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HHS announces research plan to fight autoimmune diseases

...ed, broad-based clinical research centers with the capacity to test potential new treatments and diagnostics with multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary clinical studies. The plan encourages public-private partnerships in creating new treatments. Scientists are also challenged to improve the screening proces...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January (second issue)

...FIBROSIS PATIENTS Pulmonary function and exercise capacity testing have limited utility in predicting whether adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) can either work or go to school. CF is an inherited illness, usually diagnosed during childhood. It is characterized by glands in the pancreas, lungs, and i...

Study provides new evidence that cranberry juice may help fight heart disease

...r breakfast favorite, increases plasma antioxidant capacity but appears to lower the level of good cholesterol, according to another study by Vinson. There are many other types of juice whose effect on cholesterol levels is not known, he adds. But don't forget exercise: Studies have shown that vigorous aerob...

Reducing the number of walk-in patients won't help solve emergency department overcrowding: Study

...overcrowding then we have to increase a hospital's capacity to quickly assess, treat and admit patients who are the most acutely ill. "We also found the number of walk-in patients, who tend to have minor illnesses, has very little impact on overcrowding in emergency. Efforts to encourage these patients to sta...

Americans pay more for health care but receive less in return

...so compared pharmaceutical spending, health system capacity and use of medical services. According to the study, U.S. per capita health spending rose to $4,631 in 2000, which was an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year. The U.S. level was 83 percent higher than Canada and 134 percent higher than the...

Nine chosen to receive funding for geriatric social work research

...of a Hartford Foundation initiative to enhance the capacity of social work education to meet the needs of the nation's older adults. The Initiative collaborates with social work education programs to prepare needed, aging-savvy social workers and improve the care and well being of older adults and their fami...

The MNI's de Grandpr Communcations Centre wins International Room Competition

...s also available for small groups or to expand the capacity of the de Grandpr Communications Centre.Microphones and computer interfaces are accessible from every seat. Full videoconferencing and audioconferencing capabilities connect the facility to off-site locations, and state-of-the-art presentation techn...

Combined therapies benefit heart failure patients

... of life and physical stamina capacity in patients with advanced congestive ... improvements in exercise capacity as measured on a treadmill, and improvements in heart stru...

Children's Hospital Boston finds capacity can be increased by smoothing scheduled patient flow

...ment. "The practical implication is that hospital capacity could be increased and systematic stresses reduced simply by smoothing scheduled patient flow." In this one-year study, information was collected prospectively on all aspects for admission to the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Children's Ho...

Researching a workout device to help keep the balance system in shape

... While astronauts are training to maintain aerobic capacity and muscle strength, they will also be training their brains to readapt to a gravity environment," Bloomberg said. "Everyone is told they need to exercise to maintain their heart and muscles, but rarely do people train to keep their balance system i...

OneWorld Health begins final testing of drug to cure deadly kala azar in India

...years of support by WHO/TDR to strengthen research capacity and infrastructure in the Bihar region in partnership with the Indian Council for Medical Research." OneWorld Health has signed a collaborative agreement with WHO/TDR for paromomycin and will develop and register paromomycin as a 21-day treatment and...

WHO leader backs call to action for child survival programmes

...onger term, there must be a commitment to building capacity for public-health programmes at the district level. As shown in the first paper in the series, epidemiological profiles vary across countries, even within regions. More reliable and timely health data are needed at country and district level to infor...

Texas A&M, ECOR sign deal to produce health-related proteins

...educe the cost of production, increase the world's capacity to produce these proteins, and we virtually eliminate the danger of transmitting pathogens from animals to humans," said Dr. Erik Mirkov, a virologist and molecular biologist at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Cent...

FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

...y in Neuchtel, Switzerland. This facility has the capacity to help ensure sufficient supplies of this therapy based on current and anticipated patient needs. ADVATE is under regulatory review in Europe and Canada following Baxter's submission of a Marketing Authorization Application to the European Medicin...

Radical solutions found to meet limits on junior doctors' hours

...%. Workload changed little and was well within the capacity of the new night team. Most staff were happy with the new rota and the safety of patients was not compromised. Meeting requirements on junior doctors' hours cannot be achieved by manipulating rotas that maintain existing tiers of cover and work pract...

Gel put springiness back into old lenses

...of 40-year-old people have only a quarter of their capacity to change shape, or "accommodate", as they did at birth. After the age of 45, most people need reading glasses, or bifocal glasses. In the late 1980s, Jean-Marie Parel at the University of Miami showed that replacing the contents of an ageing rhesus...

Summit agrees to improve coordination of global Earth observation

...al coordination, while maintaining the independent capacity to make observations in support of European policies in environment and civil security. A strong independent programme is a prerequisite for successful partnership. We support the Summit declaration and will do our part to ensure that it is implement...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September 2003 (first issue)

... a 10 percent or more decrease in the forced vital capacity test over a 6-month period was significantly assoc...kind involving fibrosis), a change in forced vital capacity (FVC) over a 6- month period was the best physiologic predictor of mortality. (FVC measures the max...

N.C. likely to face radiologic science workforce shortage

...n radiation imaging and therapy often outpaces the capacity of educational programs to prepare the increasingly specialized workforce needed to operate this new equipment," said Dyson. "We found that in North Carolina, health-care employers will soon face a shortage of radiologic science practitioners qualifi...

Program evaluation critical to Pakistani doctoral retainment

...epartment of International Health, said, "Research capacity development is a broad concept covering the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of a complex phenomenon. Non-financial disincentives are one of the major challenges in attracting and retaining trained health care work...

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