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Study Reviews Medication Use In Elderly Cardiac Patients After Discharge
...iac patients are among thehighest for any group of health
care users. When elderly cardiac patients aredisch...., associate professor of nursing andbiobehavioral health
at Penn State's College of Health and Human Development."And, more than 50 percent of the patients i...
New Gene For Mental Illness
...o psychiatric illness willultimately enable mental health
practitioners to make more precise psychiatricdiagnoses and to prescribe better treatments, the authors state. This report isa step to this goal. For further information, please contact the corresponding author, Dr. MichaelSwift, M.D.914-347-2592; e...
Termites' Attraction To Small Amounts Of Carbon Dioxide Lures Pests To Their Deaths
...ticides and chemicals.In-depth efficacy and public health
studies and other research--costing anaverage of $50 million--must be submitted to federal agencies before a chemicalcompany can manufacture and sell a product. Because CO2 is a natural gas, thosecostly studies would not be necessary, Bjostad points ...
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Researchers Report Three-Dimensional Structure Of Hepatitis C Helicase Enzyme; Report In Structure
...is, liver failure and liver cancer withdevastating health
consequences. Sources at the U.S. Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that approximately 3.9 millionAmericans, or more than one percent of the population, may be infected with HCV. An additional 3-4 million people in ...
Maillinckrodt Medical Licenses Invention For Concentration Of Rhenium Radioisotopes
... eight business divisions serving markets in human health
care, animal health
and specialty chemicals. "This is a perfect example of how a partnership between private business an...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...ople who suspect they have an iron deficiencysee a health
care provider as soon as possible. Foods that are good sourcesof iron include red meat, liver, beans, and iron-fortified cereals and bread. Iron supplements may be appropriate if they are recommended by a healthcare provider, but Medeiros warn...
Detective Work Uncovers New Tick-Borne Disease In North Carolina And The Southeast
...on, if allowed to progress, would produce the same health
problemsassociated with untreated Lyme disease. Or it could be a milder relative. One thing Kirkland is sure about, however: people living in North Carolina,as in many parts of the country, should check themselves for ticks if theyhave been walking ...
Scientists Work To Restore Native Fish And Habitat To Great Lakes
...eries, five fisheries management offices, two fish health
centers, and two sea lamprey control stations spre...pment and pollution have threatened the ecological health
of Great Lakes wetlands and nearshore habitats. Yet, there is great potential to protect existing h...
Even Moderate Air Pollution Reaching Eastern Wilderness Decreases Mountain Hikers' Lung Function
... ppb over eight hours. "Physicians, public health
officials and the general public should beaware of the potentially negative health
impact of relatively low levels of airpollutants, not only among residents of urban and industrial r...
Shrews May Predict Environmental Degradation
...ews may be an important indicator of environmental health
or sickness in certain African countries, says a professor in the Faculty of Forestry. Professor Justina Ray, a carnivore biologist, believes the shrew -- a small, mouse-like insectivore -- may deliver environmental warning signs. "A shrew is...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Hoping to safeguard the health
of farm animals and the peoplewho care for them, diagnosticians at the Cornell University College ofVeterinary Medicine are urging farm operators to implement management practicesaimed at slowing the spread of Salmonella Typhimurium, including thea...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...ration Initiative, whichis designed to improve the health
of aquatic systems in all of the nation's watershe...e consequences of fire use toimprove the ecosystem health
of national wildlife refuges, and biologists will supply informationon wetlands and uplands in suppo...
Calcium Potentiates The Effect Of Estrogen And Calcitonin And Bone Mass
...This review of 20 published trials shows that bone health
is best preservedin postmenopausal women who use a combination of estrogen replacement and atleast 1200 mg calcium daily, rather than either treatment alone....
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...sis and intervention program to improve safety and health
in a company that manufactures and distributes petroleum products. The key components of this intervention included an organizational assessment that generated a strategic plan for improving safety, equipment changes to improve working conditions and...
Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year
...ll launch a world-wide system to watch out for the health
of coral reefs: scientists experienced in evaluating coral ecosystems will train scientists in tropical nations to monitor their own local reefs. The project is to be coordinated by DIVERSITAS, a scientific program under the auspices of UNESCO, the...
Scientists Identify Protein Essential For Iron Absorption, Boost Understanding Of Iron-Deficiency Anemia
...f prolonged, can lead to abnormaliron deposits and health
problems, such as cirrhosis of the liver and heartdamage. The findings of the UB and Children's Hospital researchers build ondecades of work at UB led by the late Robin Bannerman, M.D., and Helen Ranney,M.D., both formerly UB professo...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
...gested that the high costs associated withnegative health
outcomes (diabetes, heart attack, atherosclerosis)...tents of the product. This can lead to significant health
consequences. The large variation in the subjects' perceptions of the contents of the soupswithout ...
Microsurgery Made More Accurate With Virtual Measuring Tool
... and have had a major impact on patient safety and health
care costs. The modern operating microscope, which both magnifies and illuminates the surgical site, is one of the key instruments used in MIS, and its use continues to facilitate difficult surgical procedures and realize the goals of minimally invas...
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective In HIV-Infected Individuals
...ding that could have a very positive impact on the health
of persons infected with both HIV and ...ces. PAHO is an international public health
agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health
and living sta...
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