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Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will

Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in t...

Swallowing-Breathing Dysfunction Worsens Lung Disorder

Timing of each altered in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study finds THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- A disrupted breathing-swallowing pattern may explain why people with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for...

As Obama Urges Emergency Action on Zimbabwe, Health Crisis Worsens

When Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released its emergency report on Jan. 13 detailing Zimbabwe's health system collapse the reported cholera death toll soared past 2,000. The number currently exceeds 3,000, according to the World Health Organization. PHR is calling on the Obama administration...

The American Red Cross Sends Aid as Humanitarian Situation Worsens in Gaza

Ten days into the conflict, medical supplies remain most urgent need WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is contributing $250,000 to support the ongoing work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to address the growing humanitarian needs fro...

New Research Shows Chronic Stress Worsens Neurodegenerative and Inflammatory Illnesses

TORRANCE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), reported that chronic stress can intensify inflammation and increase a person's risk for developing central nervous system infections, neurodegenerative disease...

Kidney disease worsens in a fourth of African-Americans despite therapy for hypertension

The best available treatment for chronic kidney disease from high blood pressure did not keep the disease from substantially worsening in about a fourth of African-Americans studied, according to long-term results of a National Institutes of Health study published April 28, 2008, in the Archives o...

Obesity worsens impact of asthma

Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma and may also mask its severity in standard tests, according to researchers in New Zealand, who studied lung function in asthmatic women with a range of body mass indexes (BMIs). This is the first prospective study to reveal a significant comparative differ...

Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution: study

Air pollution in the worlds busiest ports and shipping regions may be markedly worse than previously suspected, according to a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and salty sea air. In a paper published in this weeks advance onl...

Impaired fat-burning gene worsens diabetes

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have in collaboration with researchers from Finland, China, Japan and the US discovered new cellular mechanisms that lead to in insulin resistance in people with diabetes. The results are published in the scientific journal Cell. ...

Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

No safe level for sufferers, especially those with genetic variant, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke worsens lung function in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), especially those with certain genetic variations, say U.S. researchers. "Despit...

Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients

Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers with the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a worse prognosis than nonsmokers, says a British study. IPF is untre...

Kaiser Permanente -- Group Health study shows depression worsens HIV treatment

December 20, 2007 (Oakland, Calif.) The largest study to examine the effect of depression on HIV treatment found that depression significantly worsens a patients adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy and clinical measures, but that effective antidepressant medication can reverse this ...

New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course

SAN FRANCISCO The evidence is accumulating on how bad stress is for health. Chronic stress can intensify inflammation and increase a persons risk for developing central nervous system infections, neurodegenerative diseases, like multiple sclerosis (MS), and other inflammatory diseases, say resear...

UNICEF REPORT: Desperate Conditions for Children in Camps Without Clean Water as Cyclone Aftermath Worsens

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The situation for children continues to worsen in Myanmar as thousands of children have been separated from their families, many more are living in desperate conditions in relief camps, and some are drinking water from ponds covered with dead bodies,...

Marijuana Worsens Breathing Problems in Current Smokers

Marijuana worsens breathing problems in current cigarette smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The study found that among people 40 and older, smokers were two-and-a-half t...

Obesity Worsens Life Quality of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Researchers have found that obesity worsens the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on four key levels including pain, fatigue, physical function and overall utility scores. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Siri Lillegraven at Diakonhjemmet H...

Children’s Immunization Status Worsens as Mothers’ Income, Education Rie

Mothers with more income and education may be less likely to keep their children’s immunizations up-to-date, a large new study finds. // Children in the poorest Hispanic and non-Hispanic black families were more likely to have received the recommended childhood vaccinations compared to childre...

It's the Heat and the Humidity: How Each Worsens Gout Symptoms

Climatic factors such as heat and humidity that lead to dehydration can signal a future attack for gout sufferers, according to research presented this week at the American// College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington DC. Gout, caused by deposits of monosodium uric crysta...

NHS Dentists Shortage worsens over New Contracts

Official figures released have shown that over 1,600 dentists have quit the NHS rather than sign new contracts. Around one in 10 has rejected Labour's reforms//, which has left around one million patients without an NHS dentist. Besides this another lot of dentists are still "in dispute" over...

Passive Smoking Worsens Allergies

A recent study has revealed that passive smoking worsens allergies.The study, entitled “Challenge with environmental tobacco smoke exacerbates// allergic airway disease in human beings” can be found in the Articles in Press area of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) Web site loca...

Explosion Worsens Conditions Of Patients With Respiratory Disorder.

Health care sector officials fear that the explosion will cause severe respiratory dysfunction among asthmatic and elderly patients.// The explosion ejected black thick smoke which is still hung over the city. Hospitals have already prepared themselves to take in patients with breathing diffic...

