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Study finds segregation decreases access to surgical care for minorities

CHICAGO (June 11, 2009) New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that in counties with the highest levels of segregation, an increase in the African-American or Hispanic population was associated with a decrease in the availability and ...

Excluding the lateral view in chest radiograph screenings decreases radiation exposure by 67 percent

For the patient with a positive PPD test, which usually indicates prior exposure to tuberculosis, the guidelines recommend a chest x-ray that typically includes a frontal and lateral view. The lateral view, which accounts for 2/3 of the total radiation dose during screening, is not necessary, acco...

After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off

Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Three decades of a pronounced reduction in risk factors for heart disease is slowing considerably. In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the trend has flattened, start...

Cancer incidence and mortality in young people decreases with increasing deprivation

London, UK: Results of research into the associations between cancer and socio-economic deprivation and affluence have shown that, in contrast to cancers in older people, the numbers of new cases and deaths from the disease in teenagers and young adults (TYAs) decrease with increasing deprivation...

Increasing positive experiences decreases depression symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis

COLUMBIA, Mo. Depression is prevalent among people living with chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Although most people with MS live normal lives, they must manage symptoms and treatments that cause increased emotional and psychological stress on a daily basis. Now, researchers fr...

Long-Term Data for 884 Patients Show Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures Provides Dramatic Pain Relief, Greatly Decreases Disability

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of a five-year follow-up study of 884 osteoporosis patients bolster the use of vertebroplasty -- an interventional radiology treatment for vertebral compression fractures -- finding that the procedure provides dramatic pain relief and...

Researchers collaborate to find new vaccine technology decreases E. coli in beef cattle

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Despite millions of dollars spent on food safety research over the last 10 years, ground beef recalls due to E. coli O157:H7 were higher in 2007 than in 2006, according to researchers from Kansas State University and West Texas A&M University. E. coli O157:H7 has been linked to ...

'Health Care Choice Act of 2007' Frees Health Insurance Hostages & Decreases Uninsured

Puts Patients in Control of Insurance Without Burdening Taxpayers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons issued the following statement from Kathryn Serkes, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, in support of the "Health Care Cho...

Compensation Decreases Indicated for Physicians

2007 PHYSICIAN COMPENSATION AND PRODUCTIVITY SURVEY Released by Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. has published its 2007 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey Report, the industry standard n...

Radiation seed implant decreases risk of death over watchful waiting

Prostate cancer patients cut their risk of dying of the disease in half when they receive radiation seed implants (brachytherapy) to treat their cancer, compared to those who dont receive active treatment (watchful waiting/active surveillance), within six months from being diagnosed with localized...

Preventing or reducing enlarged heart decreases risk of heart failure

NEW YORK (Sept. 10, 2007) -- For high-blood-pressure patients, preventing or reducing enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy or LVH) reduces risk of heart failure. The study is published in the Sept. 4 Annals of Internal Medicine and led by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospit...

Teen Sexual Activity Increases, Contraceptive Use Decreases

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost half (48%) of high school teens say they have had sex--an increase of 2% between 2005 and 2007, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the same time period, the proportion of high school te...

Long-term Oral Steroid Therapy Decreases Lymphoma Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to a study, two years or more of oral steroid treatment decreases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related lymphoma. Furthermore, these effects were found regardless of when in the course of the disease the steroids were first administered. However, these beneficial effects w...

NCPAP Decreases Cerebrovascular Risk in OSA Patients

Patients with sleep apnea having significantly higher serum levels of inflammatory markers, as well as lesions associated with silent brain infarction//, have an elevated risk of stroke, according to Japanese medical researchers. The results appear in the second issue for March 2007 of the Am...

New Surgical Technique Decreases Colorectal OR Time

For patients with colorectal cancer who require the surgical removal of a part of their colon (colectomy), an experimental procedure may decrease the time they spend// in the operating room (OR). The procedure combines both the benefits of laparoscopic surgery and open surgery. Surgeon-scientists f...

Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults

Rapid influenza testing is associated with reductions in the use of antibiotics in hospitalized adults, according to a report.// The study was posted online today that will appear in the February 26, 2007, print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

Adhering to Clinical Guidelines Decreases Blood Clots in the Elderly

A multifaceted intervention designed to increase adherence with clinical guidelines for preventing deep-vein blood clots may decrease the rate of such blood clots among// elderly patients, according to a report in the October 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journ...

Protein Increase Decreases Risk of Heart Failure

According to a recent research, development of heart failure can be reduced especially in those who have already experienced at attack by enhancing the levels of a protein in the heart.// S100A1 is the protein, whose level when increased above normal, helped in protecting animal hearts from add...

For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

For high-blood-pressure patients, preventing or reducing enlarged heart (left ventricular hypertrophy, LVH) reduces risk of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib), a life-threatening condition that can lead to stroke and heart failure.// An estimated 20 percent of all high-blood-pressure patients, ...

Frequent Mammograms Can Decreases The Risk of Death

Researchers say that women as a whole receive only approximately 50 percent to 60 percent of the annual mammograms recommended .// Researchers found this underutilization reduces the life-saving benefits of annual mammography. Researchers reviewed data from over 70,000 women receiving mammograms...

