News tagged with health interventions
A program that helps obese patients improve healthy behaviors is associated with modest weight loss and improved blood pressure control in a high-risk, low-income group, according to researchers at Washington University School ...
Health Mar 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a report funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in low- and middle-income countries, according to new research published this week. Deaths of people over 65 represent more than a third of all deaths in developing countries ...
Health Feb 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Telephone motivational counseling sessions did not result in a statistically significant improvement in adherence to an osteoporosis medication regimen, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Me ...
Health Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Clinical researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are combining an innovative constellation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, smartphone programming, biosensors and wireless connectivity ...
Health Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Improved emergency treatment for prolonged seizures: National trial shows autoinjectors fast, effective
When a person is experiencing a prolonged convulsive seizure, quick medical intervention is critical. With every passing minute, the seizure becomes harder to stop, and can place the patient at risk of brain ...
Medical research Feb 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A UCLA study has found that a new parent-training program is effective in reducing the risk of low-income, preschool-age Latino children being overweight.
Health Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cognitive stimulation therapies have beneficial effects on memory and thinking in people with dementia, according to a systematic review by Cochrane researchers. Despite concerns that cognitive improvements may not be matched ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Imagine a device combining sensors to measure physiological changes. Then imagine a smartphone with software applications designed to respond to your bodily changes in an attempt to change your behavior. That is the vision ...
Medical research Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study led by the University of Leicester has found that anti-obesity drugs coupled with lifestyle advice are effective in reducing weight and BMI.
Health Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Brooding in your apartment on Saturday afternoon? A new smart phone intuits when you're depressed and will nudge you to call or go out with friends.
Medical research Feb 07, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Programs that support parents during their child's early years hold promise for obesity prevention, according to a new study in the online February 6 issue of Pediatrics.
Health Feb 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The first few weeks of college are a critical time in shaping students' drinking habits. Now Penn State researchers have a tailored approach that may help prevent students from becoming heavy drinkers.
Health Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 3 |
When parents of middle school students participate in school-based, family interventions, it can reduce problem behavior, according to new research released online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Health Jan 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An Emory University study published in the January issue of Health Affairs assesses real-world lifestyle interventions to help delay or prevent the costly chronic disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0