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Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...and improvingaccess to prenatal care and education programs
may help reduce prematurebirths and deaths related to prematurity. "We've made great strides with our technology and treatment, butthese advances may not result in greater social equity," Hamvas said. "Theemphasis should be on preventing these babies...
Emory Doctors Discuss "Killing Heat" In This Week's NEJM
...ods of environmental stress, and debt-forgiveness programs
can be implemented to help pay the bills of the truly needy." In addition, the authors site a proactive program that was begun in Memphis after the 1980 heat wave: In early summer, officials track the numbers of persons seen in emergency de...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
... enrolled in federally funded methadone management programs
at an annual cost to the taxpayer of $4,500 per person. In addition to Grossman and Rhodes, other participants in this research are Glenn J. Lesser, M.D., Kam W. Leong, Ph.D., Hungnan Lo, Ph.D., and Susan L. Eller....
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
..., theresearchers suggested that parental education programs
to increase knowledgeabout child development may help parents enhance the developmental outcomesof infants born at risk....
Duke Study Uses Tiny Temperature Changes To Probe Water-Exclusion At Protein Binding Sites
...lecular linkups will occur. "If you give the programs
the protein's structure and the ligand'sstructure ...ointing the one actual binding site, theircomputer programs
often show that binding is apparently possible at manydifferent places on a protein. Toone as...
Combination Of Interventions Are Found To Be Most Effective In Improving Driving Behavior Among Teenagers
...of all the studies reviewedthat the most effective programs
instructed the youths how theyshould or should not drive and enforced consequences forinappropriate behaviors. The best interventions included minimumdrinking age and blood alcohol concentration laws, curfews anddelayed licensure laws. Graduated lice...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...e Education (D.A.R.E.), school-based sex education programs
and the Children's Television Act(CTA) will be pre...ivenessof the different school-based sex education programs
over the last20 years, researchers Diana P. Oliver, M.S., William O. Dwyer,Ph.D., and Frank C. Leemi...
Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
...c Health Reports that "Native American health care programs
faceformidable challenges unprecedented in their h...ers of tribes are choosing to run their own health programs
instead of theIndian Health Service. The move toward assumption of responsibility for thedelivery of...
Survey Finds Increasing Popularity Of Acute Stroke Teams In U.S. Hospitals
...995 and 1997. Sixty-four percent of AST programs
cost less than $10,000 per year tooperate; 59 perc...the cost, according to Alberts. "With most programs
costing less than $10,000 per year, it should notplace a great financial burden on hospitals," Alber...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...ion. Smokers were directed to smoking cessation programs
in only 41 percent of theirvisits to the physicians surveyed. According to the MMWR article, physicianadvice is a major motivating factor in a patient's decision to change unhealthybehaviors. Commenting on behalf of the American Heart Associatio...
Enhancing Night Visibility Using UV Technology To Be Tested On Virginia Tech's Smart Road
...ransportation, and federalagencies to come up with programs
to deploy the technology in cars and onroadways," Schroeder says. The research is expected to take 42 months. In addition to the VirginiaTech Center for Transportation Research and the Virginia Transportation ResearchCouncil, research partner...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...Company is engaged in two research and development programs
to expand its product base. The first program, a result of initial research conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, involves the development of analytical instruments which utilize a process referred to as diagnostic kinetics to diagnos...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
...ed more effectivelybecause of Jorgensen's computer programs
range from dementia to diabetes.Scientists recently discovered, for example, that some medications thatbind to a protein called FKBP can stimulate the growth of nerve and braincells, which makes them excellent candidates for treating spinal cordinjur...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...we did." "We strongly believe that if such programs
were adopted statewide, inthe future we would see a reduction of heart disease in North Carolina." The UNC-CH study showed a larger drop in blood fats than previous work,she said, possibly because physical activity among middle-schoolers test...
ACS Industry Pavilion Features Chemistry's Cutting Edge
...rces. Brochures on the Industry Pavilion's programs
and displays are availablein the ACS Press Room, Rm. 202 of the Dallas Convention Center. Note: Attendance at the Pavilion is free to reporters, but a meetingregistration is required for all others....
Is Ritalin As Effective--And As Harmless--As It Could Be?
...and provides educational, science policyand career programs
in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., andColumbus, Ohio....
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...Tung said. Services such as cardiac rehabilitation programs
teachheart disease patients good dietary habits, a...At the very least, this points out a dire need for programs
thatprovide assistance for medication for low-income individuals," Tung said. "Noone should have to ...
Increased Public Access To Defibrillation Could Prove Potentially Cost-Effective And Life-Saving
...cal procedure. "We usually consider health programs
that cost less than $50,000 perquality adjusted life year to be economically attractive," says Nichol. The researchers state in their report that the implementation of PAD forthe lay public could save greater than 4,000 lives and the use of d...
Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China
...government andeducators together. Expanding these programs
will help advance China's publichealth efforts and... health, said Merson, who previously headed global programs
for the WorldHealth Organization on diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory infections andAIDS. The p...
Most People Cant Identify Stroke Symptoms
...er age 75. Dr. Pancioli recommends that education programs
include elderly adults andpromote the message that "stroke is an emergency -- call 911 immediately." Because stroke patients often have an impaired ability to communicate or recognize symptoms themselves, people of all ages who might witness a strok...
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