Perceived stress decreases vaccine response

Researchers have found in a new study that people who have felt psychologically low or under stress had a lower response to a meningitis vaccine than expected.// Undergraduate students in the UK all get a vaccination against meningitis, to protect them from an outbreak of this potentially fatal bra...

Light therapy decreases depression during pregnancy

Yale researchers found that radiant-light therapy may be an effective treatment for depression in pregnant women. Dr. Dan Oren, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine in New Jersy, felt that the availability of an easy-to-use, potentially non-toxic antidepressant light ...

Vitamin E decreases high blood pressure in kidney failure

The antioxidant vitamin E was able to reduce high blood pressure in rats who had kidney failure. Researchers at the University of Texas, find that rats with impaired kidneys// and high blood pressure produce large amounts of damaging free radicals. This process, known as oxidative stress, now look...

Cooling decreases heart attack effects

Reducing body temperature by just a few degrees minimises brain damage resulting from a cardiac arrest.When the heart suddenly stops - cardiac arrest - there's a great danger that the brain will be starved of oxygen. //Even if the person survives, they run the risk of permanent brain damage. It's b...

Alcohol decreases risk of dementia

According to a new study carried out by researchers at Erasmus University in the Arizona moderate consumption of alcohol provides some protection// against dementia. We already know that moderate alcohol consumption - one to three drinks a day - reduces cardiovascular risk. Since blood vessel disea...

Contraceptives decreases Libido

Women taking the contraceptive pill may find themselves less responsive to the very smells which attract them to men, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, measured the ability of women to detect distinctive smells such as musk - while taking and not taking the Pi...

New Drug ALT-711 decreases blood vessel stiffness

A novel drug that breaks down collagen bonds in the body's blood vessels significantly decreases the stiffness of vessels in older people, according to a study conducted by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and others. The finding suggests the medication could be a new treatment for high...

Headache decreases appetite

Researchers have found that headache stimuli also affect the appetite centre of the brain. It is always been a mystery as to why loss of appetite often accompanies pain. People with migraine, for instance, cannot face food and it is often assumed this must be because one common linked symptom is ...

Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results

...lower research and development costs. Research and development expenses were $0.8 million and $3.8 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009, decreases of 61% and 11% compared with $2.1 million and $4.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. The majority of the significant decrease ...

Air Methods Reports 2Q2009 Results and 3Q2009 Update

...ared to $7.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, for the prior-year six-month period. The increase in net income was primarily attributed to decreases in fuel and maintenance expenditures which improved margins in both services divisions, as well as to reductions in general and administrative costs. ...

Rigel Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...llion in the second quarter of 2009, compared to $35.3 million in the second quarter of 2008. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to decreases in stock-based compensation expense and cost savings as a result of the restructuring implemented in the first quarter of 2009. Stock-based compensat...

Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Operating Results

...35 billion, driven primarily by an increase in revenues in our Diagnostics segment and from growth in our NovaSure product line, offset by anticipated decreases in our Breast Health segment, primarily related to our mammography product line including the Selenia full field digital system. ...

Innophos Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ng price increases had a positive effect on revenue of $4.9 million or 1.9% as increases in all product lines in the United States and Canada exceeded decreases in STPP & Other Products and Purified Phosphoric Acid in Mexico. The effects of volume and mix on revenue were negative $102.1 million, or 38.7%,...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter of 2009 Financial Results

... million and $24.8 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2008. The decreases in research and development expenses were driven primarily by decreases in clinical and other project expenses to support the UDB Phase 3 clinical ...

Increasing Regulation and Economic Volatility Key Catalysts for Risk Management in the Food System, Agribusiness and Beverage Industry, Says Report from Aon Analytics

...ribusiness and beverage organizations have generally been experiencing rate decreases for casualty, property and directors' and officers' liability coverage. Tha...mic slump. While this industry has largely enjoyed higher than average rate decreases for directors' and officers' liability coverage, the report forecasts a tre...

Dementia induced and blocked in Parkinson's fly model

...he brain that produces the neurotransmitter dopamine and is at the center of the damage caused by Parkinson's. "In healthy flies, sleep deprivation decreases dopamine receptor production and causes temporary learning impairments that are fully restored after a two-hour nap," Shaw says. Shaw and Galvin s...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...ms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine. INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) and similar medicines have been associated with decreases in the counts of white cells in circulating blood. If you have a history of low white blood cell counts or have unexplained fever or infection, then p...

INVEGA(R) Approved as the First and Only Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

... These symptoms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine. INVEGA(R) and similar medicines have been associated with decreases in the counts of white cells in circulating blood. If you have a history of low white blood cell counts or have unexplained fever or infection, then p...

Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract

...tified by scientists. The EphA2 gene encodes an enzyme that plays a role in the repair of damaged proteins in the eye. Expression of the EphA2 gene decreases with age, which means damaged proteins can clump together and cause the eye lens to become cloudy, resulting in obscured vision, according to the stud...

Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

...ogram, Prevention Programs and operating costs for the shelter. House of Ruth had prepared for significant budget cuts, but is concerned that further decreases are likely as other funding sources react to their own budget reductions. "Domestic violence shelters are often the only thing standing betwe...
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