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UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly

...d, chiefly because the organizations have grown so fast that laws and regulations have not kept up, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. The study, conducted UNC-CH's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in association with the N.C. Institute of Medicine,...

Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

...r respond to antibiotics are increasing alarmingly fast in hospitals and health care facilities across the nation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill experts say. The most common infection, “Staph aureus,” now resists treatment by antibiotics in 29 percent of cases, up from about 2 perc...

Researchers Study 'Natural' Screen For Cancer

...umors are greedy," says Rawicz. "Cancer cells grow fast and eat more,and tend to accumulate more of the hypericin -- even 10 times more than normalcells -- so once it is absorbed, we can illuminate the patient in a dark room andsee these localized red spots. We can say, 'this is where the cancer is.'" ...

"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science

...oesn't tell you what you really want to know - how fast are the rain clouds moving and how hard does the pitcher throw? - snapshots of T cell counts, blood cholesterol concentrations, or the BRCA-1 polymorphism, for example, do not tell physicians what they really need to know - how many T cells are being...

More Bad News For Fast Food Fans

... processed foods, which constitutethe bulk of many fast food menus. The results of the study, which appear... the popularity of fried foods and the wide-spread fast food industry,oxidized fats are common in the Western diet and could contribute to heartdisease," sa...

Human Patient Simulator Assists Training Physicians In New Drug

...n 1996 after FDAapproval. Its effects are strong, fast acting and last only five to 10 minutes. The drug'...o fast.You would have this seesaw between slow and fast and this would not be good forthe patient. With this training, the physician can accept a drop in he...

Restaurant Meats Higher In Suspected Carcinogens

...ing compounds in restaurant-prepared meats than in fast food meats. Suspected cancer-causing compo... at levels as muchas ten times higher than similar fast food items previously analyzed by thescientists. The study involved beef hamburgers, steaks and por...

Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision

...ion to manipulate growth so the eyes don't grow as fast as they would have. The surgeries available today to correct refractive error do so by altering the curvature of the cornea. The Yerkes lab is attacking the same problem with a different approach -- trying to influence the length of the eye. "It...

UK Researcher Develops New Delivery Systems For Treatment Of Smoking Addiction

..., other side effects include anxiety, headache and fast orirregular heartbeat, he said. "The nasal or transdermal delivery of Zyban will reduce the dose used in tabletform making it more tolerable and result in fewer side effects in treatingpatients suffering from depression or by smokers for addiction tr...

Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'

...process called ultrasonics, which createsextremely fast sonic vibrations that are beyond human perception. Ultrasonicmedical tools have been used for years in cataract surgery, where the vibrationhelps break up and remove cataract tissue. Those devices, made from titanium orother high-performance metals, ...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

...rns prevailed and wherecaregivers were expected to fast and do penance. The house of mercy gave wayduring the Renaissance to the house of rehabilitation, borne by the convictionthat the sick or wounded might be healed, not merely cared for. As scientificunderstanding grew, the house of rehabilitation beca...

Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options

...sk of bleeding. Because the technique has such a fast recovery time (two to three days), it is also gaining favor as an alternative to surgery in cases where either can be used. Research studies to compare the two procedures are just beginning, but in some European counties, 80 percent of aneurysms a...

Women May React To General Anesthesia Differently Than Men

...esearchers, women appearto wake up almost twice as fast as men when general anesthesia is discontinuedafter surgery. This may mean that women are less sensitive than men to anesthetic drugs thatpromote unconsciousness and could need more anesthesia during surgery, sayresearchers at Duke University Medical...

Heart Drug Finds New Use In Patients With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

... can causean electrical "short circuit" and a very fast heartbeat. Additionally, 30 to 40percent of WPW patients will develop atrial fibrillation at some point duringtheir lives. The combination of having WPW plus atrial fibrillation can be deadly. Some ofthe drugs that are routinely used in emergency r...

UI Researchers Identify Possible Reason For Rare, Accelerated Aging Condition

...sease that mimics normal aging but occursat a very fast pace. The antioxidant enzymes, deficient in individuals withprogeria, protect most people against cell-damaging free radicals known asreactive oxygen species (ROS). "Understanding the molecular mechanism underlying progeria may help to furtherexplain...

Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss

...jobs, elevators, cars and the easy availability of fast food. He says a personwho sits at a computer all day, takes the elevator to the snack machine a fewtimes each day and drives to the pizza place or hamburger joint for dinner andmaybe a few beers is a good candidate for weight problems. Unless thosebe...

Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment

...ta Barbara, Calif -- Getting oxygen and getting it fast should be thefirst priority of anyone experiencing retinal detachment, according to researchpublished in the August issue of the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Retinal detachment develops in 25,000 Americans annually and can resultin blin...

American Home Products announces FDA approval for Sonata (Zaleplon): A breakthrough approach to treat insomnia

... to be effective in helpingindividuals fall asleep fast (within 30 minutes), allowing the natural sleepprocess to take over. Clinical data have demonstrated that Sonata can be administered as needed,immediately before going to bed or after the patient has gone to bed and hasexperienced difficulty s...

Children's inability to automatically retrieve building blocks of language, math leads to learning disabilities in reading, writing, arithmetic

...rs quickly and automatically.You can see it in how fast they can read and write a sentence under timeconstraints," says Busse. "We don't know yet, but perhaps these children just need more practicein learning these automatic elements," says Berninger. "Or it may be that theirnervous systems are wi...

Scientists grow heart tissue in Bioreactor

...atconstructs conducted electrical impulses half as fast as tissues grown in ananimal's body. In Biotechnology and Bioengineering, the team described how parameters like celldensity, cell source (neonatal rat or chick embryo), and different cultivationconditions affect tissue growth. This work included the...

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