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Drugs experts call for government backing to stop the spread of hepatitis C

...edles and syringes to be acceptable in exceptional circumstances and where there was a relationship of trust, or when the circumstances of injecting made obtaining clean needles and syringes difficult, such as when injecting on the stre...

Living wills don't work, study says

...e should be kept alive. The U-M team can imagine circumstances where the living wills may be useful for patients ...re imminently facing death, who know their medical circumstances and who have strong and specific beliefs about them. But the researchers conclude that living wills...

Frozen, fresh sperm both effective for in vitro fertilization

...e -- because of the man's illness, travel or other circumstances -- couples can choose to use frozen sperm knowing they aren't reducing their chance for a successful pregnancy. "The in vitro process is long and can be difficult -- emotionally, physically and financially," says Dr. Thornhill. "These results make ...

Hormone therapy may still offer important health benefits to postmenopausal women

...udy. Our goal is to find the right formulation and circumstances that will enable us to retain health benefits, while eliminating the risks." There are many different estrogens and progestins, and each may have different effects. For example, the human ovary produces several types of estrogen, including estrone a...

Long history of missed opportunities plague Medicare prescription drug benefit

...ayed the benefit for years, as well as the unusual circumstances that ultimately resulted in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. The report is published in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Milbank Quarterly. Since its establishment in 1965, Medicare has provid...

New grant addresses minority nurse shortage

...for those whose "financial, academic and personal" circumstances limit their educational pursuits. To help these individuals, two full-time nursing faculty members will work with Schaefer to develop a set of "culturally sensitive activities" to supplement each student's current academic curriculum. The 15 juniors...

Northwestern researchers pinpoint how false memories are formed

...s. Because memories are imperfect under ordinary circumstances -- forming, storing and retrieving them, with great variations in factors influencing those processes -- it is unlikely that a one-answer-fits-all will settle those controversies soon. But a group of researchers from various disciplines at Northwe...

Aviation-style checklist might solve operating room miscommunication: Researchers

...er cent of the total number of events, resulted in circumstances that could jeopardize patient safety by increasing memory load, by interrupting routine or by increasing the tension in the operating room. The communications problems are "strikingly straightforward," says Lingard. They fall into four categories:...

NIA establishes new demography centers to enhance knowledge about older americans

...nterrelationship in a variety of ways -- financial circumstances of aging individuals; the relationship between retirement policies and labor market behavior; the inter-relationship between SES, health, and health disparities; and population aging around the world, in terms of the timing and magnitude of demograph...

100,000 excess civilian deaths after Iraq invasion

...ng deaths since January 2002, the date, cause, and circumstances of violent deaths were recorded. Overall, the ris...lish today was completed under the most testing of circumstances - an ongoing war. And therefore certain limitations were inevitable and need to be acknowledged rig...

Good parenting protects against chronic illness says professor of public health

... do the best for their children often in difficult circumstances and problems that arise are usually to do with approaches which have been passed down through the generations without being questioned. It is not that society is full of bad parents, it's just that many of us could do a better job if we were better p...

Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice

... that evolution has produced cells that under some circumstances have significant benefit, even though when they are activated inappropriately, such as in asthma, they produce harm," Galli said. Interestingly, he said, a component of a particular snake venom, that of the Israeli mole viper, contains a compound sim...

Space sentinels track desertification on Mediterranean shores

...n problem across Mediterranean nations, because of circumstances in common: similar historical backgrounds, climatic conditions, land use patterns, cultural characteristics and vegetation types," explained Dr. Mevlut Duzgun of the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a DesertWatch partner user. "What we ...

Faces must be seen to be recognized

...lar rivalry" to present face images to subjects in circumstances under which the retinal input would remain perceptually invisible. In such binocular rivalry experiments, a different image is presented simultaneously to each eye. Since the visual system can only pay attention to one image at a time, the other rema...

Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions

...eneral aviation pilot." To better understand the circumstances of and identify specific risk factors involved in alcohol-related plane crashes, the Hopkins team studied medical records for 313 general aviation crashes fatal to the pilot from 1985 to 2000. Specifically, the researchers separated the files using ...

Physicians' response to religion-related conflicts in medicine

... Nearly all of the physicians interviewed related circumstances in which patients used religious terms to describe their disagreement with medical recommendations. In general, the researchers found that patients most often refuse medical recommendations for religious reasons in scenarios of relative medical uncer...

Mental health crisis looming for tsunami survivors, warns psychologist just back from Indonesia

...ng trauma is normal for anyone under these extreme circumstances and should not be viewed as a sign of weakness." He also participated in recovering bodies of victims, and expects the death toll to continue to rise, ultimately reaching as high as 300,000. Kyes said 200 to 300 bodies are still being recovered eac...

Allocating antiretrovirals

...ontinue to do so for the foreseeable future. These circumstances make for difficult decisions about treatment allocation. David Wilson and Sally Blower (from the University of California Los Angeles) have designed an equitable antiretroviral allocation strategy that would give each individual with HIV an equal cha...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...ental degradation and worldwide instability. These circumstances also leave millions of people with nothing to lose, making them ripe for turning to international terrorism in their frustration. These people need to be heard, he says. He focuses much of his research on developing policies to improve the global foo...

Physician roles at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo

...Medical professionals sometimes find themselves in circumstances of "dual loyalty," where they must choose between responsibility for individuals in need of care and demands placed upon them by the state or other governing entity. Dual loyalty can arise in the military, in prisons, in situations where care is prov...

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