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Over 6,000 Technical Presentations Will Reveal New Findings At National Chemists' Meeting In Boston, August 23 - 27
...be discussedhere August 23 through 27 at the 216th national
meeting of the American ChemicalSociety, the world's largest scientific society. Approximately 10,000 registrants are expected to gather for about 609technical sessions to be held in the Hynes Convention Center and surroundinghotels. ...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...ing and after a patientreceives care. MMI convenes national
task forces of practicing clinicians toframe best practices and develop the guidelines. Risk issues addressed in theseguidelines are based on data MMI collects from healthcare organizationsnationwide and aggregates to identify significant trends in ...
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
...l income below $10,000, whichis 125 percent of the national
poverty level for a single person. The UCSF teamis the first to report on this type of benefit expansion. Study findings show the expansion would result in 9,600 more years of life forpersons with HIV disease over five-years. There would be 4,200 f...
New Survey Finds Physicians Seek More Clarity In MS Diagnosis And Management
...in each of the disease categories. Results of the national
survey, conducted by Louis Harris & Associates,werepresented at a recent University of Maryland-sponsored consensus conference ofneurologists and other MS experts designed to reassess and redefine the naturalhistory -- or classification -- of the var...
UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program
...lenges, developing a body ofresearch and forming a national
organization, Wachter said. A year-long UCSFstudy recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound that increasing the involvement of hospitalists may be a key to shorter,less costly hospital stays that don't compromise qual...
Doctors Are Underprescribing Key Blood Pressure Drug In Heart Attack Patients
Most Likely To Benefit, Study Says
study led by a UC San Francisco researcher indicates that doctors areincreasingly heeding the recommendation that they prescribe ACE inhibitors topatients who have had heart attacks, but they still are grosslyunder-prescribing the life-saving drug to...
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
... Cancer Institute (NCI) is in the midst of a large national
clinicaltrial to determine if finasteride can redu...olds off,however, on predicting the results of the national
trial. "It is possible thatthe drug could have a beneficial effect in preventing prostate cancer in ...
Need For Artery Operation Exceeds Treatment Rate
...on rate more than doubled in the early 1990s after national
guidelines were produced, there was still a large unmet need. By 1995-6 the operation rate was 89 per million, but the need was estimated at 153 per million of the population who had symptoms such as a transient heart attack or minor stroke. Contact...
Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk
...ia. Thefindings were presented here today at the national
meeting of the AmericanChemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Prior animal andhuman studies have demonstrated the value of wheat bran in the diet in reducingthe risk of colon cancer. The six-month study showed up to a 40 p...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...ng to the National Cholesterol EducationProgram, a national
coalition of medical groups.) "The observation that simvastatin beneficially raises low HDL whilelowering LDL should make this finding attractive to physicians for thelipid-altering properties that collectively lower cardiovascular risk," Cro...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...good for your heart was reported here today at the national
meeting ofthe American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. The newproduct, to be marketed as "Nu-Trim," contains high concentrations ofbeta-glucans, soluble fibers found in oats and barley that are known to lowerLDL cholestero...
Understanding Why Antibiotics May Be Over-prescribed For Patients With Sore Throats
...tors were divided about the possible benefits of a national
campaign to educate the public, but saw the value of educating patients individually. Contact: Dr Stephen Rollnick, Senior Lecturer in General Practice, Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Llanedeyrn Health Centr...
Electronic Nose Inspects Cheese, Hints At Human Sense Of Smell
...work lastmonth at the 216th national
meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston. Harper and Jou compared the opinions of a human sensory panel to the scent analysis of a commercially-available ...
Penn State Chemist Identifies New Lime Aroma Component
...ed Essential Oils of Key and PersianLimes," at the national
meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston inAugust. Her co-authors were three of her former undergraduate students, MatthewA. Wilson, Nicole R. Taylor and Aisha B. Mitchell. The Penn State researcher says, "There isn't a single comp...
The European Medicines Evaluation Agency: Open To Criticism
...opean Union. Alternatively companies can apply to national
licensing authorities, which ensures that product ...to the licensing authority of that country under a national
procedure. Contact: Dr Kamran Abbasi, Assistant Editor, BMJ, Tavistock Square, London...
$60 Million Brain Institute Opens At University Of Florida
...eatobscure brain and spinal lesions. Who: Top national
officials from Congress, the U.S. Department of Defense andDepartment of Veterans Affairs have been invited to join UF President JohnLombardi, UF Brain Institute Director William Luttge and state and localofficials....
The Dangers Of Advertising Drugs On The Internet
... evaluated as ineffective, unsafe or dangerous, by national
authorities or medical societies. They found that companies deceive patients with their advertising messages and that by using "citations" from serious medical journals they lead people to believe that there is no danger in the use of their "highly...
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention
... presented by a team of Canadianresearchers at the national
convention of the Institute for Operations Researchand the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in Seattle. The convention is taking place at Washington State Convention & Trade Center andThe Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers from Sunday, October 25 to Wednes...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
...t the top of herMcCormick class. She also received national
honors, including being named theoutstanding junior-year electrical engineering student in the U.S. for 1992. Other Northwestern members of the technical team include Milica Popovic, agraduate student in Taflove's group, and Alan Sahakian, associate...
Comprehensive Effort Needed To Prevent And Treat Traumatic Injuries
...Institute ofMedicine. The report calls for a new national
policy to reduce injuriesfrom firearms that builds on lessons learned in the successful campaign againstmotor vehicle injuries. It urges federal, state, and local officials toincrease their support for injury prevention programs, emergency medicalse...
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