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A comprehensive response to HIV could prevent 10 million AIDS deaths in Africa by 2020

...ring projected new infections by 74% and projected annual mortality by half. These percentages translate into 29 million new infections and 10 million deaths averted between 2004 and 2020. While treatment itself can be life-saving, long-term reductions in AIDS deaths will be achieved only if new infections...

Health care costs higher for children with special health care needs

...ce that of other children ($352 vs. $174). Average annual expenditures on prescribed medications were ten times higher ($340 vs. $34) for CSHCN. "Our results show that CSHCN use many more services and have significantly higher health care expenses than other children," the authors write. "Health policy c...

Stanford study shows hypnosis helps kids undergoing difficult procedure

...n their urinary tracts, must undergo the difficult annual exam called voiding cystourethography, or VCUG, to see if urine is backing up into their kidneys. "Hypnosis was really the only thing that helped," said Miller. Many clinical reports suggest that hypnosis can make it easier to quit smoking, reduce th...

Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study

...ally, surgical treatment substantially lowered the annual cost of migraine care for patients, the study foun...r month and the employee out of pocket expense for annual treatment was reduced from approximately $7,612 to $925. Plastic surgeons successfully reduced the f...

Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans

...e visit spending than people with lower BMIs. Mean annual per person spending for healthcare overall was $3,610 for whites, $3,014 for blacks and $2,107 for Hispanics. The study also looked at the relationship between obesity and healthcare spending in different groups. "It would also appear the costs asso...

McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...r delivery at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in San Diego. The society's annual meeting is the premier hematology meeting in the world and attended by more than 20,000 scientists. ...

ER patients with substance abuse treatment need incur higher health care costs

...use treatment need add many millions of dollars to annual health care costs. Our research findings speak to the importance of identifying them as substance abusers -- either for a brief intervention or to refer them to substance abuse treatment as appropriate. The emergency department visit itself can repre...

ESA presents space solutions at post-Kyoto climate summit

...o adapt. This event is the latest in a sequence of annual gatherings, known as the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 10). With Kyoto on the verge of becoming effective, countries that have ratified the Protocol - and ther...

Paper of the Year 2004

...ence . *Also published in this week's issue is the annual Lancet Wakley Prize Essay (p 2223)--'Maria' by Negesh Tejani....

Report on health insurance coverage of Iowa children shows gaps

...e eligible for Medicaid. For a family of four that annual income would be about $18,400 per year. "One of the big policy implications is that we are not doing a very effective job enrolling children who are eligible for these health insurance programs," Damiano said. "Overall, we are doing better in Iowa th...

NHLBI statement on oral contraceptive study

.... The October presentation of the abstract at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and subsequent media coverage may have created the impression that OC use is linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the WHI review of the abstract shows no...

Immigrants, beware: Living in the United States is fattening

...ere foreign born and generally older and had lower annual household incomes; less education; lower illness burden; and less access to good health care than U.S.-born respondents. Fewer of the foreign-born respondents were obese compared with respondents born in the United States, but they were more sede...

Study examines impact of two-year screening interval for breast cancer

...rs, whereas the American Cancer Society recommends annual screening. In Europe, most countries recommend tha...women diagnosed with breast cancer after receiving annual screening. Among women age 50 years or older, there was no increase in the risk of late-stage breast...

Nearsighted children may benefit from rigid contact lenses

...the optometry clinic each year for three years for annual vision checkups. A normal eyeball is round, while a nearsighted eye is shaped like an egg somewhat oval. This irregular shape is the most common cause of nearsightedness. "To have a permanent effect, contact lenses would ideally control the shape of...

Study finds lemons, lilac among top 10 smells that predict Alzheimer's Disease

...American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) annual meeting. For patients with MMCI, the odor identification test was found to be a strong predictor of Alzheimer's Disease during follow-up, and compared favorably with reduction in brain volumes on MRI scan and memory test performance as potential pre...

New study shows early ritalin may cause long-term effects on the brain

...ymptoms in adulthood. This work, released at the annual American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) conference in Puerto Rico, is among the first to examine the effects of early Ritalin exposure in rats on behavior and brain function during the later periods of life. "Attention-deficit hyperactivit...

Can the standard course of radiation therapy following lumpectomy be shortened?

... lumpectomy. The study was presented today at the annual Charles A. Coltman Jr. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Radiation therapy daily for six or seven weeks after a lumpectomy is the standard course of treatment for many women with breast cancer who have had breast-sparing surgery, called a lumpe...

Re-analysis of large trials shows greatest benefit of chemotherapy in ER-negative tumors

...rs that are ER-negative. In a presentation at the annual meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Donald Berry, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, looked at decades of breast cancer clinical trial experience and found that "the benefit of che...

Breast cancer may be 'uniquely sensitive' to inhibitors of PI3K pathway

...s discussing the importance of this pathway at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium meeting. "At least 20 different companies have recognized the importance of the pathway in breast cancer and are trying to develop drugs that target it." In the future, breast cancer tissue samples from newly ...

Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size

...f Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium meeting. The therapy, known as Advexin, also showed evidence that the p53 protein it was delivering was actually being replaced in the targeted tumors, and that the treatment produced beneficial and possibly sust...

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