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Wrong dose of heart meds too frequent in children

Infants and young children treated with heart drugs get the wrong dose or end up on the wrong end of medication errors more often than older children, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center to be published July 6 in Pediatrics . While the researchers found the highes...

Study finds cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in individuals with schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia die from cancer four times as often as people in the general population. That was the conclusion of a new study published in the August 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results suggest that extra efforts should...

FDA Approves Reclast(R) to Prevent Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women With Convenient Less Frequent Dosing

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,...

U and CDC find startling numbers of active-military personnel engaging in frequent binge drinking

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (Feb. 12, 2009) Binge drinking is common among active-duty military personnel and is strongly associated with many health and social problems, including problems with job performance and alcohol-impaired driving, according to a new study released by the University of Minnes...

Supportive teachers, peers can ease negative effects of frequent moves in elementary school

When children change schools in elementary school, dips in academic performance and classroom participation can follow. But having a supportive teacher who encourages other students to accept newcomers can go a long way toward helping children make a smooth transition. That's the conclusion of...

Children Who Have Frequent Family Dinners Less Likely to Use Marijuana, Tobacco, and Drink Alcohol

September 22 Marks 8th Annual Family Day, CASA* Launches New Tools to Help Celebrate NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From 2003 to 2008 research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has consistently found that chil...

First Over-The-Counter Store Brand Omeprazole Offering in U.S. Market Creates New Option for Frequent Heartburn Sufferers

New Store Brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablet, 20 mg Delivers the Same Medicine at the Same Dose as Prilosec OTC(R), but More Cost Effective for Nearly 30 Million Frequent Heartburn Sufferers Nationwide ALLEGAN, Mich., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning early March 2008, the nearly 3...

New Study Finds Frequent Hand Washing Puts Health Care Workers at Increased Risk for Irritant Contact Dermatitis

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of health care workers in the United States, repeated hand washing may not seem like an occupational hazard at first glance. In fact, good hand hygiene is essential in health care workers to stop the spread of potentially serious infections,...

Urban kids with asthma need more frequent check-ups, Hopkins study suggests

Because even mild asthma among young inner-city children appears to be more unpredictable than ever, four or more check-ups a year after diagnosis is a wise move as a hedge against dangerous flare-ups of wheezing and trips to the emergency room, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Children...

'Slowed Brain-Activity' in Frequent Mobile Phone Users

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, September 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recently published study, frequent mobile phone users demonstrated slowed Brain function. This study is the first study investigating the long term effects of mobile phone use on brain function. It was also found that frequ...

Vaccine Helps Reduce Frequent Ear Infections

A vaccine has been shown to help reduce the number of infants and toddlers developing frequent ear infections, according to new study. //The research was carried out by Katherine A. Poehling, M.D., a pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center....

A Just Published Book Promises To Guide Women Regarding Their Frequent UTI’

Dr. Elizabeth Kavaler has claimed that her new book that has just been realised would help women in understanding and identifying their urinary tract disorder. // The author, who is also a practising urologist, has said that many women are usually frequent visitors to the public toilet in their ...

Culprit of frequent infections in childhood and youth - Diabetes

There seems to be a link between the oft occurring infections in children and the onset of Type I diabetes//. Medical records of more than 4000 patients, below the age of 29, with Type 1 diabetes were studied by British researchers .It was observed that those who had a number of childhood inf...

Fetal Development Face The Threat By Frequent Ultrasounds

Pregnant women are recommended not to undergo frequent ultrasound scanning, unless there is any need for it, as it may prove dangerous for the developing fetus, according to the US food and drug administration (FDA). // Ultrasound images can show facial features, hair and even the developing ...

Good News For Individuals Suffering From Frequent Throat Infections

Researchers say they might have positive news for the many adults and children who have endured the pain of strep throat infections .// Developing a vaccine to prevent group A streptococcal infections has been a goal for most researchers for more than 70 years. Group A streptococcus is respons...

Researchers Produce First Nationwide Study of Homeless in ERs

...effort, Oates said. "We already know that homeless patients make emergency room visits four times more often than others and are among the most frequent repeat visitors," he said. "Our study is the first study to look at data nationwide and compare the homeless population in terms of insurance status, ...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

...nces. Among treatment errors in children, the North German Arbitration Board dealt with about 24 cases of fractures annually, making this the most frequent type of complaint, followed by appendicitis, with about 10 cases annually. Errors in the treatment of bone fractures in children were confirmed on ave...

Senokot(R) Tablets Undergo a Natural Makeover

...kot-S(R) Tablets as a natural choice for today's health-minded consumers. With more than four million Americans reporting that they suffer from frequent constipation(1), this common digestive health complaint can be attributed to many causes. Stress, poor diet and lack of exercise can all take a toll o...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...or children and teens, including influenza, which should be given to all school-age children from six months to 18 years, as well as to those who have frequent contact with households that have infants and children up to four years and 11 months old. The whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine is commonly given to...

Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause', says SimplyAgeless411

...y be treated if you get to the right doctor." Board certified physician Ryan Stanton, MD, is a hormone specialist based in Beverly Hills, and a frequent contributor and advisor to SimplyAgeless411 subscribers-only "ezine." He concedes that many dismiss the notion of a male version of menopause, but ins...

Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

...hoo! Certainly, a sneeze can be one sign that a dog has allergies. But so can incessant scratching, licking a "hot spot," recurrent ear infections and frequent messes on the living room floor. Indeed, more than half of all dog owners in the U.S. feel their dog suffers from some sort of allergic reaction. Next...

