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Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that men diagnosed with the chest pain called angina did much worse than women, and neither artery-opening angioplasty nor coronary-bypass surgery reduced long-term...

Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

New study finds they fared as well as those who unearthed the pain FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may not be plagued by poor health and shortened lives if they repress their combat experiences, new research suggests. ...

RA individuals from lower GDP countries keep working despite worse symptoms than richer countries

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in lower gross domestic product (GDP) countries (GDP below $11,000) are more likely to continue working despite higher disease activity and functional disability scores compared to their counterparts in ...

Transplant patients have worse cancer outcomes, analysis shows

CINCINNATIAfter comparing two patient cancer registriesone featuring transplant patients and the other the general populationresearchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that transplant patients experience worse outcomes from cancer. These results will be published in the May 15...

Tobacco smoke and alcohol harm liver worse as combo

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Exposure to second-hand smoke and alcohol significantly raises the risk of liver disease, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The finding adds to mounting evidence that tobacco smoke and alcohol are worse for health as a combination, beyo...

African-Americans have worse prognosis at colorectal cancer diagnosis

(PHILADELPHIA) African-American patients with colorectal were more likely to present with worse pathological features at diagnosis and to have a worse five-year survival rate compared to Caucasian patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University. The resu...

Transplanted fatty livers associated with worse prognosis for patients with HCV

A new study suggests that patients with hepatitis C (HCV) who need a liver transplant should not receive an organ with high levels of fatty deposits (a.k.a. hepatic steatosis). HCV recurrence was more frequent and earlier among those transplanted with such livers. These findings are in the January...

Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis

Delaying care, they may present with more complications, experts say MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Patients lacking adequate health insurance are more like to fare poorly after a diagnosis of the painful and sometimes deadly intestinal condition known as diverticulitis, a new s...

CSC Survey Reveals Hospitals Find Current Recession Far Worse Than Last Downturn; Emergency Visits to Climb

74 Percent of Hospitals Have Already Begun Taking Measures To Avoid Fiscal Crisis FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly nine in ten hospital executives believe the current economic crisis will impact their facilities more heavily than the downturn of 2001 - 2002, according t...

Poor understanding of medicare leads to worse healthcare access

Houston, Tex. November 18, 2008 A study appearing in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that Medicare beneficiaries' understanding of their healthcare benefits may affect their ability to access needed care effectively and could lead them to the delay or avoid seeking care. I...

Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns

Overnight stays with person with dementia led to daytime tiredness, symptoms of depression THURSDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who live with and provide direct care during the night for someone with dementia have significantly worse sleep than other older adults, U.S. re...

Study shows that older adult caregivers of people with dementia have worse sleep than noncaregivers

Westchester, Ill.A study in the August 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that the sleep patterns of older adults who live with and provide direct care during the night for a person with dementia are significantly worse than other older adults. When sleep was measured o...

'Feeling fat' is worse than being it

The quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. This was a result of the all Germany Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) of the Robert Koch Institute, as presented by Brbel-Maria Kurth and Ut...

No Matter the Doctor, Black Diabetics Fare Worse Than White Counterparts

Study found doctors with patients of both races still showed disparities in outcomes TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that black patients with diabetes tend to fare worse than white patients do, even if they see the same doctor. In other words, the gap can't b...

Killer stairs? Taking the elevator could be worse for your body

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For years, scientists have been proclaiming the benefits of exercise. Studies showing that regular exercise benefits human health have exploded in number, examining many health problems ranging from cancer and diabetes to arthritis and pre-mature death. Now, a University of Mi...

Smoking belies milder disease but worse prognosis for IPF patients

Smokers and ex-smokers with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an untreatable progressive lung disease that usually leads to death within a few years of diagnosis, have a worse prognosis than non-smokers, according to research from London. Previous research had counter-intuitively suggested t...

Study finds outcomes of high-risk cancer operations in 80-year-olds worse than reported

CHICAGO (December 18, 2007) New research published in the December issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that outcomes of high-risk cancer operations in 80-year-olds are considerably worse than reported in case studies and published survival statistics, which may lead to ...

Do women fare worse with some heart devices?

PHILADELPHIA While ICDsimplantable cardioverter defibrillatorsare the device of choice to manage abnormal heart rhythms, a new study led by cardiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine suggests that women with ICDs fare less well than their male counterparts. In a retrosp...

For Some, Diabetes Care Worse Than Illness Itself

Complicated daily regimens lower their quality of life, survey finds THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- For some people with diabetes, the burden of adhering to their daily care regimen nearly equals that of their diabetes-related health complications, a U.S. study finds. University of C...

Married esophageal cancer patients fare worse in some quality of life aspects than single patients

Barcelona, Spain: In a surprising finding, American scientists have found that when battling oesophageal cancer, married patients dont fare as well as their single counterparts in certain aspects of their quality of life. In the study, presented today (Wednesday) at the European Cancer Confere...

Playing video games for better, not worse

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help---not hurt---other people. That's the conclusion of new research published in the current (June 2009) issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin , a top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journal. The ar...

