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UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly

...Os. “Compared to other states or model acts proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, North Carolina has less extensive consumer protections in access standards, quality assurance systems, complaint and grievance procedures, data collection and information disclosed to the public...

Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease

... are enhanced over those of formula-fed babies.One proposed mechanism to explain this observation is that certain antibodies inbreast milk may mimic bacterial and viral proteins. Such mimicry would have theeffect of priming the infant immune system to respond more vigorously when laterexposed to actual pathog...

Cardiac Arrests Outside Hospital - Survival Could Be Improved By Better Public Awareness Of Symptoms

...disease. The author also draws attention to the proposed use of "intelligent" defibrillators by policeman, fireman and other lay first responders, such as security guards, airline cabin attendants and voluntary first aiders. Contact: Dr David Lipkin, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free Hospital, London t: ...

Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China

...seases, acute respiratory infections andAIDS. The proposed internship topics for the first year are a study on smokingand mortality in China; an AIDS prevention project; a survey on tetanus innewborn babies in Qinghai Province; a study of nutrition and cardiovasculardisease; and a study measuring the burden ...

Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage, UCSF Study Concludes

...o cost tothe federal government," Kahn said. "The proposed expansion would increase netdrug sales by nearly $200 million, largely because the increase in drug salesvolume more than offsets the price reduction." The UCSF study incorporated several clinical and fiscal calculations, includingestimates of the nu...

'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage

... pool" as an alternativeincentive program to their proposed future delivery market for organs, whichgenerated ...to participate on their own behalf in the formerly proposed futuremarket system. The pair propose the pool be organized as a government-run monopoly tos...

National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants

...of inspection and maintenance_to its failure. The proposed research will examine how: the atoms in the metal...f-based learning.The long-term significance of the proposed research is the dissemination of automated agents suitable for control and optimization in large-sca...

Now Is Time To Design Brain-Saving Drugs Specifically For Children, UCSF Neurologist Says

...ildren. It also might take asystem such as the one proposed a year ago by Jerold Lucey, MD editor of thejournal Pediatrics. He suggested a coordinated network of doctors andresearchers from many disciplines, working like the NIH's Children's CancerGroup. This network would coordinate nationwide research and ...

Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide

...monitor and treat people," says Gopalan. Kalkstein proposed additional "showcase" heat-warning systems for selectedcities during a January 1997 meeting of climate and human health experts inFreiburg, Germany, says Gerd Jendritzky, lead WMO rapporteur for that event.Existing systems clearly demonstrate the val...

T-Cell Memory Finding May Provide Key To Cancer, AIDS Vaccines

... particular invader comes back. Immunologists have proposed two models of this process. One requires twoparallel tracks for cell-killing T lymphocytes. Most of the T cells attack theforeigner then die off soon after victory. But a smaller group of T cells ispreprogrammed to survive and to remember the invader...

Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors

...deadly fast-growing tumors. A decade ago, Folkman proposed that tumors themselves regulate the growth ofblood vessels. One notion was that tumors could produce proteins that wouldtravel through the bloodstream, preventing vessels from growing to any newcancer metastasis. This idea explains what has been obse...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialist Addresses Neonatal Issues At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

...fore, they used"lower-quality" evidence. Their new proposed working definition of neonatal hypoglycemia uses higherplasma glucose levels than the "historic definition" allowed but this definitionmay need to be adjusted as data from higher-grade and larger studies becomeavailable. In addition to having these f...

Keeping Electronic Patient Records Whilst Maintaining Privacy Is Feasible With Appropriate Systems In Place

...inderfields Hospital in Wakefield, writes that the proposed approach to restricting access to electronic patient records may be overly restrictive. He argues that it may deny clinicians the ability to share data, which he says is a missed opportunity, especially when it is perfectly feasible to collect data ...

AAPS Workshop To Explore Individual Bioequivalence

... criterion; Review the motivation for current and proposed criteria, focusing onevidence for/against a Subjec...he current (average) andproposed criteria; Review proposed FDA strategy for moving towards criteria other thanaverage bioequivalence, while focusing on new gui...

How the nose knows

... Weizmann Institute's MolecularGenetics Department proposed that olfactory receptors are"generalists" which have the capacity to bind with several odor molecules.Conversely, each odor molecule can bind with a range of potentialreceptors. The intensity of the binding varies, depending on the quality of thefit....

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a potential future treatment for myasthenia gravis

...the body's own tissues. Several theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism of mucosaltolerance, which is not yet fully understood. The Weizmann scientists haveprovided evidence that in their experimental system, the tolerance works bystimulating a subset of immune T cells present in the mucosa to re...

Immunology experiment aboard historic shuttle mission

...at will run automatically 10 hours after Tuesday's proposed launch.Grants from the Montana Space Grant Consortium, MSU TechLink Center and FisherScientific made the work possible. In less than two minutes, sample cells and fluid will be pumped throughthin capillary-like threads encased in 16 tubes....

UI study finds types of decision-making deficiencies depend on area of brain damage

...D., UI professor andhead of neurology. Damasio had proposed that there is a neural circuit criticalfor processing emotional signals. He predicted that lesions in any elements ofthat circuit would result in defects in decision making. "In essence, damage in either of the two structures (the amygdala and VMFcor...

UNC-CH nutrition expert says nation should regulate some diet supplements

...ds, adoption of GoodManufacturing Practices (rules proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationfor manufa...uffered a complete heart block," hewrote. "The FDA proposed a regulation to limit the amount of ephedrine alkaloidsin dietary supplements (ephedra, Ma Huang) af...

New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke

...ortant unresolved questions" remain. Sullivan, who proposed a link between iron and coronary disease nearly 20 yearsago, says that the evidence accumulated so far seems to support voluntary blooddonation as a means of depleting iron stores in the body. However, he adds,that, "A consensus is urgently needed o...

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