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Obese women Prone To Short-Term Disabilities

Obesity is linked to short-term disability and obese women could face this risk more than men...f employees had at least one episode of short-term disability during the three-year study period. Short-term disability rates increased from 7.3 percent for nor...

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Dystonia patients

...ter 3 months, improvement in movement, decrease in disability and improved life was observed in patients whose implant was activated. The other group's implant was activated and both the groups were observed after 3 months. The improvements in the first group sustained and similar improvements were noticed in...

China Embarks On 'One Dog' Policy

... handicapped people or those with serious physical disability are allowed to keep guide dogs or service dogs. Beijing has more than 550,000 registered dogs, up 20 percent from the previous year. The ministry of health website shows that 2,660 people in China died of rabies in 2004, compared with 159 reporte...

Obese Women Fall Sick Often

...work quoted the above reasons for their short-term disability and they are all linked to being overweight and ob...ght management initiatives should reduce shortterm disability expenditures, improve productivity, and lessen the indirect costs associated with overweight and obe...

Exercise Intolerance In Heart Failure Patients Is Explored By Researchers

...should help guide treatment of the severe physical disability experienced by the increasing number of patients with this newly recognized form of heart failure.' Source-Eurekalert<BRSRI...

Young and Obese People Heading for Heart Trouble

...vascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability among adults in the United States. The number of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese increased from 47 percent of the adult population in 1976–1980 to 65 percent in 1999–2002. An estimated 1 million U.S. adolescents meet the criteria for metab...

Disability Factor Among Older Americans Shows Improvement

Severe disability among older Americans has fallen drastically, and ... Academy of Sciences, has revealed that the severe disability among the older lot, 65 and above declined from 26.5 percent in 1982 to 19 percent in 2004/2005. T...

Treating Obesity Vital for Public Health, Physicians Say

...vascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability among adults in the United States. The number of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese increased from 47 percent of the adult population in 1976–1980 to 65 percent in 1999–2002. An estimated 1 million U.S. adolescents meet the criteria for metabo...

Equal Opportunity for the Disabled

...y the environment to fight the battle, turning his disability into an advantage. It is estimated that nearly 6...woman, deaf-mute and blind, yet fought against her disability to become a world famous speaker and author. Helen Keller championed the cause of the disabled and i...

Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs

...al illness. Currently, mental disorders cause more disability than any class of illness in Americans 15 – 44 years, and the suicide rate in that age group is higher than annual mortality from homicide, AIDS and most cancers. "There is near universal agreement that we've had only modest progress in developing ...

Obesity Could Bankrupt the Health System, Warn Doctors

...s (and in some cases, surgery) to cut risks of and disability from obesity, and to limit its progression, they write. As the prevalence and costs of obesity escalate, the economic argument for giving high priority to obesity and weight management through a dedicated coordinating agency will ultimately become ...

Clinical Factors of Tinnitus Influence Perceived Loudness and Annoyance

...lesome that it interferes with sleep or has led to disability and reduced quality of life. Wolfgang Hiller, Ph.D., University of Mainz, Germany, and Gerhard Goebel, M.D., from Roseneck Center of Behavioral Medicine, Prien, Germany, analyzed data from a mail survey composed of two parts: a questionnaire to as...

Increase Vitamin D In Blood, Decrease Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

...ich were identified through Army and Navy physical disability databases from 7 million samples of U.S. military personnel stored in the Department of Defense Serum Repository. The study results shows that among white people, the risk for MS is least among those with the highest vitamin D levels, and maximum f...

Brain-child of Natus Medical, “Cool Cap”, Protects Brains of Babies Born With HE

...s with HIE do not survive, while 25% suffer severe disability for life. <BR...

Botox Has Cramp Healing Properties

...t. Their improvement was confirmed using validated disability and pain scales. Only six of the 19 people in the dummy group felt that their condition had improved. One person dropped out of the trial. One person who received the dummy injection at the first session and Botox at the second, also registered a...

Psychological Treatments Improve Outcomes for Back Pain Sufferers

...y, pain interference, depression, health care use, disability and health-related quality of life. In the broad...sures, reducing pain interference and work-related disability when compared to other active treatments. According to Dennis Turk, Ph.D., a professor of anesthes...

Can Defective Babies Be Made To Order?

...he procedure if asked. "To create a child with a disability because a parent wanted such a thing.. where would you draw the line?" Hughes wondered. "It's just unethical and inappropriate, because the purpose of medicine is to diagnose and treat and hopefully cure disease," he said. Cara Reynolds of Collin...

Is Workers’ Comp. Settlements for Back Pain Fair

...versity study finds that people who receive higher disability ratings for work-related back injuries don’t neces...ed online this month in the Journal of Pain. “A disability rating is supposed to reflect the amount of impairment a person has at the time that a case is close...

Long-term Use of Stomach Drugs may Weaken Bones

...re is one of the most significant causes of severe disability in older people - up to one in five people who suffer a fracture following a fall die within 12 months. Source-IANS...

Hypertension, Prehypertension in Youngsters Linked With Heart Enlargement

...e related to worsened prognosis for heart disease, disability and death," he said. Prehypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure higher than 120 mmHg but lower than 140 mmHg, or a diastolic pressure greater than 80 mmHg but lower than 90 mmHg, or both. Hypertension is defined as a systolic blood press...

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