Health Disparities Among Minority Populations Getting Worse

WARSAW, Ind., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite government efforts to address disparities in the past decade, beginning with President Clinton's 1998 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative, there has been very little progress. African-Americans have more disease, disability, and early death...

Surprising Allergy Triggers May Be Making Your Spring Sniffles Worse

BOULDER, Colo., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in the air, and along with it, tree, flower, and weed pollens that can throw an allergy sufferer's immune system a curve ball. But the April issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living magazine uncovers five other surprising all...

Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse

Finding underscores need for studies in people, not just animals, expert stresses WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In a rude reminder that medicine is not yet an exact science, a Dutch study has found that adding a fourth anti-cancer drug to a three-medication treatment actually m...

Dual functions of gene revealed, for better and for worse

Researchers at WEHI have pinpointed the function of a potent cancer gene. The gene, known as ERG, has long been associated with a range of human malignancies, including leukemia and sarcoma. American scientists showed in 2005 that ERG is mutated in more than half of all prostate cancers. I...

Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- In 2006, the largest U.S. outbreak of mumps in 20 years swept across eight Midwestern states, but a new study claims things could have been much worse. The scope of outbreak was ...

Bush proposal for HIV-positive visitors makes a bad rule worse

The Bush administrations proposed rule for waivers allowing some people with HIV to visit the United States is even more restrictive, burdensome, and arbitrary than the rule it is intended to replace, according to the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA). Furthermore, it does nothing to address a fund...

Divorce Leaves Women Significantly Worse Off Financially Than Men

A new study has found that after divorce, women are considerably worse off money-wise as compared to men . The study of more than 4,000 people has found that while a man's earnings increases, on average, by 11 per cent after he divorces his wife, a woman loses about 17 per cent of her incom...

High Pretreatment PSA Velocity Predicts Worse Outcome

The most significant single predictor of aggressive prostate cancer is an elevated rate of increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, according to a new study. The study found that a pre-treatment rate of PSA increase, called PSA velocity, of more than 2 ng/ml/year was strongly associated...

Dementia – Worse With a Dull Life. Keep Busy, and Active to Improve Memory, Study Recommend

It is well known that patients suffering dementia lead a troubled existence due to memory loss. The situation plummets further if they lead uninteresting lives. An// estimated 700,000 such patients live in The United Kingdom and most of them live in solitary confinement. This is the worst that can ...

‘Gypsies' and Travellers' Health Much Worse Than Other Vulnerable Group

The health of Gypsies and Travellers is significantly worse than that of other vulnerable groups, reveals research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.// It is not known how many Gypsies and Travellers there are in Britain, but estimates put the number at around 300,000. ...

Poor People Worse Off Following Heart Attack

People from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who suffer a heart attack come to the emergency department more often, are less likely// to be treated aggressively. They have higher mortality rates a year after the attack, says new University of Alberta research that has important implications for acce...

High Hospital House Staff Workload Associated With Worse Patient Outcomes

A heavier workload for hospital residents on patient admission days was associated with increased length of hospital stay, total costs and risk of inpatient death//, according to a report in the issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. New duty-hour reduction requirements for house staff—th...

Poor diabetics: bitter times and worse times with no sweet respite

Despite ground breaking and earth shaking research worldwide the leaders of the world system are falling short of pennies to be shaken out of their piggy banks to save// the poorest of the poor communities marred by diabetes from snow diving into a bleak era which seems to offer little in the form...

Older People Get Worse Hangovers

Older people are hit harder by hangover while teenagers have a greater resistance to alcohol, says a new study.// US psychologist Elena Varlinskaya and other researchers studied the effects of alcohol on rats with the equivalent age to human teenagers and adults. The rats - chosen becau...

Opioids Linked to Worse Outcomes After Back Injury

NASS member Tom Mayer, MD, and colleagues studied 1,200 patients who successfully completed an intensive functional rehabilitation program.// Although most were using substantial amounts of opioids when they entered the program, all patients had tapered off the drugs by graduation. One year later, ...

Bladder Cancer Has Worse Outcomes In Blacks

A new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds that blacks with bladder cancer have the worst prognosis and are 35 percent more likely to doe than whites.// The study involved 93,093 people with bladder cancer and found that blacks with advanced cancer had aggressive ...

Women And Children Worse Off In Case Of HIV/AIDS

A new study on the Gender Impact of HIV and AIDS in India says that women and children are more vulnerable from HIV. A girl child is also the most likely one to be withdrawn// from school if anyone in the family happens to be infected with AIDS. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) estimat...

Parking is a worse pain than disease in hospitals

Macmillan Cancer Support of UK has taken a strong campaign ahead against hospital parking costs.A survey was conducted that said that in Scotland people spent// an average of £636 on parking and trips to hospital during treatment which is £318 in Wales. The demand of the charity is that parking...

Lack Of Insurance Means Worse Care For Uninsured

A new study finds, that lack of insurance means worse care when it comes to preventive tests that can catch cancer and other diseases early, even for the relatively well off people. // The study author Dr. Joseph S. Ross, a primary care internist in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars P...
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