Tag: "argues" at medical news
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
... drugs outweigh their potential medical risks.Bray argues
that even modest drug induced weight loss reduceso...rtension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues
for a moratorium until drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity yet tobe defined.To...
Setting Prescribing Budgets In General Practice
...ate and cost effective. To the contrary Greenhalgh argues
that Majeed and Head fail to take into account the reality of the variability of prescribing costs between practices, even when local factors are accounted for. She concludes that it is theoretically possible for health authorities to identify a ran...
Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?
... M. Dawes, Ph.D., ofCarnegie Mellon University who argues
that the authors' logicis seriously flawed and their methodology oversimplified. "Science (like artand life)," he says, "is not that easy." Psychologist Larry E. Beutler, Ph.D., of the University of California,Santa Barbara is more supportiv...
Dobson Must Quit Denial Of Rationing
...ealth care is inescapably a political process. He argues
that Frank Dobson, the Secretary of State for Health, will only make himself "look foolish and undermine his credibility" if he continues to ban the word from ministerial vocabulary. Professor Klein writes that once the inevitability of rationing is...
Public And Private Healthcare Must Pool Resources To Beat Cancer
...d in many private hospitals in west London. Sikora argues
that "what is needed..... is political will and capital investment from both the public and private sectors... to create a single site...which could co-ordinate the new structure of cancer centres and units that is gradually building up throughout th...
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...at the male sets the standard for the human, Furth argues
that theChinese medical body was understood as and... European "one sex"patterned on a male norm, Furth argues
that "the Yellow Emperor's human body ismore truly androgynous, balancing yin and yang functions in ...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...egnant women who do not workin these plants. LaDou argues
that these studies, which altogether involved 2500pregnancies and 370 miscarriages, make it "increasingly clear that areproductive risk exists in semiconductor manufacture". The industry, however, has taken comfort from a study published inBr...
Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
...ience, andcosts of radiation therapy. Silverstein argues
that for many women the small ornon-existant benefits are not worth the drawbacks and urges all patients withDCIS considering radiation therapy to seek a second opinion. In an attempt to achieve sufficiently wide margins, closely integrated teamworki...
Keeping Electronic Patient Records Whilst Maintaining Privacy Is Feasible With Appropriate Systems In Place
...nic patient records may be overly restrictive. He argues
that it may deny clinicians the ability to share data, which he says is a missed opportunity, especially when it is perfectly feasible to collect data whilst maintaining the anonymity of the patient. O'Conor concludes that for any electronic patient...
Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking
...blydetecting small risks. In his editorial, Bailar argues
that there are many waysin which a meta-analysis of passive smoking studies can give spuriously highrisk figures. They range from publication bias, in which the meta-analysis isaffected by a tendency of researchers only to publish studies findingsign...
WHO issues wake up call against microbial threats
...ctious diseases haveon economic growth. The report argues
that while good health is often a resultof economic development and improved living standards, the opposite is alsotrue; that the control of infectious diseases removes barriers to economicgrowth. "Infectious diseases are causing half of all deaths a...
"Baby check" information for parents does not affect frequency of contact with family doctors
...nt of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol argues
that it is probably not worthwhile aiming to reduc...e age group of babies under six months. Dr Jewell argues
that Baby Check may empower parents to have better consultations with their GPs and has proved its a...
New book explores timely social issues of family relationships & raising of
...nd Independence:A Critique of Pure Family Values," argues
against views that regard the "intacttwo-parent he... choices and desires. Laura M. Purdy also argues
that, under certain circumstances,children should be provided with some choices concerning their own...
Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?
...o published in this week's BMJ a team from Bristol argues
that "....whatever else is causing a real or perceived crisis in the NHS, an increase in the number of people requiring or demanding emergency treatment is not the explanation". In an analysis of emergency admissions in an area served by Avon Heal...
Cholesterol lowering margarine may not benefit those already eating a healthy diet
...ngen from University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool argues
that the evidence of Benecol's cholesterol lowering properties is based on trials with people who consume an average fat containing diet. Those studied had an intake of dietary fat of about 35 per cent of total energy intake and a cholesterol intak...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
...tion at Washington University's Schoolof Medicine, argues
in a June 1999 editorial in the American Journal of ClinicalNutrition that drug therapy may be most useful for maintaining rather thanachieving weight loss. Social pressure Many patients think of medication as a first treatment. Most have tried all...
NYU researcher unveils the scientist in painter Chuck Close
...fromseeing the face. In the Science article, Pelli argues
strenuously that Close deserves credit forthese findings, "One might suppose that he was a nave artist, obsessed bygrids, who innocently produced the coarsely gridded paintings that we use hereto reveal the size dependence of shape perception. In fa...
Is drug abuse, not brutality, behind some deaths in custody?
... He has devised a neurochemical test for ED thathe argues
should be done during autopsies whenever people di...hey don't stand much chance," he claims.Karch also argues
that a recent rise in the number of deaths in British policecells (see Figure) could be linked to an...
Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes
...oolfor babies," they contend. "Our book argues
that human beings were designed by evolution to bothlearn and teach. For humans, nurture is our nature and the drive to learn isour most important and vital instinct," said Meltzoff....
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...aller of theAmerican Rock Art Research Association argues
that prehistoric rockart--including Native American petroglyphs and Ice Age deep cave paintings--mayhave been deliberately placed in locations where they could produce echoes thatresembled the sounds of spirits and other elements of ancient legends (...
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