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Antioxidants have no effect on Lou Gehrig's disease

...ients, they do not prevent muscle deteroriation or improve the quality of life for these patients, according ...ost the survival rates of the studies' patients or improve their symptoms. The outcome was the same when each of the studies was considered separately, the res...

Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research

... that enable veterans and others with limb loss to improve their health outcomes, to participate in sports and leisure activities, and to perform the mundane activities of daily-living able-bodied people take for granted. March/April 2004 (Volume 41, Number 2)Pg. 175 "Liner" classification system may revol...

Brenner Children's Hospital named to NIH Pediatric Heart Network

...stigious academic medical centers and find ways to improve care for children with heart problems." Brenner Children's joins Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other leading academic medical centers who are part of the network. Researchers will conduct clinical trials to fin...

Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics

...ental health departments on developing programs to improve the quality of care that children receive and the documentation of that care." The study was sponsored by the California Department of Mental Health with additional funding provided by the National Institute of Mental Health. Institutional research ...

Invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival for heart patients

...fe-threatening heart condition, do not necessarily improve survival, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The researchers recommend more selective use of procedures, and argue against early routine transfer of patients to hospitals with specialist facilities. The study involved over 28,000 patients in 1...

American Academy of Neurology names two Advocates of the Year

...ersity in Karachi, Pakistan. He has led efforts to improve public health through programs to decrease rabies and tetanus and to increase support for stroke and multiple sclerosis. Wasay has established a training program for Pakistani neurologists similar to the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum. "The grea...

Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour

... (UCL) team. The team have been working on ways to improve a method known as transcranial magnetic stimulatio...om UCL's Institute of Neurology discovered ways to improve TMS to produce effects on the brain that last for more than an hour after only 40 seconds of stimula...

Diet, exercise, stimulating environment helps old dogs learn

...e are things that we can do that may significantly improve our cognitive health," says Molly Wagster, Ph.D., ...ther studies suggest that stimulating environments improve learning ability, induce beneficial changes in cellular structure, may help the brain grow new neuro...

CPR performance does not follow guidelines

...ns on chest compression rate have been reported to improve the compression rate during cardiac arrest in pati...other communities, there is a great opportunity to improve CPR quality and, hopefully, patient survival by focusing on delivery of chest compressions of correc...

Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines

...veral potential practical solutions for helping to improve poor CPR quality. The first involves mechanical de... manual chest compressions. Another solution is to improve monitoring and feedback to reduce human error during manual CPR, by using devices such as [a certain...

Program effective at reducing depression in teens

...ity improvement intervention for adolescents would improve use of evidence-based treatments, depression outcomes, mental healthrelated quality of life, and satisfaction with mental health care after a 6-month intervention period. The randomized controlled trial was conducted between 1999 and 2003 and include...

Study of CPR quality reveals frequent deviation from guidelines

...his immediate feedback," Becker said, "may help us improve the quality of CPR and potentially increase surviv...des text and spoken prompts for the user on how to improve performance during the process, pointing out any deviation from the guidelines. "Learning how to mea...

Behavior and quality of life improve for children who receive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

...in children with obstructive sleep apnea, but they improve after treatment, according to a study in the Janua...onal problems are present in children with OSA and improve after treatment. Large improvements in disease-specific health-related QOL (quality of life) are al...

Alliance for Taxpayer Access asks NIH 'Who really owns publicly-funded medical research?'

...earch information available to spur innovation and improve health, NIH would work through its grantees to fulfill the 'research compact' that governs every grant of public funds by the agency. In their letter, the Alliance for Taxpayer Access stated, "We are deeply disappointed by the delay in today's sche...

More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital

...hers applied engineering techniques widely used to improve the performance of manufacturing, distribution and transportation systems to design a flow chart of hospital operations. "The engineering approach makes this study unique," said David Altman, assistant dean of the Keck School of Medicine. "We're lo...

Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer

...tate legislatures to pass bills and resolutions to improve cervical cancer prevention efforts in their states. Given that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, Women In Government has made eliminating the disease over the next 10 years one of the organization's top priorities. Women In Go...

Researchers develop way to track quality of home health care

...linicians working on health information systems to improve the care of the elderly and people with disabiliti...f the health care system, efforts are under way to improve the quality of care provided, increase the cost effectiveness of service delivery, facilitate the id...

Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies

...eholders to amend the regulation of supplements to improve quality control and consumer protections and to create incentives for research on the efficacy of these products. "Ideally, health care should be comprehensive, grounded in the best available scientific evidence, and centered on patients' needs and ...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

... said Dr. Bergeson. "We are constantly striving to improve our methods and are in the process of developing a laboratory setting that has equipment capable of following the eye movements of the children. This will enhance our data collection tremendously." By recording how the babies respond to different sti...

Unique presentation of delirium after stem cell transplantation

...r-utilization of healthcare resources. In order to improve clinical recognition of delirium in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell treatment (HSCT), Jesse R. Fann, M.D., M.P.H. of the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cente...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... This news release is available in French . ... breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A ... Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur ... and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle ... used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... targets that could be used to provide relief ... London made the discovery when researching how pain ... body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: "We have ... and our findings could help chemotherapy patients who ... side effect of some chemotherapy drugs (such as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... AURORA, Colo. (April 17, 2014) Two recent ... Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop ... virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing ... of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the School ... the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
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