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New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark
...le annually, while Colorado ranks sixth with 1.04, according
toa 1987 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lightning had been thought to affect victims in one of three ways: alightning bolt hitting them directly; indirect hits by a "side flash" oflightning that causes electri...
Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries
...xual riskbehaviors that can lead to HIV infection, according
to new research findings."We designed a study to definitively answer whether it is cost effective toinvest in these services in the developing world, and the simple answer is 'yes'", said Thomas J. Coates, PhD, director of the University of Californi...
Answers To Access, Adherence And Tolerance Of Protease Inhibitors
... could benefit from them may not bereceiving them, according
to three studies about access, adherence andtolera...tent drug cocktails containingprotease inhibitors, according
to another paper by Stone and colleagues to begiven Thursday, July 2. "While combination regimens co...
Promising Results For Woman-Controlled Anti-HIV Product
...e, called BufferGel,just cleared its first hurdle, according
to Phase I study results reported byKenneth Mayer,...nterest in such woman-controlled anti-HIVproducts, according
to a related study involving women at high risk of HIVinfection through their own or their partners'...
Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore
...g compared to surgery around the time ofovulation, according
to the results of a new study led by a New York Un...who had surgeryat about the onset of menstruation, according
to the study. After 1984, however,the association disappeared; women who had surgery at the onset of...
Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite
Availability Of Drugs
...them areimmediately jumping on the drug bandwagon, according
to a study by University ofCalifornia San Francisc...d predictor of whowould be on combination therapy, according
to Stall. Findings showed 80 percentof persons with CD4 T cell counts of less than 200 were followi...
HIV Patients' Mental Health Affects How Seriously They Take Treatment
...essed are more apt to disregard medical treatment, according
to studyfindings. "The psychological well-being of HIV patients plays a role in their adherence totreatment," said William Holzemer, RN, PhD, UCSF professor of nursing, chair ofthe UCSF School of Nursing's Department of Community Health Systems, and ...
UCSF Study Finds Drug Treatment Can Be Cost Effective In Tanzania And Thailand
For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
...ies to about 25 percent ofindustrial world prices, according
to Marseille. "This action opens the way for large-scale drug interventions because we nowknow that these therapies can make both medical and economic sense," he said.In previous studies in the U.S., the AIDS Clinical Trial Group of the NationalIns...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...mon cause ofadult disability in the United States, according
to the National Institutes ofHealth. Each year, 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Thirty percent die and20-30 percent become severely and permanently disabled. The total cost forcaring for all aspects of stroke is $41.9 billion annually in the Un...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...ur during theafternoon, as well as in the morning, according
researchers reporting in today'sCirculation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Leonard Cobb, M.D. and Alfred P. Hallstrom, Ph.D. at the department ofbiostatistics and the division of cardiology at the University of Washington,Seattle...
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
...cy and severity of children's behavioral problems, according
to anOhio University psychologist who presented th...e of 18 were arrested in 1996 in the UnitedStates, according
to FBI statistics. As the nation turns greater attention to the problem of juvenile crime,mo...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...worldwide are diagnosed with lungcancer each year, according
to the World Health Organization. Throughout theUS, roughly 178,000 cases were newly diagnosed and 160,400 deaths wereattributed to lung cancer in 1997. The number of deaths due to lung cancerexceeds those from colon, breast, and genital cancers co...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...ting on the prostate may be unchanged by the drug, according
to Ross.That may be because of rising testosterone levels in the men taking finasteride.Although not as potent as DHT, testosterone can also spur prostate cell growth."The biology is not as straightforward as many people have assumed," Rossconcludes....
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...r per month reduction in direct health care costs, according
to a studypublished today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Forhealth plans, this translates into an average savings of $600,000 per 1,000members with diabetes in the first year of operation. This is the first set ofmultisite...
A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults
...ildren, perhaps as many as 3.5 million youngsters, according
tothe National Institute of Mental Health. Up to 60 percent of these childrenwill continue to experience symptoms in adulthood. "Ernst's study is an exciting and potentially very significant findingregarding the neural basis of ADHD and its ...
Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser
...o forget to take thepills their doctors prescribe, according
to a University of Michigan study thatsuggests older really is wiser. "Being too busy, not being old, is what leads people to make mistakes in takingtheir medications," says Denise C. Park, a psychologist at the U-M Institute forSocial Research who p...
Beta-Blockers Underused In Older Patients After Heart Attacks, Major Study Of 45,000 Patients 65 Years Or Older Reveals
... could benefit from their use after heart attacks, according
to anarticle in the Aug. 19 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA). In fact, the study found that only half of 45,000 patients who wereideal candidates for the possibly life-prolonging treatment were prescribedbeta-blockers w...
Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk
... controlled diet ofextrusion-processed wheat bran, according
to principal investigators WallaceYokoyama, Ph.D.,...d leading cause of cancer death for men and women, according
tothe American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society. Previous research has ...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
... LDL, the lower therisk of coronary heart disease, according
to the National Cholesterol EducationProgram, a national coalition of medical groups.) "The observation that simvastatin beneficially raises low HDL whilelowering LDL should make this finding attractive to physicians for thelipid-altering pro...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
... services, rather than a matter of curingthe sick, according
to Penn State researchers. "Medicine has become monetized, which is not necessarily all good or allbad," says Dr. Mark W. Dirsmith, professor of accounting in Penn State's SmealCollege of Business Administration. The old question as...
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