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Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published

...t advocacy group, and were drafted by a scientific consortium led by Robert Kowatch, M.D., director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. "These new guidelines were formulated by a group of leading experts in child psychiatry and are the most up-to-date and co...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...ve Group on International Agricultural Research, a consortium of 15 international research agricultural centers that focuses on setting priorities for international agricultural research, points out that about one-fifth of the world's population lives in dire poverty, and the already very skewed gap between ric...

Johns Hopkins scientists receive presidential medals

...ame president of Associated Universities Inc., the consortium that co-administers the National Radio Astronomy Observatory with the National Science Foundation. He retired from AUI late last year, and was named University Professor at Johns Hopkins in October 2004. ---...

PCBs, fungicide open brain cells to Parkinson's assault

...k of 12 institutions; the Parkinson Study Group, a consortium of experts founded and headed by neurologist Ira Shoulson, M.D.; and the Parkinson's Disease Gene Therapy Study Group, a national effort involving researchers from seven institutions, headed by Howard Federoff, M.D., Ph.D....

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...rado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP), a consortium of practice-based research networks participating in the Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety medical error reporting study. Two hundred fifty-three clinicians were surveyed about 1,614 patient visits between May and December 2003. For eve...

Lottery funding to aid research into superbugs

A consortium of UK scientists and clinicians is to begin new research to tackle the problem of lung infection amongst Cystic Fibrosis (CF) sufferers. Led by Professor John Govan at the Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Edinburgh, the experts aim to fi...

Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care

...ly, he founded interRAI, an international research consortium which is taking the same idea around the world to look at nursing homes and home health care. Fries is a co-author on the Gerontologist paper. John Hirdes of the University of Waterloo Department of Health Studies and Gerontology was the paper's firs...

Overweight, boozy and depressed: Why we need healthy new year's resolutions

...r 1970. A fourth project, funded by the ESRC and a consortium of government departments, is now following the lives of nearly 19,000 children born in the UK between late-2000 and early-2002. Researchers found that we are getting taller, but also much bigger around the waist. Men born in 1970 had an average he...

Guidelines for following pediatric cancer survivors aim to reduce medical complications

...able at www.survivorshipguidelines.org . COG is a consortium of about 240 medical research institutions collaborating to study pediatric cancers and develop cures for these diseases. The group includes more than 4,000 investigators and conducts cooperative clinical trials nationwide. "The development of cures...

Researchers develop MRI technique to study brain anatomy in invertebrates

...the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, a research consortium based at Georgia State University, have for the first time used a form of magnetic resonance imaging to reveal anatomical features of the nervous system in a live crayfish, a crustacean whose brain measures only 3 millimeters wide. The technique, ...

Fred Hutchinson receives $9.7 million to lead early detection consortium

...hinson was awarded $9.7 million to lead a research consortium dedicated to developing simple blood tests to dete...nitial aim of the National Cancer Institute-funded consortium is to identify serum biomarkers proteins in the blood that either alone or in combination are detec...

New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE

...s were presented by Dr. Henri Roche on behalf of a consortium of French and Belgian oncologists and showed that patients receiving sequential treatment achieved a disease free survival rate of 78.3% in the sequential arm and 73.2% in the FEC 100 only arm. In addition, patients treated with the sequential regim...

Supporters of NIH policy see publishers' gambit as possible diversion

...through the groups' Internet sites. The embryonic consortium formed by the publishers is called "patientINFORM" and among the participants are commercial giants Elsevier, Springer and Wiley plus the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and others. Rick Johnson...

4 million more health workers required to improve global health

...-Saharan Africa. The Joint Learning Initiative--a consortium of more than 100 health leaders--proposes that mobilisation and strengthening of human resources for health, neglected yet critical, is central to combating health crises in some of the world's poorest countries and for building sustainable health sy...

Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain

...ics (Forum). The Forum, established in 1986, is a consortium of 12 Federal departments and agencies that collect or use national data on older Americans, including population trends, health status, economic prosperity, and use of health care services. The goal of the Forum is to improve the quality and useful...

HHS awards $10.4 million to fight AIDS on three continents

... they are developed. The project is supported by a consortium of Cambodian and U.S. agencies and the French Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le SIDA (ANRS). HIV Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment in the Andes Awarded to: Asociacin Civil Impacta Salud y Educacin (IMPACTA) Lima, Peru Principal Investigat...

Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention

...derson's principal investigator on a newly created consortium of six research centers that are working together ...ncer preventive compounds. Projects funded by the consortium cover the spectrum of cancers and are designed to quickly test the cancer preventive potential of ne...

NIH recognizes IU as leader in STD research

...rchers at IU and Northwestern University through a consortium agreement. The overarching theme of the center is to study the epidemiology, acquisition, prevention and pathogenesis of sexually transmitted infections in young women. Specific projects include:studies of sexual behaviors among adolescents that infl...

Study examines reasons for late-stage breast cancers

...the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues in a consortium of integrated health plans, The Cancer Research Network, conducted a retrospective casecontrol study using data from seven health care plans that included 1.5 million women aged 50 years and older who had access to screening mammography. They compare...

Large portion of late-stage breast cancers associated with absence of screening

...f Health, and the Cancer Research Network (CRN), a consortium of integrated health plans. Study results indicated that not having had a screening mammogram for one to three years prior to diagnosis was associated with 52 percent of late-stage breast cancer cases. The authors state that to improve breast cance...

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