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Say "no" to x-rays

...ll and may lead to a greater reporting of pain and limitation of actvities. The authors said their study shows that radiography should not be given to patients suffering lower back pain unless serious spinal disease is suspected. <br...

Hormone replacement therapy helps women

...ive function - especially in older women. The main limitation of this study is that 90 per cent of the women were members of the Common Church, a religion that forbids tobacco and alcohol. We can't be sure the cognitive benefit wasn't due, at least in part, to this lifestyle. But other studies of HRT and cognit...

No explanation on schizophrenia gene

...ence gathered by researchers in other fields. One limitation had been that diagnosing schizophrenia is based on self-assessed symptoms, said Dr Ward. There's no lab test for hallucinations, you just rely on the patient saying they are having them." More holistic studies, looking at the brain structure, functio...

Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer

...urs, has been done on a standard gamma camera. The limitation of this kind of camera is that it cannot pick up small tumours within dense breast tissue. The Hopkins team has designed a new, breast specific, camera that overcomes these limitations. In a study of 40 women, with a total of 60 tumours, the new sy...

Onset Linked To Severity of Asthma

...k of the asthma, yet they still had severe airflow limitation and many asthma symptoms. Specifically, researchers say more than 75 percent of patients who developed asthma before 12 say they wheezed most or all of the time when exposed to dust or pollens. In contrast, only 40 percent of patients diagnosed after...

Exercise can improve functional limitation of arthritis patients

... physical activities seems to increase the risk of limitation in movements due to arthritis in these patients. Severe form of arthritis often makes the patients unable to perform even the daily simple movements of walking and sitting down etc. One of the major costs of therapy for arthritis patients is the the...

Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating

...nt, p · Patients reported significantly less limitation in interpersonal and social situations. Before treatment only 17 to 33percent of patients reported being somewhat or very satisfied with their ability to perform non-work activities, a proportion that increased to 78 to 88 percent of patients after t...

Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk

..., risk of fractures can be marginally reduced. The limitation of the study is that this result is limited to aged people living in nursing homes or other institutions. “Frail older people confined to institutions appear to experience a reduction in hip and other non-vertebral fractures if given vitamin D with...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

...blished // in the latest issue of JAMA. Mobility limitation (i.e., difficulty walking and climbing steps) is c...hysical activity was associated with less mobility limitation for all ACE I/D genotypes, the improved risk benefit was significantly greater for those possessing ...

Selenium linked to osteoarthritis

... walking painful, is the leading cause of activity limitation among adults in developed countries." Researchers feel that difference in selenium concentration in the diet occurs due to difference in selenium concentration in vegetables, which occurs due to cultivation of vegetables in soil without much seleniu...

A Change In Lifestyle Can Help In Weight Reduction

... steps and gradually increase daily walking. One limitation of the study is that it only included obese patients who were otherwise healthy and excluded obese patients with health problems possibly related to their obesity, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, kidney disease,...

Detecting MRSA Is No More A Problem

...t it is a cheap and sensitive assay. But one major limitation is the time factor definitive identification is available only 48 to 96 hours after sample collection. In this time MRSA cross-transmission occur leading to a normal person contacting the disease....

Good News For The Obese People

...the patients on unrestricted diets. A potential limitation of the USF study was that the researchers looked for at least a 50 percent difference in bone turnover between the dieters and non-dieters. It's possible that more subtle effects on bone quality might have been found, Dr. Carter said, particularly if...

Low Carbohydrate Diet Packs No Bone Loss

...4 pounds) than the subjects on normal diet. The limitation of the USF study was surfed by Dr. Carter and other researchers, and they have found, if the low carbohydrate diet was maintained beyond three months, reduced bone quality might result. ...

Britain Feels the Urgency to Vaccinate the Poultry against Bird Flu

...nfluenza outbreak should not be done as there is a limitation in the availability of vaccines. The European Union has allowed Europe's two largest poultry producers, France and the Netherlands, to vaccinate hens, ducks and geese against a deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. Supporters of vaccination and the orga...

Enzyme Urokinase Better Option In Empyema For Kids

...ision of surgery, said Dr. Sonnappa. Also, a major limitation of the surgical procedure is that it is highly dependent on the skill of the operator. Poor results in some centers have been reported, and surgical expertise to perform pediatric video-assisted thorascopic surgery is limited to a few major centers i...

Study Finds That Brain Areas Of People With Autism Do Not Work In Coordination

... of the corpus callosum seem to play a role in the limitation on synchronization. In people with autism, anatomical connectivity -- based on the size of the white matter -- was found to be positively correlated with functional connectivity, which is the synchronization of the active brain regions. They also fou...

Cancer Research: Yet Another Milestone

...itivity. As acquired drug resistance poses a major limitation to the long-term efficacy of taxanes, the discovery of txr1 as a component of a novel pathway of taxane cytotoxicity opens up a new avenue to modulate chemotherapeutic drug response and sensitize cancer cells to drug treatment. (Source: Eurekaler...

Exercise Better Than Ergonomics to Treat Upper-Body Work Injuries

... effectiveness of many of these interventions. One limitation centered on varied and vague definitions of “work-relatedness.” In the Netherlands, “work-related” means that people have complaints that get worse when they are working, yet decrease or diminish on the weekend or when they are on holiday. Verhagen...

CHEK 2 Gene Mutation Triples Breast Cancer Risk

...disease." According to the study's authors, a key limitation of the research was that it included only white Danish women; it is not known to what extent CHEK2 mutations are found among black, Hispanic or other women, or whether the breast cancer risk associated with CHEK2 mutations among these women is of a s...

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