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Early fevers associated with lower allergy risk later in childhood

...ce that diminished exposure to early immunological challenges could be one of the reasons for this trend." "The hygiene hypothesis is widely recognized but largely unproven," says Kenneth Adams, Ph.D., who oversees asthma research funded by NIAID. "The findings of this study strengthen the hypothesis and, after...

Survey shows impact of psoriasis is more than skin deep

...ith psoriasis on managing the emotional and social challenges of this disease. "By providing information and support, Beyond Psoriasis can help reduce the social stigma that the survey suggests may be a primary driver of low self-confidence," said Gail Zimmerman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nat...

UC San Diego scientists unveil pilot project for automated monitoring of animal behavior

... system that will require overcoming huge research challenges in areas as diverse as computer vision, bioengineering, embedded systems design, and animal care protocols. And based on the pilot project so far, they are off to a good start."...

Study uncovers how stress and hormones lead to smoking relapse

...in men than in women. However, the acute stressful challenges increased craving and intensity of withdrawal symptoms, especially in women. They also found that women who experience intense withdrawal symptoms tended to relapse sooner than women who experience less intense symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms did not r...

Brief mail- and computer-generated interventions work best for problem drinking among young people

...valuate interventions for non-students. "The main challenges concern how individuals are located and approached, the appropriate content of the intervention, and the means of evaluating efficacy in a group which may be geographically dispersed," he said....

Virtual play boosts disabled children's self-image

...l reality games that enable children with physical challenges to see themselves playing sports can also enhance their self-esteem, says a University of Toronto study. At the Department of Occupational Therapy, children with cerebral palsy participated in experimental therapy in which the child's image was capt...

The future of drug development

...uld inevitably drop. There are many obstacles and challenges to the development of the new drug R&D market, but Hubbard and Love believe that the economics can be worked out and will "change the world," by greatly expanding access to new medicines and promoting a more efficient system of drug development that ...

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center studying promising new imaging technology

...assess its structure and movement. "One of the challenges of treatment planning for radiation therapy is pinpointing radiation precisely to target a tumor and decreasing the amount of healthy tissue that may be exposed to radiation," said Andrew Wu, Ph.D., director of medical physics at UPMC. "Tumors are ak...

Panel of experts to host Fred Friendly seminar

... Physician panel members will explore the clinical challenges of treating a large population of complex patients and address the rising questions: Is there a need for cardiologists to treat insulin resistance as part of overall cardiovascular health, in an effort to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? W...

Kidney transplant patients who develop diabetes show poor short-term outcomes

...use patients with diabetes often pose many medical challenges due to the complications of the disease, it was surprising to see that these patients who'd been dealing with diabetes for years, ended up better off than the patients who only developed diabetes after their transplants," said Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph...

Icahn invests in the future of medicine

...ees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "The fiscal challenges facing all academic medical centers give particular weight to the message of support inherent in this gift." "This gift will help support researchers who are expanding our understanding of health and disease at the molecular, cellular, system and wh...

Major agreement reached at heart health conference

...n. The sharing of individual country experiences, challenges and successes in tackling heart disease has helped us to reach conclusions which, in the long-term, will benefit all EU citizens. This is a major step for heart health in Europe and the importance of this consensus cannot be underestimated. "The r...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)

...ically ill morbidly obese patients and the serious challenges seen by physicians in treating these patients. According to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the rate of obesity surgeries has risen from 37,000 in 2000 to 62,400 in 2001. It is expected that the total number of cases will exceed 100,000...

International public health expert Jeffrey Koplan addresses emerging infectious diseases conference

...h accomplishments, and he will outline present-day challenges that threaten to undermine the effective practice of public health....

Study will identify best treatment for type 2 diabetes in youth

... type 2 diabetes are among the most serious health challenges facing America's youth today," said Secretary Thompson. "We need to do all we can to develop strategies that encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles in our children." About 18.2 million people--6.3 percent of the U.S. population--have diab...

Emerging threats in health and medicine

...occur more frequently and pose equally significant challenges to our society. As new diseases continue to emerge, our public health infrastructure must be ready to respond to these new threats. State-of-the-art technology and highly skilled professionals need to be in place to provide rapid response to the thre...

Optical glucose sensor holds promise for diabetics and intensive care patients

...degrade over time," Wipke said. One of the biggest challenges for an implantable device is the body's tendency to encapsulate any foreign substance. Encapsulation could affect the ability of glucose to reach the sensor. If this problem can be overcome, however, an implantable glucose monitor would provide the c...

Introducing the patient safety series

...tal administrators, and politicians face competing challenges to reduce clinical errors, control expenditure, increase access and throughput, and improve quality of care. The safe management of the acutely ill inpatient presents particular difficulties. In the first of five Lancet articles on this topic, Julian...

Teen-rated video games loaded with violence

...dia and cross-marketing issues as presenting major challenges to parents and rating boards," said senior author Thompson, who is also associate professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science at Harvard School of Public Health. "We believe our findings suggest that a significant research effort should be undert...

Niche and higher margin esters to counter price erosion and commoditization

...the fatty esters market. It provides key technical challenges and drivers affecting growth and offers comprehens... other industry participants an overview, summary, challenges and latest coverage of World Fatty Esters Market - then send an email to Julia Paulson North Americ...

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