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Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

... pregnant women and children," they say. "Until a formal regulatory system is developed to effectively screen and identify new and existing chemicals that are toxic to pregnant women and children, we are left to await the next epidemic to warn us about an environmental disaster. Unfortunately, by then we ...

Advertising by academic medical centers may risk eroding public trust, says study

...dvertisements to attract patients, but none have a formal review process to assess the balance and straightf...centers advertise to attract patients, none have a formal process for reviewing the ads to assure balance and straightforwardness. Of the 122 ads that were a...

Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV

...in HIV-seropositive women warrants evaluation in a formal clinical trial."...

Pushy parents can be bad for their children's health

...hrough referral elsewhere. Twelve families made a formal complaint to the hospital or their MP about some aspect of care. Despite the fact that psychological factors are known to have a role in this condition, only 13 families accepted referral to psychological services. In 12, a significant degree of fami...

Men more likely to get screened for prostate cancer than colon cancer, U-M study finds

...teachable moments" are more effective than untimed formal interventions at changing health behavior. The researchers also suggest targeting information on colon cancer to the type of patient less likely to be screened for the disease. The study found men who were not compliant were younger, were Hispanic, h...

$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital

...by the Board of Trustees of the foundation after a formal application by the U-M Health System, the new grant moves Mott closer to the creation of a new state-of-the-art hospital that will provide patients in Michigan, the United States and across the globe with even greater access to U-M's world-class medi...

Leadership gift from Sulpizio Family for new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center at UCSD

... been raised which has allowed the campus to begin formal planning for the construction of the new facility which will be located near the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Hospital on the university's east campus in La Jolla. "We are excited about UCSD's efforts in the area of cardiovascular research and are p...

Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find

...or arranging for other family members, friends, or formal service providers to perform respite care," wrote the researchers. While other studies on caregiving have typically interviewed only one person in the relationship, the Pitt researchers spoke with both caregivers and care recipients, minimizing poten...

UCI study uncovers how plaque in neck artery leads to stroke-inducing blood clots

...lerosis Study. Fisher's study constitutes the only formal interaction between these two historically important studies. Fisher and his colleagues found that carotid-artery plaques most likely to cause stroke first develop depressions in their surface called ulcerations. Blood can pool in these ulcerations a...

Balancing care decisions for gravely ill patients

...y 19 percent in the study had such documentation), formal patient care reviews, and assistance from ethicists and family counselors might better align patient or family expectations with reasonable therapeutic goals. In the Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, the researchers also noted that APACHE III, a highly ...

New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause

...er. "The use of optimum diagnostic technology and formal outcomes assessment is essential to identify this large number of patients who have sciatica caused by piriformis syndrome. Although MR neurography is only available at limited locations nationwide, patients who fail diagnosis or treatment should ta...

American Academy of Neurology program receives Grassroots Award

...alatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, which provides formal advocacy training and leadership development to neurologists each year. Based in Washington, D.C., the Public Affairs Council is the leading association for public affairs professionals. The Grassroots Innovation Awards annually reward the implementa...

Medical meeting to feature research findings and disease prevention and health promotion sessions

...entive health recommendations. In addition to the formal plenary and concurrent educational sessions, original research oral presentations, and new research poster presentations, the meeting will feature an exhibit hall where registrants can learn about products and services designed for application in pre...

Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity

...ontent/current/ ) that NEAT -- more powerful than formal exercise -- determines who is lean, and who is obese. Obese persons sit, on average, 150 minutes more each day than their naturally lean counterparts. This means obese people burn 350 fewer calories a day than do lean people. James Levine, M.D., is...

How the stories of ordinary people could give them more say over planning decisions

...ing to assess people's opinions and values through formal questionnaires. But new methods already in use in various types of social sciences research, such as studies of family relationships, produce narratives of people talking in-depth about how a topic forms part of their life-histories. Now, for the fir...

Case definition for polyneuropathy developed to standardize research

...athy and used an extensive literature review and a formal consensus process to develop an approach ranked by the likelihood of disease. According to the definition, the combination of neuropathic symptoms, signs, and abnormal electrodiagnostic studies provides the most accurate diagnosis of distal symmetric...

PENN study emphasizes need for national guidelines for assisted reproductive technology programs

...the majority of programs in the U.S. do not have a formal policy for screening, leaving individual clinics a...uency of these variations highlight the need for a formal policy and common guidelines for candidate screening utilized by all ART facilities," states co-auth...

Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies

...any CAM products and approaches have not undergone formal testing and because resources to conduct research are finite, the report outlined several criteria to help determine which CAM therapies to prioritize for study. These same criteria apply equally well to as-yet untested conventional treatments, the ...

Potentially fatal toxicities occur with off-label use of cancer drugs

...ble resurgence since 1998 for cancer, although its formal FDA approval is as a treatment of skin complication of the rare illness, leprosy. "Given the current controversies about the FDA and pharmaceutical safety, our findings provide additional evidence that dramatic changes in the way the FDA address pat...

International gathering at UH examines top computer code

... This conference marks only the second time that a formal FLUKA course has been held. Its architects will be at UH in the Texas Learning and Computation Center in Philip G. Hoffman Hall. "Our environment is constantly being bombarded by radiation billions of particles that span the spectrum in energy fr...

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