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Registration open for ACS ProSpectives conference on combinatorial chemistry

...iety, the world's largest scientific society, will hold the next ACS ProSpectives conference at Lansdowne Conference Center, Leesburg, Va., September 21-24, 2003. The topic of the conference is "Combinatorial Chemistry: New Methods, New Discoveries." Registration is still available for the conference, but...

Physicians not 'easy marks' for drug sales reps, argues O.R. study

...the authors. "Many physicians view skeptically or hold negative attitudes toward PSRs. They recognize that information presented is biased toward the promoted drug and is unlikely to be objective." Benefit of Drug Samples In "Prescription Drug Promotion: The Role and Value of Physicians' Samples Under...

School changes could help kids be more active, eat better

...tors believe that environmental and policy changes hold promise for improving kids health and therefore merit further consideration. For example, more attention could be given to removing financial incentives for school food services to sell less-than-healthful foods. Schools need to make sure PE is part...

Avon Foundation-AACR launch new international scholar awards

...he position is an equivalent position); Currently hold a doctoral degree and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree. Neither applicants nor principal investigators need be members of AACR to apply. The AACR will open the call for Host proposals from Principal Investig...

Why Britain's gay, lesbian and bisexual Muslims need dedicated support groups

...ing the practice of their faith. Others managed to hold on to their religion by underplaying it. Almost all argued that their sexuality was intrinsic and God-created. Trusting that God is compassionate and loving to all people, they saw their struggle as a 'test of life'. Religious and cultural traits aff...

Marked improvement in heart attack care seen in 33-hospital study

...West Virginia and Ohio. The concept is also taking hold overseas hospitals in Italy have initiated a GAP project, and another effort is being planned in Spain. In addition to Eagle and Montoye, the authors of the new study include Anthony DeFranco, Arthur Riba, Robert Parrish, Jessica Paul, Patricia L. B...

Parkinsons symptoms indicated for first time on pet scans of brains of living patients

...everal drugs now in FDA phase I and II trials that hold promise for this." An estimated one million people in the United States suffer from Parkinson's, a degenerative neurological disease that selectively affects nerve cells producing the chemical dopamine that are important in the control of movement. T...

Morphine-like painkiller appears to be less addictive

...eir specific targets in the brain. These drugs may hold promise for problems related to memory, attention and even depression, he says. These glycosylated neuropeptides, as they are called, have two main advantages. First, they are easily degraded into amino acids and sugars in the body, which reduces the...

Occupation directly impacts a woman's retirement, study says

...her time adjusting to retirement than do women who hold jobs customarily considered nonprofessional, such as clerical positions and cafeteria help, reports a new study from Ohio State University. Nearly 30 retired women about half of who had been employed in professional careers and half who had held non...

Breast cancer patients suffer through communication failure

...r's time." She said their findings were likely to hold true for other countries although some, such as the UK and the Netherlands, have done research into training medical students in communications skills. Basic steps to improve the situation would include: Training in communication skills for doctor...

This is your heart on drugs: Study improves ER treatment for cocaine's heart effects

... and many hospitals set aside part of their ERs to hold them for observation. But doctors have lacked criteria to help them decide how long to hold patients whose chest pain was caused by cocaine -- even as millions of Americans are using the drug....

Primary care in the United States in crisis

...plain that the field of primary care has failed to hold its own among medical specialties. Fewer young physicians are choosing training in primary care. "Primary care must be able to justify its place in a system where specialist physicians, nurses and other providers are increasingly providing principal...

Rising cost of cigarettes may help smokers honor new years resolution to quit

...ikes and smoking ban legislation, which have taken hold in numerous states across the country. "The data are clear. Higher cigarette prices, including those resulting from cigarette excise tax increases, have led to reductions in cigarette smoking," says Frank Chaloupka, Ph.D., director of the Health P...

India launches commission to improve its economy through improved health care

...ld are visiting India to support the launch and to hold meetings with the President and Prime Minister of India. They are accompanied by Earth Institute project leaders Dr. Nirupam Bajpai and Dr. Josh Ruxin. "The Earth Institute demonstrates Columbia's fervent commitment to address this century's most ...

Surface treatments could make ready-to-eat products safer

...gh it is acidic, Keeton said, it is safe enough to hold in the hand and has Generally Recognized As Safe status from the Food and Drug Administration. The Texas A&M researchers inoculated frankfurters manufactured under commercial processing with a four-strain L. monocytogenes "cocktail," which contai...

Release of results of Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial

...onal Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on December 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to release the results of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). ALLHAT is the largest high blood pressu...

Comparing screening instruments for alcohol dependence and abuse

...gs from ER studies, I think the RAPS4 and RAPS4-QF hold a great deal of promise for use in brief screening for alcohol dependence and harmful drinking, respectively, for both men and women and across ethnic groups in both clinical populations - ERs, primary care clinics, other clinical settings - and in t...

Simple, easy acts in pregnancy and childbirth might protect against incontinence

...in childbirth, giving women less muscle control to hold back urine. Treatment for incontinence can range from Kegel exercises for the pelvic muscles to surgery, but Sampselle hopes prevention will prove easy and successful enough that treatment isn't necessary as often. Women can be reluctant to discuss i...

Seeing into the Alzheimers brain

... a black background. But for physicians, the scans hold crucial information about the level of chemical activity going on in different regions of the brain -- areas that control or contribute to all the functions of life. The scans are made by injecting the patient with a form of sugar that has been alte...

Trauma surgeon seeks change in law that discourages counseling of problem drinkers

...an 50 years ago. Gentilello petitioned the NAIC to hold hearings to consider repeal of the law. The NAIC d.... After petitioning NCOIL, Gentilello got NCOIL to hold hearings on the issue and they subsequently passed a resolution similar to the NAIC's. The issue no...

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