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Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

...re lacking for 75% of the 3,000 highest production volume chemicals. Under current regulations, they say, manufacturers of commercial chemicals have no legal obligation to prove that their chemicals are non-toxic before marketing them. While the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered int...

Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...ble for each patient, was associated with a higher volume of complaints and higher malpractice risk.We must remember that we accepted the duty of caring for patients when we entered medicine, and we must continue to practice with professional attitudes and behaviors no matter what the pressures we face. I ...

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

... by increasing blood vessel constriction and fluid volume inside vessels. The kidneys help with volume by retaining sodium. Natriuresis is the body's way of eliminating sodium so pressures can return to ...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...ers (MLBs), which have a higher alcohol content by volume compared to other beers, are typically sold in lar...ers (MLBs), which have a higher alcohol content by volume compared to other beers, are typically sold in larger containers, and are priced lower by volume. M...

Beta-blockers may help broader group of patients with heart problems

...50 percent means the ventricle spurts out half its volume each time it contracts. Healthy ejection fractions are 50 percent or higher; lower ejection fractions can mean heart disease. But patients may have normal ejection fractions and still have serious heart problems such as severe mitral regurgitation. I...

Increasing physician volume requirement could improve mammogram accuracy, study concludes

...hat have evaluated the relationship between annual volume of mammogram interpretation and accuracy have had ..., and a physician's years of experience. Physician volume and screening focus can be altered, particularly because the Mammography Quality Standards Act is ac...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

...illnesses, mechanical ventilation with a low tidal volume strategy here has been shown to improve survival in these patients. OVERWEIGHT IS SIGNIFICANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ASTHMA IN FEMALES In a cohort of New Zealand children who were followed from birth to age 26, overweight, expressed as higher body mass ...

Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts

...gnancy with greater accuracy than physicians whose volume was not as high. In general, the false-positive ra...Quality Standards Act of 1992. "Raising the annual volume requirements in the Act might improve the overall quality of screening mammography in the US," said ...

Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke

...mary outcome measure was the percent change in ICH volume at 24 hours. Clinical outcomes were assessed at 90...brain compared to placebo-treated patients. ICH volume growth in the 40, 80, and 160 g/kg treatment groups (P=0.01, rFVIIa vs. placebo) was reduced by 45%,...

When the brain, not the ears, goes hard of hearing

...nd clearly. Speaking loudly is like turning up the volume on a cheap stereo it's only going to distort your speech and add to the confusion." Six years ago the same team of researchers reported finding a closely related brain "timing" problem where people are not as adept as they once were at detecting sl...

Brain-scanning technologies need standards, according to Stanford researcher

...l brain studies have MDs on the research team? The volume and cost of having a physician read each and every scan would be staggering. "When a subject goes into the study, does he or she know it might not be a medical professional who looks at the brain images?" Illes said. Another issue that research subje...

Stem-cell research hints at better looking cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

...mplants can lose 40 percent to 60 percent of their volume over time. Examples are breast tissue reconstruction after breast cancer surgery and facial soft-tissue reconstruction following cancer or trauma surgeries. Natural implants often require separate surgical procedures from a healthy location of the pa...

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...by gender, with men retaliating by cranking up the volume in a short blast, while women sustained the noise longer, which one of the researchers referred to as shouting for the men and nagging for the women. Differences in brain activity also was split by gender: Among men and women who smoked, while their ...

Study associates alcohol use patterns with Body Mass Index

... generally examined drinking based only on average volume consumed over time. However, average volume provides a limited description of alcohol consumption as it does not account for drinking patterns. ...

UCLA study: Nearly a third of drug ads in medical journals contain no references for medical claims

...n screens the drug ads for validity, but the sheer volume makes it difficult to adequately check many of the ads. For example, in 2002, the FDA screened over 34,000 ads. Journals included in the study: American Journal of Psychiatry, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of ...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...s around 9 percent, with a 6 percent rate for high volume centers. Northwestern Memorial has long been known for providing highly specialized diagnostics and treatment in the area of cardiovascular disease, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 hospitals in the United States in...

U of T researchers describe 'Joe Canadian' tongue

New imaging research about tongue shape and volume before and after surgery should ultimately help surgeons decide how to best reconstruct tongue defects resulting from cancer surgery, says a team of researchers at the University of Toronto. Tim Bressmann, a professor in the Department of Speech-La...

Stem cell therapy for spinal injury

...-bearing stem cells also corresponded to a greater volume of white substance, i.e. myelin coated nerve fibres, in the damaged area. With the help of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), the team, working from KI's experimental MRI centre, has managed for the first time to demonstrate the return of ...

Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day

...inter and spring, largely because of the increased volume of traffic on the roads, suggest the authors. There were more deaths in August than any other month, and more deaths from June to November than from December to May. The fewest deaths occurred in January and February, but far fewer journeys were mad...

Other highlights in the February 2 JNCI

...found in tumors, changes in factors, such as blood volume and blood flow, may be promising biomarkers that herald a positive clinical response to therapy. In a review article, Janet C. Miller, D.Phil., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examine the validity and reproducibility of d...

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