Tag: "countries" at medical news
Wolfgang Glasser receives ACS award for wood chemistry, bio-based composites research
...illion-pound commercial practice in at least three countries
including the United States. Lignin, the natural glue that provides wood fibers with their strength and that is removed during papermaking, has become a two-billion pound (one million ton) global business worth $180 million for products used in const...
New studies report AVANDIA may have the potential to reduce cardiovascular risk by targeting a fundamental cause of Type 2 diabetes
... years.10,11 AVANDIA is now approved for use in 66 countries
worldwide. In the US alone, approximately ten million prescriptions have been written and the cumulative number of patients who have received AVANDIA is approximately two million....
Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children
...asles vaccine is not a new technology, but in many countries
vaccine coverage is as low as 50 percent. The majority of the unvaccinated children are from the most vulnerable social and economic groups, yet these are the children who could benefit the most from measles vaccination. Our findings make a compellin...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...ich required World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries
to recognize and protect intellectual property fro... 20 years. Prior to the agreement, WTO-affiliated countries
were able to produce cheap copies of drugs and other pharmaceutical products because they were under...
Practical guidance for treatment of heart failure is launched
...s. The direct costs of heart failure in developed countries
is thought to be between 1 and 2% of the total hea...omplete. Clinical surveys conducted in different countries
have revealed that substantial proportions of patients who should have been treated with ACE inhibit...
New data support the safety and tolerability of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
...yndrome. To date, more than 15,000 patients in 30 countries
have been involved in clinical trials....
Research: Concussion in rugby appears to be hidden epidemic
...tist said. Another is that because players in many countries
are required to sit out three weeks following heavy blows to the head, most are tempted to keep quiet about mild symptoms. Unfortunately, much of the worlds rugby is played with minimal medical supervision, Marshall said. Those medical personnel who ...
Global Nursing Partnerships conference addresses international nursing shortage
...ol of Nursing. Representatives from more than 50 countries
are expected to attend. Former U.S. President Jim...o address key nursing workforce issues confronting countries
around the world."The global nursing shortage, acute in many regions, can only be solved through ser...
Fresh hopes for treatment of malaria in Africa
... been many reports that malaria parasites in these countries
have become resistant to pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine...vide effective treatments at a price affordable to countries
whose funds for purchasing drugs is severely limited: there is no point in effectively testing a won...
Studying growth, poverty and well-being in Africa
...have been disappointing even in politically stable countries
-- with rare exceptions," says Sahn. The research group, which includes economists and social scientists from related fields, will explore issues related to access to health education and nutrition, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic, poverty traps and ...
Workers rarely extend the weekend by taking sick leave
...nue to be "a significant problem in industrialised countries
in the foreseeable future."...
Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief
...s." The research effort has implications for other countries
with deltas and large river catchments, including India, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. "What began as a flood forecasting plan has turned into a broader study of climate change," said Webster. If sea rise in the region increases 1 meter by 2050 a...
The impact of terrorist attacks on women: A report of findings from a national survey of American women
...ty percent of women insist that the U.S. and other countries
working to create a post-Taliban government must include women in the negotiations. Its interesting to note that although younger women (18-29) indicate they have heard less than older women about the treatment of Afghan women, they are equally as c...
Experts announce global antimicrobial resistance initiative - World preview of the Global White Paper on bacterial resistance in respiratory tract infections - a call for concerted international action
...quired RTIs2. One surveillance study, involving 23 countries
worldwide, showed that 40 percent of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from patients with RTIs were resistant to penicillin* and 28 percent were resistant to macrolides**3. This demonstrates that many existing antimicrobials are becoming increasingly...
Arts, science and ethics meet
...ed with the virus that causes AIDS. Resource-poor countries
face difficult questions about whether to provide ...ues, including the challenges facing resource-poor countries
about whether to provide antiretroviral drugs to halt the AIDS epidemic when there are many other ur...
Outdoor team sports in high-ozone environments could triple asthma risk in children
...ence have been increasing in children in developed countries
during the past few decades, although the causes of this epidemic remain unclear. Little is known about the effect of exposure to air pollution during exercise or time spent outdoors on the development of asthma. Rob McConnell and colleagues from Kec...
HIV/AIDS impact on education intensifies economic downfall
... in Mozambique, as it is in other disease-stricken countries
in the region, such as South Africa. He writes that long-term economic outcomes in Mozambique could be changed depending on how education is handled. Experts project that in Mozambique AIDS will kill large numbers of teachers and school administrator...
BMJ journals now free for the 100 poorest countries
... are now free online to anybody in the 100 poorest countries
of the world, which between them include most of t..., the 23 journals have been free to the 50 poorest countries
in the world. Extending the scheme should fuel a virtuous circle of increasing access, writes Dr Ric...
One in seven prisoners in western countries may need psychiatric treatment
...on), the ability of prison health services in some countries
to address these problems may well require review."...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, February 19, 2002
...wing the current status of blood safety in several countries
finds that in developed countries, viral transmiss...ts (Medicine and Public Issues, p. 312). Developed countries
have adopted improved diagnostic tests and screening procedures, established policies for inactivati...
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