Tag: "west" at medical news
Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population
...thors write mass violence against civilians in the west
of Sudan started in 2003 and has continued. "More than 1.5 million people (25 percent of the population of the region) are now scattered in 127 encampments in Darfur and 15 in neighboring Chad," the authors note. "Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) began ...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...narrow channel between the shallow seamount to its west
where it was formerly grounded and Franklin Isla... the rear end of the iceberg remains pinned to its west
by the shallow bottom topography, a collision may remain less likely," Drinkwater states. "A lot now...
European study highlights persistent 3 decade increase in childhood cancer incidence
...ow-income) countries with established units in the west
(resource-rich countries). These centres also provide cancer-registry expertise and are contributing to our knowledge of cancer incidence and epidemiology. The existence of the cooperative tumour registries and cooperative treatment groups in paediat...
OHSU unique in broadbased teaching of new breast exam recommendations
...nstitute opened the only MammaCare training center west
of the Mississippi River. Health professionals travel to the center from around the country to learn how to train others in this breast exam technique. The OHSU Cancer Institute provides the only comprehensive program teaching the standardi...
Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite
...SR detection of soil moisture changes across south west
Germany, combined radar and MERIS identification of deforestation and pollution-induced vegetation damage in Siberian Russia. Radar and optical Envisat data have also been applied to Austria to create snow maps across mountainous regions to predict ...
Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow
...ts territory. Most notably, the Gowk fault located west
of Bam has had several large quakes take place on it during the last two decades. However the Envisat interferogram showed the Bam quake had resulted from the rupture of a previously undetected fault that extends under the southern part of town, its...
4 out of 5 eligible patients missing opportunity to benefit from latest HIV breakthrough
...tment. HIV resistance "ticking time bomb" in the west
"There is a disturbing misconception that 'access...combination therapy remains an urgent issue in the west
where alarming levels of resistance to HIV therapies is a ticking time bomb. While people continue t...
76 million research centre to make the UK a global centre of excellence for clinical imaging
...al Imaging Centre, next to Hammersmith Hospital in west
London, UK. Research will focus on cancer, stroke, neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis and psychiatric diseases. In association with the Clinical Imaging Centre, GSK and Imperial have entered into a 10-year research agre...
Black tar heroin use explains lower HIV levels among injection drug users in the Western US
... same cities during the same time frame. In cities west
of the Mississippi, black tar heroin - a dark, gummy, resinous substance from Mexico - is the type of heroin predominately available. On the East Coast, white and light brown powder heroin from South Asia and South America is the type predominately ...
Monkeypox in the USA
...rted only from the rainforest areas of central and west
Africa. The disease, which may be clinically ind...inly arrived in the USA with rodents imported from west
Africa for the pet trade. From the imported rodents, monkeypox spread to captive prairie dogs, and h...
Rabies remains a costly public health threat, says Jefferson virologists
... Great Lakes to the north, the Appalachians to the west
and from the Gulf of Mexico to the south. In fact, says Charles Rupprecht, V.M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Rabies Section at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, who along with Dr. Koprowski and others then at the Wistar Institute i...
EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures
...ed for eastern Europe, so the gap between east and west
has actually increased For colorectal cancer the g... Europe is also closing, but again the gap between west
and east is widening. Prostate cancer survival trends vary widely, with survival increasing in mos...
The Passionate Mind: Oct. 9-11 Utah Symposium in Science & Literature
...ble in the "A" lot north of South Campus Drive and west
of thelibrary Thursday evening, Friday and Friday evening. Those attendingSaturday morning's events should park in lots south of the School ofBusiness, and may be competing for space with fans attending a footballgame later in the day. The sympos...
Midwife shortages contributing to 'near misses' on labour wards
...labour wards of seven maternity units in the north west
of England. The lead researcher observed the organisation of care on each labour ward, analysed records, and interviewed all midwives on duty. All maternity units experienced midwifery staffing shortages and most units relied on bank midwives to main...
Study identifies trends in self-referred imaging
...ationwide, which were concentrated on the east and west
coasts. More than half offer full-body screening, with heart and lung scans being the most frequently offered procedures. The researchers analyzed the Web sites of imaging centers accepting self-referred patients to evaluate geographic and demographi...
European seal plague may threaten population survival
...d seals in an intensive sampling program along the west
coast of Sweden. They compared the 2002 findings to information obtained in the 1988 outbreak, and although the 2002 outbreak is still underway, predict that it will have similar impacts on the harbor seal population. Study authors Karin Harding and...
Concern over rising rates of syphilis in England
...n women. Rates were highest in London and in north west
England. These increases are largely due to several localised outbreaks, and indicate that unsafe sexual behaviour continues among both the heterosexual and homosexual populations in England, say the authors. Few general practitioners will have dealt...
Postcode prescribing is alive and well in Scotland
...has also been rejected in Lothian. Patients in the west
of Scotland can receive it, and in Aberdeen, doctors are allowed to prescribe it but without any additional funding, so that expenditure on Irinotecan competes with that on other drugs, add the authors. The current system seems no more equitable than...
Eastern Washington hospitals deploy new Bridge technology to enhance patient safety
...acred Heart was Bridge's first development partner west
of the Mississippi," notes Bridge VP Kris Wanamake...ct makes them our largest single hospital customer west
of the Mississippi." The contract will eventually impact the safety of a million-plus medication adm...
One-off lesson improves teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception
...rom 24 mixed sex, state secondary schools in south west
England. Trained teachers gave pupils in 12 schools a single lesson on emergency contraception (intervention group). The pupils were actively involved during the lesson. Pupils in the other 12 schools did not receive the lesson until after the study ...