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Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...ting tropical forests would be an excellent way to help achieve several of the United Nations' 'millennium development goals' at the same time. It also presents an opportunity for the developed world to invest in the African continent, as many promised at the January meeting of the World Economic Forum in...

British hospitals need clinical ethicists

..., yet conclusive evidence exists that doctors need help with ethical problems, writes Daniel Sokol of Impe...ees, who can be called on by staff or patients for help in medico-ethical matters. Studies have shown that ethics consultations are associated with reductio...

Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly

...s been great interest in the use of supplements to help prevent infections. Researchers identified eight trials evaluating the effect of multivitamin and mineral supplements on infections in elderly people. Although three studies reported fewer days spent with infection, overall the evidence was weak and ...

Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank

... Many countries that Wolfowitz will be required to help are critical of America's war on Iraq and its motives. But is this to misjudge Wolfowitz? Does he fit in with the World Bank in a way that is not immediately obvious? Following his reputation as "the leading neoconservative hawk in George Bush's regi...

Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure

...et out to identify genes and biomarkers that could help us make the diagnosis well before it is too late. We identified a candidate protein for the early and rapid diagnosis of acute renal injury that occurs in a common clinical condition, namely after cardiac surgery," he said. While many conditions and ...

Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...o show that products made from soy ingredients can help reduce fat, cholesterol, and calorie in the lunches, and still be acceptable to the children." A major focus of the pilot program was demonstrating consumer acceptability of soy and soy-enhanced foods and showing how they can be easily incorporated i...

The trust game: Measuring social interaction

...e actions of other people is impaired. Or it might help in the understanding of maladies such as schizophrenia....

Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens

...hysically faster than late developers. This could help cut their infection risk. They conclude: "We suggest that a sexually active 18 year old with late [periods] may be more susceptible to multiple infections than a sexually active 15 year old with early [periods]."...

Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist

...anyone who believes there is a moral obligation to help others, and/or a moral obligation to be just and do one's share." "Little can be said to those whose morality is so impoverished that they do not accept either of these two obligations," he says....

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

... risky behaviors, begin antiretroviral therapy and help prevent opportunistic infections." Current recommendations for testing in high-prevalence areas (where HIV infection is greater than one percent) and testing based on risk assessment are impractical and inaccurate, the research team reports. Most he...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...thors suggest that simple dietary restrictions may help to reduce the cancer risk associated with high tra...rudently, staying engaged in the natural world to help prevent the collapse of the biological systems upon which all we all depend. Ecological Change and...

Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study

...h study. "An overconfident physician will not seek help or may ignore help that is offered; someone underconfident may, in extreme cases, be talked out of what was an accurate...

Uric acid and heart disease

...serum levels of uric acid, uric acid levels do not help to usefully predict the risk of CHD....

A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors

... the degree of new vessel formation in tumors, and help in the planning and monitoring of anti-angiogenic therapies which target this integrin....

Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

...cal centers and acknowledge public advertising may help to address financial challenges in what is becoming an increasingly competitive marketplace in healthcare, they recommend that the centers reexamine the process by which their advertisements are developed. "We hope that academic medical centers will...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

... to find out if these organizational traits, which help support and enhance a nurse's work environment in a hospital, are important in other settings like home care and district nursing." The study features the results of a survey of home care nurses in the United States and district nurses in New Zealand...

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...nserting needles at specific points on the body to help cure disease or relieve pain. In previous studies,... Professor in Integrative Biology. "Our goal is to help establish a standard of acupuncture treatment that can benefit everyone who has hypertension and oth...

New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma

...e measure of neurobehavioral functioning that will help physicians predict the likelihood of a patient recovering consciousness during coma from severe brain injury within the first year of injury--with up to 86 percent certainty. The study, by Theresa Pape, DrPH, and colleagues, is described in a two-par...

Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message

...two proteins, called PICK1 and NSF for short, that help replace channels that let charged calcium ions in ...ells can do the same thing, forcing the swap might help protect them from a calcium overdose that can kill them in Lou Gehrig's disease. "We don't know yet ...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...Measures such as weight loss and exercise also may help stop the cascade that ultimately leads to a failin...ction and fluid volume inside vessels. The kidneys help with volume by retaining sodium. Natriuresis is the body's way of eliminating sodium so pressures ca...

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