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

...use there is a well developed market and you don't need expensive infrastructure like refineries and processing. So, while fossil fuels are in fact better for health and better for climate, they are more expensive and a lot harder to get out." Charcoal burns cleaner and produces less indoor pollution tha...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...use there is a well developed market and you don't need expensive infrastructure like refineries and processing. So, even though fossil fuels are in fact better for health and better for climate, they are more expensive and a lot harder to get out." However, scenarios that envision large shifts to charco...

British hospitals need clinical ethicists

"We need to introduce clinical ethicists in hospitals in th...icine, yet conclusive evidence exists that doctors need help with ethical problems, writes Daniel Sokol of Imperial College London. About a fifth of NHS acu...

Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis

...lti-drug resistant tuberculosis. It also shows the need for the use of specific treatment for MDR-TB (DOTS-Plus) to prevent the high mortality rate among those carrying this type of tuberculosis." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published comment)...

Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain

... explaining differences. This study highlights the need for working with communities to develop culturally appropriate approaches to the prevention of STIs that take into account the varied risk experienced by different groups." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying comm...

First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...uraged by these findings since there is a critical need for new approaches to managing this type of pain."...tment groups at week 12. "Although these results need to be confirmed with further randomized controlled trials, the potential of Lidoderm to treat osteoa...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...t target of 200 patients. These results therefore need to be confirmed with further randomized controlled trials. "This is the first clinical study that compares a prescription topical patch with a COX-2 inhibitor," said Dr. Kivitz. "The results are encouraging and establish the foundation for further s...

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

...it the drug dosage a person can tolerate. "What we need to do clinically is to achieve a balance between side effects and pain relief," says the Queen's anesthesiologist. "The purpose of this study was to evaluate two different drugs for chronic pain, and to carefully measure both the pain-relieving effec...

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

...tests. This current recommendation reinforces the need for routine tests. "Now that we know that HIV test...ective, even when the prevalence of HIV is low, we need a new approach," says Timothy P. Flanigan, MD, chief of infectious diseases at The Miriam Hospital a...

March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...niversity of Texas Health Science Center shows the need for a concurrent focus on the family's role in health. Analyzing data from more than 35,000 people who participated in the national Community Tracking Survey, researchers found that a significant proportion of general health status can be attributed ...

Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo

...afety and outcome. As in all such studies, we will need to wait years to follow the progress of our patient participants," Buzdar says. Details of the trial result, slated for the June issue of the journal, were posted online Feb. 28 because of interest in the study. Preliminary results of the trial were ...

Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests

...nflammatory proteins by fat tissue is reduced. "We need to understand more about the mechanism," Nicklas said....

Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

...ystem. This decreases the heart's activity and its need for oxygen, which in turn can lower blood pressure, and promotes healing for a number of cardiac ailments, such as myocardial ischemia (insufficient blood flow to the heart) and hypertension. In this study, the Longhurst team applied acupuncture to s...

Hepatotoxicity and statins

... patients with chronic liver disease who otherwise need statin therapy."...

Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients

...eported postmortem studies," says Jang. "We still need to gather more data to confirm these characteristics, and our group will carry out further studies of how plaques develop and rupture. Someday OCT may provide information that will guide treatments to prevent plaque rupture and its disastrous conseq...

Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise

...ines available as soon as possible to children who need them most is extremely important." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying commentary, Marilla Lucero and Gail Williams, write that studies on a seven-valent (7PCV) and a nine-valent pneumococcal conjugate-vaccine (9P...

US attempting to flout ethical practice for patient trials abroad

...der an application for an investigational new drug need no longer comply with the Declaration and need comply only with a document describing good clinical practices. The document, written with only gove...

NHS target driven culture is failing patients

...n) can neglect the quality of care, he argues. "We need to revitalise the role of the lead clinician," he writes. "Clearer ownership of patients should minimise oversights generated by ever expanding teams and should improve continuity of care. Healthcare systems must minimise errors and should require a...

Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet

...vision is to have an impact on diet and health, we need a multidimensional approach that also tackles food awareness, affordability, and acceptability in addition to retail change," they write. "Changing access through improving retail provision alone may not have a substantial impact on diet and health. ...

Oral bacteria may predict pregnancy outcomes

...ine prenatal visits, but caution that more studies need to be conducted to further our understanding about the effects of periodontal treatment on preterm birth....

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