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Physicians' Opinions Influenced By Drug Industry

...epartment ofmedicine at The Toronto Hospital. "The debate about the use of calcium-channelblockers, a medication used to treat high blood pressure and coronary arterydisease, provided an opportunity to study financial conflicts of interest inmedicine." The researchers examined the positions of au...

Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint Discussion

Two authoritative obesity experts debate whether the benefitof anti-obesity drugs outweigh their potential medical risks.Bray argues that even modest drug induced weight loss reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until d...

National Health Study Launched On The Internet

...as played a prominent role in the ongoing national debate overrecommendations on the desirable levels of physical activity. Williams alsolaunched a companion study, the National Walkers' Health Study, which currentlyincludes 5,000 walkers. Williams says the Internet could prove to be a boon to epidemiologi...

Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows

...ctor into the privatesector--without discussion or debate as to how best to spend these newlyavailable resources. "It would be helpful and responsible to create mechanisms that would help assure adequate discussion" says Fein. Affected communities need to plan ahead for downsizing, involvingelected ...

Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop

...amination of cigarette smoking. She considers the debate over whether smoking is an addiction or a habit and whether nicotine automatically leads to dependency. She discusses the interconnections between nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol and the link between nicotine and more severe psychological disturbance...

About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care

...d their importance require major re-evaluation and debate and suggest that one solution may be to create medical emergency teams who respond pre-emptively to airway, breathing or circulation problems. In an accompanying editorial, Christopher Garrard and Duncan Young from the Intensive Care Unit at the John...

New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management

...he conference was designed tofoster discussion and debate among key MS thought leaders and researchers. The University of Maryland will make the outcome of the meetingavailable to 3,000 MS specialists through a monograph which will offerrecommendations on how emerging data affects current treatment...

Walking Or Bed Rest OK For First Stage Of Labor, UT Southwestern Research Shows

... eitheralternative." This study brings the debate of walking or bed rest full circle sincethe first of the century. Bloom explained that J. Whitridge Williams, in thefirst edition of his obstetrics textbook in 1903, stated, "During the firststage of labor the patient usually prefers to move about he...

Dobson Must Quit Denial Of Rationing

...ould provide a forum and a focus for the rationing debate in the UK. However, he ponders the role of such a body and concludes that this reflects the general dilemma about how to develop the way we think about rationing, which in turn reinforces the case for more debate. He believes that rationing decisio...

Study Indicates That Medicare Costs Are Higher -- And Survival Rate Is Better --At Major Teaching Hospitals Survive Climate Change

...ded by theNational Institute on Aging, adds to the debate about whether Medicare funds arebeing well-spent. "Medicare is under substantial financial strain, and one of thesubsidies that is on the table is the payment to teaching hospitals for indirectmedical education and possibly the disproporti...

Viagra Prescribing Will Be Based On Financial Rather Than Clinical Reasoning

... test case for rationing. If it leads to a proper debate over rationing the decision on sildenafil will not... these proposals may lead to a long-awaited public debate about NHS rationing. The secretary of state has effectively admitted that the government can no lon...

Who Cares For You When You're Ill

...assistantsin medical offices is fueling an ongoing debate with physicians over the bestways to deliver primary care. The presence of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the debatethat surrounds it, is the subject of a new study by Peter D. Jacobson, associateprofessor of health management and ...

Early Intervention Key To Repairing Hole In Heart Disease

...icine, researchers have put an end to the ongoing debate about when to treatcongenital atrial septal defects (ASD) that cause the right chamber of the heartto enlarge. "Scientists have long said reparative surgery was unnecessary until the patientstarted showing symptoms, usually at a later age," says lead...

Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries

...ning bar andthe test results as part of an ongoing debate on how best to protect the morethan 23 millionchildren who ride school buses twice a day throughout the United States. Eachyear, these tripsinvolve about 440,000 public school buses, traveling roughly 4.3 billion miles,according to theNational Highwa...

Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees

...terpretable" because it involvedso few women. In a debate with LaDou at a seminar organised by the ScottishOccupational Health and Safety Research Network at the University of Glasgowlast month, the study's lead author, Richard Elliott from the HSE, stuck to hisconclusion. But he accepted that his numbers w...

Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast

...cancerthat has been the subject of a recent heated debate over treatment. Until 1980,DCIS was a relatively uncommon disease, representing only about 1 percent of allnewly diagnosed cases of breast cancer. During the past two decades - asmammography has become more widely used and technically better - the nu...

Kidney Transplant Recipients Require Less Long-Term Care If They Receive Well-Matched Donor Organs

...search being presented by Schnitzler was part of a debate two weeks agoon this topic by the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment. Schnitzler notes, however, that additional analyses from the studyfunded by pharmaceutical companies suggest that national organ sharing isunnecessary and makes c...

Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

... be exclusively portrayed as admirable and getinto debate about the first amendment," added Greenwald. "But an unansweredquestion is how can we hope to undercut existing implicit prejudices otherwise?"...

For heart disease patients, depression takes heavy toll

...ivan,M.D., head of the study. "There has been some debate in the psychiatric literature about whether allminor depression merits treatment," says Sullivan. "Our study suggests thatminor depression may be particularly important in patients who have a concurrentmedical illness." The researchers followed 157 p...

Collective action for doctors

...ew paper that coincidentally parallels the current debate over collectivebargaining for doctors and the American Medical Association's June 23 vote toform a union. "Doctors already act collectively and can do so morally. But the goal ofcollective action must be completely consistent with their commitment to...

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