Tag: "method" at medical news
Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
... than wood, but the current inefficient production method
in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment and potentially destructive to African forests. The researchers' analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable health benefits of 1 to 2.8 million avoided deaths. However, scenar...
Charcoal and forest management could reduce greenhouse gas levels & save lives in Africa
... than wood, but the current inefficient production method
in Africa is one of the most polluting for the global environment and potentially destructive to African forests. Their analysis shows that charcoal can provide comparable health benefits of between 1 and 2.8 million avoided deaths. Majid Ezzati, Ass...
Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
...dslide Susceptibility Mapping, where an innovative method
based on artificial neural network technology has been applied to hazard mapping at the basin scale." SLAM activities are also being carried in Switzerland, with the Swiss Federal Office for Water and Geology (FOWG) as national end user along with s...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...lleagues studied the efficacy of an office systems method
in improving CRC screening behaviors. An office sy...from 20.5 percent to 69.3 percent. The most common method
for educating the patient was direct discussion of screening (96.1 percent). The researchers also fo...
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...ntly are testing this electroacupuncture treatment method
in an ongoing human study....
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...rather than 50 years. Colonoscopy is the preferred method
of screening for colorectal cancer and data support the recommendation that African-Americans begin screening at a younger age because of the high incidence of colorectal cancer and a greater prevalence of proximal or right-sided polyps and cancerous...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...lly recognized physician-scientist who pioneered a method
to destroy malignant brain tumor cells without damaging healthy cells, came to Wake Forest Baptist last year to direct the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence. The treatment Debinski developed is based on the discovery of an unusual feature of the cells...
Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production
...vered new rules of RNA recoding--a genetic editing method
cells use to expand the number of proteins assembl...RNA editing. Reenan's group studies one particular method
called A-to-I RNA recoding. It occurs when an enzyme chemically "retypes" RNA letters at specific lo...
Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques
...based on research carried out on a pedicular screw method
based on intraoperatorial anatomical references. T... patients. The University Hospital has evaluated a method
to guarantee the pedicular screw system in a reliable way, avoiding the neurological complications. ...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
...opment of new anti-cancer drugs and therapies. The method
could enable future doctors to target treatment more precisely, rather than directing chemotherapeutic medication or radiation to tumors through a scattershot approach, said Marc Greenberg, a chemistry professor in the university's Zanvyl Krieger Sch...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...sleep needs in infants and toddlers Dr. Mindell's method
is simple, effective--and it works! This is the classic guide to a good night 's sleep for the whole family! About the Author: Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., is a leading authority on clinical sleep disorders in children and the Associate Director of the ...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...n bending of the tibia (shin) bone and discusses a method
to identify at-risk groups for osteopenia following spinal cord injury (SCI). Investigators measured the tibia- bending stiffness in 175 able bodied men without known orthopaedic or neurological impairment(s) and in 33 men with SCI. Data suggest a di...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...ften more difficult to detect than adults. The new method
could detect prints based on chemical markers left... the prints, developing an effective visualization method
can sometimes be time consuming, he adds. The new technique uses a process called micro-X-ray fluore...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
...ion. They also looked at the type of sex selection method
patients would choose. Of the 561 survey responden...etic diagnosis, and 4 percent would choose neither method
for sex selection....
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...re and after reconstruction. In this way, an exact method
for measuring and evaluating the various parameters has been devised: angles, the speed of the spreading movement by facial muscles at the corners of the mouth, etc. Moreover, apart from analysing the outcome of surgery, this image-capturing system ...
Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
...reacting to only that antigen, indicating that the method
can generate immune cells that target specific parts of the mammaglobin-A protein. "Now that we've found how effectively an immune response can be generated to mammaglobin-A, we plan to conduct clinical trials in patients who are at very high risk fo...
York study tests enhanced care for depression patients
... at the University of York are investigating a new method
of organising care for some of the three million adults in the UK who suffer from clinical depression. The innovative regime known as 'collaborative care' has been developed over the last decade, principally in the USA, but it has never been used in ...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
... asymptomatic, we had no well-defined quantitative method
to determine when the risk of continuing to rely on medication alone exceeded the risk of surgery. Now we have a threshold established through this large study, where continuing medical management carries a much higher risk and surgery can restore no...
Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
...teria were able to be evaluated by the less costly method
of exercise treadmill testing. Those who weren't candidates for this testing could be admitted to the hospital and didn't benefit very much from more costly stress imaging testing in the emergency department. The evaluation of patients who come to th...
OHSU scientists develop MRI approach to improve breast cancer detection
...esearch Center (AIRC) are developing a new imaging method
that may provide a clearer diagnosis of breast can...edical Engineering. "This technique involves a new method
for interpreting information gathered through MRI," explained Springer. "The technique involves re...
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