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Digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis may decrease patient recall rates

Nationally, about ten percent of women in the US are recalled for a second mammogram after an abnormality is detected on the first onefor most women this can be very stressful. However the use of digital breast tomosynthesis and full-field digital mammography combined may be associated with a subs...

Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases

CHICAGO The overall number of glaucoma surgical procedures appears to be increasing, but payments by Medicare for the procedures have been decreasing, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Glaucoma is one of the leading cause...

Health clinic conditions may be to blame for decrease in primary care physicians

MAYWOOD Adverse work conditions may be to blame for the decline in the number of primary care physicians nationwide, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine . "Unfavorable work conditions are associated with stress, burnout and intent to leave f...

Independent / Provider-Sponsored Administrative Cost Trends Increase in 2008 as Ratios Decrease on Product Mix Change

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Per member administrative costs grew by 11.5% in 2008, compared with 4.9% in 2007. Adjusting for the shift in product mix towards Medicare Advantage, administrative expense growth increased by 6.2% in 2008 from 3.1% in 2007. By contrast, administrative expenses...

Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations

An emergency rule intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with Hawaiian air tours was followed by a 47 percent reduction in sightseeing crashes, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and...

For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Market Share for TNF-alpha Inhibitors Will Decrease Through 2018

Actemra/RoActemra Will Emerge as the Preferred Biological Drug for TNF-Refractory Patients, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare iss...

Cell Therapeutics Reports 76% Decrease in First Quarter 2009 Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders; Completion of Pixantrone NDA Submission on Track for Second Quarter 2009

Pixantrone Named-Patient Program Initiated in Europe SEATTLE, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) reported recent accomplishments and financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. "Our focus for the first half of 2009 was to in...

Treating HIV earlier to decrease the risk of death

This release is available in French . Montreal, April 14 2009 Begin treatment as early as possible: this general common sense rule seems to apply to most diseases except HIV-AIDS, which is only treated once a certain number of immune cells called "CD4+" cells have disappeared. The results...

Omega-3 EPA/DHA May Decrease Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - A new study presented in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the AACR (American Association for Clinical Cancer Research), shows diets high in Omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. This ...

Some radiation therapy treatments can decrease fertility

In female cancer patients of reproductive age, radiation treatment directly to the ovaries should be avoided because there is a direct relationship between certain types of radiation therapy and fertility problems, according to a review in the April 1 issue of the International Journal of Radiati...

Device aims to decrease wait period for patients needing immunotherapy

HOUSTON - Researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have created a device that significantly decreases the time needed to produce genetically manipulated T cells in preclinical tests for leukemia. Paul (Yoonsu) Choi, Ph.D., presente...

Seniors in Medicare's doughnut hole decrease use of meds

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D who reached a gap in health care coverage known as the "doughnut hole" were much less likely to use prescription drugs than those with an employer-based plan, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health stud...

Controversial medication may decrease spasms for infants with epilepsy

Helsinki, Finland February 02, 2009 The antiepileptic drug vigabatrin (VGB) has been shown to be one of the best treatments against a special form of epilepsy in infants, called infantile spasm. However, its use has been limited in many countries because it has been shown to cause a permanent na...

Male circumcision may decrease risk of HPV infection and cervical cancer

Two new studies suggest that male circumcision may assist in the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly infection with the high-risk subtypes associated with cervical, penile, and other cancers. Both studies are published in the January 1 issue of The Journal of Infecti...

Later school start times may improve sleep in adolescents and decrease risk of auto accidents

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that after a one-hour delay of school start times, teens increased their average nightly hours of sleep and decreased their "catch-up sleep" on the weekends, and they were involved in fewer auto accide...

Understanding donor-recipient genetics could decrease early kidney transplant complications

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found an association between the genetics of donor-recipient matches in kidney transplants and complications during the first week after transplantation. The team, led by Malek Kamoun MD, PhD, Professor of Patholog...

Flowers Can Help Decrease Anxiety in Challenging Economic Times

Study Shows Indulging in Blooms Can Boost Overall Well-Being MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With worries about the economy and the winter doldrums looming, everyone will be in need of a proven pick-me-up. Experts predict many may turn to small, simple luxuries to help cope. A...

Leading London Neurosurgeon, Sim Farar, Partners with Los Angeles Fitness Guru to Help Baby Boomers Decrease Memory Loss

Lesley Stein, CPT fitness expert, is going the extra mile to help baby boomers reduce their risk of memory loss through an educational seminar that links nutritional health and fitness to brain activity. NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (Business Wire EON) November 6, 2008 -- On No...

How did glycine significantly decrease liver injury?

The nonessential amino acid glycine has been shown to be anti-inflammatory in several animal injury models. Recent studies demonstrated that dietary glycine protected both the lung and liver against lethal doses of endotoxin in rat or other animals and improved graft survival after liver transplan...

State Support for Programs to Decrease Tobacco Use Among Teens and Adults on the Decline According to Trend Report Released Today

American Lung Association Calls Upon Lawmakers to Reinvigorate their Commitment to Tobacco Control by Joining the Smokefree 2010 Challenge WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite 46 states and the District of Columbia receiving an estimated $1 billion in additional funds this ...

