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Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

...or a variety of risk factors. "Assessment included severity of symptoms, coronary artery disease risk factors, short form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, and social activities questionnaire," the researchers say. They were later given scores on the basis of their own perception of their health status. Patients we...

Nearly all asthma deaths preventable

...ssisted the survey say that underestimation of the severity of asthma can lead to dangerous and life threatening situations....

ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

... patients treated with ATG had lower rejection and severity rates than patients who received standard steroid treatment. Also the acute rejection was 33% lesser in these patients. Rejection was reversed in all patients who received rabbit ATG by increasing the anti-rejection drug alone, while 60 percent of p...

New point scale to ascertain the stroke recovery

...e onset of the stroke and the MRI to determine the severity of the stroke. The size of the stroke abnormaliti...sts called the stroke assesment tests to asses the severity of mental damage through simple questions and tasks patients must answer or perform. The time inter...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...for various heart conditions, found that the cough severity decreased following the supplementation with iron....subjects scored their symptoms on the basis of its severity which ranged from no cough (0) to severe cough that persisted and interfered with daily activities a...

Surgery a safety in senility

...six months. In both groups, patients said both the severity of their angina symptoms, and their quality of life had improved. But far greater improvements were seen in the group who had undergone revascularisation....

Alternative therapies popular with Parkinson's patients

...ve or more different ones. There's no link between severity of disease and use of CAM, so turning to alternatives is not a last resort.// The use of CAM was most widespread among higher income, younger and better-educated patients. What's of concern is that only half of those using CAM told their doctors ab...

Heart disease correlation to periodontal disease

... levels of C-reactive protein were correlated with severity of periodontal disease, after adjusting for age, smoking status, cholesterol level, body mass index and triglycerides. The pathogens tested for were also associated with higher levels of C-reactive protein. Significantly more patients with cardiovasc...

Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems

...ogical health. The team also collected data on the severity of the patients' tumors. Breslau's team found that about one third of the patients were psychologically distressed. Of the patients, 26% reported having obsessive-compulsive thoughts, 18% reported having psychotic thoughts and 23% reported experienci...

More about HIV

...tress, according to current research, can increase severity of infectious viruses such as mononucleosis and can activate dormant viruses such as genital herpes, cold sores, and HIV. Studies have shown, for example, that chronic depression and negative attitudes were associated with a rapid decline of T cells ...

Allergies are related to mothers' menses

... other factors that can affect the development and severity of allergies, such as maternal age, smoking, the season of birth, parental allergies and socioeconomic status. The researchers found that mothers whose periods started younger than 12 were almost one and a half times more likely to have children who ...

Deprived sleep leads to ageing

...he body to the ageing process and may increase the severity of age-related chronic disorders such as heart disease and diabetes, researchers have found. These days, the average number of hours people spend asleep per night in more developed countries has decreased from nine hours to seven-and-a-half hours. Th...

Hormones Linked To Migraines

...egulate these hormones could prevent or reduce the severity of the headaches, according to Dr. Mario Peres, the study's lead author. // According to the report, chronic migraine sufferers had higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is involved in the control of blood pressure and blood sugar metabo...

A boon to epileptics

...g and cause unconsciousness and jerking movements. severity of seizures suffered. Magnetic stimulation has also been used in the field of mental health where recent research has found it to alleviate some cases of depression....

Depression linked to mortality

...een seen in depression and could contribute to the severity of stroke or heart attack. Doctors need to take more care to screen their patients for mental illness....

Memory loss associated with microbes

...ganism. Headaches and stomach problems follow. The severity of the symptoms appears to be proportional to the amount of exposure to the toxin excreted by the microbe. The first evidence that the microscopic creature, a dinoflagellate, could kill came from US fishermen who noted that fish in the Pocomoke River...

Cut your puff's

...n-smokers. Larger clots increase both the risk and severity of heart attacks as it is more likely to block blood flow to the heart completely. The less blood that gets to the heart, the more severe the damage. Researchers studied 800 heart attack patients who were given angiograms before the blocked artery ...

Headache splitter

...management training can significantly reduce// the severity and frequency of chronic tension headches, which strike millions of people. The regimen is for people with mild to moderate head pain that occurs more than 15 days a month for at least six months. Although antidepressants require a prescription, the...

Drug Combo Works Better for children with ADHD, Tics

...owed improvement. And when it came to reducing the severity of a child's tic symptoms, the most effective treatment also appeared to be a combination of Ritalin and clonidin....

Medications linked to xerostomia and caries

...ries in patients with different levels of clinical severity of asthma as well as patients in different geographic and socioeconomic environments.Dr. Salinas notes that children with asthma who had the highest caries rates tended to be those who were young, usually under age 5. “A pulmonologist told me that w...

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