Tag: "effort" at medical news
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
...e's school lunch programs. The program is a joint effort
with the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board and Arche...lein notes that the project was part of an overall effort
by the Center to be an active participant in the fight against childhood obesity. "Our youth are bec...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
... three-year project called PIONEER in a determined effort
to get to the root of the problem. Two Swedish research groups are involved in the project, both from Karolinska Institutet. The onset of puberty is determined by a string of factors, such as environment, physiology and heredity, but just how they in...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...n, M.D., who leads the worldwide polio eradication effort
for the World Health Organization. Other internati...ory with videographers as part of the University's effort
to document that important time. Already, the University has heard from hundreds of people who have ...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...an. Communities that adopt system of care make an effort
at cross-agency cooperation for all child- and family-serving agencies to support children with complex needs in an integrated manner. Since communities have different needs, the system of care varies from location to location. Nearly 100 communi...
Opponents of needle-exchange programs should think about their message to drug users
...n-American neighborhoods. "Limited as it is, this effort
surely plays some role in an AIDS rate 57 percent lower than that of Houston's," Martin said. Although NEPS are consistently rejected by politicians and platforms of both major political parties, Martin said some lawmakers are starting to consider ch...
Success of liver transplantation may be most influenced by three risk factors
...iver transplant and only 5,000 transplanted. In an effort
to expand the donor pool, organs from donors that are not judged optimum for a variety of reasons are being considered for possible transplant. Determining which factors have the most impact on patient and graft survival rates could help increase the...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
... termed cultural competence, is at the core of any effort
to fully address disparities in CVD," Bonow said. Under the research category, the authors discuss the need for genetic-based studies that would identify populations at high risk for heart disease and stroke. Environmental research is needed to fin...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...ypass graft (CABG) report cards in the 1990s in an effort
to improve the quality of CABG care in those states. Report cards are a state-level initiative, typically administered by a state's Department of Health. These report cards report risk-adjusted death rates for surgeons and hospitals that perform CAB...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...ys of admission," the authors write. "Much of the effort
to reduce this high mortality rate has focused on invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions." The authors continue, "Noninvasive, inexpensive, medical management, including aspirin, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACE inhibitors], ...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...orser program, which AACC launched this year in an effort
to broaden support within the medical community fo...scuss the tests or their results in detail. In an effort
to improve this doctor-patient dialogue, AACC has led a collaboration of 14 laboratory associations ...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...orm of self expression." The new research a joint effort
between Finley-Jones and Leslie Wagner as part of an undergraduate research project directed by Jani Ingram, a professor of chemistry at NAU has two main goals: to characterize the diversity of tattoo inks, and to determine if any inks pose health t...
Failure to count Iraqi casualties is irresponsible, say experts
...e believe that the joint US/UK failure to make any effort
to monitor Iraqi casualties is, from a public health perspective, wholly irresponsible," they write. They argue that the British government's reliance on Iraqi Ministry of Health figures is "unacceptable." These figures "are likely seriously to unde...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...itals before and after a major quality improvement effort
took place. All were insured under Medicare. The ...women treated in the four months after the quality effort
began had a better chance of being alive a year after their hospital stay ended. But women didn't ge...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...s project. The company's papers reveal a concerted effort
by Philip Morris to influence the paper's content ...orris continues to orchestrate a behind-the scenes effort
to undermine the credibility of the health warnings their web site acknowledges," Glantz says. In th...
Columbia researchers receive $3 million to combat genetic killer of infants & toddlers
...bia University was an obvious place to launch this effort
given the institution's leadership position in neuroscience and neurology. In the past four years Columbia neuroscientists have won two Nobel prizes. There is also a strong commitment to neuroscience from Columbia's administration and research comm...
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
...e now undergoing chemotherapy before surgery in an effort
to reduce the size of their tumor, and MRI is the best way to predict if the chemotherapy is working, preliminary results of a study show. If the chemotherapy is successful, then the woman may be able to undergo breast-conservation surgery rather tha...
Mayo Clinic develops first genomic-based test to predict stroke from ruptured brain aneurysm
...in. Dr. Khurana notes that the Mayo Clinic group's effort
is just the beginning of their research. Their hope is that a large, multicenter and international clinical trial will test their results. "But our initial results are really very powerful," he adds. "Our findings have very strong implications for br...
Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers
...ve in their work, combined with an increase in the effort
required. "It was implausible to blame job insecurity, because over this period unemployment had fallen and other evidence suggested a falling sense of insecurity during the latter part of the 1990s." His report adds that whilst there had been a smal...
US cancer researchers launch first American-Israeli cancer conference
...ons that Israelis make to the international cancer effort
and create real opportunities for the development of new therapeutic, prognostic and diagnostic approaches, based on interactions between scientists in this country and in Israel." Added Robert Korngold, Ph.D., of New Jersey's Cancer Center at Hacken...
New patient magazine from American Academy of Neurology to launch in April
...e AAN, neurologists said they needed more time and effort
spent on patient education and public awareness. Neurology Now was developed in response to this need, and it will report on the latest advances in research and treatment in easy-to-read language. "Readers can expect a health magazine that has integr...
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