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Joslin Diabetes Center study shows benefits of online discussion boards

...ar that the Internet is changing how patients find healthcare information and emotional support. "The study results suggest that people with diabetes and their loved ones have a need to come together in cyber-neighborhoods to talk with others about similar problems, to learn coping strategies, and to maintain h...

Predictive health symposium features national experts discussing new model of healthcare

A field of national healthcare leaders will assemble at Emory University on Dec. ...w perspectives on predictive health a new model of healthcare that will harness advances in bioscience to identify individuals at risk for disease long before sym...

South African geraniums effective in treatment of adults with acute bronchitis

...st frequent infections encountered by primary care healthcare providers. In approximately 70% of cases, acute bronchitis, which is almost always caused by viruses, is treated with antibiotics. The duration of the disease is not substantially shortened by this practice and there are numerous risks, including gas...

Sea slug mixes chemical defense before firing at predators

... applications as an antimicrobial compound for the healthcare and marine industries. The team has determined that escapin prevents the growth of all major forms of bacteria as well as other microbes. "As we learn more about how escapin works in Aplysia, we will hopefully be able to reproduce its chemical proper...

GlaxoSmithKline's rotavirus vaccine candidate shown effective

... inclusion in the routine vaccination schedules in healthcare systems around the world." A total of 63,225 infants from 12 countries were enrolled in the study. Infants were randomly assigned to receive two oral doses of either the rotavirus vaccine candidate or placebo. From administration of the first dose ...

Preparing for flu pandemic: Pall breathing filters can help protect patients, healthcare workers

...rst responders principally Canadian and Taiwanese healthcare workers. SARS patients on ventilators infected th...flu pandemic would obviously put a great strain on healthcare systems worldwide, with hospital staff likely to be reduced by illness and technological resources, ...

Supersized 'island' of resistance genes discovered in an infectious bacterium

...n France, the resistant strain is widespread in 54 healthcare facilities, where 26% of infected patients die. "Less than 2 years after the start of the French epidemic episode, we found the complete genome ID of the microbe involved and developed a better understanding of what to expect for the future, in ter...

Thousands of Scots families to help scientists improve nation's health

...lanning and will keep Scotland at the forefront of healthcare genetics. The project will be conducted in full and close collaboration with the NHS in Scotland. Recruitment will start in Tayside and Glasgow, expanding to the rest of Scotland. The Scottish Executive and the Scottish Funding Council are funding th...

Language barrier just one roadblock to diabetes control for Chinese-speaking immigrants

...well," Dr. Hsu says. "Even in culturally competent healthcare settings like community health centers, our study ...test of diabetes knowledge. In their dealings with healthcare professionals, the Chinese-speaking group reported requiring translation 35 percent of the time. The...

'Big Science': Top funding for EU lung research project PULMOTENSION

...ious lung disease represents a major burden on our healthcare systems. With the formation of PULMOTENSION, European Top centers for scientific and technical competence in PH have taken a decisive step in tackling this large medical problem: Connected into a single project they aim to better understand and find...

Joslin Diabetes Center partners with Fremont Medical Center in Las Vegas

...partnership with Fremont Medical Center, a leading healthcare provider in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fremont Medical Center consists of 11 medical centers in the Las Vegas Valley, serving over 275,000 patients annually in six specialties, ranging from primary care and pediatrics to hospital in-patient care and emergenc...

Radical proposal to speed development of stem cell therapies

...if successful, is the right to charge whatever the healthcare marketplace will bear." Goozner proposes a radical alternative to the "exclusive rights/high prices" model used by conventional markets: "A government body such as CIRM could establish a major prize for the companies and institutions that collaborat...

Troubling times for embryo gene tests

...e right of Helen and Richard Schirmer to sue their healthcare provider, the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, for returning the wrong results of a fetal genetic test to diagnose trisomy 22, a genetic defect that causes severe mental and physical retardation. Their son, Matthew, was born with the...

EPSRC and Philips announce new strategic alliance

...eneral diagnostics and measurement purposes within healthcare facilities, and the rapidly expanding personal hea...innovation has helped to drive improvements in the healthcare business. The company is one of three world leaders in the medical systems market, maintaining the n...

FDA approves extended dosing of Aranesp

...and less injection-related burden for patients and healthcare professionals compared to weekly anemia treatment....significant time spent by patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Reducing the number of visits required for anemia treatment with less frequent dosing an...

Elsevier launches Inteleos drug tracking and analysis tool

...msterdam, 27 March 2006 Elsevier, a world-leading healthcare and scientific publisher, announced today the launch of its new drug tracking and analysis tool, Inteleos. To meet the demanding requirements of business intelligence, market research and business development professionals, Elsevier has developed a d...

American College of Physicians: The healthcare response to pandemic influenza/avian flu

...mary care physicians represent the backbone of the healthcare system, play a critical role in the planning and strategy for addressing pandemic influenza or other public health crisis. Hands-on clinical training of internists should be implemented to address a public health crisis, such as pandemic influenza, A...

Single cell amoeba increases MRSA numbers 1000- fold

...r for MRSA bacteria. As amoebae are often found in healthcare environments this discovery has implications for the infection control strategies adopted by hospitals. The single cell amoeba, Acanthamoeba polyphagam commonly eats and digests environmental bacteria. It also engulfs pathogens such as MRSA. However,...

Rice tapped for model programs merging teaching, research

...and non-engineering majors that focuses on how new healthcare technologies are developed to address world health challenges. Hands on activities allow students to examine global challenges associated with developing and testing new vaccines to prevent infectious disease, imaging systems to detect cancer and imp...

The 100 greatest advances in medicine

At a time when healthcare management corporations are transforming the once ... advances yet to come. Everyone interested in good healthcare will gain a new appreciation for the achievements and future promise of medicine by reading this abs...

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