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Program Provides Treatment For Prison-Released HIV-Positive Women

...ercent within 12 months. For comparison, arandomly selected group of 41 HIV-positive women at the state prison who werenot in the program had recidivism rates of 27 percent within six months and 39percent within one year. Forty-one HIV-negative women who had release dates andcharges that matched those of part...

UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly

...ciated with HMOs over time. make data comparing selected aspects of competing health plans available to consumers. improve the due process requirement. give the N.C. Department of Insurance broader power to ensure quality of services. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J. supporte...

"Super Aspirin" Holds Long-Term Benefits For Some Patients Who Undergo Balloon Angioplasty

...ble effect on long-term outcome and survival in selected patients treated with ReoPro™. In an editorial that accompanies the study, David L. Fischman, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of cardiology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and associate director, card...

New Test May Improve Treatment Of Kidney Disease

...n the Journal of Clinical Pharmacologyrecently was selected bythe American College of Clinical Pharmacology as the most promising article ofthe past year. William A. Briggs, M.D., associate professor of nephrology, was principalinvestigator. Briggs, of Timonium, Md., will be presented with the college's...

Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan

...ormation. The $1 million project, which debuts at selected areas around Michigan throughout October, was funded by proceeds from the state tobacco tax. The highly interactive system is the first health-related project of its kind in the nation. The Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project calls for about ...

Study Finds Incidence Of Stroke Over 40 Percent Higher Than Previously Stated Figures

..." Broderick says that this population was selected for the University ofCincinnati study, because it is more representative of the racial and economicdiversity of the United States. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke study, funded by NINDS,counted the number of people who had su...

Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs

...e is "a strong argument for using statin therapyin selected patients at very high risk," Grundy says. Overall, the three reports send an important message that the statin drugs cansaves lives and that more individuals with heart disease need to take them, hesays. "Most coronary heart disease patients whose LD...

V. Craig Jordan Will Present Results Of Raloxifene Breast Cancer Study At American Society For Clinical Oncology Meeting

... second breast cancers. In 1993 Jordan was selected to receive the prestigious Cameron Prizefrom the University of Edinburgh. He has also received major scientific awardsfrom the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society forPharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the Sir Jo...

New Radiation Procedure Targets Liver Malignancies

...ssue as possible. For each patient a dose is then selected which should maximize the potential benefit of radiation without exceeding an estimated 10 percent chance of developing radiation-induced liver disease. At this point, 21 patients have been treated this way. The average radiation dose was significan...

18 Millionth Chemical Substance Entered In World's Largest Database Of ChemicalInformation

...llionth substance was registered on June 15, 1998, selected from aWorld Intellectual Property Organization patent application of April 30, 1998from Merck & Co., Inc. Chemical Abstracts Service is a division of the American Chemical Society, theworld's largest scientific society, with a membership of more than...

Voluntary HIV Counseling And Testing Reduce Risk Behavior In Developing Countries

...Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.The researchers selected 3120 individuals and 586 couples responding toadvertisements about the study. These participants were then randomly assignedto receive either counseling/testing services or "standard health information"consisting of videotaped information about sexua...

Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education

.... The 219 full-term infants used as controls were selected randomly from live births at the hospital during the same period. Children's Hospital has one of the oldest groups of survivors of extreme prematurity. A neonatologist at Children's developed lung surfactant and physicians in Buffalo have used ...

Many Gay Men Infected With HIV Are Opting To Delay Treatment, Despite Availability Of Drugs

...Research results showed 56 percent of 500 randomly selected HIV-infected mensurveyed in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco--the cities withthe largest gay communities in the United States--were using multiple-drugtherapy consisting of a protease inhibitor in combination with otheranti-retrovira...

Three INEEL Inventions Win International Recognition

...ockheed Martin IdahoTechnologies Company have been selected as winners of prestigious Research andDevelopment 100 Awards. Three groups of researchers were selected for the honorfrom only 100 awards presented internationally. The winning Idaho National Engineering ...

Anti-Depressants: Miracle Drugs Or Placebos With A Buzz?

... ofunrepresentative, inconsistently anderroneously selected articles arbitrarily analyzed by an obscure, misleadingeffect size." Dr. Klein found fault with almost every aspect of the article,including the fact that it is a meta-analysis, pointing to a recent study thatcompared meta-analyses with large clinic...

Epilepsy Drug Found To Stop Cocaine's Effects In Animals

...ical, biomedical andenvironmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory isoperated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research managementcompany, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy....

Remembering Your Medications: Older Are Wiser

...d with moderately severe rheumatoid arthritis. "We selected that illness because we expected medication adherence to be verygood," says Park. "Taking the medications commonly prescribed leads to realrelief from pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. And that gives people a strongmotivation to take medications...

Novel Imaging Agent Developed By Penn Researchers Provides Insight Into Brain's Message Delivery System

...tion, research, and qualitypatient care. Penn was selected as the winner of the 1998 National QualityHealth Care Award, one of the industry's most prestigious honors. Inaddition, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) ranked among thenation's best in many key specialties by US News & World Rep...

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grant To Fight Leukemia Recurrence

...introduce human genes into thecell. The genes are selected for their ability to generate an immune responsetoward cancer cells. The cultured cells then would be crippled by radiation - the cells will not die,but will lose the ability to reproduce. After patients complete a standardregime of chemotherapy, th...

UCSF AIDS Research Center Receives Major New Grant From NIH

...the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All CFARs selected for the awards are based at leading AIDS researchinstitutions around the country. The UCSF Center, headquartered at SanFrancisco General Hospital, will receive $5.76 million over the next four years. The award will support ongoing UCSF work in the b...

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