SimplyAgeless Believes Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause'

...y be treated if you get to the right doctor." Board certified physician Ryan Stanton, MD, is a hormone specialist based in Beverly Hills, and a frequent contributor and advisor to SimplyAgeless411 subscribers-only "ezine." He concedes that many dismiss the notion of a male version of menopause, but ins...

Back-to-School Parents Earn an A+ in Safety: Backpacks, Cheerleading, Football

... It is important for your child to stay active during the summer, so that s/he is prepared to begin participating in fall sports. Have kids take frequent water breaks to prevent dehydration and overheating. Discourage dangerous tactics of play and risky techniques. Strictly enforce appropriate rul...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...requently: Loses place while reading Avoids close work Tends to rub eyes Has headaches Turns or tilts head Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing Uses finger to maintain place when reading Omits or confuses small words when reading Consistently...

Consumer Reports Launches Online Hospital Ratings for More Than 3,400 U.S. Hospitals

...mplications -- if you land in a hospital that is aggressive, that will mean frequent diagnostic tests and doctor visits, more reliance on specialists instead of... If you or a family member has a chronic medical condition that can lead to frequent hospitalizations, such as heart disease or respiratory problems, you might ...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

...abor was associated with a reduced risk of severe hypertension or HELLP syndrome and subsequent need for cesarean section emphasizes the importance of frequent blood pressure monitoring during the concluding weeks of pregnancy," they added. The study authors concluded that "induction of labor should be adv...

New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud

...ervices (PFS) departments. Mr. DeKaye's Emphasis on Education(sm) and related programs have been attended by over 6,000 participants, and he is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local trade association conferences. DEKAYE Consulting, Inc., also maintains strategic alliances with data, decisio...

Webinar Offers Tips for Meeting Compliance Communications and Provides HRCI Credit for Human Resource Professionals

... and are excellent educational opportunities for employers looking to enhance their professional HR status. The Employer Webinar Series features frequent presentations by the attorneys of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, one of the premier law firms in the Midwest that serves a diverse base of local...

ER Visits Mostly by Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

... percent of the 26 million visits billed to Medicaid, and 6.8 percent of the 21.2 million visits by the uninsured. Uninsured patients were the most frequent users of hospital emergency departments. Their rate of 452 visits per 1,000 people was 1.2 times greater than the rate of 367 per 1,000 people among p...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

...explain FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to a procedure borrowed from cosmetic surgery, Michelle Cramer has now lost most of her frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, as well as her frown lines. Cramer, a graphics illustrator in Williamsburg, Va., suffered about 15 migraines a...

Pew Statement on House Passage of Food Safety Legislation

... and more resources to safeguard our food supply. Instead of inspecting food plants every 10 years, on average, this legislation will require far more frequent inspections. It will help guarantee stronger rules regarding the safety of imported foods and will also ensure that companies and the FDA can trace th...

New test for safer biomedical research results

...he various types of the parasitic bacterium called mycoplasma. "What we noticed about the results," says Markus Schmitt, "was that contaminations were frequent in some laboratories, while others sent in cultures that were constantly clean. Thus, care in laboratory work seems to play an important role." Th...

Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

... They speculated that this could be, at least in part, the result of a decrease in the number of people having heart bypass surgery, which is the most frequent operation done by cardiothoracic surgeons. The number of heart bypass surgeries fell 28 percent between 1997 and 2004, the study reported. But ove...

Clyde C. Tuggle, Senior Vice President at The Coca-Cola Company, Elected to CASA* Board

...TM) initiative since its inception in 2001. Family Day is a national movement to inform parents that the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is a simple, effective tool to help keep America's kids substance free. Family Day is based on CASA research that shows the more oft...

Comprehensive Look at Rare Leukemia Finds Relatively Few Genetic Changes Launch Disease

... linked to chromosomal translocations. Those genes are MLL , MLLT4 , NUP98 and NSD1 . These data suggest that chromosomal translocations are more frequent in AML than was previously thought. Identifying the abnormality during diagnostic testing will require additional, more sophisticated screening, Downi...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

...l, "type 1 diabetes need not be accompanied by the frequent occurrence of long-term complications, and people ...and half of the volunteers were asked to take more frequent insulin and monitor their blood sugar levels more ...of the EDC group. Araneo said that better and more frequent blood glucose monitoring has likely reduced the nu...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

...itarian Impact winner Kiwok's BodyKom collects ECG data from patients whose heart conditions do not require hospitalization, yet require periodic or frequent monitoring. Utilizing an HP Integrity NonStop server to ensure the heart monitoring information is reliable, secure and highly available at all times,...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

...Orphan Designation to Acthar for the treatment of IS. Doral is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. In recent years, Questcor has made significant business changes to provide comprehensive...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

...l Association , researchers randomly assigned 52 patients to receive either frequent nocturnal hemodialysis, meaning five or six days a week for a minimum of si...n Winston-Salem, N.C., says doctors may know more about the effects of more frequent dialysis in the next few years as a result of two National Institutes of He...

The Gift of Life Flows Through Your Veins!

...atients, such as those with sickle cell disease, thalassemia, cancer or leukemia, pregnant women and newborn babies, can build up antibodies following frequent transfusions and may "reject" a transfusion or have a bad transfusion reaction. These patients require a precisely-matched transfusion from someone w...
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