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Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...id getting LDL cholesterol below 100 is one of the goals of the National Cholesterol Education Program. He also said treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has been shown to have additional benefits to patients aside from lowering cholesterol -- which is known to help reduce heart attack risk. "...

Gel assists head and neck cancer

... for those who received the placebo gel. Treatment goals for patients included pain control, wound care, sy...platin/epinephrine gel met more of their treatment goals than the control group. Authors of the study write, "Cisplatin/epinephrine injectable gel reduces ...

Kids not getting enough Physical Exercise

...ols to check if the Healthy People 2010 initiative goals are being met. The initiative suggested PE time be...l was falling short in meeting Healthy People 2010 goals for PE in both frequency and activity intensity and that more standardized requirements and more sta...

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight

...d exercise habits. Attainable eating and exercise goals should be set and celebrated when achieved. Self-esteem issues regarding appearance and other issues should be addressed by parents in a sensitive and positive fashion to avoid emotional outbursts that can derail positive changes.<br...

Lasers for Acne

.... They speculate it will be able to accomplish two goals during one session. They believe further studies must be done to determine whether the lasers should be used alone or in conjunction with pharmacological treatment....

Multi-Drug Therapy Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure

...s at 862 sites in 14 countries. The blood pressure goals were less than 140 millimeters of mercury (systoli...ss than 90 millimeters of mercury (diastolic). The goals for patients with diabetes or renal impairment were less than 130 millimeters of mercury (systolic) ...

Multi-Drug Therapy Found To Be More Effective in Lowering B.P

...s at 862 sites in 14 countries. The blood pressure goals were less than 140 millimeters of mercury (systoli...ss than 90 millimeters of mercury (diastolic). The goals for patients with diabetes or renal impairment were less than 130 millimeters of mercury (systolic) ...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...ts are oriented towards pleasure rather than other goals and have an impaired ability to make decisions. It could also be why addicts go back to taking more of the drug and ex-addicts often become addicted again faster than those who have never taken it. They hope that understanding how connections oper...

Insomniacs have increased activity of stress hormones

... that doctors should now refocus their therapeutic goals and now work to decrease the levels of physiologic arousal in insomniacs, instead of aiming to improve nighttime sleep . According to researchers antidepressants should be recommended to insomniac patients which will decrease the activity of the str...

Physicians Lack Clinical Guidelines For Treating Elderly With Multiple Illnesses

... CPG addressed older patients with co-morbidities, goals of treatment, interactions between recommendations, burden to patients and caregivers, patient preferences, life expectancy, and quality of life. For a hypothetical 79-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes, osteop...

Generic Drugs Usage In US Can Save $20 Billion – Express Script Surve

...oal projected in the report. The generic fill rate goals utilized in the study are based on an evaluation of clinical efficacy and market dynamics of branded and generic medications. Steve Miller, MD, Express Scripts Vice President, Research said, 'We have only scratched the surface in taking advantage of...

Programs for development of health in poor countries not effective

...erculosis. Current approaches must change if the goals are to be achieved more quickly. In curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS, treatment with first-line antiretrovirals has now become at least as cost effective as some of the well known preventive interventions, such as voluntary counselling and testing, say...

Health Conclave to be opened by minister

...DG to be achieved by 2015. Three out of the eight goals are directly related to health. 'In 2005, we are a little more than halfway towards the MDG target date,' a CII statement said. (IANS)...

India Needs To Pay More Attention To Detecting Cancer

...bal and illiterate belts. 'Millennium development goals cannot be achieved without providing community health education through training, especially for rural and tribal women. And it's the best way to break the cycle of ill health, hunger and poverty,' said McGilligan. Speaking about cancer risk and its...

Online information system for patients

...re our best opportunity was for really testing the goals of collaborative self-management support in our existing programs and that is when the multiple sclerosis patients surfaced as an ideal opportunity for this grant proposal.” She added, “We already have a lot of experience with the involvement of th...

Health bonds to immunize the poor

...ated to poverty. If countries achieve the health goals set for 2015, more than 70 million children who live in the world's poorest countries will receive each year life-saving vaccines against the following diseases: tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, rubella, yellow fever, haemophilu...

Happiness Plays An Important Role In Success

...ions, which also motivates people to undertake new goals and succeed at them. Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky of t...them to be more likely to work actively toward new goals and build new resources. When people feel happy, they tend to feel confident, optimistic, and energe...

Loose weight without that dreaded sweat

...system to track their activities and achieve their goals by using the “No Sweat Exercise Pyramid” and a point system. It would appeal to many people and hope it works for them too. ...

Medical Journals should create awareness on Child survival

...crease child survival. The Lancet reports that the goals of the two millennium projects are achievable, Millennium Development Goal – 4 (MDG) asks for a reduction in mortality rates in children below the age of 5 and MDG-5 wants a reduction in maternal mortality. Global fund for child welfare should be cre...

Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge

...y in winter, everyone should set concrete exercise goals and schedule activities," advises health psychologist Sonia Lippke of Berlin's Free University. Lippke and fellow psychologist Jutta Wittig are working on a study of the "weaker self" and how people can be active in a healthy way despite it. "A lot...

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