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Stop smoking and reduce weight

...ol of Medicine found that a treatment program that focuses on reducing women's concerns about weight is the first treatment to significantly improve smoking cessation in weight-concerned women. Previous interventions for weight-concerned women assumed that the best approach to fostering smoking cessation was...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...ostic frequency setting of 2 megahertz, the device focuses on the clot while the tPA is infused over a period of about an hour and then continues to track the clot for an hour after infusion. Alexandrov said sound waves are very powerful and a low thumping "could mechanically shake apart a clot." But that a...

Prefiguring Alzheimer's disease

... could be studied after death. The current study focuses on 120 nuns and shows that those who had neurofibrillary tangles in their brains, after death, were more likely to have performed poorly on memory tests, without actually showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The tangles are generally seen as the ...

Breast cancer risk seen in twins

...r monitoring to address her enhanced risk. It also focuses future research efforts onto looking for the genes underlying breast cancer . Hence a combination of genes is more likely to be responsible for many diseases....

Preventing mental decline in the aged

...Study of Aging in New York looked at research that focuses on various lifestyle factors and medical conditions that affect seniors and their cognitive ability. Researchers report most factors are potentially modifiable or manageable. For example, studies show that lifelong learning, mental and physical exe...

Stroke and Dementia - a ghastly association

...eased risk of death. Currently, stroke prevention focuses on patients without dementia, but researchers felt that doctors also need to focus on patients with dementia in order to improve their survival rate....

Screening of Lazy Eye

...ot in the eye affected by the condition. The study focuses on the risk of vision loss in the normal eye in the future.// At least 2 percent of the population is born with amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye. Many countries routinely screen for lazy eye. The goal is to restore vision to as normal as possibl...

Shunt for Alzheimer's Disease

...e progression of Alzheimer's disease. The research focuses on draining cerebrospinal fluid. This type of shunting was first used in 1970 for dementia, however the procedure was no longer used// when there seemed to be a high incidence of side effects related to the shunts. Recent studies of this type of shun...

Hope for 11 million children facing death from illnesses

...t need to reduce child mortality the strategy also focuses on adolescents. There are 1.2 billion adolescents world wide who face specific health threats such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco and alcohol use, depression, suicide and violence. The impact of these health problems is dramatic. Each day among adolescents the...

Drug Users and Risk of Death

...udy conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom focuses on which drug-users are at the greatest risk of death. Researchers looked at the drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2000 and 2001. Results show 292 drug-related deaths in 2000 and 332 drug-related deaths in 2001. Researchers say, of the 332 people w...

Depression a cause for Death in Elderly

...ked at the elderly in particular. // A new study focuses on depression in elderly people living in the community and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. The study, involved 250 participants in a community health program. At the start of the study, researchers determined the presence of dep...

Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

...advanced type 1 diabetes in mice. The new research focuses on the biological mechanism behind that accomplishment. David Nathan, M.D., director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Centers, says: "These exciting findings in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes suggest that patients who are developing t...

Islet Cells May Lead to Diabetes CureChildren

...advanced type 1 diabetes in mice. The new research focuses on the biological mechanism behind that accomplishment. Researchers, say: “These exciting findings in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes suggest that patients who are developing the disease could be rescued from further destruction of their insulin-pro...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

...or, urban patients with low back pain. The program focuses on boosting confidence in order to increase their motivation to incorporate suggestions that would improve their back pain. For the study, researchers included 211 patients who visited a physician for low back pain. The patients were randomly assig...

Self-Management Program Beneficial for Back Pain

...or, urban patients with low back pain. The program focuses on boosting confidence in order to increase their motivation to incorporate suggestions that would improve their back pain. For the study, researchers included 211 patients who visited a physician for low back pain. The patients were randomly assig...

Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients

...n of blood clots or venous thrombosis.The research focuses on patients who have a catheter in the main artery in their thigh called the femoral artery.// Almost half of the 31 million patients admitted into the intensive care unit each year receive a central venous catheter. It’s estimated femoral vein plac...

Survival Of Colon Cancer Patients

... patients. Thus researchers say because the study focuses on drugs no longer used for cancer, there is a need for further research and they suggest the use of a three-year point and five-year point to compare treatments instead of five and 10 years, saying this could allow for a more timely completion of tr...

Possible location of lung cancer genes found

...leotide polymorphism (SNP) array technology, which focuses on the building blocks of individual genes, to identify regions of chromosomes where genes were either left out or multiplied over and over – mistakes that are often associated with cancer. In this effort, SNP (pronounced "snip") arrays have been use...

Link between Faith, Health and Healing

...encouraged to love life again. The adult programme focuses on inculcating healthy eating habits, ability-appropriate exercise, mind/body and faith/health disciplines. To reinforce their faith in God Cancer Survival and Bible Study Kits are given to all cancer patients. A point to be made here is that thes...

Pill might be able to reduce the damage loud noise does to your hearing

...noisy basic training. These days, much of the work focuses on antioxidants, the chemical class that most famously includes vitamins C and E. That's because loud noise doesn't always damage the delicate inner ear immediately just by brute force. Rather, in most cases it provokes the inner ear into making har...

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