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$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations

...ssistance organizations, we havethe best chance of improving health care in areas of the world where the need isgreatest." "I'm proud to be here today on behalf of Bill and Melinda," said WilliamGates Sr., foundation director. "Our family shares Columbia's vision of raisingthe standards of maternal ca...

Wistar scientist awarded American Cancer Society grant for research on tumor killing cells

...ars, Wistar scientistshave been making history and improving world health through their development ofvaccines for diseases that include rabies, German measles, infantilegastroenteritis (rotavirus), and cytomegalovirus; discovery of molecules likeinterleukin-12, which are helping the immune system fight bacter...

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients

...understanding of the condition, with an eye toward improving diagnostictests and treatments. An estimated 3.7 million people in the United States -- primarily women whoare diagnosed during their 30s and 40s -- have fibromyalgia, according tothe NIH. A chronic illness with no known cure, its cause also is not k...

Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma

...ze test or in tests of motor function. In hopes of improving rats' performanceon these trials, the group's next steps will be to carry out parallel studieswith stem cells, inject hNT cells into more than one spot around an injury, andinfuse growth factors along with the transplanted cells....

Study shows combining antiplatelet drug Abciximab with clot-buster is effective in treating heart-attack patients

...evious studies that there is a correlation between improving blood flow in the coronary artery and survival." E...an enhance the benefits of clot-busting therapy by improving its ability to open blocked arteries and restore optimal blood flow in significantly more patients."...

CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight

...e,pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and Interventions for improving outcome of low birth weight babies...

Bioterrorism topic of first new nationally broadcast public health grand rounds session

...in providing this practical and timely vehicle for improving our national public healthsystem." Registration for the program is available online at www.PublicHealthGrandRounds.unc.edu. There is no registration fee, but all participants must preregister to assureadequate seating at satellite sites. In North Ca...

Health services and local authorities can work together to help prevent playground injuries

...ority: community intervention study) One way of improving safety in children's playgrounds is for health services and local authorities to form a partnership in the surveillance of injuries and the making of improvements to facilities, say researchers from Cardiff. Writing in this week's BMJ Professor Jo S...

Health professions accreditation system "obsolete" and needs to be changed,according to task force report

... more onrigid compliance with arcane rules than on improving the quality of educationalprograms that graduate new health professionals, according to the report. Part of the problem with accreditation lies in the number of accreditingagencies, according to the report. More than 50 accreditation programs evalu...

New medicare coverage makes TMR procedure more readily accessible to patients with severe angina and no options

... stimulating the formation of new bloodvessels and improving blood flow. The result, in nearly 80 percent of patients,is a significant decrease in angina pain. "This new technique holds new hope for patients with severe chest pain who haveno other options," said Cedars-Sinai cardiothoracic surgeon Gregory Font...

Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons

... surgery that is aimed at improving the quality oflife for patients," he said. Later this summer, Ohio State's Medical Center will begin the first clinical trial using the technologyon ...

Women don't understand own health risks

... such as increasing leisure-timephysical activity, improving diet, and engaging in regular stress managementtechniques," said Sara Wilcox, Ph.D., head of the study. Wilcox, along with Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D., administered questionnaires to 200San Francisco Bay area women. The women ranged in age from 41 to...

Losing hostility makes heart patients healthier

...t patients who are hostile can become healthier by improving their attitude,new research shows. Scientists from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, the University of Alabama andDalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada studied the effectiveness ofan intervention aimed strictly at hostility reduction in pat...

Hospital study shows more patients could qualify for free care coverage

...on by all eligible patients is awin/win situation, improving hospital's reimbursement for the services theyprovide and helping to ensure that patients get the care they need." The researchers suggest that future studies be conducted in other parts of thecountry - for example, areas where for-profit hospitals ...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease

...ness of any particularcholesterol-lowering drug in improving blood flow to the heart muscle, andseveral drugs were used, often in combination. Yokoyama and his team studied 27 people with high cholesterol, 17 men and 10women, and compared them to 12 men and 4 women with normal cholesterol levels.The high cho...

UK researcher develops nicotinic drugs with R.J. Reynolds

...drugs which provide benefits fromrelieving pain to improving memory. Although most people are aware of the negative effects of nicotine,Crooks has been in the forefront of research into its beneficial effects fornearly 20 years and began a partnership in 1992 with R.J. Reynolds in a drugdiscovery progr...

Stress may increase susceptibility to infectious disease

...earch shouldexplore whether improving the concentration of certain hormonesin the blood might produce an improvement in immunefunction. They also said that enough is known now to show thatcertain changes in lifestyle c...

New computer model supports the importance of annual mammograms

... to be determined. Michaelson notes,however, that improving the data supplied to the model - a goal he and hiscolleagues are now addressing - should result in more reliable and usefulscreening recommendations. Kopans adds that, while the current study does not endorse having mammogramsmore than once a year, ...

Light physical training best for boosting immunity

...rall. "The results indicate that when it comes to improving immunity in sedentaryyoung adults the optimal training regimen is one of low volume," Shephard said.Compared to light physical activity, the moderate program produced a smallerincrease in specific killer white cells and actually reduced the B cell co...

UI researchers identify prostate tumor suppressor

... spread of prostate cancerwithin the body and thus improving survival."...

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