Tag: "labor" at medical news
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...crystallography and NMR spectroscopy are extremely labor
intensive.Crystallography, a field in which Williams specializes, is limited tosmall fragments of DNA, such as 10 to 30 base pairs. The scanning force microscopy assay can be performed on long piecesof DNA -- from 300 to over 100,000 base pairs -- t...
Raising The Retirement Age In The United States Could Save Billions In Social Security Payments
...rently trained for thecurrent positions out of the labor
force. "Certainly, I think the incentives would change if you raise not justthe normal retirement age but also the age at which you can get partialpayments." With baby boomers approaching retirement age, the federal government mustact to meet the f...
Walking Or Bed Rest OK For First Stage Of Labor, UT Southwestern Research Shows
...ve concludedthat walking during the first stage of labor
is neither harmful nor beneficialto the mother or ...Parkland MemorialHospital in Dallas in spontaneous labor
with uncomplicated pregnancies between36 and 41 weeks' gestation to either a walking group or a bed-...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...ving nearly 100 million children from the labor
market by working to increase adult wages and empl... should occupy themselves with improving the adult labor
market, since its condition can dictate the size of the child labor
market, Basu and Van say. Trying...
Ovarian Hormone Could Play Key Role In Easier, Safer Childbirth
...lore its potential asa cervical softening agent in labor
induction. In pregnant women, relaxin isfound in lower amounts in the blood than inrats and pigs. "In the human, it may be that relaxin doesn't play the vital role in remodelingthe cervix that it has in rats and pigs," hesaid. "This possibility does...
Reassuring Findings About Infants Exposed To Zidovudine
...ere exposed to AZT or aplacebo in utero and during labor
and delivery, and also as newborns for sixweeks. The randomized design of PACTG 076 and subsequent follow-up in this study makesit easier to clearly evaluate AZT's potential toxicity, the investigators note. The health of children who received AZT (...
Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?
...hose studies were tailored to men'sposition in the labor
market, but not to women's. The occupation, educa...ificantly, it ignoreswomen who are not in the paid labor
force. Once gender-sensitive criteria were in place and used on the study subjects, theresearchers f...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nursing Administrator Receives Nursing Excellence Award
...alth. Dr. Burnes Boltonstarted as a staff nurse in labor
and delivery at Cedars of Lebanon 28 yearsago, in the days before that hospital merged with Mt. Sinai to formCedars-Sinai. Touching most rungs of the career ladder through the years, shenow serves as vice president and chief nursing officer of Cedars...
UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary
...taffing costsdepends highly upon the institution's labor
payment structure. Fast-tracking canpossibly decre...king reduces substantial overtime, the decrease in labor
costs can besignificant. If a hospital pays its staff a set salary, the time savings may nottranslat...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialist Addresses Neonatal Issues At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies
...duction threshold" is related to the initiation of labor
Well-adjusted moms have healthy births
... fearsabout her own health, her baby's health, and labor
and delivery. Psychological resources and stress, rather than ethnicity, predicted what kindof births the women would have. "White women's more favorable psychological resources were associated with theirgreater likelihood of being married and having...
Changes in allied and auxiliary health care workers' training needed for quality
of patient care, according to UCSF report
...re flexibility in theworkplace. "Health care is a labor
intensive effort. Unless we are able to change the waythe work is done, the way health workers are trained, and the attractiveness forthe health care employment sector, we have little chance of sustaining long-termchange in health care," said Mark S...
Hormone involved in reproduction may have role in the maintenance of
The hormone best known for its role in inducing labor
may influence our abilityto bond with others, according to researchers at the University of California,San Francisco. In a preliminary study, the hormone oxytocin was shown to be associated with theability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationsh...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...nevirapine (NVP) given to an HIV-infected woman in labor
and another to her babywithin three days of birth ...acy of nevirapine administered to themother during labor
and to the newborns for a longer period of time. Breastfeeding is practiced widely in developing cou...
Federal, private funding to establish inflammatory disease center at UNC
...ase is almost as great a risk factor for premature labor
and delivery as issmoking. Most ob-gyn physicians probably underestimate the importance of goodoral hygiene in making sure pregnant women go to term and give birth to healthychildren." A UNC-CH study published in the Journal of Periodontology...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
...ministered late in pregnancy (PETRA, Arm-A) and at labor
(PETRA, Arm-B). The model assumed each treatment program was given to 20,000 hypothetical pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. It took into account various factors such as rates of HIV infection, breastfeeding habits, life expectancies, and effecti...
Health plays a crucial role in California labor market, according to UCSF researchers
... 1998. Findings of the 1999 survey show that the labor
market continues to be strong. More than 70 perce...he only worker in the household. Despite a strong labor
market, researchers found a substantial proportion of the working age population is falling behind f...
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...mend that all obese women who cometo a hospital in labor
should consider having an epidural analgesia line placedin order to minimize the potential risks of general anesthesia if a C-sectionbecomes necessary. An epidural involves the placement of a thin catheter intothe epidural space near the spinal colum...
Study examines STDs among women-to-women sex partners
...o be to blame for one out of five cases of preterm labor
or babies bornwith low birth weights. BV appears to occur more often among lesbian women thanamong all women as a group. The study is also examining the possible transmission of other STDs,including herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea....
Hormone-like gel causes speedier deliveries, study suggests
... birth process by shortening both the time until labor
begins and the time to deli... who are candidates to have labor
induced. "The real application of PGE2 is in potentially preventing the ...
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