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McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...stionnaire based on interviews with physicians and focus groups of patients who suffered a broad spectrum of bleeding disorders, and applied this with a "gold standard" laboratory test her group developed for the QPD. "It is touching that what patients told us to ask about proved to be valuable clues to he...

Genetically targeted therapies create opportunities to do business in new ways

...se current research and clinical trials activities focus on breast cancer. Dr. Meslin is director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics and previously served as Executive Director of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission....

Tracing the life cycle of a manmade disease

... In the early 1990s, Harris and his team began to focus their attention on finding a way to decrease the wear and tear of the polyethylene cushion in the joint, with an ultimate goal of eliminating osteolysis. The team's initial work involved designing a hip simulator that could accurately replicate the ...

Expert panel calls for raising the bar in treating schizophrenia

... symptoms beyond hallucinations and delusions, and focus in on the common, but often overlooked, symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as the inability to think clearly. Patients agree, ranking these symptoms as major concerns in a recent national survey. As a result, the expert panel, convened by ...

NIH halts use of COX-2 inhibitor in large cancer prevention trial

...rt on rofecoxib (Vioxx) informed us of the need to focus on specific cardiovascular issues, and our Institutes brought in the experts to do so, said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH Director. "Our overwhelming commitment is to advance the health and to protect the safety of participants in clinical trials. We ...

Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals

... child experiencing a major psychiatric episode to focus on helping the child first, while simultaneously guiding parents through the other necessary steps in administering the treatment process. Provide critical access to psychiatric evaluation and care for children brought to Rainbow with general medica...

Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers

...status and had also completed an HRA. "We chose to focus on Army soldiers primarily because we have extensive data available to study them both before and after the abuse event," said Bell. "We were able to examine the stability of the relationship between drinking and perpetration of spousal abuse over a...

Little evidence that breast cancer diagnosis leads to employment discrimination, study concludes

...ture research on breast cancer survivorship should focus on those women who may be at increased risk for poor psychosocial outcomes: those who belong to underserved minority groups, are less well educated, are younger at diagnosis, have conflicted relationships, and are made prematurely menopausal by adjuv...

Fred Hutchinson receives $9.7 million to lead early detection consortium

...ccurate signposts of disease. The second year will focus on testing the technology's ability to detect diag...ify and analyze protein patterns in the blood the focus of a relatively new field called proteomics involves extracting proteins from blood, urine or other...

Scientists turn on the 'gender lens' on cardiovascular disease research

...amilton Health Sciences. GRACE investigators will focus specifically on two areas: acute coronarysyndrome ... diabetes linkedwith abdominal obesity. "We will focus on assessing epidemiological studies and clinical trials inthese two important problem areas," said ...

Scientists stalk PPAR-gamma, find novel cancer connection

...the culprit of many serious illnesses. One area of focus is how the immune system reacts to PPAR-ligands....

Book celebrates centenary of city's advances in public health

... as an international research centre. Nowadays, we focus on the study of the patterns of disease in populat...of international research in the 21st century. The focus of this appeal is turning advances in the understanding of human genetics into better health for the...

Child health must become UNICEF's priority over next decade

...ently in a poor position to do so. Her distinctive focus has been to advocate for the rights of children. This rights-based approach to the future of children fits well with the zeitgeist of international development policy. But a preoccupation with rights ignores the fact that children will have no opport...

Voluntary health organizations, publishers announce major information initiative

...ican Cancer Society. patientINFORM will initially focus on three diseases, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, through the participation of three voluntary health organizations: The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and American Heart Association (AHA); more than 20 ...

Nursing homes register 41 percent drop in residents' pain

...volvement of front-line caregivers to the singular focus on improvement. But Baier said duplicating the success could be challenging, given resource limitations in today's nursing homes. "Historically, nursing homes have been required to react to problems found in state inspections and this is a pr...

Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency

...looking to transform to the New Model. The initial focus of of the Practice Resource Center is to develop, ...listed in order of importance to patients based on focus group interviews conducted as part of the report: Personal medical home Commitment to provide a ...

Progress in cardiovascular disease

...monides Medical Center. International experts will focus on latest research & medical advances in interventional and general cardiology as well as mitral valve surgery. Highlights: Coronary Intervention in the Diabetic Patient Corrado Vassanelli, MD Professor of Cardiology, University of Nova...

Dartmouth Medical School receives $1.6 million in AIDS funding

...nd International Health, thus ensuring a continued focus on this issue within the Dartmouth Medical communi... will allow Dartmouth Medical School to expand its focus on HIV and tuberculosis in Tanzania to children and pregnant women and to carry on the wonderful leg...

Employment reduces chronic drug use, UH professors find

...ing the second year of the study, the researchers' focus shifted to the effect of employment on drug usage, finding that drug use fell 79 percent during this second year among users who remained employed. With average usage dropping from 14 times a week to three, the findings showed that drug use frequenc...

Female condoms overlooked in fight against spread of HIV/AIDS

...reminder that disease lurks, Kaler said. The focus for researchers is on developing microbicides--gels--that could be applied to deter the spread of the virus, rather than advocating for female-controlled preventive methods like the condom and diaphragm, which already exist, she added. The c...

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