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Surveys find chronic conditions a widespread concern

... aware of the shortcoming of the current system. A challenge of the 21st century will be to reorganize the medical care system around the treatment of chronic conditions and especially those with multiple chronic conditions," explained Gerard Anderson, PhD, professor of health policy and management and interna...

Web knowledge empowers patients, researcher says

...ion of health information on the Web, however, the challenge is educating patients to help them differentiate unbiased data from commercially tainted or otherwise flawed information....

Soaking in the genius of Mother Nature

...e is sufficient, and that certainly is enough of a challenge much of the time," he said. "But what I really like about synthesis is that if you can make a molecule, you can make a molecule that you can do something with. And that's what breathes life into things for me. It adds a whole other level of excitemen...

Engineered blood vessels prove durable and clot resistant

...o 14 days. Short-term blood clots are the biggest challenge facing most synthetic materials, whether they are used for blood vessels, new heart valves, or other vascular prostheses. We expect to begin this research in humans within 18 months." In the study reported today, researchers took fibroblast cells fr...

Obese women have thicker carotid artery walls, higher stroke risk

...," Rubba says. "Doctors should face the difficult challenge of encouraging patients to lose weight to prevent premature atherosclerosis and stroke. With the information in this study, women also should be aware of further health implications if they don't reduce their weight." The study suggests that ultraso...

Self-management program proves beneficial for macular degeneration patients

... of Medicine. "With this program, we inform them, challenge them, and teach them how to manage their lives and...ills for self-sufficiency that become a tremendous challenge for those with limited vision." A seemingly simple exercise like having the patient tell someone abo...

Scientific task force to examine usefulness of testosterone replacement therapy in older men

...red. This task force will help us address the huge challenge we face in designing clinical trials that safely and ethically explore this question," said Stanley Slater, M.D., deputy director of the NIA's Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Program. Testosterone is a vital sex hormone that plays an important ro...

World Health Report: addressing main risk factors

...ectures of this kind have been shown to be open to challenge and to subsequent refinement argues in favour of their continued iteration. It is to the credit of WHO that it hosts this ongoing work." Press Conference: Christopher Murray and WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland will present WHO's World Rep...

Drug beats sleep?

...workers at a major emergency. "It's an interesting challenge for society and for the FDA," says Neil B. Kavey, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. "We have to make sure nobody's going to get hurt," he says....

Endovascular coils beat neurosurgery for treating brain haemorrhage

...esearchers said that although the trial had been a challenge to organise and needed help and co-operation from many colleagues in the centres, it had been essential. The coil had rapidly gained acceptance in some countries, although use varied widely with relatively high use in some countries, including the UK...

Computerised guidelines are no 'magic bullet'

... of chronic disease were solved, there remains the challenge of integrating the systems into primary care, where busy practitioners manage patients with complex, multiple conditions, they conclude....

Emotional well-being in patients who make treatment choices

...end to regard their illness as more positive, as a challenge or having some value, whereas women in Europe have a more negative attitude. As a result, the Canadians tend to fare better emotionally and socially, experiencing less depression than European women. Data from men in Canada with prostate cancer als...

Young children may cope better if they remember medical procedure details

...of the older children," Salmon says. "Our findings challenge earlier views that young children tend not to recall medical events." When asked generally about their illness and hospital experience, children gave few details about it, but those they did give tended to be accurate. In contrast, prompting from int...

Men, women and the green eyed monster

...t's been done looking at jealousy." "Our findings challenge the empirical basis for the evolutionary theory ofjealousy by demonstrating that evidence of a sex difference in distress tosexual and emotional infidelity represents, in all likelihood, amethodological artifact," he said. "It's not simply a matter o...

HHS announces contracts for developing a new anthrax vaccine

...tive antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine. The companies' challenge will be to take this experimental vaccine strategy through several stages of development, including manufacturing pilot lots of the vaccine, testing for safety in laboratory and clinical trials, testing for efficacy in animals, and preparing and subm...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)

...inhalation cough challenges. The inhalation cough challenge materials were inhaled through a mouthpiece for 1 ...se coughing. Measurements of each successive cough challenge were significantly lower for female patientswhen compared with male. Cigarette smoking and the type...

Fred Hutchinson oversees two grants of nearly $8 million to develop blood test for breast cancer

...ok the same at the molecular level," she said. "We challenge the paradigm that a single marker that detects all breast cancer is even necessary. Instead, we will seek a panel of about 10 synergistic markers that can be used in concert with each other." There are several ways a breast-cancer biomarker panel cou...

What makes a good doctor?

...r patients. Making a good doctor seemed a greater challenge than defining one. However there was a general consensus that healthcare systems across the world were failing to produce good doctors. A number of respondents felt that 'bad' doctors were a product of a society that undervalues doctors. The response...

Public strong on opinions weaker on knowledge

...ed with the UK Government's efforts to respond the challenge of climate change, although it's not clear how muc...bal warming and other environmental problems. "The challenge for policymakers is to think about how to communicate in an appropriate context. So while most peopl...

Researchers develop 'fingerprinting' for biological agents

...tive technology like PCR is invented, it creates a challenge for scientists to develop something even better." The new detection method involves designing probes for each disease agent. Each probe consists of a tiny gold particle approximately 13 nanometers in diameter. (In comparison, a human hair is 10,000 ...

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