2 gene defects develop breast cancer as adults while other women with...
People with diabetes more sensitive to cardiovascular effects from air pollution
...e journal Circulation. "We don't really understand why
fine particles may cause this decrease in vascular reactivity," said O'Neill. "Further research is needed to confirm this association between air pollution and vascular health and to understand what causes people with diabetes to be especially sensit...
Most heart failure cases are discovered after patients are admitted to hospital
...g sent home. The researchers say they aren't sure why
three-quarters of heart failure patients are diagnosed with secondary heart failure. But they speculate that it may have to do with the difficulty of diagnosing heart failure along with other diseases which are seen in heart failure patients, coupled...
Researchers develop new concept for single molecule transistor
... made using our method because I dont see a reason why
the remaining hurdles cant be overcome. And given the promise of such devices great speed, small size, and high efficiency the hurdles are definitely worth tackling....
Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms
...n in scrapie. Chesebro mentions two theories as to why
the transgenic mice did not show symptoms of illness despite being infected: The host cell might require the GPI anchor to receive the "toxic signal" from the abnormal prion protein The plaques might be less toxic than the non-plaque form of prion...
OHSU researchers uncover cause, possible treatment for abdominal fat in postmenopausal women
...ers will unveil research results that help explain why
middle-aged women develop central body fat. The announcement will take place during the 2005 Society for Endocrinology annual meeting today in San Diego. The OHSU research team has also conducted initial testing of estrogen replacement therapy as a p...
'Real life' study clarifies risk of recurrence for high-risk breast cancer patients
...n specific therapies for specific patients. That's why
results must fit clinical practice." Median follow-up in the study so far is 21.7 months. The risk of recurrence in breast cancer patients presents 2 peaks: the first approximately within 2 years, the second 5 years after surgery. "We believe our re...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
...entists also hope to understand more about how and why
certain microcircuits in the brain malfunction thought to be the cause of psychiatric disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and depression. "Modeling the brain at the cellular level is a massive undertaking because of the hundreds of thousands of ...
Prevalence and severity of mental illness in the United States
...eminate proved interventions may, in fact, explain why
large unmet needs persist in the United States, despite earlier efforts to address this problem." (Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005; 62:629-640. Available post-embargo at www.archgenpsychiatry.com ) Editor's Note: The National Comorbidity Survey Replicat...
Study recommends new guidelines for air bag safety in children
...density and bone mineral content, may help explain why
body size isn't a good measurement of risk in children. These results were consistent with several previous studies. "Anyone who drives needs to be empowered with this information. When my 13-year-old nephew wants to sit in the front seat now, I ...
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