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Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...ll part in clinical decision making. Bridging this gap could be an important step in fostering fair allocation of resources in difficult cases." (Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165: 639 644. Available post-embargo at www.archinternmed.com .) Advertising in Academic Medical Centers To contact Robin J. Larson, ...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

...zed, their inclusion would narrow the between-site gap still further." In a recent interview, Foster noted that system-of-care approach communities may be spending roughly the same amount of tax dollars as non-system-of care communities but getting more out of them. Foster is continuing his analysis of...

Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

... southernmost end of the iceberg, and to close the gap between the iceberg and the ice tongue." Ice in motion B-15A is the largest remaining section of the even larger B-15 iceberg that calved from the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. Equivalent in size to Jamaica, B-15 had an initial area of 11 655 squa...

Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health

...es also exist within countries there is a 20-year gap in life expectancy between Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander people than in other Australians. Michael Marmot (University College London, UK) writes that health status should be a concern to all policy makers, not just those within th...

NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets

...on reducing smoking ignore the health inequalities gap says the author, which is made more disturbing giv...targets may result conversely in a widening of the gap between the healthiest and the worst off in England. In California, says the author, heavy early inv...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

...ombined. However, there still exists a disturbing gap in the knowledge, understanding, and general awareness of cardiovascular disease in women, not only in the women themselves, but across medical audiences as a whole. CVD is seen as a 'male disease' by the general public and, since women's symptoms a...

Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities

...han white women. "Our study documents a knowledge gap between racial/ethnic minorities and whites regarding stroke warning signs," Ferris said. "It is paradoxical that racial and ethnic minorities at highest risk were least aware. As with heart attack, it is critical that women at risk for stroke know...

Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations

...found that after the report card was released, the gap in CABG surgery in New York between whites versus blacks and Hispanics widened significantly. Among the New York patients, blacks and Hispanics were less likely to receive CABG than white patients after the report card was released. Prior to the rep...

Ethical discussion should come before research

...re working on." Jones also argues that a shortened gap between lab research and potential use in humans m...lant them in a mother's womb." "There used to be a gap of 20 years or so before research in the lab could potentially be applied in humans," says Jones. "B...

Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing

...ered a male smoker disease, this shortening gender gap clearly illustrates a behavior shift over recent years in women. This study reinforces the need for physicians to focus on women who are susceptible to lung cancer."...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...es. The four papers in this series address a major gap in knowledge and provide new evidence detailing the causes of these deaths and the simple, effective interventions that are available to prevent them. The deaths of 10,000 newborn children everyday, largely ignored in global policy, demands immediate...

Job satisfaction? Not much for Britain's hard slog 'robot' workers

...satisfaction than workers in West Germany, but the gap narrowed within a couple of years. After 1994, however, East Germans settled also into a decline, in line with the rest of the country. The study found a modest downward movement in the Netherlands over 1994-2000 and in Finland over 1996-2000, yet in...

African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment

...tes are narrowing compared to earlier periods, the gap remains an important public health problem. "Heart disease is a leading cause of illness and death in our country that disproportionately affects African-Americans," said Bertoni. "There is still work to be done to understand why this disparity exist...

History of broken bones overlooked when treating osteoporosis

...st ever bone density tests, revealed a 40 per cent gap between those who should have received treatment according to guidelines and the number actually treated. The difference was that those with only borderline bone density problems who had also had past fractures, were not being treated. "To get people...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...lives in dire poverty, and the already very skewed gap between rich and poor keeps growing. He will discuss his ideas on how to reduce poverty in Africa through research at a session that begins at 9:45 a.m. today (Feb. 21) at a symposium, "Science, Technology and Inequalities," at the annual meeting of ...

Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women

...addition, there is not a statistically significant gap in the treatment between men and women." Clinical guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend that patients with ACS be treated with aspirin, beta-blockers and lipid-lowering medications. Previous s...

Rice's CNST awards Smalley/Curl funds for innovation

...on. "These small grants are designed to bridge the gap between ideas and proof of concept," said CNST Director Wade Adams. "In so doing, they allow our faculty to compete for more substantial external funding, and that, in turn, will lead to major new technologies for Houston's economic growth. "Nanotech...

Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'

...can have an impact. This program helps bridge the gap between what we know and what we do." Co-authors for both studies are Dawn G. Albright; Michael Frankel, M.D.; Irene Katzan, M.D.; Ali Malek, M.D.; Mathew Reeves and Scott E. Kasner, M.D....

Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests

...he level of that of heavy smokers. And that wealth gap grows by about $410, or 4 percent, each year that ...when the study concluded. That suggests the wealth gap could grow even larger if smokers continue their habit. "Every year of smoking causes net worth to f...

Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men

...f the American Heart Association. The treatment gap is the result of doctors' misperception that a wom...l tool kit for physicians to address the treatment gap in the findings of this study. Education and support needs to be targeted to women as well. "Lif...

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