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Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 20, 2004

...the field should stay both broad (working with the basic primary care needs of adults) and deep (maintaining the traditional role as experts in care of adults with multiple, complex and chronic diseases); that general internists should usually work in teams, and that the final two years of residency traini...

Discovery sheds light on how cancer cells grow and divide

... against cancer. "These findings provide us with a basic understanding of how normal and cancer cells are o...ss. It promotes understanding the cell at its most basic level, giving us a new layer of detail." The research is featured in the April issue of Nature Cell ...

UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink

...shared concern: Parents simply lacked the time and basic health-care knowledge to become better informed about their children's health. The fellows, all Head Start directors themselves, believed that if parents could become better informed about fundamental health issues, it could lead directly to healthie...

ISHLT to recognize transplant pioneer Dr. Magdi Yacoub with lifetime achievement award

...r, Dr. Yacoub has been active in both clinical and basic research. He has published extensively and has more than 600 Medline citations. He is now the Director of Research at the Harefield Research Foundation. He also founded The Chain of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing routine lif...

Lung cancer now leading cause of cancer death in women

...is difference in prevalence between sexes suggests basic differences in lung cancer. "Mounting evidence suggests that these differences could be due, in part, to estrogen," Patel said. Research has found that lung cancer cells have more estrogen receptors on their surface than normal lung cells. Other s...

World's Alzheimer's disease experts to showcase latest research

...agnosis, therapy, monitoring, early detection, and basic research. Other sponsored satellite symposia and official ancillary events held during the 9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders will include: Care for People with Dementia: Perspectives from Technology and Less...

Editorial: Blindness and visual impairment

...es. They state that prevalence data are the most basic measure of the burden of illness on a population, ...program management and for identifying areas where basic and clinical research efforts must be increased in order to avoid a demographically induced tidal wa...

School of Public Health awarded $3.9 million to assess Afghan health system

... are devising a balanced scorecard to see how well basic health services are being provided. Eventually, the Afghan health ministry will be able to monitor and evaluate its own progress as it expands health care throughout the country." The Hopkins researchers will also develop and evaluate a system to fin...

90 million Americans are burdened with inadequate health literacy

...ve the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate decisions regarding their health. "Health literacy is fundamental to quality care," said committee chair David A. Kindig, professor emeritus of population health sciences, University of Wisconsin,...

Hopkins' young researchers honored for their contributions

...e value of clinical studies, but the importance of basic research can be tough to explain to friends and fa...t for many anti-bacterial drugs, understanding its basic controls might allow design of new antibiotics, says Southworth, a graduate of the University of Cal...

Better predictors are needed for posttraumatic stress disorder in children

...derstand common acute stress reactions, by sharing basic information about the range of normal emotional reactions. A key message is that some acute distress is common, and that most children and parents will recover well. 3. Offer parents anticipatory guidance, such as: Talk with your child and listen...

National Academies news: Clinical research involving children

...search. But children as young as 7 can understand basic information about what will happen in a study, the report says. The process for seeking consent from older adolescents should be very similar to that for adults. HHS policies allow parental permission to be waived when it is not a reasonable requi...

Women's health research findings presented by University of Pittsburgh scientists

HOUSTON, March 25 The clinical and basic science research findings of more than a dozen studies will be presented by researchers from the Magee-Womens Research Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, at the 51st annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investi...

UK industry is the loser from parallel trade in pharmaceuticals

...at a time when the Government is trying to promote basic scientific research. This is the potential impact of parallel trading in pharmaceuticals, according to a new ESRC-funded study. Research led by Dr Stefan Szymanski of Imperial College London investigated the impact of parallel trade on the welfare o...

When it comes to allergies, Americans don't make the grade

...e allergy season, but they don't know a lot of the basic allergy facts. For example, one in five allergy sufferers do not know that a family history of allergies increases the likelihood of having allergies. When it comes to knowing the facts about allergies, sufferers receive an "F" because only 28 ...

Novelty-seeking teens may be more easily influenced by tobacco advertisements

...use novelty-seeking and ADHD symptoms have common, basic behavioral elements such as poor self-control, attention dysfunction, and risktaking behavior, which may contribute to tobacco use. WHAT IT MEANS: Novelty-seeking teens may be more vulnerable to cigarettesmoking. Therefore, anti-tobacco campaigns tha...

Doctor attacks South African government for failing women while spending billions on arms deals

...ries" such as defence while failing to implement a basic breast screening policy that could prevent many women dying from cancer. Professor Justus Apffelstaedt told the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference that, while billions of rand are being spent by the government's Department of Defence in "questiona...

Detection at a distance for more sensitive MRI

...detection depends on physically separating the two basic steps of NMR, signal encoding and detection -- nor...ng methods and principles can be envisaged." The basic steps: NMR and MRI work because many atomic nuclei have magnetic moments, acting like toy bar magne...

Scientists identify crucial gene for blood development

...stem depends. If the gene is absent, even the most basic blood stem cells cannot be generated. In a mutated form, this gene can cause a rare and devastating form of leukemia. Called MLL, the gene makes a protein that regulates the activity of a number of other genes involved in proper development of tissue...

Disability researchers identify barriers to independent living

...d personal assistance with two or more of the five basic ADLs and whose needs are unmet have a shortfall of 16.6 hours of help per week," said lead author Dr. Mitchell P. LaPlante. Joining him on the project were Drs. H. Stephen Kaye, Taewoon Kang, and Charlene Harrington. Among adults whose assistance nee...

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