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Dobson Must Quit Denial Of Rationing

...op the way we think about rationing, which in turn reinforces the case for more debate. He believes that rationing decisions, no matter who they are made by, should have to pass the test of being reasonable (whereby most people would regard them as being relevant and fair, without necessarily agreeing with the...

Study Shows That Pediatricians Play Crucial Role In Violence Prevention

...ate TVand make it reality." The study also reinforces that health care providers, while influential,don't work in a vacuum, Barkin said."Physicians reinforce positive messages that children get elsewhere," Barkinsaid. "The role of the physician must be supported by community leaders andparents." The s...

Tobacco chewers quit after "teachable moment" in dental chair

...shows that giving patients something tangible that reinforces thehygienist's message that smokeless tobacco use has harmful oral effects givesthem the means to follow through with their quit attempt," says Andrews. Theresults of the study appear in the current issue of the Annals of BehavioralMedicine. The sci...

First NIH clinical trial for interstitial cystitis begins

...ifferentaspects of IC. In some patients, ElmironR reinforces the bladder lining,usually a barrier to urine's toxicity. ElmironR is the only oral drug approvedby the Food and Drug Administration for IC. AtaraxR is an antihistamine thatreduces the activity of mast cells, which may cause bladder inflammation an...

Pain, itself, elicits pain relief, and does so through 'reward' pathway

...ger,quenching thirst or having sex, and it thereby reinforces these evolutionarilyimportant drives. However, the circuit also responds to drugs of abuse, such asheroin, cocaine, amphetamine and nicotine, which seem to hijack the circuitry,altering the behavior of its neurons. The nucleus accumbens is the engine...

Education may help the fight against high blood pressure

...t in health benefits for theirchildren. The study reinforces the message that education is important," saysWilson. Researchers do not have an explanation for the findings, however, co-authorWendy L. Kliewer, Ph.D., published a study last year that found that children ofmore educated mothers were more likely to...

New study shows link between sex and violence among N.C. high school males

... involvementfrom 1995 to 1997," DuRant said. "This reinforces to me that we need to workwith the whole teen, addressing all key problem behaviors to be successful inreducing pregnancy and overall teen high-risk behaviors."...

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships

...cular disease and breast cancer. The grant further reinforces the strong ties between the universities that have helped to produce breakthroughs enhancing their reputations as world leaders in scientific and medical research. "The fact that Pittsburgh will become the home to one of only five such centers to be ...

Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs

...s to the pathway could interrupt the learning that reinforces addiction. "Our research provides evidence that drugs able to block the sensitizing effects of alcohol may be useful in the treatment of alcohol addiction," says Rosana Camarini, PhD, post-doctoral researcher at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research...

New evidence suggests reconsidering causes and treatments for schizophrenia

... diminished cholinergic activity. Tandon says this reinforces their supposition that sleep abnormalities in schizophrenia - like positive symptoms - are reliant on the balance of cholinergic and other transmitters, primarily those of the dopaminergic system. As cholinergic activity is suppressed, there is an in...

Undercooked meat is chief cause of parasite infection in pregnancy

... St George's Hospital and Medical School in London reinforces the need for preventative strategies "to reduce the infectivity of meat products." He believes that "current health education may benefit from focus and refinement, concentrating on the principal risk factors at the expense of less important issues"...

New program shown to help heart attack patients get the best care

...g therapies, lifestyle changes, and follow-up plan reinforces the importance of all those strategies," he says. "It helps them understand why they're going home on a certain drug, or why a certain diet or lifestyle is important, and it increases the likelihood that they'll actually follow those kinds of recomme...

Not all allergy tests are created equal, study suggests

... inadequate tests," she said. "It also reinforces the idea that there needs to be a standard method for detecting allergies."...

Children remain alert and ready to learn when taking over-the-counter antihistamines that make adults drowsy

...n the May 2001 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, reinforces a growing realization that children often respond quite differently from adults to the same drugs. "Kids are not just small versions of adults. Their physiology is different," said Bruce Bender, Ph.D., head of pediatric behavioral health at National ...

PET scan results change patient management for sixty percent of breast cancer patients

...avor of reimbursement for recurrent breast cancer, reinforces the role and the importance of PET in the disease management and treatment planning of women with breast cancer, Czernin stated. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be approximately 193,706 new cases of invasive breast cancer ...

Study shows no benefit to home uterine monitoring

... England Journal of Medicine, reinforces the results of earlier clinical studies that found ambulatory monitors were no better at detecting premature birth than were many other diagnostic too...

U-M Medical School complementary and alternative medicine curriculum an interdisciplinary model

...so committed to rigorous scientific investigation, reinforces thefundamental importance of the healing relationship shared between physician and patient," Warber says. Critical to the success of the new CAM program is multidisciplinary faculty development. The faculty scholars program will create a CAM instruc...

Alcohol preferences among pregnant Native and African American urban women

...s study, though small, is absolutely critical. It reinforces the fact that beverage-specific differences seen among at-risk subgroups are large and 'clinically significant' in terms of their impact on the doses consumed and the subsequent FAS risks. Kaskutas has added to a small but important literature argui...

Cigarette ads target youth, violating $250 billion 1998 settlement

...ted but has selectively increased." "This finding reinforces the need to consider a ban against tobacco advertising in magazines like the bans in existence for TV, radio and billboards," added Garfield. The time may be ripe. Although Brown and Williamson has maintained its magazine advertising, both Philip M...

Input from youth is crucial in promoting adolescent health

... interests of the youth participants. Our analysis reinforces the notion that in our efforts to promote adolescent health, its essential to involve the adolescents themselves. On a larger scale, this assessment mirrors the findings of other articles within this journals theme issue, which highlights the import...

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