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New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist
...ot in his role as Chair of the Commission. It sets out
why the health impact of social policy must be tak...on health, argues Marmot. The Commission will set out
guidelines for governments and policy-makers on what changes can be made to reverse high mortality r...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...treatment, especially in children. They also point out
that new investment into the Social Security system, while at the same time under-funding obesity prevention and treatment, is not sound economic or public health policy. "Some may view this as pessimistic," Olshansky said. "But in fact, it is a real...
Employees with diabetes are not more tired
...y how competent an individual feels about carrying out
these tasks. Weijman discovered that tired employees with diabetes also have a different outlook on their disease and their work situation. They were more likely to find flexibility in the work annoying, whereas people with few tiredness complaints ...
University seeks recruits for arthritis study
...complete questionnaires about their mood and carry out
a short ability test. Information given to researc...for research purposes. Those interested in finding out
more should contact Anthoula Lioni on 0131 537 6282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Doctor suggested cannabis for pain relief, says one in six medicinal users in the UKMUHC study
...annabis. 19 per cent were prior users or had found out
its benefits by accident and 16 per cent said their doctor had suggested it. The majority of users (82 per cent) smoked the drug. Other methods included eating it (43 per cent) and making cannabis tea (28 per cent). 916 reported average usage lev...
Mechanism of RNA recoding: New twists in brain protein production
... the March 17 issue of Nature. DNA sequences spell out
the instructions for making protein but they aren'...tring of non-protein coding letters that cells cut out
or "splice" from the molecule during processing. RNA recoding can't occur without introns, so cells...
'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15
... for you, chemists in Mexico say they have figured out
ways to make them even healthier. Called frijoles (free-HO-lays) in Spanish, beans are a dietary staple in many Hispanic homes. Two different research groups in Mexico identified South American bean varieties that have higher levels of disease-fighti...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...cations," Becker said. "My next task is to figure out
if adding a community health worker to a regular care system has the same impact and lowers costs. I suspect it will." Becker said that the results should encourage others to consider alternative systems, or at least more flexible systems to help re...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
... stroke. Environmental research is needed to find out
how minority communities use health care services and whether outreach and risk factor modification programs are effective in these communities. Minority participation in research is also inadequate, according to the report, and is necessary to incre...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...t wanted to quit smoking, her physician would mail out
information about local quit-smoking programs. A patient in the community care group, however, was taught how to measure and control her own blood pressure, given one-on-one advice on how to quit smoking, and received follow-up calls from a nurse pr...
Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques
...of Navarre, and has been based on research carried out
on a pedicular screw method based on intraoperatorial anatomical references. The study has been applied to 44 patients attending the University Hospital. The insertion of pedicular screws into the lumbar vertebral column is suitable for the treatment...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
...occurs right after hormonal therapy begins to wipe out
the tumor and immune cells outnumber cancerous ones," according to Charles Drake, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of oncology and director of the research which is published in the March issue of Cancer Cell . In the Hopkins studies with mice bred ...
Mountain life spells longer life
... 'protective' factors must be at play. They point out
that living at moderately high altitude produces long term physiological changes in the body to enable it to cope with lower levels of oxygen, and that this, combined with the exertion required to walk uphill regularly on rugged terrain, could give t...
Newly discovered pathway might help in design of cancer drugs
...ist explained. "What we did was more like carrying out
a precision attack. It let us get a closer look."...
AACC and The Endocrine Society partner to promote patient education
...said AACC President Mitch Scott, Ph.D. He pointed out
that the Society already has a demonstrated commit...ook forward to helping AACC and its partners reach out
to the millions of people who haven't yet discovered this gold mine of information." As the product ...
Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis
...nctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out
if hypnosis alters brain activity in a way that mi...perature that each volunteer considered painful (8 out
of 10 on a 0 to 10 pain scale). The volunteers were then split into two groups. One group was hypnot...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...ienced repeated withdrawal will not. Thus, we set out
on this study to examine the effects of binge drinking on cognitive function." "The approach of selecting individuals according to their self reports of drinking history and then assessing their mood and other cognitive abilities is unique," added Fu...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
..." Stratta said. Of the 144 transplants, about one out
of four (26 percent) were in patients age 60 and older. The mean age of this group was 65, and seven kidney recipients were older than 70. Most of the patients (62 percent) in the older group received kidneys from older donors that once would have be...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...lty members focused on aging research and to build out
the labs with advanced research technology and animal models. Additionally, research pilot grants will be awarded by a steering committee to investigators wanting to investigate novel areas of molecular research addressing critical questions in the ...
Houston meeting kicks off collaboration to advance cancer research
...nd treatments that the two institutions will carry out
over the next few years. Both are internationally renowned for their commitment to and excellence in translational medicine, which drives pioneering cancer research from the laboratory to patient therapies at the bedside. Sir Richard Sykes, Rector of...
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