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MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
... of a link. Importantly, however, comparisons with other
countries show that even in US and Japanese hospitals--which are prized for their cleanliness--MRSA thrives. The Lancet comments: "This tit-for-tat political posturing has certainly helped keep health in the public eye. But none of these policies ref...
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
.... This is more wood per capita than is used in any other
region in the world. However, more than 1.6 million people, primarily women and children, die prematurely each year worldwide (400,000 in sub-Saharan Africa) from respiratory diseases caused by the pollution from such fires, according to previous stu...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...rewood and charcoal, more wood per capita than any other
region in the world. More than 1.6 million people, primarily women and children, die prematurely each year worldwide (400,000 in sub-Saharan Africa) from respiratory diseases caused by the pollution from such fires. The study finds that smoke from wo...
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...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, which induce psychotic effects. Res...
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...tially lower prevalence of diagnosed STIs than did other
groups. White women reported higher levels of risk behaviours than other
ethnic groups, but were less likely to report STIs than black Caribbean and black African women. Wh...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...s not been approved by the FDA for any indications other
than for the relief of pain associated with PHN, and its safety and efficacy in other
indications have not been established. About Endo A wholly owned subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceutic...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...ntinued the study due to adverse events (typically other
pain, not being treated). There were no discontinuations due to treatment-related adverse events in the Celebrex group. However, due to recent safety concerns regarding the entire COX-2 inhibitor class, the sponsor of the study, Endo Pharmaceutica...
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...fant sleeps during the night and during naps. "In other
words, it is consistency in sleeping arrangements ...he research findings have universal application to other
cultures besides Japan because co-sleeping and particularly, partial co-sleeping are increasingly co...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...f Iowa pediatric pulmonary physicians caution that other
unrelated conditions also can cause shortness of b... use of a bronchodilator inhaler, and there are no other
asthmatic symptoms, the exercise-induced shortness of breath, also known as dyspnea, requires furthe...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
...ing high-fat lunches. Working together on this and other
projects, we hope to become part of the solution for overcoming this increasingly important health issue."...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
...and the ten year rates for cancer metastasizing to other
parts of the body were 24 percent for the adjuvant patients versus 399 percent for the observation patients. Finally, the prostate cancer-related death rate was 16 percent for adjuvant and 22 percent for the observation arm. "The results of the study...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...s used in this trial could be employed in studying other
chronic conditions such as cancer, spinal disk disease, and the pain experienced after chemotherapy and mastectomies, Dr. Gilron notes. "The numbers of people affected are staggering, and the impact of the problem is devastating and costly." Diab...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...y services were giving talks on health-related and other
topics, working with community groups on local issues including health-related ones and participating in local health events. "If these data represent the range and hours of volunteer community service done by individual family physicians throughout ...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...me. That person decided how much money to give the other
subject. That sum was then tripled. The other
subject, 1,500 miles away, decided how much of the money he or she kept and how much he or she left ...
UIC professor receives international humanitarian award
... policies. The Golden Grand Medal is awarded every other
year to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to humanity. "I am just overwhelmed and honored to receive such an outstanding award," said Epstein, who also serves as chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and is author of "Cancer-G...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...rlands, most of whom were also HIV positive or had other
sexually transmitted infections, including hepatitis C. Since then outbreaks have been reported in Antwerp, Belgium, Hamburg, Germany, and Paris, France. Cases have also been reported in Sweden, and most recently in several US cities, including New Y...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...r half of those infected with HPV had at least one other
infection. Around one in four tested positive for chlamydia, which is associated with infertility. Specific behaviour patterns had specific effects on particular infections. A recent new partner or use of a condom was associated with a lower risk ...
Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
...h, is warranted. Professor Harris points out that other
activities in society, such as vaccination the wearing of seatbelts, and jury service, require the loss of personal autonomy for the public good. "Might medical research be another such case," he asks? Financial incentives to participate in researc...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...l the relevant gene, based on what was known about other
genetic markers related to circadian rhythms. The ...tors. While FASPS is caused by an individual gene, other
forms of sleep-pattern disturbances, such as the tendency for some elderly to wake up earlier than n...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ewer serious side effects than tamoxifen, the only other
drug available to women for primary breast cancer ...cers than those treated with exemestane. Unlike other
aromatase inhibitors, exemestane is a steroidal aromatase inactivator, which means it selectively ta...
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