Tag: "large" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
...s made now or in the near future are going to have large
effects on health and environmental outcomes in th...sions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large
database of current fuel use in African nations. Using this as a baseline, they defined multiple sce...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
...sions from household fuel sources. They gathered a large
database of current fuel use in African nations. U...s made now or in the near future are going to have large
effects on health and environmental outcomes in the distant future."The results of the study show th...
Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank
..., he argues. "He may well be skilled at managing a large
organisation, but his is an inflammatory nomination to head the world's most influential multilateral development organisation, a post that requires acute political sensitivity and cultural awareness. His is a nomination that the World Bank's executi...
Early onset of puberty the EU gets serious
...is problem as the early onset of puberty affects a large
number of children and can eventually give rise to new reproductive patterns," says Professor Olle Sder, vice coordinator of PIONEER at KI. "It's also been shown that girls who reach puberty early are affected in a way that can have consequences for ...
Do minorities survive hospitalization better than others?
...isco investigated the incidence of DNR orders in a large
population of hospital patients. When sex and ethnicity differences in the use of DNR orders were taken into account, the apparent mortality advantage for minorities disappeared. Over 300,000 patients admitted to non-federal California hospitals in 1...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...been established, according to Buzdar, and several large
and lengthy clinical trials are now under way to test for cancer recurrence and survival after use of Herceptin with chemotherapy. But researchers at M. D. Anderson wanted to test use of the drug combination in patients with earlier stage breast canc...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...udied and also the least likely to be treated at a large
health care institution that offers clinical trials. Participation in cancer clinical trials has been shown to improve survival. Young adults with Kaposi Sarcoma have shown significant survival and mortality benefits after improvements in clinical tr...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...t-healthy bones. One study could involve following large
groups of them for years to look at fracture rates. Other, more imminent studies will involve using micro MRI to get a 3-D look at bone architecture and structure. Those studies could begin soon. In the meantime, Fontana isn't telling people to follo...
Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
...s kicking and shoving. "Bullying is a problem that large
numbers of kids confront on a daily basis at school; it's not just an issue for the few unfortunate ones," said Jaana Juvonen, UCLA professor of psychology, chair of developmental psychology and co-author of the study. "We knew a small group gets pic...
Hepatitis C and health-related quality of life
...istress and stigmatization. These studies revealed large
HCV-related HRQOL differences. Finally, five studi...ceived as clinically important by patients, though large
differences in HRQOL were found in patients with cirrhosis. The expert panel concluded that the vita...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
...ily available from a number of donors, and grow in large
quantities in the lab. In our experiment, the treatment regimen is relatively simple, requiring only injection."...
Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
...now emerging, and uncertainty remains over whether large
scale retail interventions actually work. For instance, a recent study in Newcastle found that retail provision was not independently associated with diet. Another in Leeds found positive changes in fruit and vegetable consumption, while a similar st...
Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection
... likely to carry pneumococci than adults, and in a large
group child care center, kids can easily spread th...uggests that child care attendance may account for large
variations in total community pneumococcal carriage. The researchers don't dissuade parents from usi...
RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level
...y to automatically monitor even complex tasks in a large
range of environments," Pelz says. "We can study s...g how people view rapid motion on the new class of large
displays. Knowing how fast an object is moving across a viewer's retina-rather than on the screen-wi...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...t used in Erickson's leg was made by Cook, Inc., a large
medical-device manufacturer that is sponsoring the clinical trial. It is coated with an anti-cancer agent called paclitaxel, which has been used on drug-eluting stents for treating coronary artery disease. "Of course, we're not treating cancer here,"...
Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
...archers found that after two years, "there were no large
or significant absolute differences in the cumulative incidence of SIL" between the two groups of women. "In this observational cohort study, HIV-seronegative and HIV-seropositive women who had normal cytology results with CD4 (cell) counts greater ...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...ll coronary artery disease patients with objective large
ischaemia, and this is the case for every lesion subset except chronic total occlusions that cannot be crossed. 2. The addition of stents and newer adjunctive medications has improved PCI outcome. The decision to recommend PCI or CABG surgery will...
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...nal cooperative group that coordinates most of the large
therapeutic gynecologic cancer studies in the U.S. In this study, the survival rates for 168 African-American patients and 997 Caucasian patients with Stage III, Stage IV or recurrent endometrial cancer were analyzed and compared. This analysis sh...
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
... emergency, it will be vital to immunize and treat large
numbers of people. Even rare adverse reactions associated with a therapy would become more common when millions are treated. Health care workers and medical facilities administering emergency therapeutics, as well as the companies that make them, s...
Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
...ntable deaths in the U.S. and New York City, yet a large
number of smokers still do not get the help they need to quit. The Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Network grant will link smokers to proven treatments. "The network's primary goal is to promote systematic screening and counseling of all tobacco users. ...
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