Latest Center for Managing Chronic Disease Stories

2006-04-26 09:18:19

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with asthma may find the condition easier to handle if their classmates get some asthma education, a UK study suggests. Researchers found that in schools that offered an asthma education program to all students, children with asthma tended to do better than asthmatic children at other schools. The findings suggest that quality of life for children with asthma is higher when their peers understand the disease, according to Dr. John...

2006-02-13 17:31:35

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults with asthma are more likely than those in the general population to report a number of other chronic medical conditions, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in the current issue of the journal Chest. "Asthma and allergy-related diseases are usually associated with lower cancer levels. However, our study found an increased cancer risk among older patients with asthma," lead author Dr. Robert J. Adams, from the...

2005-12-14 13:46:56

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetics with mental health conditions are less likely to receive optimum diabetes care, according to the results of a large study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Diabetes is one of several medical conditions that patients with mental illness may also have, and up to 30 percent of the US population is thought to have some type of mental illness. "From a public health perspective, the aggregate effect of mental health...

2005-09-28 07:48:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some older people who inexplicably lose weight may be in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. A study of more than 800 healthy nuns, priests and monks who were slightly overweight on average showed that those who lost about one unit of body mass index a year -- a little more than five pounds (2 kg) or so -- had a 35 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer's than those with no weight change. Those who gained no...

2005-08-15 14:07:13

PITTSBURGH - Women who receive an educational or nutritional intervention following the completion of their treatment for breast cancer are less likely to be depressed and have a better quality of life than other breast cancer survivors, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emory University. The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute and was published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

2004-11-25 03:00:15

BMI, or body mass index, is considered an indicator of both mortality and heart attack risk among middle-aged and older men free of major diseases. However, the impact of BMI on mortality in men who have already had a heart attack or stroke has not been clearly established. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in fact, have reported that men with high body mass who have already experienced a heart attack or stroke did not have a significantly greater risk of overall death or death...

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