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Patients starting cholesterol-lowering drugs in hospital take meds longer

... agents must be identified if we are to bridge the gap between the current evidence base and practice of preventive medicine."...

NIAID Ebola vaccine enters human trial

... preventing or containing this deadly infection. A gap of two decades separated the first Ebola epidemic of 1976 and the next, which arose in 1995. In recent years, for reasons unknown, outbreaks of Ebola are occurring with increasing frequency. On November 17, 2003, the World Health Organization reporte...

Survey on total cardiovascular risk shows significant gap between patient education and action

...t health habits in America, there is a significant gap between perception and reality: While 64% of Americans have been diagnosed as overweight or obese, 76% of those surveyed claim to be trying to maintain a healthy weight. Only 19% of Americans actually engage in a high level of physical activity, y...

'Reset switch' for brain cells discovered

...rst of chemicals called neurotransmitters across a gap called the synaptic cleft. Such homeostatic plasticity takes place over periods of hours or days and adjusts all a neuron's synapses, said Ehlers. In contrast, the synaptic adjustments that underlie rapid learning take place within seconds. "Neurobio...

Two million neonatal deaths take place in two developing regions of the world

...culated using summary measures of health or health gap measures that estimate the loss of health life from premature mortality. The healthy life year (HeaLY) methodology was also developed 1997 by Dr. Hyder and Richard Morrow, MD, MPH, FACP, a professor in the School's Department of International Health....

Hispanics face high rates of unstable health care coverage, low rates of preventive care

...ble coverage: 61% were uninsured all year or had a gap in coverage, compared with 41% of that age group in the total population. One quarter of Hispanics ages 50-64 went without needed care (did not fill a prescription or skipped a needed medical test, treatment or follow-up) due to costs. "Lack of ins...

Spectators discouraged from watching building demolitions

...es of its kind, researchers have filled a research gap and responded to community concerns about the impact of such events on community air quality. "The Impact of a Building Implosion on Airborne Particulate Matter in an Urban Community" is published in the October 2003 issue of the Journal of the Air a...

Gender and geography increase racial disparities in health care, Dartmouth study shows

...er for whites overall than for Hispanics, with the gap most pronounced when looking at rates among men. Some of this gap could be explained by differences in income, and by patterns of residential segregation. In an accom...

Health disparities between racial groups affect joblessness

... for only 3 percent to 9 percent of the employment gap between black and white men aged 25 to 34, but between 17 and 41 percent of the gap between men 55 to 64. A similar pattern exists for Native American men and for black and Native Amer...

EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures

... one of the most worrying aspects was the widening gap in cancer survival between eastern Europe and othe...ements were less marked for eastern Europe, so the gap between east and west has actually increased For colorectal cancer the gap between the higher Nordic...

New evidence eases some concerns about bone fracture risk with breast cancer drug

...date at 47 months median follow up showed that the gap had widened to an absolute difference of 2.6% in favour of the newer drug. Overall survival comparisons from the trial should be available next year. Professor Anthony Howell, chairman of the ATAC steering committee, told a news briefing at ECCO 12 ...

People with chronic eye diseases not getting recommended eye exams

...f the three eye diseases had at least one 15-month gap in eye examinations. Those with diabetes were more likely to have gaps in eye examinations than those in the other two eye disease groups. "These exams are important because some patients with these diseases have no symptoms at a stage where treatme...

Major new center at UIC to study racial/ethnic disparities in health

...ic Health. "For breast cancer, in particular, that gap is widening, and we need to understand why so that we can design better interventions." Warnecke and his colleagues in the community and at UIC will study how a woman's neighborhood, social network (family, friends and other community contacts) and p...

The risk of intimate partner violence varies by ethnicity

... IPV over time. This study addresses an important gap in the current literature by modeling predictors of IPV within ethnic groups and finding that alcohol appears to play a differential role in the occurrence of IPV over time in couples across ethnic groups, and that the alcohol use patterns of both t...

JAMA study: Medicare coverage boosts cancer, cholesterol screening for previously uninsured adults

...etes or hypertension. For cholesterol testing, the gap between the continuously uninsured and the insured groups was reduced significantly more among those with hypertension or diabetes, from 37 percentage points to 8 percentage points (a 29 percentage point difference), than among adults without either ...

Eliminating hunger in a world of plenty

...c, political and social structures, which create a gap between rich and poor, become the targets of change. ADA's position is that while individuals and groups work to improve the well-being of all people, worldwide efforts to overcome hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition must be intensified. "It is...

Physicians' emotional responses to patients' deaths increase with care length, says Pitt

...no one to help them. "This study points to a major gap in the clinical education of interns and residents, with a culture of silence about emotions that are bound to surface in physicians many times during their careers," said Dr. Arnold. "Educators must address this issue and know how to identify clinic...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients caught in middle of doctors' disagreement over hand surgery

...r. The U-M Medical School is trying to bridge the gap in cross-training, by exposing medical residents i...dies will be an important first step to bridge the gap between the two specialties. In addition to Alderman, Chung and Ubel, the new paper's authors inclu...

UCLA report shows disparities in children's health

...tewide data on California's potential to close the gap for children who are eligible for health insurance...irst 5 Commissions are designed to help bridge the gap in quality and availability of services for children under age 6. Acting on research findings that a...

For healthy diet, learning level counts more than earning level

...ation now have much healthier diets. "In fact, the gap in diet between higher educated persons and lower ...heir college-educated peers scored 68.3. A similar gap separated black men in the same educational categories. Income variations produced far smaller diffe...

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