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Increasing hydroxyurea dose helps to keep young sickle cell patients out of th...
St. Jude Children s Research Hospital investigators have shown that using the drug hydroxyurea to boost average fetal hemoglobin levels above 20 percent in children and teenagers with sickle cell anemia was associated with at least a two-fold reduction in hospitalization for any reason. Results of the federally funded HUSTLE study--Hydroxyurea Study of Long-Term Effects--appeared online this week in the American Journal of Hematology . The findings should ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Some Chinese coal ash too radioactive for reuse
DURHAM, N.C. -- Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. and Chinese scientists cautions that coal ash from high-uranium deposits in China may be too radioactive for this use. While most coals in China and the U.S. have typically low uranium concentrations, in some areas in China we have identified co ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Obese older adults who survive cardiac surgery may have higher risk for poor f...
More than one-third of Americans are considered obese based on their Body Mass Index BMI . BMI measures the ratio between your height and weight. A BMI of 30 or above signals obesity. As more and more of us age, we also are likely to see an increase in the number of older people who have a difficult time maintaining a healthy body weight. That s a serious problem, since obesity can impact many parts of our health and daily life. For example, studies show p ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Report from groundbreaking 'EndoVators Summit' offers guidance for obesity tre...
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- A recently published white paper from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ASGE and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy ABE breaks new ground in defining the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. Based on the proceedings and conclusions of the EndoVators Summit on Obesity convened last November, the paper reports on the scope and impact of the obesity problem as well as the multiple factor ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Effective interventions needed to tackle diabetes prevention in Hispanics
Hispanics form the largest minority group in the U.S, and are twice as likely to have diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites -- yet a new review highlights that nearly 40 of US Hispanics with diabetes have not been formally diagnosed. Published in Frontiers in Endocrinology ahead of World Diabetes Day on November 14, the study also finds that diabetes prevalence varies widely among different Hispanic heritage groups and in different Latin American coun ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Penn study finds men are more likely to receive CPR in public than women
PHILADELPHIA--When it comes to your likelihood of receiving bystander CPR if you experience a Sudden Cardiac Arrest SCA in public, it turns out your gender may play a lifesaving role. According to a new study from researchers in the Center for Resuscitation Science at Penn Medicine, which is being presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017, men are more likely to receive bystander CPR in public than women. By uncovering this dispa ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
All forms of sexual harassment can cause psychological harm
Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem, say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen and Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology s NTNU Department of Psychology. This applies to derogatory sexual remarks about appearance, behaviour and sexual orientation, unwanted sexual attention, being subject to rumouring, ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 11
Autophobia (Fear of being alone): Definition, symptoms, and treatment
Autophobia is an anxiety disorder that is triggered by the idea and experience of spending time alone.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Why am I so angry?
Anger is an intense and powerful emotion that ranges from being mildly annoyed to utter rage. In most cases, anger is a normal and healthy feeling.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Parkinson's disease and depression: What's the link?
Parkinson s disease is a condition affecting nerve cells in the brain, which then impacts the way a person moves. But how is Parkinson s disease linked to depression
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Pessimism: Can it be beneficial?
Our culture is saturated with upbeat messages, encouraging us to think positively. All the while, pessimism is typically regarded as a flaw or a hindrance but could it actually bring its own benefits
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
Five ways to deal with night shifts
What do doctors, nurses, firefighters, truck drivers, and air traffic controllers all have in common Many of them work night shifts. Whether you are an early riser or a night owl, working shifts at night can be challenging. We have compiled some tips to help you cope with working into the late and early hours of the day.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 30
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