Tag: "why" at medical news
'X-factor' causes Scots to have higher heart disease rates, say scientists
... England. More research is called for into how and why
Scots get heart disease at such high rates. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, University College London and Imperial College London compared heart disease rates in Scotland and England. As expected, they found the rates are much (62%) high...
New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates
...running a half-marathon for a fit person, which is why
it is crucial to assess a patient's fitness for surgery. We're proposing, for example, that instead of running complicated body scans, doctors can use much simpler, more reliable fitness tests at no extra cost."...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...low. "This complexity is one of the main reasons why
it is becoming more and more common for health care institutions to hire bioethicists to help families, staff, and administrators grapple with these challenges," Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the JCB's Clinical Ethics Group is the largest o...
End-of-life study to focus on needs of Sikh and Muslim patients
...y and night hospital vigil of her dying mother? Or why
might Sikh patients with a terminal condition have such large numbers of friends and relatives visiting them during their final illness? The importance of these and other rites of passage need to be understood by caregivers."...
Once in the doctor's office, racial and ethnic disparities in care nearly disappear: Stanford study
...ay of equitable access to health coverage? Second, why
do patients with adequate insurance coverage not seek treatment when it is needed? Third, why
do patients sometimes fail to return for proper follow-up care? So far, no study has been able to of...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...at may not be that familiar with the topic or know why
it is important. As Krupinski points out, the radiologist is the final link in the imaging chain. He or she holds the final responsibility for interpreting the image data and making a diagnostic decision that will affect patient care. Hence there ...
Study shows how sleep improves memory
...currently published on-line, might help to explain why
children infants, in particular require much mor...ing Laboratory. "But we didn't know exactly how or why
this was happening. "In this new research, by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we...
Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder
...ar disorder. Fear of social stigma is a key reason why
people do not share this information with others. The vast majority (79%) of respondents in all countries say successful treatment would lead to significant quality of life changes in terms of increased functionality/improved lifestyle such as, main...
Roy Meadow should not be found guilty of serious professional misconduct
...T. Richard Horton, Editor of The Lancet, outlines why
Meadow should be cleared of misconduct and that legal not medical error took place during the trial of Sally Clark. He states that the case against Meadow is not only unjust but threatens the effective delivery of child protection services in Britain...
Building better therapeutic vaccines for chronic infections
... of Virology. "In this study, we wanted to look at why
therapeutic vaccines are generally less effective ...ng to work on understanding at a fundamental level why
the T cell proliferation is poor when a therapeutic vaccine is administered during a state of chroni...
Johns Hopkins scientists uncover clues to 'disappearing' precancers
New research sheds light on why
cervical precancers disappear in some women and not in others. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report in the July 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research that the reason many of these lesions persist is an unlikely mix of human papi...
USC researchers link cellular stress to drug resistance in tumors
...treat that tumor." Lee's research sheds light onto why
that resistance might develop in the first place. Her study shows that antiangiogenesis drugs, by doing the very job they are supposed to do-starving cells of oxygen and glucose-force tumor cells into a survival mode in which they turn on genes like ...
Kids with bedroom TV sets have lower standardized test scores, Stanford/Packard study shows
...rtised toys The researchers can't conclusively say why
television has such an effect on test scores. Surprisingly, the students who reported spending the most time watching television also claimed to spend more time on homework and reading than kids with more limited exposure, perhaps because they tend t...
The building blocks of schizophrenia and drug addiction
...on his or her interpersonal relationships. This is why
it's important, even crucial, to support programs like this one. It contributes to improving the well-being of our society," Gautrin concludes....
Dieting linked to increased wealth, study finds
...rly high standards for beauty, which could explain why
they gained more wealth compared to men as they lost more weight. But there is no way to tell for sure from this data, Zagorsky said....
Study examines accuracy of PSA values for detecting prostate cancer
...rrent threshold 'normal' values could also explain why
there is a 35 percent risk of subsequent treatment after radical prostatectomy, presumably due to disease recurrence. However, lowering the threshold would have 2 consequences: increased biopsy rates and the possibility of increased detection and tre...
Specific regions of brain implicated in anorexia nervosa, finds Univ. of Pittsburgh study
PITTSBURGH, July 7 Just why
those with anorexia nervosa are driven to be exces... avoidance of harm. Such activity may help explain why
women with anorexia exhibit exaggerated worry and concern about what might happen in the future. "...
Mood lighting: Penn researchers determine role of serotonin in modulating circadian rhythm
... light is also increasing serotoninperhaps this is why
both of these treatments are effective." By identifying the mechanism of interaction between serotonin and the body clock, as well as the environmental factors influencing the levels of serotonin in the brain, Sehgal and colleagues hope to be able to...
Why good cells go bad in progression of MS
... one potential option." Segal's work helps explain why
MS patients are more likely to suffer a relapse of...od cells into the central nervous system clarifies why
MS patients sometimes worsen when they get an infection....
Size of brain structure could signal vulnerability to anxiety disorders
...elease on the PNAS website. "We've always wondered why
some people who are exposed to traumatic experiences go on to develop anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and others do not," says Mohammed Milad, PhD, a research fellow in the MGH Department of Psychiatry, the study's lead author. ...
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