Tag: "global" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...hod in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global
environment and potentially destructive to African forests. The researchers' analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable health benefits of 1 to 2.8 million avoided deaths. However, scenarios that forecast large shifts to charcoal without imp...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...hod in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global
environment and potentially destructive to African forests. Their analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable health benefits of between 1 and 2.8 million avoided deaths. Majid Ezzati, Assistant Professor of International Health at the Harvar...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...ain Index (BPI), Pain Quality Assessment Scale and global
assessments of change in OA pain and treatment satisfaction. In the study, both treatments were well tolerated, with adverse events reported in eight patients in each group. The most common adverse events were itchiness or redness at the patch sit...
National Academies advisory: May 2 Symposium on International Science Policy
...the world -- such as emerging infectious diseases, global
climate change, energy sources, human migration, and the problems of megacities and environmental sustainability -- are fundamentally international and do not respect national borders. Confronting these problems requires organizing the world's scienc...
A marker for new blood vessel formation in tumors
In a paper in this month's freely-available online global
health journal PLoS Medicine , Roland Haubner and colleagues describe how a compound they have developed can be used together with highly sensitive positron emission tomography (PET) scanning to measure the amount of new blood vessel growth in some ...
Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment
...rs in a report in this month's premier open-access global
health journal PLoS Medicine . Women exposed to industrial chemicals in the environment pass them on to their children across the placenta or via breast milk, and children are also exposed to chemicals by direct ingestion of house dust, soil, and o...
Hospital acquired infections present major problem for infants in developing countries
... Neonatal deaths account for over one-third of the global
burden of child mortality. Infections are the major cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries. (See The Lancet Neonatal Survival Series, March 2005) Data suggest that unhygienic practices in labour and delivery, and in after-birth care, put ba...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...de pandemic could follow. Influenza pandemics are global
outbreaks that emerge infrequently and unpredictably and involve strains of virus to which humans have little or no immunity. H5N1 is one such flu virus strain. The last influenza pandemic swept the globe in 1968; many public health officials believe...
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...tigators subsequently performed a study evaluating global
gene expression among patients with advanced endom...logic Oncology Group Study" "Racial disparity in global
gene expression among patients with advanced endometrial adenocarcinoma" "Both of these studies on ...
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
...rocess. Congress should increase CDC's budget for global
surveillance to detect influenza strains with pandemic potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should develop a plan for culling poultry or other livestock and compensating farmers in the event of a pandemic, if necessary. Improve coordination...
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
...erformed the first space-based measurements of the global
distribution of near-surface methane, one of the m...luding energy production and farming. The overall global
source strength of methane is relatively well known," Frankenberg adds. "However the spatial distrib...
Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier
...relationship between the Earth's ice cover and the global
Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
National and global
public policy needs to change to take into account...mmend policies to improve health on a national and global
level. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Marmot and includes global
experts on health, edu...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...care at the community clinic reduced their 10-year global
risk of heart disease by 25 percent compared to a 3 percent reduction in patients who received care with their usual physician. Global risk indicates the predicted chance of having a heart disease event within the next 10 years based on all of a per...
ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
...MO Minimum Clinical Recommendations will present a global
overview on current ESMO clinical guidelines used in everyday practice. An ESMO Handbook on Oncological Emergencies (the first in a series) will launch and be distributed to all oncologists attending the conference. A keynote lecture on the status ...
Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research
...tutions and represents another step forward in the global
fight to eradicate cancer. The collaboration agreement calls for the establishment of a research program focused on identifying new molecular targets for cancer diagnosis and treatments that the two institutions will carry out over the next few year...
Drug companies and governments must act on fake drug problem
...gues in an investigative report in the open-access global
health journal PLoS Medicine ( www.plosmedicine....a "multifaceted approach" is needed to control the global
epidemic of counterfeit and substandard drugs. This approach should include: The provision of effe...
Blood pressure treatment could cut risk of strokes and heart attacks
...e is the commonest risk factor contributing to the global
burden of disease, and with a projected 1.5 billion sufferers of hypertension by 2020 it is vital that we develop more effective treatments." The complete results of the ASCOT trial will be made available when all data up to and including the last in...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...la for his unique efforts in the fight against the global
HIV/AIDS epidemic. He has helped to transform medi... voice in his home country, he has also influenced global
opinion and government policy on one of the most feared infectious diseases of our time. South Afric...
Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved
...,000 newborn children everyday, largely ignored in global
policy, demands immediate and sustained action fro... to HIV/AIDS; although AIDS is rightly hailed as a global
emergency, newborn deaths are largely ignored. While we neglect these challenges, 450 newborn childr...
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