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

...chnologies with an eye toward improving health and quality of life in one of the world's most impoverished areas offers us opportunity to significantly reduce premature deaths, especially among women and children," said Ezzati....

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

...chnologies with an eye toward improving health and quality of life in one of the world's most impoverished areas offers us opportunity to significantly reduce premature deaths, especially among women and children."...

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

...al consequences by affecting daily functioning and quality of life. Due to safety concerns regarding the entire COX-II inhibitor class in the fall of 2004, the sponsor of the study, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., voluntarily elected to prematurely halt the study prior to reaching the original enrollment targe...

Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications

...al consequences by impacting daily functioning and quality of life. Analyzing results from 143 patients experiencing OA pain of either one or both knees, the randomized, open-label, active-control, parallel-group study found that clinically meaningful reductions in pain were noted in the lidocaine patch 5% a...

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

...approach has the potential to dramatically improve quality of life for people suffering from neuropathic pain, a condition that has puzzled health care workers for years because it is often experienced in areas of the body which appear uninjured." Results of the study will be published in the March 31 editio...

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

..., cancer prevention and supportive care to improve quality of life for people with cancer. Since its inception, the NCIC CTG has enrolled more than 40,000 patients from Canada and around the world in over 300 clinical trials. Pfizer, Inc. manufactures exemestane under the brand name Aromasin and is prov...

Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...ndslide Susceptibility Mapping' products, the high quality of the input data and of the statistical methodology adopted lead us to consider this product as a basis for future assessment of landslide hazard and risk, particularly for those areas without reliable ground data." Casagli explained that GNDCI pla...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

... failure to use prescribed medication and threaten quality of care and that physicians and patients value such discussions. The researchers found that the most common barriers to physician-patient communication about out-of-pocket costs were lack of habit, insufficient time and concern over patient discomfo...

Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass

...se on raw food diets actually may have a good bone quality and, therefore, healthy bones. "I base that hypothesis on the fact that their bone turnover markers are normal, vitamin D is higher than normal and inflammation is low," he says. "We think it's possible these people don't have increased risk of frac...

Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing

...ort hospital-based nurses' efforts to provide high quality patient care and enhance their job satisfaction ar...sicians, and access to resources needed to provide quality care, are associated with higher nurse retention and lower in-patient mortality in hospitals. Howeve...

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...mber of important revelations about health-related quality of life in patients with HCV. "In conclusion," the authors report, "chronic HCV diminishes HRQOL across a wide range of clinical anchors. The impact on HRQOL is highly clinically significant and affects physical, social and mental health domains."...

Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...ing, including over-diagnosis, expense, changes to quality of life, unnecessary surgical procedures and morta...diagnose these nodules is expensive and may impact quality of life and mortality. According to Dr. Swensen, a small percentage of patients will have chronic pa...

NHS target driven culture is failing patients

...target driven culture of the NHS is neglecting the quality of patient care, warns a senior doctor in this wee... used to guard against litigation) can neglect the quality of care, he argues. "We need to revitalise the role of the lead clinician," he writes. "Clearer owne...

NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause

...erience significant symptoms that greatly diminish quality of life. For women whose menopausal symptoms are severe and persistent, the panel found nothing as effective as estrogen therapy for alleviating those symptoms. Low-dose estrogen has been shown to be effective for many women, although some require la...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...nosed early with these cancers usually have a good quality of life four to five years after treatment -- including being fully employed. "However, there is a minority of cancer survivors who have on-going problems and the challenge is to help them with a comprehensive range of clinical and supportive servic...

Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...998 period to 2002, possibly reflecting increasing quality control and reliability on the part of manufacturers." Infection was significantly more common in 2002, the researchers found, but no other significant differences in events were noted. The authors suggest that their analysis would have been strength...

New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose

... and shape can be used regardless of the amount or quality of septal cartilage [underlying structure] available. It leaves the external nose straight, smooth, and strong to reduce the effects of future scar contracture or trauma."...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...work, "This program is a critical component of our quality improvement initiatives across healthcare settings... State Smokers' Quit Line; Advocates for written quality assurance plans that mandate practices for tobacco use screening, training and intervention; and E...

Hospitals may now be more willing to partner up with former adversaries

...n overall positive perceived impact of QIOs on the quality of hospital care. Their findings suggest that QIO... Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services promotes quality health care throughout the country's hospitals, nursing homes, and home care, QIOs affect 40 million...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

...e the understanding of women's CVD and improve the quality of treatment of women with CVD across Europe. Wom...vascular disease patterns and directly improve the quality of care of women with heart disease and stroke across Europe". "We are very thankful to the Bristol ...

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