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UIC professor receives international humanitarian award

.... The Albert Schweitzer World Academy of Medicine, established to promote Albert Schweitzer's philosophies of wisdom, humanity and peace, consists of 256 university professors in 71 countries....

Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life

...evant to HCV-related quality-of-life effects. They established a minimally clinically important HRQOL difference (also called the "MCID") of 4.2 points on the vitality scale. About 4 million Americans are infected with HCV. While approximately 20 percent of these people eventually develop cirrhosis, the vast maj...

NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause

...t Program, of which this conference is a part, was established in 1977 as a mechanism to judge controversial topics in medicine and public health in an unbiased, impartial manner. NIH has conducted 119 consensus development conferences, and 24 state-of-the-science (formerly "technology assessment") conferences, ...

RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

... the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 2002, which established a cooperative agreement with Pelz's lab to develop the device. One goal of that project has been to study how people locate difficult-to-find objects in natural scenes. The portable eye-tracking equipment also has led to a National Science...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...cal and manufacturing procedures. A fund should be established to cover the medical costs and lost earnings of anyone who develops complications due to vaccination or treatment. Require health care workers to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, health care workers caring for sick people often spread patients' infect...

Teenage highs and lows

...rettes), delinquency and school problems have been established as the three most important risk factors in identifying teenagers at risk of continued involvement with marijuana by a Cardiff University scientist, in collaboration with a colleague in the USA. The study, Risk Factors Predicting Changes in Marijuan...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

... achieved the cholesterol and blood pressure goals established for both groups. In addition, patients who received care at the community clinic reduced their 10-year global risk of heart disease by 25 percent compared to a 3 percent reduction in patients who received care with their usual physician. Global ris...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

... more likely than whites to receive older and more established treatments such as aspirin, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and heparin for acute care, but were significantly less likely to receive newer drugs both on presentation and at discharge. "Clopidogrel, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, and cardiac cathe...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

...nsient, it took nine years after report cards were established for the differences in CABG use in blacks, Hispanics, and whites to return to where they were before the first report card's release," Werner said.Studies have indicated that report cards are generally beneficial. But there is still concern that som...

Helping answer needs by developing specialists in autism

...ists in Autism (HANDS in Autism). The program was established with a $468,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the CSATC and Clarian Health Partners, creating an intensive training program that will initially be geared to teachers, administrators and other personnel in local school d...

Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure

...nitine in qualified patients, however the criteria established for use of the drug is minimal. Even with this minimal criteria, CMS rejected 97% of the claims submitted in the first six months following national coverage of L-carnitine. Based on recommended doses of L-carnitine, the cost per treatment for an av...

Neuronal death and processing of Tau protein in Alzheimer's disease

...processes) and an effector of apoptosis itself, in established cell lines. Moreover, the cleavage of tau by caspase-3 has been recently confirmed to occur "in vivo" in AD brain as an early event. The study shows the apoptotic properties of tau fragments in cultured hippocampal neurons, a neuronal subpopulation p...

Genetics important in age-related macular degeneration

...mation about the heritability of advanced AMD, and established an important environmental contribution," the authors conclude. "This twin study underscores the need for a multifactorial approach that incorporates genetic, environmental, and biologic factors in the study of the pathogenesis and clinical managemen...

Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race

..."Because race-education patterns appear to be well established by midlife, prevention efforts aimed at reducing the prevalence of obesity in African-American women should begin in adolescence or early adulthood."...

AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education

... continued, "Both organizations have independently established links to each other's websites. It seemed very na...rmone Foundation." In 1997, The Endocrine Society established The Hormone Foundation as a leading source of hormone-related information for the public, physicians...

HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK

...ntly circulating the UK is made up of at least six established chains of transmission, introduced in the early and mid 1980s. This goes against the prevailing belief that one initial entry of HIV-1 was responsible for the spread of the epidemic. "Since 1990 there have been important changes in Britain's social ...

Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks

... both for long-term users and for individuals with established heart disease. "The degree of speeding up of heart...ggest that if similar changes occur in people with established heart disease, who use spit tobacco, there may be reason to expect adverse consequences," Dr. Wolk s...

Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease

...is week's issue of THE LANCET. Most patients with established Parkinson's disease receiving long-term treatment with levodopa will eventually have motor fluctuations, defined as periods of the day with poor or absent motor response to their medication (off-time) alternating with periods of clearly improved moto...

Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

... (ARV) treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, recently established in Botswana, has had its share of trials and errors. However, the obstacles it has encountered--and has largely overcome--can serve as valuable lessons for other developing countries trying to launch their own treatment programs, according to an arti...

2005 Pharmacology, Therapeutics, & Toxicology Research Award

... prevalent disorder in oral health. Fourth, he has established himself as a research mentor to new generations of clinical pharmacologists. Taken together, Dr. Moore's distinguished career has led to a body of translational research which has provided an evidence-based framework for the application of contempora...

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