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Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...'re atrisk for having a stroke. In interviews with more
than 1,800 individuals in the greater Cincinnati areaonly slightly more
than half could list at least one stroke symptom and only 68percent could name one stroke risk facto...
Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
... People with atrial fibrillation are six times more
likely to have astroke than people without, and ac...preferences. Higher-risk patients, who have one or more
specified risk factors, sufferstrokes at a rate of 8 percent a year, and through previous SPAF studi...
New Stroke Treatment Likely To Decrease Health Care Costs And Increase Quality Of Life
...d with t-PA, 12.4 days. t-PA-treated patientswere more
frequently discharged to their home than to inpati... The NINDS t-PA Stroke Trial, which included more
than 600 carefullyselected stroke patients and was completed in December 1995, found that thosetreat...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...hat flawed." Smoking cigarettes is tied to more
than 400,000 deaths in the United States each year... heroin or cocaine," he added. "It is perhaps even more
malicious because the negative effects are not as quickly apparent, so it's easier for everyone invo...
Research Offers New Tool In Fight Against Prostate Cancer
...d thatthose whose PSA level declined 50 percent or more
after eight weeks ofchemotherapy had a significantly higher survival rate. PSA screening tests are used to measure the level of a prostate-specific antigenin the blood---which indicates the presence of prostate cancer. They also havebeen used to ga...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...dollars for research, internal funding will become more
important, particularly because funders expect to see some of the research already done, Beachley ex...
Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow
...ls as well as for his service inmaking the science more
accessible to the public. The gold medal will bepr...nt." A nonprofit organization with a membership of more
than 155,000 chemists andchemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific jour...
PITT Researchers Demonstrate Human Brain's Natural Mechanism For Guarding Against Errors
... it provides a signal thatthe brain may use to pay more
attention and avoid the error." The specifi...as an alarm telling the rest of the brain to exert more
executive controlso performance doesn't deteriorate." According to Dr. Carter, a task like d...
Asthma-Airways Clinic Improves Lives, Reduces Medical Costs
...towardthe maturation of the health care system and more
self-management by patients." Men and women in the...impact concluded it costs $6.2 billion ayear---and more
than half of that results from hospitalization and emergencyroom visits. A medical strategy that sig...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...of the effectiveness of state-fundedinsurance. "As more
states begin to use federal block grants to implementtheir own insurance products for the poor we need to build inmethods to address these barriers," Pollard Shone said. Other researchers in the study included Peter G. Szilagyi, SarahH. Trafton, Lanc...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
... at an annual rate of 1.6% from 1990 through 2005, more
rapidly than is projected for total jobs in the ec...d. Bishop concludes that "the nation's need for a more
efficient and effective health sector cannot be held hostage to concerns about the redistribution of...
Area of Research Outlined For Promising New Cancer Drugs
...ed about the drugs' possibilities but cautionsthat more
studies involving the basic science of these drugs...elationship in cancer,Castellino says. For more
information, contact Frances J. Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezoldprofessor of biochemistry and dean of th...
Cost-Effective Treatment Possible In Africa For HIV-Positive Pregnant Women If Drug Prices Lowered
...ionprograms. The drug interventions become still more
economical if it is possible toreduce the costs of counseling and testing pregnant women for HIV withoutcompromising the quality of these services. In previous studies in the U.S., the AIDS Clinical Trial Group of the NationalInstitutes of Health ...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
(Does the WHO have a role in Europe? There is more
to "Europe" than you might think) In 1988 the future role of the WHO in Europe was in doubt. It was inconceivable that it would have to provide emergency relief programmes in war zones in Europe, malaria had long been eradicated and non-communicab...
Secondary Prevention Of Heart Disease Should Be Improved
...ered that nearly two thirds of patients had two or more
high risk lifestyle factors that would benefit from change, such as exercising, giving up smoking or a eating a better diet. The authors also found that practices which ran nurse led clinics to promote secondary prevention, had healthier patients at ...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...d for the condition. "The presence of one or more
clinical signs or symptoms was found to be both a sensitive and specific screening method for suspected chorioamnionitis," Gugino said. "This finding suggests that it would be prudent to take action to confirm the diagnosis and begin treatment ...
Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
...ion of theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics. "We know more
about treating asthma than ever before, but at the same time thereare more
people hospitalized for asthma than ever before and the death rate forasthma has increased. Prevale...
Researchers Synthesize Compounds For New Class Of Antibiotics
...ptgen. "Now we need to takemyxopyronin and make it more
drug-like. The synthesis was designed to allow usto make many analogs--many different candidates--so that doctors can choose thebest one for the desired activity." May 12, 1998 -- 30 --...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...y useful because it is some 10,000to 100,000 times more
sensitive than other assays, the scientists say.Ex...enson, professor of chemistry at UNC-CH, pioneered more
than a decade ago. Alaser beam passes across the tube illuminating the sample, and electronicequipme...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
... to consume large quantities of the compound until more
is known about it, Houseknecht warns. "CLA could h...ntion in Diabetes mellitus." Charron suggests that more
information is needed, however. "Caution must be taken in these therapies, because liver abnormaliti...
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