Tag: "has" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
...er the rising rates of infection with MRSA. Labour has
pledged to give 'power to patients' to monitor cle...et comments: "This tit-for-tat political posturing has
certainly helped keep health in the public eye. But none of these policies reflect the real failure ...
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
... usually start once the concentration in the blood has
reached 10ng/ml plasma. The trial should have been...subject was given dronabinol, a synthetic THC that has
been in medical use in the USA since 1985. The other subject was asked to drink a decoction of natur...
Not enough evidence that multivitamins prevent infections in the elderly
...ople in developed nations continues to rise, there has
been great interest in the use of supplements to help prevent infections. Researchers identified eight trials evaluating the effect of multivitamin and mineral supplements on infections in elderly people. Although three studies reported fewer days sp...
Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank
...nservative hawk in George Bush's regime" Wolfowitz has
begun by saying that his focus will be on economic...ohn Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations, has
done little more than reinforce concerns that the current US administration is hell bent on dissemin...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...r at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has
identified a protein that allows for earlier and q...ng children and adults with kidney failure, little has
changed in the last four decades to diagnose kidney failure early enough before it progresses into a...
First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain
...ee pain is promising," added Dr. Kivitz. "Lidoderm has
been used since 1999 to treat the pain of post-her...neuralgia and, because it is a non-systemic patch, has
demonstrated a minimal risk of side effects or drug-to-drug interaction. Our hope is to see similar...
Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
...gles. As it is a non-systemic treatment, Lidoderm has
demonstrated a minimal risk of side effects and drug-to-drug interactions. Celebrex is a COX-2 inhibitor indicated for the treatment of arthritis pain including OA....
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
...ewer as Japan's birth rates decline at a rate that has
concerned the nation. There has
been little research done on sleep problems with infants and toddlers in Japan and almost none about...
Exercise-induced shortness of breath not always caused by asthma
...the asthma medication doesn't work and the patient has
normal lung function when measured before exercise, it is probably not asthma. "If a patient is not responding to the simplest measure, such as use of a bronchodilator inhaler, and there are no other asthmatic symptoms, the exercise-induced shortness...
Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
... at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has
recently completed a pilot program, called ISOY, to demonstrate the nutritional benefits of including soy in the state's school lunch programs. The program is a joint effort with the Illinois Soybean Checkoff Board and Archer Daniels Midland. "Many ...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...ton General Hospital. "This new treatment approach has
the potential to dramatically improve quality of l... suffering from neuropathic pain, a condition that has
puzzled health care workers for years because it is often experienced in areas of the body which app...
UNC study: Most N.C. family practitioners engage in unrecognized community service
...l Hill study concludes. Often, that unpaid service has
no connection with where they work and receives no public support from their employers. "Philanthropy and community service are integral parts of American society, and many say the hallmark of medicine as well is public service," said Dr. Adam O. Gol...
The trust game: Measuring social interaction
...he latest interaction was completed. "This study has
implications beyond economics or even interactions of this kind," said Montague, a professor of neuroscience at BCM. "We hope it can be used to better understand conditions such as schizophrenia and autism." Eventually, the technique might give insi...
UIC professor receives international humanitarian award
...ty of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, has
received the Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism. The award, given by the Albert Schweitzer World Academy of Medicine, honors Epstein for his "longstanding and pioneering international contributions to cancer prevention." Epstein...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...ical Center and published in the journal Nature , has
uncovered a fundamental mechanism by which cells d...t rejection in organ transplantation. Cyclosporin has
a downside, however. In addition to blocking cyclophilin D, it also blocks calcineurin, an agent th...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...en necessary. The authors suspect that the problem has
been present for some time in the UK, with many cases going undiagnosed....
Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
The public has
a moral obligation to support and take part in sci...ociety stands to benefit from research, and indeed has
already benefited, so it should be economically, politically, and personally supported, he says. Bu...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...says Ptaceck. "I'm not aware of another study that has
gone from the human to the fly to the mouse in a single study. It demonstrates of the combined power of human molecular genetics research and studies in animals." The study began with the scientists isolating, or cloning, the mutant gene responsible ...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ary breast cancer prevention. "While tamoxifen has
already been shown to reduce the incidence of prim...le with cancer. Since its inception, the NCIC CTG has
enrolled more than 40,000 patients from Canada and around the world in over 300 clinical trials. ...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...ng on the theory that a greater intake of calories has
a significant part to play, while others will also be looking at hormone-like substances in the environment. Researchers at KI's Department of Woman and Child Health, however, will for the most part be studying whether the production of male and fema...
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