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Drug to fight virus in transplant patients moves forward in trials

...atment of HIV and AIDS patients temporarily slowed interest in the compound and development work ceased. CMV was a common cause of blindness and ultimately death in HIV patients, and as the medical community invented drugs to treat the HIV infection directly, there was less urgency by large pharmaceutical fir...

Childbirth and disasters discussed in July/Aug issue of Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

...st issue, readers will find several other items of interest related to international health: The ACNM Home-Based Lifesaving Skills (HBLSS) program helps families and home birth attendants recognize and respond to maternal and newborn life-threatening complications, according to an article appearing this m...

Friedman School of Tufts: Policy Points

...health policies," he continued. "The food seller's interest and the buyer's interest are increasingly at odds. Entrenched agricultural and economic policies now serve as formidable impe...

Despite legislation, prompt payment for radiology services 'elusive goal' in New Jersey

...m unpaid claims was 28 times greater than the lost interest associated with delayed payments. According to lead author on the study Lawrence C. Swayne, MD, of Morristown Memorial Hospital and Morris Imaging Associates in Morristown, NJ, the issue of prompt payment has become prominent in managed care reform...

VELCADE(TM) data confirms long-term survival

...mpact of VELCADE TM in myeloma patients with keen interest in the coming years". Important findings from phase III APEX study: These data further confirm findings from the phase III confirmatory APEX study (which compared VELCADE TM (bortezomib) for injection to high-dose dexamethasone) recently presented...

Big tobacco is watching

...ion to me that serious researchers are showing any interest in the papers . . .". New documents show that not only did the company recognise the importance of research undertaken by visitors, but also invested substantial resources and undertook numerous scanning projects during that time". Dr Hurt adds: "T...

Distinguished, outstanding, innovative optometrists receive honors from UH

...s a dedicated scholar, whose research and teaching interest areas include the cornea, contact lenses and tear chemistry. He also has embraced an interest in expanding the scope of practice for the profession by developing his skills and knowledge in lase...

Researchers explore gene treatment to obliterate HIV before it does damage

...he researchers for their persistence and continued interest in developing new treatments for HIV/AIDS, but added, "It is too early to comment on the potential of this particular experiment and, even if successful, it will be several years before the results can be turned into a widely accessible therapy." Mer...

Largest study of its kind finds male breast cancer on the rise

... between men and women, investigators say. Also of interest to the researchers was the finding that male patients are more likely than female patients to have estrogen receptor-positive tumors. "We are not sure why this is so, but it may indicate some important differences in tumor biology," she says. "In ad...

Patient safety study provides first national estimate of adverse events in Canadian hospitals

...es designed to improve health care services in the interest of improving the health and quality of life of all Canadians." Initiatives already underway in Canada to address issues of patient safety and adverse events include the formation of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), established by the fed...

Cancer research in Europe: A 'foundation' for the future

...relatives. Several sponsors have already expressed interest in making unrestricted educational grants to support the ESMO Foundation. Prof. Richard Herrmann, Head of the Oncology Department of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland was instrumental in obtaining the first donation of 100,000, presented...

Using 'smart fluids' to retrain muscles

...and other resistance devices, but with the growing interest in "smart fluids," NU engineering professor Constantinos Mavroidis envisions a simple brace that can increase the resistance on a healing joint with the turn of a dial. "Smart fluids," is a generic term for any particle-filled, oil-based suspension...

New research shows reasons for smoking vary

...sciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center. Of special interest in this study were two groups of smokers-novice and experienced. Novice smokers (those who smoked fewer cigarettes over their lifetime) seemed to be more influenced by environment and sensation. Their motivations to smoke included: being in a smokin...

Oral History Research Office and NYU Child Study Center receive grant for oral history project

...hevronTexaco Foundation funded the project with an interest in exploring the value of oral history as an alternative to traditional Western therapies for youth and others affected long-term by catastrophic events such as September 11. OHRO and NYU are working with the Museum of the Chinese in the Americas an...

Full recovery after cell transplantation for treating leukemia or lymphoma can take 3-5 years

...e was like for people after transplant and our own interest in understanding which patients had difficulties in the long term and who did better," said Syrjala. "Now we can take what we learned and help people who are more likely to have a difficult time during recovery. We want everyone to have the best chan...

Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet

...ns Foundation. The study authors have no financial interest in Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. The study builds on earlier results by the Duke University Medical Center researchers showing a low-carbohydrate diet can lead to weight loss -- the first study of the low carbohydrate diet since 1980. Yancy and co-invest...

New compound may act to keep thyroid activity in check

...ll set of chemical groups that were important. Our interest turned to thyroid hormone because it contains each of these chemical groups following a simple chemical modification. What we couldn't know ahead of time is that T1 amine would be the best fitting key for our trace amine receptor." The Grandy lab als...

Synbiotic modulation of gut flora improves minimal hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients

...ite. "We expect this research to stimulate further interest in the study of gut flora therapy and the 'gut-liver' axis, because the liver does, indeed, care about the gut."...

Research in monkeys suggests estrogen therapy may lower androgens in postmenopausal women

...e healthier. "Recently, there has been increased interest in supplementing androgens in older women and research is underway to understand more about these hormones," said Wood. "Our study makes the point that estrogen reduces the adrenal gland's production of androgens." Wood and colleagues studied both pr...

Women's health research registry aims to improve women's health for future generations

...r along the way." Another Registry participant's interest was piqued after hearing Dr. Bairey Merz cite several studies showing that women often don't receive the same levels of preventative or symptom-related medical treatment as men. Carmen Adams enrolled in the Registry in March, even though she doesn't...

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