UK Physicians Fear New Revalidation Procedures Will Reduce Morale, Decrease Time with Patients and Belittle GP Professionalism, According to New TNS Healthcare Research

LONDON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of UK physicians believe that the new five-yearly revalidation process for doctors will belittle their professionalism, and 65% fear it will reduce morale, according to new TNS Healthcare research. In its study of more than 200 GPs across the UK, TNS Healthc...

Death Rates for HIV Patients Decrease Dramatically

Study found 5-year survival rate for those on HAART now equals general population TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Death rates for HIV-infected people lucky enough to get their hands on antiretroviral medications have decreased dramatically since the introduction of these drugs in 1...

Kidney cancer deaths show overall decrease in Europe

Overall deaths from kidney cancer have now fallen across Europe after peaking in the early 1990s, according to a detailed analysis of mortality rates for 32 countries published in the urology journal BJU International. The review is based on official death records collated by the World Health O...

'Interview by Internet' Can Decrease Greatest End-of-Life Fears: It Facilitates Creating Effective Advance Directives, Living Wills

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caring Advocates will host a free, interactive webinar on Wed., April 16, 10 to 11am PDT to demonstrate a new Internet-based technology: a low cost, convenient way for people to create, memorialize and implement Living Wills and Durabl...

Verathon(R) Offers Enhanced BladderScan(R) Instrument as Part of Continued Program to Eliminate Unnecessary Catheterizations, Decrease Urinary Tract Infections and Assist in Hospital Infection Control

BOTHELL, Wash., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R), developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art medical devices that offer improvement in patient care, is expanding their BladderScan(R) bladder volume instrument product line and confirming their commitment to provide innovative and p...

Medicare Bidding Program for Durable Medical Equipment May Harm Small Businesses and Decrease Patient Access to Care, Say 137 Members of Congress

ARLINGTON, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, bipartisan groups of 120 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 17 U.S. Senators sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about the impact of a new Medicare competitive bidding...

Preventing or reducing enlarged heart may decrease risk for diabetes

NEW YORK (Oct. 31, 2007) -- High-blood-pressure patients treated for enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy, LVH) who have regression or prevention of LVH may also have a better chance of preventing diabetes. Led by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical ...

Grapes in Diet Decrease Risk of Hypertensive Heart Failure

Grape Antioxidants Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure, Improve Cardiac Function, and Prevent Enlargement of Heart FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New results presented at the Second International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables in Houston, Texas ...

Exposure to sunlight may decrease risk of advanced breast cancer by half

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A research team from the Northern California Cancer Center, the University of Southern California, and Wake Forest University School of Medicine has found that increased exposure to sunlight which increases levels of vitamin D in the body -- may decrease the risk of advanc...

Human Papilloma Virus vaccines may decrease chances of oral cancer

The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly 25 million women are infected with some form of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Of those, more than three million are thought to have one of the four strains known to cause cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV is linked to orophary...

More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Montana who depend on medical oxygen therapy to treat severe respiratory conditions such as COPD may see their benefits jeopardized because of dramatic changes to oxygen policy brewing in Congress. ...

Better Working Conditions for Nurses Might Decrease Patient Infections

Hospitals that have better working conditions for nurses are safer for elderly intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to a recent report , led by researchers that measured rates of hospital-associated infections. Hospital associated infections are the number six cause of death in the United...

Dietary Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate, may Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk Among Leans

PHILADELPHIA − Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were protected against developing cancer. The study also suggests this protective effect does not hold true if ...

Drug Therapy can Reduce Preterm Births and Decrease Lifetime Medical Costs

Researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH found that treating expectant mothers// who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would conseq...

Antidepressants Help Men Decrease Alcohol Consumption, but Not Women

CIHR-funded study explored the relationship between use of antidepressants and level of alcohol consumption, examining whether using antidepressants affected// the link between depression and level of alcohol consumption. The research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) c...

Increase Vitamin D In Blood, Decrease Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

The finding of a new study suggests that by increasing Vitamin D levels in blood many cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) could be prevented.// MS is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting around two million people worldwide. MS is thought to be an autoimmune disease caused by at...

Breathing Training Helps Decrease Risk of Complications After Graft Surgery

Patients at high-risk of developing pulmonary complications such as pneumonia following coronary artery bypass graft surgery can reduce their risk through breathing exercises //and respiratory muscle training before the operation, according to a study. Despite improvements in coronary artery ...

Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Decrease Risk Of Diabetes

Patients taking newer blood pressure drugs have a decreased risk of developing diabetes, according to an analysis of the biggest clinical trial in Europe. The study found that// only 8 percent of the people on newer medicines developed diabetes as against 11.4 percent of those on older drugs. ...

New Vaccine to Bring Dramatic Decrease in Cervical Cancer Deaths

GlaxoSmithKline has reported that its experimental vaccine against a virus that causes cervical cancer could bring about a decrease in the number// of cases and deaths from the illness by up to 76 percent. Their vaccine, Cervarix prevents the infection from two strains of the human papillomaviru...

Concerns That Heel-Prick Consent May Decrease Testing In Babies

A directive in Australia that hospitals seek parental consent before carrying out heel-prick testing has raised concerns that there may be a decrease// in the number of babies tested and identified as having any disease. A State Government report said that hospitals would be better off if the...
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