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Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank

...fluential multilateral development organisation, a post that requires acute political sensitivity and cultural awareness. His is a nomination that the World Bank's executive board would do well to reject," he concludes....

First head-to-head study to compare lidoderm patch and Celebrex in treating pain

...DA-approved for the relief of pain associated with post herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Lidoderm produces an analgesic effect by the penetration of lidocaine from the patch into the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, without loss of sensation or numbness. The Lidoderm patch should only be applied to int...

Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant

...arlem and determinants of smoking initiation among post adolescent African American women. Most recently, CAPH has been studying the effect of a community-based smoking cessation intervention among Chinese Americans in order to estimate smoking prevalence among New York City Chinese Americans....

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...The death rate and combined incidence of death and post admission heart attack were about the same between blacks and whites. However, our data were limited to adverse outcomes that occurred prior to discharge, and we do not know the long-term implications of these disparities." Researchers considered p...

Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly

...nce found in the recovery of upper and lower limbs post stroke, pg 65 This study quantifies recovery of upper-limb function post stroke and compares the recovery of upper-limb function to lower-limb function. Fifty-five volunteer...

Forensic dentistry key in identifying victims of tsunamis, other disasters

...ods. Since teeth and dental structures may survive post mortem, personal identification by means of dental data is still one of the most reliable methods of human identification. Nevertheless, some disasters, including massive fires, may destroy most of the dentition, leaving little dental information for...

Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children

...wetting), and 20% were at high risk for developing post traumatic stress disorder. Nearly one-third of the...roblems were almost four times more likely to have post traumatic stress disorder than the children without these health problems. Dr. Graham-Bermann point...

Serum sodium level is a major predictor of a poor prognosis for heart failure patients

...harge had a 15.6 percent mortality rate at 60 days post discharge, compared with a 30.4 percent mortality rate in those showing no improvement. "Currently, the medical community is not paying much attention to serum sodium levels in heart failure patients. However, serum sodium appears to be a modifiab...

Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

...esign, the Emory team analyzed the U.S. nationwide post marketing surveillance registry maintained by Cordis (maker of the Cypher SES) which included 2063 patients implanted with Cypher SES between August of 2003 and December of 2003 -- 136 of whom had received SES for ISR. The Emory researchers also id...

Study finds no reason for expectant mothers to shy away from early epidurals

...ief at the first request for pain relief); and the post four centimeter group (women who received a shot of hydromorphone at the first pain-relief request and then received an epidural at four centimeters dilation or greater or at the third pain relief request). "Women often feel guilty or weak when they ...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...us 10-20 percent nationally. "These data mean our post coronary artery bypass patients are likely to live longer and have less need for repeat interventions like late stent or angioplasty," explains Dr. McCarthy. Leading research Northwestern Memorial Hospital through its affiliation with Northweste...

Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study

...ined in the trial also showed improvement one year post surgery, although the degree of improvement varied by patient. Two of the patients recovered some lower extremity function, and one man had restored sexual function. All patients participating in the trial had sustained complete motor and sensory spi...

MRI-guided ultrasound therapy relieves symptoms in patients with uterine fibroids

...ated results are being analyzed, but "at 12 months post procedure the improvements and changes are predominately maintained." The procedure includes using MRI to plan the treatment and guide the treatment as it is being done. Focused ultrasound destroys the fibroid tissue. The procedure is "completely no...

Dairy Council of California program receives high marks from teachers & students

... into the correct groups improving between pre and post test. In addition, among the first graders who reported eating breakfast the day of the survey, the consumption of each of the five food groups increased. Results from the second grade evaluations showed that after completing the Healthy Choices, H...

Iris Murdoch's last novel reveals first signs of Alzheimer's disease

...sis was confirmed after her death in 1999, where a post mortem found a high density of plaques and tangles throughout her brain, with particularly severe involvement of the temporal lobes, areas critical for the storage of word meaning. John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's husband, says: "Iris donated her...

Smallpox vaccine can be diluted and still be effective, expanding supply if needed

...dy volunteers (99.7 percent) reported at least one post vaccination symptom in the two weeks following vac... volunteers reported cardiac symptoms 5 to 14 days post vaccination that resolved without [complications]." The authors conclude: "The results of our study ...

How brain gives special resonance to emotional memories

...isms underlying emotional memory formation play in post traumatic stress disorder and depression. The stud...ala in emotional memory could aid understanding of post traumatic stress disorder -- especially such phenomena as flashbacks of traumatic memories. Said Dol...

Cord blood stem cells save children with Hurler's syndrome

... over into the normal range at three to four years post transplant." Such cognitive gains might be related, in part, to transplanting the children at a slightly younger age, before their disease has progressed beyond repair, said Kurtzberg. Yet stem cells in cord blood have many traits that create a more ...

Mixed amphetamine salts significantly better than atomoxetine in treating children with ADHD

... hours, 4.5 hours, 7 hours, 9.5 hours and 12 hours post dose, mixed amphetamine salts consistently and significantly improved behavior scores (P Attention In addition, children's attention significantly improved over the three-week study period with mixed amphetamine salts, compared to atomoxetine and b...

Medication for heart failure may be helpful addition to standard therapies

...e rate of worsening heart failure after discharge, post hoc analysis suggested that mortality might be reduced in high-risk patients treated with tolvaptan." (JAMA. 2004;291:1963-1971. Available post-embargo at JAMA.com ) Editor's Note: The study was sponsored by the Otsuka Maryland Research Institute, ...

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