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Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank
...isations. This is an abuse of power. Wolfowitz has some
merits, but not enough to justify his appointment, he argues. "He may well be skilled at managing a large organisation, but his is an inflammatory nomination to head the world's most influential multilateral development organisation, a post that requ...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...l stop working over a period of hours, days, or in some
cases, weeks. Five percent of all patients admitted to the hospital and 30-50 percent of those in intensive care units will have kidney failure. In these cases, 50-80 percent of people will die. The current gold standard in diagnosing kidney failur...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...alth Organization) concludes: "This study provides some
reassurance that the introduction of DOTS will usually improve the standard of patient care and reduce transmission, rather than fanning the flames of an epidemic of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. It also shows the need for the use of specific tr...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...ans reported participating in community service at some
time in their professional careers," he said. "For most, this was an ongoing activity, suggesting it is a core aspect of their professional lives and of the discipline." A report on the study appeared recently in the Journal of American Board of Fami...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...hors suspect that the problem has been present for some
time in the UK, with many cases going undiagnosed....
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...eep-pattern disturbances, such as the tendency for some
elderly to wake up earlier than normal ("advanced sleep phase syndrome"), could be caused by "epigenetic" factors, which involve changes in gene expression rather than a mutation in a gene. Finally, the potential insights extend beyond those involvin...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... production, a key component in the development of some
types of breast cancer. Exemestane could provide women with an alternative option to tamoxifen, the only drug FDA approved for prevention of breast cancer. "Breast cancer is a major public health issue every 30 seconds somewhere in the world a w...
U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
...eviously reported. "For years, we've known that some
men who take Viagra will experience temporary color changes in their vision and see things as blue or green," said Howard Pomeranz, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. "NAION is a much more seriou...
Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
...r liability risks. "Every medical function carries some
liability risk and care coordination is no exception, but the extent of these risks appears to be broadly commensurate with other risks to primary care practice," the authors write. Hall's coauthors were Ralph A. Peebles, J.D., professor of law, and...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... or against screening adults for glaucoma. Despite some
evidence that treatment to lower intraocular press... delay the progression of visual field deficits in some
patients, a long-term health benefit of early recognition and treatment of glaucoma in preventing se...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...The History and Future of Vaccine Development." In some
ways, the fear of polio was as terrifying as the d...got polio and had been confined to hospital wards, some
in total isolation from their parents, or handicapped by leg braces until they learned to walk again...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...ates among young adults and older adolescents with some
cancers may be partially explained by the lack of participation in clinical trials. The study, published in the May 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society,...
A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors
...o measure the amount of new blood vessel growth in some
tumors. New blood vessel growth - angiogenesis - ... receptor - αvβ3 integrin -expressed in some
tumors, especially in the blood vessels. As well as a role in angiogenesis, integrins are important ...
Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study
...ices of unclear health value to the public and, in some
cases, seem to place the financial interests of the medical centers before the interests of the patients, the authors conclude. "We found it interesting that similar advertising practices by pharmaceutical companies have been criticized for creating ...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...tant role in the regulation of bone metabolism. In some
transgenic mice, low leptin levels are related to ...long term, a strict raw food vegan diet could pose some
health problems," he says. "But it's not my role to tell them to eat differently. I'm simply interes...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
...h NAFLD are limited, but the existing data provide some
evidence that they can be used safely," reports the author, whose own studies recently showed that hyperlipidemic patients with elevated baseline liver enzymes are not at a higher risk for hepatotoxicity from statins compared with hyperlipidemic pati...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...ions in a cat-allergic person. Scientists injected some
of these mice with GFD, and then injected cat allergen into the windpipes of all the mice, including a control group that was not allergic to cats. GFD damped asthma-like and other allergic reactions in the cat-allergic mice: reactions in the mice th...
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
...stricting or sometimes blocking blood flow. While some
plaques are relatively stable, others are vulnerable to rupture and release their contents into the bloodstream, causing a blood clot to form. Heart attacks and other acute coronary events usually result from the rupture of high-risk, vulnerable pla...
Some brain cells 'change channels' to fine-tune the message
...e than just keeping the cell alive. "Calcium turns some
processes on, and it turns others off," he says. "... protecting themselves by keeping calcium out." In some
cases, protection might be enough of a goal. In people with Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lat...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...hat before you have difficulty breathing, you show some
signs that we could modify earlier and prevent you from going on to that," says Dr. Kapuku. The many unknowns about heart disease prompted Dr. Kapuku to leave his practice in the Congo, complete training in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular phys...
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