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Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...ersity Medical Center pharmacologist. Also neglected are the severe neurological problems in "cigarettebabies" of smoking pregnant women. This neglect comes despite the fact that the widespread, chronicingestion of nicotine by one-fourth of all pregnant women probably produces farmore damage th...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...terface involved the bolus dose. Typically, nurses neglected to administer a bolus dose during the programming task, an error that is not unexpected since it is uncommon for nurses in the recovery room at The Toronto Hospital to administer a bolus dose during programming as was required of them during the expe...

NIDA and partners announce national initiative on prescription drug misuse and abuse

...edication. "Attention must now be paid to the long neglected area of prescription drug abuse," said Joseph H. Autry III, M.D., acting administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "There is no typical abuser. Medical personnel must use every opportunity to screen and educate all o...

UIC awarded $1.25 million for AIDS prevention program in Malawi

...ve health-care services for victims of AIDS, often neglected because their cases are viewed as hopeless, and engage in more community outreach programs to limit the disease's spread. "In Malawi, the National AIDS Control Programme estimates that 265,000 people have AIDS and another 735,000 are infected with HI...

Under one roof: The risks associated with living in three-generation households

...d whether their 4- to 5-year old children had been neglected or maltreated. Twenty-six percent of the children in the study lived in three-generation households, 39 percent had a history of maltreatment, and 32 percent of their mothers were depressed. "Grandmothers are often an important source of support ...

New $9.5 million grant to support Male Contraception Research Center

...Biophysics). "Contraception for men has been a neglected area of research," Bremner said, "and there has been no new reversible-mode contraceptive since the invention of the condom hundreds of years ago. To prevent unwanted pregnancies and the resultant health risks and social consequences of abortion and ...

Has drug regulation abandoned its public health mission?

...ublic needs of the European Union can no longer be neglected and the regulatory agencies left to operate largely for the benefits of the drug industry." In the second commentary, J D Kleinke argues that making drug regulation responsive to commercial interests has not put patients and the public health at risk...

Generalized anxiety disorder linked to peptic ulcer disease

...causes and treatments for peptic ulcer disease has neglected the links with psychiatric/psychological factors," she notes. Goodwin and co-author Murray B. Stein, M.D., from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego in California, analyzed data from the National Comorbidity Surve...

First-ever conference on depression in college students to be held March 6-7 in Michigan

...nfirms that depression among college students is a neglected problem, and we must work together to address it." Adds Earl Lewis, Ph.D., Dean of the Rackham school, "We hope this conference will call attention to and work to ease the stigma of depression on the college campus. We need to learn from one another,...

Brookhaven spotlights: News from the March 2003 American Chemical Society Meeting

...y decomposition, a process that seems to have been neglected in previous studies," Suits explains. - Running as Fast as Radicals (Thursday, March 27, 10:50 a.m.) A team of scientists led by Brookhaven Lab chemist Christopher Fockenberg has constructed an apparatus that can detect the products of chemical rea...

OneWorld Health begins final testing of drug to cure deadly kala azar in India

...ke paromomycin are an example of how new cures for neglected infectious diseases can be developed quickly and cost effectively. We will continue our mission to identify late-stage drugs for other diseases and will collaborate with organizations to develop medicines for people in need." "The development of p...

Patients find answers about lab tests at Lab Tests Online

...teous response except those in which the user has neglected to include their email address. ASCLS currently responds to over 400 comments and questions a month, with about a quarter of the comments coming through Lab Tests Online. All responses from the consumer network are delivered via email and handled co...

Experts welcome major reforms to the coroner's service

...th investigation protects the public and cannot be neglected any longer, write two senior forensic doctors in this week's BMJ. Christopher Milroy and Helen Whitwell, Professors of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield argue that the current system is fragmented, legalistic, and inadequately funded....

HHS awards $14 million to support Bioethics Research Center

...lytic frameworks designed to take into account the neglected concerns of vulnerable populations, and to transform the relatively new field of bioethics into a more inclusive and useful discipline." The center's objectives also include providing awareness of historical and contemporary medical treatment of Af...

University of Pittsburgh receives grant for research on cancer and aging

...he highest risk for cancer and tend to be the most neglected when it comes to cancer care," said Ronald Herberman, M.D., principal investigator of the project and director of UPCI. "They face many physical and social challenges that younger people do not, and often have additional health problems that can make...

Five more African countries to benefit from Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

...ntrolled, doctors have realised just how important neglected diseases such as schistosomiasis are. Professor Roy Anderson from Imperial College London adds: "Although schistosomiasis is not an acute disease, it does eventually kill those suffering from it. In the past, most of the population in Africa did no...

Duke cardiologists offer new view of link between aging, atherosclerosis

...gating the risk factors for disease that they have neglected to appreciate the other half of the equation -- the body's innate ability to protect and repair itself. "It is this relationship between the body's ability to keep up with the cumulative damage it suffers over time that could be the key to who gets s...

Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent

... charity that was established to focus on the most neglected group of cancer patients teenagers and young adults. The UK, through the Trust, is the sole country in the world to have a programme of developing specialist units for adolescents. There are now 8 and the target is at least 20 across Britain, which ...

Urgent action required to prevent 500k deaths/yr worldwide from pregnancy-related causes

Maternal reproductive health-one of the most neglected global public-health catastrophes-is the theme for the first issue of THE LANCET in 2004. A mini-series highlighting the key global challenges for maternal health, a research article and the journal's editorial join forces to help put the unnecessary...

Nonprofit pharmaceutical seeks drug approval next year

...ners are dedicated to developing new therapies for neglected infectious diseases that are affordable and meet international standards of quality." OneWorld Health's drug pipeline includes advanced treatments for visceral leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, childhood diarrheal disease and potential treatments for ...

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