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Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women

...rent inlanguage and some sociocultural traditions, shares many similarities with theUnited States as a major Western industrialized country. Until recently the incidence of smoking-related diseases among women inFrance was relatively low and female mortality accounted for only 3.7 percent ofall toba...

$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations

...illiamGates Sr., foundation director. "Our family shares Columbia's vision of raisingthe standards of maternal care in developing countries. Dr. Rosenfield and his team here at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health are doing great work tobuild a program that will put in place permanently the resource...

Duke/Novalon researchers identify potential mechanism behind tamoxifen resistance in breast cancers

... Already, he said he is testing a new drug that shares some of theproperties of estrogen and tamoxifen but poses fewer risks and side effects.Even if that new drug comes to the forefront, McDonnell said tamoxifen willremain a front-line defense against breast cancer because it is a "tried andtrue" treatm...

How alcohol may harm your baby's brain

...r an associated chromosomal abnormality." But FAS shares both physical andneurological markers with other developmental and neurological disorders, sheexplained, which often makes FAS difficult to identify. West said that researchers are still trying to figure out the mechanisms of howalcohol affects fetal...

Whiplash debilitating, yet often ignored, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association

...nt are worthwhile." In the JACA article, Dr. Croft shares seven ways to minimize pain and suffering before, during, and after a whiplash accident. Shop for a Safer Car Before you buy your next car, compare vehicle structural design, vehicle size and weight, and restraint systems -- belts, airbags, head rest...

Newspaper science editor wins top chemistry reporting award

...hooked on science, an enthusiasm he now skillfully shares with others. Longtime colleague, reporter Charles Petit, of U.S. News & World Report , hasnoted of Perlman: "Science at a newspaper can mean any story with wordsending in -ology or -itis; or simply having more syllables than editors liketo see. Dav...

UPenn Cancer Center receives two-year $500,000 grant from Lance Armstrong Foundation to establish cancer survivorship program

...at will serve as a model for the nation." The LAF shares the Cancer Center's vision. "The mission of the Lance Armstrong Foundation is to help people manage and survive cancer," said Howard Chalmers, president and CEO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. "Our goals are to reduce the presence of cancer on thi...

Methadone promotes HIV infection in cell culture

...immune cells. Methadone is a synthetic opiate that shares many biological and chemical properties with morphine and heroin. "Because methadone has been shown to reduce human immune responses, we decided to study its effects on HIV infection of human immune cells," said Wen-Zhe Ho, M.D., an immunology resear...

Researchers identify for the first time proteins vital to maintaining nervous system architecture

... even though it is a primitive organism because it shares enough characteristics of human biology to be of value for understanding basic life processes. Its fertilized egg goes through cell divisions that have been well characterized until becoming a 959-celled adult worm. The nervous system consists of app...

Alcohol preferences among pregnant Native and African American urban women

...U.S. states and regions have very different market shares of lighter versus heavier alcohol-content malt and wine products," said Tom Greenfield, Center director at the Alcohol Research Group. "This study, though small, is absolutely critical. It reinforces the fact that beverage-specific differences seen...

Worksite program to stop smoking among blue-collar workers yields notable success

... approach "conveys a sense that company management shares workers' concerns about their health and is willing to do its part to help workers lead healthier lives," Sorensen explains. "It addresses the broader priorities and concerns that workers have about their health." As for the lack of increase in con...

Experts meet to challenge approaches of testing and developing cancer treatments

...ion of novel oncology therapies. Although cancer shares characteristics of other life-threatening chronic diseases, it is often called a different disease and thereby can follow different clinical trial protocols, said Dr. Carl Peck, workshop co-chairman and director of Georgetowns Center for Drug Develop...

Couple carries research links to the limit

...ration devices were awarded a U.S patent that Jeff shares with some of his colleagues. "We're looking at ways to improve measurement precision. The XRF method is used to measure occupationally and environmentally exposed populations. There's been some thought given to using this method to measure lead level...

Innovative Canadian companies receive funding to improve air quality

...and the United Kingdom. NOVA Chemicals Corporation shares trade on the Toronto and New York exchanges under the trading symbol NCX. The Alberta Research Council Inc. develops and commercializes technologies to give clients a competitive advantage. A leader in innovation, ARC provides solutions globally to t...

Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress

...will still burden many of these couples with large shares of their incomes devoted to paying for drugs." Beneficiaries living on $10,000 to $20,000 annually are less likely than those in either lower or higher income groups to have prescription drug coverage; they also spend more out of their own pockets f...

Hopkins' Peter Agre receives 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry

...to all living organisms. Agre (pronounced AHG-ray) shares this year's prize with Roderick MacKinnon, a Rockefeller University scientist who determined the spatial structure of cell membrane channels that control passage of salts. The discovery of the water channel, dubbed "water pore" or aquaporin, ushered ...

Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic syndrome linked to inherited birth disorder

...ayo Clinic for evaluation of a known syndrome that shares some of the traits with the new syndrome. This new syndrome has not yet been named, but it was often misdiagnosed as the DiGeorge syndrome -- which has many of the same symptoms. Yet this syndrome is genetically distinct. Of the 653 patients studied,...

U of MN receives $1 million technology grant to expand assisted living services for the elderly

...ses of network technologies. The organization then shares the lessons learned from theses projects to ensure the benefits are broadly distributed across the country, especially in rural and underserved communities....

NIA statement on IOM testosterone report

...have extreme deficiencies of this hormone. The NIA shares the IOM Committee's concern about minimizing the risk and protecting those participating in clinical trials of testosterone therapy. Therefore, we will do our utmost to adhere to the Committee's recommendations regarding the safety of trial participa...

Experimental drugs reduce neuron death in rats following insulin shock

...ive biochemical pathway triggered by insulin shock shares some similarities to pathways that damage heart and brain cells as a result of heart attack and stroke. From his previous work and that of other investigators, Swanson knew that PARP inhibitors -- which block the action of PARP, an enzyme that floods...

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