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Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment

... limited financial resources as well as widespread concern about uncontrolled use of narcotics, governments in developing countries historically have limited the availability of narcotics for the management of pain." Grossman says physicians in India seem eager to offer patients the polymer, which can be ea...

Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?

...ssue."These are growing problems that are going to concern hospitals inthe future when their economic motivations are increasingly placed in directconflict with their desire to do the best for patients," he said. In a plenary session talk on "The Financial Fallout From the StentExplosion" to be given Wedne...

Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery

...of Medicine of Wake Forest University. One concern is the small particles and bubbles of air that are ejectedfrom the heart to systemic circulation during surgery, Rodriguez said. "We don'tknow exactly the effect on the brain. These emboli travel through the arteriesin the brain and reach the brain t...

Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills

...achieve weight loss." "I think there is cause for concern that people who take fenfluramines are at risk for a host of problems," said McCann, chief of anxiety disorders research in the NIMH Biological Psychiatry Branch, Bethesda, MD. "A dose comparable to that prescribed to reduce weight in humans causes ...

Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer

...et, he says, "there’s still this unfounded concern about getting cancer from mammography radiation." Dr. Feig estimated that based on results from multiple screening trials conducted around the world, annual mammography screening would reduce death due to breast cancer by at least ...

Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs

... we've given enough of thedrug," he said. "Now the concern is that the brain level may be much lower andthat the virus could escape to the brain, continue to divide there and live on." Kim said he would next like to measure the levels of protease inhibitorsin the cerebral spinal fluid of patients to ...

Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics

...asone nor theophylline should beavoided because of concern over significant psychological side effects. Butthere may be a subset of pre-school age children who do have behavioral changeswhile taking either of the drugs. Theophylline continues to be prescribed to some people with severeasthma, althou...

Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren

...r in life. Boosts in stress hormones also are of concern because they indicate that noiseinduces physiological stress. These hormones are linked to adult illnesses,some of which are life-threatening, including high blood pressure, elevatedlipids and cholesterol, heart disease and a reduction in the body...

Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants

...s week's BMJ, Milner states that before widespread concern about the possible risk flying and altitude may pose to infants, it is important to put these considerations into context. He draws upon a personal communication with British Airways who report that in 34 million passengers a year they have no rep...

Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder

...zerland. Ticlopidine's toxicity has raised concern since its approval by the Foodand Drug Administrat... Bennett said that this study also raises concern that additionalmeasures by the FDA or the pharmaceutical company are likely to be needed toprevent a...

Scientists To Prepare Advisory Report On What's Been Learned About The Possible Adverse Health Effects of Electric Fields

...alth effects. And there was a good deal of public concern -- Is itsafe to live near transmission towers? Or cover my child with an electricblanket? Or make toast in an electric toaster? As a result of these concerns, Congress asked the Department of Energyto administer the EMF/RAPID Program. The ...

Athletes, Fraternity Men Are Top Drinkers

...tices of team leaders revealed in the study are of concern to Philip W. Meilman, the Core Institute's co-director and director of counseling and psychological services at Cornell University: 64 percent of male team leaders say they binge on alcohol, while 61 percent of their teammates report binging. By co...

New Guidelines Stress Early Potent Drug Cocktails, Individualized Therapy

...stant virusstrains and treatment failures. Despite concern for the emerging side effects of long-term treatment, therapiesshould be continued to fight HIV effectively, the panel recommends in itsreport, published in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American MedicalAssociation. The drug cocktail therapi...

Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries

...to take part in counseling and testing. "There was concern about attracting a low-risk group of the 'worried well,' butwe were very successful at reaching a high-risk group," Coates said. "Thirtypercent of the women and 15 percent of the men seen in these clinics wereHIV-positive.2 "We saw up to a 50 percent...

Medicine Becomes Monetized

...re is lowturnover, there is a growing humanitarian concern for the employee." But the monetization of medicine brings with it some negatives that theresearchers view as dehumanizing. The hospital as factory is a new phenomenon. "Some hospitals now specialize in cancer treatment, or in treati...

Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats

...ects. Over-prescription of antibiotics is a major concern as it has been correlated with the increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In this week's BMJ, Dr Christopher Butler and colleagues from the University of Wales College of Medicine report the findings of a survey which illustrates som...

UCSF AIDS Expert Warns Against Early Treatment For HIV Infection

...mentarium as is available." He emphasizesthat his concern is not about the treatment itself but is about the...me. Current assumptions in clinical strategy that concern Levy include: If virus replication takes place, mutations might develop that could lead to adrug-...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

...ount of fluoride in California tap water." Another concern is decay of the front teeth caused by long periods...nt. "If a baby tooth is knocked out, there is less concern since a permanent toothwill eventually grow in its place," he said. "In the case of a permanent toot...

Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Elevate Breast Cancer Risk

...t cancer risk." Breast cancer risk is a legitimate concern for women; breast cancer is thesecond leading cause of cancer death in women. Death from all cancers is stillsecond to heart disease, which is the number one killer of women as well as men. "The bottom line here is that as long as women understand w...

Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed

...27 percent each on legs andnose. All body parts of concern to the subjects appeared to the interviewers to be normal or to have onlyminimal anomalies. Most participants spent more than three hours a day thinking about theirperceived defects; some said it was all they thought about. Many a...

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