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...xtreme circumstances, by UN Agencies and NGOs. The resources available for humanitarian action, however, are almost never enough." Commenting that resource and political constraints are the main barriers to the provision of humanitarian aid in Angola, he concludes: "Reform of the UN is important, and serious ...

Medication effective in treating children with autism

...dy network enabled five universities to pool their resources and locate a large number of children with the same conditions and carry out a protocol in a uniform way," said Aman, a professor of psychology and psychiatry in Ohio State's Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. "The...

Other highlights in the August 7 issue of JNCI

...er. The patients had similar access to health care resources and treatment. The researchers found no differences in disease-free survival or overall survival at five years between the African-American and Caucasian patients in the study. However, Caucasian patients experienced statistically significantly mo...

Cause for massively enlarged spleens in tropical countries

...and management of this disorder, particularly when resources are limited"....

Sites chosen for public-private Osteoarthritis Initiative

...c-private partnership that will bring together new resources and commitment to help find biological and structural markers (biomarkers) for development and progression of this joint disease. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the major cause of activity limitation and physical disa...

Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security

... children and garnering the emotional and physical resources needed to support their families. However, these efforts take a physical and emotional toll." The researchers also studied how all the families coped with seeking employment, fulfilling welfare work requirements and trying to maintain their family's...

Occupational therapy is cost effective, significantly improves quality of life for seniors

...ective and a much better use of scarce health care resources than many other interventions routinely prescribed... together multi-disciplinary academic and clinical resources from USC and design a highly-successful, important collaborative project." "The research results hig...

Cancer revealed: New $10M grant establishes cancer imaging center

... the strengths derived from pooling our scientific resources and expertise. This center grant will leverage our two institutions' capabilities in a way that will help both the state and the field of cancer research and treatment." Among the many techniques the center's scientists will test is an approach that...

Study finds dramatic decline in physical activity among African-American and white girls

...fied in this study could help prioritize education resources and guide prevention efforts. Eva Obarzanek, Ph.D., research nutritionist, NHLBI, is available to comment on the study and the problem of obesity and low levels of physical activity in youth. To interview Dr. Obarzanek, call the NHLBI Communication...

Benefit of public defibrillators is marginal

...s in 72 sites across England and Wales. Additional resources for wide scale coverage of public access defibrillators are probably not justified by the marginal improvement in survival, they conclude....

Study finds outbreak of Cipro web sites followed anthrax outbreak

...oth a federal and state issue, but neither has the resources or adequate legal authority to act quickly enough," said Lurie. "The problem is that feds have largely deferred to the states but the states have not filled the regulatory vacuum." Tsai said he was inspired to undertake the research project after s...

Exhaustion's effect on blood increases heart attack risk

...mental state people reach when their stress coping resources have stretched to the limit and have broken down, according to the study, led by Rob van Diest, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Van Diest and colleagues compared blood samples fr...

Council tax could be used to measure health status

...tus, enabling policy makers to allocate heath care resources more efficiently to those most in need. Health sta...io-economic status could help the NHS allocate its resources more effectively and ultimately reduce the differences in health between rich and poor. With this in...

Stanford researcher to find cure for widespread Celiac disease

... strategy has been launched, it will use available resources to promote basic research that might lead to fundamentally new insights into the disease, and to improve technologies for detecting new patients of this seriously under-diagnosed disease....

Fred Hutchinson receives $12.7 million to lead prostate-cancer consortium

...e of SPORE-funded research cores that will provide resources and expertise in a variety of areas: administration, bioinformatics, biostatistics, specimen collection and tissue banking, and clinical-trial design, recruitment and management. Below are the cores and their leaders: Leadership and administrative c...

HIV infection rate and risky behavior decline amoung injection drug users in Baltimore

... were associated with increased social support and resources to help avoid or reduce high-risk behavior. "These trends reflect, in part, the response to a concerted public health effort to prevent HIV infection among drug users and the response to the risk of acquiring HIV by drug-using populations," said Ken...

Visual inspection: A low-tech tool for reducing cervical cancer rates

...ation, low national HIV prevalence and minimal lab resources of the kind needed for Pap smears. The country has identified cervical cancer as a key public health problem and is implementing a pilot program with visual inspection as an alternative screening strategy....

Cardiac MRI provides new 3-D images of beating heart

...gy. The center will devote about 40 percent of its resources to research, including basic research to improve the detection of salvageable heart tissue, research to improve imaging technology and clinical trials that use MRI to determine how new therapies affect heart function. For Kim, being able to distingui...

United States to host World Sight Day celebration October 10

...ion that leads international efforts in mobilizing resources for blindness prevention activities. IAPB works collaboratively with more than 26 national and international organizations to advance its mandate of combating avoidable blindness. "Eighty percent of the world's blindness is preventable, and that is ...

U-M Bioterrorism Preparedness Initiative gets $1 million from CDC

... for bioterrorism threats and events and give them resources they can tap in times of crisis. Rosemarie Rowney, formerly of the Oakland County Health Department and now a U-M School of Nursing lecturer, directs the training efforts....

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