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Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

American children are likely to face serious health consequences from new and existing industrial chemicals in the environment, argue a group of researchers in a report in this month's premier open-access global health journal PLoS Medicine . Women exposed to industrial chemicals in t...

Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening

...ent obtaining screening tests; however, clinicians face a complicated series of recommended testing strategies for CRC screening. Esther K. Wei, Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues studied the efficacy of an office systems method in improving CRC scr...

Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries

Firefighters face a high chance of injury or death whether on the scene of a fire, on the way to a fire or even during training--with an estimated 81,000 injuries and 100 deaths in 2002 alone. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released...

Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships

...ing a desire to maintain their relationship in the face of the negativity and dysfunctional reputation of Black relationships. "Attempting to understand how women become victims of chronic abuse is an attempt to learn more about what fosters resilience," the authors conclude....

HIV and ID doctors oppose ideologically driven STI prevention policies

...onship with an uninfected partner. But we have to face reality," says Walter E. Stamm, MD, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "Most teenagers have sex before they graduate from high school. Millions of young people, as well as adults, are sexually active outside of monogamo...

Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest

... the world's tallest mountain to look death in the face and take its pulse. The medical research team will make the first ever measurements of blood oxygen in the 'death zone', at altitudes above 8,000 metres where the human body has struggled - and frequently failed - to survive. The Centre for Aviatio...

Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities

...omen identified sudden weakness or numbness of the face or limb on one side of the body as a warning sign. "A significantly higher percentage of African-American respondents correctly believed that African-American women are more likely to die of a stroke than white women," Ferris said. "However, African...

Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack

... to hospitals with AMI annually. "These patients face a high risk of short-term death: 18 percent die within 30 days 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, "Noninv...

Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care

... study may help dentists identify barriers seniors face and to feel comfortable discussing them with their... "Knowing that senior patients of different ages face different barriers will help guide these conversations and keep seniors in the dental-health-care sy...

New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death

...the new guideline. "We cannot be complacent in the face of the recurrent deficiencies " writes Ian Greer, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow. "The pragmatic approach of PRECOG is essential because pre-eclampsia matters."...

UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU

...ich displays a live video image of the physician's face on its monitor/head. The physician, seated at a computer console called a ControlStation, also sees and hears the patient through a live video image projected on a monitor. The ControlStation comes equipped with a joystick, which allows the physician...

Study examines consequences of Thailand's 'war on drugs'

... users are required to submit to drug treatment or face arrest. Treatment options include enlistment in newly established drug treatment camps. For the study, the researchers followed 165 injection drug users who took part in another study conducted in 2002. The study found that the war on drugs had a gre...

New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions

...t consists of re-suspending the fallen part of the face with the patient's own tendons or aloplastic material. The patient cannot move the face but has the benefit of very acceptable results in rest mode situations as well as improving nasal re...

Study shows faces are processed like words

...the words to the left were spaced normally and the face was of normal proportions, subjects had a great deal of difficulty identifying out of their peripheral vision the letter and the characteristics of the lips. Pelli concludes that context hinders identification and crowds what is to be identified. In...

Study: Eye contact triggers threat signals in autistic children's brains

...ntact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat. The work deepens unde...the brain's fusiform region, which is critical for face perception, is less active than it would be during a normally developing child's stare. "This is the...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...potentially reducing hospital admissions. But they face similar problems of integration in a health service which is not a single organisation, but rather a federation of more than 700 NHS trusts, each with its own procurement and management structure. Professor May said: "We were struck by the strong cla...

Sunflower seed oil can protect low birth weight babies from infection

...the entire body of the babies apart from scalp and face three times daily for the first fourteen days then two times daily until discharge. The babies were assessed daily for signs of infection. Infants treated with sunflower oil had around 7.0 infections per 100 days in hospital, while controls had arou...

Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read

...gests that we shouldn't take everything we read at face value, as most research articles reporting weight loss studies fail to indicate crucial patient characteristics that may bias the results. Cheryl Gibson, from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and colleagues found that over 90% of diet st...

Hard choices: Pitt researcher presents findings on when to accept organ transplants

...someone with end-stage liver disease, but patients face difficult questions when choosing the best time to...ctually able to model decisions that real patients face all the time," Schaefer said. "These mathematical models can give answers that make sense to doctors...

Unemployed women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

...en who have been fired or laid off from their jobs face not only emotional distress, but also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers reported today at the at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke. There have been conflicting reports on the relationship o...

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