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DFG To Fund Four New Research Units
...s decided to set up four new research units. This programme
is designed to help establish new lines of research which to date have not adequately, or not at all, been pursued in Germany. The four units will be based in Chemnitz, Dresden, Munich as well as Mannheim and Heidelberg. Anatomists, biochemists, s...
The Health Consequences Of Nuclear Arms Trade In The Subcontinent Should Not Be Overlooked
...f nuclear conflict and the human costs that such a programme
could entail. The author concludes that it is imperative that international sanctions do not add to the misery of the millions who will bear the brunt of such measures. Contact: Professor Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Heal...
Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women
... a predominantly woman-centred chlamydia screening programme
into the UK should take account of the potential d...ffects on women and also by not screening men, the programme
could further reduce men's responsibility for sexual and reproductive health, say the authors. They ...
Further Evidence On The Effect Of The UK Cervical Screening Programme
.... The authors say that before the relaunch of the programme
in 1988 screening had a minimal effect on mortality, but since its relaunch screening appears to have reduced cervical cancer mortality by over 60 per cent in those aged under 55 years (up until 1997). They estimate that 1300 lives were saved in 199...
Semiconductor Plants May Be A Danger To The Health Of Employees
...aproblem. Bruce Fowler, director of the toxicology programme
at the University ofMaryland in Baltimore, is "not surprised" that anecdotal reports of unusualcancer rates among silicon chip workers are finally starting to emerge. It will be a while before these claims can be proved or disproved. Thefirst...
Exercise and encouraging a return to normal activities can help low back pain sufferers
...linical outcomes, costs and preferences) A short programme
of eight exercise classes led by a physiotherapist...hat based on their findings, this type of exercise programme
should be more widely available....
Milestone study in development of xenotransplantation
...tentially, a safe andeffective xenotransplantation programme
could provide enough healthy organs tooffer transplantation to these patients. For more than 15 years,Novartis has helped improve the quality of life for transplant recipients. Theintroduction of c...
Very low energy diets together with nicotine gum boosts smoking cessation rates
...n routine practice) Combining smoking cessation programme
with an intervention to control weight can help wo...m, found that half the women who participated in a programme
of using nicotine gum as well as eating a very low calorie diet, had stopped smoking after 16 weeks ...
A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong
...cial danger. Kendal, who headed the CDC'sinfluenza programme
in the 1980s, says that health officials find themselves ina dilemma each time a virus crosses over from pigs. "The question is: how do younot cry wolf while avoiding closing the door after the horse has bolted?" But given the obviously deva...
Cranfield pushes for greater child flight safety
...art of a consortium, the Impact Centre completed a programme
of research for the European Commission that formu...d restraint devices used in aircraft. An incentive programme
to encourage restraint manufacturers to have their devices approved for both car and aircraft use, w...
Care of mentally ill prisoners well below NHS standards
...mentally ill people in prison: results of a year's programme
of semistructured inspections The care of mental...nd Wales as part of the routine prisons inspection programme
during 1997-98. The 13 prisons had 348 beds, 20 per cent of all inpatient prison bed capacity. The s...
First pivotal studies for new alzheimer's treatment published in Neurology
...nducted in the US, form part of the pivotal trials programme
for galantamine which are now being reviewed by regulatory authorities worldwide. Reminyl was recently approved for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease in Sweden and Switzerland. "There are at least two victims in this illness: the...
Cranfield joins the UN fight against land mines
...the first if its kind, is an eight week management programme
for local land mine action managers. It is being run by the Cranfield Humanitarian Mine Action Unit (CMA) and run on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding from the UK Government's Department for International Developm...
Unique collaborative service established for childhood allergy-related anaphylaxis
... anaphylaxis training course for school staff. The programme
is unique both nationally and internationally and ensures that school staff are educated in the prevention, recognition, and management of anaphylaxis. If necessary school staff may be taught how to administer adrenaline for first aid use. Already...
AstraZeneca reaffirms belief in CHARM study
...ew data reinforce the relevance of the CHARM study programme
in investigating the benefits of AT1-receptor bloc... thousands of patients enrolled in the CHARM study programme
and the physicians responsible for their care." The CHARM study programme
is investigating a much...
Immunisation is not linked to sudden infant death
The UK accelerated immunisation programme
and sudden infant death in infancy: case-control s...hors. They conclude: "the accelerated immunisation programme
in the United Kingdom is not associated with sudden unexpected death in infancy, whether the death i...
Twenty percent of kidney deaths among Type 2 diabetes patients can be prevented - according to new clinical trial
... Head of Care Developments, Diabetes UK "The PRIME programme
will provide the first outcome evidence for the AI...te stage renal disease. In addition, the research programme
shows important comparator data against amlodipine, one of the most widely used anti-hypertensive tr...
New data support the efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta
...tigation in an extensive phase III clinical trials programme
in a number of key therapeutic areas. The program...ould be presented later this year. The phase III programme
of research into the efficacy of Exanta in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, comprising the...
New data support the safety and tolerability of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
...the SPORTIF III and V studies, is the largest-ever programme
conducted in this indication with more than 6,200 patients enrolled. Exanta is being investigated in a large clinical trials programme, including venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) treatment, s...
Pelvic floor exercises can reduce incontinence in women
... to follow a daily intensive pelvic floor exercise programme
with bladder training if necessary. The control group did not receive any visits from researchnurses. A year after delivery, women in the treatment group had significantly less urinary incontinence than those in the control group. Faecal incontinence...
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