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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

..."We hope that these doses of CTLs will impact that hidden 1 percentreservoir of virus that drugs may not touch," Weinhold said. "Idon't think it's realistic to say that we can wipe the disease out, butby boosting the health and ability of the immune system to fight, we maybe able to convert AIDS into a chro...

The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?

...d no-drug use. But when it comes to sex we rely on hidden messages. We believe that if we talk about condoms, birth control and safe sex with our children we are giving an inferred message that it is OK to have sex. We can't seem to tell our kids directly, 'I don't want you to have sex yet,' and why." Teen...

Six Football Players Died In 1997 Season: New Study

... want to playfootball. Such exams sometimes reveal hidden conditions that make heavy exertionhazardous. Parents should make sure their children are insured againstcatastrophic injury and that medical assistance is available during practice andgames. A Yale University faculty member began the yearly ...

Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women

(Sexuality and health: the hidden costs of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis) Any plans to introduce a predominantly woman-centred chlamydia screening programme into the UK should take account of the potential down sides as well as benefits that such an initiative may have, say D...

Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality

...alance problem at some time in their lives. It's a hidden medical problemthat's often misdiagnosed," said Daniel Merfeld, Ph.D., recently appointeddirector of the Vestibular Physiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye andEar Infirmary and researcher at Harvard Medical School. Merfeld and researchassociat...

Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals

... Jayanthi said. "There are tremendous amounts of hidden costs at that level. The smaller charge for an office procedure helps defray the cost of the attendants andthe equipment required for a circumcision." ...

Report: tuberculosis control programs inadequate in developing countries

...centers, and prisons will help identify the large, hidden number ofpeople with both active (symptomatic) and latent tuberculosis. (Most peoplecolonized by Mycobacterium tuberculosis never develop active infections, but arenonetheless routinely treated with prophylactic medication in the West).Screening of h...

Rosenbaum discovers "hidden clue" on cardiogram

...e to predicting sudden cardiac arrest has remained hidden on the ECG. Physicians knew the clue was there, but were unable to confirm that it meant their patients were at high risk for ventriculararrhythmia, a heartbeat abnormality that triggers sudden cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, many of these patients wh...

Summer fun could be source of infections: ASM book discusses potential risks, diagnostic signs and preventive measures

...gardening, travel, playingwith pets, etc.-can pose hidden risks in the form of disease-causing microbes.Infections often occur in unsuspecting individuals who, unaware they face anyrisk, take no precautions. A new book, Infections of Leisure, offers valuable and timely information onspecific leisure activi...

New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer

...ection, Treatment A new test appears to discover hidden cancer cells in women with breast cancermore effectively than current detection methods, better indicating which womenneed aggressive anti-cancer treatments and which can be spared the side effectsof chemotherapy, according to a study by scientists a...

Just a spoonful of thiamin?

...er name you prefer, he said, clearlymake up "a big hidden group throughout the world that needs further study."...

Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities

...of deaths occur in May and June, demonstrating the hidden danger behind spring snows and the melting season that catches many recreationists off-guard. * Avalanches are most likely to run either during or immediately after a significant snowfall. The 24 hours following a heavy snowstorm are the most c...

U.S. embargo against Cuba contributed to public health 'catastrophes' -- says Yale Medical School professor

... "My position is that we need to be aware of the hidden sequelae of what may seem to be a very reasonable sanction, but might actually affect health," Barry said. "Medicine, food and water purification materials should be exempt from any sanctions. There absolutely needs to be development of a neutral age...

Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings

...H.S., from Cedars-Sinai. "We need to quantify the hidden aspects of health care utilization by these patients in order to better understand the quality of life impact and to estimate the overall clinical and economic burden of a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis." Current estimates of total dir...

UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males

...ed to understand how they can help to unmask these hidden villains in order to prevent future abuse. More than 6,000 children are in foster care in Sacramento County. UC Davis Foster-Care Health Program has provided initial evaluations for some 2,000 foster children since its inception nearly three years a...

Transplanted human neural stem cells improve memory in rats

...a. In the study, 32 rats were trained to swim to a hidden escape platform in a standard water maze. In trials four months later, the researchers timed the rats to assess how well they had learned the task and how quickly they recalled the location of the platform. Aged, memory-impaired rats that had recei...

Uncovering tumors, hidden subs, and cracks in airplanes using math

...e and satellite-borne radar for locating partially hidden objects and enhancing detailed topographic maps. Advances in the field of inverse problems depend on a wide range of expertise mathematical analysis, engineering, mathematical modeling, and scientific computation, McLaughlin said. The team for each...

2 is orange but 'two' is blue

... of computer displays. One set had single white 2s hidden among varying numbers of white 5s. The other set had single white 8 hidden among varying numbers of white 6s. Non-synesthetes who took these tests found the 2-among-5 search ...

High visibility speed cameras may increase road deaths

...We need evidence that they are more effective than hidden cameras. If they do not reduce collisions, deaths, and injuries more effectively they should not be introduced. Road safety policy should be based on evidence of health benefits and not on pressure from a vocal minority, he concludes....

Osteoporosis is costly for Californians, according to UCSF researchers

...res often lead to institutionalization. This is a hidden disease in that the diagnosis osteoporosis is rarely recorded as the main reason for a hospitalization. Most people are unaware they even have the disease until they suffer a fracture. In 1998 in California, over 400 people died shortly after sufferi...

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