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

...lsupplement category known as "nutraceuticals" and requiring that they be provensafe before they're sold. That's the view of Dr. Steven H. Zeisel, professor and chairman ofnutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of publichealth and medicine. Zeisel, who says the idea that d...

New data provide further evidence of effectiveness of targeted delivery of Relenza and efficacy in both A&B strains

...st A& B straininfluenza, and reduces complications requiring antibiotics. These are theconclusions from three studies of Relenza (zanamivir), the new anti-flutreatment, being presented to physicians at a major anti-viral conference. The data presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents an...

New biomarker for cervical cancer

...ensive -- $200 to $500 per patient -- andinvasive, requiring examination and painful biopsy," he says. "Given that only asmall percent of minimally abnormal Pap smears result in clinically significantlesions, most of this expense is unnecessary. In addition, depending on the siteof biopsy, results may be misle...

Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds

...ents who had sufferedsome form of coronary disease requiring intensive care. By the end of the study, 38% of patients with OSA had died, compared with only9% of the patients unaffected by apnea. The authors reported that the number ofnocturnal breathing pauses was an independant risk factor for mortality. A r...

Hormone-like gel causes speedier deliveries, study suggests

...lem pregnancies -- the ones requiring induced labor because of a threat to the mother or the child," Samuels said. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that affect body processes such as temperature and metabolis...

Cranfield technology noses ahead

...ns and rank first amongst adult bacterial diseases requiring medical attention. The majority of sufferers are women as the female urethra is shorter than that of the male. By the age of thirty, 20% will have suffered a UTI with many having recurrent episodes. The most common complaint affects the bladder cysti...

New treadmill 'scores' may help physicians better diagnose heart disease

...ed at which the patient walks gradually increases, requiring the body to use more oxygen and the heart to pump harder. Treadmill test results can show if there's a lack of blood supply through the arteries that go to the heart. A diagnosis of heart disease is made by using results of the treadmill test, a...

Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before

...est cavity is cut open and the bones are "spread," requiring a fairly lengthy and often painful recuperation for patients. The robotics bypass surgery leaves the patient with only a tiny scar, and a much faster and less painful recovery time. Robotic bypass surgery will likely become available to a select ...

Brains of those in certain professions shown to have more synapses

...evel category corresponding to skilled occupations requiring more than a high school degree. The researchers examined tissue from the uppermost layers of the prefrontal cortex - an area of thebrain used in complex reasoning - and counted two different types of synapses. They also examined thesame types of syn...

With new long-term care options beckoning, percentage of older Americans in nursing homes is declining, report says

...ecome more narrowly specialized, catering to those requiring the greatest assistance." One result, says Bishop: residents of nursing homes are increasingly older and sicker, as elders with fewer needs seek services elsewhere. The facilities are generally now the choice of only the most severely disabled elde...

From the days of the 'Wild West' to world renown: Medical historian describes the U-M Medical School's first 150 years

...he writes, even as early as the 1870s, "Instead of requiring regurgitation of dusty textbooks and antiquated prescriptions, Michigan medical students were challenged to be active participants in their medical education." He continues, "They were required to understand the biological basis of disease and to re...

Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities

...her to build the final structure. In addition to requiring only one feedback system, Mirkin's nanoplotter has other advantages. It can be automated, it uses a relatively inexpensive tool (an atomic force microscope) that is common in the laboratories of companies and universities, and it works under normal a...

Product design and drug development breakthroughs help the environment

... metals and must be baked in ovens at 1000° F, requiring huge amounts of energy. Scientists with RevTech, Inc., in Edison, N.J., developed the EnvirogluvJ method to label glass and plastic containers in a cost-effective, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient manner. The EnvirogluvJ process applies ...

Oral formulation of antipsychotic offers 'user-friendly' alternative to injections for patients with acute psychosis

... reported in the Risperdal group, with one patient requiring IM haloperidol to manage continued agitation. One patient who received IM haloperidol experienced acute dystonia (abnormal muscle tone). "As the only atypical antipsychotic available in an oral solution, Risperdal provides an important option for ...

New research shows major sleep disturbances overlooked in management of patients with Parkinson's disease

...ntrolled by their previous therapeutic regimen and requiring additional medication. Three groups, using either cabergoline (n=131) or an other dopamine agonist or other non-dopaminergic co-medication as add on, were observed for up to two years. Among the three groups quality of life was best preserved under c...

Direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads get poor grades for educating consumers

...tients for drugs that are not medically indicated, requiring time-consuming re-education by physicians? Or do better-informed patients take less time to treat and counsel? For now, the authors argue that prescription drugs ads should provide better information. "Providing complete and accurate information," th...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, December 5, 2000

...ardia. The procedure reduces the number of attacks requiring emergency hospital or physician visits per year and, though expensive, is cost-effective in comparison to managing the condition with long-term drug therapy or treating the episodes as they occur. * * * Alternative Cancer Therapy Apparently...

Public schools may face shortage of speech-language pathologists

...hapel Hill experts say, is a recent court decision requiring all of the states speech-language pathologists to hold at least a masters degree. "In the past, N.C. schools, which employ about half of all such professionals, countered shortages by hiring individuals with bachelors degrees," said Erin Fraher, assi...

Care of head injuries falls well short of recommendations

... offered specialist neurosurgical care to patients requiring treatment for more than 48 hours. Only two hospitals had designated beds for patients with moderately bad head injuries, and there was little interest or expertise in treating them, the regional audit showed. Immediate and long term rehabilitation wa...

News tips from the care and outcomes meeting

...s six months and a tendency to view the program as requiring a lot of effort. Shiriki K. Kumanyika, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 215-898-2629; skumanyi@cceb.med.upenn.edu . P27 Do women have more adverse outcomes than men following stroke? About 500,000 Americans have a stro...

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