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Anti-bacterial additive found in Maryland streams
...al used in hand soaps, cleaners and other personal care
products to kill germs is deposited and remains in the environment long after the products are used, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The chemical--3,4,4'-trichlorocarbanilide (triclocarban), marketed u...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
... the postpartum," added Homish, "routine obstetric care
often does not identify these women. One of the goals of this study was to raise awareness for the general population that substance use and depression do occur in perinatal populations, screening should be used to identify women who may be at risk,...
Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite
...e a low white blood-cell count need to take extra care
to avoid ingesting microsporidial parasites. She recommends that they always boil tap water before consuming it or stick to bottled water as long as the source of the bottled water is deep springs or wells where microsporidia are unlikely to be pres...
Joslin Diabetes Center launches research section on developmental and stem cell biology
...es Center, the global leader in diabetes research, care
and education, today announced that it has established a new Section on Developmental and Stem Cell Biology. Research in this field has been ongoing at Joslin for a number of years, particularly in identifying ways to get adult pancreatic cells to g...
Small animal imaging gives cancer clues
...cers are thought to develop from DCIS, andstandard care
is to remove the entire area involved, Borowsky said.Based on the appearance of a DCIS under the microscope, doctors canestimate how quickly it could become a more aggressive, invasive formif not completely removed, he said. The new PET technology al...
Preschool bolsters early childhood immunity, reduces risk of young adult Hodgkin's lymphoma
Children who attend day care
or nursery school for at least one year before goi...dulthood. Because attending nursery school or day care
favors earlier exposure to common childhood infections, the study supports the hypothesis that delay...
Viral proteins may prevent bacterial infections
...settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes and day care
centers," says Vincent Fischetti, who is presentin...om minor skin infections and ear infections in day care
centers to deadly pneumonia in nursing homes and hospitals. In most instances human beings are the ...
New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians
...h their own parenting objectives and philosophy of care
as an important factor in choosing a physician for their baby. On average, moms interview between two and three pediatricians before making a selection. Of particular note, moms who interview pediatricians were more likely to report that they were e...
Symptoms of foodborne botulism may help predict fatality
...death is, allowing physicians to prioritize victim care
based on severity of symptoms, according to an art...hould receive antitoxin and be placed in intensive care
as soon as possible, he added. In an accompanying editorial commentary, other CDC researchers sugges...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
...ions for curb and vehicle access. Smoking, foot care
linked to self-efficacy in people with amputations...ation engage in two health-related behaviors, foot care
and smoking, and if health beliefs and psychological well-being are related to those health behavior...
In search of a lean gene
...ed to be more wary of their own size and take good care
of it themselves," he says. Targeting obesity and diabetes As the rate of obesity continues to rise, so does the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset or insulin-independent diabetes). In fact, obesity is...
Virtual counselor supplements traditional genetic counseling
...rowing demand for education and testing in primary care
and the limited knowledge of genetics by primary care
practitioners, the use of our computer program by low-risk women can help reduce unnecessary referra...
Fluid derived from aloe plant prolongs life after hemorrhagic shock in animal study
... M.D., professor and chair, department of critical care
medicine and Watson Professor of Surgery at the Un...g research associate in the department of critical care
medicine at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine, five of 10 rats that were injected wi...
Rutgers cancer prevention expert calls for FDA action to reduce colon cancer and osteoporosis
...0 lives and an estimated $3 billion in U.S. health care
costs annually. But it requires policy changes by the FDA that would need to be reflected in federal law. In an article appearing in the Aug. 1 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Newmark and colleagues propose these nutrien...
University of Pittsburgh medical center among first to implant heart assist device
... identify and address even the smallest nuances in care
that can make a significant improvement in patient's survival and hospital discharge rates. There are an estimated 550,000 new cases of heart failure diagnosed each year. This number continues to increase, emphasizing the importance of facilitating t...
Why some neonates need caffeine
...eathing control in premature infants, and neonatal care
units habitually use methylxanthine derivatives such as caffeine to treat these patients who are less than a month old. Caffeine treatment for premature infants is supposed to increase breathing frequency, decrease the number of apneic spells, and re...
Annals of internal medicine tip sheet, July 20, 2004
...alled for public policy to address the problems of care
for frail and older people dying from chronic, progressive illnesses (Editorial, p. 159). 4. ACP, insurers, patients, develop code of ethics for managed care...
Researchers identify gene for a primary form of sudden infant death sydrome (SIDS)
...een researchers, physicians, and the patients they care
for," said Dr. Erik G. Puffenberger, Laboratory Director at the Clinic for Special Children, the paper's first author. The discovery also demonstrates the rapidly increasing speed of modern medical research. The mapping and identification of the g...
Unique partnership between UH, FDA opens path for scientific exchange
..., the development of a working group to study home care
technology for disadvantaged populations and a diabetes animal model cooperative research and development study. "There are tremendous opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in research," Montoya said. "They will have the chance to c...
'Crack babies' do better when placed with non-family caregivers
...e negative effect of cocaine use on the quality of care
parents provide to their young children has been c...ntly documented. Thus, we studied how the type of care
provided to toddlers who experienced prenatal cocaine exposure affected their development. We follow...
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