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ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication

... with heart disease were discussed here todayby an expert panel at the American Lung Association/American Thoracic SocietyInternational Conference. Gender Differences and Smoking Men are more likely than women to grab a cigarette if they're angry,anxious, sad or tired, a new study presented at the...

GPs Of The Future Will Be Information Specialists

... of information and technical capability will need expert management". He believes that "...general practitioners will have a key role in helping patients make complex decisions about diagnosis and treatment." Everything else, he says, "..will be done by nurses, technicians and robots."...

Is handwriting truly individual? UB computer scientists are finding out

...93 Supreme Court decision stated that in order for expert testimonyto be admitted in court cases at any level, a scientific basis for thatexpertise must be proven through research and the peer-review process. But because relatively few, if any, objective criteria exist foranalyzing handwriting, it h...

Controversy Over The Effects Of Passive Smoking

...e smoking. So why was Bailar, a respected expert on the analysis of medicalstudies, so sceptical? A back-of-the-envelope calculation explains his concern. People whosmoke 20 cigarettes a day face a 75 to 80 per cent higher risk of developingheart disease than nonsmokers, and studies sugges...

ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

...al investigators and an internationally recognized expert in CLL. Thecompanies plan to submit a Biologics L...al investigators and an internationally recognized expert inCLL. ILEX and LeukoSite are developing CAMPATH through a joint venture that was established in May...

Brain region used in face recognition is active in new object recognition

... perception is alsoactive when humans become expert in recognizing a set of unknown, novel objects, ac...ing; and twice after the subjects had become expert at identifying greebles. Sixadditional adults were scanned only as greeble novices. Gre...

Study shows obesity adds years to real age

... is for a 30-year-old." Now, the nutrition expert has a new study of more than 300,000 peoplepinpointing just how dangerous carrying around extra weight can be. "Among men and women aged 40 to 50 years, being obese increases the riskof death to that of a person who is 5.9 years older if you ...

Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?

...o those of the dyslexic children. Rod Nicolson, an expert on dyslexic children at the University of Sheffield, isconcerned that such mistakes would cause unnecessary worry for children andparents. Nevertheless, he believes Molfese is on the right track. He says astudy in which the children are grouped at bi...

UCSF professor receives Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award

Kathleen M. Giacomini, PhD, an expert on how the body absorbs and eliminates drugs and other compounds, has received one of the highest honors in the field of pharmaceutical science, the 1999 Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award given by the International Pharmaceutical Federation ...

New research on Tourette's syndrome

... "It's a nice observation," says John Rothwell, an expert on movementdisorders at the Institute of Neurology in London. "It may tell us somethingabout how the brain makes normal voluntary movements," he adds....

UCSF to attack HIV at molecular level with new center and $7 million in state funds

...of the new UCSF Center are Paul Volberding, MD, an expert inHIV/AIDS clinical treatment, and Margaret Chesney, PhD, a leader in behavioralprevention efforts, both of whom are recognized internationally. Research projects led by UCSF AIDS specialists will target four major areas:transmission of drug-resistan...

Talk with the experts: The American Psychiatric Association's 1999 Fall Components Meeting

... 25. To schedule an interview with a psychiatric expert on one of the issues listedbelow, or to find out about additional issues, please call or email Erin Murphyat 202-682-6324/ emurphy@psych.org . Major issues include: Psychiatric Aspects on Violence Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters AIDS...

University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health

...he Wisconsin Center for AffectiveScience. He is an expert on the neural substrates of emotion and emotionald... of the HealthEmotions Research Institute. Heis an expert in the biology of stress and emotion and their relation to thedevelopment of anxiety and depressive ...

For early detection of Alzheimer's, loved ones know best

...dn't rely solely on cognitive tests, says aleading expert in the field, because loved ones know a patient best. Alzheimer'sdisease, which affects more than 4 million Americans, creates problems withmemory, speech and perception. Among adult Americans, it is the fourth leadingcause of death. John C. Morris, ...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet - October 5, 1999

...ore effectively with suffering if they become more expert in diagnosingit. The author provides guidance on how this can be done. * * * Meta-analysis of Trials Shows That Warfarin, and to a Lesser Extent Aspirin,Unequivocally Reduce Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (Art., p. 492;Ed., p. 537)...

Discarded thymus tissue provides life for infants with DiGeorge Syndrome

...ined immune deficiency), and Dr. Barton Haynes, an expert on thymusfunction, Markert retrieved a thumb-sized piece of thymus tissue that would havebeen discarded after pediatric heart surgery. Then, as always, Markert asked theparents of the child undergoing surgery to repair a heart problem for permissiont...

Northwestern researchers present findings at Neuroscience Meeting

...cal clock. Kolker, who works with circadian rhythm expert Fred Turek, Charles E. and EmmaH. Morrison Professor of Biology at Northwestern, has repeated the study and iscurrently analyzing the data. Although no experiments have yet looked at therole that the Clock gene plays in the aging of human circadian s...

As key neural circuits weaken with age, our brains call upon alternate pathways to pick up the slack, study says

...bert Sekuler, a Brandeis neuroscientist and vision expert involved in thestudy, likens the brain's adaptation to weakened neural pathways to thereshuffling undertaken by a football team whose star quarterback is out ofcom-mission. "When the quarterback is hurt and the backup comes in, his skillsmay mean tha...

Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease

...r. Daniel W. Rahn, rheumatologist and Lyme disease expert who is vice dean for clinical affairs in the School of Medicine. Other collaborators include Dr. James H. Oliver Jr., Institute of Arthopodology and Parasitology at Georgia Southern University, and Dr. Martin E. Schriefer, CDC in Fort Collins. ...

New treadmill 'scores' may help physicians better diagnose heart disease

...ores were similar to the estimates provided by the expert cardiologists, they clearly outperformed all physician estimates of coronary disease," Froelicher says. "Many cardiologists want the latest in high-tech diagnostic devices. But our study shows that treadmill test scores provide a more accurate dia...

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