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Study Shows Major Savings In Supervising TB Care
...he first time that spending more time and money up front
to keep tuberculosis patients on strict drug regimens saves money in the long run. The cost-effective strategy, called directly observed therapy (DOT), cures more people sooner and decreases the risk of developing TB germs resistant to treatment, sa...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
... surface of the frontallobes, in the middle of the front
part of the brain. In the Pitt study, researchers used event-related fMRI to look into thebrains of 13 people while they performed variants of the Continuous PerformanceTest designed both to increase error rates and to manipulate competition ...
Montana Fungus The First But Not The Best
... andreanae in taxol production. One of the front
runners is a fungus from an Asian yew plant. It makes1,000 times more taxol than the original Montana fungus, said Strobel. He thinks this new fungus may be one for focus under the agreementsigned yesterday between the New York-based drug m...
Sunlight Poses Universal Cataract Risk
...coming into the eye. Cortical cataracts affect the front
of the lens. West is senior author of a report on the study, published in the August26 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was supportedby the National Institute on Aging. The finding comes several years a...
Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views
...have a lot of data, and I'm goingto have to sit in front
of a legislative committee and say this is a good plan,this is a bad plan. I can't do that yet. So, we need to drill down into thisand see what the data are telling us.' ... The Society of Actuaries and theirRFP (request for proposals) was asking ...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
...ic resonance imaging device, which wasset to image front
portions of the brain, including the frontal-lobe cortex andthe striatal structures below it. The boys, 10 of whom had been diagnosed withADD and 6 of whom had not, were instructed to press a button when they saw anyletter of the alphabet except the ...
Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient
...bybiopsying five patients with tumors in the upper front
part of the brain. Abiopsy removes a small piece o...ing a path to the patient's tumor Dr. Dacey in front
of the MSS The three inventors of the MSS Magnetic Surgery Backgrounder How is the small mag...
Visual Environment Can Affect Even Healthy Eyes --- Nature Works With Nuture For Good Vision
...for the two eyes to act as one: both eyes face the front
and work together in a complex binocular visual system to create a "cyclopean" view of the world. Thus, when one eye focuses the other one does too, and by the same degree. This is not always the case in other animals, such as chickens, which have f...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...hese incentives," he says. "They should come outin front
on this issue and try to come up with ways to deal with patients'suspicions about managed care." Gallagher and co-authors argue that voluntary disclosure would be better thanfederally regulated disclosure because it could adapt more quickly to rapidc...
Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care
...rse -- are taking on new roles that putthem on the front
line of primary and preventative health care. The reason goes directly to the bottom line. "The skyrocketing cost of health care has changed the focus of medicalpractice to that of health promotion and wellness," explains Sharon Wilkerson,ass...
Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"
...fornia tap water." Another concern is decay of the front
teeth caused by long periods "on thebottle." Calle...ke off." This condition may require capping of the front
teeth -- a procedure that Dr.Weintraub performs all too often. "I'm in the operating room a lot -- f...
New U-M Analysis Of Brain At Work
... different, more ventral, or lower, regions at the front
of thecortex. Smith and Jonides also found that two of the fundamental executiveprocesses---paying attention to one source of information rather than another,and switching from one task to another---activate specific regions at the frontof the brain:...
'Motion Blindness,' Not Just Poor Memory, Causes Alzheimer's Patients To Lose Their Way
...ult of one's own movement. Researchsubjects sit in front
of computer-generated patterns of dots andpress bu...xperiment, research subjects wereescorted from the front
lobby of the University's Medical Centerto Duffy's laboratory, then were asked questions about the r...
Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed
...asked, "Mom, do you think the gap between my front
teeth has gotten any wider?"up to 30 times a day. About half of 19 subjects treated with serotonin reuptake inhibitorsexperienced a decrease in preoccupation, distress and compulsive behavior and reported improvedfunctioning, researchers...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...dinner was extremely difficult -- walking from the front
doorto the garage was a major effort. My quality o... the physicians. They were very professional andup front
with me and supplied all the information necessary to make mydecision." Armando was conscious throug...
Second Annual AIDS Vaccine Day Honors Volunteers Nationwide
... "All of us are indebted to the individuals on the front
lines of the effort tofind a safe and effective AIDS vaccine," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., directorof the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). "AIDSVaccine Day honors those volunteers who play a vital role as research part...
Jefferson Researchers Report First Evidence Of Radiation Therapy Preventing Prostate Cancer Patients From Dying
...sex gland located below the bladderand directly in front
of the rectum. During intercourse, it produces a thickfluid that helps force sperm through the urethra and out of the penis. Since 1990, the reported new cases of prostate cancer have more thantripled, from less than 100,000 annually to more ...
'Glitches' discovered and fixed in animal study make surgery for human pituitary tumors quicker, safer and less painful
...ally have reached the glandby making a hole in the front
of the skull or going through the sphenoid bone atthe base of the skull. Although the 'transcranial' approach is still sometimesused to remove large tumors, the 'transphenoidal' technique is far more commontoday. Surgeons typically make an incision ...
Wanted: Holistic approach to cancer treatment
...t year there havebeen major advancements on policy front
toward making funding availableevaluation of alternative cancer therapies. But what cancer patients need ismore information, and they need it immediately." Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies highlights the importance ofproviding more funding t...
ILEX Oncology & LeukoSite report results from pivotal Phase II CAMPATH (R) trial; Results suggest new hope for refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia
...nt of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Standard front
line therapy consists of alkylating agent based drug regimens. Fludarabine is theonly approved drug for the treatment of patients who have failed alkylating agents. No approved therapy is available for patients who fail fludarabine therapy. CAMPAT...
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