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Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments

...in the workforce longer. That might mean setting a fixed number ofyears that a person could be eligible for Social Security payments, he said. Tolley noted in an interview that one of the problems with implementingan older retirement age is that many people in the United States feel entitledto a Social Se...

Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?

...medication or length of hospital stay. It is inthe fixed price of the devices, which usually cost around $1,600 each, andthe extra angioplasty balloons, costing up to $600 each, that are neededto insert the stents. So now what was a "win/win" situation for patients and society-- better immediate outcomes...

Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care

...ension. Frequently, these patients are living on a fixed income withoutadequate insurance to cover medicati...red or on Medicaid,"Tung said. "They are living on fixed incomes of less than $800 a month and manyhave out-of-pocket medication costs of $100 to $150 a mont...

Meta-Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Sildenafil (ViagraTM) In The Treatment Of Severe Erectile Dysfunction

...re mergedfrom 10 double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed dose or flexible dose studies. Over an 8-week period, patients took sildenafil or placebo, as needed, 1 hourprior to sexual activity. The frequency of penetration and the frequency ofmaintained erections was assessed at baseline and at week 8 using...

Research Explains Lithium's Dual Anti-Manic/Anti-Depressive Effect

...rtime to reset raised glutamate levels down into a fixed range. When the levelsare too low, as postulated in depression, lithium brings them up into the stableregion. The research findings support clinical observations, he noted. "It takes a few weeks before lithium begins to relieve depression and mania...

Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out

...h is not much larger than a standardpaper clip, is fixed to the jaw and then widened one millimeter each day by thepatient. The distraction process, which makes room for the new bone to grow,takes from five to nine days. After that period, the device is left in forapproximately six weeks to allow the new...

Science Is On The Trail Of Sexual Predators That Dope Women

... change. For the test, the antibodies are fixed to a solid support and exposed toa urine sample mixed with the enzyme-linked 7-aminoflunitrazepam. Any metabolitepresent in the urine competes with the enzyme-metabolite complex, preventing itbinding to the antibodies. The more metabolite there is in...

News Tips Friday, March 26, 1999

...or a particular age group. The current test uses a fixed number to distinguish among "acceptable" (lessthan...r both sexes. However, the researcherssay using a fixed number is misleading because it is normal for totalcholesterol to change with age and differ signifi...

UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development

...(CPS) uses a shorter metal three inch titaniumstem fixed to the femur with five pins. Inside the implant is a series ofspring washers. When the surgeon tightens the implant to the bone, the washersact like a spring and generate a stress to the bone. This provides thestability necessary for a person to w...

Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality

...admoves, your eyes move in their sockets to remain fixed on their focal point.These seemingly automatic eye movements are regulated by two types of sensors inthe inner ear. The semi-circular canals sense rotation and the otolith organssense gravity and linear acceleration. The spinning and tilting create ...

Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

...judice that, until now, has been accepted as being fixed andimmutable, said Nilanjana Dasgupta, a UW post-doctoral researcher funded by theNational Science Foundation. Dasgupta conducted this work in collaboration with Anthony Greenwald, aUW psychology professor and developer of the Implicit Associ...

New strategy recommended to combat hepatitis

...reating patients with the alpha-interferon for the fixed four monthsused by most physicians, the EUROHEP group chose to modify the length oftreatment based on the monthly measurements of hepatitis B virus in the blood. Janssen indicates that continuing therapy for up to eight months in patients whohave a c...

Amputation rates are rising in elderly despite advances in treatment

...increased more modestly, consistent withrelatively fixed hospital vascular surgery capacity," Feinglass said. The researchers found that by 1996, the frequency of above- andbelow-the-knee amputation had increased from a 17-year average of 54,000 to76,000 -- an 11 percent increase in age-adjusted ra...

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

...At this point we don't know if this problem can be fixed or if schoolcurriculums are wrong for these children. Schools may well need newinterventions to help these children." Other members of the UW research team are Robert Abbott, professor ofeducational psychology, and Jennifer Thomson, research...

Material that made car bumpers shine finds a role in manufacture of drugs, dyes

...In Miller's configuration, the raw nitroarenes are fixed on polymerbeads that are then immersed in a solvent; the material clings to the beads likealgae to a set of buoys. Also in the solvent is a strip of manganese. Chromiumchloride acts as a catalyst, going back and forth between the strand of polymerbea...

'Chaos' theory empowers researchers to predict epileptic seizures

... harmonious signals is what apparently needs to be fixed toreturn the brain to its naturally chaotic state. To predict seizures, Iasemidis, who directs the Gainesville VA's Brain Dynamics Laboratory, andSackellares look for signs of communication between the site where a patient's seizure begins andelsewh...

U-M health leaders offer an innovative framework for keeping academic medicine viable

...to improve efficiency and cut costs. Spreading of fixed costs over an increased volume of inpatients and outpatients. Acceptance of input from a broad range of sources, including system engineers from General Motors who helped assess operating room and post-op procedures, ultimately saving more than an ho...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

...with the imaging tip, drawing identical patterns a fixed distance apart. Mirkin and Hong demonstrated the nanoplotter's parallel writing capability by first drawing two squares using the same ink, then two squares made of two different inks, and finally drawing eight identical patterns -- a set of a dot,...

Government asks UNC to develop school program about alcohol and birth defects

...re expecting. "These are problems that cannot be fixed - they are lifelong disabilities," Sulik said. "So it just makes sense to educate young people about these problems when they're establishing their values and are at the threshold of establishing their drinking and sexual patterns." Sulik added tha...

OHSU researchers reveal how bacteria crawl on surfaces

...ne by anchoring bacteria to a tiny latex bead in a fixed position. A second, even smaller bead was then placed in close proximity to the bacteria and held in place by an intense laser beam, a technique called "laser tweezers." When the pilus filament from the bacteria attached to the bead held in the laser...

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