Tag: "gap" at medical news
Cancer patients may lower their expectations
... occurred may relate to another study finding: the gap
between patients' values and their perceived achie...erious diseases such as cancer. For spouses, the gap
between life values and the achievement of these values did not decrease, and anxiety and depression...
Wake Forest establishes Maya Angelou Research Center on minority health
...rity Health to develop methods to close the health gap
between minorities and the rest of the United States population. The medical school recently received two significant grants to assist in establishing the center: a grant of $500,000 from The Duke Endowment and a grant of $80,000 from The Winston-Sal...
Women more likely to get regular cancer screening if primary care is well-organized, study finds
.... Although progress has been made in narrowing the gap
in screening rates between minority and non-minority populations, barriers to screening persist even among the insured, the study reported. Health care education aimed at patients should stress the importance of identifying a primary care provider an...
College freshmen more politically liberal than in the past, UCLA survey reveals
...less than half of women (45.8 percent). The gender gap
may relate to gender differences in time spent on physical activities. More than half of men (58.9 percent) report exercising or playing sports at least six hours per week, compared to 43.2 percent of women. Additionally, fewer women than men rate th...
European survey exposes poor patient awareness of new breast cancer treatments
Shocking knowledge gap
revealed across Europe 11th European Cancer Conference, Lisbon, Portugal Patient awareness of potentially life-saving new breast cancer tests and treatments is woefully low among the majority of women with breast cancer across Europe, according to...
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
...dition, the data seem to suggest that although the gap
between favored and less favored patients still exists it has narrowed during the past decade. This suggests that clinical factors rather than socioeconomic characteristics of patients were increasingly more important determinants of who undergoes r...
Science, engineering and technology news tips -- August 2001
...on the study. The model was intended to bridge the gap
between these time scales, Cox said. Predictions from the model were a good fit with data from the BSE epidemic in cattle in England, he said. Prions can jump from one species to another. Some cases of human disease in England were likely caused by ...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...esulting report is really an attempt to bridge the gap
between drug makers, who defend their right to patent protection, and activists, who argue that patents unfairly drive up prices of pharmaceutical products," said Carol Medlin, PhD, project director at the UCSF Institute for Global Health. "Forum par...
UC Davis study: fewer Californians dying of lung cancer, pulmonary disease as smoking decreases
...8," he said. "After Prop. 99 passed, a significant gap
emerged. The quick ticket to reducing lung cancer and chronic lung disease is reducing smoking. Its clearly an intervention that saves lives."...
New method lets researchers study heart cell communication
...nication through tiny tunnels between cells called gap
junctions. She will present the work at the N...t probe from surrounding cells diffuses in through gap
junctions, fluorescence recovers and the zapped cells begin to glow again. "The time it takes for...
NIAID events highlight global health research
...y in Rockville, was established to help bridge the gap
between basic research and malaria vaccine production. By providing "product process development," a key step in vaccine production that enables experimental vaccine concepts to be modified and scaled up for clinical testing in people, the MVDU is a...
One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts
...D When it comes to vaccination coverage, the gap
between the haves and have-nots remains despite in...ne-preventable diseases, they say, adding that the gap
in the late 1990s was similar to that seen in the early 1990s. The study also showed that cove...
New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care
...spital test, "tool kit" helps close the disturbing gap
between guidelines and practice ORLANDO, FL - Te... orders and education to help close the disturbing gap
between what the evidence shows is best, and what heart patients actually get. "Physicians, nurses a...
Medical imaging with Swiss Rolls
... when they examined the potential of photonic band gap
materials. Such materials can manipulate electromagnetic radiation of a certain frequency band and prevent it escaping from the material in any direction. Materials that can manipulate radio-frequency magnetic flux, but do not disturb static or aud...
The CIS of New York receives grant to increase minority access to cancer information on the Web
...ion Service of New York. The Digital Divide -- the gap
between those who have and those who do not have access to computer technology and the information provided through the Internet -- is considered a significant and growing problem worldwide, especially in the field of health-care. Research shows th...
Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals
...moking. But at many hospitals, there's a troubling gap
between what experts say is best, and what patient...sts are reporting success with a way to close that gap
between knowledge and practice. Their solution: a program that targets doctors, nurses and patients ...
NIMH expands national outreach partnership
...ions in a nationwide partnership to help close the gap
between mental health research and services. The program is a key element in a broader effort by NIMH to deliver science-based information on mental health to the public and health professionals and to increase awareness of research-based, effective ...
Rapid improvements in lower back care possible
...y return to everyday activities. However, a large gap
exists between these recommendations and common practice. Lengthy bed rest is still widely prescribed, and as much as 60 percent of prescribed imaging tests, including x-rays and MRIs, may be unnecessary, according to the study. At the prompting of ...
Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago
... hope that our support for students who bridge the gap
between science and medicine can speed up the search for new cancer cures and help educate more people who can put that life-saving knowledge into practice." The first two Frank Scholars will be M.D./Ph.D. students Andrew Hack and Scott Nagle. Hack...
Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers
...ale counterparts. "If left unadjusted, the gender gap
is 28 percent less per hour." To ensure a population-based, uniform survey, investigators limited their study to physicians who were practicing within the state of Pennsylvania and who were 10 to 30 years beyond medical school. Questionnaires ...
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