Tag: "gap" at medical news
Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
...niversity of Michigan, shows that the longstanding gap
in the racial burden of violence follows a social ... Mental Health. Popular explanations of the racial gap
in violence - "constitutional" differences in IQ test scores and impulsivity or hyperactivity - acco...
New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
...ommon birth defect in which a child is born with a gap
in the roof of the mouth. This condition occurs in one out of 700 to 1,000 births in the United States. "Right now, nobody tries to close cleft palate with distraction osteogenesis," says Eric Moore, M.D., Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist and one o...
Hospital admissions for asthma more likely for ethnic minorities in the UK
...essor Sheikh concludes: "This review fills a major gap
in knowledge about asthma in ethnic minorities in the UK. It also shows more conclusively than before the complex nature of asthma care for black and ethnic minorities in the UK. The disparity between frequency of asthma and asthma-related use of hea...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
... into damaged pathways, laying a 'bridge' over the gap
in the nerve fibres caused by injury. The team has now moved to UCL to attempt to transfer that technology from rats to humans, working with patients at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, and it is anticipated that the p...
Study links sexual behavior, genetic factors to increased risk of kidney infection in women under 50
...tes also warrants further study. The study fills a gap
in knowledge about a condition that affects more than 250,000 women in the United States each year. Most of what is known about kidney infections comes from studies of older, hospitalized patients. What the Group Health/UW study shows is that the gre...
Young people face increasing risk of suicide in Scotland
...an its least deprived sectors. For young women the gap
increased the most. The rate of suicide for young women as a whole increased across the country slightly from 8.62 to 10.55 per 100,000. However, between 1999 and 2001 almost six times as many young women committed suicide in the most deprived areas ...
Report finds new model of care can improve quality, lower costs and increase physician efficiency
...oup Compensation & Financial Survey. The widening gap
between compensation and charges illustrates how much harder family physicians are working for their reimbursement. "The trends are disturbing. We're going to need more, not fewer, primary care physicians in the future, yet the current disparities d...
Rice engineers demo first T-ray endoscope
...sured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter. The gap
between -- the so-called terahertz gap
-- contains wavelengths from 30 to 3000 microns, or 100 GHz to 10 THz when measured in frequency. Th...
Women wait longer for emergency heart treatment
...s result in worse outcomes, and there should be no gap
between the genders." Moscucci and his colleagues performed the study by looking at data from 442 women and 1.069 men who had an emergency angioplasty at one of the consortium's hospitals between October 2002 and June 1, 2004. All of the patien...
Electroconvulsive therapy improves mood, quality of life
... most patients, and should help fill the knowledge gap
that recently led to more restrictive guidance on the use of ECT in the United Kingdom," said McCall. "A restrictive attitude toward ECT is not warranted." Britain's National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) last year recommended sharp restric...
Nicotine dependence & psychiatric disorders
...se and Alcoholism at NIH. "This report fills that gap
and points to a need to focus smoking cessation efforts on persons with nicotine dependence, especially those with co-occurring alcohol and drug use disorders or other comorbid psychiatric conditions." The NESARC is a representative survey of the U.S...
Global strategies for improving child health under scrutiny
...his research specialty must focus on narrowing the gap
between what is known and what is done, and should lead to a culture where policy and practice derives from evidence. The specialty should also draw on what useful research has already been done in other disciplines, such as the social, behavioural, ...
Blacks less likely to start smoking, less likely to quit
...oking than cessation efforts did. In addition, the gap
between blacks and whites in cessation rates began to narrow after 1994. A higher proportion of African American former smokers had quit in the 10 years before they were surveyed than white former smokers, and a higher proportion of women quit than m...
New system translates improved diagnostic information to target radiation at tumors
...an image translation system designed to bridge the gap
between advanced diagnostic techniques such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and the latest techniques for delivering precise doses of radiation to tumors. The system can also compensate for how tumors change and shift between diagnosis and ...
Generation gap widened in social spending for elders compared to children
... only a three-fold difference in 1980. The growing gap
in expenditures was due primarily to higher per ca...ral budget. A new study found the public spending gap
between children and elders increased by twenty percent despite the fact the U.S. poverty rates amon...
Envisat Symposium report day 4: Assistance from space to combat hazards and natural disasters
...ence, the system is intended to fill the perceived gap
between geographical information system (GIS) technology and mobile communication systems, so that georeferenced satellite imagery could serve as a basis for risk and evacuation route maps distributed to citizens via GPS-enabled mobile phones and in-...
Seniors reduce or discontinue medications when faced with gap in drug coverage, UCLA study shows
..., and pain. Two-thirds of seniors who faced this gap
in drug coverage said that it was difficult to pay...em with chronic diseases, will be affected by this gap
in coverage. This study is also relevant to the 4.6 million seniors who are currently enrolled in...
Lower drug prices could eliminate coverage gap in Medicare prescription drug plan
Medicare could eliminate the coverage gap
in its prescription drug benefit if it paid pharma...nate the so called "doughnut hole" in the coverage gap
and still keep Medicare spending at the same level. However, the potential impact of manipulating dr...
Tony Blair launches UK's new global AIDS strategy
...l efforts, close the $12.3 billion (6.6bn) funding gap
and improve health, education and human rights for the poorest and most vulnerable in developing countries." "The UK is committed to supporting national governments in a combination of approaches, balancing the urgent need to prevent new HIV ...
New report highlights lack of minorities in medicine
...ment. The report highlights the ever-increasing gap
between the number of racial and ethnic minorities...the state. The public health implications of this gap
include disparate health outcomes among racial and ethnic populations, lower rates of patient satisf...
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