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After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma face long-term health and social problems, according to a new study. Canadian researchers examined data on 954 people who h...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

This release is available in German . The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a long flight is often overestimated. According to the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), this condition is very unlikely in healthy travellers. When people wear a cas...

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are often initially diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, since the two problems can manifest in similar ways, a ne...

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Often Overweight

Study explores weight problems faced by youngsters with the disease THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to be overweight than those without the disease, increasing their risk of serious health complications, researchers say. The finding...

Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds,, THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Within five years of a stroke, even people who initially recover often slip into a gradual decline -- especially those with limited access to health care, a new study finds....

Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results

Study finds communication breakdowns at least 7 percent of the time,,,, MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who visit their primary care physician for routine blood tests or screenings are often not informed of the results, a new study finds. The failure of doctors and medic...

Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds,, SUNDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- People having a heart attack for the first time are more likely to survive these days than they would have decades ago, researchers have confirmed. But now doctors...

When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars

Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) --Adults who witnessed parental violence while growing up are more likely to suffer mental health problems, according to researchers who studied 3,023 adults in Paris. T...

Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental health problems in childhood can have lifelong consequences, which means it's important to start health promotion and disease prevention early in life,...

When Lawn Mowers Attack: National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a lawn mower can be as routine as bike riding or barbeques during spring and summer. But often, people find themselves in terrifying situations with these seemingly safe household machines. In fact, 200,000 people - 16,000 of them childr...

Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels

Study finds that whether a drug is OK for a certain age is often misunderstood,, TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The labeling on children's over-the-counter cold medicines can be confusing to parents, a new study has found. Simpler language and clearer graphics are needed to gui...

African-American women with advanced breast cancer often forego vital treatment

A new study finds that nearly one in four African American women with late stage breast cancer refused chemotherapy and radiation therapy, potentially life saving therapies. Published in the July 1, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates...

Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports rare but often clinically significant

Side discrepancy errors in radiology reports do occur and it is important that radiologists, referring physicians and patients communicate well to help prevent errors in clinical management, according to a study performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. "Side discrepancy errors refe...

Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors who've had a stroke fail to report that fact, say researchers who recommend the use of MRI scans rather than patient self-reporting to determine stroke history. The s...

Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs,, MONDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- For people in cardiac rehabilitation who are overweight, longer but slower walks are better for losing weight and improving heart health than shorter, brisker walks, a new study has found....

Studies uncover high and often overlooked costs associated with epilepsy

[Seattle] (April 29, 2009) Employees with epilepsy cost healthcare insurers and employers significantly more than those without the condition, according to findings from two studies presented here today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. "These findings suggest that t...

New, Interactive Health Web Site Provides Information About a Painful and Often Debilitating Condition Affecting Older Americans

The New AfterShingles.com Helps Educate Consumers About Shingles and After-Shingles Pain WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), the National Pain Foundation (NPF) and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the re-launch of After...

Low-income families with sick children often enrolled in high-deductible health care plans

High-deductible health plans are increasingly used by healthy people who are unlikely to incur high medical expenses. But they also end up enrolling many low-income, vulnerable families, finds a study of Massachusetts families from Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School's Department...

Policies regarding IRB members' industry relationships often lacking

At a time of heightened concern about conflicts of interest posed by relationships between academic medical researchers and commercial firms, a new study finds that a significant number of academic institutions do not have clear policies covering the industrial relationships of members of Institut...

Cardiac arrhythmias are often accompanied by sleep-disordered breathing

Breathing during sleep is often impaired in patients with atrial fibrillation. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(10): 164-70), Thomas Bitter and his coauthors from the Ruhr University in Bochum investigate how often sleep-disordered breathin...

In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks

Problem may stem from the way older people fall, expert says,, MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly women who suffer a broken upper arm are five times more likely than normal to break a hip within a year after the arm fracture, a finding from a new study that might help in effor...

Snowblower Hand Injuries Often Extensive, Study Finds

Finger loss is one result, and experts urge better awareness of how machines work FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Snowblowers might make clearing the sidewalk quicker and easier, but those who use them continue to show up in emergency rooms with hand injuries and accidental amputat...

Long Term Care Insurance for Business Owners & Executives: Tax Benefits Often Overlooked

Welcome Relief for the Hard-Pressed Business Sector KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For people in business, there's good news on the long term healthcare front. They can often insure themselves for less, thanks to favorable tax legislation. "Most owners or executives can use company ...

Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients

Delta Dental of Illinois warns against serious oral health complications during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week LISLE, Ill., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Dental of Illinois wants to call attention to the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention an...

Contact Lens Wearers Should Blink More Often During Winter - Tips from VisionDirect.com to Keep Eyes Moist During Dry Winter Months

Vision Direct, Inc., a leading online retailer of contact lenses in the United States wants to remind contact lens wearers that discomfort and possible infection from dry winter eyes can be easily prevented. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 9, 2008 -- Vision Direct, Inc. ...

Cancer Patients Often Stranded in Health Insurance Nightmares

New report details 20 troubling tales, offers advice on how to cope THURSDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Last summer, Keith Blessington had just been told that he was eligible for private health insurance to replace his government-funded COBRA coverage when it ran out. Then, the 55...

Shoulder injuries in US high school athletes occur more often in boys

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)Although shoulder injuries accounted for just 8 percent of all injuries sustained by high school athletes, shoulder injuries were relatively common in predominately male sports such as baseball (18 percent of all injuries), wrestling (18 percent) and football (12 percent). Moreover...

Nurses Often Left Out of Medical Error Talks

Study finds excluding them from discussions impacts patients, families THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Nurses want to, and should be, included in the discussion when physicians talk to patients about serious medical mistakes that were made, a new study shows. The study, publis...

IVF Treatments Often Work for Women Under 35

But success rate is much lower for those over 40 who want a baby, study says,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women under 35 who undergo six cycles of in vitro fertilization have up to an 86 percent chance of giving birth, a new study found. But for women over 40, the odds a...

Vets Often Forgo Medication When Co-Pays Rise

Budget-cutters urged to look elsewhere for cost savings,,,, MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- When the co-payment amount for prescription drugs goes up, veterans tend to stop taking needed medications, a new study has found. Reporting in the Jan 27. issue of the journal Circulati...

Surgeons Often Are Blamed When Hip Replacements Fail

Consumers urged to pay more attention to choosing the doctor, not the device FRIDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Though viewed as a safe and long-lasting way to alleviate hip-related pain, hip-replacement surgery isn't foolproof. And when the procedure fails, the problem more often lies...

Dementia Often Missed as Cause of Death

This could skew the truth about deadliness of Alzheimer's, report says TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that medical officials often fail to record severe dementia as a cause of death in patients with the condition. This finding not only points to a lack o...

Winter Travelers Often Take Higher Risks While Overseas

MEDEX Global Group Recommends Covering Injuries from Snowboarding, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Extreme Travel and More Baltimore, Md. (Vocus) December 9, 2008-- This winter thousands of vacationers will venture overseas and engage in recreation that can lead to serious injur...

Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows MONDAY, Dec. 1 (Health Day News) -- Parents of autistic children are more likely to see their sons or daughter's special health needs go unmet, a new government report shows. Data from the National Survey o...

Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

Study finds germs appear even in the presence of disinfecting solutions THURSDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Contamination is common in contact lens storage cases, say Israeli researchers who found at least one pathogen in two-thirds of 30 storage cases used by 16 people. The test...

Parents Often Choose ER for Routine Kids' Care

Wait times, frustration with primary care doctors is driving the trend, study finds MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who take their kids to the emergency room for non-urgent care aren't doing it to abuse the system. Instead, they're doing so because they have concerns an...

Heart patients are often not treated in accordance with guidelines

Many patients with cardiovascular disease are not given adequate drug therapy. This is the result of an international study. In the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ( Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105[45]: 769-75), Uwe Zeimer et al. present the German results of this prospective, ...

Homecoming Veterans Often Face Inner Challenge

Mental health issues may affect 20% of recent returnees, but help is available TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- In earlier wars, it was known as shell shock. In later military combat -- Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan -- the emotional scars veterans brought back with th...

Doctors Often Overestimate Patients' Health Literacy

Clients misunderstand written screening tools, but 'talking' computer program helped FRIDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients misunderstand the written questions American doctors have them answer before physical exams, a finding that calls into question the usefulness of these...

Heart Attack Care Often Delayed for the Poor

Reasons for slowed time to treatment remain unclear, experts say MONDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Poorer Americans, including those on Medicaid, are more likely to take much longer to get to the hospital when a heart attack strikes compared to more affluent people, a new study fin...
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