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MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue

...e of THE LANCET. With a general election looming, all major political parties in the UK have seized on public fears about the health implications of unclean hospitals to fuel arguments over the rising rates of infection with MRSA. Labour has pledged to give 'power to patients' to monitor cleanliness of ...

Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management

...mmit." "If the rapid urbanization continues - and all signs indicate that it will - then the trend is going to be toward greater charcoal use in Africa. It's the most affordable source of household energy," said Robert Bailis, graduate student at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and lead au...

Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa

...er said, "If the rapid urbanization continues and all signs indicate that it will then the trend is going to be toward greater charcoal use in Africa. It's the most affordable source of household energy. But whichever path Africa takes, we are saying there are multiple consequences, including preventab...

British hospitals need clinical ethicists

...rivate consultations, adds the author. In light of all the evidence, we now need to introduce clinical et...ingdom, he says. Doctors cannot possibly deal with all the ethical problems they encounter in their professional lives, nor can they be expected to analyse...

Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly

...ecommending the routine use of such supplements in all elderly people, say the authors. However, the results are sufficiently encouraging to warrant further and more expansive studies in this area of considerable public health importance....

Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure

...s, 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 failure (serum creatinine measurement) le...

Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain

...g levels of infection in different communities are all likely to be important in explaining differences. This study highlights the need for working with communities to develop culturally appropriate approaches to the prevention of STIs that take into account the varied risk experienced by different group...

First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

... After a 7- to 14-day wash-out period during which all analgesic medications, chondroitin, and glucosamine were discontinued, patients with an average daily pain intensity score of =5 on a scale of 0 to 10 for three of five consecutive days and an OA severity score of =7 on a scale of 0 to 24 prior to th...

UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying

...esearch suggests how parents, infants and toddlers all can get a better night's sleep by making bedtime a...nts from getting a good night's sleep, children in all groups experiencing frequent SRNC were more likely to suffer from a chronic eczema skin condition, a...

Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients

...relapse. As of July 2003, the median follow-up for all patients was 7.6 years and for surviving patients, 11 years. At ten years, the overall survival rate was significantly higher for the adjuvant arm than the observation arm 49 percent to 39 percent, respectively. The local failure rate at ten years f...

Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows

... postherpetic neuralgia. All the patients received all four treatments. The results showed that pain intensity was significantly lower with the combination treatment than with either drug alone, or with the placebo. As well, the team found that significantly lower doses of morphine and gabapentin were t...

UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service

...ee professional care. "Our study shows that nearly all family physicians reported participating in commun...t random sample of those in community practice and all who served as family medicine faculty members at the state's four medical schools. The overall respo...

The trust game: Measuring social interaction

...Eventually, the technique might give insights into all kinds of negotiations, from the economic to the social to the political even go across geographical boundaries. The study was made possible by hyperscanning or hyperscan-fMRI, a breakthrough that allowed Montague and his colleagues to synchronize ...

It's winning, not losing, that triggers violence at sports events

...s of self confidence, assertiveness or patriotism, all of which might lead to violence, they add. Other research shows that domestic violence is more likely when the male assailant's local team wins. Winning is also likely to be associated with the celebratory downing of alcohol, a factor that is well kn...

Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens

.... But sexual maturity had a significant impact on all three infections. Young women, whose breasts were more developed, more sexually mature (older gynaecological age), and who had infrequent menstrual cycles (oligomenorrhoea) were significantly less likely to have any of the infections. After taking ...

International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada

... study will be randomized to one of two groups and all will take one pill per day for five years. Group A will take exemestane and Group B will take a placebo. Women will participate in two follow-up visits during the first year at six and 12 months and then an annual follow-up visit during years two...

Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious

...factors. PIONEER comprises twelve research groups, all of which will be tackling the puzzle from different angles. Most of the groups are working on the theory that a greater intake of calories has a significant part to play, while others will also be looking at hormone-like substances in the environment...

Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides

...lli of the Arno National Basin Authority. "Most of all because it has been possible to combine the techni... Mapping product, which integrates space data with all available thematic maps showing slope, land use, geomorphology and other parameters to create geolog...

U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men

...searchers believe that ophthalmologists should ask all men with NAION about the use of Viagra, and recommend that patients with a history of NAION in one eye be cautioned that Viagra may increase the risk of NAION in the fellow eye. ...

HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

... virus (HIV) testing into routine patient care for all sexually active individuals, regardless of risk factors, say a group of physician/researchers at Emory University School of Medicine, Brown Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. HIV testing also should be offered routinely in eme...

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