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Studies examine risk factors and potential consequences associated with prehypertension

... these events," the editorialists write. "Although interest in population studies triggered by a new classification for a major cardiovascular disease risk factor is certainly timely and important, the key message of these findings is not new," they write. "Concern about the effects of intermediate levels of...

ESA looking for more European women to volunteer for WISE bed-rest study in Toulouse next year

...d in the 10 weeks since then, demonstrating strong interest in the study among potential participants. However, most of the applications are from France, where the WISE study is to take place, and ESA wishes to ensure that women from all over Europe get the chance to participate. WISE offers European women a...

IDSA offers policy Rx for influenza vaccine shortage

...r flu shots fluctuates from year to year as public interest waxes and wanes. Last influenza season, for example, 87 million doses of vaccine were made, but only 83 million doses were used. In recent flu seasons, as many as 13 million doses have gone unused and have had to be discarded. Given the challenges, m...

Binge drinking: red wine and alcohol have different effects on platelets

...adoxical bubble has been burst," he said, "but the interest it has generated is enormous. We have learned, for example, to take into account differences in socioeconomic factors. To put it bluntly, rich people drink red wine and are healthier than poor whiskey-addicted bums, which might account for some of ...

DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'

...ting-edge scientific and technological advances to interest young people in pursuing careers in math and science. "The Department of Energy has led the way to many scientific breakthroughs, especially when several scientific disciplines combined to make a whole greater than the sum of the parts," Secretary Ab...

Livermore scientists join DOE consortium

...ting-edge scientific and technological advances to interest young people in pursuing careers in math and science. Second Sight was founded in 1998 to create a retinal prosthesis to provide sight to patients blinded from outer retinal degenerations. Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore N...

Sealing corneal incisions with a drop of chemistry, BU researchers develop gel for cataract surgery

...ys Grinstaff, "since there is significant clinical interest for an alternative to sutures in the repair of ophthalmic wounds created during surgical procedures, trauma, or disease." Faculty in BU's Department of Chemistry address issues in theoretical chemistry, chemical physics, photochemistry, inorganic and...

Chest 2004 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine

...Dr. Hughes will share his extensive experience and interest in the elaboration of a national health policy, the efficient utilization of resources in the delivery of health care, and the identification of possible future directions of the US health-care system. Medical Technology Panelists will review the...

$25 million funds health promotion studies at UT School of Public Health

...unity advisory group. "Our partners represent the interest of the community and bring its concerns to the investigators," Tortolero said. "We combine energy and expertise to develop programs that impact children and adolescents." Programs already implemented at the UT Prevention Research Center include: ...

Stanford scientists help bring study of smallpox virus into 'molecular age'

...inhibitors of these molecules. Of particular interest in future studies, said Relman, is to identify the events that happen soon after infection - the "early molecular signatures" associated with the virus. Such markers could be useful in guiding interventions in the event of a smallpox outbreak. ...

U-M team treating mouth wounds by engineering tissue grafts

... Transfer to identify companies that might have an interest in commercializing the treatment so it can be easily put into practice by others. Eventually, Feinberg hopes to see the treatment used not only for small mouth wounds but for major reconstructive surgery where the patient cannot physically d...

Certain types of schizophrenia may be linked to summer birth

...ncluding inability to experience pleasure, lack of interest in socializing, speech deficits, blunted emotional response, poor eye contact, and more severe course of illness. Nondeficit schizophrenia is characterized by symptoms including hallucinations, incoherent thinking, and prominent delusions. Erick ...

Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides

...well as at sea." "For example, there is a growing interest in the detailed spatial mapping of coasts as a tool for environmental monitoring and managing marine resources, as shown by Europe fostering a major new strategy on Integrated Coastal Zone Management." Laurent Louvart of SHOM agreed: "There is a new...

Scientific forum addresses menstrual cycle as vital sign

...roviders, policy makers, and students who share an interest in women's lives and health needs as they are related to the menstrual cycle. Their mission is to be the source of guidance, expertise, and ethical considerations for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funding resources interested in the ...

New grant addresses minority nurse shortage

... fun atmosphere will excite them and further their interest in nursing as a career. "The success of the project will be measured using admission, retention, attrition and graduation rates," said Schaefer, who ultimately expects diversity within Temple's nursing school to increase by 5 percent over the next t...

Science of perception

...ilities. These experiments, Tarr said, are also of interest to government agencies involved in national security. Understanding why some analysts are better at scanning images from security cameras or spy satellites could lead to better training programs. ...

Most physicians agree that widespread routine influenza vaccination for young children is feasible

...effectiveness, feasibility, and perceived parental interest in influenza vaccine all made it more likely that they would implement this recommendation." ...

Rating medical journals by importance to clinicians

...ered in a small subset of journals." General broad interest titles such as Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Lancet and the BMJ featured in the list of the top five most useful titles. "All lists of important journals included both North American and European titles," said McKibbon. She stresses t...

Mount Sinai nursing leader awarded national fellowship

...atient-focused, family-centered care. Her research interest includes work in the areas of bereavement counseling, patient satisfaction, patient education, and scientific translation. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing from Columbia University's School of Nursing and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at th...

Antipsychotic drug prescriptions nearly double for kids with ADHD

...ent decisions," she said. Cooper's area of special interest is application of research to public health programs. He and Fuchs, along with co-investigators Gerald Hickson, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry; Patrick Arbogast, Ph.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine and Wayne Ray, Ph.D., di...

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