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September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... in the North Carolina Medicaid program. Analyzing claims
for more than 1,204,000 North Carolina Medicaid en.... In a retrospective cohort study using a pharmacy claims
database, researchers found that physicians using an electronic prescribing system with computerized...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
... in the 21st Century : Examination of current cure claims
in countries throughout the world. (67.45 p.m.) New Writing Systems: Indigenous peoples and minority groups are developing new writing systems for their languages. (Wednesday 6-7.45 p.m.) Thursday Islam, Health and the Body:...
Government development policies, not communities, main threat to forest conservation projects
...led at the 2003 World Parks Congress. It dismisses claims
that such approaches to conservation 'haven't worked'. Over the past 25 years, says the report, biodiversity conservation has moved from a 'fences and fines' approach based on a system of heavily guarded, protected areas, to a more inclusive way of ...
New protein identified in development of lung cancer
...ing cause of cancer death in the United States and claims
more than one million lives worldwide every year....
Are animals as irrational as humans?
...to economically irrational decisions, with similar claims
now showing up in animal behavior studies. In a new study, Cynthia Schuck-Paim, Lorena Pompilio, and Alex Kacelnik question whether irrational decisions have been correctly demonstrated in animals. The authors suggest that observed "breaches of rati...
Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Salty, acidic soup could have supported life on Mars
...orting, salty, acidic water on the surface of Mars claims
top honors as the Breakthrough of the Year, named by Science and its publisher, AAAS, the nonprofit science society. The findings from 2004 suggest that Mars was once a wet, warm place that could have been capable of cradling life billions of years...
Melatonin shrinks bird gonads. What does the popular supplement do in humans?
... by many nightshift workers to keep alert. Despite claims
by supplement manufacturers, however, melatonin has shown mixed results as a treatment for disease, whether insomnia, Alzheimer's disease or cancer. It is not recommended for children, for women trying to get pregnant or breast-feeding mothers. Bentl...
Clues on cancer from a zebrafish model of melanoma
...m of skin cancer, is an epidemic among cancers; it claims
thousands of lives every year. Despite advances in cancer genetics and treatments, current therapies are only mildly effective once melanoma has become metastatic. Understanding the genetic and environmental influences that lead to melanoma will cont...
Ingredient in garlic protects against severe chronic pulmonary hypertension in rats
...rete scientific data to substantiate many of these claims
has remained elusive, notes Dr. Ku, in part because it has been difficult to accurate detect and quantify the active garlic metabolite. Recently the UAB team developed a new highly effective method for doing just that, for quantifying the actual amou...
Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones
Philadelphia, PA -- Despite age-old claims
advising breastfeeding moms that alcoholic beverages can improve their nursing performance, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that even moderate doses of alcohol affect the hormones responsible for lactation in a counterproducti...
National Academies news: Spent nuclear fuel storage
...Congress requested the study following conflicting claims
in the media about the safety and security of spent fuel in storage at commercial nuclear power plants, including the risks that spent fuel might be used to construct a radiological dispersal device, or "dirty bomb." The committee concluded the like...
Making a brain
...ignaling pathways are integrated within the cell," claims
Dr. De Robertis....
Audiovisual integration of speech falters under competing demands for attention
...sual or auditory. This finding challenges previous claims
that multisensory integration (and, therefore, its potential benefits in perception) occurs without attention. In practical terms, whereas audiovisual speech helps us to follow conversations when the auditory input is degraded, it could mean that we ...
Double triumph in stem cell quest
...Reproductive Genetics Institute, based in Chicago, claims
to have produced patient-matched embryonic stem ce...non-Korean member of the team. But if Verlinsky's claims
stand up, there might be a much easier way to create matching ESCs. His method starts with an existi...
Midday sun holds the key to good health
... Manchester have today unveiled new research which claims
that going out in the midday sun, without sunscree...y ultra-violet radiation expert Ann Webb, supports claims
that exposing unprotected skin to the sun for short periods helps the body to produce essential Vita...
Geneticists oppose singling out Jewish women in European breast cancer patent
... the patent owners have now rewritten the original claims
in the patent, to specifically protect the identif...nazi population, we are equally opposed to similar claims
on mutations in this and other genes that may be prevalent in other populations or specific to indiv...
...s such as vitamin E prevent heart disease, despite claims
to the contrary. Instead there has been a surprise finding, which relates to a synthetic antioxidant, the drug Probucol, which is no longer prescribed in Australia. "There has been a lot of hype which suggested that antioxidant vitamin supplements ...
Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood
...team has taken its first steps towards proving its claims
by growing defined liver tissue using the new cell type. By making use of special NASA-derived technology, the team is able to cultivate greater numbers of cells in equipment mimicking the effects of space microgravity. "Using Synthecon's bioreactors...
A new link between stem cells and tumors
...Barcelona (IRB-PCB) have now added key evidence to claims
that some types of cancer originate with defects in stem cells. The study, reported this week in the on-line edition of Nature Genetics (September 4) shows that if key molecules aren't placed in the right locations within stem cells before they div...
Oral ZYVOX shows cost savings for outpatient treatment of skin, other infections vs. vancomycin
... The study retrospectively analyzed longitudinal claims
data from more than 80 health plans for patients t...nvestigators conducted a retrospective study using claims
data from more than 80 health care plans to evaluate the impact of outpatient treatment with oral ZY...
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