Tag: "countries" at medical news
National health care access restrictions delay Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment
...arly three-quarters of AD patients across the five countries
were advised to take medication. Of the 27 percent who did not receive a recommendation for medication, the most common reasons given by their physicians were that no cure for AD is available or the patients' disease was too advanced to benefit from...
Eficiency, feasibility of antiretroviral therapy in Africa demonstrated in IRD-coordinated surveys
...cines and inadequate health systems in most of the countries
concerned. Public and government campaigns are for that reason often based solely on preventive measures (supposedly more cost-effective), the possibility of using antiretroviral therapies disregarded, which in any case raises serious ethical problem...
Strongest medical evidence seldom considered newsworthy
...overed in newspapers, and research from developing countries
was ignored. Although press releases might have been compiled, to some extent, in anticipation of popular tastes, the selective process introduced by newspaper journalists is stronger than that operating in the issuing of press releases, say the auth...
Timely antiretroviral therapy essential for best prognosis in people with HIV-1 infection
...ction. HAART became widespread in more-developed countries
in 1996. However, there is insufficient data from individual studies to estimate the prognosis of people with HIV-1 infection starting HAART. The ART Cohort Collaboration, led by Matthias Egger from the University of Bern, Switzerland, was establishe...
Post-surgery chemotherapy questioned for certain breast cancer patients
...ber said. A total of 1,669 patients from many countries
were recruited into the trial. All were postmenopausal and had node-negative cancer. About 75 percent had ER-positive tumors and 23 percent had tumors that were ER-negative: a small fraction were undetermined. The women were randomly assigned to...
Grant of 20 million to establish the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
...will provide a model that can be emulated in other countries
affected by this disease. The SCI will develop loc...tion and treatment program that can be emulated in countries
around the world, SCI has the opportunity to make a major impact in the fight against schistosomiasi...
Reduced breastfeeding in western countries makes major contribution to incidence of breast cancer
...nalysed data from 47 epidemiological studies in 30 countries
that included information on breastfeeding pattern...cumulative incidence of breast cancer in developed countries
would be reduced by more than half, from 6.3 to 2.7 per 100 women by age 70, if women had the averag...
Prenatal zinc supplementation could impair childhood mental development
...nc supplementation to pregnant women in developing countries
could impair the early mental development of their...children. Zinc deficiency is common in developing countries
due to a diet that is low in animal protein and high in fibre. Supplements given to Bangladeshi preg...
Market potential exists for superconductivity in medical, energy, transportation sectors
...entists, engineers, and industrial leaders from 50 countries
discussing the current status and future potential of the field. The event, hosted by the Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials (TCSAM) at the University of Houston, is the largest conference in the world focusing on commercial ap...
USC researchers develop new way to measure cultural adaptation of youth
...esponses were United States (assimilated) and both countries
(integrated). Scores also were charted according t...icantly less likely to have an orientation to both countries
(integration) than the first- and second-generation adolescents. First-generation teen-agers were ...
Ethical committee members have different views on how to evaluate clinical trials
...ve the results of this study are relevant to other countries
because ethical committees in other European countries
and in North America are quite similar in respect of their basic structure, objectives and procedure...
UCLA AIDS Institute scientists show antiretroviral drugs can eradicate AIDS epidemic
...le to show that treating more people in developing countries
would produce dramatic impact and save substantial numbers of lives." Blower and her colleagues conducted a new analysis of a previously published mathematical model that focused on the HIV-infected population in San Francisco. They chose the city be...
Leading American, German chemists converge to share research, vision
...o learn about cutting-edge research in each others countries
and in areas beyond their own specialties. Speakers at the symposium will include: Eli Pearce, Ph.D., ACS president and university research professor at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y; Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker Secretary General Heindi...
Colorectal cancer drug provides important option for patients with advanced disease
...urer is based. It has since been approved in other countries
in Europe, Central and South America and Asia. The study that Rothenberg designed and led enrolled patients whose metastatic colorectal cancer had progressed after treatment with a combination of irinotecan, fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin. ...
Danger at Sea
...horage, USA, states how organisations in developed countries
are working to implement safety procedures to minimise the risks for people working at sea. He concludes: "However, most of the world's estimated 36 million fishermen reside in developing nations, and have hardly been touched by any of these developm...
All Hajj pilgrims should get meningitis jab
...2%, of whom 42% were carrying the W135 clone. Many countries
currently give meningococcal vaccine (covering A a...tibiotics to pilgrims before their return to their countries
of origin to eradicate carriage and protect household contacts," they conclude....
International study suggests carboplatin could be first-line chemotherapy drug for ovarian cancer
...omen with ovarian cancer from 130 centres in eight countries
were randomly assigned paclitaxel plus carboplatin or control, the control (CAP or single-agent carboplatin) being chosen by the patients' physician before randomisation. Average follow-up was just over four years; although the average survival (arou...
Study highlights need for UK childhood screening for amblyopia
...g for amblyopia in early childhood is done in many countries
to ensure that affected children are detected and treated within the critical period (in early childhood), and also achieve a level of vision in their lazy eye that would be useful should they lose vision in their other eye later in life. However, co...
International Congress of the Transplantation Society beginning Sunday
... 3,000 surgeons, physicians and scientists from 71 countries
converge at the opening ceremonies for the XIX Int...al (20.2 DPM). Some of the donation rates in other countries
that same year include 12.8 in Germany , 13.5 in Canada and 1.9 in Greece. In Latin America, accordi...
Removal of ovaries for young women with breast cancer and family history of ovarian cancer
...ars of age; the risk is smaller in other developed countries
and in less-developed settings. Previous research has suggested that women with breast cancer have a small increased risk of ovarian cancer; this risk is greatly increased in the presence of specific gene mutations (BRCA1 AND BRCA2). However, these g...
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