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Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...hich could be effective only in certain countries, say
two Cornell University economists. These findings ...igher or employment prospects better," the authors say
in their paper. Governments should occupy themselves with improving the adult labor market, since it...
Epilepsy Drugs Useful To Treat Alzheimer's, Studies Find
... often the top concernsamong families of patients, say
physicians. "The behavioral disturbances wear care givers down and areone of the main reasons that patients are admitted to acute andlong-term care institutions," says Porsteinsson. "People don'tput their husbands or mothers in nursing homes be...
By Losing (Molecular) Weight, A Clot-Dissolving Drug May Be In Better Shape To
Help People Avoid A Repeat Heart Attack
...oprevent a heart attack or episodes of chest pain, say
scientists. In a study and editorial in today's Ci...rnal of the American HeartAssociation, researchers say
that enoxaparin -- a slimmed-down form of thecommonly used clot-dissolving drug heparin -- could hel...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
Two Simon Fraser University researchers say
a chronic shortage of human organsneeded for transplant in North America could be effectively alleviated throughthe implementation of a traditional "insurance" program. In an article to be published this fall in the Journal of HealthPolitics,...
Paying Attention To High Blood Pressure Programs A Good Investment In Reducing
...he American Heart Association,Japanese researchers say
that not all public health programs are created equal. They found that a more intense, community-integrated program helped people muchmore than a minimally-integrated program. Men exposed to the more aggressiveprograms did a better job of controllin...
Drug Reduces Heart Attack, Death Rates In Patients With Unstable Angina
...ersacknowledge this effect may appear modest, they say
the results are significant,given the magnitude of coronary artery disease worldwide. "From a global perspective, this is a huge clinical problem, with amillion patients presenting to U.S. hospitals each year with unstable angina,and similar ...
New 'Body-Friendly' Fat Substitute
...w dietary fat substitute thatgovernment scientists say
will be good for your heart. The new product, to bemarketed as "Nu-Trim," contains high concentrations of beta-glucans, solublefibers found in oats and barley that are known to lower LDL cholesterol andtotal cholesterol, factors which have been link...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...t demonstratedit, because the drug's label doesn't say
it. "These new findings show that it's cri...s. Because the label on phentermine didn't say
anything about its abilityto inhibit MAO, "people didn't recognize that phentermine had significant ...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...ple with heart disease may not even get that much, say
researchers in areport in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers evaluated the hospital charts of 225 cardiac care unit patients todetermine how physicians at an academic hospital followed the latest NationalCholes...
Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views
...ave to sit in front of a legislative committee and say
this is a good plan,this is a bad plan. I can't do that yet. So, we need to drill down into thisand see what the data are telling us.' ... The Society of Actuaries and theirRFP (request for proposals) was asking similar questions. ... At the end o...
Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops
...e treatedwith nose drops. Researchers in Minnesota say
that the nasal passage holds greatpromise as a conduit for delivering drugs into the brain, as the olfactorysystem provides a direct link between the brain and the outside world. Getting drugs into the brain is one of neuroscience's challenge...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...nts' wishes, according to a new study. Whenparents say
in advance what they want done following delivery,...orth Carolina's largest tertiary care centers, but say
results likelywould be similar at most large U.S. hospitals and neonatal practices. Theyreviewed wha...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...'m just looking forward to having a day when I can say
I felt good all day long." The affliction Microwave ablation is intended for patients who have atrial flutter, a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart tremble or flutter, instead of beating. It causes shortness of breath, and may p...
Neurotransmission Machinery Visualized For The First Time
... of regulatory factors affectingneurotransmission, say
the researchers. "The complex may act sort of like a winch to drive the vesicle down into theneuron's membrane," said Brunger. "Diseases such as tetanus and botulism takeadvantage of the fusion machinery by attacking these ties betweenneurotransmitt...
Doctors' Handwriting Is The Worst
Is a doctor's handwriting really so bad? Yes, say
Ronan Lyons and colleagues based on their study of the handwriting of 92 healthworkers in the Swansea area, published in this week's BMJ. The authors found that even when asked to write a neatly as possible, doctors produce handwriting that is worse...
The European Medicines Evaluation Agency: Open To Criticism
...fidence in the drug licensing system. The authors say
that the present system of withholding information that is deemed to be commercially confidential (sometimes as little as one per cent of the information about a product that the agency holds, is released into the public domain) strengthens manufactu...
Doctors And Patients Should Co-Sign Prescriptions
...doctors are not sure of what patients really want, say
Dr Joe Colllier and Professor Sean Hilton who have written a letter in this week's BMJ. They say
that to resolve this mismatch and improve the chances of treatment success and eliminate waste, pati...
Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease
...y for liver cancer and many other types of tumour, say
two cancerspecialists. Surgery to remove a tumour can prevent cancer spreading throughout thebody. But in some cases, doctors decide not to operate, perhaps because thetumour is too close to an artery or because the patient is too weak to surv...
AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention
...behavior - a conclusion that ought to be verified, say
theauthors. They also observe that evaluation tools covered in academic literaturefrequently don't credit the full value of intervention, often overlooking themultiplier effect: One less infection today translates into more than one caseaverted. The...
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills
...rthe pendulum to swing to the other side and say
the effects aren't there orthey are all environmental." Editors: Lester can be reached at (401) 453-7640....
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