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AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity

...n addition to the SPIRAT grant, of which there are nine in the country,the Duke University Medical Center is the recipient of a number of NationalInstitutes of Health grants aimed at AIDS treatment and research. Duke hasan adult AIDS clinical trial group, a pediatric clinical trial group, anda National Co...

Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty

...cedure,and the improvement typically continues for nine to 12 months, Lowe said. Lowe said it is premature to consider using TMR as a routine surgicaloption for patients with coronary artery disease. "Right now, the outcomes of coronary bypass are so good, and patientsfeel better right away, t...

Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives

...rocedure,and the improvement usually continues for nine to 12 months, Lowe said. He added that it is too premature to consider using TMR as a routine surgicaloption for patients with coronary artery disease. "Right now, the outcomes of coronary bypass are so good, and patientsfeel better...

Guidelines Offer Ways To Curb Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

... control practitioner at UNC Hospitals, identified nine health-care settings needing control measures. They are long-term care, home health, hospices, doctors' offices and outpatient clinics, schools for the physically and mentally challenged, rest homes and retirement centers, rehabilitation hospitals, p...

Hollywood Increases Film Portrayals Of People With Disabilities

...yed a person with a disability. From 1990 to 1996, nine films, or 42.8percent of the total, featured a disabled person in a major role. Fifty-four percent of the films portrayed psychiatric disturbances, byfar the most common type of disability portrayed in the films studied by Safran,foll...

Declining National Rates Of HIV-Related Deaths And Illnesses Due To Combination Antiretroviral Therapy With Protease Inhibitors

...e HIV Outpatient Study, a nationwide consortium of nine HIVclinics and research centers. Another of the study's striking findings was that patients with privateinsurance were more often prescribed protease inhibitors and had lower mortalityrates than those on Medicare/Medicaid. However, Palella no...

Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care

...ong people live." Patients with less than nine years of education and an income of lessthan $10,0... income of lessthan $10,000 per year and less than nine years of education had more emergencyroom visits, but received fewer cardiac rehabilitation visits t...

"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region

...well-developed trauma system. Holding in place the nine trauma centers of the existing system, approximate...of 4.2%. The optimal replacement of any one of the nine trauma centers in theexisting system would therefore provide trauma system access to hundreds morese...

Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain

...nd who had been covered by the programfor at least nine months. Participants were asked a number ofquestions about demographics, family size, and income as well asuse of health care services during the 12 months prior to ChildHealth Plus coverage and the first 12 months following theirenrollment. In addit...

New Drug Prevents Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women, UCSF Researchers Report

...agnoses in the UnitedStates. Approximately one in nine women will develop breast cancer during herlifetime, and it is estimated that the disease will strike 178,000 women in theUS this year, and kill 43,500. Because breast cancer can take five or more years to become detectable, Cummingssaid that the s...

ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting

...th standardchemotherapy, the company reported that nine out of ten patients with recurrenttumors have experienced tumor regressions of greater than 50 percent to date,with two patients experiencing complete responses. In addition, the companyreported that 30 percent of patients treated withONYX-015 alone...

Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion

... would be submitting its final report in less than nine months. "Therefore, this is a critically important time to make the case that expanded Medicare coverage for prevention programs and wellness promotion is a sound investment for the future of Medicare, so it may be included as part of the Commission...

By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack

...ad an episode of chest pain or a mild heartattack, nine of the 34 people treated with enoxaparin had another bout of chestpain or a heart attack compared to 17 of 34 people given regular heparin. After30 days, the numbers were nearly the same (9 vs. 18). In addition, researchersfound that the rise of vo...

Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems

... D.C. The CD-ROM, Parenting Wisely, offers nine video dramas depicting commonfamily problems, such as poor school performance and sibling rivalry. Theprogram offers a choice of possible resolutions and potential outcomes for each.Designed for people of varying computer skills, the software require...

Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out

...s room for the new bone to grow,takes from five to nine days. After that period, the device is left in forapproximately six weeks to allow the new bone to fill in the gap before beingremoved. Besides correcting facial deformities, DynaForm can be used as analternative to painful extraction for se...

Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities

...eight who were exposed to infection in thewomb had nine times the normal risk of developing CP. Other recent studies havelinked prenatal infection to premature birth, which increases the risk of CP. However, the lengthy time needed to confirm a diagnosis of CP has made it verydifficult to identify what c...

How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug

...tomography(PET) in 13 nonmedicated adults with and nine adults without ADHD while theyperformed a challenging auditory arithmetic task known as the PASAT (PacedAuditory Serial Addition Task). As expected, the persons with ADHD had moredifficulty performing the task unmedicated. Researchers noted from th...

Low Socio-Economic Status Heart Patients Need More Than Just Aggressive Cardiac Procedures

...e of low SES, which wasdefined as having less than nine years of education and an annual income of lessthan $10,000. These patients tended to be older than high SES patients and ahigher percentage were women. The study found that patients from low SES came to the hospital sickerthan high SES pati...

Famous Faces Activate More Parts Of The Brain

...elley and Petersen then obtained fMRI images while nine othervolunteers tried to memorize both the famous and unfamiliar faces for asubsequent test. The images showed that part of the right frontal lobe becameactive when the subjects viewed unfamiliar faces, as in the previous study. Butfamous faces activ...

Morning Coffee Boosts Blood Pressure, Stress Hormones All Day

... have clinicalsignificance, Lane said. A review of nine major studies of blood pressure andheart-disease risk showed that a 5-point difference in diastolic blood-pressure-- the lower number used to assess health risk -- was associated with at least a34 percent increase in stroke and a 21 percent increase ...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... synthetic biology team has created a new technology ... that could travel the body and selectively target ... cell-based, biological devices that monitor and modify human ... biology. However, no existing technology enabled bioengineers to ... state and respond in a customized fashion. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s disease ... neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed ... way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, ... was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications ... idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it could ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization ... published a comprehensive review today examining the current state ... The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to ... recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has ... of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World ...
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