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One-third of Adults Have Had Some Form of Alcohol Use Disorder During Their Lifetimes

...whites and younger and unmarried individuals while lifetime rates were highest among middle-aged Americans," the authors write. The study revealed that alcohol abuse among participants developed at an average age of 22.5, while dependence began at an average age of 21.9. It also showed that alcohol dependen...

Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...l immunity to influenza because they have had less lifetime exposure. Close contact with each other in school, home and daycare settings increases children's risk of getting and spreading the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends three steps to protect against influenza: vac...

New Strategy to Counter Problem Drinking

...who seeks alcohol treatment is ready to consider a lifetime without alcohol, so an abstinence goal can be a barrier for some people considering help. Many health professionals are convinced that a harm reduction approach can draw more people into treatment, said Anton, director of the Center for Drug and Al...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

...istry and also agreed to the Crown's request for a lifetime firearms ban....

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

...osition from which people may opt out during their lifetime if they so wish. The BMA is calling on the Scottish Executive to assess the level of support for such a policy. It is not acceptable to reject presumed consent without at least making a clear effort to determine what the publics opinion is on this...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...n computerized simulation models suggests that the lifetime risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure ..., and colleagues conducted a study to estimate the lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of cancer incidence associated with radiation exposure from a 64-slice CTCA,...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

The lifetime risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure ... of radiation. According to the researchers, the lifetime cancer risk estimates for standard cardiac scans varied from 1 in 143 for a 20-year-old woman to 1 i...

Rural Work Ethic Curbs Elderly Heart Care

...ciated the causes of their heart conditions with a lifetime of hard labour and stressful work conditionsusually farm and manual labour--they felt they had little control over the progression of their illness. Patients often spoke of how theyve learned to live with, ignore or dont think about their heart condi...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

...eart transplant and medical bills that reached the lifetime insurance cap, his family -- an upper-middle class family of 4 -- turned to Medicaid. Fourteen states now cover adults through the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Wisconsin is one of them. On May 30, the state got a Medicaid waiver that ...

Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies

...also for unexpectedly severe earthquakes once in a lifetime or in centuries,' says Dr. Fukagawa. Dr. Kopp's work was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services....

Morning Sickness may Signify Lower Breast Cancer Risk

...biological conditions that may influence a woman's lifetime risk for breast cancer," he added. The study and its results were presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research's annual meeting in Boston....

Wear Protective Sunglasses, Not Just for Style

... 80 percent of exposure to UV rays over a person's lifetime occurs before the age of 18," said Susan Blakeney, optometric adviser at the College of Optometrists. Experts added that people with light-coloured eyes were more at risk from damage caused by ultraviolet rays if they failed to wear good-quality s...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...rd University economist Linda Bilmes estimates the lifetime health-care tab for these troops will be $250 billion to $650 billion a wide range but a huge sum no matter how you slice it. Who are the wounded? Lee Jones, 24, of Lumberton, N.C., was severely burned on the face, hands, feet and legs when his ...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

...s. Among meditators with more than 40,000 hours of lifetime practice, these areas were hardly affected at all. "Most people, if they heard a baby screaming, would have some emotional response," Davidson says, but not the highly experienced meditators. "They do hear the sound, we can detect that in the audi...

Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method

...red blood cells dramatically increases the in vivo lifetime of the nanoparticles. Polymeric nanoparticles a...ls combines the advantages of the long circulating lifetime of the red blood cell, and their abundance, with the robustness of polymeric nanoparticles, said Mit...

Repeated Brain Stimulation in Old Age can Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

...ned after controlling for past cognitive activity, lifetime socioeconomic status, and current social and physical activity. "Alzheimer's disease is among the most feared consequences of old age. The enormous public health problems posed by the disease are expected to increase during the coming decades as th...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

... likely to report above-average health compared to lifetime abstainers and former light drinkers. And women who were moderate drinkers were more than twice as likely to report above-average health as those who abstained. Researchers say the results may have something to do with the healthy lifestyles of mod...

Girls With Cancer Given Fertility Hope

...fertility by destroying the ovaries containing the lifetime stock of eggs or shorten a woman's fertile period. For the first time Israeli doctors have found eggs in ovarian tissue taken from girls as young as five - and say they will offer the treatment to girls aged three. They have frozen 167 eggs from...

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

... whether to have prophylactic surgery or undergo a lifetime of intensive screening. For the report, the authors analyzed data from six studies that screened a total of 1,920 women thought to be at very high risk of breast cancer due to their family history. The average age of these women ranged from 38 to 4...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...ever smokers. A total of 495 people reported their lifetime secondhand smoke exposure, with an average of abou... study authors found that elderly people with high lifetime exposure to secondhand smoke were approximately 30 percent more likely to develop dementia than thos...

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