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Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

...d--and has largely overcome--can serve as valuable lessons for other developing countries trying to launch their own treatment programs, according to an article in the March 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. According to World Health Organization estimates, only about 700,000 of...

More studies on risks and benefits of COX-2 inhibitors published in Archives of Internal Medicine

...rticles in this issue of the ARCHIVES." "Several lessons can be learned from the 5-year experience and eventual withdrawal of rofecoxib from the market. First, the current postmarketing surveillance system does not work. If the FDA is to continue to approve drugs rapidly, we should not expect that all saf...

Rotary blood pump shows promise for pediatric patients

...y Blood Pumps in Germany last year to discuss past lessons learned and future directions for this technology. Increasing experience, better understanding, and advances in VADs now suggest that its smaller size offers an advantage in permitting its use in women and smaller patients, including children with he...

Consumers to benefit from organic potato breakthrough

...anic," said Professor Leifert, addingthat valuable lessons from the exercise could be transferred to otheraspects of organic vegetable production. Patrick Holden, director of the Soil Association, said, "The results from the research are good news for farmers and consumers. Organic potato growing can be tech...

LA BioMed Medical/Research briefs January 2005

...e setting of over-the-counter statin availability: lessons from the consumer use study of OTC Mevacor Psychi...e setting of over-the-counter statin availability: lessons from the consumer use study of OTC Mevacor SOURCE: American Journal of Cardiology 2004 Nov 4; 94(9A...

McMaster researchers develop test for rare bleeding disorder

...hat the study by McMaster scientists has important lessons for hematologists who investigate and manage patients with bleeding disorders by providing new insights into this condition. "The use of quantitative measures of bleeding symptoms will allow for greater understanding of the interactions of multiple c...

Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS

... she added. "It is important to remember and draw lessons from the difficulties inflicted on everyone -- medical personnel, SARS victims, non-SARS patients and their families alike."...

Marine snail study gives insights into human brain

...tand human learning. I expect there to be valuable lessons from the Aplysia for age-related memory loss in humans." The marine snail, which is substantially larger than its garden-variety counterpart, has approximately 20,000 neurons in its central nervous system; humans have approximately one trillion...

Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students

...book. The program also extends the healthy eating lessons that children are learning beyond school by providing a parent letter that is sent home with each of the students. The program aligns with California and National Education Standards and meets core curriculum requirements for math, science, writing, ...

University of Utah study suggests cellular waste to blame for a form of blinding eye disease

...ation. "However, we have already gained invaluable lessons from studying four families with this mutation. The next step is to begin working on a pharmaceutical intervention to counteract the effect of the gene mutations," he said. Although one of the three gene mutations in this study was i...

Lessons learned from complex emergencies

...ors of the first article conclude that, while many lessons have been learned and improvements made over the past decade, better co-ordination of the non-governmental organisations providing services is crucial to help reduce maternal and child illness and death. Peter Salama (USAID, Washington DC) comments: ...

Intervention boosts activity in kids, especially minorities

...yed. The school intervention involved 24 exercise lessons over eight weeks, with three sessions of 20 minutes each per week, at low or no cost to the schools. "This modest, eight-week school intervention changed and heightened the intensity levels of the existing physical exercise program in the schools an...

Dealing with casualties from a terrorist attack

...lysing severity of injuries and survival rate. The lessons they learnt are invaluable while future terrorist attacks remain a threat. Dr Gutierrez de Ceballos and colleagues are based at the Gregorio Maran University General Hospital (GMUGH), the largest public hospital in Madrid. Their article warns that o...

IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHS's pandemic influenza plan

...es the federal government to use this time and the lessons learned during these annual outbreaks wisely. Specifically, IDSA recommends strengthening vaccine and antiviral distribution networks; investing in research to advance what we know about influenza and how best to respond; developing prevention, contr...

'Science of better' convenes operations researchers in Denver

...solving health care delivery system issues. Citing lessons that American health care can learn from Canadian experience, the authors show that increased ICT capabilities, availability, and use leads directly to improved clinical quality, safety, and effective inpatient care. Sunday, October 24, 1:30 3:00 PM...

Health and politics: Lessons learned from the Iraq conflict

...t was planned, its failures and successes, and the lessons learned. The authors focus on the immediate relief effort rather than the subsequent reconstruction programme. Dr Burkle concludes: "Judging from the experience in Iraq, the armed forces should be prevented from dominating humanitarian assistance as ...

Vioxx: An unequal partnership between safety and efficacy

...provisional'. 'Pharmaceutical companies also have lessons to learn. Merck responded well to this latest piec...ents from all parties in this sorry tale about the lessons to be learned. Without more vigilant drug regulation in the future, doctors will continue to be misl...

First solid evidence that the study of music promotes intellectual development

..., drama lessons, or no lessons. Two types of music lessons were offered in order to be able to generalize the results, while the groups receiving drama lessons or no lessons were considered control groups in order to test the effect of music lessons over other...

Tufts professor launches program to mentor deaf students in state-of-the-art physics research

...ge interpreters are provided for all the classroom lessons and the group laboratory instrument training sessions. "Professor Cebe is an expert in this field, and we are proud that she is dedicated to advancing these exceptional students in science," said Susan Ernst, dean of Tufts' School of Arts and Science...

Autistic children show outstanding musical skills

Specialist individual music lessons could hugely benefit children with autism, according to researchers Dr Pamela Heaton and Dr Francesca Happe at the University of London. The study, which was funded by ESRC, suggests that many children with this disorder have outstanding abilities i...

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