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NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
...ose eligible. The results showed that almost three out
of four hospitals had a stroke unit, in compliance...a specialist unit by April 2004. This goal was set out
in the policy document, the National Service Framework for Older People. However, no additional fun...
Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
... week before and week afterwards, in a bid to rule out
any anomalies in the figures. The analysis showed that on average 117 people die on US roads every day, but the death toll ranged from 45 to 252 deaths on any one day. There were more road deaths during summer and autumn than during winter and sprin...
Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care
...riment. The findings are based on a survey carried out
by the Research Institute of the Norwegian Medical... a patient and how difficult they found it to mete out
criticism to colleagues. In all, 1318 responses were received from doctors in general medicine, prim...
Suffering from fatigue, abdominal discomfort or bloody diarrhea?
...e disease activity, Higgins and his colleagues set out
to determine if endoscopy is truly needed to accurately measure disease activity in ulcerative colitis. For the comparative study, 66 ulcerative colitis patients with scheduled lower endoscopy appointments at the U-M Health System's Medical Procedure...
IDSA applauds Senate leadership for introduction of S. 3
...le fact; infectious disease physicians are running out
of the tools we desperately need to treat patients. At the same time that we are seeing an increase in drug-resistant infections, we are also seeing a decline in the development of new antibiotics to treat such infections," said IDSA President Walter...
Smoking hurts wealth as well as health, study suggests
...s that the money smokers spend on cigarettes comes out
of income that normally would be saved," Zagorsky ... as others on everything else, and pay for smoking out
of potential savings." The study was published in the current issue of the journal Tobacco Control ...
State of the heart news conference
...r we've come and how far we still need to go Find out
details on two new gender specific scientific statements on treating women with heart disease from the February 1, 2005 women and heart disease themed issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association: Non-invasive testing addressing...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
...u feel more relaxed indoors? Do you dislike going out
alone? Do you feel uneasy traveling on buses or trains even if they are not crowded? Answers were Never/Not at all, Sometimes/Moderately or Often/Very/Yes. The women's level of anxiety was classified into four groups based on their scores: 0-1, 2, 3...
Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations
...quent use of chemotherapy), and still others point out
areas for further investigation in this population...pproaches, it is inappropriate to continue rolling out
new therapies indiscriminately and often conclude that they are not effective in 'malignant gliomas,...
Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study
...e hope, patients need to become empowered and seek out
the best treatment available. After his surgery at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., he was referred to UCSF Medical Center where he received radiation and then a gamma knife procedure. He now undergoes an MRI at UCSF every six months. Ch...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...ers the process that causes urine to begin flowing out
from the bladder, refuting conventional thinking t...es signals from the brain. Their research, carried out
with animals, could lead to a "bladder pacemaker" to restore bladder control for the more than 200,0...
Dartmouth awarded $21.8 million NSF grant
... for Cognitive Neuroscience. "Our goal is to carry out
basic research on how people learn and to connect scientists with the practitioners to effect meaningful change in the lives of students." Dartmouth's SLC, the Center for Cognitive and Educational Neuroscience (CCEN) draws from numerous faculty expe...
New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause
... studies demonstrating its effectiveness. To find out
whether MR neurography could effectively identify ...f all previous scans and treatment history to rule out
any condition that might have been missed. Patients without adequate scan information within the la...
Women want annual pap smears
...ined habit of annual screening." The authors point out
that even with successful educational efforts, it may be difficult to gain acceptance for less intense screening. Even among women who believed that screening recommendations are based solely on scientific evidence, just over half would agree to give...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
...tep in the process? The hunch paid off and turned out
to be the final piece of the puzzle. The discovery, says Zhang, demonstrates that human stem cells do not necessarily differentiate in linear fashion, as scientists always believed. Rather, a series of complex overlapping changes may well be the deve...
Views from space help oil prospectors see deep underground
... subterranean views at reduced cost. Often carried out
in the remotest parts of the planet, these surveys...working with up to 600,000 geophones, and carrying out
600 seismic 'shots' daily. Seismic surveyor WesternGeco, has been working with ESA for the last ...
Penn study shows how next-generation diabetic drugs could work more selectively
...urned on, by targeting the receptor PPAR. To tease out
how the medications work specifically, the investigators set out
to determine the difference between the genes that are ordinarily turned on in fat cells and the gen...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
...k organized exercise. To prepare, design and carry out
this NEAT study over the past decade, Mayo Clinic brought together: 20 study participants who were willing to forgo Christmas peanut brittle, Halloween Milky Ways and all restaurant and home meals. Every meal had to be taken at the hospital, withou...
Need better social research but it doesn't come cheap
...rveys widely used at present.Professor Loomes sets out
the case for his study in a speech at the internat...als - with costs to match. Professor Loomes points out
that many decisions about public policy are subject to political processes which for countries with...
From town planning to intimate sex: Understanding the risks in our lives
...e Internet; the way governments and planners find out
about what people want when decisions about the environment, transport or health care are being made; and differences between ethnic or gay groups in the way they think about risk. Professor Taylor-Gooby said: "Life is more uncertain. No one has a...
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