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Diabetic Womens Death Rate Shows No Decline

...nals of Internal Medicine. It's not clear why the discrepancy exists. "I do not have a clue," said Dr. Larry Deeb, president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), when asked why women are falling behind. "But I do know that it argues that something we're doing isn't right. If you'...

Dating, Drugs and Sex Make Teens Feel Older Than They are

... of age (SEA). These results suggest an increasing discrepancy between SEA and chronological age across the teen years as young people experience the normative changes associated with adolescence. People in their 20s feel about the age they are or slightly older, but after age 30 and into old age, the average ...

Rheumatologists Underestimate the Patients Ability to Work

...termining their patients functional status. This discrepancy is important to correct because patients can rely on these assessments for their livelihood or other necessities to perform activities of daily living. Rheumatologists are frequently asked to complete functional disability reports by employers, dis...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

...le. These data indicate that there is an important discrepancy between declared satisfaction with therapy and measured activity and functional status, and that clinical activity is not an adequate explanation for satisfaction with therapy, the authors state. In another study led by Steven C. Vlad of Boston Uni...

Dining Out is Risky for Food-allergic Consumers

... establishment. Dr. Sicherer emphasizes that the discrepancy between high comfort in preparation of a safe meal and deficits in knowledge about food allergy found in this study carries important lessons for restaurants and consumers. “Food preparers should familiarize themselves with issues relevant to food ...

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Heart Disease Away

... risk. Such methods he believes could change the discrepancy between the death rate for men and women from cardiovascular disease, which has steadily declined for men over the last 20 years, but has remained relatively the same for women. The new risk-factor list would strengthen existing assessment tools, i...

Poor People Worse Off Following Heart Attack

... American Journal of Medicine. “We found a clear discrepancy when it comes to socioeconomic status,” said Kaul. “We may have equal access health-care coverage in Canada but the bottom line is that people may not be getting equal treatment.” The research team, made up of Wei-Ching Chang, Cynthia Westerhout, M...

Chronotype, a Measure to Assess Patterns of Daily Activities

...uously changes across longitudes, there is often a discrepancy between the natural-light cues one receives as a result of local sun time and the "social" cues one receives as a result of clock time. The extent of such discrepancies depends on the time of year and one's location within a time zone, but can be sub...

Adults with BPD may have undiagnosed ADHD

...order may also have undiagnosed ADHD. "The large discrepancy between the known rates of ADHD comorbidity and the number of patients actually being diagnosed with comorbid ADHD clearly demonstrates that there is still a strong need for increased awareness of adult ADHD, and that physicians treating the adult po...

Williams Syndrome, the Brain, and Music

...bally describe one in almost poetic detail. “The discrepancy between their engaging social use of language and their poor visual-spatial skills is startling,” says Bellugi. “I am confident that once all the evidence is in, we will have identified genes and pathways in the Williams syndrome deletion that underl...

One third of Infant Deaths from Premature Births in U.S.

... issue of the journal Pediatrics. An inexplicable discrepancy in infant mortality statistics in the United States led to the CDC study. Estimates in 2002 by the National Center for Health Statistics showed that 17 percent of infant deaths were linked to premature birth. However, these statistics revealed that t...

Ethnic Differences in Healthcare

...hester Medical Center, said he is not sure why the discrepancy in reporting exists. One theory supported by social psychology research is that African American or Latino patients may feel some pressure to defy stereotypes. So, when doctors or nurses ask them about an event for which they are uncertain, they err ...

Survivors of Childhood Polio Do Well Decades Later As They Age

...experiencing post-polio symptoms increases.” The discrepancy between what some of the patients experienced with growing weakness and their actual measurements of strength and neuronal loss likely is due to increased sensitivity due to their disease experiences, according to Dr. Sorenson. “Patients feel their...

Women Unaware Of Breast Cancer History On Paternal Family Side

...ternal relatives, or medical documentation) of the discrepancy in the reporting of family history of breast cance...e prevention scientists need to be mindful of this discrepancy when using reported family history to design and implement breast cancer health interventions. Prima...

Depression And Chronic Pain Cause Disability In Women

...d disability, but it also highlights a significant discrepancy between the behaviours of men and women. ‘For women in particular, targeting depression may help reduce disability associated with chronic pain.’ Women are already known to report higher levels of depression than men, and are generally found to r...

Health Minister Praises Efforts By NHS In Reducing Patient Waiting Time

... that for their first outpatient appointment. This discrepancy seems to be appearing as the executive judge the performance on how long patients on the waiting list have queued on one particular day. Reports of the details of the delays that were experienced by outpatients seen in the first three months of 2006,...

Alcoholism Linked To Higher Death Rates Among Older Men

... not-at-risk drinkers. One reason for the gender discrepancy may be that women simply don’t drink as much as men, Moore said. Only 89 women in the sample were considered at-risk drinkers, versus 336 men. “So it’s possible we couldn’t see any effect on death rates for women, because there were too few at-risk...

International Teleradiology: The Future Of Radiologic Diagnosis

...adiologists should be board certified to avoid any discrepancy in the reporting. Furthermore, they need to be provided with appropriate licenses to ensure that the examination was indeed performed at a source facility, authorized to do so. The leading Teleradiology giants have agreed with the above recommendat...

Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey

...sex of their next child if given the option. The discrepancy between the two studies is significant but not surprising, Jain said. Infertile couples may feel they have only one chance to have a child, while the general population assumes the opportunity for more children. 'This study should ease the fears of...

Seeing Is Believing Does Not Hold Good For Color Perception

...he yellow color. However, there was a considerable discrepancy when the retinal cells were examined. It was infact greater than a 40:1 ratio, even when all the cases were ‘seeing’ the same color yellow. This finding throws light on the fact that everyone tested had the same color experience despite the differen...

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