Tag: "public" at medical news
Digital Speech Analysis Tests Sobriety
...ings said translating herresearch into a practical public
safety device could be relatively easy.Law enforcement officials could record someone's speech at an accidentor traffic stop, then analyze it later against a sample taken at adifferent time. "If I can come up with a small set of parameters that diff...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...can be best achieved by applying the principles of public
health," say authors Arthur Kellermann, M.D., and Knox Todd, M.D. "Sentinel surveillance, public
education, outreach to vulnerable individuals, and enlisting the help of the entire community can sa...
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...d more federal grants and contracts than any other public
universityin the United States. In 1995, the university received more than $477million from public
and private sources. The Ultrasound Group of Siemens,with world headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., nea...
Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women
...and 34 of 39 womenreceived aid from either general public
assistance or Social Securitydisability. Twenty-one of 31 women entered into a substance abuse treatmentprogram after release. Of the 14 women who had no place to live, 8 were placedin an apartment or group home. Women in the prison release program'...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
... routine dental care may prove to have significant public
health utility in the diagnosis of patients at risk for stroke." Dental students Angela D. Haller and Ann D. Calamel assisted in the research, which was supported in part by training grants from the National Institute for Dental Research....
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...rch associate professor of social work who studies public
health issues and the consequences of risky behavi...roblems. Americans can't seem to look at AIDS as a public
health issue because it has a sexual component, she believes. "We should compare AIDS with tubercul...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...orld Alliance forBreastfeeding Action, is to raise public
awareness of the many health and otheradvantages of breastfeeding to both babies and their mothers. Breastfeeding is acknowledged by health professionals as the idealsource of nutrition for infants in almost every case. In addition, the nurtu...
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...he vaccine is likely to have a major impact onU.S. public
health in the future." "Dr. Maassab's work is a reflection of the continuing significance of theU-M Department of Epidemiology," she added, "which has been a powerhouse invaccinology since the 1940s, when work on influenza and polio began....
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...f both interventions. Anexample of this could be a public
education and informationcampaign paired with a zero tolerance DWI enforcement campaign." "It appears through the analysis of all the studies reviewedthat the most effective programs instructed the youths how theyshould or should not drive and e...
Condemnation May Be Driving Circumcised Women From Health Care
... "There are significant medical sequelae and public
health ramificationsof female circumcision," the authors write. "As African communities andadvocates grapple with how to stop this practice, circumcised women needclinicians familiar with these surgeries, who will move beyond negativefeelings...to t...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
... Their Intended Goals CHICAGO -- Initiating public
policies to help educate youthsabout drugs, curb s...gulate children'stelevision programming is popular public
policy, but for the mostpart it has failed to prevent harm. Three studies examining theshortcomings ...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
... project leader Victor J. Strecher , professor of public
health and director of the Cancer Center's Prevent...rk sites, health clinics, shopping malls and other public
areas, with a particular emphasis on reaching medically under-served individuals. Strecher gives th...
Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences
...taff as well as other faculty from Emory?smedical, public
health and nursing schools, Atlanta?s Veterans Affairs MedicalCenter and Morehouse School of Medicine "I'm excited by the opportunity to educate health care professionalsfrom across the Atlanta area about population-based health care research," says...
Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality
...ators of high child mortality (poverty,illiteracy, public
assistance). "Lower Mt. Adams had a mortalityrate of 21.4 per 1,000 births while a portion of Mt. Airy had28.2 deaths per 1,000 births. This is higher than the average17.4 deaths per 1,000 births in the District of Columbia which isgenerally consid...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
..., demographers, economists,medical researchers and public
policy analysts attending the seminar respondedto the survey. The three NAFTA countries and the United Kingdom were representedamong the attendees. The survey covered three areas: forecast methodology, factors affectingmortality improvement,...
Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry
...icianat The Toronto Hospital and the department of public
health sciences at theUniversity of Toronto. This investigation did not receive financial support fromthe pharmaceutical industry....
Researchers Show That Stroke Awareness Programs Are Effective; Also Find That Women Are More Likely To Get The Message
...bstract 84 ORLANDO, Feb. 7 -- Through a public
awareness campaign, researchers inNormal, Ill. wer...ic increase in stroke awareness of women after the public
awarenesscampaign, but hardly any change in men surveyed. "Women rate having a significant m...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
... in combination with smoking -- poses an important public
health risk, and it should be recognized as such," said committee chair Jonathan Samet, professor and chair of the department of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore. "Reducing radon in homes could pr...
Unpasteurised Milk Is An Unacceptable Risk To Public Health
...ality which, the authors conclude, poses a risk to public
health. Contact: John de Louvois, Head of Environmental Surveillance Unit, Public Health Laboratory Service, London t: 0181 200 6868 x4949 f: 0181 905 9907 email: deLouvois@phls.co.uk...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...lems, often at the customerservice rather than the public
relations or marketing level of an organization. A...ions may helporganizations avoid the need for more public
and risky forms of impressionmanagement; (2) negative images, in some cases, may actually be benefic...
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