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Global prevention, funding and accountability debated in fight against HIV/AIDS

...sential drugs a basic human right? The effects of international trade regulation, including the controversial TRIPSAgreement raise serious concerns about the affordability and accessibility ofessential therapies, according to Ellen Hoen of Health ActionInternational-Europe. While patents are used to restrict ac...

Osteoporosis drug rapidly reduces risk of bone fractures: one year of treatmentsignificantly decreases occurence of spinal fractures

...d those whohad vitamin D deficiency took up to 500 international units (IU) of vitamin Ddaily. Risedronate has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Paget's diseaseand other metabolic bone diseases. However, it has not been evaluated as atreatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis, a bone-weakening disease...

Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds

...llowed a well triedprotocol conforming to the best international standards. The investigators first visited the participants at home to inquire whether theyslept well or not. They made a night polygram on the spot, using a portableapparatus to record data ranging from oxygen saturation of the blood, toheartbeat, s...

New guidelines for ascertaining the relation between childbirth and cerebral palsy

...ween acute intrapartum events and cerebral palsy: international consensus statement Only a minor part of cereb...ases begin in labour This weeks BMJ contains an international consensus statement on what is known about the causal relation between acute events during childbirt...

NIAID funds three Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Research Centers

...appreciated. Afternearly 20 years of national and international research efforts, the cause orcauses of CFS remain unknown. NIAID established a CFS Research Centers program in 1991. The new four-yearawards will be made to the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ,the University of Washington in Seat...

Skull Base Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to host fourth annual Skull Base Surgery Symposium

...rgery, meningiomas, chordomas and more. A group of international experts comprise the faculty for this symposium: Prof. Jean D'Haens, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Academisch Ziekenhuis-Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium. Prof. Jacques Magnan, Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryn...

Over 400 heart attacks every year in young women smokers could be prevented

... (formerly the British Heart Journal) is a leading international clinicaljournal that keeps cardiologists and others in touch with advances that have themost impact on the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Forfurther information, please contact Jill Shepard, Public Affairs Division,British Medic...

Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...0%. The conference, which will be addressed by 12 international experts over twodays, will discuss latest findings and future strategies to combat the epidemic. Conference chairman, Professor Arthur Kleinman of Harvard Medical School, NewYork, said: "Depression will have an increasing impact on societies and econ...

Nausea from anesthesia plummets with extra oxygen

...sts.The research is part of on-going studies by an international science team, theOutcomes Research Group, examining accepted practice in anesthesiology todetermine if simple improvements can produce major benefits. Several years ago,Sessler and colleagues determined that keeping patients' bodies warmer than hadbe...

Vitamin A compound may help protect younger women against breast and ovarian cancers

New York, NY, Nov. 2 - Research by an international team of Italian and American scientists could pave...nization whose mission is to develop and encourage international cooperation among physicians and researchers in the fight against cancer. ...

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships

...ignificant facts. The first is that this region's international reputation for pioneering medical research continues to grow. The second is that Pitt and Carnegie Mellon have a record of effective partnering that is virtually unique in American higher education. This very large and well-targeted grant gives us ...

Eastman gives Clemson University $38 million fiber technology

... vice chairman and executive vice president of the international chemical company. "Clemson University has an outstanding track record of doing just that, providing value to society as well as financial value once technology is commercialized." Donating technology that is not consistent with the company's strate...

Cancer summit launches global commitment to improve cancer care, research and treatment

... Paris, 4 Feb., 2000 - Today more than 100 international leaders of government, patient advocacy, cancer re... this year as a benchmark, will report back to the international cancer community on progress made against each of the articles on an annual basis....

Scientists: herb known as comfrey can ruin liver, other herbs appear helpful

...t. Stickel was one of the presenters at the first international scientific conference on "The Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Herbs," sponsored by UNC-CH's Institute of Nutrition and schools of public health and medicine and other organizations. Speakers from Canada, England, Germany and the United States discus...

Expert calls for common sense, science in national response to medicinal herbs

...sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the first international scientific conference on medicinal herbs. "The ancient origins of herbal medicine are indisputable," he said. Archaeologists have found pollen and flower fragments from different medicinal plants in Neanderthal tombs in Iraq dating back some 60,000...

New cancer classification brings quicker treatment to some

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An international group of cancer specialists has developed a new classification for cancers of the blood that in some cases will change when treatment will begin and what treatment will be received. ...

Tuberculosis Foundation selects Core Research Scientists

...ram is the first step in the Foundation's TBVC, an international program designed to coordinate and facilitate the development of a vaccine. The scientists represent a variety of scientific, engineering and public health disciplines that are necessary to create a successful vaccine. Later this year the Foundati...

New research shows important differences in the response to antihypertensive treatment depending on age and sex

...h 35% in the younger group. AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of ethical (prescription) pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sal...

Parents want more communication when infants are being treated in hospital intensive care nursery

...and use of simpler terminology, according to a new international study. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco headed the study, which included data from seven Pacific Rim countries: United States, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia. In all countries, parents ex...

Tufts University hosts Britain's Royal Geographic Society

.../SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Tufts University will host an international conference of Britain's Royal Geographical Society on Wed., May 31 through Fri., June 2. It will be held from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. each day at the Fletcher Intercultural Center here. This is the tenth annual meeting of the planning and environmenta...

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