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Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks

...ling and social life.'' Patients frequently get insufficient treatment after being diagnosed with epilepsy, with proper medication, more than 70 percent of epileptics could be seizure-free, instead of the current 52 percent, Burns said. Michael R. Sperling, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the Je...

Concerns Raised Over Risks for Patients and Staff in Australian Hospital

...acilities and infrastructure". The risk stems from insufficient isolation rooms, poor sewer and effluent drainage due to aged hydraulic systems, and ailing air-conditioning systems. ASBESTOS within walls and ceilings represents a high risk to staff, parents and patients. HIGH risk of electrical failure and lo...

Chemotherapy Better for Non Small Cell Lung cancer

...ead researcher Sarah Burdett. There was, however, insufficient data to break the patients down into sub-groups and see whether the effectiveness varies for different types of patients or stages of the disease. This research is important because around the world more than a million new cases of lung cancer are d...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

... spinal discs of 13 players were drying out due to insufficient lubrication and were bulging in another 13. The authors point out that the chances of success as a professional player on the circuit are linked to junior career performance, and young athletes spend increasing amounts of time playing and training...

New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

... though they acknowledged that the information was insufficient to enable them to distinguish between sudden infant death syndrome and a specific natural cause. But Bacon and Hey argue that it seems illogical to exclude covert homicide when there is not enough information to exclude a specific natural cause. T...

AIDS Charity AVERT Launches Stop AIDS in Children Campaign

...ilWorld AIDS Day on 1st December 2007. However, if insufficient progress ismade, the campaign will be extended beyond this date. During this time AVERTwill be working with the media to highlight the tragedy of mother-to-childtransmission, and asking members of the public to show their support for thecampaign by '...

Labor's Preventive Health Care Policy Looks to Address Future Needs

...ories sound like good ideas in theory but there is insufficient detail to pass judgement at this time....

Inhaled Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes Shows Mixed Results

...insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes is still insufficient to answer many key clinical questions such as pati...nd lifestyle modifications. When these changes are insufficient to control diabetes, oral medication and sometimes insulin become necessary. Insulin can be deliver...

High Court Warns Medical Staff Against Misuse of Ambulance

...ed the authorities to state the reasons behind the insufficient number of ambulances in hospitals and the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS), a Delhi government unit. Goswami had alleged that CATS had only 100 ambulances and many of them were not functioning properly. The court directed CATS to p...

Is It Worth Having Surgery to Remove Your Tonsils?

... Other factors are the small size of the trial and insufficient data on the severity of infections. Any benefits of the operation must be balanced against potential disadvantages, he writes. The major disadvantage documented in the trial is the 13 days of sore throat after tonsillectomy, which can be severe in ...

Court Seeks Explanation from Hospital for Childs Amputation

...tly that a sensitive nerve got pressed, leading to insufficient blood supply in the limb. Pushpa, Jai's mother, said: "On Jan 21, we noticed boils peeping out of the plaster and immediately rushed to hospital." When the plaster was cut open, the child's leg was covered with boils, the skin had turned red and ...

Higher Intake of Fish and Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Age-related Macular Disease

...uthors conclude. "However, at this time there is insufficient epidemiologic evidence of the relationship between vitamin D level and AMD to make recommendations regarding optimum serum vitamin D levels or milk and fish intake to protect against AMD or its progression. The results of the present research warrant...

Health Experts Discuss Effect of DOTS on TB Control in India

... supposed to curb the spread of drug-resistant TB, insufficient implementation of the program has hindered such efforts. Pachnekar also said that many doctors in the country use trial-and-error methods to treat drug-resistant TB, turning to second-line treatments after first-line drugs fail and the bacteria has h...

Angioplasty Reduces Long-term Cardiac Risk in Heart Patients With 'silent' Ischemia

...ording to a study. Cardiac ischemia is caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle tissue. Silent ischemia can occur without accompanying signs or symptoms of angina (chest pain due to inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle), but can be detected by electrocardiogram (ECG) and other techniques...

Hypnotherapy may Help Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

...hough a recent review of hypnotherapy trials found insufficient evidence to recommend its widespread use and suggested that this treatment option should be restricted to specialist centres dealing with more severe cases of the syndrome. Nevertheless, hypnotherapy has the potential to help those patients whose I...

Treatment Outcomes of Patients With HIV and Tuberculosis

...sing rifamycine. Standard 6-month therapy may be insufficient to prevent relapse in patients with HIV, said Dr. Nahid. The TB relapse rate for HIV-infected patients was found to be 6.6 percent versus 0.8 percent in uninfected/unknown patients. This finding was in contrast to other studies that did not find an...

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates With Premature Aging

...ppears that in the long run, even these cells were insufficient to maintain tissue integrity. Think of aging as a slow loss of stem cells, a deterioration of pools of cells that reside in each tissue type, says Brown. We accelerated the aging process by wiping out a large fraction of these cells prematurely, in...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

...ented rules and policies, inadequate oversight and insufficient reimbursement," the Defense Department's mental health task force said last month after reviewing the military's psychological care system. The Tricare office that serves Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, and Fort Bragg, N....

Insufficient Sleep Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Study

...there is also a physiological price to be paid for insufficient time under the sheets. The study found that a sleep deficit built up over just five nights can significantly stress the heart. The researchers tested the cardiac function of their 39 volunteers twice -- once at the beginning of the study, after a ...

US Army to Recruit More Psychiatrists to Counsel Stressed Out Soldiers

...d ethics lapses partly on the strain of combat and insufficient training troops got before being sent to the battlefront. A report from a Defense Department task force released Thursday also found "current efforts fall significantly short" in providing help for troops. "The psychological health needs of Ameri...

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