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The European Cancer Patient Coalition - challenges for the future

...s in English, it is not surprising that there is a huge variation in the number of houses with internet access across Europe. In countries with high levels of English fluency such as the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, around 65% of households have internet access. But in Greece, Spain and Portugal inter...

Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems

...er finds that a patient's insurance status makes a huge difference in how well they fare if they have a potentially lethal aortic aneurysm. Not only are uninsured people with the condition more likely to be diagnosed only after their aorta bursts, but they're also twice as likely as insured patients to d...

British scientists receive Lasker Prize for discovering new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

...hat inhibiting just one molecule could make such a huge difference to the many sufferers of this terrible disease was a truly remarkable find. It is extremely pleasing to find our research has benefited so many, and has been recognised through this award." Professor Feldmann comments: "It is a great honou...

Health insurance scams leave thousands with large medical debts and no coverage

...lans become insolvent, victims are often left with huge medical debts. "These scams prey on people who are... at Georgetown. "Here, not only are you stuck with huge medical bills, you've also been defrauded thousands of dollars in premiums."...

Computer design yields better, more efficient therapeutic for preventing tissue damage

... problem of selecting promising sequences from the huge number of possible combinations and making sure those sequences will have the desired three-dimensional structure," said Christodoulos A. Floudas, PhD, a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University, whose laboratory developed the in sil...

What's in your child's lunchbox?

... feature called Ask the Dietitian. "Parents have a huge responsibility to make sure what their kids eat is nutritious and at the same time, tasteful," states Debbie Allen, R.D. and one of Meals Matter's Ask the Dietitian experts. "A little planning and knowing what their kids like to eat will greatly red...

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study shows retinoids kill childhood brain tumor cells

...was immediately obvious to us was that there was a huge wave of cell death." The researchers also found that mice transplanted with medulloblastoma tumors that were treated with retinoids developed tumors that were about a third of the size as those that grew on untreated mice. To identify genes responsib...

Most women can skip Pap smears after hysterectomy

...n and detection of cervical cancer. The test was a huge factor in reducing the rates of women dying from cervical cancer. For women with total hysterectomies, even if the Pap smear is not necessary, that annual trip to the doctor still is. "The Pap smear was always one extra way of assuring women would co...

Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003

...obesity is the primary reason we are seeing such a huge increase in type 2 diabetes in kids today. Clearly there is an inexorable increase in body girth and body mass in our children which needs to be taken seriously in order to avoid a lifetime of physical and psychological problems." FROM SNAKE BITES T...

UCLA report shows disparities in children's health

...ely small investments in our children now will pay huge long-term economic dividends to our state in reduced drop-out rates, reduced crime and increased tax collection." According to the UCLA report, there is room for improvement in conditions affecting all children. "CHIS shows that health and dental car...

U-M study: Physicians perceive health care cost savings line pockets of insurance companies

...atient they see," Ubel says. "Doctors still have a huge impact on health decisions they make with their patients. If they're sitting down with a patient and it comes to a decision of one treatment over another, they're going to ask who benefits by saving money. If the doctors knew that extra money would g...

Who will take responsibility for corporate killing?

...sions that lead to injury, it is unlikely that the huge toll of work-related injuries will fall.'...

Transplanted kidneys from living donors survive longer with Neoral compared with tacrolimus

... UK, commented: "Living donor transplantation is a huge emotional and physical investment for both the patient and donor. The loss of a transplanted kidney is a devastating event under any circumstances but is particularly traumatic in the case of living donors who have donated one of their kidneys to hel...

Chemical turns stem cells into neurons say scientists at Scripps Research Institute

... The Promise of Stem Cell Therapy Stem cells have huge potential in medicine because they have the ability to differentiate into many different cell types--potentially providing doctors with the ability to regenerate cells that have been permanently lost by a patient. For instance, the damage of neurodeg...

Secret documents reveal how tobacco industry targeted gay men

... don't have to prohibit tobacco in order to have a huge impact on the tobacco industry. In fact, making the tobacco business socially and economically untenable has the potential to eliminate it as a viable corporate enterprise," Smith said. "These documents are evidence that, even within the tobacco indu...

Can we halt the deadly SARS?

...ch, says Heymann. A lab test for SARS would give a huge boost to surveillance and containment efforts. Many of the scientists at 11 laboratories in nine countries working on the problem think the disease is caused by a new coronavirus. But tests for the virus have yet to be validated. Meanwhile, there is...

Iron deficiency hurts economy in developing countries: Study

... in physical and cognitive productivity. Those are huge returns."...

California chemist wins national award for drug discoveries

...worked on a drug until after the company collected huge amounts of data and committed to it," said Reider, now with the biotechnology company Amgen. "We asked, why not work on it earlier? Yes, there's a risk, but the payoff was better. Drugs got in the hands of patients faster." Reider took the same appro...

The common cold coughs up $40 billion annual price tag

...effectively prevent or treat the cold would have a huge clinical and economic impact, far greater than for chronic diseases that we hear about on a regular basis."...

Companies must find ways to retain middle-aged managers

...ds. Many were pioneers in their field and derived huge personal satisfaction from their work, having been creative, industrious and well-remunerated for their efforts. But the overall picture is mixed and at times full of contradictions. The risks of burn-out, stress and disenchantment with work were a...

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