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Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

... breathing and at reducing infections and hospital visits than the best current treatment, researchers said. They were addressing scientists at the World Congress on Lung Health recently. The inhaled drug, Spiriva, could be available by the year 2002. And if it turns out to be as good as it looks right now...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

...recorded in a central patient record, and pharmacy visits will be tracked. All charting will be done at the patient's bedside, "getting the nurses' back to the patient's side" and making doctors more efficient.Oracle will provide the technology that will allow Health South to improve record-keeping and pati...

No harm in reducing prenatal check up to 3 - 6 times says WHO report

... during pregnancy instead of the prescribed 8 - 11 visits as in the developed nations. However, these women... not more at risk than women who had more prenatal visits to have a low birth weight baby, or have anemia during pregnancy, or spend longer in the hospital th...

Excessive use of antibiotics for sore throat

...re throat.// The survey analysed 2,000 physician visits by adults whose chief complaint was sore throat. Antibiotics were used in 73 per cent of visits, and of these prescriptions, 68 per cent were for non-recommended antibiotics. Over-use of antibiotics in this way increases the threat of antibiotic resi...

Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription

...-1999 observational study of nearly 300 outpatient visits to 18 family practices in the US. All of the visits were related to acute respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, bronchitis or middle-ear...

Pharmaceutical companies are targeting patients

...1996.// Spending that targets doctors - including visits from sales representatives, free samples and medical journal ads - decreased from 91% to 84% during the same period. They analyzed data on media advertising and sales of individual drugs, examining trends since 1996, the year before the Food and Drug...

Home care aids in lung disease

...re group enjoyed a 65 per cent reduction in return visits to the emergency room, compared to the controls. T...titlement of care - most managed on just two nurse visits rather than the five permitted....

Acupuncture in Paediatric care

...tudy which shows significant rise in the number of visits made to acupuncturists, proves the popularity of the traditional method for relief of pain. However, it has not reached mainstream pediatric treatment yet. Very few acupuncturists treat children and not many pediatricians are familiar with acupunctu...

Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks!

... added that studies have to be conducted to see if visits to a marriage counselor or stress therapist can be effective in lowering blood pressure, for people with mild hypertension and a troubled relationship....

Association of depression and diabetes

...r mental health professional though the pattern of visits to psychiatrists or mental health professionals did not differ by diabetes status. It was also found that diabetics who smoked, had poor health, and lived under a low economic status were all associated more closely with depression than non-diabetics...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

...ion of preventive and acute therapies shows office visits declined by more than 50 percent, emergency room visits decreased by more than 80 percent, and medication costs decreased by about $40 to $140 per patient. ...

Photographs An Effective Tool In Detecting Skin Cancer

...hey also performed skin self-exams during doctor’s visits and were given copies of the photographs. Researchers then changed the appearance of the patients’ existing moles and created new moles on the photographs using cosmetic eyeliner pencils. Results of the study show patients who used the photographs ...

Study On Self Measurement Of Blood Pressure

...ther group’s measurements were averaged from three visits to a physician’s office. The patients were followed for a year. Researchers found 25 percent of home blood pressure patients had stopped the high blood pressure drug treatment compared to 11 percent of the office blood pressure patients by the end ...

Does Your Prescription Have An Inappropriate Medicine?

...00. The results showed nearly 8 percent of all the visits involved prescribing at least one drug on the “inappropriate” list. Nearly 4 percent of the visits involved the prescribing of a drug considered by the experts to be “never or rarely appropriate” for...

Reducing Depression In Seniors

...receive the intervention. The program consisted of visits and phone calls from a therapist as well as treatment that encouraged the seniors to increase their physical activity and become more social. After one year, participants who received the intervention were about five-times more likely to have at leas...

A Drug That Might Relieve Chronic Cough

...he medical office accounting for 30 million office visits annually. Chronic cough is considered a disease of the lungs, organs and tissues of the respiratory tract and upper // part of the digestive tract, or even psychiatric in nature. The common treatments are successful for a great majority of patients w...

Better Treatment Options For Osteoporosis

...to 2003.They reported that the number of physician visits for osteoporosis increased four-fold between 1994 and 2003. However researchers say the treatment of osteoporosis has improved in recent years in association with the availability of new medications and they say that now physicians are prescribing ...

Monitoring Blood Pressure

...ther group’s measurements were averaged from three visits to a physician’s office. The patients were followed for a year. Researchers found 25 percent of home blood pressure patients had stopped the high blood pressure drug treatment compared to 11 percent of the office blood pressure patients by the end ...

Study shows that interventions from health workers can bring about changes in asthma causes

...o two groups, one had a highly intensive series of visits from the health workers during the time period and other had only one visit from the health workers for the entire year. The results of the study show that symptoms of pediatric asthma declined considerably in the first group that received intensiv...

Differing reactions to anti clotting drugs may be due to genetic variation.

...cal history of the patients. It may take months of visits to the physicians to find out the right dose for the patient even then. Genetic variations are often not considered here. The new research will emphasize the study of people’s reaction to medications and their genetic coding, also called pharmacogene...

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