Combo Treatment May Ease Depression After Stroke

..., a new study suggests. "One-third of patients who have strokes develop clinical depression, which makes them less able to recover from the stroke, worsens cognitive functioning, impairs social functioning and is associated with other adverse consequences," study co-author Dr. Richard C. Veith, a professo...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

... is growing worldwide in relation to the aging population. Atrial fibrillation is a complex disease that increases the risk of stroke up to five-fold, worsens the prognosis of patients with cardiovascular risk factors, and doubles the risk of mortality. About MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) MULTAQ, ...

FDA Approves Multaq(R) for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

...amatically (two-to-three fold) in recent years in the U.S. Atrial fibrillation is a complex disease that increases the risk of stroke up to five-fold, worsens the prognosis of patients with cardiovascular risk factors, and doubles the risk of mortality. Atrial flutter, another type of arrhythmia generating ...

Measuring brain atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment

...ng age, but instead correlated tightly with how a person's cognitive status worsens over time," said co-author Michael Rafii, MD, PhD, assistant professor of n...ry measurements may correlate closely with how a patient's cognitive status worsens over time, he added. ...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

... Study runs counter to research that has suggested excess weight worsens disease THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that obesity may not worsen asthma, as many experts have thought, but i...

Anemia associated with greater risk of death in heart disease patients

...otal of 97,699 patients with CHF were identified from the published studies. From a collective analysis, researchers found that when anemia occurs, it worsens patient prognosis, making them more likely to be hospitalized or die from heart failure. "Health professionals may need to improve current practice...

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

...n gets older(1). Characterized by a very irregular and frequently fast heart rate, AFib is associated with a five-fold increase in risk for stroke(2); worsens underlying cardiovascular disease(3) and doubles the risk of all-cause mortality(4). It also costs the nation $6.65 billion annually, much of which co...

Yes, the grass IS greener: Why Canadian nurses go -- and stay -- in the USA

...alth services policy-makers to consider, as they develop strategies to retain nurses in Canada," says Hall. "The emigration of Canadian RNs to the USA worsens existing shortages in Canada, and creates shortages where none might have existed if these RNs had remained." The study also found that: A gre...

Management of asthma during pregnancy can optimize health of mother and baby

...ealthy pregnancies and babies as women who don't have asthma. At any given time, 8 percent of pregnant women have asthma. During pregnancy, asthma worsens in about one-third of these women, improves in one-third, and remains stable in one-third. Uncontrolled asthma can cause a decrease in the amount of o...

Management of Asthma During Pregnancy Can Optimize Health of Mother and Baby, According to Recommendations

...lthy pregnancies and babies as women who don't have asthma. At any given time, 8 percent of pregnant women have asthma. During pregnancy, asthma worsens in about one-third of these women, improves in one-third, and remains stable in one-third. Uncontrolled asthma can cause a decrease in the amount of o...

New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives

...pair the lung function of even the healthiest people," said Norman H. Edelman, MD, American Lung Association Chief Medical Officer . "Air pollution worsens asthma and is a direct cause of heart attacks, which makes people living with lung and heart disease especially vulnerable." Low income people an...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

... She noted more than two-thirds of eczema patients have evidence of staphylococcus on their skin, the bacteria that most commonly causes infection and worsens the eczema. "This study shows that simple household bleach, which we think decreases the staphylococcus on the skin, can help these children." In ...

US releases updated clinical guidelines for HIV-associated opportunistic infections

...he immune system begins to recover, but then responds to a previously acquired opportunistic infection with an overwhelming inflammatory response that worsens the symptoms of infection Information on the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and C infections Information on interferon-gamma release assa...

District Court Decision Received in CONCERTA(R) Patent Case

... develops abnormal thinking or hallucinations, abnormal or extreme moods and/or excessive activity; or if aggressive behavior or hostility develops or worsens while taking CONCERTA. Your child's healthcare professional should check height and weight often and may interrupt CONCERTA treatment if your child i...

Physical Therapists Unite to Support the Uninsured

...apists, we hear firsthand the many challenges our patients face in obtaining health care," said APTA President R Scott Ward, PT, Ph.D. "As the economy worsens and more Americans lose their jobs, the number of uninsured is expected to soar. This important week is an opportunity for our country to join togethe...

Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

... Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabe...

Experts examine causes, treatment and prevention of glaucoma

...immunity protection itself may lead to problems if not properly controlled. The session called for more study about whether immune activity creates or worsens the neuron degeneration in glaucoma. The conference concluded with a call for more research on how these factors interact, and asked participants t...

Americans Will Soon Have Medical Butlers to Assist in Medical Tourism Research

...PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans traveling abroad for healthcare is on the rise. Medical tourism will be a major consumer trend as the recession worsens and more Americans are left without health insurance, facing huge medical bills at U.S. hospitals. According to the Deloitte Centre for Health So...

Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion?

...tients should "rinse the mouth thoroughly during episodes of vomiting and avoid immediate brushing of the area. Brushing right after vomiting actually worsens the effects of the acid because it rubs the acid into the teeth." According to Dr. Bassiouny, to treat the condition it is imperative that women ...
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