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Planning Researcher Finds Best Neighborhoods Aren't Always Best At Preventing Infant Mortality

...t there are more neighborhoods that arebeating the odds than those which, against expectations, haverelati...y will more closely studythose areas that defy the odds to find out what the odds-beatersare doing right so that their efforts can be applied to other at-ri...

Chemist Turns To Self-Assembly To Create New Drugs

... Finding new drugs is a numbers game, and the odds shoot updramatically when chemists can peruse thousands or even millionsof candidates. Currently technicians and customized robots searchfor potent new drugs by systematically pairing up chemicals intest tubes, meaning days and days of repetitive lab...

ACE-Inhibitors Score High In Reducing Heart Attack Deaths

...that lowers high blood pressure improves aperson's odds of surviving after a heart attack, say researchers reporting on astudy of nearly 100,000 heart attack patients that appears in today'sCirculation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The drugs, called an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inh...

Beyond Pharmaceuticals: Business And Academic Leaders Forecast The Future Of "Combinatorial Chemistry"

... andtest them rapidly, so you greatly improve your odds of picking a winner." From 112 polyarylate compoun... replacement. Inaddition to helping Kohn beat the odds of finding such molecules, studying thecompounds in his library may allow him to identify structure-...

Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet

...etables and tomatoes -- all appeared to reduce the odds of kneeosteoarthritis by 30 percent to 40 percent, Jordan said. On the other hand,delta and gamma tocopherols - found in soybean, palm and other oils -- as muchas doubled the risk of knee problems, particularly in blacks. Subjects in the stud...

Drip And Ship: Start Drug Early, Especially If Plan To Transfer Heart Patient To Larger Hospital

...diate use of a new anti-platelet drug improves the odds thatthe patient will not die or suffer a second heart attack within 30 days. Based on the results of their so-called "Drip and Ship" study,researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), further recommendthat these smaller hosp...

UPMC Study Shows What May Be The Most Effective Treatment For Depressed Elderly

...nstitute and Clinic (WPIC). "These results are at odds with theway treatment standards are moving under managed care. Most plans allow onlymedication or medication with limited therapy. If our results hold true,combination therapy would not only be better for the patients, but save healthcare dollars i...

Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy

...ple of successful technology transfer, against the odds Ablatherm is the latest fruit of close collaboration between INSERM U281 (agroup working on tumor diagnosis and treatment by physical agents such as shockwaves and ultrasound), the urology department of Edouard Herriot hospital, andEDAP Technomed (f...

Health And Wealth: Women Are DifferentOr Are They?

...risk,but increasing the wife's income raises men's odds of dying. The team raised several possible explanations of this and said further researchwould have to answer such questions: Could it be because the wife's increasedearnings lower the husband's sense of power or self-esteem? That more hours inthe ...

To Drive Or Not To Drive? New Criteria For Those With Epilepsy

...nt that comes before a seizure -- also had reduced odds of crashing, asdid people with fewer non-epilepsy- related accidents in general before theywere diagnosed. Surprisingly, reducing the number of anti-epilepsy medicines orswitching them lowered the accident risk. That's probably because patients att...

Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development

...armfuleffects of tobacco-related carcinogens - the odds ratios for major types of lungcancer are consistently higher in women than in men at every level of exposureto cigarette smoke. Furthermore, this gender difference cannot be explained bydifferences in baseline exposure, smoking history or body size; ...

Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs

...father learned of studies directed at improvingthe odds of patients who had complex health issues, they scheduled anappointment with Dr. Jordan. In March 1998, Elaine went to Cedars-Sinai for her first IVIG treatment,although because this was part of the ongoing clinical study, neither the familynor the ...

One of the nation's top cardiologists available to discsuss findings of study related to Medicare patients and high-volume hospitals

...hose treated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival thanthose taken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Prediman K. Shah, M.D., Director of the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-SinaiMedical Center -- one of the most respected heart programs in the nation -- sa...

Medical tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...hose treated at "high-volume" hospitals had better odds of survival than thosetaken to hospitals that treat a relatively low number of heart attacks. Vaccine against hepatitis A protects kids and families now; hepatitis B vaccineprotects kids as they become adults Hepatitis B is believed to be the most...

Dartmouth researchers urge caution in communicating results to public

...lute event rates,presenting risk ratios instead of odds ratios, not assuming that more medicalcare is alwa...aredto whites using a statistical format called an odds ratio. Few people think interms of odds or encounter them in daily life. Instead, they often mista...

UI study suggests variable effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on brain

...s Medical Center. "But this human datawas quite at odds with other studies, including one at the UI involving rats,which showed maternal alcohol intake can increase the number of cellscontributing connections passing through corpus callosum in offspring." The contradiction motivated Miller and two Univers...

Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?

...re cardiac arrests in a neighborhood increased the odds of a victim receivingCPR, probably by raising the ...owledge of CPR. Rapid CPR can double or triple the odds ofsurvival. More surprising, those in racially integrated neighborhoods were more than twiceas likel...

Pathway may provide target for treating chronic pain

...e of those targets we canidentify, the greater the odds we can find medicines to help patients who arenot helped by traditional drugs," Zhuo said....

Oregon Health Sciences University Researchers track long-term results of chemotherapy assisted by blood-brain barrier disruption

...-term study involving patients who have beaten the odds thanks to chemotherapy assisted by blood-brain barrier disruption. The results of the study are published in the January edition of the journal Neurosurgery. OHSU scientists studied 74 people with central nervous system lymphomas who were treated wit...

New molecular 'dowsing' technique could more quickly and precisely lead researchers to key drug targets

...l-rich areas such as Texas or the Middle East, the odds of success are much higher. Traditionally, pharmaceutical researchers have had to drill at random when searching for molecular "oil fields" -- key sites on protein surfaces to be targeted for drug delivery. However, a molecular engineer at the Fred H...

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