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More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...given dronabinol, a synthetic THC that has been in medical
use in the USA since 1985. The other subject was asked to drink a decoction of natural THC. The authors hypothesise that the effect may have been because the THC had been ingested, rather than inhaled; digesting THC may produce potent THC metabolites...
British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...itals in the United Kingdom," says a researcher in medical
ethics in this week's BMJ. A sound knowledge of medical
ethics is essential to the good practice of medicine, yet conclusive evidence exists that doctors ne...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ricians have insufficient knowledge about SRNC and medical
schools in Japan also have little knowledge about sleep, developmental behavioral pediatrics and child psychiatry. It is a new field for research, Fukumizu says. Many tired parents have been asking pediatricians why their children cry at night and, s...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...a common but often unspoken belief in its value in medical
education, few data exist on U.S. physicians' serv...lvement in community activities outside of charity medical
care," Goldstein said. "We were impressed with what we found in part because it was over and beyond ...
It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events
...dings on the numbers of people requiring emergency medical
treatment for assault at the time of international...reatment. On average, 30 cases of assault required medical
attention on the day of the match and the day after. Attendance peaked just before midnight on the d...
Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
... of personal autonomy for the public good. "Might medical
research be another such case," he asks? Financial incentives to participate in research are fully justified and preferable to compulsion, he argues. Everyone in society stands to benefit from research, and indeed has already benefited, so it should...
Hausman to give keynote address at 'Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Feminism' symposium
...versies in American Culture (2003), which draws on medical
studies, feminist scholarship, anthropological literature and Hausman's own experiences to demonstrate what is at stake in mothers' infant feeding choices. "Social controversies around breastfeeding reveal social tensions concerning the meaning of wo...
HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active
...e at Emory University School of Medicine, chief of medical
services at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital and ...commend that routine testing be covered by private medical
insurance and by Medicare and Medicaid. They also recommend changes in current counseling practices...
Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
... virus (HIV) are significantly more likely to seek medical
treatment if they are followed even briefly by a c...es counseling and a single "passive referral" to a medical
care provider with no follow-up. The other group of patients was introduced to a case manager who m...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
..." These patients account for more than half of all medical
spending. "They endure higher rates of avoidable c...e collective experience and judgment of experts in medical
liability, however, there does not appear to be any basis for physicians who perform care coordinati...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...are coordination for fear of increased exposure to medical
liability. In fact, a representative sample of 1,238 practicing physicians found that 49 percent listed legal liability as one of the two main barriers to care coordination. In a new study that combines legal research with key informant interviews, H...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...esources in determining diagnoses and making other medical
decisions. These resources include colleagues, medical
books, journals and computer-based decision support systems (DSSs). "Decision support occurs in two...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...come that is due to disparities in the delivery of medical
care. Furthermore, DNR may be a confounder in other studies of risk factors for mortality." The study is reported in "Adjustment for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders Reverses the Apparent In-Hospital Mortality Advantage for Minorities" by Naomi Bardach, MD,...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...represents one of the most important milestones in medical
history. To commemorate the achievements of Jonas ... be inoculated in local field trials; and the many medical
professionals, laboratory staff, caregivers and volunteers who during those years devoted their live...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
...assumed that men make treatment decisions based on medical
considerations, such as age, other existing conditions, and the grade of the tumor. Investigators led by Thomas Denberg, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in Denver reviewed data from 27,920 Hispanic, non-...
Uric acid and heart disease
In this month's premier open access medical
journal PLoS Medicine , John Danesh and colleagues from the University of Cambridge, along with investigators from the Icelandic Heart Association, report the single largest prospective study addressing the role of uric acid in heart disease. The ...
Suppressing the cells that trigger cat allergy
In a paper in this month's premier open-access medical
journal PLoS Medicine , Mark Larche and colleagues from Imperial College London describe a subset of cells that might be able to suppress cells that cause cat allergy. Asthma and allergy have become more frequent in all industrialized coun...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...nalyzed all 2002 non-research print ads for the 17 medical
centers named to the U.S. News & World Report 2002.... Of those 122, 36 ads (29.5 percent) promoted the medical
center as a whole, while 65 (53.3 percent) promoted specific clinical departments and 21 (17.2 perce...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...TION, VT and HANOVER, NH Most prominent academic medical
centers develop and distribute advertisements to a...ases, seem to place the financial interests of the medical
centers before the interests of the patients, the authors conclude. "We found it interesting that si...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...cupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical
treatments, especially for those treating the card...tegration of ancient healing practices into modern medical
treatment." The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology. Acupuncture i...
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