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Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...s and other family members to improvecommunication about
topics concerning sexuality. Evaluations of thepro...s, the authors concluded that"teenagers' attitudes about
sex have not been changed much by sexeducation, that attitudes that have changed are unlikely to las...
Scientists Track Effectiveness Of Migraine Drugs With Ultrasound
...Forest University. Chung monitored about
60 migraine patients in the past yearusing transcranial Doppler ultrasound both before the patients receivedmedication and after six months treatment. The transcranial Doppler measures the speed at which the blood flowsthrough their arteries ...
Common Drug-Capsule Coating Not As Inert As Previously Thought
...of other surfacecoatings. But if your assumptions about
what confers biological activity-- or the lack of ...ility properties of this material. Andin learning about
that we can go a step further and use that to guide thefabrication and development of new biomateria...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...ichigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project calls for about
50 computers---housed in kiosks similar to those u...s interest in getting a mammogram but is concerned about
radiation exposure and finding cancer. The program will address her concerns by reviewing specific ...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...ethical judgment. Physicians can counsel patients about
the lack of scientific evidence regarding a test's...tiation process is intended to apprise the patient about
which screening tests have been proven to be beneficial and which have not. Such a discussion can r...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
... fell out of favor withdoctors because of concerns about
toxicity and difficulties synthesizing it. Inrecent years, Dr. Barton Kamen, a professor of pediatrics and pharmacology at UTSouthwestern, has taken a new look at the drug to see if it might proveeffective in treating patients -- particularly childre...
Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences
...lth care professionalsfrom across the Atlanta area about
population-based health care research," saysRisa P. Hayes, Ph.D., associate professor and associate director for educationat the center. "Through this introduction, we hope to develop a network ofhealth care professionals who will collaborate on int...
'Bathtub' Equation Aids Diabetes Research
...ght against diabetes, she inevitably startstalking about
bathtubs. "The flow of water in and out of a batht...h proved the prediction to be true. "Just thinking about
the numbers and using some basic principles allowed usto learn something of the physiology that no o...
NIH Honors Emory Researcher With Merit Award For Work On Renin-Angiotensin System
...ptor; creating newknockout mice to understand more about
the physiologic role of ACE inreproduction and blood pressure; and the biochemistry of testis ACE expressionas a model of tissue-specific gene expression....
Affordable, Hand-Held Biosensor For Diagnostics
... technologies are only capable of detectingamounts about
100 to 1,000 times greater than the new biosensor....forest is stretched out, its surface area would be about
as large as a standard desktop.ediscovery of some "new physics" inside the porous silicon film. Thou...
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory collaborates with USDA in development of pasteurization process
...ent between the two federally funded agencies came about
after researchers at the USDA's Eastern Regional R... scheduled to begin at ERRC this fall and conclude about
six months later. The PPPL team will assist the ERRC researchers in equipping their facility with th...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
...ays, "theres still this unfounded concern about
getting cancer from mammography radiation." Dr. Feig estimated that based on results from multiple screening trials conducted around the world, annual mammography screening would reduce death due to breast cancer by at least 35 ...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...he role of education in changing patient's beliefs about
screening prenatal ultrasound." This study was conducted by researchers from the departments of radiology, obstetrics and gynecology , and CHOICES (Centers for Health Outcomes, Innovations and Cost-Effectiveness Studies) at the U-M Medical Ce...
Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security
...ortality improvement, and quantitative assessments about
the percentage offuture mortality improvements. Section I, forecast methodology, showed that stochastic methods -- whichallow for chance occurrences (such as catastrophes) and errors in forecastestimates -- are advocated by many experts to c...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...howed that many women sharedcertain misconceptions about
breast cancer and mammography. Forexample, many mi...ay decide to get exams if given proper information about
theirrisk of breast cancer and benefits of early screening, she notes.Although having a doctor or nu...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...other cardiovascular diseases couldcost the nation about
$15 billion more in economic costs in 1998 than th...edures to open clogged bloodvessels were performed about
419,000 times in 1995 at an estimated individualcost of $20,370. A total of 404,000 such procedures ...
Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry
...nt ofmedicine at The Toronto Hospital. "The debate about
the use of calcium-channelblockers, a medication u...rticlespublished from March 1995 to September 1996 about
the safety of calcium-channelblockers and manufacturers of competing products. The articles wereinde...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...wen, "what is even more important than how we feel about
thestressful events in our lives is how our bodies react in terms of the stresshormones they produce." Stressful life events - whether the loss of a loved one, divorce orjob loss - as well as the daily wear and tear of living, such as trafficjams a...
Researchers Finding May Boost Effectiveness Of Anti-HIV Drugs
...vels of the protease inhibitorsin normal mice were about
one-tenth the blood level. "The standard way to measure drug levels is in the blood, with the ideathat if the blood level is adequate to kill the virus, we've given enough of thedrug," he said. "Now the concern is that the brain level may be...
American Heart Association Comment: Lancet (Jan. 24, 1998) Report
...eding in the brain. "We need to be more concerned about
an increased risk ofadverse reactions, including hemorrhagic stroke, for individuals who have highblood pressure," says Fuster. Furthermore, because the study was conducted inmiddle-aged, high-risk men, the benefits of the treatment for other groups...
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