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NASA awards $9.8 million NSCOR grant to UT Southwestern to study effects of space radiation exposure

...ble living organisms to adjust to changing demands imposed by the environment....

Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care

...icable to all physicians. The current requirements imposed on doctors to keep up to date and demonstrate continuing competence may need to be reconsidered, the authors suggest. Widely adopted techniques, such as distribution of printed materials and lectures, are largely ineffective, says Choudhry. In additi...

Errors in medicine: The patient's perspective

...ssive time on hold. Intermediary or 3rd party imposed on communication with clinician Disrespect or insensitivity evident in interpersonal communication, rude behavior Patient opinion ignored Patient preferences not respected The study found there was no apparent pattern with r...

New research suggests two brain areas critical for short-term memory

...both brain areas unexpectedly showed that when the imposed delay was less than 15 seconds, only the subiculum recorded the information. But, when the delay was longer, the subiculum became inactive while the hippocampus switched on and took over control of the memory requirements of the task. The research al...

Canadian doctors don't know costs of prescribed treatments

...sources can be effective in reducing costs without imposed limitations, governments frequently opt for restrictive formularies (meaning drugs prices are not included in the listings) and limiting funding for cost education for doctors. Another barrier to educating doctors of the costs of health care, All...

Exposure to famine associated with increased breast cancer risk

...rt of The Netherlands resulted from a food embargo imposed by German authorities. Between 1983 and 1986, about 15,000 women participating in a Dutch breast cancer screening program who were between ages 2 and 33 during the 19441945 famine responded to a questionnaire about their famine experience. Sjoerd G. ...

Public smoking bans may cut heart attacks

...elena, a small community in the United States that imposed a law banning smoking in public and in workplaces from June to November 2002. The law was overturned by opponents in December 2002. The number of monthly admissions to the local hospital for heart attack for people living in and outside Helena were r...

Tropical medicine: A brittle tool of the new imperialism

... having a westernised impression of those problems imposed from outside. When judging the success of tropical medicine programmes, one must ask: who benefits most? Too often, the answer is those western academics who lead, organise, and conduct most tropical medicine research.' 'Second, there must be a comm...

Student builds micro biosensor chip to move DNA molecules

...gative charge possessed by DNA or a surface charge imposed on the molecules. A tiny drop of liquid containing the DNA is placed atop the chip. The electric field then guides the molecules to a designated area, where they can be analyzed under a microscope. Simone was one of the first students to work in Wang...

The future of drug development

...en collaborative development models, or government imposed research mandates would be possible economic models for funding drug development. Money could be raised and managed through taxes and traditional government institutions like the NIH, or through "bottom up" mechanisms such as employee contributions...

Seeing HIV in positive light boosts patients' mental health

...options and choices within the acknowledged limits imposed by the disease," Farber says. Patients' perceptions of their disease might also affect how well they stick to a medication schedule or avoid risky behaviors related to HIV infection, they add. Farber and colleagues surveyed 203 mostly low-income peo...

Unrestricted metabolic research grant awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess

...said Dr. Flier. "Being freed of the considerations imposed by more typical sources of funding will enable us to take greater risks when it comes to investigating new ideas and examining new pathways, and we're all excited to see the outcomes that these investigations will yield." Jeffrey Flier received a B....

Hygiene is most potent force in tackling deadly diseases

...attention about SARS, health authorities worldwide imposed strict control policies and largely prevented new outbreaks. The two notable exceptions, in Taiwan and Toronto, were both linked to lapses in hospital infection control procedures, even though these were quickly rectified and brought under control. ...

HHS announces research plan to fight autoimmune diseases

...e and pemphigus. "The social and financial burdens imposed by these chronic, debilitating diseases include poor quality of life, high health care costs and substantial loss of productivity," said Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). "In addit...

Should we help to create disabled babies?

...'s syndrome. "But my value judgement should not be imposed on couples who must bear and rear the child. Nor s...judgement of doctors, politicians, or the state be imposed directly or indirectly (through the denial of services) on them," he says. There are good reasons to...

American Heart Association updates heart attack, stroke prevention guidelines

...7. They reflect recent data on the degree of risk imposed by specific risk factors and the new efforts to categorize people more specifically according to their number and types of risk factors. "Risk factor screening" includes having blood pressure, body mass index, waist circumference and pulse recorded ...

SNM reaction to OMB position on nuclear byproduct materials

...ogram to consider further reductions in the burden imposed by its requirements, and encouraged the NRC to undertake a full evaluation of the benefits and costs of the various requirements of Part 35, and to consider alternatives such as third-party accreditation and increased reliance on State regulations an...

Study: Children with more hours of child care act more aggressively

...nd there are a number expectations that we haven't imposed on them in quite the same way before," Cox said. "They go to school and are expected to have or attain skills related to reading and also cooperate in routines that are much more formal than what they were used to." Cox is a principal investigator f...

Newspaper science editor wins top chemistry reporting award

... see. Dave does them all deftly, against deadlines imposed by breakingnews, and with delight and wonder over the splendors of nature." Perlman has won major journalism awards from numerous organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the ...

Mayo Clinic study shows increased incidence of migraine headaches

... environment during the 1980s increased the stress imposed on young womenand stress may be a major cause of the increase in migraine. However, othercauses may have played a role as well." "Patients have been progressively more frequent in consulting their physiciansabout headaches," says Jerry Swanson, M.D....

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