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Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study

...nt prevalence of overconfidence represents a major challenge to designers of decision support systems--if the advice of these systems is to be sought and attended to when it is really needed." Also participating in the study were Guido G. Gatti, M.S., center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh...

UNH launches 2nd spinout company with NIH grants

...h an MRI unit could have one," said Hersman. "The challenge is to bring everything together into a small space without the three magnetic fields involved interfering with one another." UNH has already filed for three patents based on Hersman's innovations and is in the process of filing for two more. "This is...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...er-provision of eating disorder services, a major challenge is to make treatment more accessible. Now, computer-based packages such as this are helping to bridge the treatment gap. The shame and secretiveness surrounding bulimia makes computer-based treatment particularly appealing to sufferers. Other key a...

Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all

...ancer survivors who have on-going problems and the challenge is to help them with a comprehensive range of clinical and supportive services aimed at better management of symptoms, rehabilitation and accommodation of disabilities," she adds. Short, who is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine's Cancer Sur...

New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans

...rican Americans continues to be a major healthcare challenge in the United States. In response to this challenge, the leadership of the American College of Gastroenterology asked the Committee on Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity to develop a position paper on colorectal cancer in African Americans. The ...

Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats

...es) are located in rural areas. They pose a unique challenge to protection from terrorism and public health emergencies."...

Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health

...e and work are as important. As a response to this challenge WHO is launching an independent Commission on Social Determinants of Health, which will review evidence, raise debate and recommend policies to improve health on a national and global level. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Marmot and incl...

HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies

...s in STI prevention, and, congressional efforts to challenge peer-reviewed federal research grants addressing issues of human sexuality. A large body of scientific evidence links correct and consistent condom use with prevention of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes. A growing number of studies s...

Protecting human subjects focus of national FDA conference at UH

...ll explore options and approaches for meeting this challenge while protecting human subjects." The "critical path" of medical product development includes the process and crucial steps that determine whether and how quickly a medical discovery becomes a reliable device for patient use. With a number of chal...

Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans

...lation. According to Becker, the study's results challenge conventional wisdom that resource inequities, such as limited access to medical services, or lack of affordable medications, educational resources and culturally appropriate health care, are the root of the racial disparities in health status in the ...

Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health

...prove health, and will greatly increase costs. The challenge for the United States health services system is to find better ways for primary care and specialist physicians to work together so that health services are more effective, efficient and equitable," said Dr. Starfield....

Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue

...that can cleave DNA, such as in a tumor cell. "The challenge has been that tissue blocks light so we can't signal molecules deep within the body to deliver drug therapy," says Brewer, associate professor of chemistry. Matthew Mongelli of Maywood N.J., a postdoctoral associate in chemistry, and his colleagues i...

Will your kids grow up to be fat?

...e may have adverse outcomes later in life, and our challenge may be even greater than we thought," said Matthew Gillman, senior author on the paper and associate professor of ambulatory care and prevention at HMS. "We must focus not only on the most obese kids but also on those who are just a bit overweight."...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

... the variance that can be found in neuro-endocrine challenge tests and personality questionnaires in healthy individuals. This demonstrates that certain aspects of behavior relate to biological systems, such as neurotransmitter systems."...

Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection

... with mustard oil as part of routine practice. The challenge now is to discourage use of mustard oil, which can delay recovery of the skin barrier and have a toxic effect on the skin, and persuade people to use alternative proven, available and low-cost products such as sunflower seed oil." (Quote by e-mail; d...

Innovation prize finalists announced in 'Science of Better'

...ng with Athens University), which responded to the challenge of planning the Olympics by developing an advanced Operations Research- and systems dynamics-based tool. Because of the project's success, the tool is being considered for use by the 2008 Olympic Committee. Eli Lilly a leading pharmaceutical company...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

...es Warner. "In our current facility, it's become a challenge for us to keep up with increasing patient demand and make room for current advances in medical technology and treatment." In fiscal year 2004 alone, 11,519 children were admitted to or born at the facility, and there were about 350,000 outpatient vi...

Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients

...vis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., note the challenge of providing optimal care while enhancing cost effectiveness and resource utilization for patients who are experiencing chest pain. The editorial writers support as "more practical and focused" the study's conclusion that the "results suggest that a ...

Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?

...eased risk of postnatal depression. These findings challenge the theory that women at risk of postnatal depression should be managed differently, and should also help women make informed decisions about childbirth. Over 14,000 pregnant women completed a questionnaire eight weeks after giving birth to a single ...

Faster, less expensive test proven more effective in detecting bladder cancer

...tment of Urology and the study's lead author. "Our challenge is to improve the detection of bladder cancer," says Grossman. "This test is easy and may save lives." He cautions, however, that NMP22 should not be used alone to detect bladder cancer, but should be combined with bladder examination (cystoscopy) to...

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