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UK Uneasy Over Involvement of Doctors in Terror Attacks, but Not Panicking Over Non European Medics

...icial said, on condition of anonymity. It seems at odds with their profession, which is to look after people. Abhay Chopada, a colorectal surgeon who emigrated from India in 1994, said that the suspects should be thought of not as doctors, but as terrorists. Perhaps they had been radicalized by the Iraq...

Medicaid Data Analysis

...edical School. Substance abuse actually lowers the odds of being treated in a community setting. The stu...d beneficiaries have co-occurring disorders, their odds of inpatient and emergency department use and hospital-based psychiatric treatment go up and use of ...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

... told that this move will dramatically reverse the odds for her - without the surgery there is a 90 per cent chance she will develop breast cancer; with it, there is a 90-per-cent chance she won't. "My family have tried to dissuade me. They think that illness comes directly from God and that you should...

Meth Users Involved in Violence, Sexual Risk-Taking: Study

...acks were less likely to use meth than whites. Yet odds of meth use among Native Americans was four- times higher than for whites. "We also found that among both women and men, crystal meth users were more likely to be involved in risk-taking and antisocial behaviors such as selling drugs and engaging i...

President Bush Not for Expansion of Child Health Insurance

...ens Health Insurance Program. He seems to be at odds with the Democratic majority in Congress, with a substantial number of Republican lawmakers and with many governors of both parties, who want to expand the popular program to cover some of the nations 8 million uninsured children, but he doesnt seem ...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

... at higher-performing hospitals can increase their odds of surviving the hospitalization. These data are not just for consumers, said Arnold Epstein, John H Foster Professor of Health Policy and Management at HSPH and the studys senior author. This program should also motivate hospitals to improve the c...

Smokers may Be Motivated to Quit During Interventions in Hospital Stays

...smokers underwent interventions such as these, the odds of quitting smoking increased by 65 percent at six months to 12 months after discharge from the hospital. Less intensive interventions did not produce any benefit. Just offering brief advice to quit, or even counseling someone for 30 minutes in the ...

20 Mg Rimonabant Per Day may Help to Quit Smoking

...ople given 20 mg rimonabant increased by 50% their odds of remaining abstinent compared with those on plac...while using 20mg rimonabant increased by 50% their odds of staying abstinent if they continued taking either 5mg or 20mg rimonabant, compared with those who...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

...red with 52 percent of the healthy children. The odds ratio for children with the gene variant was 1.62 compared to control children, meaning that those who have the variant were 62 percent more likely to have Crohns disease than children with the more common allele. A separate test that analyzed trio...

Longer Term Breast-feeding Reduces the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

...een 1 and 12 months history of breast feeding, the odds ratio was 0.74, with a 95% confidence interval compared directly to those who had never breast fed. The data was taken from a community-based health study incorporating information from the Swedish National Hospital Discharge and the National Caus...

Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

...subtypes. Researchers calculated gender-specific odds ratios for anti-CCP positive RA with 95% confidence intervals for subjects with different consumptions of alcohol, smoking and HLA-DRB1 SE alleles, compared with subjects less exposed to alcohol (0-3 units per week), using logistic regression models ...

Boffin Identifies Gene Causing Otosclerosis

..."Combining the data from both groups with a common odds ratio gave a very significant result, from which we were able to conclude that we were the first to identify a gene that influences the susceptibility for otosclerosis", said Thys. "And, as further evidence, we were also able to show that a more ac...

New Methods to Quit Smoking

... review shows how nicotine patches can double the odds of successful quitting. Another concludes that th...ecently approved in the UK by NICE), increased the odds of successful long-term smoking cessation more than threefold compared with pharmacologically unassi...

Children With Chronic Illness Die in Hospitals

... racial and ethnic disparities persisted, with the odds of dying at home remaining significantly lower among black and Hispanic children compared to white children. This study cannot tell us why these racial and ethnic disparities exist, said Feudtner. If they reflect different preferences among these ...

Should Menstrual Suppression Be a Lifestyle Choice?

...ughout adulthood is a modern development and is at odds with what female bodies were designed to do. But if it is more common today to have monthly menstrual cycles throughout adult life, this does not in itself mean that monthly menstruation is unnatural, much less that it is a medical problem, argues ...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...orking as a truck driver or rock climbing. * The odds of dying from aspirin, clozapine, Tysabri and Vioxx are about equal to the corresponding risk for driving in a passenger car. * Out of all modes of transportation, only motorcycles pose a greater risk (450 per 100,000 person-years) than all drugs, ...

Report Examines Medical Students' Perceived Readiness To Treat Diverse Patients

...ystem or who have cultural or religious beliefs at odds with Western medicine. In addition, many residents cited obstacles to providing cross-cultural care, including a lack of time, lack of language-appropriate written materials, inadequate access to interpreters and lack of experience in treating such p...

Use of Swedish 'snus' is Linked to a Doubled Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

...se who use neither product. But 9,991 wont, so the odds arent that bad," he says. The debate on whether the net effect of snus is positive or negative has been raging for many years. Some scientists and health carers have advocated the use of snus, as it is likely to lead to that people will smoke less....

Dont Worry- Be Good To Your Heart

...ncrease in the overall anxiety score increased the odds of nonfatal heart attack or death by 6 percent. The authors conclude that initial anxiety scores failed to predict negative patient outcomes, "suggesting that assessing anxiety regularly over the long-term is necessary. The authors also suggest t...

Myths About Melanoma Could Lead to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment

...udy clearly illustrates that melanoma can defy the odds in terms of diagnosis and all suspicious lesions should be evaluated without exception. Myth: People of color dont get skin cancer. Fact: While Caucasians are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma than other races, studies show that...

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