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Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health

... important. As a response to this challenge WHO is launching an independent Commission on Social Determinants of Health, which will review evidence, raise debate and recommend policies to improve health on a national and global level. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Marmot and includes global exper...

New patient magazine from American Academy of Neurology to launch in April

...easons, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is launching Neurology Now in April. The premiere issue will be supported by a special promotional launch during the AAN's 57th Annual Meeting, held April 9 to 16 in Miami Beach. The magazine will be available to patients in the waiting rooms of neurologists acro...

Need better social research but it doesn't come cheap

...l 'Learning about Risk' conference, in Canterbury, launching the ESRC Social Contexts and Responses to Risk Network (see Notes for Editors). He says: "The stakes are high the allocation of thousands of millions of pounds, dollars, euros and other currencies, and the human welfare implications of how the money...

Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan

...ical trials at the earliest possible stage. We are launching our Campaign for UCL in New York this week to showcase and gain support for the groundbreaking research talking place across UCL, of which the work of Professor Raisman's team is one example."...

US study highlights clear link between increased fast-food consumption and obesity

...r fast-food companies have taken positive steps by launching new healthier choices, such as porridge for breakfast, and fruit and vegetables for desert. I hope that this trend continues."...

Examination of possible conflicts of interest to influence look at suspected adverse drug reactions

...companies to attend to outstanding issues, such as launching promised phase 4 trials, before the scheduled re-review, and occasionally, companies have withdrawn drugs from the market rather than participate in a re-review." The authors continue, "Europe also assesses a postmarketing fee that contributes to pos...

100,000 excess civilian deaths after Iraq invasion

...n the governments of the countries responsible for launching a pre-emptive war. In planning this war, the coalition forces - especially those of the US and UK - must have considered the likely effects of their actions for civilians. And these consequences presumably influenced deployments of armed forces, pro...

Tests begin of flu vaccine grown in insect cell lines

Scientists are launching a research study to check the effectiveness of a new type of flu vaccine that is made differently than the conventional vaccine, which is grown in eggs. The experimental vaccine instead relies on a cell line drawn from insects known as fall armyworms...

New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices

... directly interpreting nerve cell signals and then launching movement in a prosthetic limb. The development of these devices requires a two-pronged, parallel approach. "The first is the understanding of the self-organized nature of healthy neural circuits," says Buzski. "Second is the use of this informa...

Lab study defines and blocks mechanism that lets brain tumors sidetrack immune response

...nts and led to the development of cells capable of launching an immune response. This finding supports the suggestion that medications attacking the enzyme may boost the immune system's ability to recognize and target gliomas. Results of the study on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) appear in the October 1 issue of th...

Tabletop DNA test laboratory

...nd GM food testing is now being realized. DSTL is launching a joint venture with industry to capitalize on its work. The spin out company, called Enigma Diagnostics will launch two rapid, fully automated diagnostic machines, which have adapted the PCR process. DSTL is the center of scientific excellence ...

National Institute on Aging Neuroimaging Initiative for Alzheimer's disease

WASHINGTON--The National Institute on Aging is launching a landmark study to find neuroimaging and other methods for monitoring the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) aimed at significantly reducing the time and cost of clinical trials. In the last few decades, great strides have been made in understa...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

...OME on ERS-2 and the forthcoming GOME-2 instrument launching next year with the first MetOp mission....

Increase in childhood leukaemia may be part due to increased light at night

...uture research and CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA will be launching a 1m fund to support research in priority areas....

New survey reveals surprising insights into parental attitudes toward teenage sexual behavior

...adolescent health including sexual health SAM is launching a national campaign today to help educate parents on how to protect their teens from various health risks including hepatitis B. "Hepatitis B, a highly contagious disease, is one of the diseases highschoolers could be exposed to through sexual conta...

Climate-based model to predict West Nile virus activity

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University scientists are launching a full-scale study on the influence of climate on mosquito populations that transmit diseases such as West Nile virus (WNV) to humans. Funded by a $495,000 Global Programs grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the thr...

Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries, new report shows

..., but the economies of nations," Dr. Sachs said in launching the report. "While fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS and Malaria in these countries is crucial, we must not forget to address these other potentially devastating and preventable conditions. In 2020, the less developed nations will have 500 ...

SOS Rx: National medication safety group organized

... collaborate with the National Consumers League in launching SOS Rx with the support of such a wide range of organizations committed to greater safety," said Barrett Toan, chief executive officer of Express Scripts. SOS Rx Campaigns The SOS Rx coalition's work is two-tiered, aiming to produce both behavior ...

HeartScore(R): New tool for cardiovascular disease risk prediction and management

...ity statistics. Professor Graham states, "We are launching the high and low risk European versions of HeartScore in order to demonstrate the potential of these tools in the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke. It is our hope that National Cardiac Societies across Europe will embrace the po...

Tropical medicine: A brittle tool of the new imperialism

...l Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is launching a "partnership forum" three years after opening its doors to announce yet another opaque system of rich-world patronage. Third, physicians should protest against policies that hurt efforts to improve the health of the poor, such as the discriminatory...

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